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Transformational leader with great knowledge of the Environmental, Safety and Health (EHS) area with over 16 years experience.  Environmental Management System ISO Std 14001 coordinator/auditor for over seven years, first qualified coordinator/auditor since inception of the program. Conducted the first-ever internal audit at the installation, met deadline set by federal government. Briefed findings from audits (internal/external) at cross-function team meetings and to wing leadership, tracked all discrepancies to closure. Developed first ever air sampling strategy for E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning & Control Systems; able to purchase calibration gas locally, saved the Air Force over 80K. Co-Authored deployment rotation health risk data exposure form, annotated all exposures protected over 5,000 deployed personnel. Guided/mentored over 125 enlisted members to selection for promotion and awards with 17 years' supervisory experience. Conducted first-ever joint Environmental Health Site Assessment report while deployed to Balad AB, IRAQ; annotated/classified all hazards to all personnel. Total asset manager with multi-disciplined skills and ability to quickly adapt in diverse environments. Articulate communicator and facilitator whose candor and integrity will deliver "bottom line" solution sets necessary to achieve desired outcomes. Self-motivated; able to pursue projects to completion while managing other responsibilities. Tactical risk manager who negotiates bureaucratic, legal, contractual and ethical mine fields to successful completion of the mission-focused plan.
  • Effective team leader
  • Strong verbal communicator
  • Strategic planning
  • Decision-making ability
  • Data interpretation and analysis
  • Detail-oriented
  • Self-motivated
  • Dedicated
Senior Physical Scientist , 05/2009 - Current
US Air Force City, STATE,
  • Prepared briefings for cross-functional team meetings.
  • Educated contractor personnel on environmental standards for each applicable projects.
  • Properly managed four (3 credit card/1 check) different environmental accounts for office, created/matched orders for monthly reports and annual audits.
  • Reviewed and edited correspondence for all environmental plans and meeting minutes prior to submission for signature.
  • Served as the principal environmental representative for all emergency response matters, training and clean-up related.
  • Monitored multiple databases, kept track of all environmental data (14 areas) and 6 permits.
  • Led cross-functional teams to develop aspect inventory and action plans.
  • Audited all 17 areas of the ISO Standard 14001 program elements per year and offered recommendations for improvements.
  • Bolstered Environmental Management System program; briefed at wing meetings and enlisted leadership support attuned to program.
  • Trained over 200 personnel on environmental assessment checklists; responsibilities/requirements met.
  • Trained 10 different shops on Air permit requirements; ensured personnel aware of their requirements.
  • Developed Environmental Management System pamphlet for base distribution to increase program awareness (ISO Std 14001).
  • Utilized unit training managers to boost required base environmental training statistics; percentage trained increased by over 70%.
  • Conducted installation's 1st-ever Environmental Management System internal audit; coordinated with applicable agencies and provided/briefed report to base leadership.
  • Ensured base was in full conformance by 2009 deadline, met Air Force & ISO Std 14001 requirements.
  • Maintained/administered environmental database/SharePoint site for entire flight of over 50 personnel.
  • Consolidated 30 facility construction permits; eliminated unnecessary tracking requirements.
  • Managed Air Quality programs and permits; ensured all deadlines met, no Notices of Violations.
  • Maintained and operated the Environmental Quality Data Calls for entire base (twice a year), gathered all required data from applicable agencies; ensured all deadlines were met.

Superintendent, Bioenvironmental Engineering, 09/2005 - 01/2009
US Air Force City, STATE,
  • Delivered risk communication and occupational health support to Air Force personnel for all environmental and occupational health programs.
  • Revived Balad AB air sampling program; collected 100+ samples for Dioxin/Furans from burn pit, utilized results for inclusion in personnel medical records.
  • Co-Authored Balad deployment health risk data exposure form, annotated all exposures; protected over 5,000 deployed personnel.
  • Accomplished over 500 activity assessments; quantified physical/chemical hazards for all chemical and physical agents and recommended controls, safeguarded base populace of over 6,000.
  • Verified and recommended safety equipment such as hearing protection and respirators were available to employees; monitored the use of such equipment to ensure proper fit and protection.
  • Reviewed physicians' reports/conducted worker studies; determined whether disease/illness are job-related.
  • Prepared and reviewed specifications and orders for purchase of safety equipment, ensuring that proper features are present and that items conformed to health and safety standards.
  • Conducted first-ever joint Environmental Health Site Assessment report while deployed to Balad AB, IRAQ; annotated/classified all hazards personnel were exposed to, report sent to headquarters.
  • Team player, joined forces with the Army taught Air Emissions block for Field Sanitation Team training in deployed location.
  • Organized comprehensive WVA; identified classified risks; briefed/coordinated WVA to FPWG/ITWG
  • Identified water tower contamination (HAPSITE); co-developed sampling plan/coordinate w/base agencies
  • Point of Contact for OSHA Voluntary Protection Program visit; encapsulated Air Force wingman and Air Force Smart Operations 21 concepts base wide.
  • Guided office of 12 technicians on completion of over 80 special surveys; reduced overdue surveys by 50%.
  • Surveyed 1,380 industrial specific operations ensured compliance with laws/sustained healthy areas.
  • Evaluated situations where a workers refused to work in hazardous environment and determined how best to eliminate applicable hazards.
Superintendent, Medical Operations Squadron, 01/2004 - 01/2005
US Air Force City, STATE,
  • Managed activities of 150 military, civilians & contract medical personnel over eight diverse flights.
  • Accomplished comprehensive enlisted force management reviews focused on efficiency, productivity, teamwork, morale, self-analysis, and strategic insight which focused outcomes on mission effectiveness and improved readiness statistics.
  • Guided/mentored 125 enlisted members to selection for promotion and awards.
  • Project officer for Health Service Inspection; provided occupational health program executive oversight.
  • Implemented the publication and transmission of Squadron Commander's weekly roll call notes to over 200 personnel.
  • Monitored trends for over 200 personnel, briefed commander on any adverse issues/concerns.
Superintendent, Medical Support Squadron, 01/2003 - 01/2004
US Air Force City, STATE,
  • Managed team of over 80 medical professionals.
  • Served as mentor to over 50 enlisted team members.
  • Monitored patient complaints, ensured all complaints were handled with care and empathy.
  • Participated in unit based Quality Assurance Program.
  • Prepared for HIPAA and JCAHO reviews, ensured required brochures and pamphlets were available to patients in all clinics.
  • Ensured HIPAA compliance.
  • Advised section leadership on organizational policy matters and recommend needed changes.
  • Monitored squadron for adverse trends and briefed findings to commander.
Education and Training
M.S: Occupational Safety & Health, Expected in
Columbia Southern University - ,
Status - Occupational Safety & Health
B.S: Occupational Safety & Health, Expected in
Columbia Southern University - ,
Status - Occupational Safety & Health
B.S: Environmental Management, Expected in
Columbia Southern University - ,
Status - Environmental Management
Air Force, Civil Engineering, Environmental Health, Hazardous Material, Inspection, Audit, ISO Std 14001, Leadership, Mentor, Communicator, Occupational Safety & Health, Quality, Safety, Strategic, Supervisory, Teamwork, Customer Service, Emergency Response, OSHA, Industrial Hygiene.

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  • Superintendent, Medical Operations Squadron
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