Annual Membership Survey

Chapter Elections

The Nominations and Elections committee are presenting the following slate for 2022-2023:

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Kara J. Van Blarcum, President

Peter Boccardo, Vice President/President-elect

Michelle Hyatt, Secretary

David Consider, Treasurer

ASSP Tarheel Chapter Officer Volunteer Opportunity

The Tarheel Chapter would like to extend the invitation to our members to volunteer for the Secretary position.  This leadership opportunity is a great way to network with safety professionals in your area and help grow your local ASSP chapter.  This elected opportunity is a three-year pathway through the presidency. Attached is the Secretary position description and below are the key responsibilities.

Key Responsibilities

  • Maintain and retain all chapter files, including minutes and correspondence, according to the chapter document retention guidelines
  • Ensure that members receive timely and effective notices of all chapter meetings and functions
  • Attend chapter general membership and Executive Committee meetings
  • Record and distribute minutes of all chapter and Executive Committee meetings to chapter members and officers
  • Ensure consistent and appropriate messaging across chapter communication channels (website, social media accounts, newsletter and other publications) in partnership with chapter communications chair and/or other chapter volunteers as applicable
  • Assist chapter president in completing reports
  • Assume duties of chapter treasurer when necessary

If you have interest in volunteering for this position, please contact: 

Heather White, Tarheel Chapter Delegate and Nominations & Elections Lead,

Kara Van Blarcum, Tarheel Chapter Vice President,

2021 Tarheel Chapter Safety Professional of the Year

Greg Santo is the 2021 Tarheel Chapter Safety Professional of the Year.  Greg  has over 50 years of experience in the safety and health field and has been an ASSP member for 16 years.  He served as Tarheel Chapter President 2019- 2020, leading the chapter to Gold Level distinction.  Thank you Greg for all you have done and will continue to do to make our chapter great!

House of Delegates Structure Within ASSP

Modernizing governance to strengthen ASSP’s future and increase member voice involves a transition from a House of Delegates to an at-large advisory group, empowering the Board of Directors to fully govern the Society. This shift would align ASSP with best management practices of today’s nonprofit professional organizations and enable the advisory group to inform and influence the Board.

Click here for information on how our current structure compares to the future structure created by this change.

Tarheel Chapter Receives 2021 Silver Chapter WISE Distinction Award

The Tarheel Chapter WISE team was recognized for a 2021 Silver Distinction Award during a virtual event held at the ASSP Safety 2021 PDC in Austin, TX on September 13th. This is Tarheel’s fourth year in a row to receive WISE recognition. The core members recognized for the chapter were: Jennifer Law, Lesia Franzen, and LaQuandra Bass. Attached are photos from events held over the past year: The “Mid-Day Virtual Stretch Break” (led by Dr. Ali Hartman) & the “WISE Book Club”(with guest author, Abby Ferri).

The 2022 Region VI PDC Call for Speakers is now open!  This conference will be held 9/14/22 – 9/16/22 at the Kingston Plantation in Myrtle Beach, SC.  There are already quite a few speakers lined up, so sessions are limited.  Don’t wait – submit your application before 12/1/21 for the 2022 Region VI PDC.