For some three decades, Darvene Adams has focused her attention on monitoring water quality and seeking to curb pollution in the ocean, bays, harbors and estuaries of the New Jersey and New York region.
Andrea Bleistein is playing a critical role in helping the agency institute this new roadmap for change—a plan designed to improve the way the weather services does business and enhance its ability to save lives and property.
Tokar synthesizes and packages meteorological information from numerous weather models and forecasts from the U.S. and foreign countries to make the data understandable and useful to the disaster management community.
Bains crisscrosses the country interviewing witnesses and trying cases to help protect the rights of some of the country’s most defenseless populations—victims of cross burnings, arrestees beaten by police officers and prisoners abused by guards.
In September 2012, the CDC began receiving reports from health officials in Tennessee about patients diagnosed with a rare form of meningitis. This worrisome information set off alarm bells at the CDC, which quickly launched an emergency response team led by Dr. Jonathan Todd Weber.
Dan Madrzykowski has spent a good portion of his time in government burning down buildings to study how fire behaves, resulting in radical changes in firefighting practices around the country that are saving lives and protecting property.
Emilio Esteban oversees a nationwide network of chemists, microbiologists and pathologists who monitor and analyze the food supply, uncover and evaluate potential foodborne hazards and estimate risks to human health.