GBAC Airport Accreditation: Elevating Airport Safety and Sustainability | Webinar | Thursday, February 22, 2024 | 2-3 p.m. (EST)

In the wake of the global pandemic, AAAE partnered with the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), a division of ISSA, to provide airports with a leading solution for outbreak prevention. To date, 77 Airports achieved GBAC STAR™ Facility Accreditation, showcasing their commitment to health and safety. Join a session featuring Dr. Gavin Macgregor-Skinner and representatives from MSP, LAX, and LAS to understand why accreditation matters, its role in current infectious disease trends, and its impact on airport sustainability and financial success. Learn from successes and proactive measures in preparation for what comes next.

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Dr. Roula Abel-Massih

Director of Product Development
Roula M. Abdel-Massih is the Director of Product Development at ISSA/GBAC and a Community Educator Clinical Professor at Central Michigan University (USA). She earned her B.Sc. and M.Sc. from the American University of Beirut and a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from the University of Glasgow (UK, 2001). She is an IFBA Certified Professional in Biorisk Management. Roula has a distinguished career, with over 40 papers in globally recognized journals, two book chapters, and presentations at about 5


Steve Arehart

Senior Director of Operations
Steve Arehart is the Senior Director of Operations for GBAC, managing a team of GBAC Analysts who facilitate the expanding GBAC ® STAR Portfolio. Arehart draws on 15 years of environmental health and safety experience, focused on biosafety, biorisk management, and general safety, in addition to a Biomedical Science degree from Western Michigan University.


Omar Goytia

Airport Maintenance Supervisor
Los Angeles World Airports


Celeste Hamner

Managing Director, Terminal Operations
Harry Reid International Airport


Gavin Macgregor-Skinner, BVSc, MSc, MPH,MRCVS

Senior Director, Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC)
Dr. Gavin Macgregor-Skinner, a Certified Forensic Operator® and Certified Bio-Forensic Restoration Specialist®, is the Director of the Global Biorisk Advisory Council, a Division of ISSA, and has more than 25 years of technical experience in responding to infectious disease outbreaks and emergency management and has worked with U.S. and international governments, United Nations agencies, and the private sector in the U.S., Africa, Asia, Middle East, and Latin America. For the COVID-19 pandemic,


Scott A. Skramstad, C.M.

Director, MSP Terminal & Landside Operations
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport


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