Green Festival Speakers
Aileen Gagney with the American Lung Association of the Northwest , has both a Masters Degree in Architecture and in Fine Arts, is Green AdvantageCertified and a Healthy Home Specialist. She is a former designer/general contractor and presently operates her own consulting business in Seattle. She has been an adjunct faculty member at the University of Washington, at North Seattle Community College, a guest lecturer at both South Seattle Community College and at the National Sustainable Building Advisor Program.
Aileen is the Director of the Master Home Environmentalist© (MHE©) program, a program that assists families in improving indoor air quality in the home Since the programs inception in 1992, the MHE program has helped to make over 1500 homes, families and especially children, healthier. Aileen is the only MHE© Master Trainer and has successfully trained over 22 ALA affiliates, county health departments and other organizations in the MHE program. She is a Master Trainer in the Open Airways for Schools Program, a Certified Cultural Competency Trainer and a Certified Tools for Schools Trainer.
Aileen has presented the Master Home Environmentalist© Program at the Indoor Environmental Health and Technologies Conference in New Orleans, at the National Conference on Asthma in Washington, DC, at The Joint Conference on Health in Yakima, WA., at the Northwest Household Hazardous Waste Conference in Troutdale, OR., at the Washington State Environmental Health Association in Bellingham and most recently at HUDs Healthy Home Conference in Baltimore, Maryland. She is a coauthor of Monitoring and Reducing Exposure of Infants to Pollutants presented at the ISEA National Conference in October 2004. Aileen is also responsible for codeveloping the Master Builders of King Countys Healthy Home Training for Building Professionals and the author of the Healthy Home Handbook.