Jason Glaser
Jason GlaserCEO
Jason is the founder and CEO of La Isla Network, an occupational health research organization and consultancy dedicated to ending heat related illnesses, including chronic kidney disease from non-traditional causes (CKDnT) among workers and their communities worldwide. His objective is to drive research and policy that furthers understanding and prevention of occupational heat stress and CKDnt.
Ilana Weiss
Ilana WeissSenior Director of Public Health and Policy
She is the project lead for the research our team has done in Nicaragua and El Salvador. Her background is in international development, global health, and anthropology.
Scott Montegna
Scott MontegnaCOO
He oversees the organization’s internal operations that support the on-the-ground programs that research the driving factors of Chronic Kidney Disease of non-traditional causes (CKDnt) and occupational health interventions to mitigate the risks.
Ineke Wesseling
Ineke Wesseling
Ineke is the epidemiologist at La Isla Network. She works together with the International LIN Research Team on studying the causes of non-traditional chronic kidney disease (CKDnt) and the impact of prevention measures among workers at risk. Ineke is also an associated researcher at the Institute of Environmental Medicine of the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden.
Esteban Arias
Esteban Arias
Esteban is an Occupational health and environmental hygiene engineer. His specialty is the measurement of thermal stress and workload mainly in environments affected by climate change. He also evaluates work conditions in the field sites and assesses interventions designed to improve working conditions on the fields.

Scientific Advisory Board

The Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) ensures that the research La Isla Network funds and other research we help design is of the highest quality. The SAB assesses the research priorities of the Network, the merits of research we fund, and provides evaluations of other parties’ research to use in our communications about CKDnT.

Kristina Jakobsson
Kristina Jakobsson
Kristina is a physican, specialist in occupational and environmental medicine. At La Isla network, She is part of the Adelante Initiative and focuses on workplace exposure assessments for epidemiologic studies. She does research on how to use GIS as a tool for understanding CKD and its environmental correlates in Central America, India, and Sri Lanka.
David Wegman
David Wegman
David is principle investigator on intervention studies directed at reducing or eliminating chronic kidney disease among sugarcane workers. He is an epidemiologist, Professor Emeritus at University of Massachusetts Lowell and Adjunct Professor at Harvard School of Public Health.
Vidhya Venugopal
Vidhya Venugopal
Vidhya is an Environmental Chemist and Industrial Hygienist, she focuses on Occupational Heat Stress impacts on health and productivity on workers in formal and informal sectors in the climate change context. Dr. Vidhya is a Professor of Occupational and Environmental Health at Sri Ramachandra University of Higher Education and Research based in Chennai, India.
Tord Kjellstrom
Tord Kjellstrom
Tord Kjellstrom has been a researcher and academic teacher over four decades, primarily in the environmental and occupational epidemiology fields, initially carrying out epidemiological studies of the effects of cadmium, lead, methyl-mercury, asbestos and children’s traffic accidents.
Hans Kromhout
Hans Kromhout
Hans Kromhout is an international authority on occupational and environmental exposure assessment and epidemiology based at the Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences at Utrecht University in the Netherlands. Kromhout’s work has covered the health effects of chemical and physical (EMF) agents in the workplace and general environment.

Board of Directors

La Isla Network’s board consists of Jason Glaser as president, Nate Raines as chair, Ryan Scales as secretary, Mark Thomas as advisor, Eric Gilroy as advisor, Mónica Pina as advisor and Vidhya Venugopal as advisor. If you have interest or know someone who would be interested in the governance and fundraising of La Isla Network please contact us.