Our chairpersons from across the globe from two of our most significant professional bodies will meet and discuss the skills we need to assess Indoor Air Quality risks in built environments!

There is a distinct difference between the Indoor Environmental Professional and the Occupational Hygienist in the way we approach and assess Indoor Air Quality and Mould. Our presenters will be speaking on the background to these assessments, how we assess exposure and how we look at the bigger picture.

Speaker Overview

We are very excited to welcome our speakers for the event:

Jay M. Stake – IAQA President 

Jay is the Owner of J. & J. Consultants established in 1996. The business initially focused on construction management; however, over the past 20/plus years the focus evolved to indoor air quality assessment and consultation.  In 2006, Jay became President of Structural Sciences, Inc. (SSI), which focuses on serving the relocation industry. With a network of 300+ inspectors.

Over the past forty/plus years, Jay’s professional life, after college, centered around the construction industry in a variety of ways:

  • Crisis Management Specialist for a national contractor lumber yard;
  • Owner and Manager of a Manufacturer of Division 10 architectural products;
  • Real Estate Investor and Trainer;
  • Certified RRP Training Provider for the State of North Carolina;
  • Indoor Air Quality Consultant: assisting homeowners, contractors, property managers, real estate agents, municipalities, commercial property, relocation industry, etc., on how to achieve a healthy and safe indoor environment.

For nine and a-half years, Jay established and facilitated a weekly real estate group. The purpose was to educate, train and network with investors and real estate professionals for the goal of growing profitable businesses.  Additionally, Jay has provided training to indoor environmentalists and renovators. With a sound foundation of construction, as well as, knowledge of the indoor air quality arena, Jay has a unique background to his consultative role.

As a community-based business, charitable causes have always been part of Jay’s activities.  He has been involved with non-profits with life challenged children; spearheading donation-drives; and, providing housing for Veterans.

In 1998, Jay became a member of the IAQA and has been actively involved in the association:  attending the annual conferences; serving on a variety of the committees; being a member of the Board of Directors; and in 2018 being elected as President of the association.  Other memberships include: EIA, NEHA and ASHRAE

Andrew Orfanos Immediate Past-President of the Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists (AIOH)

Andrew is a full member of the AIOH, a certified Occupational Hygienist and the immediate Past-President of the Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists.

Andrew recently moved into private consulting, having set up his own consultancy; Advanced Occupational Health & Hygiene Solutions in 2019.

Prior to this Andrew spent 9 years as the National Occupational Health & Hygiene Specialist for Caltex Petroleum Australia Pty Ltd, two years in the role of Corporate Occupational Health & Hygiene Manager at BHP Billiton and 5 years at Zinifex as Senior Occupational Hygienist at the Port Pirie Lead Smelter.

Andrew spent his formative Hygiene years at the Collaborative Research Centre in Occupational Health & Safety, University of Adelaide in a number of roles including laboratory analyst, tutor, Occupational Hygienist and Technical Advice Coordinator, providing consultancy services to South Australian state emergency services & government agencies.