Health & Safety Subcommittee

January 19, 2016 Download pdf

The Health and Safety Subcommittee Charge

  • Provide knowledgeable experts to be "on call" for NAFSA referrals on questions of health and safety
  • Coordinate knowledge community efforts when incidents (political strife, outbreaks of disease, natural disasters, etc.) occur that could jeopardize the health or safety of students engaged in education abroad
  • Develop appropriate workshops and publications to help Education Abroad professionals understand and implement the Interassociational Advisory Committee on Safety and Responsibility in Study Abroad's "Responsible Study Abroad: Good Practices for Health & Safety"
  • Participate in the Interassociational Advisory Committee, and communicate with the VP for Education and Professional Development before NAFSA is listed as endorsing specific guidelines that committee may develop
  • Develop effective liaisons with other organizations and work with them to develop standards for the profession

The full charge to the subcommittee is available to NAFSA members.

Health and Safety Subcommittee Members

Steve Hopkins
Senior Account Executive
Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI) 

Julie Santos
Associate Director
International Programs Office
Occidental College 

Steven Bell
Director, Study Abroad
Old Dominion University 

Bill Bull
Director, Health, Safety and Security

Nicole Desjardins Gowdy
Director of Study Abroad
Pomona College 

Dan Hart
Assistant Director, Student Safety & Engagement
Study Abroad Office
Arizona State University 

Elizabeth Huskin
Assistant Director of International and Study Abroad Programs
University of Houston-Downtown 

Adam Jones
China Programs Manager
CET Academic Programs 

Rebeca Mueller
Health, Safety and Cultural Affairs
International Programs Office
Medical University of South Carolina 

Anne Ogilvie
Director of Global Operations
Worcester Polytechnic Institute 

Jamie Robinson
Health and Safety Advisor
CEA Study Abroad 

Catherine Williams
Assistant Director for International Safety, Security, and Programs
Georgetown University 

Jason Hope
Content Coordinator for Health and Safety
Manager of International Health, Safety & Security 
University of Kentucky