Ms. Balge is a specialist in health impact assessment, public health management, and implementation for extractive industries. She also offers considerable experience in food/water/sanitation in developing countries. Working in collaboration with NewFields’ Dr. Gary Krieger, she took the field of health impact assessment to an international stage for the extractive industries while focusing on developing countries. Ms. Balge earned a B.S. and an M.S. in community/occupational health. She is a certified occupational health nurse specialist in CO.