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Safety Council


The Safety Council reports to the Executive Council to provide guidance and recommendations on safety, health and security matters across the entire UTHealth Houston campus. The Safety Council's charge is to:

  • Identify safety needs for the institution and develop plans to implement activities that ensure that those needs are met.
  • Prescribe the collection of appropriate indicator data to measure outcomes of various UTHealth Houston safety efforts.
  • Discuss and resolve issues where gaps in safety or emergency preparedness may arise or persist.
  • Provide reports, advice and recommendations to the Executive Council for consideration and action.


One member from Animal Care 
One member from Auxiliary Enterprises 
One member from Facilities Planning & Engineering 
One member from Harris County Psychiatric Center 
One member from Legal Affairs 
One member from UT Student Health & Counseling Services 
One member from UT Employee Health (employee and resident health care)
One member from UT Police 
One member from each school 
One student member 
Others deemed appropriate and appointed by the President 

Ex Officio Members 

Chair, Chemical Safety Committee 
Chair, Institutional Biosafety Committee 
Chair, Radiation Safety Committee 
Chief Operating Officer designated representative 
Chief Compliance Officer designated representative 
Vice President for Safety, Health, Environment & Risk Management
Assistant Vice President, Environmental Health and Safety

Term of Membership

Staggered three-year terms with one term expiring each year.

FY 2024 Membership Roster 

Chair: Dr. Natalia Sanchez, Faculty, McGovern Medical School, Student Health Medical Director
Vice Chair: Mr. Devin Longuet, Office of Legal Affairs

Terms Expire August 31, 2024

Ms. Sheri Brodi, Staff, Animal Care 
Mr. Forrest Johnson, Staff, Auxiliary Enterprises
Ms. Cynthia Crespo-Bonaparte, Staff, EHS/Harris County Psychiatric Center
Mr. Ryan Bien, Staff, School of Biomedical Informatics
Dr. George Delclos, Faculty, School of Public Health, Employee Health Medical Director
Ms. Monica Guidry, Associate Vice President, Office of Employee Assistance Programs, UTEAP
Mr. Evan Yu, Student InterCouncil Representative, McWilliams School of Biomedical Informatics

Terms Expire August 31, 2025

Mr. Jonathan Greene, School of Dentistry
Vacant, McGovern Medical School
Dr. Latanya Love, Student Affairs, McGovern Medical School
Dr. Leissa Roberts, School of Nursing

Terms Expire August 31, 2026

Mr. Jaime Spencer, McGovern Medical School
Dr. Joy Harrison, Occupational Health
Ms. Cheryl Spitzenberger, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Ms. Meredith Raine, Public Affairs
Vacant, School of Public Health

Terms Expire August 31, 2027

Dr. Natalia Sanchez, Faculty, McGovern Medical School

Ex Officio Members

Dr. Donald Molony, Chair, Chemical Safety Committee
Dr. Catherine Denicourt, Chair, Institutional Biosafety Committee
Dr. Ambro Van Hoof, Chair, Radiation Safety Committee
Mr. William “Wes” Stewart, Facilities, Planning and Engineering
Mr. Devon Longuet, Legal Affairs
Dr. Robert Emery, Safety, Health, Environment & Risk Management
Dr. Scott Patlovich, Environmental Health & Safety
Ms. Deana Moylan, University Relations & Equal Opportunity
Mr. Roy Williams III, University of Texas Police Department

Meeting Location: 

OCB Longhorn Room

Meeting Frequency: 

Six meetings per year, alternating months

Meeting Agenda:

Contact EH&S at 713 500 8100 for information on current meeting agenda items

Meeting minutes:

Some topics discussed within university health science center safety committees meet the definition of a “medical committee” as defined under the Texas Health and Safety Code Title 2, Subtitle H Chapter 161, Subchapter D Sec. 161.031, and as such, the meeting minutes are confidential (Sec. 161.032).