This committee focuses on Occupational Health services for University personnel and the emerging issues of health and safety for employees working in the clinic environment. The Clinic work environment is primarily characterized by activities involving patient contact and exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials. The Clinic Environment frequently has additional health and safety requirements imposed by accreditation organizations, e.g., Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, JCAHO.

Clinic Committee Members

Committee Member Department
James Hawkins HR Date/Reporting Manager, Medicine Administration
Chair, Occupational Health and Clinical Safety Committee
Debi Bergman Worker’s Compensation/Clinical Hygienist, Environment, Health and Safety
Benny Burton, Sr. Facility Maintenance Technician, Facilities Services, Building Services
Mary Crabtree Workplace Safety Manager, Environment, Health and Safety
Abby Fisher Business Manager, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Dr. James Hill Clinical Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine/Rehabilitation, Medical Director-UEOHC
Jane Kerwin Director, Clinical Support Division, School of Nursing
Ryan Meehan Environment of Care Manager, Campus Health Services
Jennifer Rees Nurse Supervisor, TraCS Institute
John Sledge Human Resources, Pediatrics
Tracy Wetherby Williams Director of Clinical Compliance, School of Dentistry
Charlene Womble Administrative Specialist, School of Nursing

Clinical Occupational Exposure Subcommittee for Students

Committee Member Department
Meg Beal Physician’s Assistant Program
Susan Beck Allied Health Sciences
Jennie Brame Dental Ecology
Catherine Brennan Environment, Health and Safety
Alan Brown AHEC
Michelle Camarena Campus Health Services
Thevy Chai Campus Health Services
Ann Chelminski Campus Health Services
Andrew Clapper Pharmacy
Kayla Conley Allied Health Sciences
Susan Coppola Occupational Therapy
Georgette Dent Medicine
Marty Folliard Dentistry
Melody Gibson Campus Health Services
James Hill Medicine
Jane Kerwin Nursing
Carol Kozel Campus Health Services
Bernice Mayo Medicine
Dana McCarty Physical Therapy
Kathy Moore Nursing
Martha Mundy Audiology
Andrew Murrell Nursing
Joy Renner Radiologic Science
Wendy Ross Allied Health Sciences
John Schimmelfing Campus Health Services
Judy Schmidt Rehab & Mental Health Counseling
Hannah Siburt Audiology
Elizabeth Steadman Medicine
Laine Stewart Allied Health Sciences
Annetta Streater Dentistry
Mercedes Tolbert Pharmacy (Asheville)
Sandra Void Laboratory Science
Jessica Ward Nursing
David Weber UNC Hospitals
Tracy Williams Dentistry
Peggy Wilmoth Nursing
Brad Wingo Pharmacy


Minutes From the Former Clinic Committee