Joyann P Hernandez is the owner and principal consultant of Sunflower Environmental Compliance Group LLC, an environmental compliance and training company that provides businesses with unique consulting services and custom environmental compliance and engineering training. Joyann challenges the definition of business success in utilizing her professional and personal skills to promote STEAM and to support children in need. Joyann has a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Roger Williams University and a Master’s degree in Environmental Sustainability from University of Edinburgh. Joyann was named by the Society of Women’s Engineers Magazine; “2022 Women Engineer You Should Know” for her entrepreneurship and philanthropy towards children in need and outreach in the STEAM fields. Joyann was named Business' Woman of the Year in Greenlee County in 2023 by EAC Small Business Association and has been nominated as one of 2024 Gila Valley's Most Influential People.
Joyann P Hernandez is affiliated with Arizona State University Polytechnical Department as a Professional Development Instructor, a Lifetime Society Women Engineers member, and board member of Southern Arizona Environmental Management Society (SAEMS).
Joyann established Sunflower Environmental Compliance Group LLC in 2020, with the goal to create fun interactive trainings for the most seasoned professional, and to provide guidance of environmental compliance to industry. Joyann started Sunflower Environmental due to a series of unfortunate personal events from workplace fatalities and hometown environmental contamination. Today she hopes Sunflower Environmental can help companies ensure the safety of their employees, and provide businesses with knowledge of EHS to help prevent future communities from her own negative experiences. For Sunflower’s are known for absorbing heavy toxics into their own tissues, Sunflower Environmental hopes to help reduce those liabilities and risk for others.
To serve our clients with integrity and passion, while providing them with comprehensive and customized training experiences, quality environmental services and aid in an overall reduction in their environmental liability and impact.
Sunflowers are hyperaccumulators, which means they remove heavy metals and toxins from the environment they are in, by storing the metals within their own tissue.
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