Staff of LSI
| || Dr. James Kaufman - President/CEO|
Dr. Kaufman has retired from his position as Professor of Chemistry at Curry College near Boston Massachusetts. Prior to Curry, he was a research chemist at Dow Chemical. While there, he became increasingly involved in lab safety activities and authored Laboratory Safety Guidelines, which has become the world's most widely distributed lab safety publication. Dr. Kaufman is regarded as the nation's foremost authority on safety instruction in academia. He is the author-narrator of the ACS Audio Course on Laboratory Safety and Editor of Waste Disposal in Academic Institutions, Lewis Publishers, as well as the "One-Day Lab Safety Audio Seminar" and "Two-Day Lab Video Short Course."
Dr. Kaufman is chair with ICASE, Committee on Safety in Science
Education International Council for Associations of Science Education.
| || Christina Dillard - Assistant Director / Sales and Marketing Manage|
Christina Dillard has a wealth of experience as an EH&S professional and is a committed advocate for workplace safety and environmental protection. In addition to serving as the Assistant Director of the Laboratory Safety Institute (LSI), she is a faculty instructor and EH&S consultant providing safety training and services globally to laboratory professionals in industry, government and all levels of academia.
Christina’s broad background in laboratory safety with education and experience in chemical, biological and radiological safety, hazardous waste management and emergency response has made her a huge asset to LSI. She recently became a member of the Z87 Committee on Eye and Face Protection to share LSI’s members concerns and suggestions for improvement.
Prior to joining LSI, Christina initiated the EHS program for the Life Science Company Antigenics. She then went on to consult for other Boston area Life Sciences, bringing their lab safety programs into regulatory compliance. Her work with the Cambridge Public Health office resulted in coordinating a 16-hour, 4-evening workshop that drew on the deep pool of local biosafety in the Cambridge /Boston area. This provided the opportunity to work closely with the biotech community - biosafety professionals, academics, local public health officials, and community representatives who serve on IBCs at local institutions and firms.
Ana Adams - Operations Manager
Ana has recently celebrated 12 years working with LSI. Handing the accounts, human resources and course registrations, she has worked diligently in the operations of the facility.
Andrealee Burgess - Membership and Services Assistant Manager
Andrea graduated from Gibbs Boston with a degree in visual communications. Since joining LSI, she has demonstrated her broad skills in updating and maintaining LSI's website, new webstore, and more recently, working on a new web based newsletter. She wears many hats with the company and has been of great value.
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Mary Thompson - Consultation Services
Mary comes to LSI with an extensive background. A graduate of Harvard University, she has operated her own non-profit in the past. With a wealth of knowledge and skill, she has tackled our market in search of those in need of LSI's services.
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Nichole Farraj - Operations Assistant
Nicki joined the LSI team just recently and has brought about great changes in organization. She is full of fresh ideas that will help us grow as time goes on. We welcome her and look forward to a bright future.