Volunteering gives you greater visibility in the EHS profession, offers you a new way to apply and enhance your skills, and enables you to expand your professional network to learn about innovations best practices.

CSHEMA offers the following types of volunteer positions for members. You can indicate interest in serving by completing the Volunteer Interest Form. Most volunteer positions are appointed by the president annually in July following the Annual Conference.

Leading Volunteers

Leading volunteers determine and advance strategic directions, govern over long-term goals, represent the association to other members, and set the tone for the member experience.


Planning Volunteers

Planning volunteer positions work well for those interested in collaborating to create member experiences such as events, research, fundraising, and other opportunities.


Serving Volunteers

These volunteers serve by supporting peer networking and resource sharing, collaborating on projects that meet a specific need, or communicating the value of CSHEMA.


Contributing Volunteers

Contributing volunteers curate content, review materials to help make decisions, share expertise to build credibility, and welcome participants at events.


In addition to the Board of Trustees, the individuals below compose CSHEMA's volunteer leadership.

Committee Chairs
  • Advocacy Council: Danielle Sheen, University of Michigan
  • Awards Committee: Cory Kirkland, University of North Carolina; Erich Fruchtnicht, Texas A&M University
  • Conference Education Committee: Tanya Cafarella, Boston University
  • Membership Committee: David Farris, George Mason University; David Hall, La Jolla Institute for Immunology
  • Nominations Committee: Patrick Wolf, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Professional Development Committee: Ryan Lisk, Georgia Institute of Technology 
  • Rules Committee: Todd Houts, University of Missouri
  • Scholarship Committee: Nancy Eaker, Texas A&M University; Beth Welmaker, Nova Southeastern University
Task Force Leaders
  • Sustainability Task Force: Ron Souza, University of New England
  • Complete Safety Programs Task Force: Jim Crandall, Pennsylvania State University; Justin Grillot, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Special Representation Liaisons
  • Higher Education Associations Sustainability Consortium (HEASC): Star Scott, University of Georgia
Community of Practice Leaders
  • Animal Research: Gabrielle Repik, Weill Cornell Medical College; Stephenie Langston, University of Florida
  • Biosafety: Bruce Finlay, Eastern Virginia Medical School; Eric Rouse, Harvard University
  • Embedded Safety: Jesse Decker, University of Wisconsin–Madison; Mary Lindstrom, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Emergency Management: James Caesar, University of California–Santa Barbara; Cory Garcia, University of Texas San Antonio
  • Environmental/Sustainability: Courtney Kerr, Eastern Virginia Medical School; Josef Ehntholt, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai; Jeffrey Bernard, Kennesaw State University
  • Facilities Management: Laura Duckworth, University of Virginia; Bobby Putrino, University of Virginia
  • Field Research Safety: Sara Souza, University of California–Berkeley; Miriam Sharp, University of Maryland
  • Fire & Life Safety: Jake Zlomie, Montana State University; Caleb Thomas, Oregon Health & Science University
  • Industrial Hygiene: Susana Gonzalez, San Jacinto College District; Angie Dartt, Washington University–St. Louis
  • International Campuses: Kent Clawson, Texas A&M University at Qatar; Marcos Aguilar, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
  • Lab Safety: Becky Grunewald, University of California-Davis; Tristan White, Duke University
  • Marketing/Communications & Education: Brock Young, University of Nevada–Reno; Heather Coats, Texas Tech University
  • Performing Arts: Randi Provost-Rizor, University of Illinois-Chicago
  • Radiation Safety: Kevin Klich, Stevens Institute of Technology;  Sandra Ramirez, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
  • Research & Survey: Jerry Steward, Louisiana State University; Robert Ott, Arizona State University
  • Safety Culture: Anthony Appleton, Colorado State University; Joan Wickersheim, University of Texas–Dallas
  • Small Schools: Dale Plemmons, Gustavus Adolphus College; Mike Miller, University of Richmond
  • Technology: Kevin Charbonneau, Yale University; Kate Cavanaugh, University of Maryland; Christina Tabor, Georgia Institute of Technology

Want to Volunteer?

If you are interested in volunteering for CSHEMA, please complete the form below, and we'll be in touch with how you can get involved!

Volunteer Interest Form