Chapter News

2019-2020 Northeastern Illinois Chapter Elections

Mar 29, 2019

Voting April 27 – May 12

President-Elect
Brittany Ekena, ASP, CRIS
All-Tech Decorating

Brittany Ekena is a graduate of Northern Illinois University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Public Health with an emphasis on Environmental Health & Safety.  During the last year of college she began working in the field at two different firms as an environmental health and safety consultant. Upon graduation Brittany was hired on at All-Tech Decorating as their Safety Coordinator. During her time working at All-Tech, she was able to receive her Associate Safety Professional (ASP) certification from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP), and Construction Risk Insurance Specialist (CRIS) certification from the International Risk Management Institute (IRMI). Along with this, she is involved with the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP), ASA Chicago, Steering Committee for the Chicagoland Safety, Health and Environmental Conference, and helps the FCA International with Crystalline Silica related studies. She currently works for All-Tech Decorating as their Safety Director.

Treasurer
Sara Gibson, CSP, ARM
Harper College

Sara Gibson, M.S., CSP, ARM is the Manager of EH&S/Risk for Harper College and has been there over 18 years. Before coming to Harper College, she worked at Northwestern University in Safety/Risk Mgmt.  Sara has been an active member of the NEIL chapter for over 18 years holding the positions of President, President Elect, Secretary, Membership Chair and currently Treasurer.  Sara took on the role of NEIL Treasurer with the goal of ensuring a balanced budget each year, which has happened.  Sara has volunteered for another term as Treasurer to ensure the practice of a balanced budget continues.  If elected, Sara looks forward to mentoring the next NEIL Treasurer to ensure an easy transition to reduce the time it can take to learn the position.  Sara recognizes and values everyone’s time it takes to make NEIL such a successful chapter!

March 2019 Chapter Meeting

Mar 15, 2019

Congratulations to Ken Tsui, an NIU grad student with a major in electrical engineering who was awarded our 2018 Student Grant

December 2018 Volunteer Event – Northern Illinois Food Bank

Dec 17, 2018

This year NEIL Chapter, Three Rivers Chapter and the SCSE group managed to pack the equivalent of 4500 meals for hungry neighbors in Northern Illinois! Please see our photo section for more pictures of the December 2018 Volunteer Event. 

October 19th Meeting

Oct 20, 2018

At the October 19th Meeting on Industrial Hygiene/Silica, visiting NIU students get their picture taken with NIU Student Section Officers Charlie Vasconez and Dr. William Mills.

ASSP June Planning Meeting

Jun 04, 2018

At the June Planning Meeting, John Hoekstra passed Claire Obuchowski the NEIL Chapter plaque to mark the start of her presidency.