NORA Healthcare and Social Assistance Council

Council Participants

The Council has two co-chairs, one from the NIOSH Healthcare and Social Assistance Program and one from a partner organization. The NIOSH Program coordinator and assistant coordinator also help to facilitate the work of the Council. Participants attend meetings and contribute to workgroups. Contact the sector coordinator or NORA Coordinator with questions or comments or to volunteer.

Name Organization
Bonnie Rogers
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Megan Casey
David Weissman
Program Manager
Christa Hale
Program Co-Coordinator
Sharon Silver
Program Co-Coordinator
Chandran Achutan
Assistant Coordinator
Elizabeth Bien Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Medical Center
Elizabeth Bradshaw NC State Laboratory of Public Health
Barbara Braun The Joint Commission
Jill Byrne Case Western Reserve University
Claire Caruso NIOSH
Jenny Cassibry Fisher Academy of Internal Medicine for Veterinary Technicians
Mark Catlin Occupational safety and health consultant
Seth Clarenbach Mayo Clinic
Eve Cuny Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP); University of the Pacific School of Dentistry
Pamela Dembski Hart Health Accreditation Resources LLC
Dave DeJoy University of Georgia, Athans
Lotte Dyrbye Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education
Brigid Elchos Mississippi Board of Animal Health
Lynda Enos HumanFit
Ruth Francis American Nurses Association
Peg Graham QUA INC
Susan Hallbeck Mayo Clinic
Robert Harrison University of California, San Francisco
Amanda Hessels Columbia University School of Nursing
Tony Hilton Veterans Health Administration
Beverly Hittle University of Cincinnati
Michael Hodgson Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
Emily Jones Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN)
Jagdish Khubchandani New Mexico State University
David Kuhar CDC, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion
Angela Laramie Massachusetts Department of Health
Sara Markle-Elder American Federation of Teachers
Melissa McDiarmid University of Maryland School of Medicine
Amber Mitchell International Safety Center
Mary Ogg Occupational safety and health consultant
Peter Orris University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center
Barbara (Joene) Patterson NIOSH
Patricia Podolak Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP)
Margaret Quinn University of Massachusetts Lowell
Lew Radonvovich NIOSH
Dori Reissman NIOSH
Elizabeth Royal SEIU National Nurse Alliance
Joni Scheftel Minnesota Department of Health
Jessica Schifano Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
Ron Smith LS3P
Rosemary Sokas Georgetown University
Madeline Sterling Weill Cornell Medicine
Laura Stock University of California, Berkeley
Karen Taylor NIOSH
Jane Thomason National Nurses United
Jennifer Zlenick Touro College Graduate School of Social Work
Page last reviewed: February 24, 2022