Mr. Gard is currently the Safe and Healthy Schools Program Coordinator, Center for Environmental Health at Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics (CMH) in Kansas City, MO. He works with schools to assess policies, identify environmental concerns, and make recommendations for improving conditions within district facilities that may impact occupant health and performance. He has also been an integral part of the CMH program that performs home health assessments and works with MD’s and nurse educators to improve the lives of pediatric patients with asthma and allergy issues. In addition Mr. Gard has taught numerous Healthy Home and Building related courses through the CMH National Center for Healthy Homes program. Prior to joining CMH, Mr. Gard worked as Organic Laboratory Manager at Professional Service Industries Lawrence, Kansas location. Mr. Gard has a Bachelor of Science (BS), in Systematics and Ecology from University of Kansas.