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Enterprise Risk Services (ERS)

Angela Sutton, SCP - Associate Vice President for ERS

Angela leads the Enterprise Risk Services Department and serves as Chair of the Governance Risk and Compliance Steering Committee (GRCSC) and ERM and Policy Steering Committee (EPSC). She oversees the Office of Environmental Health and Safety, Risk Management, Insurance, and Emergency Management. Her office is responsible for overseeing the management and development of university administrative policies and the implementation of university-wide Enterprise Risk Management. She promotes the consistent use of risk management and ownership of risk at all levels of the institution, sets the strategic risk management vision, and creates the institutional framework for risk management. She oversees efforts to recover damage expenses from insurance providers and government agencies and implements controls for university compliance with the goal of efficiently protecting the university’s assets and integrity.

Angela can be reached at 504-865-5653 or asutton1@tulane.edu.

Denise Carroll, BA - Senior Department Administrator

Denise provides administrative support to the Associate Vice President and the Enterprise Risk Services department. She is responsible for the overall administrative functions including budgets. Denise is pursuing her MBA and has worked at Tulane since 1999 and has been with the Office of Insurance and Risk Management since 2006.

Denise can be reached at 504-314-2736 or dacarrol@tulane.edu.

Nadia Jenkins, MBA - ERM Administrator

Nadia provides administrative support for the ERM initiative. She serves on the ERM & Policy Steering Committee (EPSC) and chairs the ERM Work Group. In this collaborative role, Nadia leads the ERM software implementation and administrative policy development processes and helps embed risk assessment and controls management into the university-wide culture and its daily operations to minimize risks and maximize opportunities while supporting the success of mission-critical deliverables. She is responsible for drafting the Policy on Policy and the GRC Executive Council and ERM & Policy governance charters and reorganizing the Enterprise Risk Services website. Nadia serves on the EDI sub-committee.

Nadia can be reached at 504-314-2291 or njenkins4@tulane.edu.

Risk Management 

Diane Surla, MBA
Director of Risk Management

Diane leads the Claims Management and Occupational Health department of Enterprise Risk Services. Her role includes managing the claims process related to property and casualty claims for the university and also the Occupational Health department to ensure we meet federal and state regulations such as OSHA standards. She conducts proactive risk assessments at all areas of the university to mitigate risk before a loss occurs and collaborates with all departments to create a culture of risk throughout the organization. Diane participates in the university-wide Enterprise Risk Management initiative in order to identify risks at the university and engage the university partners to take ownership of those risks.

Diane can be reached at 504-314-2289 or dsurla@tulane.edu.

Occupational Health

Julia Pellegrin
Manager of Occupational Healthcare Surveillance and Training
Risk Management – Occupational Health

Julia is a team member of the Enterprise Risk Services Department and serves as the Manager of Occupational Healthcare Surveillance & Training. She works with employees to identify necessary medical surveillance and medical screening requirements as mandated by applicable federal and state regulations. Julia oversees program and policy development as they relate to the occupational health of employees. She tracks and reports all OSHA recordable injuries and illnesses and collaborates with the Office of Environmental Health and Safety (OEHS) and the Office of Workers’ Compensation to ensure all workplace exposures are managed as required by applicable regulatory standards. Julia administers and maintains the Compliance Needs Assessment process which aids in the identification of risks and hazards to which employees may be exposed. She also manages all inquiries and requests regarding TULearn (Bridge) and Canvas as they relate to Enterprise Risk Services training.

Julia can be reached at 504-314-2737 or jdaigle8@tulane.edu.

Workers' Compensation

Roy DeSalvo
Manager Claims for Enterprise Risk Services
Risk Management - Claims

Roy is a team member of the Enterprise Risk Services Department and serves as the Claims Manager for employee workers’ compensation claims, and property and casualty claims in accordance with federal, state, and local laws, as well as workers’ compensation statutes, regulations, and university policy. He oversees the quality and performance of the university’s Third-Party Administrator (TPA), CorVel. He ensures accurate claims data is maintained, as well as develops, implements, and monitors the claims management program for costs savings and routine compliance with procedures.

Roy can be reached at 504-247-1716 or rdesalvo@tulane.edu.

Insurance

John Hadden, Jr., CIC, CLCS
Director of Insurance 

John leads the strategy for the University’s Property and Casualty insurance program, as well as health insurance programs for domestic and international students. He oversees the contract review process for insurance requirements and manages the certificate of insurance program for the University. He collaborates with various departments and committees to address their exposures and adjusts the insurance program as needed.

John can be reached at 504-314-2746 or jhaddenjr@tulane.edu.

Emergency Preparedness and Response 

Jason Ferguson
Executive Director of Emergency Management

Jason provides executive leadership for the Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response as its team works collaboratively with Tulane’s departments and in conjunction with external response partners to prepare for, respond to, recover from, and mitigate against disasters of all types. He is an interdisciplinary emergency management professional with nearly 20 years of progressive experience across the higher education, public health, and emergency management sectors. Jason holds a master’s degree in public health (MPH), is a member of the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) and is a certified instructor of FEMA’s Incident Command System (ICS) curriculum. Jason also brings a wealth of knowledge, best practices, and lessons learned from deployments on several disaster response missions including Typhoon Haiyan and Hurricane Harvey. He has led the development of Emergency Operations Plans (EOPs), after-action reports (AARs), and improvement plans (IPs) for university campuses as well as municipal and county governments. Jason also led the development of Team Rubicon’s training and exercise division to equip military veterans and civilian volunteers to rapidly, effectively, and safely render critical aid within disaster-affected communities worldwide.

Jason can be reached at (504) 988-9914 or ferguson@tulane.edu.

Donald Veals Jr., LEM
Assistant Director
Emergency Management - Emergency Preparedness and Response

Donald partners with local, state, and federal agencies to ensure compliance. In an effort to continuously improve the University’s ability to respond to emergencies and manage incidents effectively, Donald works directly with faculty, staff, and students to develop, implement, manage and improve campus-wide Emergency Preparedness plans and programs. He is a certified Louisiana Emergency Manager (LEM), Law Enforcement Active Shooter Emergency Responder (LASER), Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) Instructor, a member of the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) and the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS).

Donald can be reached at 504-314-7137 or donald@tulane.edu.

Meredith Beers, PhD, MPH
Associate Director
Emergency Management - Business Continuity of Operations Program

Meredith helps plan and coordinate the University’s continuity of operations in the event of an emergency, as well as write and exercise the University’s emergency plans. Meredith earned her Ph.D. in public health with a concentration in disaster management, her MPH, and a B.A. in English from Tulane. She is also an adjunct assistant professor at the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine in the department of environmental health sciences and has served as an adjunct professor at the School of Social Work in the Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy.

Meredith can be reached at 504-314-7229 or meredith@tulane.edu.

Environmental Health and Safety (OEHS)

Pamela Fatland
Director, Laboratory and Research Safety
Office of Environmental Health and Safety (OEHS) - Laboratory and Research Safety

Pam specializes in laboratory and research safety. She oversees the overall operation of environmental health and safety compliance and training programs that pertain to laboratories, art studios, and research projects across all Tulane campuses and locations. Some of the EHS programs which Pam manages include hazard communication, chemical safety, laboratory safety compliance, formaldehyde safety, hazardous waste management, animal handling safety, accident investigation and OSHA injury/illness reporting. Pam works with academic and operating departments to integrate EHS compliance into applicable operations based on best management practices, consensus guidelines, and university policy. Pam serves on Tulane’s EHS Operations Committee, New Orleans Campuses IACUC, Primate Center IACUC, Radiation Safety Committee, as well as many other committees with the ultimate goals of promoting safety and compliance at the university. 

Pam can be reached at 504-988-2800 or pfatlan@tulane.edu.

Marcel Charbonnet
Manager, Laboratory and Research Safety
Office of Environmental Health and Safety (OEHS) - Laboratory and Research Safety

Marcel manages the university-wide Laboratory Safety Program. This program includes safety inspections of research groups and lab spaces, regulatory compliance education, review of chemical purchases, and the investigation and resolution of unsafe conditions in labs. He oversees the OEHS portion of the Tulane Controlled Substances Program, including annual inspections of storage areas and assisting with the destruction of excess or expired controlled materials.

Marcel can be reached at 504-988-2871 or mcharbo@tulane.edu.

Haylie Tucker
Environmental Health and Safety Specialist III
Office of Environmental Health and Safety (OEHS) - Laboratory and Research Safety

Haylie specializes in laboratory safety, regulatory compliance, and research support. They act as an EHS liaison for Tulane's Institutional Biosafety Committee. They perform safety inspections, ensure regulatory compliance, develop presentations for Departmental Safety Representative meetings, assist in developing EHS programs, and provide safety training and recommendations to researchers. They also assist the Hazardous Waste Management Program in the classification and maintenance of hazardous waste. Haylie is committed to fostering a Culture of Safety at Tulane University.

Haylie can be reached at 504-988-2864 or at htucker@tulane.edu.

Kellie Cutrera Huval
Environmental Health and Safety Specialist III
Office of Environmental Health and Safety (OEHS), Primate Research Center

Kellie performs OEHS activities for the Primate Research Center Campus in Covington. Her main job duties include ensuring a safe and healthful work environment specializing in laboratory and research safety. Kellie’s main concentration includes hazard communication, chemical safety, laboratory safety compliance, hazardous waste management, animal handling safety, accident investigation and OSHA injury/illness reporting. Kellie brings extensive work experience including 15 years of safety in a university setting with an additional 10 years of lab experience in both hospital and research laboratories. Her overall goal is to enhance and improve an overall culture of safety at TNPRC by providing relevant safety training, best practice solutions, and ways to simplify processes to comply with safety measures.

Kellie can be reached at 985-871-4811 or kcutrera@tulane.edu

Chandler Whalen
Manager, Chemical Safety and Hazardous Waste
Office of Environmental Health and Safety (OEHS) - Laboratory and Research Safety

Chandler specializes in chemical safety and hazardous waste regulatory compliance. He performs environmental inspections, develops presentations for Quarterly Departmental Safety Representative meetings, and provides hazardous waste pickup services for laboratories on campus. He also provides compliance assistance to laboratories and campus building projects. Chandler is committed to managing an exemplary hazardous waste program at Tulane to help ensure the safety of everyone at Tulane and the environment.

Chandler can be reached at 504-988-7162 or cwhalen1@tulane.edu.

Alma Bartolome, MS
Environmental Health and Safety Specialist III
Office of Environmental Health and Safety (OEHS) - Laboratory and Research Safety

Alma takes pride in serving the Tulane community. Her areas of expertise include the hazardous waste management program on all campuses, waste minimization, equipment transfer and disposal, regulatory reporting, and laboratory safety. She works towards improving the safety culture regarding hazardous waste and laboratory compliance-related issues.

Alma can be reached at abartolo@tulane.edu.

Laura Eschette
Environmental Health and Safety Specialist II
Office of Environmental Health and Safety (OEHS) - Laboratory and Research Safety

Laura brings to Tulane experience focusing on state and federal compliance within hazardous waste, solid waste, and lead media as well as hazardous waste and solid waste management. Laura is a certified HazMat Technician and trained in the Incident Command System. She provides hazardous waste pickups for all campuses and assistance with waste compliance issues.

Laura can be reached at 504-988-2872 or at leschette@tulane.edu.

Anthony R. Davila, MS
Radiation Safety Officer
Office of Environmental Health and Safety (OEHS) – Radiation Safety

Tony is the Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) who is responsible for the radiation safety program at Tulane University across all campuses. This program includes oversight of radioactive materials, radiation producing machines, and the irradiator. Tony is responsible for reviewing and approving protocols, for providing dosimetry and training as needed, and for calibrating equipment. He provides guidance regarding procurement, safe handling, monitoring, use, and disposal of all sources of radiation. As the RSO, Tony also serves as director of the laser safety program. Tony’s professional interests include radiation pedagogy, radiological protection within veterinary medicine as well as human medicine, and radiological/nuclear emergency management and response. 

Tony can be reached at 504-988-2867 or adavila@tulane.edu.

Barry “B.J.” Autin, Jr.
Assistant Director
Office of Environmental Health and Safety (OEHS) – Construction and Safety

BJ supervises OEHS managers and specialists assigned to Facilities, Theater, and Construction activities on all Tulane campuses. He manages the facilities, theater, and construction site EHS inspection program, attends project planning and construction meetings, develops/provides EHS training, provides technical assistance on EHS related concerns, and offers recommendations on foodservice activities/functions. BJ also works with academic, operating departments, and appropriate OEHS staff to integrate EHS compliance into applicable operations. He supervises the development and implementation of OEHS policies, procedures and training programs. BJ reviews incident and injury reports and assigns investigations and corrective actions as needed. He participates in departmental and university-wide hurricane planning and response activities. BJ assists with emergency response planning and management of activities following critical situations on campus.

BJ can be contacted at 504-988-1642 or bautin2@tulane.edu.

Karen D. Douglas
Assistant Director, Construction Safety
Office of Environmental Health and Safety (OEHS) – Construction and Safety

As Assistant Director, Karen oversees the facilities safety program for uptown and downtown campuses. She provides training, guidance, and safety training management for health and safety topics related to facility worker and theater worker safety. She coordinates the Departmental Safety Representative (DSR) Program for all campuses, except the Primate Center, and is a cohort for office, facilities, and shop/studio DSRs.

Karen can be reached at 504-988-3996 or kdougla1@tulane.edu.

Kevin Hammond
Manager, Construction Safety
Office of Environmental Health and Safety (OEHS) – Construction and Safety

As an Environmental, Health, and Safety Specialist for more than 12 years, Kevin comes to Tulane University to assist with maintaining and growing a safety culture in construction and facilities. Technically savvy, his duties include assisting the university with environmental compliance issues, guidance relative to facilities, safety issues, and developing a more proactive approach to safety. Kevin conducts accident investigations including recommendations, reporting, and follow-up. Also, he participates in Tulane’s Emergency Response Team during emergencies and conducts new hire orientations for OEHS.

Kevin can be reached at 504-988-0393 or Khammond1@tulane.edu.

L. Morgan Cross, REM
Environmental Compliance Manager
Office of Environmental Health and Safety (OEHS) – Public Health and Environmental Programs

As Environmental Compliance Manager of OEHS, Morgan oversees remediation of hazardous materials in construction and maintenance as well as traditional environmental programs such as air, water, SPCC, etc. He offers 20+ years of experience as a Registered Environmental Manager. He has led a diverse array of projects pertaining to asbestos, lead, mold investigation/remediation, and demolition/construction activities.  Morgan has extensive experience with indoor air quality assessments, underground storage tank regulations, and Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs). He has significant experience in environmental health and safety requirements pertaining to academic and research institutions.

Morgan can be reached at 504-988-2874 or lcross3@tulane.edu.

Daniel Manieri, MPH
Industrial Hygiene Manager
Office of Environmental Health and Safety (OEHS) – Public Health and Environmental Programs

As Industrial Hygienist of OEHS, Daniel oversees programs such as environmental risks in child-occupied facilities, exposure control methods and monitoring, hearing conservation, indoor air quality assessments, project design review, respiratory protection, and risk assessments. A graduate of Tulane University’s School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Daniel offers 10 years of experience in industrial hygiene programs. He has worked in a broad variety of sectors such as academic and research institutions, ventilation testing, manufacturing plants, research and development facilities, petrochemical facilities, and shipyards. He is an accredited Lead Risk Assessor, Lead-based Paint Inspector, Asbestos Management Planner, and Asbestos Inspector.

Daniel can be reached at 504-988-8443 or dmanieri@tulane.edu.

Blake Autin
Environmental Health & Safety Specialist III
Office of Environmental Health and Safety (OEHS) – Public Health and Environmental Programs

Blake is an Environmental Health & Safety Specialist III who is a valuable resource for asbestos and lead-based paint inspections, exposure monitoring, project design reviews, and training development. As a former safety employee in the oil and gas industry, Blake provides a broad range of experience in environmental health and safety programs and has experience implementing EHS programs into day-to-day work practices. He is an accredited Lead-based Paint Inspector, Asbestos Management Planner, and Asbestos Inspector.

Blake can be reached at 504-988-2866 or bautin1@tulane.edu.