Melanie Powers-Schanbacher, CPEA

Principal and CFO

Specialty Technical Consultants, Inc.

Contributing Author

Melanie is a Principal and CFO with Specialty Technical Consultants, Inc. She is located in Bridgewater, New Jersey and has over 20 years of experience in EHS compliance auditing and environmental management systems assessments. She has served as the audit team leader for EHS compliance and management systems audits conducted for clients in the chemical, pharmaceutical, consumer products, petroleum and utility sectors, as well as a variety of industrial manufacturing operations. Melanie has provided third-party review and oversight to clients developing internal audit and self-assessment programs, including developing audit procedures and protocols, auditor training programs, and audit program metrics, evaluation processes and management reporting criteria. Most recently, she has been working with clients to develop a variety of EHS regulatory update tracking and compliance management tools.

Melanie is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University where she received her Bachelor of Science and Masters of Science degrees Biology. She is a member of The Auditing Roundtable and a Certified Professional Environmental Auditor (CPEA) in Environmental Compliance and Environmental, Health and Safety Management Systems. Melanie is the current chairperson for the Board of Environmental, Health and Safety Auditor Certifications’ (BEAC) Examination Committee and also serves as STC’s representative to the National Association of Environmental Manager’s (NAEM) Affiliates Council.