Who We Are
Leora Jaeger, President, LJS Consulting, Inc.
Ms. Jaeger has over 36 years of experience in public health and public transportation planning. Formed in 1989, LJS Consulting has taken lead roles in planning projects throughout the nation and in New Mexico. From 2002 through 2009, Ms. Jaeger served as the planning consultant for the Sandoval County Community Health Alliance, which included work in small rural Hispanic communities, and ten tribal communities. Ms Jaeger was the lead in preparing over $1.5 million successful grant applications to support unmet community health needs in the County. LJS Consulting has prepared community health profiles for the Sandoval County and Bernalillo County Health Councils. From 2002-20012 Ms. Jaeger was the co-lead for MyCommunityNM, the state's only bi-lingual, on-line community resource directory, and Ms. Jaeger has served as a consultant to SHARE New Mexico since 2012.
Ms. Jaeger has a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from the University of California at Los Angeles, a Master’s in City and Regional Planning from Harvard University, and training in community empowerment and in Community Based Participatory Research from the University of New Mexico Master’s in Public Health Program.
Malcolm Siegel, Vice President, LJS Consulting, Inc.
Malcolm Siegel, PhD, MPH is a specialist in the geochemistry, treatment and public health assessment of drinking water resources. In addition to being Vice President of LJS, Consulting, Inc, he is currently an adjunct faculty member at the School of Medicine at the University of New Mexico and in Albuquerque, NM. During a 30-year career at Sandia National Laboratories (1981-2011), he led research teams involved in studies of environmental geochemistry, groundwater remediation, and drinking water treatment, supporting the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Site (WIPP), the Yucca Mountain Project, the DOE Innovative Treatment and Remediation Demonstration program, and projects dealing with uranium mining and treatment of groundwaters with high radionuclide and arsenic levels in rural New Mexico. He is the author of over 60 scientific reports, book chapters and peer-reviewed articles. He received a Ph.D. in Geological Sciences/Geochemistry from Harvard University, and a Masters in Public Health/Epidemiology from the University of New Mexico.
Dr. Siegel is active in a number of non-profit organizations focused on science education, citizen science and engineering programs that support underserved communities. At the New Mexico Museum of Natural History, he is the 2015-President Elect of the Volunteers Association, a Museum docent, and a member of the Continuing Education Committee. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Environmental Educators Association of New Mexico and of the Forgotten People, an organization supporting assistance to the residents of the Black Mesa on the Navajo Nation. He has been an active member of the non-profit organization, Engineers without Borders since 2008, serving as Chapter President and New Mexico representative to EWB-USA and is involved in water quality surveys and rain water harvesting projects on the Navajo Nation. He is the Director of Operations and Education of the Water Resources Action Projects, Inc., a non-profit organization that seeks to advance environmental peacebuilding in Israel/Palestine through construction of rain water harvesting systems at schools in the area and coordinating environmental education programs.