Jeffrey Citrone, CIH
Jeffrey M. Citrone is the Director of Health and Safety Compliance at L T Environmental, Inc. Mr. Citrone is a Certified Industrial Hygienist, a Certified Safety Professional, a State of California Registered Environmental Assessor and a State of Wyoming Professional Geologist. Mr. Citrone was recognized by the Rocky Mountain Section of the American Industrial Hygiene Association as its 2010 Industrial Hygienist of the Year. Mr. Citrone is also the President-Elect of the American Society of Safety Engineers Colorado Chapter. Mr. Citrone started as an oil exploration and production geologist; and has over 32 years of experience in the environmental, health and safety field, including: OSHA, EPA and DOT compliance for the oil & gas industry. Mr. Citrone has been involved in numerous projects involving air monitoring, personal exposure sampling and other industrial hygiene and environmental investigations.
Suzanne Clark, Ph.D
Suzanne Clark, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Pharmacology, School of Pharmacy, University of Wyoming, is also affiliate faculty of the UW Center for Community Health and Economic Development and the UW Neuroscience Program. She graduated from the U. of Iowa (B.S.), the U. of Wyoming (B.S. Pharmacy) and Duke U. (PhD in Pharmacology). While a student at UW she supported herself by working in the geological and uranium analysis labs in Casper and the Powder River Basin. Her research interests include neuroscience (epilepsy and neurotoxicology, including Gulf War Syndrome), as well as health issues related to occupational exposures, including risks associated with energy and mining sectors in Wyoming and the Rocky Mountain region. One of her graduate students, Christa M. Cooper, M.S., recently received a MAP-ERC Pilot Grant focused on the geographic and temporal characteristics of transportation-related occupational fatalities in in Wyoming using geographic information systems (GIS) techniques. Current funding for Dr. Clark’s laboratory is focused on the use of nanoparticles to treat production bleed water from in situ uranium extraction processes using in vitro cell culture-based techniques.
Eric J. Esswein, MSPH, CIH
Eric is a Commissioned Officer in the U.S. Public Health Service serving as a senior industrial hygienist with the NIOSH, Western States Office in Denver. He currently conducts field-based research in oil and gas exploration and production and is one of three researchers for the NIOSH Field Effort to Assess Chemical Exposure Risks for Oil and Gas Workers. Eric earned his bachelor and master’s degrees in environmental health/toxicology and public health/industrial hygiene and is board certified in the comprehensive practice of industrial hygiene.
Herb Gibson, CIH, CSP
Herb Gibson, CIH, CSP is the Area Director for OSHA’s Denver Area Office. He has held numerous positions from field Industrial Hygienist to Area Director in OSHA for the past 34 years. The Denver Area Office is responsible for enforcement of the OSH Act and providing compliance assistance to employers in Colorado. He is a graduate of Colorado State University and is a Certified Safety Professional and Certified Industrial Hygienist.
Ryan Hill, MPH
Ryan is an Epidemiologist at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) in Denver, CO. He has a Master’s Degree in Public Health from the George Washington University. Ryan’s primary duties with NIOSH include conducting research and prevention activities to reduce injuries among oil and gas extraction workers. Ryan Manages the NIOSH Oil and Gas Extraction Safety and Health Program and serves as a co-Chair of the NORA Oil and Gas Extraction Council. When not working, he enjoys spending time with his two sons, hiking, skiing, and playing hockey.
Bonnie Foster was born and raised in NE Montana on a family farm. She met her husband in Plentywood, Montana in 1980 while he was working for Diamond Shamrock in the Williston Basin. She moved to Casper, Wyoming and her first job was with Getter Trucking. Bonnie has a background in sales and media, serving two televisions stations as Sales Manager and General Manager in the 90’s. She even spent a little time on air doing an early morning community events program. Currently she is working for her husband. They own and operate a small oil and gas consulting firm, specializing in drilling and completion.
Bonnie was elected and served on the Natrona County School Board of Trustees from 2000-2004; President of the Casper Area Chamber of Commerce from 2001-2002; President of Natrona County Republican Women from 2005-2007; she worked temporarily for Wyoming’s US Senator John Barrasso during his first bid for election after his appointment to fill a seat vacated by the passing of former Wyoming US Senator, Craig Thomas; and 2nd Vice President of the Wyoming Federation of Republican Women from 2010-2011. Along with being the current President of the Wyoming Federation of Republican Women, she is the State Committeewoman from Natrona County. She has previously served on the parish council of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church; past President of Bishop’s Guild and served on the board of American Legion Baseball for 6 years, twice as President. Bonnie has been involved as a Campaign Manager in three statewide campaigns in Wyoming.
In 2010 Bonnie was elected to the board of the newly formed Wyoming Oil and Gas Industry Safety Alliance (WOGISA). She currently serves as the Communication Chairman for the board. Bonnie has helped WOGISA in setting up the quarterly meetings, attending to the press and press releases and monitors the WOGISA Facebook page.
Bonnie enjoys golfing, high school sports and being around and spending time with her grandchildren, who are spread between Wyoming, Texas and Montana.
Delvin R. Sandfort, CIH
Mr. Sandfort's background is in Public Health, Agricultural Health and Occupational Health. He is certified by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene in comprehensive practice. Over the years, he has worked for a variety of agencies and industries. His experience ranges from monitoring dust exposure during wheat harvest, to waste anesthetic gas exposure in dental clinics, to exposure assessments at Ground Zero of the World Trade Center site. His current research interests are physical agents such as noise and electro-magnetic radiation. He is also interested in exposures to specific work populations such as silica exposure in construction and beryllium exposures among dental laboratory workers.
Most importantly, he is interested in the delivery of occupational health and safety services to small, high-hazard businesses. Mr. Sandfort currently manages the On-site Health and Safety Consultation Program for the State of Colorado. This program provides technical health and safety services to small businesses throughout the State. A unique specialty of this project is to help employers establish a sustainable, comprehensive safety and health program.