June 18, 2018
CSHEMA is pleased to announce the newly elected members of the Board of Trustees. Each of these individuals will begin a three-year term at the Annual Conference in Baltimore. They replace outgoing members Mary Crabtree, University of North Carolina (immediate past president), and Carol Wilkins-Hall, Emory University (at-large member). Meagan Fitzpatrick is completing her term as an at-large member.
Now, Fitzpatrick begins a three-year term as vice president, president, and then immediate past president. Fitzpatrick is currently the biosafety officer at Georgia Institute of Technology and has served as the co-leader of the Biosafety Community of Practice. While on the board, she has been the parliamentarian and has shepherded the Component Relations Board Functional Team, a subcommittee of the board. “My experience on the Board of Trustees has amplified my investment in the growth and success of our outstanding and vibrant association,” Fitzpatrick said. “I am looking forward to continuing to represent the profession in this new term.”
New to the board is Amy Haberman from the University of Florida. Haberman brings a unique perspective to the board as an embedded safety professional in the College of Engineering that does not report through a traditional EHS office. Currently, Haberman is on the conference planning committee for the 2018 annual conference in Baltimore, is chair of the safety culture task force within the Lab Safety Community of Practice, and previously co-led the same community. “As a member-at-large, I hope to contribute in ways that will make CSHEMA stronger than ever. Haberman said. “I am honored to have been nominated and will work enthusiastically with my colleagues to advance the mission of CSHEMA.”
Also joining the board is Bruce Brown from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Brown has extensive experience managing comprehensive EHS programs and has been an active CSHEMA member for almost 20 years. During that time, he has served on the technical program committee (now referred to as the conference education committee) and has worked as a part of CSHEMA’s research and survey efforts to develop benchmarking data to help CSHEMA members with decision making and communicating the importance of safety. When asked about his election to the board Brown said, “I am excited to serve my fellow CSHEMA members through service on the Board of Trustees.”