Dr. Hewes serves on the IS/EIDC Advisory Board and is the Environmental Manager of ecomaine, located in New England in the USA. She is responsible for managing ISO 14001 EMS & ISO 45001 OH&S certifications and continuous improvement in environmental protection at the Waste-to-Energy power plant, single-sort Recycling Facility and the 274 acre Ashfill & Landfill. She is a Geologist with an M.Sc. & Ph.D. in Environmental Science and over 35 years’ experience in environmental consulting and academic research. She has been a Delegate to the United Nations Conferences for Sustainability in Johannesburg, South Africa (WSSD) in 2002 and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Rio+20) in 2012. She has been to all 7 continents and is a member of The Explorers Club.