Who We Are

Serving as the charitable arm of ASSP, the ASSP Foundation provides financial and programmatic support of the profession on behalf of ASSP and the ASSP community.

The ASSP Foundation is committed to a safer future for workers. We advance occupational safety and health, we promote Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) as a career choice, and we help build a sustainable talent pipeline for the profession.

Meet the ASSP Foundation Board

Good governance is at the heart of any successful non-profit. It helps us achieve our objectives and drives improvement and ensures maintenance of legal and ethical standing.

In April of 2020, the ASSP Foundation Board of Trustees voted to shift their governance structure and have begun the transition that will result in the ASSP Board of Directors serving as the governing body of the both the Society and our Foundation. After each ASSP Foundation Trustee fulfills their term, they will be replaced by an ASSP board member, who will then serve dual roles. This process will take three years, completing in 2023.

Overall, this new structure will help to strengthen the strategic alignment between the ASSP Foundation and ASSP while making the ASSP Foundation’s programs more impactful. Since we are funded by contributions from the safety community, it is important that we optimize our resources as best we can so we can focus on programs that will build the pipeline of future safety professionals.

Read more about the governance change.

CHAIR
Trish Ennis, CSP, ARM, CRIS
Executive Director
Colorado Safety Association

VICE CHAIR
Deborah R. Roy, MPH, CSP, COHN-S, CIT, FASSP
President
Safetech Consultants, Inc.

VICE PRESIDENT, FINANCE
Linda M. Tapp, CSP
President
SafetyFUNdamentals


TRUSTEE
Dr. Tracey L. Cekada, CSP, CHSP
Chairperson and Associate Professor Safety Sciences Department
Indiana University of Pennsylvania

TRUSTEE
Jan Simon Clark, CSP, CIH
Risk Team Lead
Chevron Pipe Line Company

TRUSTEE
Brad D. Giles, P.E., CSP, STS, FASSP

TRUSTEE
Martin Jeppeson, CSP, ARM
Director of Regulatory Affairs
CALAMCO

TRUSTEE
David Natalizia
Practice Line Leader - Safety
Bureau Veritas North America

TRUSTEE
Julius Rhodes
Principal and Founder
mpr group

TRUSTEE
Eric R. Sachleben, CSP
AVP, Risk Control Services
Liberty Mutual Insurance

SECRETARY & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Jennifer McNelly
Secretary & Chief Executive Officer
American Society of Safety Professionals

DIRECTOR, ASSP FOUNDATION
Mary C. Goranson
American Society of Safety Professionals

MANAGER, ASSP FOUNDATION
Sarah Martino
American Society of Safety Professionals

COORDINATOR, ASSP FOUNDATION
Kathy Schweikart
American Society of Safety Professionals