|Dan Blankfeld||Vice Chair||9/30/2023|
|John Principe III||Immediate Past President||9/30/2019|
|Darren J. Hunter||Public Member||9/30/2023|
|Dave Johnson||Public Member||9/30/2023|
|Michael J. Hodges||CSMP Member||9/30/2021|
Pinkie Wood, CSHM, CST, CSST As Safety Director for Hourigan’s Hampton Roads office, Pinkie Wood is responsible for the day-to-day safety management of multiple jobsites, employees and subcontractors. She manages anything relating to OSHA or VOSH inspections, and also serves as the company representative for explaining and showcasing Hourigan’s Safety program to clients and potential clients.
Pinkie began her career in the Health and Safety industry as an EMT. In September of 1986, she joined the Navy where she honed her skills in preventative maintenance and management, eventually being place in charge of safety for her division, until she was Honorably Discharged in 1993. Pinkie then went to work for a trucking company from 1993-1995, where she trained drivers and dispatchers in the HM-181 certification for hauling hazardous materials. Pinkie then began her career in construction in 1995 as an on-site safety representative; rising over the years to the Corporate Safety Director level. Her many certifications include; CSHM, CSST, OMT, CST.
John A. Principe III, CSP, CSHM, CHCM Mr. Principe is the Director of Environmental Health and Safety at West Virginia University (WVU). Prior to WVU, he worked at Denison University as the Director of Environmental Health and Safety for 9 years and at Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel Corporation for 11 years as a fire/safety inspector, trainer and safety supervisor. He is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Safety and Health Manager (CSHM) and a Certified Hazard Control Manager (CHCM). Some additional certifications include Mold Inspector and Remediator, IICRC Water Restoration Technician, Firefighter II, NREMT-Paramedic, Hazardous Materials Technician, Certified Fire Safety Inspector and BLS Instructor. He is an active member of the American Society of Safety Engineers, National Safety Council, National Fire Protection Association, Campus Fire Safety Organization and Campus Safety Health and Environmental Management Association. In 2008-2009, Mr. Principe was recognized as the ASSE Region VII Safety Professional of the Year and in 2011-2012, he was the recipient of the ASSE Fire Protection Safety Professional of the Year award. Mr. Principe is a member of the Northern West Virginia Chapter of the ASSE and currently serves as Assistant Administrator for ASSE’s Fire Protection Practice Specialty. He also served as Past President and member of ASSE’s Central Ohio Chapter and was part of their executive committee for 7 years. Mr. Principe also served three years as President of the Licking County Safety Council Mr. Principe joined the volunteer fire service in 1992 and has been a member of several community fire departments working as a firefighter, paramedic, fire inspector and hazardous materials technician. He also co-authored “ASSE Helps Provide Fire Prevention Training for Students” in the Fall 2011 issue of Fireline.
John Faulconbridge, CSHM, is a Staff Safety Manager for General Motors. He is currently assigned to the Safety Department at the UAW-GM Center for Human resources in Detroit Michigan. In his current position he oversees several programs to ensure compliance with all regulations and with the contract between the United Auto Workers and General Motors. Some of these are: Pedestrian/Industrial Vehicle, Walking and Working Surfaces, Material Storage and Stacking and Cranes and Hoists. He also serves as an auditor for the Joint Programs and has conducted over 40 audits in 31 different facilities. Prior to this assignment he was the Safety Supervisor at the General Motors National Distribution Center in Memphis, TN. Prior to entering the safety profession John worked in various operations positions in several different General Motors facilities in Michigan.
Before joining General Motors, John served nearly 15 years on active duty as an Armor officer in the U.S. Army serving at locations in the US and in West Germany. He held positions of progressive responsibility from Platoon Leader with 5 tanks and 19 soldiers, to Company Commander with 14 tanks and 90 soldiers, to Squadron Operations Officer in a unit with over 200 vehicles and 700 soldiers. He also served as an instructor at the Armor School and wrote doctrine which was used during Desert Storm. John’s military awards and recognitions include the Meritorious Service Medal, Distinguished Instructor and the US Armor Association Order of St. George. He retired at the rank of Major.
John holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point. He attended numerous training courses during his military career and since joining General Motors.
Cory Worden has worked in the development, implementation, and management of Safety, Health, Environmental, Emergency Management, and Training programs for over ten years and has a wealth of experience in the military, manufacturing, municipal government, and healthcare. He is currently the Manager of System Safety with the Memorial Hermann Healthcare System in Houston, Texas. Cory holds a Master of Science in Occupational Health and Safety and is currently working towards his Ph.D. in Public Safety; he is a CSHM as well as a CSP, CHSP, REM, and CESCO.
Darren J. Hunter Mr. Hunter has more than 15 years of experience defending clients during government investigations and against government enforcement actions under a variety of regulations and statutes, including the Occupational Safety and Health Act, Natural Gas Pipeline Safety Act, Mine Safety and Health Act, Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, CERCLA, RCRA and various other environmental, health and safety laws. He also practices litigation law and is experienced in business and commercial matters, trade secrets, products liability, natural and propane gas defense, toxic torts, employment law and personal injury defense.
Dave Johnson Dave is a journalist, editor, researcher, information synthesizer and Internet conversationalist with more than 30 years experience reporting on organizational, political, global, healthcare and psychological health issues. He has been chief editor of Industrial Safety & Hygiene News magazine since 1980.He has written more than 500 magazine feature articles and interview thousands of experts on topics including world class organizational safety cultures, senior leadership for safety, behavioral and cognitive safety, psycho-social issues in the workplace, healthcare patient safety, nanotechnology, pandemic flu, disaster root causes, distress and fatigue, selling safety and health to executives, and crisis management. Dave has written on disasters including Bhopal, the Columbia Space Shuttle explosion, the BP Texas City explosion, the Sago and Massey mine fires and explosions, the 9/11 terror attacks, Hurricane Katrina, and the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. He also had done news reporting on safety culture improvement efforts at NASA, the Los Alamos Testing Laboratory, BP and McWane, Inc. Dave has reported on Washington safety and health politics, OSHA and EPA regulatory agency policies, union and management safety and health divisions throughout five presidential administrations. Dave has edited the writing of many of the occupational safety and health field’s most well-known subject matter experts: Dr. Dan Petersen, Dr. Tom Krause, Dr. E. Scott Geller, Dr. Peter Sandman, Dr.Richard Fulwiler, Keith Tait, John Henshaw, Frank White, and James Leemann. Through the network of worker safety activist Ron Hayes, Dave has written profiles of workers severely injured on the job, and the affect of a worker’s death on his or her immediate family. In 1995 he edited Dr. E. Scott Geller’s book, “The Psychology of Safety.” In 2007, he co-authored the book, “Enriching Your Culture to Prevent Medical Error” with Dr. Geller. In 2008, he edited Dr. Geller’s book, “Leading People-Based Safety.” In 2009 the second edition of Dave’s anthology, “The Power of Safety: 101 Strategies” was released in CD format.
Dave has presented research findings and issues and trends updates at 100+ safety society and association conferences across the U.S.
On the Internet, Dave hosts a salon enabling his network of more than 200 contacts to comment on various occupational safety and health topic threads. He writes a thrice-weekly blog, Dave Johnson’s Safety Beat.
Dave has had articles published in consumer publications, is a travel writer and avid photographer. He lives outside Philadelphia, PA.
Randy Gray, CSHM, Upon graduation from Murray State University’s OSH B.S. program in 1983; I began my 25 year career as an OSHA Safety & Health Compliance Officer for the state of Kentucky. I completed my OSH M.S. in 1995. During 25 years with KY OSHA, I conducted numerous workplace, compliance audits, including general scheduled inspections, employee complaints, and referrals, follow-up fatal & non-fatal accidents with approximately 75 separate fatality investigations. Combining five years as a private safety & health consultant with my 25 year career as a compliance officer gives me a total of 30 years safety & health work experience. My passion is the safety and health profession.
George Schuschereba, CSHM, ASSE Mr. Schuschereba is a Certified Safety and Health Management Professional (CSHM) since 2003 and an experienced Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) professional in the construction industry. He possesses more than 42 years of experience in the Oil and Gas, Mining and Power industries. He has been responsible for managing and providing global HSE leadership for the development of construction projects on five (5) continents.
Because of this, his exposure to different cultures, make his experiences and skills very unique and diversified with global experience as well exposure to global cultures.
Mr. Schuschereba’s skill to identify construction hazards/risks, identification of hazard scenarios, assessment of risk to personnel and physical assets, environmental, reputation, and the controls for proper hazard management are his strengths. His vision is to increase awareness and enhance ethics for the Safety Professional.
Michael J. Hodges, CSMP, has been in the oil and gas industry as a safety and operations professional for over 10 years. Throughout Michael’s career, his passion has been in the education of employees in safe work practices and in the development of interdependent safety cultures throughout all industries. Michael has been at the forefront of some the industries leading safety training programs, having been involved in a variety of round table discussions, whitepapers, and program implementation. Michael is a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers and the Institute for Safety and Health Management in good standing. Michael has a BSBA in Management and a background in law enforcement, having served as a police officer and Narcotics Investigator in the great state of Texas early in his working career, as well as having served in the United States Navy as an Aviation Machinist Mate for Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron 14 from 1985 to 1993.
Steven T. Guillory, Jr., MS, CSHM, CSP, WSO-CSE, REM, CPM, is an Environmental, Safety, and Risk Management Professional who is employed by the City of Houston as the Division Manager responsible for employee safety and health and drug testing. Mr. Guillory believes that traditional safety management processes that are proven to be effective should be enhanced with cutting edge approaches. He has witnessed this combination of old and new being applied in the safety management profession encourage continued growth as not only a discipline, but also a science.
Mr. Guillory is a Certified Safety and Health Manager (CSHM), Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Safety Executive (WSO-CSE), Registered Environmental Manager (REM), and Certified Public Manager (CPM). In addition to being an effective OSHA Outreach Trainer, he is also an active member of the National Safety Management Society (NSMS), the International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA-HR), and the National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA). Steven holds a Master of Science degree in Occupational Safety from East Carolina University, and is currently writing his dissertation in pursuit of a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Safety Sciences from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He holds the honor of being one of twenty (20) students accepted into IUP’s inaugural Safety Sciences Ph.D. cohort program.
Dr. Steelman has a passion for quality improvement and safety and enjoys giving back to the profession through volunteering and committee service work. The intricate nature of microbiology sparked an early interest in science and research. Early endeavors in CBRN public health and comparative medicine research led to a career in biological safety that bridged healthcare management. Eric served as the senior safety specialist for several years with oversight responsibilities for the industrial hygiene programs, clinical safety, biosafety, and laboratory safety sections of environmental health and safety. Oversight of these programs was facilitated through compliance with federal, state, and specialty regulations and policies. Safety oversight overlapped significantly with several areas within healthcare management such as accreditation and health policy. Eric currently serves as the senior specialist for quality improvement and accreditation at a large academic medical center focusing on patient safety initiatives and quality improvement research. Quality improvement efforts aimed to increase patient safety by identifying root causes of injuries led to the development of a cause analysis program that later catalyzed the organizations safety culture into a non-punitive environment. Eric has assisted and lead several performance improvement (six sigma) projects that have aided in the advancement of various safety programs which was one strength brought to the American Biological Safety Association where he Chaired the Technical and Regulatory Review Committee for two years. During the time as Chair, the committee was able to review the process by which proposed regulations were reviewed and comments assembled that were sent to regulatory agencies for consideration (before being finalized and published in the Federal Register).
Eric’s research focuses on safety attitudes and perceptions, quality improvement, and health policy. Within the ambit of health policy, Eric is interested in the relationship between health literacy and the quality of care and safety of patients. Past research has focused on safety attitudes towards biological safety in research labs and noise and hearing conservation efforts in hospital operating rooms.
His Doctorate in Health Sciences (DHSc) and Masters in Public Health (MPH) were both earned from A.T. Still University.
He and his wife, Heather, live in North Carolina with two daughters, Elizabeth and Rebekah. He and his family enjoy advocating with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and March of Dimes.
Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality
Certified Professional in Patient Safety
Certified Safety Professional
Certified Health and Safety Manager
Registered Biosafety Professional
TeamSTEPPS Master Trainer