Chapter News

2024-2025 Executive Committee

The 2024-2025 candidates were sworn in By Traci Snyder, ASSP Region I, Area 1 Director at the ASSP annual Awards Dinner on June 12, 2024.

2024-2025 Elected Positions

Position – President Candidate

Shanon Winston

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Shanon was born in Los Angeles County and raised in Orange County, always interested in working in the health field.  Her career began going into medicine and quickly changed into the OEHS field before completing Bachelor of Science in Health Science. Shanon was introduced into the field through the Orange County Chapter of ASSP in 2010 as student board member and has since remained actively involved on the board of the San Francisco Chapter for the past 4 years. 

Shannon has established her 14-year career and wonderful network from varied experience as a safety professional in ergonomics, entertainment industry, healthcare and municipal utilities. She currently resides and works in Contra Costa County as the County’s Safety Officer within the Department of Risk Management and continues to enjoy partnering with the diversity of colleagues and public services the County has to offer.

Position – President Elect

Charlie Olson, CSP

Born in MA and raised in NH, Charlie received a degree in Safety Studies from Keene State College in NH after becoming interested in the program from his friends.  He has worked in many industries over an almost 30 year career, starting with Biotech/Pharmaceutical and moving through Microelectronics, Consulting, Semiconductors, Instrument Manufacturing/Clinical, Agricultural Tech and back to Biotech, in his current role as Associate Director of EHS at Arsenal Biosciences, Inc.  He has been an ASSP member since his college days and handled the Webmaster/Social Media Chair position for the SF ASSP in 2022-23 and 2023-24.

In addition to practicing EHS, Charlie is a certified ski instructor and can be found in Tahoe most weekends between December and May.

Position – VP Membership

Tami Galt, CSP, ARM

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Tami has been a member of ASSP for over 25 years.  She has been the San Francisco Chapter Membership VP for more than 2 years and has served as President, Past President, Awards Chair, Delegate and Treasurer. She is the AVP and Regional Loss Control Manager for Republic Indemnity, a Workers’ Compensation specialty carrier.  She has over 25 years experience in the property and casualty insurance field.Awarded “Best in Show” in the category of “External Corporate Print Communications” on behalf of Republic Indemnity from the national Insurance Marketing Communications Association Showcase for loss prevention poster series she developed with the marketing department.

Position – Treasurer

Joe Coffey

After earning a bachelor’s degree in biology and spending about nine years in the biotech industry, Joe made the leap into safety in the commercial insurance field. Over the past eight years Joe has provided safety consultation to clients, focusing on the tech and life science industries. When Joe heard about the upcoming opportunity with the Treasurer position for the chapter, he began shadowing the current Treasurer in his duties to learn more about the role. I’m looking forward to serving if elected. 

Position Secretary

Diana Morales

Diana Morales is a Bay Area native born in San Francisco, CA. She has been in the safety sector for 4 years now and is looking to continue her growth within the industry. This is Diana’s second year as part of the ASSP SF Chapter and is excited to be part of the executive team. As Business Development Specialist she has an extensive background of building great relationships with clients and professionals to provide health and safety consulting in a variety of sectors. Diana enjoys outdoor activities and loves all types of sports. 

Position – VP Programs

John Cockle

John Cockle is a career railroader with over 20 years of experience as a locomotive engineer, train dispatcher, and field operations positions.  In 2009 John moved into the Operations Safety position at Caltrain and never looked back.  Since 2011 John has worked for several large consulting and engineering firms, developing system safety programs for California High Speed Rail and supporting large infrastructure projects for BART, SFMTA, and TriMet in Portland.  In July 2021 John moved back to the delivery side of the industry, taking a Systems Safety position with one of the largest design/build contractors in the rail transit industry.  John is a CSP and has completed the Federal Transit Administration’s Public Transportation Safety Certification Training Program.  John lives in Berkeley with his family, is active in his son’s Sea Scout program, and sits on the Board of Directors of California Operation Lifesaver rail safety program.

Position – VP Special Events

Josie Ramos

Josie Ramos works as an Associate Consultant at BSI Consulting and has more than 20 years of experience in ergonomics and safety projects, including four years in safety. She focuses on establishing a strong relationship with her colleagues and clients by creating an open communication channel. She believes that clear communication is the key to ensuring that everyone completely understands each deliverable, leading to a successful project outcome. Josie is passionate about her work in safety and is always eager to collaborate with others to enhance her professional development and knowledge sharing. Currently, she is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in occupational health and safety from Columbia Southern University. She strongly believes that safety and ergonomics should be a part of everyone’s mindset.

During Josie’s free time, she enjoys hiking and immersing herself in nature.

2024- 2025 Non-Elected Board Positions

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Alice Yu
Past President / Delegate
Ashlynn Dolcini
Construction Section Chair 

Karen Bouvier & Peter Libeu
Grapevine Section Co-Chair’s

Charity Nicolas
WISE Chair 

Sharon Huang
Communications Chair

Bernard Britz
Awards & Recognition Chair

Mark Stone
Government Affairs Coordinator
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Steve McConnell
Student Chair 

Priscilla Parra

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