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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Board on Environmental Change and Society
Board on Environmental Change and Society
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education

Board on Environmental Change and Society


Staff Listing 

Toby Warden, Ph.D., Board Director, 202-334-3453
Jennifer A. Heimberg, Senior Program Officer, (202) 334-3293
Heather Kreidler, Associate Program Officer, (202) 334-1326
Tina M. Latimer
, Program Coordinator (202) 334-3218
Mary Ghitelman, Senior Program Assistant (202) 334-1654


Mailing Address

Board on Environmental Change and Society

The Keck Center of the National Academies

500 Fifth Street, NW

Washington, DC 20001


Fax: 202-334-3751

Staff Biographies (alphabetical)  


Staff Mary Ghitelman Mary Ghitelman, Senior Program Assistant

Mary Ghitelman is Senior Program Assistant for the Board on Environmental Change and Society, the Committee on Population, and the Board on Children, Youth, and Families in the Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. She has been with the Academies since April of 2015. Previous to that, she worked on temporary assignments with the Academies as well as the National Academy of Education. She is a Maryland native who ended up in Wisconsin for her higher education— Mary received a B.A. in psychology from Beloit College.
Jenny Heimberg Jennifer A. Heimberg, Ph.D., Senior Program Officer

Jennifer A. Heimberg is a senior program officer within the Division of Earth and Life Sciences (DELS). She has been at the National Academies since 2011, working for the Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board. Within the NRSB, she has focused on nuclear security, nuclear detection capabilities, and environmental management issues. Dr. Heimberg has directed studies and workshops related to nuclear proliferation, nuclear terrorism, and the management of nuclear wastes. Prior to the Academies, she worked as a program manager at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory for nearly 10 years. While at APL she established and grew its nuclear security program with the Department of Homeland Security’s Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO). She received a B.S. in physics from Georgetown University, a B.S.E.E. from Catholic University, and a Ph.D. in physics from Northwestern University.
Heather Breiner Heather Kreidler, Associate Program Officer

Heather Kreidler is an Associate Program Officer for the Board on Environmental Change and Society and the Board on Human-Systems Integration. She started at the Academies in 2008, and her work has included studies and workshops on wide-ranging topics including public health, nutrition and dietary guidance, and issues facing children, youth, and families. Recently she has been working on environmental topics, including a study on social and behavioral science knowledge and its application to meteorology, weather forecasting, and hazard preparedness. Prior to the Academies, Heather worked at a commercial real estate company where she researched and managed rooftop communication infrastructures. Heather received a B.S. in business management from Kutztown University in Pennsylvania and her M.S. in Environmental Science and Policy from George Mason University..
TinaLatimer2 Tina M. Latimer, Program Coordinator

Tina M. Latimer is the Program Coordinator for the Committee on Law and Justice, Committee on Population, Board on Environmental Change and Society, and Board on Human-Systems Integration. Tina joined the CLAJ staff in the spring of 2014 after 19 years of experience working in law firms as an Office Manager and Executive Legal Secretary. She also worked as a staff assistant to the U.S. Congressional Subcommittee on Commerce, Consumer Protection and Competitiveness. Through these experiences, she developed excellent skills in managing the overall administrative and logistical procedures in a busy environment. She is responsible for coordinating the reporting requirements, administrative functions and logistical support for CLAJ and the project committees. She supervises the Program Assistants for all projects, provides support to the Board Director and ensures the smooth implementation of DBASSE and NRC procedures. She is currently pursuing a B.S. in criminology and criminal justice from the University of Maryland.
Toby Warden Toby Warden, Ph.D., Board Director

Toby Warden is the director for the Board on Environmental Change and Society (BECS) and the Board on Human-Systems Integration (BOHSI). Dr. Warden is returning to the Academies after a 2-year period as Director of Scientific Administration for the Department of Neurological Sciences and Assistant Professor at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, spearheading strategic planning efforts to foster research collaboration. At the Academies previously, she began in 2009 as a study director on climate change and weather related activities with the Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate. She joined BOHSI in 2011 as a study director, and later associate board director, working on a number of activities related to worker safety, safety culture, systems design and organizational performance. She holds a Ph.D. in Social Ecology with an emphasis on Environmental Analysis and Design from the University of California, Irvine. A member of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society she also holds a certificate in Business Fundamentals from HBX/Harvard Business School.




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