2015-16 COPS & Practice Speciality SPYs

One member from each ASSE practice specialty was recognized for his/her ongoing efforts and contributions to the Society at Safety 2016, held in Atlanta, GA. Each person received a Practice Specialty Safety Professional of the Year (SPY) Award. The Society also presented its Council on Practices and Standards (COPS) SPY Award. Here are the recipients:

NewberryCOPS SPY
James L. Newberry, CHST
Hawaii Chapter
AVP & Risk Control Manager
Island Insurance Co.
Honolulu, HI


Thomas G. Bobick, P.E., CSP, CPE
Greater West Virginia Chapter
Research Safety Engineer
Morgantown, WV


Deborah R. Roy, RN, COHN-S, CSP, CET
Maine Chapter
Director of Health, Safety & Wellness
L.L. Bean
Freeport, ME


Joel M. Haight, Ph.D., P.E., CSP, CIH
Western Pennsylvania Chpater
Associate Professor Industrial Engineering
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA


Richard Rosera
New Jersey Chapter
EHS Consultant
Rosearray EHS Services LLC
Scotch Plaines, NJ


Walter G. Rostykus, CSP, CIH, CPE
New Mexico Chapter
Executive VP-Safety
Corrales, NM



HigginsFire Protection
Sally Higgins, CSP, CFPS
Louisville Chapter
Safety, Health & Environment Managerr
Lexington VA Medical Center
Lawrenceburg, KY


Mary E. Vorndran, CSP
Northwest Chapter
Manager Occupational Safety
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN


FlegelIndustrial Hygiene
Christopher L. Flegel, CSP
Northwest Chapter
Senior Loss Control Representative
The Builders Group
New Market, MN


A Javier Quintero Saavedra, CMIOSH
International Chapter
Head of HSE Department
Glaicia, Spain


Jonathan T. Klane, CSP, CIH, CHMM
Arizona Chapter
Assistant Director Safety Programs
Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ


Michael T. Coleman, CSHM
Arkansas Chapter
Complex Safety Manager
Tyson Foods
Rogers, AR


Jeffrey P. Jarvela, CSP, OHST
Northwest Chapter
Manager, Health & Safety USIO
Cliffs Natural Resources
Silver Bay, MN


HodyPublic Sector
Brandon J. Hody, CSP
Western Pennsylvania Chapter
Associate Safety and Occupational Health Professional
Concurrent Technologies Corp.
Johnstown, PA


BamberRisk Management/Insurance
Lawrence Bamber, CFIOSH
Hawaii Chapter
Principal Consultant
Risk Solutions International
Cheshire, U.K.


Stephanie G. Pratt, Ph.D.
Greater West Virginia Chapter
Coordinator NIOSH Center for Motor Vehicle Safety
NIOSH Division of Safety Research
Morgantown, WV


Stephen D. Brooks, CSP, ARM
San Francisco Chapter
Safety Officer/Analyst
San Francisco Water Power Sewer
San Francisco, CA