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Healthcare Waste Institute Appoints New Chair, Vice Chair

The Healthcare Waste Institute (HWI) has named Selin Hoboy as its new chair. Rudy Vingris will continue serving as the institute’s vice chair.

The Healthcare Waste Institute (HWI), an industry group within the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) with a mission to facilitate responsible healthcare waste management, has named Selin Hoboy, vice president of legislative and regulatory affairs at Stericycle, Inc., as its new chair, effective January 1, 2018. Rudy Vingris, healthcare business development manager for Waste Management, will continue serving as the institute’s vice chair.

Hoboy, an active member of the HWI, has worked in the environmental health and safety industry for more than 20 years. She has been employed with Stericycle for 17 years, and she is responsible for managing legislative and regulatory affairs.

“It is an honor and privilege to be selected as the next chair for the Healthcare Waste Institute,” said Hoboy in a statement. “During a time of much change and opportunity for the industry, I look forward to serving the members in the upcoming year.”

Vingris has been involved extensively in hazardous waste management for more than 25 years. At Waste Management, Vingris manages the pharmaceutical and hazardous waste management program that provides services to healthcare customers who manage and dispose of all pharmaceutical and chemical wastes.

“NWRA appreciates all the support from outgoing chair Andrea Arredondo and looks forward to continuing the good work with Selin Hoboy,” said Anne Germain, director of waste and recycling technology at NWRA, in a statement.

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