Joel Shufro, Executive Director Joel has been NYCOSH’s executive director for most of its 31-year history. Under his leadership, the organization has grown from having a part-time staff of one and no members to an organization with 11 staff and a membership of about 200 local unions and 300 individuals. Most individual members are legal and medical professionals; academics; and rank-and-file workers. As part of Joel’s work at NYCOSH, he serves on numerous advisory boards, including at the Mt. Sinai-Irving J. Selikoff Center for Occupational and Environmental Medicine; the Bellevue/NYU Occupational and Environmental Medicine Clinic; the World Trade Center Worker and Volunteer Medical Screening and Treatment Program; and the NJ-NY Hazardous Waste Consortium. Joel also serves as a representative of the New York City Council on the New York City Right to Know/Hazardous Substance Advisory Board. Joel has recently been recognized twice by the national EHS Today magazine as one of the 50 most influential figures in health and safety. His other honors include the Stand Up for Justice Award from the Young Korean American Service and Education Center (now the MinKwon Center); the Lorin Kerr Award by the Occupational Health Section of the American Public Health Association; and the Man of the Year Award by the Advisory Board of the Mt. Sinai Occupational and Environmental Health Clinic. Joel has a Ph.D in American History; an M.A. in Occupational Safety and Health; and an M.A.T. in Social Science Education.