The diverse background and
experience of HLM Consultants help make us uniquely qualified to work
with environmental engineers and environmental scientists; Federal, State, County,
or Municipal regulators and officials; attorneys, occupational and other physicians,
industrial hygienists or safety professionals, and public health practitioners.
Leslie J. Hutchinson, MD, MPH, FACOEM, President of HLM Consultants,
and Sanford S. Leffingwell, MD, MPH, Vice President, are both board certified
specialists in Occupational
and Preventive Medicine, frequent lecturers and
experienced epidemiologists and toxicologists.
Both doctors have served as consultants and training exercise evaluators in Project
a project conducted by the Georgia Institute of Technology, and
U.S. Marine Corps War Fighting Laboratory in conjunction with the Office of Naval
Research to improve preparedness, response protocols, and detection methods for
terrorist attacks employing biological and chemical weapons.
Hutchinson directs the "Public Health of War and Terrorism" course and
teaches at the Emory University School of Public Health. Previously, Dr. Hutchinson
was a member of the U.S. National Guard Bureau team sent to Tokyo to evaluate
the preparedness of responsible Japanese agencies to respond to terrorist attacks
with weapons of mass destruction.
Leffingwell has served the U.S. State and Defense Departments and federal
security agencies as an expert in the public health effects of chemical weapons
disposal and terrorist threats from chemical and biological weapons. He was a
member of the U.S. State Department team sent to Tokyo to aid the Japanese government
after the nerve gas attack by terrorists in the Tokyo subway, and participated
in treaty negotiations with the former Soviet Union.