Nancy is a toxicologist with over 20 years of experience in marine biology, human health toxicology, risk assessment, and sediment and water quality assessment. At Windward, she leads a variety of human health and ecological risk assessment activities, primarily at US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Superfund sites. For more than a decade, Nancy has been involved in risk assessment related to contaminated aquatic environments. She has developed innovative risk assessment approaches related to seafood safety, aquatic contamination, environmental modeling, and human health toxicology—all of which have proven useful to regulatory agencies, consultants, and academics. In addition, she provides advice to clients regarding how changes in the fish consumption rates used in the Pacific Northwest may affect water and sediment quality standards.
Nancy is the author of numerous peer-reviewed articles related to fish consumption, bioaccumulation modeling, and human health risk assessment. She is member of the editorial board for Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management and of the Association of Washington Businesses Water Quality Committee/Model Toxics Control Act (MTCA) Task Force, and has spoken at the Environmental Law Education Center, American Association of Public Works, and Legal Seminars International on the impacts of changes in fish consumption rates on water quality criteria and National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits.
In her spare time, Nancy enjoys doing anything outdoors with her husband and their two energetic boys, including tidepooling, hiking, building snow caves, collecting rocks, bird watching, playing soccer, and fishing.