2023 President - Mary Ferrian
Employer: IEA, Inc.
Job responsibilities: I have over eight years of experience conducting safety and environmental audits throughout the United States, Canada and Haiti. I started in the field conducting Social Responsibility Audits for manufacturing facilities that fabricated products for corporations. This provided me with a wide range of experiences in different sectors, and I continue to provide consulting services in industrial, manufacturing, government and educational facilities. The variety of experiences I have had will help me to understand the needs of the diverse members of this organization. In addition, I am experienced in finding and coordinating qualified industrial hygiene and safety topic presentations that relate to audience preferences. I have assisted with this task as a member of the Advisory Board for the MN Safety Council’s Emerging Safety Professionals (ESP) group for several years. I also provide similar presentations and events at my current workplace, IEA, for our professionals across the state.
Interests & activities: I enjoy gardening, brewing beer, and travelling. I enjoy conversing in Spanish and have been lucky to be able to apply that skill to conducting safety trainings in Spanish, too.
2023 President Elect - Scott Norman
Employer: Norman Safety & Health Consulting LLC
Job responsibilities: Mr. Norman is an independent consultant that provides safety and industrial hygiene support to small and medium sized employers in Minnesota and Wisconsin. He has over 25 years of experience developing, implementing, and managing a wide range of safety and industrial hygiene programs. He has a unique knowledge of respirator fit testing and aerosol instruments from past employment at TSI, a leading aerosol instrument manufacturer. He is a regular guest lecturer bringing industry experience to students at local universities in graduate-level health and safety degree programs. Mr. Norman is a graduate of the University of Minnesota - Duluth with a bachelor’s in business administration and a master’s degree in Industrial Safety & Industrial Hygiene. He holds professional certifications as both Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) and Certified Safety Professional (CSP). He is the Past-President of the American Industrial Hygiene Association, Upper Midwest Local Section.
Interests & activities: In his free time, Mr. Norman is an avid mountain biker and skier and is a volunteer alpine patrol at Wild Mountain in Taylors Falls, Minnesota.
2023 Treasurer - Christian 'Shane' Doggett
Employer: State of Minnesota MnDOT/Air Force
Interests & Activities: As an industrial hygienist, I am very compassionate about helping others. I enjoy training, evaluating complex cases, and helping safety professionals uncover the health concerns of employees. As a result, I have a deeper understanding of potential health problems. One benefit is to recommend corrective actions and help come up with solutions that can alleviate health problems.
2023 Treasurer Elect - Darius Szewczak
Employer: Antea Group
Job responsibilities: Managing Antea Group’s internal Health, Safety, Security, and Environment Program within the US.
Interests & activities: Running, biking.
2023 Secretary - Andre Reed
Job responsibilities: I am a managing consultant working for a firm called Ramboll from its Minneapolis office. I have 16 years of industrial hygiene and environmental health & safety (EHS) experience in conducting and managing projects for manufacturing, pharmaceutical, technology, and industrial clients. I graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health with a master’s degree in environmental health (Industrial Hygiene track) in 2012. I earned certifications as a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) and a Certified Safety Professional (CSP).
Interests & activities: I enjoy training in the martial arts, learning to play musical instruments (practicing guitar now), reading, and spending time with my wife and my fur babies (a 9-year-old dog and an 1-year-old rambunctious cat).
2023 Secretary Elect - Caylin Crawford
Employer: University of Minnesota Student
Caylin is pursuing her MS degree in Environmental Health with a concentration in industrial hygiene and a minor in health equity from the University of Minnesota. She is an early career professional with a leadership style focused on advocacy and stewardship. Her current community service activities include volunteering with the St. Paul Tree Stewards, leading educational programs at Tamarack Nature Center and distributing meals with Feeding Frogtown. She is also serving her second term as a School of Public Health student senator and 2023-2024 secretary-elect.
She completed the University’s Equity and Diversity Certificate program in December 2022 and continues to demonstrate her dedication to public health and safety with her service on the Steering and Outreach committees for Empowering Women in Science and the School of Public Health's ambassador and mentorship programs. She is a member of the American Society of Safety Professionals, Association for Women in Science, and the American Industrial Hygiene Association.
Caylin’s work in occupational safety draws on her experiences in a variety of fields including work as an EMT, First Aid/CPR/AED trainer, dairy farmhand, carpenter, community organizer, warehouse worker, assembly manager, and laboratory manager. During her work in construction, she obtained OSHA 10 and Lead-Based Paint Abatement Worker certifications and completed the HazMat Emergency Response Technician certification in April 2023. Caylin has worked with the Department of Environmental Health & Safety at the University of MN as the industrial hygiene intern since June 2022.
Caylin grew up on a small farm north of the Twin Cities and has lived in St. Paul for the past 15 years. In her free time, she enjoys woodworking, pyrography, and spending time outdoors. In the summer, she can be found camping, kayaking, working on yard projects, or building something. In the winter, she stays entertained with snowboarding and making snow sculptures with the neighbor kids. She especially enjoys volunteering as a way to learn new hobbies with the bonus of giving back to the community. Want to learn how to make maple syrup? Tamarack Nature Center will teach you! Want to learn how to prune trees? Join the St. Paul Tree Stewards. How about gaining experience as a first responder or EMT? The American Red Cross can help with that. Or maybe you'd like to learn how to take care of orphaned baby birds? Check out the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center.
2023 Student Section Rep – Katherine Twaddle
Webmaster - Shanna Kuehn
Employer: Children's Minnesota
Job responsibilities: Employee safety including ergonomic assessments, industrial hygiene sampling, safe rounds, safety training, incident investigations, and fire drills.
Interests & activities: Puzzles, music, and genealogy.