Chapter Officers

Our members are a diverse group of safety, health, and environmental professionals with a variety of experience in:  government, manufacturing, chemical processing, food products, risk management, environmental remediation, engineering, construction, academia, and many other fields.

Puget Sound Chapter

Executive Committee Candidates

2018-2019 Chapter Year

President – Justin Molocznik, MS, CSP, CHST: Justin is the Pacific Northwest Director for Forensic Analytical Consulting Services, Inc (FACS). With over 10 years of Health, Safety, and Environmental experience, Justin currently manages operations for FACS in Portland and Seattle. In conjunction with his professional career, he continues academic research in the areas of safety intervention, the relationship of personality to safe behaviors/decision making, and management’s role in safety promotion.

Justin graduated from Kansas State University in 2015 with a Master of Science in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, emphasizing in Occupational Health Psychology. He currently holds the Certified Safety Professional certification (CSP), as well as the Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST) certification from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP). In Washington, Justin has been a member of both the Puget Sound and Mt. Baker Chapters of the ASSE. He has served the last year as the Puget Sound Chapter Vice President, and previously held the Treasurer position. He is also a member of the Society of Occupational Health Psychology (SOHP) and the European Academy of OHP.

Justin’s platform for the 2019 Puget Sound Chapter year is focused on membership value and growth. He believes there exists great potential for the Puget Sound Chapter to be the leader in Region 1 of ASSE, offering its members new opportunities for personal and professional growth.

Vice President – Cheri Zehner, MPH: Cheri Zehner, Senior Loss Control Consultant at Intuitive Safety Solutions, has over 30 years of experience in public health and occupational safety and health services. She has worked as a consultant for 18 years providing occupational health, industrial hygiene, and indoor air quality management services to a wide variety of clients. She was recently the safety consultant for over 2,000 members of the Association of Washington Businesses and has a broad experience with many types of industries. She was the corporate occupational safety and health manager for a local environmental consulting firm and developed their accident prevention program.   As an environmental consultant she performed several human health risk assessments for state and federal Superfund sites. She has 10 years’ experience as an environmental health specialist as a Registered Sanitarian, for a local health department. Ms. Zehner has extensive experience as a trainer and public speaker, recently providing hundreds of online safety training classes for the Association of Washington Businesses.

Cheri recently presented to the Bay Area chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers as a topic expert and will be presenting at this year’s PDC.   Additionally, she has presented to the North American Hazardous Materials Management Association, Washington Association of Code Enforcement, EPA Region 10 Sustainable Communities Conference, The Sustainability Foundation, Edmonds Community College Energy Management Program and Master Builders Association. She has a Master’s Degree in Public Health and Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Health, both from the University of Washington. She holds a 30-Hour OSHA Hazard Recognition for General Industry certificate and an OSHA 511 certificate for general industry.

Secretary – Matt Slack: Matt’s first job in safety was while he was serving in the Army on Fort Lewis, where he managed a large motor pool’s HAZMAT, HAZWASTE, and training for diesel mechanics. Later at Central Washington University, where he majored in safety & health management, he was also a student ASSE member, helped create the first Greek fraternity on campus, and served as the chapter’s first president. Prior to graduation, Matt took an entry level position with Granite Construction in Tucson, AZ, where he got introduced to surface mining, the joy of MSHA inspections, and the building of Tucson’s Sun Link Streetcar project. With Streimer Sheet Metal Works, he managed 2 projects and over 120 sheet metal workers @ Intel Ronler Acres in Hillsboro, OR. After a surprise lay-off, he moved back to WA to work at Boeing Everett’s 777x Composite Wing Facility with Hos Brothers Construction for GEW, LLC. Since August 2016, Matt has been staying busy with Atkinson Construction while finishing his degree.

Treasurer – Steve Heist: Steve is the Safety Director for Approach Management Services, a third party administrator for approx. 2200 employers in 7 retro programs.

Steve comes from a construction background, working for a larger General Contractor in the Seattle/Bellevue area as a safety professional in the field, foreman and superintendent.

He was with Washington States LNI in the Division of Occupation Safety and Health (DOSH) as the Statewide Technical Specialist in Standards/Technical Services program for construction. He assisted with rule Promulgation of DOSH safety and health requirements, provide technical interpretation for LNI staff and outside customers, inspect and write variances to the Washington Administrative Code and was one of the technical trainers for the training of LNI staff.

Currently with AMS, Steve will assist the Claim Retro Coordinators with safety services, will provide presentation and training for clients, such as fall protection, Traffic Control and other programs. He also works with local attorneys as an expert witness for AMS clients assisting clients with regulatory compliance inspections and risk assessments helping reduce incidents, claims and cost for those whom he represents.

House of Delegates (When the ballots come out you will vote for 3 candidates)

Ted Davis: Ted has been a member of ASSE for 39 years serving in various chapter officer positions beginning in St. Louis then the Denver ASSE Chapter.  After moving to Seattle he extended his ASSE involvement as chapter secretary, program chairman and President of the Puget Sound Chapter 2012-2014.  He is currently a Puget Sound Chapter Executive Board member and also serves ASSE as the Region 1 Assistant Regional Vice President-Secretary.   During Ted’s career with MSA he assisted in the selection and implementation of many effective PPE programs beginning in St. Louis as a field sales associate and concluding as the Senior Regional Sales Manager for the West Coast and Western Canada.   Ted served on the Central Washington University Safety Curriculum committee and as chairman of the Pierce-Edmonds Community College Safety and Health Curriculum Committee.  Currently he is President of the Washington Governor’s Industrial Safety and Health Advisory Board for 2016.  His time is now spent helping fellow safety professionals develop skills needed to have a positive impact on their work environments and improve worker health and safety.

Brent Knight, CSP: Brent is the president of, Intuitive Safety Solutions After working his way through community college as a Union Laborer in the early 90’s, Brent enrolled in and achieved a bachelor degree in Loss Control Management from Central Washington University in Ellensburg Washington. An internship with a large marine construction company led to a position in 1996 with Safety and Supply Company (now Mallory Safety and Supply, the largest independent safety company on the West Coast). This career move opened the doors to continued learning and new opportunities including the beginning of Intuitive Safety Solutions in 2007. Along the way there have been many awards and honors including a board position with the American Society of Safety Engineers Puget Sound Chapter, President of the Seattle and Vicinity Construction Safety Council (SVCSC), Construction Safety Person of the Year as recognized by the SVCSC, facilitator of the Puget Sound Area Safety Summit and support of many associations. The ultimate achievement was the achievement of board certification as a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) in September, 2010.

Scott Streuli: Scott is currently the Safety Director for Valley Electric. Prior to Valley Electric, Scott was Safety Manager at Atkinson Construction. Scott has extensive experience in the residential, commercial, heavy civil, industrial and marine construction environments. He has a B.S. in Occupational Safety and Health from Central Washington University. Scott was past president of the American Society of Safety Engineers Puget Sound Chapter. He currently serves on the Membership Committee for the American Society of Safety Engineers and is actively involved with several safety organizations, such as, The Puget Sound Safety Summit, and the Construction Advisory Committee. 

Member at Large Position (6 positions)

Norman Fox: Norman presents nearly 30 years of industrial safety experience, including 18 years as an independent consultant. Industries served include Heavy/Light Construction; Manufacturing; Oil / Gas; and DOT Pipeline {OQ Admin}.  Mr. Fox has been an active member of ASSE for 17 years serving on the Bakersfield {CA} Chapter Board for 14 years. Chapter service has included Symposium Moderator, Academic Program Development, Scholarship Chairman, and Speaker. Norm has recently relocated to Washington with his wife of 29 years and is secretly searching for a steelhead fishing coach.

David Hundley, M.Ed.: David has been the Safety, Health & Environment Manager, Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC) since 2005. He is a certified occupational safety specialist. Founded in 1851, LDC originates produces, processes, refines, transports, merchandizes, customizes, and distributes approximately 81 million tons of commodities around the world annually. Through LDCs international network of assets, LDC operates from farm to fork, aiming to get the right food to the right location at the right time. I am an integral part of LDCs professional development, training, safety and health programs for the North American Region. I am the only OH&S manager with an advance degree in Adult Education. My recent focus is to provide our North American assets with tools to conduct worker learning assessments and design appropriate and effective training learning tools and opportunities.

Krista Kolaz: Krista is an Associate Safety Professional (ASP) and has recently entered the safety field after a slight career change. She first became interested in occupational safety as a career while working with the University of Illinois’ safety and compliance department while earning a BS in Civil Engineering. After moving west, she enjoyed working as an environmental consultant (often outside in the Seattle liquid sunshine). Her projects included groundwater and soil remediation as well as environmental compliance and permitting. She recently graduated with a MS in Occupational Safety Management from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

Although I have only been an ASSE member since 2015, I have found that ASSE resources on both the national and local level have been invaluable to me as I enter the safety profession. I participate as a mentee in the Women in Safety Engineering (WISE) mentoring program, and I enjoyed the talks that I attended at the 2016 Professional Development Conference in Ellensburg. Now that I am presented with the opportunity to become more involved in ASSE at the chapter level, I seek a nomination for the position of member-at-large. I am interested in supporting the Puget Sound Chapter and Executive Committee in continuing to provide relevant speakers, educational experiences, and network opportunities to its members.

Chip McKenna, MPA, CSP, CPCU, ARM: Chip is a risk management consultant for Barrett Business Services (BBSI). He partners with clients to positively impact profitability by building a zero loss culture.

He has over 30 years of experience assisting private, public and tribal entities in identifying exposures and reducing risks. Chip joined ASSE in 1993 and has been involved in several ASSE chapters as he criss-crossed the United States. He is a lean six sigma green belt. Chip has a master’s degree in Public Administration from Florida International University, graduate certificate in occupational safety and health from Columbia Southern University and several professional designations, including the Certified Safety Professional, Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter, Associate in Risk Management – Public Entities, Associate in Claims, Associate in Insurance Services, Certified Playground Safety Inspector, Construction Risk and Insurance Specialist, and Management Liability Insurance Specialist.

Jorge del Toro: Jorge is the Corporate Safety Director for Charlie’s Produce, which is the largest, employee owned, independent wholesale produce distributor on the West Coast. He began at Charlie’s Produce 7 years ago as warehouse summer help and it wasn’t until 2011 when he completed his bachelor’s degree in Safety & Health Management from Central Washington University in Ellensburg Washington that he transitioned into a safety role at Charlie’s Produce.

Prior to his role as the Corporate Safety Director, Jorge was responsible for Safety & Compliance in the Transportation Department where he obtained his CDS (Certified Director of Safety) certification from NATMI, which helped guide him to develop and implement various safety plans to ensure Charlie’s Produce Transportation Safety standards were met. Jorge continuously exhibits a high level of passion for Safety & Compliance and is excited to initiate the same successes from his previous role to help build and guide a corporate safety culture at Charlie’s Produce.

Brian Van, CSP: Brian is currently with Guy F. Atkinson as their Regional Safety Director. He holds the CSP designation with a B.S. in Loss Control Management from Central Washington University. Past experience includes safety and claims management in the Industrial and commercial construction industries as well as heavy civil and bridge building. Brian is actively involved with organizations dedicated to supporting the local safety industry such as the AGC of Washington Safety Committee as the Seattle District Representative, The Puget Sound Safety Summit Steering Committee, the Construction Advisory Committee and the local chapter of ASSE. Brian is also involved with Kaizan facilitation and teaching meeting management skills within Guy F. Atkinson to improve communication and risk management effectiveness. With over 15 years of safety and risk management experience in the Northwest Brian is dedicated to the safety and health of workers and their companies through communication, innovation, networking and management techniques.

 

  • President (2017-2018)
    Ryan Lancaster
    Email
    (360) 829-6493

  • Vice President (2017-2018)
    Justin Molocznik, MS, CSP, CHST
    Email
    (720) 375-0325

  • Chapter Secretary (2017-2018)
    Matt Slack

  • Chapter Treasurer/Finance (2017-2018)
    Steve Heist
    Email
    (206) 588-9616

  • Past President (2016-2017)
    Chip McKenna, MPA, CSP, CPCU, ARM
    Email
    (253) 208-6236

  • Past President (2016-2016)
    Scott Streuli
    Email
    (425) 260-3517

  • Chapter Delegate/Website Manager
    Brent Knight, CSP
    Email
    (206) 755-1059

  • Chapter Delegate and Past President
    Steve Conkle PE, CSP
    Email
    (425) 330-9848

  • Chapter Delegate and Past President (2013-2014)
    Ted Davis
    Email
    (206) 949-0635

  • Board Member at Large and Past President (2014-2015)
    Brian Van, CSP
    Email
    (425) 864-1145

  • Board Member at Large
    David Hundley
    Email
    (206) 793-9622

  • Board Member at Large
    Jorge del Toro
    Email
    (206) 577-9859

  • Board Member at Large
    Krista Kolaz
    Email
    (425) 533-1304

  • Board Member at Large
    Laura Oslund
    Email
    (206) 399-7195

  • Board Member at Large and Past President
    Michael Octave, CSP, CHST, GSP, MS
    Email
    (253) 874-9731 EXT 23

  • Mt. Baker Section, Chair (2016-2018)
    Karma Reavis
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  • Mt. Baker Section, Vice Chair (2017-2018)
    Richard Thody
    Email
    (425) 977-5039

  • Mt. Baker Section, Secretary (2017-2018)
    Debra Crowe
    Email
    (206) 276-6116

  • Mt. Baker Section, Treasurer (2016-2018)
    Roger Maneval
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  • Mt. Baker Section, Board Member at Large (Past Chair 2015-2016)
    Walt Kulpa
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  • Mt. Baker Section, Board Member at Large (Past Chair)
    Kevin Sayler, CIH
    Email
    (360) 588-8037

  • Mt. Baker Section, Board Member at Large
    Sue Sullivan
    Email
    (360) 650-6512

  • Olympia Section, Chair (2016-2018)
    Louis Flores
    Email
    (360) 902-5237

  • Olympia Section, Section Vice Chair (2016-2018)
    John Bair
    Email
    (253) 798-2810

  • Olympia Section, Secretary / Treasurer (2016-2018)
    Scott Edwards
    Email
    (360) 902-5093

  • Student Section, Professor, CWU
    Sathy Rajendran
    Email
    (509) 963-1152

  • Student Section Faculty Advisor, CWU
    Morgan Bliss
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  • 2017-2018 CWU Student Section President
    Alex Torres-Peralta
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  • 2017-2018 CWU Student Section Vice President
    Brandon Swaab
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  • 2017-2018 CWU Student Section Coordinator
    Alesha Beuscher
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  • 2017-2018 CWU Student Section Treasurer
    Isaias Villa-Galvin
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  • 2017-2018 CWU Student Section Senator
    Alex Martin
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  • 2017-2018 CWU Student Section Alternate Senator
    Carlos Reyes-Navarro
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  • 2017-2018 CWU Student Section Special Projects #1
    Jeremy Holden
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  • 2017-2018 CWU Student Section Media Relations
    Alan Sanchez
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  • 2017-2018 CWU Student Section Special Projects #2
    Kristen Favro
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  • 2017-2018 CWU Student Section Public Affairs
    Bailie Lecrone
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  • 2017-2018 CWU Student Section At Large
    Elena Wager
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  • 2017-2018 CWU Student Section At Large
    Ryan Healy
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  • 2017-2018 CWU Student Section At Large
    Steven Theofolis
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