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Directorate of Standards & Guidance

Directory of Offices & Staff

U.S. Department of Labor
Occupational Safety & Health Administration
Directorate of Standards & Guidance
200 Constitution Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20210

William Perry, CIH

Acting Director

Andy Levinson,

Deputy Director

Robert Burt,

Acting Deputy Director
Office of the Director | 202-693-1950

Caroline Freeman, Health Scientist

Stacy McGuire, JD, Special Assistant

LaJuane Paige, Program Analyst

Valentine Schaeffer, PhD, Advisor to the Director

Jessica Schifano, Health Specialist

David Wallis, Advisor to the Director

Administrative Staff | 202-693-1950 (Health) or 202-693-2222 (Safety)

Estelle Berman, Program Analyst

Anissa Harmon, Program Analyst

Nishelle Spencer, Program Analyst

Office of Biological Hazards | 202-693-2091

The mission of the Office of Biological Hazards is to contribute to assuring safe and healthful working conditions in covered workplaces through the development of workplace standards, regulations and guidance addressing exposures to harmful biological agents.

Valentine Schaeffer, Acting Director

Sharon Carr, MT(ASCP), Health Scientist

Margy Lambert, Health Scientist

Tom Nerad, MS, MPH, PhD, Health Scientist

Natalia Stakhiv, MPH, Health Scientist

John Steelnack, Industrial Hygienist

Office of Chemical Hazards - Metals | 202-693-2093

The mission of the Office Of Chemical Hazards (Metals) is to contribute to assuring safe and healthful working conditions in covered workplaces through the development of workplace standards, regulations and guidance addressing exposures to harmful chemical (metal) agents.

Maureen Ruskin, Director

Janet Carter, MPH

David Valiante, Health Scientist

Peter Andrews, Industrial Hygienist

Tiffany DeFoe, Health Scientist

Deana Holmes, MT, Health Scientist

Kathy Landkrohn, Health Scientist

Jennifer Lawless, CSP, Industrial Hygienist

Jeff Snyder, Health Scientist

Office of Chemical Hazards - Non Metals | 202-693-2090

The mission of the Office of Chemical Hazards (Non-Metals) is to contribute to assuring safe and healthful working conditions in covered workplaces through the development of workplace standards, regulations and guidance addressing exposures to harmful chemical (non-metal) agents.

David O'Connor, MPH, Director

Amanda Anthony, Program Assistant

Neil Davis, CIH, Industrial Hygienist

Annette Iannucci, MS, DABT, Health Scientist

Office of Engineering Safety | 202-693-2277

The mission of the Office of Engineering Safety is to contribute to assuring safe and healthful working conditions in covered workplaces through the development of workplace standards, regulations and guidance addressing engineering safety areas.

Lisa Long, Director

Bob Bell, Safety Engineer

John Bugno, PE, Chemical Engineer

David Chicca, Chemical Engineer

Ken Stevanus, Mechanical Engineer

Blair Thompson, Mechanical Engineer

Office of Information Quality & Paperwork Reduction | 202-693-2222

The mission of Paperwork Reduction Staff is to analyze and evaluate workplace standards and regulations to ensure compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, to perform surveys and studies to obtain data and information needed to close gaps in the rulemaking record identified during or subsequent to hearings, and to assess and manage collection of information requirements imposed by Agency rules and regulations.

Todd Owen, Director

Belinda Cannon, Program Analyst

Rose Darby, Program Analyst

Doris Edwards, Regulatory Specialist

Christie Garner, Program Analyst

Jeanette Jones, Program Assistant

Theda Kenney, Regulatory Specialist

Rachel Showalter, JD, Regulatory Specialist

Robert Washington, MPH, Regulatory Specialist

Office of Maritime and Agriculture | 202-693-2086

The mission of the Office of Maritime and Agriculture is to contribute to assuring safe and healthful working conditions in covered workplaces through the development of workplace standards, regulations, and guidance materials addressing the occupational risks in the maritime and agricultural industries.

Amy Wangdahl, CSP, Director

Nicholas Carr, Safety & Occupational Health Specialist

Shannon Lindey, Safety & Occupational Health Specialist

Danielle Watson, Safety & Occupational Health Specialist

Vanessa Welch, Safety & Occupational Health Specialist

Acie Zachary, Safety & Occupational Health Specialist

Office of Physical Hazards & Others| 202-693-2092

The mission of the Office of Physical Hazards is to contribute to assuring safe and healthful working conditions in covered workplaces through the development of workplace standards and guidance addressing exposures to harmful physical hazards, e.g., non-ionizing and ionizing radiations, noise, vibrations, temperature extremes, pressure extremes, etc., as well as the development of workplace standards and guidance addressing exposures to other designated health hazards.

Lyn Penniman, RN, MPH, Director

Surender Ahir, PhD, DABT, Health Scientist

Joanna Gorse, Health Specialist

Stephen Schayer, Health Scientist

Joanna Sznajder, PhD, CPE, Health Scientist

Ryan Tremain, MPH, Health Scientist

Iona Young, Program Assistant

Office of Regulatory Analysis – Health

Robert Stone, Director

Bob Blicksilver, Economist

Greg Kuczura, Economist

Bryan Lincoln, Economist

Office of Regulatory Analysis – Safety

Tom Mockler, Acting Director

Cherron Cox, Economist

Michael Martell, Program Analyst

Chuck McCormick, Economist

Tom Ransdell, Economist

Jessica Stone, Economist

Office of Safety Systems | 202-693-2255

The mission of the Office of Safety Systems is to contribute to ensuring safe and healthful working conditions through the development of standards, regulations, and guidance for the identification, prevention, and control of safety hazards regarding fire protection, explosives, hazardous materials, chemical processes, fall protection personal protective equipment, emergency response, and other fundamental workplace safety issues.

Mark Hagemann, Director

Robert Brandenburg, GSP, ASHM, Safety & Occupational Health Specialist

Marva Bundy, Program Assistant

Mat Chibbaro, Fire Prevention Engineer

Bill Hamilton, Fire Prevention Engineer

William Zettler, Safety & Occupational Health Specialist

Office of Technological Feasibility | 202-693-222

Joseph Coble, ScD, CIH, Director

Patricia Downs, Industrial Hygienist

Dalton Moore, Industrial Hygienist

Chris Shaw, Program Assistant

Deborah Tackett, Program Analyst

Last updated: March 10, 2014

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