AIHA Names Three New Distinguished Fellows

The Fellows are nominated and recognized by their peers for their extraordinary contributions to the IH/OEHS profession.

Today, AIHA announced its selection of three new Fellows—Association members nominated and recognized by their peers for their extraordinary contributions to the industrial hygiene and occupational and environmental health and safety (IH/OEHS) profession. They will be recognized during the AIHA Mark of Excellence Awards Ceremony later in the year.

“The Fellows designation recognizes a small group of members’ extraordinary service to the organization and the professional practice of industrial hygiene,” said Kathleen Murphy, CIH, AIHA past president and current chair of the Awards and Fellows Nominating Committee. “Every year, the Nominating Committee is tasked with making a difficult selection from a list of excellent nominees.”

AIHA Fellows are recognized by the abbreviation FAIHA included among their list of credentials. The newly selected 2021 fellows are comprised of the following distinguished members:

Daniel H. Anna, PhD, CIH, CPS, FAIHA, who was nominated by Cheryl DuBois, CIH, has been a member of AIHA since 1992 and an active supporter of the Association and the IH/OEHS profession throughout his career. His commitment is demonstrated by his service as the 2015-2016 AIHA Board President; his editorship of the third and fourth editions of The Occupational Environment: Its Evaluation, Control, and Management; and his previous membership to the AIHA Protective Clothing and Equipment Committee. For 15 years, Anna impacted and inspired young IH/OEHS professionals through his professorship at Millersville University. Currently, he is senior industrial hygienist at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory.

Curtis Hintz, CIH, CSP, CSP, FAIHA, was nominated by Cheryl DuBois, CIH, on behalf of the AIHA Protective Clothing and Equipment Committee. Earning his CIH in 1988 and his CSP in 1993, Curtis Hintz went on to serve as a technical and management leader for Dow Chemical Company for 24 years, most recently as the corporate subject matter expert on personal protective equipment and respiratory protection. He has been an active member of AIHA for over 35 years, on both the national and local levels, as an officer, volunteer committee member, and donor to the American Industrial Hygiene Foundation. Hintz has contributed to IH/OEHS education through his instruction of AIHce EXP educational sessions and professional development courses, authorship of several Synergist articles, and membership to the AIHA Protective Clothing and Equipment Committee.

David P. Kelly, FAIHA, was nominated by Robert Nocco, MS, DABT, CIH, CSP, RRPT, on behalf of the AIHA Emergency Response and Planning Committee. Starting as a research laboratory technician in 1961, and then serving his country during the Vietnam War as a clinical laboratory technician with the U.S. Army, these early career experiences lead to Kelly finding his calling in chemistry and toxicology. Upon completion of his military service, he pursued academic training in these areas while raising his family. Kelly has now served the OEHS profession for over 50 years. As one of the authors of the Emergency Response and Planning Guide, he also has over 40 years of experience and expertise in managing emergency response actions and addressing public health impacts in the event of an environmental release of toxic substances. He is an active member of the AIHA Emergency Response and Planning Committee.

The AIHA Fellows designation recognizes AIHA members in good standing who have 15 years of continuous full membership and have made significant contributions to industrial hygiene or related disciplines through research, leadership, publications, education, or service to AIHA. They are nominated by their IH/OEHS peers or an AIHA local section, special interest group, or volunteer committee. No more than five percent of the AIHA membership may be designated an AIHA Fellow.

About AIHA

AIHA is the association for scientists and professionals committed to preserving and ensuring occupational and environmental health and safety in the workplace and community. Founded in 1939, we support our members with our expertise, networks, comprehensive education programs, and other products and services that help them maintain the highest professional and competency standards. More than half of AIHA’s nearly 8,500 members are Certified Industrial Hygienists and many hold other professional designations. AIHA serves as a resource for those employed across the public and private sectors as well as to the communities in which they work. For more information, please visit

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