Bryan R. Beamer, Ph.D., P.E., CSP
Bryan Beamer has more than 20 years of experience as an industrial engineer, engineer and educator. He has worked as an industrial engineer at Rittal Corporation, an engineer at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, and an associate professor at the University of Wisconsin-Stout.
Earl H. Blair, Ph.D., CSP, FASSP
Earl Blair is a visiting lecturer at Indiana University. His experience includes years of industrial safety management, consulting and training throughout the U.S. and internationally. He researches safety culture, leadership and employee engagement. Blair is a CSP and ASSP Fellow.
Wyatt Bradbury, CSP, CIH
Wyatt Bradbury serves as an HSE Advisor for Hitachi Rail serving projects throughout the United States. He has experience in aquatic and recreation risk management, electrical construction, powerline safety, rail safety, and safety consulting. He holds CSP, ASP, CHST, and CIT certifications from the BCSP and is pursuing a Master of Engineering in Advanced Safety Engineering and Management from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Lisa A. Capicik, CSP, ASP, CHST
For the past 16 years, as safety director for a large general contractor, Lisa Capicik, CSP, has worked to bridge the technical requirements of safety with sustainable improvements to organizational teams that meet best practice standards in safety and health.
Rosa A. Carrillo
Rosa Carrillo, author of “The Relationship Factor in Safety Performance,” is dedicated to promoting safety, well-being and inclusion in the workplace. She has helped safety professionals transform their companies’ safety performance for more than 25 years working internationally in the oil and gas, pharmaceutical, nuclear, mining, manufacturing and power generation industries.
Thomas R. Courtney, CSP
Tom Courtney is an OSH program manager at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Courtney has 30 years of experience as a safety and health professional and has held numerous OSH leadership positions at the field and corporate level for multinational companies, including those in the manufacturing, construction, and facility maintenance industries.
Jeff Dalto is a workplace learning and performance improvement specialist with more than 15 years of experience in safety training. He's a member of the ANSI/ASSP Z490 committee that's currently revising the ANSI/ASSP Z490.1 standard on occupational safety and health training and also helped create the new Z490.2 standard for online OSH training.
John L. Esposito
John Esposito was involved with safety over the course of his 40-year career in cargo handling transportation, logistics and supply chain management. As corporate director for Ports America, he developed and implemented safety management systems, risk assessment and auditing certification programs, emergency response programs and behavior-based safety.
Gary J. Garrahan, CHMM
Gary J. Garrahan is the manager of environment, health and safety for The Wonderful Company, a privately held grower, harvester, bottler, packager and marketer of products including fruits, nuts, flowers, water, wines and juices. He lives in Bakersfield, CA.
Danyle R. Hepler, CSP, CPEA
Danyle Hepler is a technical specialist and a corporate health and safety manager at Haley & Aldrich. She has 20 years of business and consulting experience. Hepler is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Professional Environmental Auditor (CPEA) and Certified Environmental and Safety Compliance Officer (CESCO).
Patrick J. Karol, CSP, ARM, SMS, CIT
Pat Karol began his career in a role where safety was a collateral responsibility. Now, he advises organizations on risk reduction strategies. Karol spent more than 20 years in the safety departments of Fortune 200 companies. He currently works as an independent safety consultant.
Dr. Fulwiler is President of Transformational Leadership Associates. He also is on the faculty of the Harvard School of Public Health. Prior to that, he had a 28-year career at Procter & Gamble, starting as an industrial hygienist and advancing to Director of Health and Safety Worldwide.
Eoin A. King, Ph.D.
Eoin King is an associate professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Hartford. He sits on the board of the Institute of Noise Control Engineering in the U.S. and is a member of the European Commission's Noise Expert Group.
Kurt E. Krueger, CIH, CHMM
Kurt Krueger is a principal consultant with ORCHSE Strategies LLC. He is a Certified Industrial Hygienist with more than 35 years of experience developing and implementing effective safety and health programs. He has focused on human and organizational performance and the prevention of fatal and serious injuries and illnesses.
Glenn J. Landry
Glenn Landry has studied circadian rhythms and sleep for more than 20 years. He provides sleep health training for shift workers, older adults and families. This training improves people’s physical and mental health by translating sleep science into practical interventions tailored for each individual's lived experience.
David Musgrave has designed and implemented human performance improvement change initiatives around the world to help organizations achieve performance targets. His work demonstrates that the human brain operates in predictable ways that can be harnessed to drive sustainably safe results within changing conditions and organizational cultures.
David Natalizia leads the ergonomics practice for BSI services and solutions. He is a recognized expert on slip and trip prevention, and has implemented practical solutions in hospitality, industrial, agriculture and construction environments. Natalizia has participated in standards development and research on slips and trips.
Stephen A. Newell
Steve Newell is a founding partner of ORC HSE Strategies LLC, a global membership-based networking and consulting firm. He works extensively with member companies on topics such as fatality and serious injury prevention, human and organizational performance, contractor safety and health, improved safety and health performance metrics, OSHA recordkeeping, and safety and health value analysis.
Camille P. Oakes, CSP, SMS, CIT
Camille Oakes, M.Eng., CSP, SMS, CIT, is a safety professional with 15 years of experience helping companies create better training, better culture and better business practices on their way to Better Safety. Camille combines a safety engineering education with practical experience to teach safety professionals how to reduce risk.
Bill O'Rourke spent his career at Alcoa and held several leadership positions including patent counsel, vice president of global business services, chief information officer, vice president of procurement, corporate auditor and president of Alcoa-Russia. He was also vice president of environment, health and safety. O’Rourke is one of the three authors of “The Business Ethics Field Guide: The Essential Companion to Leading Your Career and Your Company to Greatness.”
Eldeen E. Pozniak, CRSP, CMIOSH
Eldeen Pozniak is an international management consultant who specializes in occupational safety and health. She is committed to a safer world of work. Pozniak has more than 25 years of diverse industry experience within 21 countries and on five continents.
David Provan is the managing director of Forge Works. He has more than 20 years of experience as a safety director across numerous industries. Provan’s Ph.D. thesis was titled, “What Is the Role of a Safety Professional?” He is the co-host of “The Safety of Work,” a podcast with an international audience.
Steve Roberts, Ph.D.
Steve Roberts, Ph.D., is the co-founder of Safety Performance Solutions. For the past 30 years, he has been focused on implementing people-based safety processes. Roberts taught the “People-Based Safety” ASSP course from 2005-18. He also wrote the “Principles of Behavior-Based Safety” chapter in the “Handbook of Safety Principles,” published in 2018.
Lawrence J. H. Schulze, Ph.D., P.E., CPE
Lawrence Schulze is an associate professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering at the University of Houston. He is a licensed professional engineer in Texas and a Certified Professional Ergonomist. Schulze has 35 years of experience applying human factors and ergonomics in industrial and service sector settings.
Francis P. Sehn, CSP, ARM
Fran Sehn, MSA, CSP, ARM, is principal consultant for FxS Risk and Safety Consulting. Prior to establishing this consultancy, he was a vice president of risk control for Willis for more than 20 years. At Willis, Sehn provided comprehensive consulting services for global and U.S. organizations.
For more than 30 years, Bill Sims has created positive reinforcement systems that have helped large and small firms to inspire better safety performance and increase profits. He is a world-renowned keynote speaker, and recently was selected as one of the Top 10 speakers by the National Safety Council (NSC).
Dennis A. Terpin, Ph.D., OHST
Dennis A. Terpin retired as a senior industrial hygienist and emergency manager at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). He has more than 50 years of experience in occupational safety, health, laboratory safety, emergency management and response. Terpin serves on the ANSI Z88, Z88.10 and ASTM F23.65 international respiratory protection committees.
Zachary J. Toellner
Zach Toellner is a safety and health consultant and instructor based in Oklahoma City. He owns and is the primary content creator for SafetyExamAcademy.com, and serves as the lead web developer and business development manager for ExecutiveSafetyMinutes.com.
Wayne Vanderhoof, CSP
Wayne Vanderhoof, CSP, has more than 30 years of experience in public safety, mechanical engineering design and worker safety. He is the senior consultant and president of RJR Safety Inc., a safety consulting practice in the manufacturing and oil and gas industries.
Hilarie Warren, MPH, CIH
For the past 15 years, Hilarie Warren, CIH, has assisted businesses through the OSHA 21(d) Safety and Health Consultation Program, particularly with construction industry health hazards. As a course director for the OSHA Training Institute at Georgia Tech, she has taught more than 230 safety and health courses.
Michael A. Weigand, CSP
Michael A. Weigand, Ed.D., CSP, has more than 30 years of experience in the safety and health profession. He has conducted professional seminars on safety and health audits, safety management, and safety certification exam preparation. Weigand has also served as a management consultant and expert witness.
Aileen Yankowski, CIH
Aileen Yankowski has more than 30 years of leadership experience in OSH — primarily in aerospace — and continues to share her experiences with professionals at all levels of their careers. She is the co-founder of Women in IH. The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) recently recognized Yankowski with the Ruth and Larry Birkner Leadership Award.
Michael Acree, CSP, ASP, SMS, CET, CHST, OHST, STS
Mr. Acree has 40 years of experience as a safety professional involved with diverse safety issues. He has demonstrated successful implementation of continuous improvement safety processes for both public and private organizations. He is recognized as a Certified Safety Professional by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (CSP). He has served as a successful mediator with OSHA to reduce or eliminate penalties, lower OSHA incident rates, and assist companies for preparation for the OSHA VPP audits.
Kristen J. Bell, MA, MBA
Ms. Bell works with US and multinational companies to prevent serious injuries and fatalities. She is a consultant and business leader with 25 years' experience in human performance, safety leadership, and culture change. Kristen founded Krause Bell Group with Dr. Tom Krause in 2015 to accelerate the prevention of injuries and fatalities in industrial and healthcare settings. Kristen holds Masters’ degrees in both Psychology and Business Management and is a Certified Executive Coach. She is a member of the American Society of Safety Professionals, the National Safety Council, and the Campbell Institute. She is an associate member of the American Psychological Association and the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology.
Dr. Jeanette Black, EdD, SPHR-SHRM SCP
Jeanette Black is a professor in the College of STEMM at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. She is the co-author of “The Human Factor to Profitability: Building a People-Centered Culture for Long-Term Success.” Black is an occupational health nurse/nurse practitioner who has worked with Fortune 500 companies focused on developing psychologically healthy workplaces.
James Boretti, CSP
With more than 30 years of experience, James Boretti has an extensive background in safety. As a business owner, he provides leadership and oversight of business operations, including board consultations. Boretti is a CSP, member of the ASSP Code of Conduct Committee and former regional vice president of Region I.
Cynthia E. Braun, CSP, CET, CHMM
Cynthia Braun, CSP, CIT, CHMM, is the president of Braun Safety Associates and CEO of Celebrate Safety Inc. She has 27 years of safety and health experience, and provides consulting and training on safety management systems, OSHA compliance, industrial hygiene, incident investigations, and risk management. Braun serves clients in manufacturing, construction, oil and gas, food and beverage, retail, government and other industries.
T. Shane Bush
Mr. Bush is the co-founder of BushCo, Inc. whose primary mission is to “assist companies in eliminating unwanted outcomes related to human error” through the implementation of Human Performance Improvement (HPI). Shane has provided Keynote addresses and/or facilitated the 3-day HPI Practitioner course in Canada, England, Italy, Sweden, China, Singapore, Bangkok, Bali, Australia as well as numerous locations in the United States. Shane has a BS and MS in Industrial Safety, is a Registered Radiation Protection Technologist, and Certified as a Human Performance Technologist. Shane works as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Idaho.
Richard Cartwright, PE, CHMM, CPIM
Mr. Cartwright has an MBA in Operations Management from Indiana University, and a BES in Chemical Engineering from Brigham Young University. He is an internationally recognized motivational platform speaker and blogger on Hazardous Materials Management topics. Mr. Cartwright is a past president of the Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals (AHMP); recipient of the prestigious “Pete Cook Founders Award” for distinguished lifetime leadership, dedicated service, and professional achievement within the hazardous materials management profession; a “Fellow” of the Institute of Hazardous Materials Management, and author of “Hazardous Materials Management 365 Days a Year”. Currently, he serves as an AHMP Global Goodwill Ambassador.
Thomas F. Cecich, CSP, CIH
Mr. Cecich is president of TFC & Associates a safety, health and environmental management consulting firm. He serves as a strategic board advisor for Avetta, LLC. He is also a member of the ORCHSE Strategies Consulting Group in Washington, DC. He was previously vice president of EHS Global Business Support at the pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline where he had global EHS responsibility for 100 global manufacturing sites with 100,000 staff. He was installed as the 102nd president of the American Society of Safety Professionals. He is an ASSP Fellow, the Society’s highest honor. He has also served on the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) and is a past President of BCSP. He was previously the Chairman of the Board for the Manufacturing and Chemical Industry Council of North Carolina that represented 70 companies with 70,000 employees. Mr. Cecich was instrumental in launching the Center for Safety and Health Sustainability, a global nonprofit organization representing over 100,000 OSH professionals worldwide and served as the Center’s first Board chairman. Mr. Cecich earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Miami and his master’s degree from North Carolina State University, both in Industrial Engineering.
Kenneth A. Clayman, SMS
Kenneth Clayman is a safety and health professional who has spent more than 35 years working with organizations around the world to develop and apply innovative management approaches. He advocates for management systems that support safety culture and continual performance improvement. Clayman is a member of the U.S. Technical Advisory Group to ISO Technical Committee 283, which publishes ISO 45001, the international standard for occupational safety and health management systems.
Kelley Edmier, MS, CSP, CIT, CHST
Ms. Edmier is owner and president of Edmier Safety Training, Education and Consulting Services, utilizing her renowned communication skills to mentor and coach people in the classroom, in the field, and one on one. As a renaissance construction safety professional with over 30 years of experience, Kelley moves effectively and efficiently between the executive world and field staff ensuring everyone is safe, informed, and profitable. Currently, Ms. Edmier is a PhD candidate in the Safety Sciences Doctoral cohort at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, expecting to earn her PhD, in 2020.
Robert (Bob) W. Edwards
Mr. Edwards is a Human & Organizational Performance (HOP) practitioner. Bob leads organizations away from the blame model and deeper into collaboration and into building a culture of continuous improvement by learning from workers and implementing their ideas. Bob has a BS degree in mechanical engineering from Tennessee Technological University and Master’s degree in Advanced Safety Engineering Management from the University of Alabama Birmingham. His work experience includes time as a maintenance man, soldier in the U.S. Army, a design engineer, maintenance and technical support leader, safety leader and assistant plant manager.
Patricia M. Ennis, MS, CSP, ARM, CRIS
Trish Ennis is a leadership, risk management and occupational safety and health professional with more than 30 years of experience. She has expertise in many different areas, including construction, property management, healthcare and zoo and animal management.
Paul A. Esposito, CSP, CIH
Paul A. Esposito, CSP, CIH, is President of STAR Consultants, Inc. He has nearly 40 years of technical experience, and has led health, safety and environmental (HSE) consulting organizations for more than 30 years, giving him a breadth of experience working with leading companies worldwide. He holds a Master’s in Health and Safety from Johns Hopkins University. Paul is a member of the ISO 31000 technical advisory group on Risk Management and Risk Assessment, and a member of the ANSI Z16 development team on Safety and Health Metrics and Performance Measures.
Joshua J. Franklin, CSP, ARM, CET
Mr. Franklin currently serves as the Business Growth and Partnership Director for the Board of Certified Safety Professionals. Josh is a military veteran who began his U.S. Air Force career in 1997 as an aircraft crew chief in Spokane, Washington and Geilenkirchen, Germany. In 2004, Josh re- trained into Occupational Safety and culminated his nearly 21-year career as the Air Force's Safety career field manager, where he oversaw the training and development of 781 military safety professional across the globe. Josh previously served as an adjunct faculty member at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University where he taught courses on business strategy and safety and health. Josh holds a Bachelor of Science from Embry-Riddle and a Master of Business Administration from Walden University.
Shawn M. Galloway
Shawn Galloway is president of ProAct Safety, an award-winning consultant, a speaker, and the author of several bestselling books on safety strategy, culture, leadership and behavior-based safety. He is a columnist for several magazines and one of the most prolific contributors in the industry, having created more than 650 podcasts, 200 articles and 100 videos.
Krista S. Geller, Ph.D.
Ms. Geller, graduated in 2002 and 2005 with her Masters and Doctorate degrees in Human Development at Virginia Tech. Her focus was in Family Studies, Gerontology, and Marriage and Family Therapy, pinpointing the significance of interpersonal relationships throughout the human lifespan. Her exposure to human-relations research led Krista to compare systematically the aging populations in Sweden versus the United States. In 2012, she became the People-Based Safety (PBS) Global Manager for Bechtel Corporation. As a PBS teacher, coach, and consultant, Krista helped employees develop the competence and courage to actively care for the safety of themselves and their co-workers. She travelled worldwide to assist in adapting the PBS process to various cultures, languages, and work processes. She recently published two books co-authored with her dad; Actively Caring for People’s Safety: How to Cultivate a Brother’s/Sister’s Keeper Work Culture and 50 Lessons to Enrich Your Life: Proven Principles from Psychological Science. Her mission: to inspire people to take the time to actively care for the safety of themselves and others.
Philip E. Goldsmith, CSP, ARM, FASSP
Mr. Goldsmith is a safety and risk management consultant, providing practical, risk-based programs for the control of organizational exposures. He has served as the chief risk officer for the National Gallery of Art and the Federal Emergency Management Agency in Washington DC. Prior to his federal career, he was managing director of a risk management consulting firm in Boston, Massachusetts. Phil is a Certified Safety Professional, a Fellow of ASSP, and ASSP’s Edgar Monsanto Queeny Safety Professional of the Year. He has developed and taught professional development seminars for ASSP and other organizations for over 30 years.
Samuel J. Gualardo, CSP, FASSP
Samuel. J. Gualardo, M.A., CSP, FASSP, is a nationally recognized expert in occupational safety and health management. His LeadSAFE safety/risk management process is used by organizations around the world. Gualardo routinely testifies as an expert witness in workplace injury cases.
Cathy A. Hansell, J.D.
Ms. Hansell has led global culture change and management system redesigns, as an executive leader in safety, health, environment (SHE), product stewardship, sustainability and manufacturing areas, at AlliedSignal, BASF and American Standard. Cathy received a JD in Law, a MS in Environmental Toxicology (NYU Institute of Environmental Medicine) & a BS in Environmental Science & Engineering. Cathy holds thirteen certifications in Safety, Six Sigma, Quality, Sustainability and ISO 45000. She was awarded “One of the Top 100 Women in Safety” from the American Society of Safety Professionals. As the President of Breakthrough Results for the last twelve years, her firm leads companies to achieve superior risk reduction and new business value through company-wide culture transformation and sustainable, strategic business processes and systems.
Mark D. Hansen, P.E., CSP, CPE, CPEA, FASSP
Mark Hansen, P.E., CSP, CPE, CPEA, FASSP, is a past president of ASSP. He has 30 years of domestic and international experience in occupational safety and health. Hansen has written three books and more than 200 articles. He has a B.S. in psychology and an M.S. in industrial engineering from Texas A&M University.
Michael W. Hayslip, Esq., P.E., CSP
As a subject matter expert in OSHA matters including trenching and excavation work, confined spaces, scaffolding and fall protection; Mike has 30+ years of hands-on experience serving clients from private firms, municipalities, state organizations and train-the-trainer OSHA training institutes. Mike serves as an expert witness also having taught over 10,000 craft professionals in occupational safety and health matters.
Mark A. Hernandez, CHST
Mark Hernandez is passionate about empowering leaders and accelerating safety performance. After beginning his career in scaffolding, he has spent more than 20 years in safety. Hernandez worked with OSHA for 12 years and is a certified John Maxwell speaker. He enjoys informing, challenging and inspiring audiences.
Todd R. Hohn, CSP
Todd Hohn, CSP, is the managing director of ES&H at ONE Gas. He is responsible for the strategic direction and oversight of the team that supports safety, health, environmental and operational improvement for the organization.
James C. Howe, CSP
Jim Howe, CSP, specializes in safety management systems and the application of systems thinking. He chairs the ANSI/ASSP Z10 committee and is a member of the U.S. Technical Advisory Group to ISO Technical Committee 283, which publishes ISO 45001, the international standard for occupational safety and health management systems.
Jay Jamali, CSP, CHCM, CHMM
Jay Jamali is the safety director for Enviro Safetech. He has a bachelor’s degree in safety engineering and is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP). Jamali has 10 years of experience in industry and 30 years in safety consulting. He has been a member of ASSP since 1990.
James 'Skipper' Kendrick, CSP, FASSP
James "Skipper" Kendrick, CSP, has vast experience in the disciplines of safety, management, education and training. He is an ASSP Fellow, a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), a Certified Instructional Trainer (CIT) and an inaugural member of the ASSP Region III Hall of Fame.
Delaney King has worked as an instructor and adult educator for nearly 10 years. Holding a Bachelor of Education from the University of Saskatchewan and a master’s degree in adult and continuing education from the University of British Columbia, King strives to deliver professional development workshops and seminars for all types of learners.
Jonathan T. Klane, M.S., CSP, CIH, CHMM, CIT
After many years of consulting, teaching and directing safety and risk for two engineering colleges, Jonathan Klane is now part of the BioRAFT team in a new role as director of risk management and safety education. This innovative position encompasses risk management, safety culture, OSH compliance, loss control and safety education.
Thomas E. Kramer, P.E., CSP
Thom Kramer, P.E., CSP, is managing principal for LJB Inc. He has a master's degree in engineering and an MBA. He is the ANSI/ASSP Z359 committee chair and also chairs two subcommittees. Kramer is a director-at-large for ASSP.
C. David Langlois, CSP, FASSP
C. David Langlois, CSP, is president of Langlois, Weigand and Associates Inc. He has more than 35 years of experience in training and consulting. He has presented programs at several regional and national conferences, and was named an ASSP Fellow in 2010.
Alan J. Leibowitz, CSP, CIH
Alan Leibowitz, CSP, CIH, spent more than 30 years as the EHS and security leader for ITT. He chaired the committee that developed ANSI Z10, and is currently on the boards of the Board for Global EHS Credentialing (BGC) and the Occupational Hygiene Training Association (OHTA). He is the author of chapters in “The Occupational Environment” and “Patty's Industrial Hygiene.”
Kimlee Lindgren, CHST
Kim Lindgren is the deputy director for occupational health and safety at the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA). She has been part of the safety and health profession for more than 39 years. Lindgren’s passions are construction, maritime, transportation and training. She has taught for the OSHA Education Centers for 30 years.
C. Gary Lopez, MS, CSP, FASSP
C. Gary Lopez is an ASSP Fellow and a recipient of the National Safety Council’s Distinguished Service to Safety award, among other honors. His courses are based on the 45 years he has spent in safety, primarily in the chemical, pharmaceutical, medical device and construction industries.
Donald K. Martin, CSP, CIH
Mr. Martin is a safety industry veteran with over four decades of experience. His area of expertise is the design and implementation of environmental health and safety (EHS) management systems, risk management programs, fatality prevention programs, and organizational culture change initiatives for companies worldwide. Prior to joining DEKRA in 2006, Don worked successfully at every EHS level in the insurance, petrochemical, and pulp and paper industries. He earned a BS in Environmental Science from Sam Houston State University, and an MPH in Occupational Health and Aerospace Medicine from the University of Texas School of Public Health. Don is passionate about shaping the safety leaders of tomorrow and has dedicated hundreds of hours over the last 20 years mentoring younger safety professionals into leaders.
Terry L. Mathis
Mr. Mathis is the founder and CEO of ProAct Safety, an international safety and performance excellence firm. He is a veteran of over 1600 safety, culture and performance improvement engagements in 39 countries, and is a frequent contributor to industry magazines. In addition to coauthoring five books, including several best-sellers, Terry has authored more than 100 articles and spoken at hundreds of private and public events. EHS Today has listed Terry four consecutive times as one of 'The 50 People Who Most Influenced EHS'.
Regina C. McMichael, CSP, CET
Regina is President of The Learning Factory, Inc., the safety education and training company. She has 29 years’ experience in safety and health education, training, communication and leadership. Regina teaches around the world and mentors safety professionals to achieve their dream of becoming a Safety Training Ninja© and a passion-driven professional! Regina is also the founder of Peace, Love Safety, the leadership and training catalyst supporting organizations while elevating their SH&E programs from compliance driven checklists to human and humanity-based solutions. Regina has worked in the construction, insurance, aerospace, automotive and service industries. She loves traveling the world delivering her safety and leadership messages to all types of organizations.
Jennifer McNelly, CEO
Jennifer McNelly is the chief executive officer (CEO) of ASSP. She works with the Board of Directors to execute ASSP’s strategic plan, strengthen the Society’s position as a leading voice in occupational safety and health and support nearly 39,000 members in their efforts to create safe work environments.
Pamela Murcell, CIH
Ms. Murcell is a Certified Industrial Hygienist and the President and Principal Consultant of KWA Safety & HazMat Consultants, Inc. Prior to assuming her current position in 1996, she was Corporate Health and Safety Director for Brown and Caldwell Consulting Engineers for nine years. She has 38 years professional experience in occupational health and safety and industrial hygiene. Ms. Murcell has extensive experience developing, implementing, and auditing comprehensive health and safety programs. Specific services also include developing and presenting safety training on numerous OSHA-required topics and providing traditional industrial hygiene services. Ms. Murcell is an OSHA authorized trainer for the OSHA 10- and 30-hour classes in construction and general industry. She is a proactive advocate for her clients in regulatory compliance.
Steven P. Pereira, CSP
Mr. Pereira has over 40 years of safety and loss prevention experience. He is a graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University with a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Technology and has a Master of Construction Science and Management Degree from Clemson University. He serves on the Southeastern Louisiana University OSH&E Advisory Committee. Mr. Pereira has trained over 8,000 individuals in Pre-Task Safety Planning and Hazard Recognition, Evaluation and Control. Steven has an extensive background in the area of Chemical Process Safety Management (PSM), Confined Space Entry and Gas Testing. Mr. Pereira has assisted numerous clients and law firms in responding to catastrophic incidents involving regulatory and law enforcement agency visits as well as whistleblower complaints.
Georgi Popov, Ph.D., CSP, ARM, SMS, QEP
Georgi Popov, Ph.D., CSP, ARM, SMS, QEP, is a professor in the School of Geoscience, Physics and Safety (GPS) Sciences at the University of Central Missouri. Popov is a member of ASSP's Heart of America Chapter.
Eldeen E. Pozniak, BA, BSc, CEES, CHSC, CHSMSA, CRSP, FIIRSM, CMIOSH
Ms. Pozniak is an international management consultant specializing in OHS. She is the CEO of Pozniak Safety Associates Inc. in Canada and the CEO of Diggins Safety Consulting in the USA. Eldeen is the Past President of the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE) and the current president of the International Network of Safety and Health Professional Organizations (INSHPO). Due to her commitment and professionalism, she has received a regional and national Safety Professional of the Year awards in Canada. She has been honored by the American Society of Safety Professionals in their publication – 100 Women making a difference in the safety, health and environment profession, she been inducted into the Saskatchewan Safety Hall of Fame, and she was recognized and invited to have tea with the queen at Buckingham palace in May 2018.
Deborah R. Roy, MPH, CSP, COHN-S, CIT, FASSP
Deborah R. Roy holds a Master of Public Health in occupational health and safety from the University of North Carolina. She is president of SafeTech Consultants Inc., and was the corporate director of health, safety and wellness at L.L.Bean for 12 years. Roy is President of ASSP for 2020-21.
Kathy A. Seabrook, CSP, CFIOSH, EurOSHM, FASSP
Kathy Seabrook is an influential futurist, working with companies across industry sectors and leveraging workplace OSH for operational and commercial excellence. She is a published author, member of the U.S. Technical Advisory Group to ISO Technical Committee 283 that publishes ISO 45001, member of the ANSI/ASSP Z10 committee and member of the Global Reporting Initiative 403 OHS standard working group. She is board chair of the Center for Safety and Health Sustainability, a past president of ASSP, and an ASSP and Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) Fellow.
Daniel J. Snyder, Ph.D., CSP, CHST, OHST, SMS, CIT
Considered a subject matter expert on OSH professional competencies, Daniel Snyder's research-based consultancy is focused on safety leadership. As the founder of SafetyMentor.com, he created a learning management system dedicated to customized OSH professional development. Snyder serves as the chair for the ANSI/ASSP Z490.1 training standard.
Barry S. Spurlock, CSP
Barry S. Spurlock, J.D., CSP, is an associate professor at Eastern Kentucky University, a member-attorney with law firm Crump Spurlock and a founding partner of Safety Change Agents. His entire professional career has been devoted to the safety profession, working in manufacturing, insurance loss control, law and academia.
Chip Steensma, MBA, CEHSA, SSBB
Mr. Steensma joined Caterpillar Safety Services in 2011 and serves as a Sr. Safety Consultant. He brings more than 20 years of leadership, management and supervisory experience, as well as a keen ability and skill-set to lead organizations through the culture-change journey. He has extensive experience facilitating improvement workshops, conducting management system assessments and implementing best business practices, having learned many of these techniques early in his career while working for auto-industry giants Johnson Controls Inc. and Lear Corporation. He later moved into facility management positions with Sauder Woodworking Company and Fort Worth Towers where he was able to influence the continuous improvement culture at an enterprise-wide level. Chip has a strong track record of producing results and is highly recommended by past clients due to his ability to communicate concepts, promote teamwork and remain focused on the organizations objectives.
Cole L. Tait
Working as a firefighter for more than 14 years, Cole Tait has become passionate about changing the way everyday professionals approach training. He has created courses that engage first responders and safety professionals. In early 2019, Tait partnered with another safety trainer to create Preventative Measures Consulting. He has spoken at several ASSP events.
Joel N. Tietjens, CSP, CSHM, FASSP
Joel Tietjens is president of T-JENS & T-JENS, INC., based in Houston. He is a professional speaker, seminar leader, and occupational safety and health management consultant. He holds a Bachelor of Science in industrial safety from the University of Central Missouri, is a Certified Safety Professional and a Certified Safety and Health Manager.
Jack Toellner, P.E., CSP
Jack Toellner, P.E., CSP, is a retired ExxonMobil executive with diverse experience in construction, engineering, safety and health management, and operations management. He has worked in more than 30 countries with more than 100 clients, and has delivered more than 30 full-day workshops on safety management for ASSP.
Cary P. Usrey, Sr.
Mr. Usrey started his career in the U.S. Navy's Nuclear Power Program. After leaving the Navy, Cary served as the Environmental, Health and Safety Compliance Director at Adirondack Resource Recovery Associates, a waste-to-energy power plant in upstate New York, for over 13 years. Cary then took a position with Turner Construction, serving as the Business Unit Safety Director for the upstate New York office for approximately three years. Currently he is working as a Process Improvement Leader at Predictive Solutions since March 2007. In this role, Cary is responsible for implementing solutions and best practices for customers seeking to prevent worker injuries using an integrated safety management system that focuses on leading safety indicators.
Pamela J. Walaski, CSP
Pam Walaski, CSP is Senior Program Director with Specialty Technical Consultants, Inc. Pam is a Professional Member of ASSP, currently serving a 3-year term as a Director- At- Large. She is an instructor for the ASSP Risk Assessment Certificate program and delivers many workshops and seminars on risk management.
Michael A Weigand, CSP
Michael is Vice President of Langlois, Weigand & Associates, Inc. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Safety & Health from Our Lady of Holy Cross College in New Orleans, LA, a master’s degree in safety management from the University of Arizona, and a Doctor of Education in Safety Education from Texas A&M University. He has over 20 years of experience in the safety & health career field and has been a CSP since 1979. Mr. Weigand has taught courses in occupational safety, safety management, industrial hygiene, fire science and safety law at LSU. He has conducted professional seminars on such topics as safety and health audits, safety management, and safety training and has served as a management consultant and expert witness.
Kenneth W. Wengert, CSP, ARM
Mr. Wengert CSP, ARM is a proven environmental, health and safety (EHS) professional with over 30 years of experience in the development and implementation of EHS and risk management systems which deliver world class results. As the former Director of EHS at Kraft Foods, Ken brings extensive experience with sustainability, property protection, workers’ compensation and business continuity planning.
Paul A. Zoubek, CSP, CIH
Paul Zoubek provides expertise in management and engineering control of workplace hazards and risk assessment/mitigation for organizations nationwide. He advises in the areas of engineering hazard control, written program development and training. Specialties include electrical safety program management, development and training, machine safeguarding, risk assessment and hazard control, and procedure development and auditing.