Safety Alliance


Sarasota Safety Alliance


North Sarasota Public Library
2801 Newton Blvd, Sarasota. FL 34234

Chuck Foss, President | Cell: 941-724-4588 | Email:

Trustee Members

Todd Roper, CEO | Phone: 954.243.6032 | Email:
Georgette Roper, President/CFO | Phone: 954-243-6032 | Email:
Address: 3682 Wickham Road, Suite B1, UPS Box 310, Melbourne, FL 32935
Equipment Inspection Services goal is to educate crane operators, riggers, inspectors and businesses to reduce the risks inherent in any location where cranes are working. They wll improve the skills of those working in and around cranes, ensuring that cranes have been properly inspected and maintained, helping workers make rational decisions in a dangerous environment and assist businesses in creating safer worksites.


Vern Vokus, President/CEO | Phone: 561.585.9859 | Email:
Mirto Vigoa, CFO | Phone: 561.722.3392 | Email:
Drew Lofton, Safety Director| Phone: 305-775-3243 | Email:
Address: 1551 Forum Place, Suite 400B, West Palm Beach, FL 33401 | Phone: 800.546.7402
Providing safer workers, faster response time, and better service than their competitors is how they deliver world-class service. They know what it takes to attract and retain the most talented skilled employees available in the area. Their proprietary screening processes ensure only the most qualified, dependable people are staffed and dispatched to their clients' assignments. Labor for Hire employs some of the most cutting edge technology available in the industry to manage our team members efficiently and effectively. They can customize their screening process to fit your particular needs, including criminal background checks, drug screenings, and competency and aptitude tests.

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Brian Dean, Damage Prevention Liaison | Address: 11 Plantation Road, DeBary, FL 32713
Phone: 386-575-2042 | Email:
Counties Served: Charlotte, Citrus, Desoto, Glades, Hendry, Hardee, Hernando, Hillsborough, Lee, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Sarasota

Sunshine 811 puts you in touch with people who can locate buried utilities. Call 811 Before You Dig. This is a Free Service. Sunshine 811 is a not for profit corporation which began with the 1993 adoption of the "Underground Facility Damage Prevention and Safety Act," Chapter 556, Florida Statutes. Underground utility owners and operators are required by this law to be members of Sunshine 811. Member underground utility owners and operators fund its operation.



Cathy Hansell, President | Cell: 908-652-1366 | Email:
Breakthrough Results, LLC is the SHE/sustainability culture transformation leader, systematically creating leader and employee ownership, pro-active business processes, incident reductions, cost savings and productivity gains.

Sarasota Safety Alliance Members

Berry Global
Todd Benedict, EHS Manager | Cell: 732-518-8633 | Email:

Breakthrough Results, LLC
Cathy Hansell, President and Founder | Cell: 908-652-1366 | Email:
Breakthrough Results specializes in leading companies to achieve superior, sustainable safety cultures, resulting in substantial injury reductions, sustainability and business value creation. As a former senior safety and sustainability executive in three major corporations, Cathy offers over 35 years of practical experience and leadership in effective culture transformations. Breakthrough Results provides proven successful strategic roadmaps, practical tools, a unique change model and targeted education to guide the company-wide cultural transformation, which also links and accelerates sustainability program and ESG goals. Clients include organizations in manufacturing, chemicals, polymers, pharmaceuticals, retail, food, energy generation/distribution, construction, military, government (CDC, NIOSH), and the investment community/market analysts. To advance the linkages of safety/SHE culture, ESG and Sustainability, Cathy is an international speaker, author of a ground-breaking guide book, Accelerate Corporate Social Responsibility Results: Link and Leverage Your SHE Culture and co-organizer of symposia in US, China, UK, Denmark, Italy and Canada. Cathy was recently published in Forbes (June 2018), on the need to incorporate ESG (Environment, Social and Governance consideration and the culture behind it) into investment decisions. Cathy is also adjunct professor in the College of Engineering, West Virginia University, where she designed and teaches a Graduate Safety Culture and Management course.

City of Bradenton
Timothy Parks, Risk Manager | Cell: 941-527-6482 | Email:

City of Sarasota
Judy Dubreuil, Risk Manager | Cell: 941-504-6671 | Email:
Sean Wilkins, Risk Management Analyst | Cell: 941-526-3346 | Email:

Complete Aluminum General Contractor
Chuck Foss, Safety Director | Cell: 941-724-4588 | Email:
High Rise Condominium Restoration Company

Griffith Safety & Health
Joe Griffith II, Safety Consultant/Instructor | Phone: 941-812-2534 | Email:

Manatee County
Linda Klasing, Risk Manager | Cell: 941-745-3750 | Email:
Tracey Martin, Risk Analyst | Cell: 941-745-3750 | Email:
Public entity located in southwest Florida

POSS-Professional Occupational Safety Services
David Ibanez, President | Phone: 239-699-1585 | Email:
Milly Ibanez, Administration Manager | Cell: 238-667-7387 | Email:

Safety In Your Hand, Inc
Jeffrey Lewis, President | Cell: 650-269-6506 | Email:
SaaS - Management System & Compliance Applications. Applies technology to control and manage regulatory requirements to ensure compliance.

Safety Products
Kathy Felsten, Construction Account Manager | Phone: 863-581-7048 | Email:
Cheryl Chupp, Field Sales Rep | Cell: 863-640-7395 | Email:
Full service safety distributor, traffic control manufacturer and corporate apparel provider.

Service Contracting Solutions
Lonnie Hillegass, Safety Officer and Trainer | Cell: 941-330-5005 | Email:
Frank Bruni, Supervisor | Cell: 941-320-2829 | Email:

Sims Crane & Equipment
JD Verschuere, Safety Associate | Phone: 813-294-4749 | Email:
The largest crane company in Florida. In addition to cranes, Sims has material hoists, forklifts, aerial lifts and our heavy duty division for your largest logistics move.

Sunshine 811
Brian Dean, Damage Prevention Liaison | Cell: 727-424-7778 | Email:
Call Sunshine 811 before you dig!

Tri-City Electrical
Ermanno Gri, Division Safety Manager | Cell: 813-625-3023 | Email:


Kathleen Pretty, Safety Compliance Professional | Cell: 941-779-6105 | Email: