Dr. Tina Yerkes to help grow NSF International's testing, auditing and certification services for point of use (POU) and point of entry (POE) drinking water treatment and filtration products

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Global public health organization NSF International has appointed Tina Yerkes, Ph.D., to General Manager of Filtration Products under its Global Water Division. Dr. Yerkes will help NSF International grow its testing, auditing and certification services for point of use (POU) and point of entry (POE) drinking water treatment and filtration products. Consumers look for the NSF mark on products to ensure safety and quality, and manufacturers seek certification to NSF American National Standards which address the safety of materials that come in contact with drinking water, the structural integrity of products and contaminant reduction performance claims.

“Tina has a strong background in supporting business unit growth, leading high performing teams and driving client-focused business innovation,” said Clif McLellan, Vice President of NSF International’s Global Water Division. “She’s a proven leader, who is strongly committed to protecting and improving public health and the environment.”

Dr. Yerkes has more than 20 years of experience in strategic business unit operations with an emphasis in water quality issues, wetlands conservation and environmental education. She has held leadership positions at non-profit organizations with large, diverse program areas driving environmental awareness, research initiatives and conservation efforts. She most recently served as Chief Operating Officer of The Stewardship Network and also spent more than 12 years in management roles at Ducks Unlimited, culminating in Director of Conservation Programs.

Dr. Yerkes earned her doctoral degree in zoology with an emphasis on wetlands and waterfowl from the University of Manitoba, a master’s degree in ecology and chemistry from Johns Hopkins University and a bachelor’s degree in biology and psychology from the University of Maryland. She has also completed executive education programs from Harvard Business School.

For additional information about NSF International’s water filtration programs, contact americas@nsf.org. You can also email europe@nsf.org, asia@nsf.org, brasil@nsf.org and info@nsf.org.cn (China) for additional information.

Editor’s note: To schedule an interview with Tina Yerkes, contact Kelly Ingerly at +1 734.827.6850 or media@nsf.org.

About NSF International: NSF International is a global independent organization that writes standards, and tests and certifies products for the water, food, health sciences and consumer goods industries to minimize adverse health effects and protect the environment (nsf.org). Founded in 1944, NSF is committed to protecting human health and safety worldwide. Operating in more than 155 countries, NSF is a Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization Collaborating Center on Food Safety, Water Quality and Indoor Environment.

NSF led the development of the American National Standards for all materials and products that treat or come in contact with drinking water. In 1990, the U.S. EPA replaced its own drinking water product advisory program with these NSF standards. Today, most plumbing codes require certification to NSF standards for pipes and plumbing components in commercial and residential buildings.

Additional NSF services include management systems registration through NSF-ISR; sustainability standards development, claims and product verification through NSF Sustainability; food safety and quality programs through the NSF Global Food Safety Division; and testing and certification programs for bottled water and beverages, dietary supplements and consumer product industries.