Press Release

June 24, 2022: Prof. Harilal Patel joins ICHRRF as Treasurer

The ICHRRF Board welcomes veteran academic, international government and private consultant, and charitable citizen Prof. Harilal Patel as Treasurer. Patel is a retired Environmental scientist and Pharmaceutical entrepreneur. A graduate of IIT Mumbai and the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis (MSc., MS. MPH), he is Adjunct Professor of Environmental Monitoring and Occupational Health.

He has worked 45 years in the Environmental Quality field in consulting, government and personal business. He is a member of the international organization, Air and Waste management Association. He has chaired the Environmental Education Committee, the SW PA Air Quality Partnership, is a member of the Heinz Foundation’s Environment and Energy committee to help Eastern Europe, has visited and monitored Russia and the Czech Republic as advisor to the air quality monitoring program on behalf of USEPA. He has presented on the subject in South Korea and India.

His family adopted a two-mile highway for 15 years to maintain cleanliness under the Keep America Beautiful program. In addition, he has worked with refugee settlement and the homeless for the last 20 years.

He is an active member of interfaith community in Monroeville, PA and served on local municipal committees. For 6 years, he served on Pennsylvania Attorney general and Governors’ committee on Asia pacific advisory committee.