Resume

Abbreviated Experience
 
Education

Master of Science in Management

University of Florida

Expected 2023

Bachelor of Science in

Occupational, Environmental,

Safety & Health

University of Wisconsin Whitewater 2005

Assistant Director for Continuous Improvement (May 2019 – Present)
University of Florida, Office of the Vice President and CFO

Pioneer the efforts to foster a culture of continuous improvement by leading university-wide business process improvement initiatives. Use collaborative innovative approaches to increase efficiencies, enhance teamwork and provide better customer service.   Advocated and gained the support of Business Process Improvement as a university-wide priority of the UF Service Innovation Group led by Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President. Lead the Collaboration for Continuous Improvement (CCI), a cross-functional team of six staff to advance the culture of continuous improvement at UF.
 

Highlighted Ongoing Continuous Improvement Projects include:
 

  • Budget Process and Software Replacement

  • Clearance for Hire Process Analysis and Improvement 

  • Departmental Deposit Process Overhaul

  • Occupational Medicine Program Redesign

Certifications

Associate Safety Professional 

Board of Certified Safety Professionals (2012)
 

Lean Six Sigma - Advanced Yellow Belt

ets Inc. (2019)
 

Principles of Occupational, Safety and Health

National Safety Council (2008)

Director of Safety (July 2013 – May 2019)
University of Florida, Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering

Spearheaded the efforts to promote a culture of safety as the college’s first Director of Safety. Built a comprehensive and robust safety program to enhance guidance and polices from UF EHS ensuring engineering labs were among the safest operating labs at UF.  Conducted risks assessments to ensure compliance and appropriate management of hazards for over 300 diverse research laboratories across nine departments.  Served as a respected member of the engineering research operations team, working with IT and Facilities Services offices to implement process improvements that streamlined support services such as: new faculty onboarding, laboratory renovations and business continuity. 

Manager of Environmental, Health and Safety (September 2011 – June 2013)

Safety Specialist (August 2010-September 2011)

Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery at The University of Wisconsin-Madison

Directed and provided strategic vision for the newly established EHS department and its staff. Designed and developed tools, policies, procedures and training to identify compliance gaps and facilitate closure and maintenance. Led regularly scheduled hazard assessments and evaluations while advising management on the implementation of risk reduction strategies.
 

Environmental Safety and Health Technician (January 2009 – August 2010)
Bayer Crop Science (formerly Monsanto Company), Deforest, WI

Championed the implementation of employee programs and activities designed to maintain adherence to the Monsanto corporate safety culture. Instrumental in contributing several major revisions to national corporate EHS policies. Ensured compliance with all environmental regulations pertaining to air, water and waste. Prepared site for and was key contributor in the first Vegetable Division Corporate Audit.

Health, Safety and Environment Specialist (June 2007 – January 2009)
HSE Intern (August 2005 – June 2007)
Promega Corporation, Madison, WI

Served as an integral part of a team of EHS professionals supporting the company’s manufacturing and research and development facilities for a biotechnology and life sciences company.

Leadership and Teaching
  • At-Large Member, Board of Trustees, Campus, Safety, Health, Environmental Management Association (CSHEMA), 2018-2021
     

  • Member, Superior Accomplishment Division One Committee, University of Florida, 2019
     

  • CSHEMA Lab Safety Community of Practice Co-Leader, 2016-2018

  • Co-taught “Fostering Safety Culture in Higher Education” (8-hour course, CSHEMA Annual Conference, July 2018)
     

  • Co-taught “Lab Safety 201” (8-hour course, CSHEMA Annual Conference, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018)
     

  • Co-taught “Periscope Depth: Active Learning in Safety Training” (4-hour course, CSHEMA Annual Conference, July 2016 and 2017)

  • Presented “Beyond PowerPoint: Other Ways to do Safety Training” (45 min. technical session, CSHEMA Conference, July 2016)
     

  • Presented “Current Topics in Lab Safety” (45 min. technical session, CSHEMA Conference, July 2016)
     

  • Presented “Side Effects of a College-Level EHS Professional” (45 min. technical session, CSHEMA Conference, July 2016 and CSHEMA regional seminar, November 2016)
     

  • Presented “Incentive Programs for the Win” (45 min. technical session, CSHEMA Conference, July 2016)

  • Invited guest lecturer on an annual basis for several engineering departments (BME, CCE, MAE, MSE and engineering leadership)

Professional Development
  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Training (80-hour course, American Society for Quality, 2020)
     

  • Lean Six Sigma Advanced Yellow Belt Certificate (24-hour course, ets, Inc, 2019)
     

  • Crucial Conversations (16-hour course, VitalSmarts, 2019)
     

  • Guidelines for Laboratory Design, Health and Safety Considerations (40-hour course, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Executive Education, 2017)
     

  • ISO 45001: Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems (40-hour course, American Society of Safety Professionals, 2017)
     

  • Advanced Leadership for Academics and Professionals (12-month cohort, University of Florida, 2015-16)

  • Safety and Health Management Systems (8-hour course, CSHEMA, 2015)
     

  • Conducting a Zurich Hazard Analysis (8-hour course, CSHEMA, 2014)
     

  • Growing Leadership Skills: Using Achieving Methods (8-hour course, CSHEMA, 2014)
     

  • Improving EHS Program Management Using Process Mapping (8-hour course, CSHEMA, 2013)
     

  • Essentials of Hazardous Materials Management (24-hour course, Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals, 2011)
     

  • Radiation Safety Officer Training (40-hour course, Englehardt and Associates, 2008)
     

  • Hazardous Waste Management: The Complete Course (16-hour course, ERC, 2008)