Having an academic and pharmaceutical company background, Richard is a dedicated environmental advocate, volunteering for PennEnvironment and Environmental Defense Fund. His main concern, an existential one, is Climate Change. He leads a letter writing team for PennEnvironment. Richard holds a Ph.D. in Pharmacology (he is not a pharmacist) and did post- doctoral training and research in Teratology even though his Bachelor’s degree was in English Literature. Having worked for pharmaceutical companies for 32 years, he led Environmental, Health and Safety organizations for three of them. His last position was World-wide Vice President, Environmental Health and Safety for Cephalon. Experienced in environmental law and regulations, he had established and/or run programs for air, water, soil, waste, Superfund, Toxics Inventory, Community-Right-to-Know, radiation safety, etc. Currently an Adjunct Professor at Arcadia for the last five years, he teaches courses in Human Biology and Environmental Science and Policy.