About Us

Training Faculty

Clean Production Action’s staff has decades of experience in developing, implementing, and evaluating best practices in chemicals management in businesses, non-profits, and governments. We bring to the course our experiences with chemical hazard assessment, best business practices, and chemical footprinting.  

​Shari Franjevic, GreenScreen Program Manager and lead course developer, brings private sector experience to the faculty. At P&G research and development, she selected materials, designed consumer products, and managed the manufacture of surfactant chemicals. Shari brings over eight years of experience in GreenScreen trainings, having trained over 1,000 individuals in how to use GreenScreen.



Cheri Peele, Senior Research Associate, brings government experience, having led Washington State’s Chemicals Action Plans on mercury and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs). Cheri leads the execution of the Chemical Footprint Project Survey, providing guidance to companies and best practices.



Beverley Thorpe, Consulting Communications and Networks Manager, is a pioneer in clean production and pollution prevention, and brings the NGO lens to chemicals management. She is an annual lecturer at Lund University, Sweden on chemicals policy and corporate practices.



Mark S. Rossi, Ph.D., Executive Director, is an innovator in tools and collaborations that advance safer alternatives to hazardous chemicals. He co-created the GreenScreen, led BizNGO’s development of the Guide to Safer Chemicals and Chemical Alternatives Assessment Protocol, and co-founded the Chemical Footprint Project. Mark brings decades of experience of working with businesses and NGOs in chemicals management.