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Meet Our Staff

Paul Aasen Paul Aasen
President
paul.aasen@minnesotasafetycouncil.org
651-228-7313
"The Minnesota Safety Council has two major goals. First, we want to help our members work safer every day. Second, we want to help all Minnesotans recognize and avoid situations that could lead to injury or worse. I have the privilege of working with our great staff and dedicated board to make these goals real. Together, we can work safe, drive safe and live safe."
Membership
Cary Swenson
Director of Membership Services
cary.swenson@minnesotasafetycouncil.org
651-228-7303
"With our members, we've created the largest safety network in the state — more than 2,000 organizations strong — and we continue to work together to make an impact on worker safety and the safety of all Minnesotans. We are committed to helping members prevent employee injuries, reduce costs and achieve their safety goals."
Jeff Lovig Jeff Lovig
Manager of Membership Services
jeff.lovig@minnesotasafetycouncil.org
651-228-7307
"I talk with potential Minnesota Safety Council companies and organizations about who we are and what we do, to determine which of our many services will fit into their safety plan." Jeff also facilitates the Northeast, Northwest and Southwest regional member networks.
Steve Rauh Steve Rauh
Coordinator, Product Sales
steve.rauh@minnesotasafetycouncil.org
651-228-7326
"I'm the guy to call when you need some new safety training materials. Whether it's online learning and safety management systems, DVD programs and other training materials, CFRs and other references, or off-the-job and incentive products, I've got something that is going to fit your need." Steve coordinates the Southeast, South Central, South Metro, East Metro and Central regional member networks, and is the membership rep for National Safety Council members in the state.
Al Terwedo Al Terwedo
Coordinator, First Aid Programs
al.terwedo@minnesotasafetycouncil.org
651-228-7315
Al helps organizations make first aid/CPR and AEDs part of their preparedness and emergency response programs through classroom and onsite training, and distribution of AEDs.

Linda McNurlin
Membership Services Assistant
linda.mcnurlin@minnesotasafetycouncil.org
651-228-7317
Linda has been with the Minnesota Safety Council for over 20 years and assists in the membership, first aid and safety products areas. She also does organization-wide invoicing.

Continuing Education / Training / Consulting
Gina Hoffman Gina Hoffman
Director, Continuing Education
gina.hoffman@minnesotasafetycouncil.org
651-228-7305
"My team and I provide occupational safety and health, traffic and OSHA/DOT compliance training — classroom, customized and onsite — that helps employers comply with regulations and keep their workers safe." Gina is responsible for the annual Minnesota Safety & Health Conference, as well as regional conferences in Duluth and Bemidji.
   Occupational Safety & Health
Jan Fedora Jan Fedora
Consultant, Occupational Safety and Health Services
jan.fedora@minnesotasafetycouncil.org
651-228-7310
"My goal is to make sure that all employees go home to their families and friends in one piece at the end of their day. I look forward to working with all of you to meet your safety and health goals!" Jan trains on OSHA compliance, and also develops customized classes on technical and soft skill competencies. She conducts safety audits and pre-OSHA inspections to help reduce or eliminate preventable injuries and illnesses, and also helps employers develop/update their safety programs.
Bill Schreiner Bill Schreiner
Consultant, Construction and Industrial Safety
bill.schreiner@minnesotasafetycouncil.org
651-208-0639
Bill brings decades of experience to training and onsite consultation in construction and industrial safety.
Sheila Thao Sheila Thao
Program Assistant, Continuing Education
sheila.thao@minnesotasafetycouncil.org
651-228-7319
Sheila is the registrar for occupational safety and health training classes, the Minnesota Safety & Health Conference and other regional conferences. If you have questions about signing up for a workplace safety class, she can help!
Angie Kupczak Angie Kupczak
Program Assistant, Continuing Education
Video Librarian
angie.kupczak@minnesotasafetycouncil.org
651-228-7302
Angie provides support for occupational safety and health classes, including Northern Occupational Safety Division regional training in the Duluth area. She also assists with classroom driving courses for seniors and is the registrar for Ramsey County court-referred Alive at 25 driver refresher courses. Angie is the librarian for our 500+ workplace safety training video library. Looking for just the right video on a particular topic? Ask her for a suggestion!
   Traffic
Lisa Kons Lisa Kons
Coordinator, Continuing Education (Traffic)
lisa.kons@minnesotasafetycouncil.org
651-228-7330
"Whether it's an employee, an employee's family member or a member of the community, my focus is on educating people about safe driving practices. It's about saving lives, one life at a time." Lisa coordinates traffic safety/DOT compliance training and consultation, and works with statewide partners to promote safety on our roads. She also coordinates the Minnesota Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (MN NETS). If you're looking for traffic safety information, resources, strategies or presentations, contact Lisa!
Ramsey County court-referred Alive at 25: Angie Kupczak; 651-228-7302/800-444-9150
All other court-referred defensive driving courses: Kristy Zack; 651-228-7332/800-444-9150
Family Safety / Safe Kids Minnesota
Erin Petersen Erin Petersen
Coordinator, Family Safety Programs
erin.petersen@minnesotasafetycouncil.org
651-228-7314
"I've been a part of the safety council for ten years, contributing to programs that keep kids, adults and seniors safe at home, on the road and at play. I understand the impact an injury (to you or a loved one) can have on the whole family and the workplace." If you're looking for help promoting off-the-job/family safety at your organization or in your community, contact Erin for ideas and resources.

Communications
Ann Kulenkamp Ann Kulenkamp
Director, Communications
ann@minnesotasafetycouncil.org
651-228-7324
"Our goal is to help raise awareness about unintentional injuries and the information, strategies and tools that can prevent them. I work with our staff to support effective communication about resources and solutions for all of the groups that our mission serves." Ann creates and coordinates content for our websites, newsletters, social media and other communications.
Kristy Zack Kristy Zack
Communications/Information Technician
kristy.zack@minnesotasafetycouncil.org
651-228-7332
Kristy provides IT support for our websites, e-communications, webinars, member database and the online member community. She ensures that special programs like the conference app are user friendly and run smoothly. Kristy is also the registrar for our court-referred defensive driving courses.

For communications questions, also contact Erin Petersen, 651-228-7314/800-444-9150.

Administration
Wade Salstrom Wade Salstrom
Manager, Administration
wade.salstrom@minnesotasafetycouncil.org
651-228-7311
"I take care of the business’ business. This includes overseeing the company’s finances, IT infrastructure, and facilities."
Vicki Daca Vicki Daca
Bookkeeper
vicki.daca@minnesotasafetycouncil.org
651-228-7318
"I'm accounts payable and accounts receivable. If we owe you money or you owe us money, I'm the go-to person."

SORRY - THE WEBINAR IS FULL BUT IT WILL BE ARCHIVED ALONG WITH THE POWERPOINT SLIDES IN THE MEMBERS ONLY SECTION OF OUR WEBSITE – WWW.MINNESOTASAFETYCOUNCIL.ORG/MO. YOU’LL BE ABLE TO ACCESS THEM THE DAY AFTER THE WEBINAR – JUST CLICK ON THE TAB THAT’S LABELLED “WEBINARS” AND YOU’LL SEE THE LINKS AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT HOW TO LOG IN, CONTACT KRISTY ZACK AT KRITY.ZACK@MINNESOTASAFETYCOUNCIL.ORG; 651-228-7332/800-444-9150.