Dr. Robert Hegner has more than 40 years of experience in program management, risk analysis, training, outreach, and original research. His risk analysis experience includes developing the Air Toxics Risk Assessment reference library for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and assisting with the agency's initial efforts to develop a framework for ecological risk assessments. Dr. Hegner served on the senior management team for the Louisiana Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Program in several capacities, including Director of Operations. In New Jersey, he managed ICF’s contract support for Superstorm Sandy CDBG-DR recovery programs, directing more than 150 staff and leading a diverse team of subject matter experts providing policy, program management, compliance, data analysis and reporting, training, operations, communications, and outreach services.
Dr. Hegner also is the program manager for ICF’s technical support contract with the State of New York Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery. He has published more than 20 peer-reviewed research papers on the endocrine and environmental regulation of complex vertebrate reproductive cycles.