BCSP Welcomes New Board Members, Officers

December 13, 2016

The following BCSP Board Members were elected as officers on the 2017 Board and will begin their terms in January: C. Christopher Patton, CSP, ASP will be the 2017 Board President; Linda F. Martin, CSP, ASP, OHST, CHST, STSC, CET as Vice President; and Patricia C. Cruse, CSP, CET as Treasurer.

BCSP welcomes, and looks forward to contributions from, V. Raymond Ferrara, CFP and Jim S. Kreinbrink, CSP, CIC as they join the Board of Directors in 2017.

Patton, 2017 Board President, is the Senior Technical Advisor, ES&H for UT-Battelle at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He has over 20 years of experience in safety, health and environmental practice. Patton is a past-president of ASSE and served on the ASSE Board of Directors for seven years. Patton received the ASSE Culbertson Volunteer Service Award for outstanding service to the organization. He has held his CSP for 16 years, achieving the certification in 2000.

Martin, 2017 Board Vice President, is the Corporate Safety Director for Bay Crane, the largest crane, rigging and heavy haul company in the Northeast U.S., an Adjunct Faculty Member at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and a Faculty Member at Columbia Southern University. Martin has over 25 years of experience in occupational safety management, construction safety, industrial hygiene, and environmental consulting. Martin has held the CSP since 2010, and achieved her multitude of other BCSP certifications in following years. She also holds the CIH and CHMM credentials and is a Professional Geologist in three States.

Cruse, who will serve as the BCSP Board Treasurer beginning in 2016, has over 35 years of experience in industrial hygiene, product stewardship, training, and occupational safety. She is a Safety and Health Manager for Evergreen Packaging, and has worked in consulting, chemicals and the pulp and paper industries in both site and corporate level safety positions in that time. She has held the CET since 2012, and achieved the CSP in 1995.

BCSP would like to express the deepest gratitude to James A. Gentry, DBA and Jack H. Dobson, Jr., CSP, who completed their terms as Board Members in 2016.

The 2017 Board of Directors includes: Patricia C. Cruse, CSP, CET (Treasurer); V. Raymond Ferrara, CFP (Public Director); Joshua J. Franklin, CSP, CET; John E. Hodges, CSP, OHST (Past President); Jim S. Kreinbrink, CSP, CIC; Cheryl L. Marcham, PhD, CSP; Linda F. Martin, CSP, ASP, OHST, CHST, STSC, CET (Vice President); C. Christopher Patton, CSP, ASP (President); Richard A. Pollock, CSP; Mario A. Varela, CSP; Cece M. Weldon, CSP, CHST, STSC; and Treasa M. Turnbeaugh, PhD, CSP, ASP, CET (Chief Executive Officer, Board Secretary).