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GBAC Leadership Team

Patricia Olinger GBAC Executive Director Global Biorisk Advisory Council

Patricia Olinger, JM, RBP

Certified Forensic Operator®, Certified Bio-Forensic Restoration Specialist®

Patty Olinger is the Executive Director for GBAC. Prior to joining GBAC, Olinger was an Assistant Vice President in the Office of Research Administration and the Executive Director of the Environmental, Health and Safety Office (EHSO) at Emory University. During Olinger’s 13-year tenure, EHSO had university-wide responsibility for all aspects of Environmental, Health and Safety support, including EHS compliance support to Emory Healthcare. This included biosafety support to the Emory Serious Communicable Diseases Unit (SCDU), which cared for four Ebola patients in 2014.

Gavin Macgregor-Skinner BVSc, MSc, MPH, MRCVS

Certified Forensic Operator®, Certified Bio-Forensic Restoration Specialist®

Dr. Gavin Macgregor-Skinner, Director of GBAC, has more than 25 years of technical experience in emergency management and infectious disease surveillance and response. A veteran of both the Australian and British militaries, Dr. Macgregor-Skinner has worked with U.S. and international governments, United Nations agencies, and the private sector. He currently serves as an assistant professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences at Penn State College of Medicine. Dr. Macgregor-Skinner has appeared on a variety of national and international news outlets to share his expertise on high consequence pathogens such as coronavirus, Ebola, influenza, and Zika.

Jeff Jones

Certified Forensic Operator®, Certified Bio-Forensic Restoration Specialist®

Jeff Jones, GBAC Director of Forensic Restoration, has more than 45 years of forensic restoration field experience. A veteran of the U.S. Army, Jones is one of the founding members of Oklahoma City forensic restoration specialty firm BioSheen Services LLC and BioSheen of Texas. Jones is a past president of the Restoration Industry Association (RIA). He also served on RIA’s forensic council and co-edited the association’s forensic guidelines.

Scientific Advisory Board

Greg Clark, PH.D

Hogan assessment certified, Lominger 360 assessment certified, Insights Discovery Licensed Practitioner

The principle of CoachCentric LLC, Greg Clark has spent more than 25 years working as a leadership coach for executives and their teams in both public and private organizational settings. Before establishing CoachCentric, Clark spent 12 years as a director with Dell Inc. In his current role, he works to reinforce the importance of good leadership for the success of any organizational endeavor.

Murray L. Cohen, Ph.D., MPH, CIH

Certified Forensic Operator®, Certified Bio-Forensic Restoration Specialist®

Dr. Murray Cohen is the chairman of the Frontline Healthcare Workers Safety Foundation Ltd., an international NGO, and owner of Consultants in Disease and Injury Control Inc. He is a charter voting member of the National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity and served on the Federal Interagency Expert Panel for Anthrax Spore Efficacy Test Methods and Surrogates, and the board of directors of the International Association of Continuing Education and Training.

Doug Cunningham

Certified Forensic Operatorâ, Certified Bio-Forensic Restoration Specialistâ, ABRA Certified Bio Recovery Technician, IICRC Trauma and Crime Scene Certified Technician

Doug Cunningham began his career as a FBI Special agent before transitioning into a sales career in software and services sales. Cunningham is now the co-owner and vice president of operations for Georgia Clean and Associates LLC, a forensic redemption and biohazard cleaning company.

Jennifer DeBruyn, PhD

Dr. Jennifer DeBruyn is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Microbiology at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tennessee. She is an environmental microbiologist, with a focus on the microbes involved with the decomposition of human and animal mortalities. View her faculty webpage here. 

James M “Jim” Welch

Jim Welch retired in 2018 after serving 19 years as the executive director of the Elizabeth R. Griffin Research Foundation, a U.S.-based nonprofit organization that works around the world on biosafety and biosecurity in fostering international health security. He currently serves as an affiliate with the Elizabeth R. Griffin Program of the Center of Global Health Science and Security at Georgetown University and works independently as a consultant, speaker, and instructor.
Lori Jones GBAC Global Biorisk Advisory Council

Lori Jones

Certified Forensic Operator®, Certified Bio-Forensic Restoration Specialist®

Lori Jones is one of the founders of BioSheen Services LLC in Oklahoma City and BioSheen of Texas. A veteran of the forensic restoration industry and a certified crime scene track investigator, Jones is also the co-author of the Restoration Industry Association’s (RIA) Forensic Guidelines.
GBAC Global Biorisk Advisory Council WILLIAM KIRK

William (Dean) Kirk

William Kirk currently serves as director of sales for Bio-Medical Devices Intl Inc., a division of Maxair Systems. Kirk has nearly two decades of experience in the high-containment lab industry. Throughout his career, Kirk has developed, imported, and sold personal protective equipment (PPE) with special attention to the material specifications and converting process.

Stephen Leung

Association for the Health Care Environment (AHE) T-CHEST, Six Sigma Black Belt

Stephen Leung specializes in helping infection preventionists, perioperative staff, and environmental management services personnel connect with and apply principles of effective cleaning and disinfecting. As an executive territory business manager for Contec Inc., Leung develops new business in the professional cleaning market, acquires new technologies, and builds partnerships across the supply chain.

John Lowe, PH.D

John Lowe is an associate professor of environmental, agricultural, and occupational health at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Public Health. Dr. Lowe’s research areas include infectious disease microbiology, disaster preparedness, and environmental exposure assessment with a focus on remediation of biological weapon contamination, highly infectious patient transport, nosocomial environmental contamination, environmental sampling, and gaseous decontamination.

Paul J. Meechan, Ph.D, MPH, RBP, CBSP, SM(NRCM)

Paul Meechan has nearly 30 years of experience in biosafety. A veteran of the pharmaceutical industry, Meechan has also worked for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), In addition to overseeing large scale production facilities and containment labs, he served as president of ABSA International and is the editor of the upcoming sixth-edition of the NIH/CDC Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories, a cornerstone of biosafety practice

Chris Reichart

Chris Reichart is the CEO and founder of DelveIn. He has more than twenty years of experience in technology with a focus on mobile innovation, digital transformation, and data collection. Prior to starting DelveIn, Reichart spent more than a decade with Zerion Software serving as the company’s chief business officer. He is passionate about creating software and solutions for the healthcare and human services industries.

Rob Reynolds

Certified Forensic Operator®, Certified Bio-Forensic Restoration Specialist®

Rob Reynolds is one of the founders of BioSheen of Texas and the director of operations for Stanley Restoration LLC. Reynolds started in the restoration and cleaning industry in 1999, gaining valuable field experience as a mold remediation field tech and mold remediation supervisor. A current member of the Restoration Industry Association (RIA) contents council, Reynolds has also served on the RIA’s environmental council’s forensic subcommittee.

Stefan Wagener, PhD, SM (NRCM), CBSP, RBP

Dr. Stefan Wagener is the founder and executive director of Biorisk International. He has nearly three decades of international experience in the fields of biosafety, biosecurity, and bioethics as well as executive management. Dr. Wagner is a retired Director-General for the Canadian government and has served on the country’s public health agency, Health Canada.
Global Biorisk Advisory Council Clay Wardlaw

Clay Wardlaw

Certified Forensic Operator®, Certified Bio-Forensic Restoration Specialist®

Clay Wardlaw is a biological safety professional with more than 15 years of safety, compliance, infection control, and decontamination experience with expertise in biosafety program development, implementation, and facility compliance. His unique experience in compliance assessment spans the spectrum from working with several healthcare and university systems in the United States to developing business-specific programs for tailored needs.
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Agreement between ISSA and Company

This Agreement made this ____ day of ________ 2020 (“Effective Date”) is made by and between the International Sanitary Supply Association, an Illinois non-profit corporation with its principal place of business at 3300 Dundee Road, Northbrook, IL 60062 (hereinafter “ISSA”), and COMPANY, DESCRIPTION, STREET ADDRESS, CITY, STATE (hereinafter “Company”) (collectively referred to as the “Parties” and each individually as a “Party”).

WHEREAS, ISSA is a non-profit trade association that represents the global commercial cleaning industry, and operates a division known as the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (“GBAC”) that provides education, training, certification and consulting services in the field of biorisk assessment, management, clean up and disposal (the “Services”);

WHEREAS, Company is a distributor of commercial cleaning products and supplies that desires to make certain of the Services available to its customers and prospects; and
WHEREAS, ISSA is interested in expanding the sales of its Services by collaborating with Company.

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual covenants and agreements of the Parties herein contained and other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged by the Parties, the Parties hereby agree as follows.

Section I

Company Resale of GBAC Fundamentals Online Course

Section II

Company Promotion of GBAC STAR™ Facility Accreditation Program

Company, at its expense, shall promote the GBAC STAR™ Facility Accreditation Program (“Program”) to its Clients using commercially reasonable efforts.  In exchange for such referrals, ISSA shall pay to Company a commission based on the registration fees ISSA receives from each Client registered in the Program.  Appendix A, which is hereby incorporated by reference into this Agreement, sets forth the current Program registration fees, commissions, and other terms and conditions that govern the promotion of the Program by Company.

Section III

General Provisions

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have hereunto executed this Agreement as of the date first set forth above.



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Resale of Course and Promotion of Program by Company

ISSA Course Prices
ISSA Member price$150.00/course
ISSA Member Quantity discount pricing
1-50 Courses$150.00/course
51-100 Courses125.00/course
101-250 Courses100.00/Course
250 + CoursesCustom Pricing
ISSA Non-Member price$300.00/course
RestaurantsUS$5 per occupancy/seat$500-
Hotels$3 per room$500$15,000
Arenas/Stadiums$0.30 per occupancy/seat$500$15,000
All Other Facilities
Under 25,000 sq ft - (Under 2,322 sqm)$500  
25,000-199,999 sq ft - (2,322-18,580 sqm)$1,000  
200,000-499,999 sq ft - (18,581-46,450 sqm)$2,500  
500,000-799,999 sq ft - (46,451-74,322 sqm)$4,000  
800,000-999,999 sq ft - (74,323-92,902 sqm)$6,000  
1MM to 1,999,999 sq ft - (92,903-185,805 sqm)$10,000  
2MM+ sq ft - (185,806+ sqm)$15,000  

*Multi-site portfolios will be priced individually.  Please inquire.

**An enterprise fee will apply to multi-site portfolios with 20 or more facilities. Please inquire for details.

***Each GBAC STAR facility accreditation will include the appropriate number of individual online certifications in the quoted price

****Additional online GBAC Fundamentals certificates above allowance at $150 each

Restaurants1 per 100 seats
Hotels1 per 100 rooms
Arenas1 per $1000 of fee
All Other1 per $1000 of fee