ALLIANCE TO PREVENT LEGIONNAIRES’ DISEASE
Bob Bowcock, Integrated Resource Management, Inc.
Mr. Bowcock founded Integrated Resource Management, Inc. in 1997 after serving as a Water Utility Manager in Azusa (1991-97) and Huntington Park (1987-91), California. Prior to that, Mr. Bowcock worked for the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (1982-87), and as a United States Army Civil Affairs Team Leader designed and constructed water treatment and distribution systems for various federal branches of government in Southeast Asia and South America. Mr. Bowcock has been appointed to serve on several Watermaster Boards by California Superior Courts since 1990. Mr. Bowcock is also a founder and strategic advisor to Aqua Capital Management LP and AquaTecture, LLC. He is a licensed California Grade V Water Treatment Operator and maintains various other water industry licenses and certifications. He routinely provides expert witness testimony to both state and federal courts and conducts research and writes reports for legal firms in the specific area of water resource management.
Hung Cheung, MD, MPH, FACOEM
As one of the nation’s foremost experts in his field, Dr. Cheung has led hundreds of environmental and toxicological investigations, protecting thousands of occupants and saving organizations millions of dollars. “My philosophy is preventive,” he says. “Organizations need to design and develop policies that help prevent exposures, injuries and illnesses. Once we discover the root cause of a problem – using good science – we can create an action plan to prevent it from happening again.” A former Maryland State Medical Director, he is a faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine. As a Fellow of the American College and Environmental Medicine, he is nationally-recognized as an expert in Respiratory Environmental Medicine, Plant and Indoor Environmental Quality, Risk Communication and Medical Advisory Services. Board Certified in both Internal Medicine and Preventive Medicine, he holds a Masters in Public Health from Johns Hopkins and has a medical degree from the University of Maryland. He is in demand as a lecturer in prevention and remediation, as a scientific expert in legal and administrative proceedings, and has provided expert technical testimony to legislatures. Such activities include serving with the Maryland Governor’s Task Force on Indoor Air Quality, the Baltimore City Healthy Homes Advisory Board and completing a major epidemiological investigational study for the Department of Defense.
Working mom of two children. Advocate for clean water and the prevention of Legionnaires’ disease. Resides in Morristown, New Jersey.
Tim Keane, Legionella Risk Management, Inc.
Tim Keane, owner of Legionella Risk Management, Inc. is a consulting engineer and an internationally recognized expert on methods to control Legionella in building water system design and operation and mitigate issues. He has 40 years of field engineering experience including project engineering and facility engineering, the last 20 years focused on building water system design, operation, maintenance and code development for waterborne pathogen control. He was a member of the ASHRAE 188 committee from first meeting in 2005 through publication of the 2015 and 2018 standards and development of Guideline 12 2020. He has routinely presented at ASHRAE, ASPE and healthcare conferences, offered training seminars to Plumbing designers, Infection Control and building maintenance personnel. He has worked with federal, state and local health departments as well as building owners and operators across the US in outbreak investigations and resolutions.
Legionnaires’ disease is a severe form of pneumonia caused by aspirating or inhaling small droplets of water contaminated with Legionella bacteria. Symptoms include fever, headache, aching joints and muscles, diarrhea, fatigue, loss of appetite, cough, difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, chills and chest pain. Consult your doctor with questions and at the first sign of symptoms.