Alvin Chun

San Francisco, CA



Alvin Chun provides worldwide consultation and motivational training in risk communication, public involvement, negotiations and leadership. "Bringing Out the Best in People" has been the theme of his 40-year career.


Alvin is dedicated to helping organizations understand how they can better secure the support of their clients, the public or stakeholders especially on controversial issues. His motivational workshops and seminars have empowered organizations to improve their relationships with others so they can begin working more effectively in reaching solutions. Similarly, his work has also helped individuals improve their effectiveness with peers, colleagues, subordinates, and even friends and family members.


While at the US Environmental Protection Agency, Alvin served as Director of the National Center for Risk Communication and Public Involvement from 2005-2007. There he taught organizations how to approach risk communication and public involvement to better achieve their goals.


Prior to that, Captain Alvin Chun served in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps where he held numerous positions at the U.S. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). At the EPA, Region 9 Office, he served in various field and managerial positions.


As the Senior Environmental Health Policy Advisor at the EPA, he taught risk communication and public involvement to Federal, state, local agencies dealing with controversial issues such as land management, emergency management, environmental justice, air pollution, water pollution, pesticide safety, and hazardous waste contamination. He has traveled extensively to Australia, Canada, the People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong, Mexico, New Zealand, Taiwan, Switzerland, and various U.S. Territories including Guam, Saipan and Puerto Rico to teach and offer his expertise. He has also mediated and facilitated environmental and organizational disputes between various agencies and interest groups.