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Our Professional Team

Mark C. Hart

Mark C. Hart

Consultant/Instructor

As a Safety Consultant and Senior Safety Instructor for United Alliance Services Corporation, Mark brings over 18 years of experience in the field of solid waste and recycling facility management, as well as compliance, training and consulting experience.

Over the course of his career, Mark's responsibilities have included: facility operation, training and safety, engineering management, construction supervision, and regulatory compliance.

Ronald Raasch

Ronald Raasch

Consultant/Instructor

Even as a cadet at Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Ron took on several leadership positions while obtaining his college degree. His early grasp on maritime safety regulations fueled his passion for his future career as a maritime environmental safety officer.

Marc Bianco, occupational health and safety expert, OSHA consultant

Marc A. Bianco

EVP Technical Services/ COO

Marc’s wide range of professional experience from serving in the US Navy to operations manager to health & safety manager to EVP Technical Services/COO, has produced a valuable asset to all of United Alliance Services' clients. Marc is a leader and manages multiple team members, both in-house and outside consultants, while maintaining client expectations.

Valerie Wakefield

Valerie Wakefield

President/CEO

Growing up in a family of small business owners, entrepreneurs, safety consultants, and public health inspectors, Valerie learned health and safety and business management early on in her life. She quickly picked up managing a competent staff by helping her parents in their family businesses and learned customer service by interacting with clients. She would later cement her natural skills after college by launching her own health and safety companies.

Robert Sands, CSP

Robert Sands, CSP

Safety Consultant/ Instructor

Bob Sands brings extensive OSHA standard compliance expertise to the United Alliance Services technical staff.

As a former Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) Manager for the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), Bob advised companies in safety and health management systems development, and performed more than 100 on site VPP evaluations. He supported companies through the VPP Application process, and getting to compliance.

Michael Desrosier, Safety Consultant

Michael L. Desrosier

Safety Consultant/ Instructor

Michael Desrosier, brings extensive environmental, health and safety expertise to the United Alliance Services technical staff as one of our Safety Consultants. He graduated from Massachusetts Maritime Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Safety and Environmental Protection, additionally he obtained a degree in Shipboard Industrial Hygiene and Safety and Environmental Protection.  While at Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Michael served two semesters at sea on a Merchant Marine Vessel including travel to South America and the Mediterranean.

Charles E. Gilbert

Charles E. Gilbert, Ph.D

Senior Consultant/ Instructor

Dr. Gilbert is an epidemiologist and toxicologist with expertise in occupational andenvironmental health especially in sensitive groups such as children.

Lonna Blais, CIH

Lonna Blais, CIH

Senior Consultant/ Instructor

Drawing upon her extensive career within the industrial hygiene and occupational health industry, Lonna brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the United Alliance Services (UASC) team as Senior Consultant/Instructor. Her 30-plus years of field experience, coupled with her degrees and teaching endeavors, have cultivated her into a strong consulting asset who can quickly identify safety hazards and create a safety plan to prevent injuries.

Patrick O'Connor

Patrick O'Connor

Senior Consultant/ Instructor

Patrick, Senior Consultant/ Instructor, began his career as a Journeyman Ironworker after completing a three year apprenticeship training program.  With his many years’ of experience as an Ironworker he has gained first-hand knowledge of the day to day operations on construction sites, and the ability to quickly identify hazards on a jobsite or associated with a particular task.

Jack Lavallee, CHCM

John Lavallee, CHCM

Senior Safety Consultant

John, our Senior Safety Consultant, began his career in the Navy as an Air Traffic Controller. There he learned the discipline and attention to safety that would propel him through his career as an occupational health and safety professional.  With over 30 years of experience in the heavy construction industry, John has led multi-billion dollar projects with experience at all levels and all safety-related subjects ranging from steel erection to demolition to excavation and more.

Ray Hanks, Senior Safety Consultatn

Raymond Hanks

Sr. Consultant/Instructor

With over 30 years of extensive experience ranging from construction to draftsman to education, Ray provides critical expertise and hands on experience promoting safe work environments as a Senior Consultant/ Instructor for United Alliance Services.

Henry DiCarlo

Henry DiCarlo

Sr. Consultant/Instructor

Henry DiCarlo has over 35 years in experience as a Loss Prevention, Safety and Security Professional. Henry's experience covers all aspects of organizational asset protection and risk management.  He has a strong management background in Workers' Compensation programs.

James Foley CSP

James Foley CSP

Sr. Consultant/Instructor

James Foley came to United Alliance Services with over 35 years of professional safety and fire protection and prevention experience to provide quality consulting services to our clients. 

Russ Tarbell

Russ Tarbell, CSP

Technical Director

Russ comes to United Alliance Services with extensive environmental health and safety experience.  His work in heavy construction of bridge, marine, road, site development, surface mining, tower/array erection, underground utilities and work zone safety is an important resource to the construction industry and United Alliance Services.

 

Russ’ responsibilities at United Alliance Services include:

Peter Crosby

Peter Crosby CIH, CSP, CHHM

Technical Director

Peter Crosby is the President and Principal Consultant of Exposure Assessment Strategies, Inc. He has more than 18 years experience in the field of public health and exposure assessment. He has spent more than 10 years as an independent public health consultant, working with power utilities, manufacturers, construction companies, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, property managers and owners, and residents on issues surrounding workplace and environmental chemical exposure.

Karen Sanborn, Technical Director

Karen Sanborn, CSP

Technical Director/Consultant

Karen Sanborn is a Certified Safety Professional with more than 30 years of experience in occupational health and safety. As Technical Director, She brings to United Alliance Services expertise in working with clients to develop and grow their safety programs.  Karen has a successful track record of putting improvement ideas into practice with clients of varied sizes and diversified industries.

 

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