Director: Shar Samy, PhD
Program Operations Manager: Glen Abel
Research Scientist: Jacqui Ahmad
Research Scientist: Luke Moser
Research Scientist: Christine Olson
Research Scientist: Catherine Signoretty
In early 2018, Shar was appointed as the Director (combined role) for EHL and TOAC. Shar has years of experience managing complex analytical chemistry services in the private-sector and previously worked with the EPA Office of Research Development as a Research Fellow. He has enjoyed applying extensive field/laboratory experience to achieve project goals for multiple public agencies and looks forward to contributing to the DEOHS community. You may see him on the trail, slopes, or river, but if you would like to learn more about EHL/TOAC, send an email.
Program Operations Manager
Glen joined EHL/TOAC in early 2022. Before that, he worked for DEOHS as a research scientist and lab manager for almost two decades studying neurogenesis and neurotoxicology.
Jacqui joined the lab over 20 years ago and has contributed to the success of many projects with advancements in sample prep and instrument applications.
Luke studied chemistry at the University of Montana and comes to EHL/TOAC with a background in analytical chemistry from working in the Cannabis testing industry. He loves good music, good food and drink, and playing outside.
Christine attended Penn State University where she studied chemistry and forensic science. She has experience in the private sector with data review for drug testing and monitoring.
Catherine got her degree in Chemistry at the University of Jussieu, Paris, France. Yes, France is her native country and she still has the accent and a bizarre attitude that she cannot lose. She worked in the environmental field with multiple commercial companies for a few years before joining EHL/TOAC in 2013. Catherine loves to be outside hiking, camping, skiing, canoeing, you name it. She is also very fond of the 3 F's (family, friends, and food...especially wine).