Health & Safety Committee

The purpose of the Health and Safety Committee is to improve workplace health and safety through employee involvement in the review and evaluation of programs. The committee is advisory to the Vice Chancellor for Finance & Administration and the charge includes:

  • Reviewing and evaluating health and safety inspection reports,
  • Reviewing and evaluating accident investigation reports,
  • Reviewing and evaluating the UW Tacoma emergency, accident and illness prevention programs, and
  • Providing a forum for employee concerns about health, safety and facilities at UW Tacoma.

Meeting schedule

The committee meets the 2nd Thursday of every month in Mattress Factory 352, unless otherwise noted.


The Health and Safety committee is comprised of members from most academic programs and support units.

Elected members

  • Hannah Wilson, UW Tacoma Library, Co-Chair
  • Alex Volkman, Advancement, Co-Chair
  • Donna Braboy, Education
  • Sara Contreras, Equity and Diversity
  • Gabriela Crosby, Social Work
  • Galen Guffy, Finance & Administration (At-Large)
  • Erica Howard, Milgard School of Business
  • Robert Landowski, Institute of Technology
  • Joel Larson, Institute of Technology
  • Carolyn Maxson, Teaching and Learning Center
  • Silvia Neely, Office of the Chancellor
  • Linda Spence-Noyer, Student & Enrollment Services
  • Jennifer Wilson, Academic Advising

Appointed members

  • Dave Leonard, Environmental Health & Safety, Director
  • Stanley Joshua, Facilities Services
  • Susan Wagshul-Golden, Campus Safety
  • Michelle Miller, Environmental Science/IAS

Ex-Officio Committee Support

  • Galen Guffy, Fiscal Support Services, Committee Secretary