Mt. Baker Section

Watch for our monthly meeting announcements.  We normally meet at Bob’s Burgers and Brew in Burlington on the third Wednesday of each month from 6:00-8:00PM.

Mt. Baker Section Executive Board Members for the 2019-2020 Section Year

Chairperson – Karma Reavis, CSMP

Currently serves as the Chairperson of the Mt. Baker Section of ASSP. Safety is a passion. Part of that includes learning and sharing new ideas or laws. Karma is able to find interesting speakers on just about any topic. She is happy to give another year to the Chapter as Chair.

Karma has been involved with Safety for over 25 years. Most of that time was spent as the Human Resources Manager too. Karma works for Samson as the Corporate SH&E Coordinator. This includes responsibility for a plant in Louisiana as well. It means she has a true generalist background. In 2018, she is tackling taking the Ferndale plant through the self-insurance process for worker compensation.

Treasurer – Thomas D’Angelo, OHST

Thomas D’Angelo, OHST – BP Cherry Point Refinery – Occupational Safety Specialist

Thomas is currently the Occupational Safety Specialist for the BP Cherry Point Refinery in Blaine, WA. He has over 16 years of experience in the Refining industry. Prior to entering Refining he served as a Firefighter and EMT. Thomas is an active HAZMAT Technician on the Specialized Emergency Response Program (S.E.R.P) – Hazardous Materials Unit. Thomas has extensive experience and competency for Emergency Response, Direct Reading Gas Detection Equipment, Fall Prevention Programs, Safety Training,  and Human Performance/Factors. Thomas is pursuing a degree in Occupational Safety and Health from Columbia Southern University and carries the designation of OHST. He has been an active ASSP Member since 2015.

Secretary – Stephanie Sedlak, OHST, CSP

Stephanie Sedlak, CSP- BP Cherry Point Refinery – Senior Occupational Safety Specialist

Stephanie is currently the Senior Occupational Safety Specialist at the BP Cherry Point Refinery in Blaine, WA. She has been in the Health and Safety Field for 7 years with BP, including 5 years at their Ohio facility as a Safety Advisor. Stephanie’s experience has been concentrated in Refining with exposure to LOTO, Fall Protection, Confined Space Entry, Radiation Safety, and Construction Safety.

Stephanie holds a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental, Safety, and Occupational Health Management from the University of Findlay, a Master’s degree in Safety, Security, and Emergency Management from Eastern Kentucky University, and the designations of OHST and CSP. She has been an ASSP member since 2014.

Member at Large– Debra Crowe-Vitale, CSP

Debra Crowe-Vitale, CSP- Regional Reporting, Inc. – Quality Control Specialist

Debra has 30 years of Loss Control Management and Occupational Health & Safety experience. Her first 8 years at UNOCAL Research Center in Brea, CA provided for a wealth of safety experience in the petrochemical industry (including Process Safety Management), followed by 4 years in nutraceutical manufacturing (LOTO, Machine Safety, Forklift Safety) before adventuring into the world of loss control, working with several insurance companies. This experience provided working with a multitude of industries as well as commercial insurance coverages including Workers’ Compensation, Environmental, General Liability, and USL&H.

Debra holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science, Environmental Science concentration and an Occupational Health & Safety Certificate from University, Irvine, CA. Debra has been an ASSP member for over 25 years. She has served as various ASSP executive committee chairs, both in California and Washington. She currently is serving as Mt. Baker Section Member at Large.

Member at Large – Richard Thody

Richard Thody-Intuitive Safety Solutions, Inc. – Sr. Safety and Loss Control Manager

Richard has over 20 years’ experience in Loss Control Management and Occupational Health & Safety Management. In the beginning Richard spent 12 years working in Bristol Bay, Alaska serving in industrial plant maintenance & facilities construction and in this capacity his position evolved into governmental regulations management (OSHA, EPA, USCG) and specifically workplace occupational health & safety. It became apparent that to continue working in these roles furthering his education was necessary. Richard graduated from Central Washington University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Loss Control Management with emphasis in Occupational Health, Safety & Environment. Since College Richard has held positions in the following industries:

  • Specialty Workers Compensation Insurance Loss Control
  • Heavy Civil Construction (roads, residential site prep, irrigation and underground)
  • Large Scale Hydro Power Generation & Turbine Upgrades
  • Federal Government USACE, USN, USGC, BPA Construction Projects
  • Safety and Health Consultant