Johanna Jobin, Director of Corporate Responsibility; EMD Millipore
As the Head of Corporate Responsibility & Community Affairs, Johanna Jobin leads EMD Millipore's corporate responsibility efforts, including the vision and strategic direction for environmental and social responsibility. Her responsibilities center around strengthening the division's business performance by embedding sustainability into key business practices and driving and upholding a culture of change. Key programs she manages include the division's greenhouse gas management and energy strategy, Design for Sustainability, community affairs and engagement, and reporting activities. Ms. Jobin also supports the Merck Group's Corporate Responsibility activities.
Prior to joining the former Millipore Corporation in 2008, she served as a Management Consultant, working with public and private sector clients in developing and implementing EHS and sustainability management systems. She received her Master of Environmental Management degree, with a certificate in Energy and Environment, from Duke University and is also an ISO 14001 trained auditor.
She is involved in a number of sustainability related organizations, and is currently President of the New England Chapter of the National Association for EHS & Sustainability Management (NAEM). She also serves on the City of Cambridge Climate Protection Action Committee and is a Board member of “e” inc., an organization focused on environmental and STEM education for children.
Ray Sharples, Manager, Product Stewardship, Medical Devices and Diagnostics; Johnson & Johnson
Ray Sharples is Manager, Product Stewardship of the Medical Devices and Diagnostics (MD&D) sector of Johnson and Johnson. In this role, Ray supports eight MD&D Johnson and Johnson businesses on Product Stewardship and Sustainability issues. He has worked for Johnson and Johnson since 2007 in the Consumer and Medical sectors in the Environmental, Health, Safety and Sustainability (EHS&S) organization.
Mr. Sharples has more than 13 years of experience in EHS&S in the Pharmaceutical and Consumer Healthcare Industry including a position at Pfizer Consumer Healthcare from 2001 to 2007. Prior to that, he worked as an Environmental Consultant for both Government Agencies and Private Industry.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Earth Science from Kean University.
Lanita Stevens, Manager, Product Stewardship & Sustainability; United States Gypsum Corp.
Lanita Stevens is manager, Product Stewardship & Sustainability for USG Corporation (USG). USG is North America's leading producer and distributor of gypsum wallboard, joint compound and a vast array of related products for the construction and remodeling industries. In her current role, Lanita is responsible for managing sustainable product certification initiatives, including low-emitting, Life Cycle Assessments and Environmental Product Declaration development.
Lanita holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from California State University, Sacramento and an M.S. in Environmental Management from the Illinois Institute of Technology. Prior to USG she worked as an environmental manager for Mobil Chemical Company and Waste Management, Inc.
In addition to NAEM, Lanita is a member of the Air & Waste Management Association, International Society of Sustainability Professionals and the ASTM E.60 Committee on Sustainability.