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NYCER

NEW YORK CAMPUS 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. 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 of Environmental Health and Safety at the City University of New York, at (212) 794-5571 or howard.apsan@mail.cuny.edu.

NYCER MEMBERS

Adelphi University
Alan Aronoff, Environmental Health and Safety Coordinator

Barnard College
Daniel Davis, Environmental Health and Safety

Baruch College
Steve Wu, Environmental Health and Safety Officer

Bronx Community College
Martin Pulver, Professor, 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

Columbia University Medical Center
Kathleen Crowley, Director, Environmental Health and Safety
Muhammad Akram, Deputy Director, Environmental Health and Safety
Kathleen Collins, Environmental Health and Safety

Columbia University
Christopher Pettinato, Director, Env. Health & Safety Programs
Paul Rubock, Biological Safety Director

Cooper Union
Robert Hawks, Vice President for Business Affairs & Treasurer
Roger Tooze, Superintendent, Buildings & Grounds
Deirdre Kennedy, Administrative Assistant, Buildings & Grounds

The College of Staten Island
Thomas Briggs, Director, Environmental Health and Safety
James Saccardo, Chemical Hygiene Officer

Cornell University
Erik A. Talley, Director, Environmental Health & Safety
Fran Erlitz, Environmental Health and Safety

The City University of New York
Ronald Spalter, Deputy Chief Operating Officer
Howard Apsan, University Director, Environmental Health and Safety
Bill Knoop, Project Manager, Environmental Health and Safety
Kitty Preston, Environmental & Productivity Initiative Liaison
Kurt Klein, Health and Safety Manager
Michael Spath, Environmental Compliance Manager
Karen Belin, Administrative Assistant, CUNY EHS
Amy Roman, Environmental Analyst
Jane Sovern, Acting General Deputy Counsel, CUNY Legal

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

Kingsborough Community College
Fred Einerman, Director, Environmental Health and Safety

LaGuardia Community College
Peter Jayasekara, Environmental Health and Safety Officer
Olga Calderon, Chief College Laboratory Technician

City University School of Law
Steve Katz, Director of Safety

Lehman College
John Klonowski, Environmental Health and Safety Officer
Peter Accumanno, Chemical Hygiene 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
John Gibbs, Professor, Environmental Health and Safety Officer
Mohamed Bangura, College Laboratory Technician

Memorial Sloan Kettering
Paul Zel, Director, Environmental Health and Safety

Molloy College
Michail McGovern, Vice President of Finance

Mount Sinai Medical School
Stuart Weiner, Environmental Health and Safety
Marshall Leiberman, Environmental Health and Safety

New Jersey Institute of Technology
Nicholas Tworischuk, Vice President, Associate Treasurer

New School University
Tom Goldsmith, Director of Faculty Services

New York Law School
George Hayes, Director of Security, Safety, & Telecommunications

New York Medical College
William Collesano, Director, Enviromental Health & Safety
Angela Birnbaum, Environmental Inspector

New York City College of Technology
Samuel Santiago, Environmental Health and Safety Officer

New York University
Alan J. Yood, Senior Director of Environmental Services

O’Brien & Gere Engineers, Inc.
Stuart J. Spiegel, Senior Managing Scientist

Pace University
Stacey Irvine, Director of Security

Pratt Institute
Anthony Gelber, Director of Campus Operations

Polytechnic University
Charles Martucci, Director, Environmental Health and Safety

Queens College
William Graffeo, Director, Environmental Health and Safety
Parmanand Panday, 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 and 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

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
Engineering, Science, Operations

Adam H. Steinman, Senior Vice President, Regulatory Compliance