Shalene Thomas is Vice President, Global Emerging Contaminant Program Manager, and PFAS Work Group lead for Wood. She has more than 23 years of experience in environmental consulting that includes 13 years of experience supporting per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) evaluations. She has supported State, Federal, and industrial clients with PFAS services ranging from strategic liability management and litigation support to investigation, risk assessment, and remediation. She has served as PFAS/AFFF keynote speaker and panel member and supported PFAS projects across the U.S. as well as in Europe, Australia, and Canada. She currently serves as a co-leader of the ITRC PFAS AFFF writing subgroup, serves as Technical Panel member for the Fire Protection Research Foundation (FPRF) "Firefighting Foams: Fire Service Roadmap" as well as member of the PFAS Subcommittee for the FPRF Fire Fighter Cancer Cohort Study (FFCCS). Shalene received a B.S. in Biology from Western University and an M.S. from Duquesne University in Environmental Science and Management.