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.

ASSP Foundation Financials

The ASSP Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization, EIN 36-6145045. Donations are tax-deductible.

The ASSP Foundation has invested more than $5.4 million into the occupational safety and health community to develop opportunities for career guidance, education and leadership development. The charitable effort is designed to attract new individuals to the profession as well as enhance the knowledge and skills of current safety students and professionals.

View the ASSP Foundation's IRS-990 forms. To request copies of previous years, please email us at foundation@assp.org.

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
Christine M. Sullivan, CSP, ARM
SVP Global Risk Solutions
Sompo International

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


TRUSTEE
Maribeth Anderson, MPA., CSP
Global Senior Director, Business Continuity & Corporate Security
Xylem Inc.

TRUSTEE
Steven B. Gray, CSP, CHST
Amazon

TRUSTEE
Courtney Harmon, CSP, STS
Sr. WHS Program Manager Launch Operations
Amazon

TRUSTEE
Tim Page-Bottorff, CSP, CIT
Senior Consultant
SafeStart

TRUSTEE
Ken Rueter
UCOR

TRUSTEE
Daniel J. Snyder, Ed.D., CSP, CHST, OHST, CIT
Owner and Founder
Safety Mentor, LLC

TRUSTEE
James R. Thornton, CSP, CIH, FASSP, FAIHA
President
Alpha Industries, LLC

TRUSTEE
Pam Walaski, CSP, FASSP
Specialty Technical Consultants Inc.

SECRETARY & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
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