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The Experience

Work on Your Issues with EHS/Sustainability Professionals Just Like You

Phylmar has made a difference by bringing together groups of successful EHS/Sustainability professionals across a broad array of industries. The goal: more success. Each group is designed to help members help each other improve their professional expertise

Our Professionally Facilitated Advisory Peer Groups Dig Deep on Challenging and Important Issues

The Client Advisors

Our Client Advisors provide technical and project management insights with a concierge level of service.

Put several high performing EHS/Sustainability professionals in a room and the potential is enormous. The role of a Phylmar client advisor is to question answers, not simply answer questions, so the core of an issue is exposed, clarity is achieved, and a forward path is charged.

World class client advisors make a world of difference

Meet Our Client Advisors

Mark Katchen

Mark KatchenMark Katchen is the Managing Principal for The Phylmar Group, Inc. with expertise in industrial hygiene, toxicology, occupational health, risk communication and sustainable supply chain practices. His consulting expertise includes helping organizations optimize the EHS/Sustainability function by focusing on mission alignment, resource allocation and utilization, business process improvement, and demonstrating the value of EHS/Sustainability to the organization. Mr. Katchen has more than 30 years of experience in occupational and environmental exposure assessment in such industries as petrochemical, agriculture, mining, utilities and automotive. Additionally, he is a Certified Industrial Hygienist and a State of California Registered Environmental Assessor. Mr. Katchen has taught at the University of California, Los Angeles and Irvine campuses. He also serves on the California State University, Northridge Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Advisory Board. Mr. Katchen is a past chair of the American Industrial Hygiene Association’s International Affairs Committee. He is a frequent lecturer to business and academic groups on environmental risk assessment, management, communication, ethics and sustainable business practices and is the author of several published technical and business-related articles. He received his B.A. in Psychobiology from UCLA, M.S. in Environmental and Occupational Health from California State University, Northridge, and M.B.A. from Loyola Marymount University.

Elizabeth Treanor

Elizabeth TreanorElizabeth Treanor is currently the director of the Phylmar Regulatory Roundtable, a group of companies committed to improving workplace safety and health through informal networking and benchmarking, and developing responsible positions on regulatory issues. She also provides consultation to companies on environmental and occupational safety and health issues as a Client Advisor for the Phylmar Group, Inc. In addition, she is the Director of the Apparel and Footwear International RSL Management (AFIRM) Working Group, a group of companies whose mission is to reduce the use and impact of harmful substances in the apparel and footwear supply chain – www.afirm-group.com. Further, she chairs the BioPharma EHS Forum, a group of companies who share best practices in the biopharmaceutical industry.

Lynn Stetler

LynnStetlerLynn Stetler is an environmental regulatory specialist and attorney with expertise in analysis and project management. She holds a JD from U.C. Hastings School of Law and a B.S. degree in Conservation and Resource Studies with an emphasis in International Environmental Policy and Law from U.C. Berkeley. Lynn provides regulatory support for environmental compliance audits of facilities including academic institutions, manufacturers, electric utilities, and municipal water systems. She helps clients comply with the terms and conditions of various permits and provides regulatory assessments of audit findings. Lynette also assists in environmental permit applications, develops hazardous material business plans (HMBP) and spill prevention control and countermeasure plans (SPCC) and reviews environmental plans for compliance with current requirements. Ms. Stetler develops training programs and material (factsheets, summaries) and develops customized training curriculum on environmental compliance requirements. She has written and edited guidelines, procedure documents and manuals; she has also authored several articles in legislative publications.

Joyce Kristiansson

Joyce KristianssonJoyce Kristiansson is a Certified Environmental Professional (CEP) and Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM) with 30 years of experience in the environmental field. Located in the Energy Corridor near Houston, Texas, Joyce provides environmental support to domestic and international oil and gas exploration and production companies and the engineering and oilfield services companies that serve them. Services include regulatory compliance and environmental management systems (EMS) support, including auditing, as well as advising on waste management, water quality, air quality, spill prevention and response, and hazardous chemicals issues. Joyce routinely provides EMS development support to companies seeking ISO 14001 certification.

The Members

Working with Their Peer Advisory Groups, Members Get Answers and Take Action


Put several high performing EHS/Sustainability professionals in a room and the potential is enormous. The role of a Phylmar client advisor is to question answers, not simply answer questions, so the core of an issue is exposed, clarity is achieved, and a forward path is charged.

Members Know Industry Challenges Differ but Solutions Can be Similar

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