New York Environmental Resource (NYCER)

The New York Campus Environmental Resource (NYCER) was established in 2003 as a forum for the exchange of environmental health and safety information among academic institutions in the New York area. NYCER’s discussion topics have included recent campus environmental health and safety developments, changes to the regulatory environment, environmental management strategies, laboratory safety and compliance, universal waste management, environmental management systems, and the EPA College and University Audit Initiative. Guest speakers at NYCER meetings have included numerous technical experts and policy makers, such as the New York City Fire Department Lab Safety Chief and the Regional Administrator of the EPA.

NYCER holds luncheon meetings every other month at different member institution locations throughout the metropolitan area. The meetings generally last from noon until 2pm and consist of an hour of technical discussion and networking and an hour of training on varying topics of mutual interest. Lunch is typically sponsored by the host institution.

There are currently 60 institutions on the NYCER roster, and we have had excellent participation at the meetings.

Members

Adelphi University

Alan Aronoff, Environmental Health and Safety Coordinator

Barnard College

Daniel Davis, Environmental Health and Safety

Baruch College

Fran Erlitz, Director, Environmental Health and Safety

Bronx Community College

Abner Felix, Environmental Health and Safety Officer

Brooklyn College

Aldo Orlando, Director, Environmental Health and Safety

Brooklyn Law School

William Stropkay, Director of Operations

City College of New York

Richard Belgrave, Director, Environmental Health and Safety

The City University of New York

Howard Apsan, University Director, Environmental, Health, Safety and Risk Management

Kurt Klein, Health and Safety Manager

Michael Spath, Environmental Compliance Manager

Bernard Jones, Risk and Business Continuity Manager

City University School of Law

Steve Katz, Director of Safety

The College of Staten Island

Kathleen Collins, Director, Environmental Health and Safety
James Saccardo, Chemical Hygiene Officer

Columbia University

Christopher Pettinato, Director, Env. Health & Safety Programs

Geraldine C. Tan, Director of Compliance

Lauren Kelly, Hazardous Materials Program Manager

Columbia University Medical Center

Kathleen Crowley, Director, Environmental Health and Safety

Cooper Union

Robert Hawks, Vice President for Business Affairs & Treasurer

Roger Tooze, Superintendent, Buildings & Grounds Deirdre Kennedy, Administrative Assistant, Buildings & Grounds

Cornell University

Erik A. Talley, Director, Environmental Health & Safety

Downstate Medical School

Brian Pitt, Director, Environmental Health and Safety

Fashion Institute of Technology

Joseph Arcoleo, Director, Environmental Health and Safety

Fordham University

David O’Connor, Environmental Health and Safety Officer

The Graduate Center

John Flaherty, Director of Security and Public Safety

Hospital for Healthy Environment

Janet Brown, Partner Coordinator

Hospital for Special Surgery

Giovanni Abbruzzese, Director of Safety

Hostos Community College

Diahann McFarlane, Environmental Health and Safety Officer

Hughes Hubbard & Reed, LLP

Susan M. Campbell, Partner

Independent

Jack Ryniec

John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Shailendra Chainani, Environmental Health and Safety Officer

Lindsey Keyman, Environmental Health and Safety Director

Mandy Lau, Assistant Environmental Health and Safety Officer

Kingsborough Community College

Jennifer Wuotinen, Director, Environmental Health and Safety

LaGuardia Community College

Peter Jayasekara, Environmental Health and Safety Officer

Olga Calderon, Chief College Laboratory Technician

Lehman College

Ilona Linins, Environmental Health and Safety Officer

Shaldon Watson, Deputy Environmental Health and Safety Officer

Long Island University

Godfrey Chee Ping, Director, Environmental Health and Safety

Manhattan College

Maria Disavino

Marymount Manhattan College

Zinovia Abatzis, Chemical Hygiene Officer

Medgar Evers College

Mohamed Bangura, Environmental Health and Safety Officer

Memorial Sloan Kettering

Paul Zel, Director, Environmental Health and Safety

Molloy College

Michail McGovern, Vice President of Finance

Mount Sinai Medical Center

Mark Matthews, Director, Environmental Health and Safety
Walter Julias, Assistant Director, Environmental Health and Safety

New Jersey Institute of Technology

Nicholas Tworischuk, Vice President, Associate Treasurer

New School University

Thomas Whalen, Director of Facilities Management

New York gENOME CENTER

Kevin McGhee, Environmental Health & Safety Manager

Tanja Smith, Laboratory Manager

New York Law School

George Hayes, Director of Security, Safety, & Telecommunications

New York City College of Technology

Derek Lee, Environmental Health and Safety Officer

New York Medical College

William Collesano, Director, Environmental Health & Safety
Angela Birnbaum, Environmental Inspector

New York University

Melisa Puglisi, Director, Environmental Health & Safety

O’Brien & Gere Engineers, Inc.

Stuart J. Spiegel, Senior Managing Scientist

Pace University

Brian Anderson, Director of Environmental Health & Safety

Stacey Irvine, Director of Security

Polytechnic University

Charles Martucci, Director, Environmental Health & Safety

Pratt Institute

Anthony Gelber, Director of Campus Operations

Queens College

William Graffeo, Director, Environmental Health and Safety

Parmanand Panday, Lab Safety Officer

Rick Sherrick, Lab Safety Officer

Raymond W. Kane & Associates

Raymond Kane, Chief Executive Officer

Rockefeller University

Amy Wilkerson, Environmental Health and Safety Officer
Frank Schaefer, Asst. Director of Lab Safety & Environmental Health

St. John’s University

Colleen M. Greaney, Director, Environmental Health & Safety

William Millett, Environmental Health and Safety

St. Luke’s Hospital

Myrna Rodriguez Yvonne Guariglia, Director of Safety

St. Vincent’s Catholic Medical Center

Trientina Campbell, Director of Safety

SUNY College of Optometry

Jaime Gonzalez, Environmental Health and Safety

SUNY Maritime College

Walter Eddy, Director of Facilities

SUNY Stony Brook

Kim Auletta, Lab Safety Specialist
Robert H. Holthausen, Lab Safety Specialist

SUNY Westchester

Gary H. Hohenstein, Environmental Health and Safety Manager

Triumvirate Environmental

Ryan Flaherty, Account Manager

U.S. Merchant Marine

Joseph Abbamonte, Director, Environmental Health and Safety

Vaughn College

Frank Santana, Director of Building Services

Yeshiva University

Anthony Chibbaro, Chief Safety Officer

York College

Ching See Chan, Environmental Health and Safety Officer

Woodard & Curran

Adam H. Steinman, Senior Vice President, Regulatory Compliance

Bulletins

Meeting Minutes

 


If you would like additional information on upcoming NYCER meetings or would like to participate in the organization, please contact:

Howard N. Apsan, Ph. D.,
University Director
Environmental, Health, Safety and Risk Management
The City University of New York
(646) 664-2863
howard.apsan@cuny.edu