About Commit To C.A.R.E.

Our Mission

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The place to visit

Commit To C.A.R.E. is the place to access science-based information about infectious diseases and how to reduce their spread in the workplace.

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The place to act

Commit To C.A.R.E. is the place to learn how to make built spaces safer from infectious diseases.

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The place to share

Commit To C.A.R.E. is the place to share resources & knowledge on infectious diseases and how to protect workers and our communities better.

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Our Impact

We believe in awareness, advocacy, and action.

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Offering science-based resources

At Commit To C.A.R.E., we provide reliable resources regarding infectious disease transmission.

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Delivering action plans

At Commit To C.A.R.E., we share safe and practical action plans and recommendations to prevent the transmission of infectious diseases.

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Making the built environment safer

At Commit To C.A.R.E., we strive to make the built environment and people in them safer from the spread of infectious diseases.

Our values

C.A.R.E. is an acronym that reflects the principles of Community, Awareness, Responsibility, and Equity. We are committed to delivering clear, science-based education to help protect the communities where we work and live.

o1CommunityWe acknowledge and address hazards affecting worker health and the surrounding communities in which people work and live.
o2AwarenessWe create awareness about the hazards caused by infectious diseases; we strive to establish control strategies to mitigate infectious disease risks.
o1ResponsibilityCollectively, we all have a responsibility to safeguard the health and well-being of workers in any setting. It is our obligation to protect our most important asset, people.
04EquityWe commit to treating everyone with fairness and equity. We believe everyone should be able to access accurate and science-based education about infectious diseases - and we pledge to make that knowledge available to all.

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Community

We acknowledge and address hazards affecting worker health and the surrounding communities in which people work and live.

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Awareness

We create awareness about the hazards caused by infectious diseases; we strive to establish control strategies to mitigate infectious disease risks.

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Responsabilidad

Colectivamente, todos tenemos la responsabilidad de salvaguardar la salud y el bienestar de los trabajadores en cualquier entorno. Es nuestra obligación proteger nuestro activo más importante, las personas.

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Equity

We commit to treating everyone with fairness and equity. We believe everyone should be able to access accurate and science-based education about infectious diseases - and we pledge to make that knowledge available to all.

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Our mission

The Commit To C.A.R.E. Pledge

The Commit to C.A.R.E. provides free resources and tools for businesses to safeguard their employees and communities from infectious diseases.

All tools developed under this project have been created with the needs of a nonscientific and non-medical audience in mind.

We believe protecting yourself and others shouldn’t be difficult or complicated. Our tools are designed to empower accountability and responsibility while facilitating fair and equitable access to information.

Our team

The Integrated Bioscience and Built Environment Consortium bridges the gap between science and real-world application so people can feel safe gathering together again in indoor spaces.

The Integrated Bioscience and Built Environment Consortium bridges the gap between science and real-world application so people can feel safe gathering together again in indoor spaces.

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Jayne Morrow, PhD

President, IBEC

A Doctor in Environmental Engineering, Jayne has a broad portfolio of technical program and policy development expertise relevant to the United States and international science community priorities.

From her experience at the National Science and Technology Council to her role at the National Institute of Standards and Technology; she has demonstrated a dynamic ability to: work across stakeholder groups to foster engagement, create strategic visions, and build consensus on a range of technical program and public policy areas, including national security, environmental health, public health and safety, and law enforcement.

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Lawrence Sloan, MBA, FASAE, CAE

Chief Executive Officer, AIHA

Beginning his career as a chemical engineer and later earning his MBA, Lawrence entered the non-profit sector more than 20 years ago. He led two chemical trade associations before joining the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) as its CEO in 2016. AIHA is a $16 million organization that oversees: three LLCs, two foundations, and an allied association called the Product Stewardship Society. Under his leadership, the organization has rebranded itself and embarked on numerous new initiatives to strengthen the profession and the association for years to come.

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Ken Martinez, CIH

Chief Science Officer, IBEC

Ken is an Environmental Engineer and Certified Industrial Hygienist with experience in leading and conducting large-scale research, managing programs in occupational safety and health and emergency response, and creating and teaching professional development courses.

He has more than 33 years of CDC expertise in hazardous agent exposure characterization and mitigation control practices in the manufacturing and healthcare industries. Since retiring from CDC, he served eight years in the CBRN space as a consultant focusing on a national bio-detection program. Mr. Martinez is a recognized subject matter expert in biological agents, including infectious disease and bioterrorism agents.

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Sue Marchese, CAE

Managing Director Marketing & Communications, AIHA

Innovative marketing strategist and tactical leader of enterprise-wide initiatives resulting in sustainable and profitable growth, Sue is a driver and champion of transformational programs. She's able to gain executive sponsorship, build internal support at all levels, and lead cross-functional project teams that deliver exceptional results.

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Jayne Morrow, PhD

President, IBEC

A Doctor in Environmental Engineering, Jayne has a broad portfolio of technical program and policy development expertise relevant to the United States and international science community priorities.

From her experience at the National Science and Technology Council to her role at the National Institute of Standards and Technology; she has demonstrated a dynamic ability to: work across stakeholder groups to foster engagement, create strategic visions, and build consensus on a range of technical program and public policy areas, including national security, environmental health, public health and safety, and law enforcement.

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Lawrence Sloan, MBA, FASAE, CAE

Chief Executive Officer, AIHA

Beginning his career as a chemical engineer and later earning his MBA, Lawrence entered the non-profit sector more than 20 years ago. He led two chemical trade associations before joining the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) as its CEO in 2016. AIHA is a $16 million organization that oversees: three LLCs, two foundations, and an allied association called the Product Stewardship Society. Under his leadership, the organization has rebranded itself and embarked on numerous new initiatives to strengthen the profession and the association for years to come.

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Ken Martinez, CIH

Chief Science Officer, IBEC

Ken is an Environmental Engineer and Certified Industrial Hygienist with experience in leading and conducting large-scale research, managing programs in occupational safety and health and emergency response, and creating and teaching professional development courses.

He has more than 33 years of CDC expertise in hazardous agent exposure characterization and mitigation control practices in the manufacturing and healthcare industries. Since retiring from CDC, he served eight years in the CBRN space as a consultant focusing on a national bio-detection program. Mr. Martinez is a recognized subject matter expert in biological agents, including infectious disease and bioterrorism agents.

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Sue Marchese, CAE

Managing Director Marketing & Communications, AIHA

Innovative marketing strategist and tactical leader of enterprise-wide initiatives resulting in sustainable and profitable growth, Sue is a driver and champion of transformational programs. She's able to gain executive sponsorship, build internal support at all levels, and lead cross-functional project teams that deliver exceptional results.

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