Meet The Team​​ ​

Yenny Fariñas Diaz

Director Of Environmental Health And Safety (EH&S)

Phone: 305-348-2621

  • Director Of EH&S For Florida International University's Multi Campus Operations
  • Responsible For Overall EH&S Compliance With Federal, State, Local, And University Requirements Including: R&D Laboratory /Chemical Safety, Biological Safety, Control Substances, Environmental Compliance, Fire Safety, General Operations Safety, Nanomaterial, Radiation, And Safety Training

Tamece Knowles 

Assistant Director 

Biological Safety Officer

Phone: 305-348-3387                       

Email: knowles@fiu.edu      
  • Provides Support and Guidance for the EH&S Lab Safety Units in the Areas of General Lab Safety, Environmental Compliance, Biosafety, Chemical Safety, Radiation Safety, Controlled Substances, Laser Safety, and Nanomaterials
  • Lab Volunteer Application Review and Approvals
  • Research Proposal Safety Reviews
  • Indoor Air Quality Assessments
  • Ergonomic Assessments
  • Safety and Compliance Inspections
  • Lab Facility Evaluations
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Enrique Badia Sosa
Interim Assistant Director
Phone: 305-348-7835
  • Hazardous Waste Coordinator
  • Laboratory Safety Support
  • Manages Fire Prevention, Industrial, and General Safety Programs
  • High Risk Work Programs
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Surendra K. Dua

Radiation And Laser Safety Officer 

Phone: 305-348-0489 

  • Radiation Safety Officer
  • Laser Safety Program
  • DEA Controllled Sustances
  • Nano Materials
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Hafida Assif

Office Database Coordinator

Phone: 305-348-6971

  • Database Coordinator
  • Website Updates
  • EH&S Assistant Program 
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Vacant Position

Environmental Compliance Officer

Phone: 305-348-3387 (temporary)

Email:   

  • Hazardous Waste Pick-Up Disposal / Management
  • Petroleum Storage Tanks – AST & UST
  • Regulatory Compliance With OSHA, DERM, EPA, DEP, Etc.
  • IAQ Investigations  
  • Environmental Permits & Issues Except Asbestos
  • Inter-Departmental Chemical Exchange Program
  • Stormwater Program
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Julio Vidal

Industrial And General Safety Officer

Phone: 305-348-8355

Email: julio.vidal@fiu.edu 

  • Industrial and General Safety Trainer
  • Industrial Safety Inspection And Compliance
  • General Safety Coordinator
  • Site Investigations
  • Vehicle/Golf Cart Safety 

Alex Carreño

Safety Education Coordinator

Phone: 305-348-1421

Email: carrenoa@fiu.edu

  • Safety Training Coordinator
  • Website Management
  • Online Training Program
  • Life Safety and Golf Cart Safety Trainer
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Victoria Leyland

Laboratory Safety Technician

Phone:

Email: vleyland@fiu.edu

  • Fume Hood Program
  • Eye Wash And Safety Shower Program
  • Equipment Calibration Program
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Victoria Villa

Safety Specialist

Phone: 305-348-7625

Email:  vmvilla@fiu.edu

  • Fire Extinguisher Inspection Program
  • High Risk Work Programs
  • Industrial and Fire Safety Support
  • Coordinates Student Assistants
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Armando Garrido

Fire Safety Specialist

Phone: 305-348-0490

Email: agarrido@fiu.edu

  • Fire and Life Safety Compliance
  • State of Florida Fire Marshal Office Liasion
  • Fire and Life Safety Trainer
  • Emergency Building Evacuation Coordinator
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Gina Oubrar

Chemical And Biosafety

Phone: 305-348-6849

Email: gigallia@fiu.edu

  • University Bio Safety Program
  • Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Program
  • Medical Surveillance Program
  • Animal Care Safety
  • Human Subjects
  • Biohazardous Permits & Waste Management
  • Select Agents Program
  • Chemical Handling and Storage Safety

 

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Bridarra Lovett

EH&S OPS, Student Employee

Email: blovett@fiu.edu 

  • Environmental & Laboratory Support 
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Kevin Mompeller

EH&S OPS, Student Employee

Email:  kmompell@fiu.edu

  • University-Wide Fire Extinguisher Inspections
  • Processes Building Code And Life Safety Work Orders
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​Andy Hedesa

EH&S OPS

Email:  ahedesa@fiu.edu

  • University-Wide Fire Extinguisher Inspections
  • Processes Building Code and Life Safety Work Orders
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Alex Cid

EH&S OPS

Email: acid@fiu.edu

  • University-Wide Fire Extinguisher Inspections
  • Assisting In Fire Code Building Inspections
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Vacant Position

EH&S OPS
          

Email:    
 
  • Laboratory Safety Support
  • Environmental Compliance Support
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Page Updated: 12/1/2017