Charter: The 45 In 5 Task Force is assigned the responsibility to attract IHMM and AHMP volunteers in the various states to encourage states to formally recognize IHMM credentials.

Members:
Mark BruceAHMP
LeRoy DemarestDelaware
Cheryl StithCalifornia
Jerome FieldsWashington
Matt PopeTexas
Mike WhiteheadTexas
Jason SchmererFlorida
Gary JohnsonOhio
Robert Wilkinson Tennessee
Cole ThorntonAlabama
Paola NjandjaMaryland
Mike SchultzVirginia
Jessica MorrisonMassachusetts
Marlin DebramalettaSouth Carolina
Philip SimonKansas
Jeff RomineGeorgia
Patrick Hardy California
Samuel FisherMissouri
Tony UlianoWashington
Sean StrongColorado
Willis ButlerTennessee
Michelle PennFlorida
William DiesslinIowa
Karen TrimbergerNorth Carolina
Bryan MalseedMaryland
Ineke AbunwassGeorgia
Kenneth OsborneVirginia
Brad JonesTexas
Melissa A. Hamer-BaileyIndiana
Steven TharpOhio
Mary DudaNebraska
Steven RossNevada
Tim ManchesterTexas
Andrew M. Popovics IVMissouri
Candice SmithOklahoma
Luke von OldenburgGeorgia
Allyson Mari ClarkCalifornia
Jonathan MikiskaMissouri
Chris LeneyTexas
Paul MelilloIndiana
Timothy StirrupNew Mexico
Michelle YoungWest Virginia
Jack E. LeonardIndiana
Eric VegaPuerto Rico
David SmithUtah
Ryan NapierFlorida
Rudy TorresNew York
Henry RiveraNorth Carolina
Mark SandovalIdaho
Kevin BrownNevada
Tina TinchGeorgia

IHMM & AHMP Launch 45 in 5 – National Credential Recognition

In 2019 Mark Bruce from AHMP and Gene Guilford from IHMM worked on a project to get the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to recognize the CHMM and CDGT credentials. With Mark’s work on the ground in  Pennsylvania, we succeeded. We have already succeeded in 6 states – New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Indiana, California, and Nebraska.

Since the launch, we have added Delaware, Florida, Texas, California, Washington, Georgia, Ohio, Tennessee, Alabama, Maryland, Virginia, Massachusetts, Kansas, South Carolina, Missouri, Colorado, North Carolina, Iowa, Nebraska, New Mexico, and West Virginia as the next states to work on.

  • The State of Colorado recognizes the CHMM as a Health & Safety Officer under Department of Transportation contracts, as well as for certifications under 40 CFR Part 261 Subparts C and D, and for compliance under CERCLA, Section 101 [14], as amended. Colorado is the 7th state government to have recognized the CHMM. This is a part of the IHMM-AHMP 45 in 5 Program to secure recognition by governments around the country.

Now Mark at AHMP and Gene at IHMM has launched 45 in 5, getting the other 45 states to recognize our credentials in 5 years. If we can find a volunteer like Mark in 45 other states we can work with those volunteers on crafting the right message to the right agencies in state governments across the country. If we find enough volunteers we can get this done in less than 5 years.

Here’s what we ask each volunteer to do:

  • Take a template letter we write and send it to the right people at the right agencies of state governments
  • IHMM & AHMP will identify the agencies and the people to contact
  • Follow up after sending the letter
  • IHMM will engage all of our certificants and AHMP will engage all of its members in each state to communicate with the agencies in support of the recognition
Let’s get the rest of the country on board. Volunteer using this form: AHMP/IHMM 45 in 5 Project