Founded in 1988, under her leadership HAZMED has received over $200,000,000 in contracts and over $145,000,000 in total revenues.

Ms. Sales has a masters degree in environmental engineering, a bachelors in microbiology from Howard University, and 30 years of professional experience developing and implementing federal regulations, policies, and strategies for the management of hazardous, radioactive, and medical wastes; and for the cleanup of contaminated sites. She has guided waste management policies for federal, state, and local agencies, congressional staff, and industry, addressed media inquiries, participated in congressional hearings, and chaired national and regional waste forums.

For the first 10 years of her environmental career, Ms. Sales served in the EPA Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response in various capacities up to branch chief managing a wide range of rulemaking, implementation, and enforcement activities. She also served at the Department of Energy (DOE) as Chief of the Resource Conservation & Recovery Act/Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation & Liability Act (RCRA/CERCLA) Unit in the Office of Environmental Guidance. She managed and directed the development of policy guidance documents for DOE Headquarters and field offices. Working closely with the Assistant Secretary of Environment, Safety, and Health, she developed strategies for regulatory compliance and environmental restoration for contaminated sites.

Ms. Sales has received numerous awards and commendations. Congress recognized her as an Outstanding Woman in Scientific and Technical Careers. She participated in the 39th National Security Seminar at the Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania. EPA honored her with a Bronze Medal and the Women in Science and Engineering Award. More recently, the Governor’s Office for the State of Maryland, McDonald’s Corporation, the Prince George’s County Chamber of Commerce, the U.S. Small Business Administration, Collective Banking Group, Inc., the Minority Business and Professional Network, and many others honored Ms. Sales for her business and civic achievements.

Ms. Sales serves on the Foundation Board of Bowie State University, the Foundation Board of Doctors Community Hospital in Lanham, Maryland, and the Prince Georges Suite Magazine Advisory Board. She owns the Johnson Browne Business Center where new and emerging businesses find incubator space. She and her husband have five children and eight grandchildren.