Presenter Biographies

Find out more about those presenting at this year's annual conference.

Russell Abell
Associate, Geosyntec Consultants, Inc.
Russell Abell has more than 15 years of experience in consulting focusing on environmental compliance, due diligence, and site assessment/remediation. His practice includes managing/performing multimedia audits and managing lead based paint program compliance.

Richard Abrams
Emergency Manager, Santa Babara County Office of Emergency Management
Richard Abrams has 22 years experience on local, state, and federal disasters. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in geology from the University of California–Santa Barbara. He is a certified emergency manager.

Joseph Allen
Principal Scientist, Environmental Health & Engineering, Inc.
Joseph Allen earned his doctor of science and master’s of public health degrees from the Boston University School of Public Health.

Joshua Ames
Radiation Safety Specialist, Boston University/EHS – Medical Physics and Radiation Protection
Joshua Ames has been with Boston University since October 2009 with additional non-ionizing safety responsibilities. He has previous radiation safety experience in medical, research, and industrial settings since 2002.

Kyle Angjelo
Senior Laboratory Safety Specialist, Princeton University EHS
Kyle Angjelo is as safety specialist who has career experience primarily in environmental, material science, and saline synthesis chemistry. His service on safety committees in the chemical industry paved the way for the career change. 

Andrea Antell
Director, Technical Program Sales, PSC Environmental Services
Andrea Antell has been involved in hazardous waste sales throughout the United States for more than 18 years. Much of that time has been spent in the education, healthcare, and pharmaceutical industries.

Brian Armstrong
Co-Founder, Minus80 Monitoring
As part of the founding team at Minus80 Monitoring, Brian Armstrong brings a deep level of experience in critical system monitoring that is tailored for the academic laboratory research environment.

Peter Ashbrook
Director, University of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign

Bruce Backus
Assistant Vice Chancellor, Washington University in St. Louis
Bruck Backus is as CSHEMA past president and past chair of the EPA College and Universities Sector Coordinating Committee. He has a master’s degree in chemical engineering and a MBA.

Mark Bagby
Director of Emergency Management, Washington University in St. Louis
Mark Bagby is also an adjunct faculty member at St. Louis University and an instructor for FEMA. He serves on the CSHEMA Board of Directors.

Reed Barrett
CEO, Life Safety Link
Reed Barrett founded LifeSafetyLink in 2013 and holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Mississippi. Reed was involved in a tragic fire in 2004 when his on-campus fraternity house caught fire and three of his friends did not survive.

Jeff Bartlett
Production Manager, Resident Lighting Designer, Weitz Center for Creativity, Carleton College
Jeff Bartlett joined Carleton College in 2012, just prior to the Weitz Center (home of theater and dance) opening. He has more than 25 years prior experience in the small and mid-sized professional arts world as artistic/executive director.

Tate Berkan
Travelers Insurance IH Lab, Industrial Hygiene Laboratory

Anthony Blatnica
Medical Physicist/RF Safety Officer, Boston University/EHS – Medical Physics and Radiation Protection
Anthony Blatnica has a master’s degree in medical physics from the University of Texas.

Michael Blayney
Executive Director, Research Safety, Northwestern University

Jennifer Borgert
Research Safety Professional, University of Minnesota
Jennifer Borgert has more than seven years of experience with the Department of Environmental Health and Safety. Prior to coming to the university, she worked as an environmental consultant.

Jay Brakensiek
EHS Manager, Claremont University Consortium
Jay Brakensiek has 24 years experience in EHS. He has a bachelor’s degree in biology and a master’s degree in biosciences from Truman State University, as ewll as a master’s degree in industrial hygiene from the University of Southern California. He is a certified safety professional.

Catherine Brennan
Chemcal Hygiene Officer, University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill
Prior to working in EHS, Catherine Brennan was a synthetic organic chemist in the pharmaceutical industry.

Bruce Brown
Director, Environmental Health & Safety, University of Texas Health Science Center–Houston
Bruce Brown has more than 15 years of experience in the field. He graduated from the University of Texas. 

Kimi Bush
Laboratory Safety Specialist, University of Pennsylvania
Prior to her current job, Kimi Bush spent five years performing synthetic organic chemistry in the Medical Chemistry Department at Merck & Co., Inc. She holds a master’s degree.

Jim Caesar
Emergency Manager, University of California–Santa Barbara
Jim Caesar’s goal is to build a strong “culture of preparedness” though numerous programs, including Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and American Red Cross programs.

Debra Campbell
EHS Manager, University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center
Debra Campbell earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts–Amherst. 

Celeste Caskey
Environmental Protection and Chemical Safety Manager, Wake Forest School of Medicine
Celeste Caskey is a certified safety professional and has a master's degree in occupational safety and health.

Johnny Centineo
Executive Director, Management and Safety Program, University of Nevada–Las Vegas
Johnny Centineo’s responsibilities include fire and life safety, occupational and health safety, environmental and lab safety, radiation safety, safety training, and chemical inventory.

Brandon Chance
Chemical Safety Program Manager, Princeton University
Brandon Chance received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Texas Lutheran University and his master’s degree in chemistry from Texas A&M University. He has served numerous roles at Texas A&M University–Qatar’s campus. 

Catherine Christensen
Emergency Preparedness & Business Continuity Program Manager, California Institute of Technology
Catherine Christensen has more than 14 years of emergency management experience working as an emergency manager both in higher education and for an airline in Canada. She holds a degree in social sciences from the University of British Columbia and various certifications.

Michael Chuah
Manager, Environmental Programs, California Institute of Technology
Michael Chuah is a certified hazardous materials manager, certified project management professional, and a certified environmental, safety, and health trainer. He has 15 years experience with a background in environmental toxicology and hazardous materials management strategies with experience ranging from small businesses to multinational corporations.

John Covely
Public Communications Specialist, University of North Carolina­–Chapel Hill
John Covely has more than 40 years experience in social marketing, as marketing director the United States’ second largest state association, and marketing director of an acute care hospital. In his own marketing firm, Covely represented more than 100 companies.

Mary Crabtree
Workplace Safety Manager, University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill
Mary Crabtree has worked in the field of health and safety for more than 20 years.

Todd Creamer
Associate, Geosyntec Consultants, Inc.
Todd Creamer has 16 years of experience in environmental consulting services, surface water hydrology, and oil and natural gas exploration/production. Creamer’s work has focused on the characterization of and remedial strategy for industrial and campus clients.

Kevin Creed
Manager, ChemTracker Program, Stanford University EHS
Kevin Creed has more than 27 years of experience as a health and safety professional in higher education. He has been the EHS director at both University of California–Merced and Humboldt State University and has also held positions at University of California–Berkeley and University of California–Santa Barbara. 

Denise Daggett
Industrial Hygiene Manager, The Scripps Research Institute
Denise Daggett has served as the industrial hygiene manager at The Scripps Research Institute  California campus for 10 years. Prior to joining Scripps, she served as corporate EHS director at AMEC Earth & Environmental for 14 years. 

Andrea Davidson
Chemical Laboratory Safety Manager, University of Alabama

Robert Deaver
Chemcial Information Officer, University of Nevada–Las Vegas
Robert Deaver is a graduate of University of Nevada–Las Vegas with a degree in computer science. Deaver helped implement and monitor various state-of-the-art software programs that have helped to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the risk management.

Steven Deck
Assistant Director, University of Maryland–Baltimore
Steven Deck has a MBA from the University of Baltimore and is working on his doctorate of management degree. He is also a certified biological safety professional.

Debbie Decker
Safety Manager, University of California–Davis

John DeLaHunt
Risk and Life Safety Manager, University of Texas–San Antonio
John DeLaHunt has managed EHS and risk in higher education since 1989. At Colorado College, he launched a comprehensive EHS program. At The University of Texas–San Antonio, he serves as the university's fire marshal and risk manager.

Patricia Delaney
Environmental Health & Safety Officer, Bridgewater State University
Patricial Delaney has a bachelor’s degree in speech communication from Bridgewater State University and a master’s degree in environmental policy and management from University of Denver.

Patrick Durbin
Manager of Risk Control, University of Texas System
Patrick Durbin manages the environmental, safety, business continuity, and emergency preparedness services provided to the nine academic and six health institutions in the Universiy of Texas System.

Nancy Eaker
Laboratory Safety Manager, Texas A&M University Health Science Center
Nancy Eaker has a bachelor’s degree in biology and 10 years of experience in EHS.

Michele Edenfield
EHS Professional II, Emory University
Michele Edenfield joined Emory in July 2013. Before her work with EHS, she worked in research labs for eight years, performing fungal genetics and avian influenza research.

Jan Eggum
Laboratory Safety Specialist, University of Kentucky
Jan Eggum earned a bachelor's degree in environmental health from Eastern Kentucky University and has a master's in public health from the University of Kentucky.  She has more than 10 years experience in laboratory safety.

Richard Ellison
Hospital Epidemiologist, University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center
Richard Ellison, M.D., is both a professor of medicine and microbiology and physiological systems at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Dennis Elmore
EHS Manager, University of Missouri
Dennis Elmore began his EHS career in 1990 and has worked in higher education since 1999. His duties include diverse areas of practice including laboratory safety, indoor air quality, industrial hygiene, construction safety, and fire and life safety.

Stephen Elwood
Associate Director, EHS, Princeton University
Stephen Elwood manages the laboratory safety, chemical waste, laser safety, hazardous material management, and shipping programs.

John Fellers
Director, Safety, Security, and Parking , Texas A&M Health Science Center
John Fellers has a master’s degree with an emphasis in safety management from Texas A&M University–Commerce and more than 16 years of experience in environmental health.

Meagan Fitzpatrick
Environmental Health & Safety Professional, Emory University
Meagan Fitzpatrick directly supports the Emory’s biosafety officer in the Research Safety/Biosafety Division of EHSO. She works to improve the safety culture of research labs through the application of biorisk management systems, risk assessment, training, and inspection.

Mike Fonda
Health and Safety Specialist, Stanford University
Mike Fonda is the ergonomics program manager at Stanford University. He holds a master’s in kinesiology and is a certified professional ergonomist.

Robert Foster
Director of Automation Services, Environmental Health & Engineering, Inc.
Bob Foster organizes the development of Microsoft SharePoint-based applications to support small and large EHS and biosafety programs.

Matt Fragala
Senior Scientist, Environmental Health & Engineering, Inc.
Matt Fragala earned his master’s degree in environmental health science from the University of Massachusetts–Amherst. Fragala is a certified industrial hygienist.

Kara Franke
Director of Occupational Safety & Training, Warren Wilson College
Kara Franke previously specialized in laboratory safety at the University of Colorado.

Sabine Fritz
Research Safety Professional, University of Minnesota
Sabine Fritz has been with the University of Minnesota for 15 years. She has worked in research labs and building management. She began working as a research safety professional with the Department of EHS two years ago.

Erich Fruchtnicht
Radiation Safety Officer, Texas A&M Health Science Center
Erich Fruchtnicht holds a bachelor’s degree in nuclear engineering and master’s degree in health physics from Texas A&M University. He has worked in radiation safety since 2002 and has extensive experience in environmental and occupational safety.

Doug Gallucci
Environmental Programs Manager, University of Washington, EHS
Doug Gallucci has more than 20 years experience in hazardous waste operations and emergency response. He established and leads the University of Washington Pre-Entry Assessment Team, specializing in post-disaster hazardous materials assessment.

Larry Gibbs
Associate Vice Provost for EHS, Stanford University
Larry Gibbs more than 25 years of experience in academic institutions. He has authored more than 30 publications, co-authored two books, and served as officer in a number of international professional associations.

James Gibson
Assistant Vice Chancellor, EHS, University of California–Los Angeles

Marc Goldsmith
EHS Specialist, Texas A&M University Health Science Center
Marc Goldsmith also serves as assistant fire marshal at the Texas A&M University Health Science Center. He is a certified fire inspector by the International Code Council. He has a bachelor’s degree from Texas State University.

Marc A. Gomez
Assistant Vice Chancellor, Facilities Management/EHS, University of California–Irvine
Marc Gomez has more than 25 years of professional EHS experience. He certified industrial hygienist, certified safety professional; he has a master’s degree in public health.  

Dora Gosen
Safety Engineer, California Institute of Technology
Before joining California Institute of Technology in 2011, Dora Gosen had a 12-year career in health and safety, both in industry and academia.

Peter Greaney, M.D.
Medical Director & CEO, WorkCare, Inc.

Peter P. Greaney, M.D., is the president and chief executive officer of WorkCare. He is board-certified in occupational medicine and family practice and is a specialist in toxicology. Dr. Greaney has designed occupational medicine programs for a variety of clients.

Kathryn Harris
Senior Outreach and Education Specialist, National Institutes of Health, Office of Biotechnology Activities
Kathryn Harris joined the Office of Biotechnology Activities in 2004. In her current role, she develops national and regional programs.

Mary House
Emergency Management Program Co-Leader, Woodard & Curran
Mary House is an environmental professional working on emergency management, hazard mitigation, and environmental compliance projects for colleges and universities. She jointly manages Woodard & Curran’s hazard mitigation and emergency management practice.

Leslie Hubble
Environmental Health & Safety Professional, Emory University EHSO
Leslie Hubble has 12 years of experience. Hubble has assisted with the development and implementation environmental compliance programs, including inspections and underground storage tanks.

Marcy Huey
Assistant Director, University of Alabama
Marcy Huey is a doctoral student at the University of Alabama. She served as the Lab Safety Community of Practice leader before being elected to the CSHEMA Board of Directors.

Mary Kristin Ivanovich
Emergency Management Program Co-Leader, Woodard & Curran
Mary Kristin Ivanovich is a project manager with more than 12 years experience providing environmental compliance and emergency preparedness and response services. She has worked with more than 70 colleges, universities, and hospitals to address emergency management.

Chris Jenkins
Director of Biosafety, Western IRB, Institutional Biosafety Committee Services
Jenkins has served various roles in his career, but is best known for work in biological safety. He has served on IBCs in university, private research institute, and clinical settings, and has experience overseeing research compliance.

Holland Jordan
Managing Director ChemStewards, Society of Chemical Manufactures and Affiliates
Holland Jordan has a doctorate from the University of Florida.

Joe Kanabrocki
Assistant Dean for Biosafety, University of Chicago

David S. Kang
Energy Industrial Hygienist, University of California–Irvine
David Kang is a LEED accredited professional and holds a master’s in environmental health sciences from the University of California–Berkeley.

Steven Karlman
Manager Research Safety Training, Northwestern University
Steve Karlman received a bachelor’s degree in biology from University of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign and is working on his master’s degree in information systems at Northwestern University.

Peter Kelly-Joseph
Environmental Manager, Tufts University
Peter Kelly-Joseph is responsible for management of environmental compliance on Tufts three Massachusetts campuses. He has expertise in permitting, compliance, and management of environmental compliance operations for the higher education industry. He holds a master's degree in environmental management and previously worked at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. He was elected president of the Campus Consortium for Environmental Excellence in 2014.

Courtney Kerr
Director, Eastern Virginia Medical Center

Yong Kim
Industrial Hygiene and Safety Program Manager, Stanford University EHS
Working at Stanford University EHS for 16 years, Yong Kim has supported the university’s occupational health and safety programs for both research and non-research populations. Currently, he also provides oversight of the university’s hazardous materials management.

Cathleen King
Chemical Hygiene Officer, Yale University
Cathy King started her industrial hygiene career as a compliance officer with OSHA and later worked as the industiral hygienist for a chemical manufacturer, before spending the past 16 years at Yale University.

Brad King
University Safety Officer, Washington University in St. Louis
Brad King has worked at Washington University in St. Louis for the past 15 years and is responsible for managing the occupational safety division of EHS. This includes overseeing workplace safety programs and initiatives.

Joe Klancher
Research Safety Program Manager, University of Minnesota
Prior to working at the university, Joe Klancher managed safety activities at a large medical and research facility in Minnesota. He has a master’s of public health.

Maureen Kotlas
Director, University of Maryland–Baltimore
Maureen Kotlas has previously served as director at the University of Missouri, Harvard University, the University of Maryland. She is a certified safety professional.

Michael Labosky
Assistant to the Director, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Michael Labosky manages various projects, including laboratory hazard assessment and inspections, and participates in design review for renovation and construction of new labs. He was previously the principal/owner of CIH Consulting.

Ginger Lambert
Director, San Jacinto Community College

Doug Larson
Principal, Geosyntec Consultants, Inc.
Doug Larson is a licensed professional engineer with more than 20 years of experience on environmental remediation projects throughout the United States. His technical focus is on the development of remediation systems.

Charles Lee
Managing Consultant, Trinity Consultants
Charles Lee has more than 13 years of extensive air quality monitoring and regulatory compliance and audit experience in local, state, and federal environmental regulations. He is an accredited lead verifier.

Richard Lemoine
Director of Environmental & Emergency Management, University of Massachusetts–Lowell
Richard Lemoine has more than 29 years of environmental and emergency management experience. He coordinates and manages a team of professionals that provide a comprehensive service.

Jerry Livingston
Assistant Professor, Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Nursing
Jerry Livingston received his Ph.D. in nursing education from Capella University and spent 10 years in management.

Leslie Lutz
Emergency Management Coordinator, Texas A&M Health Science Center
Leslie Lutz holds a master’s degree in urban planning with an emphasis in environmental hazard management from Texas A&M University.

Wayne Maines
Director, Safety and Environmental Management, University of Maine
Wayne Maines also spent 10 years as the EHS manager for a global chemical company and four years as the safety director at West Virginia University. Maines has a bachelor’s degree Cornell University.

Larry Martinez
Safety Engineer, California Institute of Technology

Betsy Matos
Lab Safety Program Manager, Iowa State University
Betsy Matos has been a working in the EHS field for the last eight years.

Josh Maurer
Associate Professor, Washington University at St. Louis

Kevin McGrath
Senior Manager of Environmental Affairs, Veolia ES Technical Solutions
Veolia ES Technical Solutions provides a complete range of services for the management of hazardous waste. Kevin McGrath has worked for Veolia ES Technical Solutions for more than 25 years.

Kelly McQueeney
Associate Director, Harvard University
Kelly McQueeney manages the project support services and remediation group for Harvard University. Her group works closely with the schools to effectively manage environmental and safety issues for master planning and capital construction projects. 

Wayne Moore
Vice President, Hughes Associates, Inc.
Wayne Moore is a licensed professional fire protection engineer and a principal and vice president with the fire protection engineering and code-consulting firm, Hughes Associates, Inc., located in the company’s Rhode Island office.

Mark Murray
Assistant Director, University of Washington
Mark Murray has worked for the university since 1989.

Robin Newberry
Director, Clemson University

Amy Orders
Assistant Director, North Carolina State University

Alayna Parker
Safety Engineer, University of California–Berkeley
Alayna Parker holds a master’s degree in safety science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. She has previous worked as a U.S. Department of Defense civilian.

Joseph Passante
Associate Director, University of Pennsylvania
Joseph Passante is the associate director for industrial hygiene programs in the Office of Environmental Health and Radiation Safety at the University of Pennsylvania. 

Suzanne Pisano
Director of Compliance, GeoInsight, Inc.
Suzanne Pisano has more than 20 years engineering consulting experience working for industrial, university, and hospital facilities. She has developed EMS programs.


Paula Pleger
EHS Professional I, Emory University
Paula Pleger was first employed by Emory University in 2008 as a radiation safety technician and joined the Research Safety Program in 2010. 

Kevin Poulin
Senior Account Manager, Triumvirate Environmental
Kevin Poulin has worked in the hazardous waste management field for more than 25 years. He has a bachelor’s degree in environmental science.

JoAnn Ranslow
Chemical and Laboratory Manager and Safety Officer, University of Massachusetts Medical School
JoAnn Ranslow has worked as an EHS engineer in the manufacturing, university, hospital, and consulting fields for more than 30 years. She has developed and managed pharmaceutical waste programs and online laboratory safety training programs.

Bill Reichle
Owner, Bill Reichle Associates, LLC
Bill Reichle has more than 25 years experience in the fall protection industry, specializing in fall hazard remediation projects. He brings extensive expertise from several leading national and international fall protection manufacturers.

Kalpana Rengarajan
Biosafety Officer/Associate Director, Emory University EHSO
Kalpanan Rengarajan currently serves on committees on American Biological Safety Association (ABSA) and CSHEMA for developing professional development courses. She has worked as a scientist for more than 15 years including at National Institutes of Health.

Bill Reynolds
Director of Theater Safety and Occupational Health, Yale School of Drama/Yale Repertory Theatre
Bill Reynolds has been on the faculty at the Yale School of Drama since 1982. He initiates, coordinates, and implements the safety and health programs.

Douglas Rice
Laboratory Director, Colorado State University
Doug Rice has been in his role for more than 21 years. He has consulted and lectured internationally on the topics of mold identification and remediation.

Frank Schaefer
Director of Laboratory Safety and Environmental Health, Rockefeller University
Frank Schaefer has worked at Rockefeller for 15 years.

Markus Schaufele
Director, Northwestern University
Markus Schaufele is a member of ASSE, the Chicago Section of AIHA, and CSHEMA. He received a bachelor’s degree in EHS.

Anne Schmidlin
Occupational Safety Specialist, University of Rochester
Anne Schmildlin has been in her role since 2002. She has a master’s degree in EHS management.

Peter Schneider
EHS Director, University of Massachusetts–Boston

Caz Scislowicz
Director, California Institute of Technology
Caz Scislowicz has a background in health physics, laboratory safety, and emergency preparedness, and for the past 35 years, deployed risk management strategies in support of university research activities.

Anna Sitek
Research Safety Professional, University of Minnesota

Anna Sitek also serves as a service partner to the College of Science and Engineering. She has training in chemistry and chemical engineering and has been part of the research safety team for two years.

Jay Smith
Executive Vice President, Lewellyn Technology
Jay Smith has been with the company for over 13 years. As project manager for arc flash safety, he has experience working with many industries including colleges and universities and municipalities.

Don Smith
Senior Business Development Manager, Trinity Consultants, EHS Technology
Donald Smith has more than 20 years of successful, over-quota computer industry sales and sales management experience. He has worldwide sales and marketing executive responsibilities.

Brandon Smith
Assistant Director, University of North Florida
Brandon currently serves as the assistant director of EHS, insurance, risk management, and building code.

Ken Smith
Manager for Laboratory Safety, University of California Office of the President
Ken Smith assists all 10 University of California campuses in their efforts to improve their laboratory safety programs. He holds a board certification in industrial hygiene.

Thom C. Smith
President, Exposure Control Technologies, Inc.
Thomas C. Smithis a leader in safety and energy management for research facilities. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from North Carolina State University and has a master’s degree.

Sara Souza
Research Safety Specialist, University of California–Berkeley
Sara Souza has worked in childhood lead poisoning prevention and environmental consulting and is currently an industrial hygienist. She supports research labs, animal facilities, greenhouses, and field stations.

Ronnie Souza
Director, EHS, University of New England
Ronnie Souze has more than 37 years experience. Previous employment has included E.I. DuPont Medical Research/Radio-Pharmaceutical Division and The Children’s Hospital in Boston.

Dick T. Sun
Associate Deputy Director of EHS, University of California–Irvine
Dick Sun received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry and Asian Studies from the University of California–Santa Barbara and his master’s degree in public administration from California State University–Long Beach. He has 24 years of experience.

Erik Talley
Director, Weill Medical College of Cornell University

Lisa Teel
Emergency Preparedness Manager, University of Oklahoma
Lisa Teel is a certified emergency manager for the State of Oklahoma. She holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in administration from the University of Oklahoma.

Dionna Thomas
EHS Specialist II, Emory University
Dionna Thomas has been in the field of EHS seven years.

Mark Trojanowski
Project Manager, California Institute of Technology

Adrienne Turner
Director, ISN
Adrienne Turner leads the company’s efforts within the public sector. Turner has been with ISN for eight years working closely with clients around the globe to implement ISN.

Jude Van Buren
Director, University of Washington
Jude has served as the director of EHS at the University of Washington for seven years. Her background is in public health.  

Brian J Vetter
Radiation Safety Officer, University of Minnesota
Brian Vetter joined the University of Minnesota as a health physicist in 1992 after receiving his master’s in nuclear engineering from the University of Missouri.

Nicholas Waddell
Senior Lab Safety Specialist, Northwestern University, Office for Research Safety
Nick Waddell has worked in health and safety for five years, the last three at Northwestern University. He holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Wayne State University.

Patrick Wolf
Assistant Director, EHS, University of Maryland–Baltimore
Patrick Wolf has served in this capacity for 20years. He has a bachelor’s degree in Biology and an MBA.

Stephanie Woolf
Director, EHS, University of Nevada–Reno
Stephanie Woolf has 10 years experience as the director of EHS programs in higher education settings.

Ellie Wulliman
Thermal Protection Specialist, DuPont
Ellie Wulliman earned her bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Valparaiso University and has been with DuPont for seven years, mostly supporting DuPont™ Nomex®. 

Dag Yemenu
Vice President, Technical and Customer Support, ISN
Before joining ISN, Dag Yemenu had engineering careers in the power generation and aviation industries. He is a frequent speaker on the topic of contractor management.

Michael Zittle
Radioactive Material Compliance Manager, University of Washington EHS
Michael J. Zittle holds a bachelor’s degree in EHS from California State University–Northridge and a master’s in radiation health physics from Oregon State University.

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