College Safety Committee

There are a number of important safety issues that impact academic and support activities throughout the campus and that affect students, staff and visitors to Hudson Valley Community College.

We look forward to hearing from you; it is only through the widest possible participation of college community that we can do our best in ensuring we have a safe and healthy campus.

Report a Safety Issue


To promote and strengthen all aspects of safety and health on campus by preparing plans and programs based on the appraisal of known hazards.


  • To support and recommend safety programs that will assist faculty staff and students in achieving excellence in teaching and learning
  • To promote the proactive involvement of faculty staff and students in safety matters through communication, education and shared decision making
  • To identify and recommend technology applications to achieve safety program goals in the most efficient manner
  • To assist in prioritization and evaluation of administrative services in providing a safe environment that meets the needs of students, faculty and staff


The committee representatives reflect a diversity of functions, specialties and departments across campus, including: faculty, student, FSA, Disability Resources, Physical Plant, Health Services, Technical Services, Special Events, Public Safety, union representation, and Environmental Health and Safety. Appointments are made by the College president and the committee is chaired by the Director of Environmental Health and Safety.

Fred Aliberti
Director of Public Safety

Claudine Potvin-Giordano
Clinical Coordinator, College Health Services

Clem Campana
Operations Manager, Physical Plant

Kathy Cline
Director, Technical Services

Elizabeth Fahrenkopf
Assistant Director, Technical Services

Andrew Fuda
Assistant Director of Institutional Services and Events

Mike Gardner
Building Maintenance Worker, Physical Plant

Colleen Moore
Administrative Assistant, FSA Business Office

DeAnne Martocci
Director, Center for Access and Assistive Technology

Maxine Ortiz
Environmental Health and Safety Specialist

Peter Schaefer
Department Chair, Chemistry, Biology, Physics

Gail Van Wie
Program Assistant, School of Business

Laurie Vivekanand
Director, Environmental Health and Safety

Robert (Sid) Whitaker

Zach Yannone
Director, Institutional Services and Events

Safety Resources

Departments on campus that may have information pertaining to a particular topic of interest to you include:

Accident Reporting Procedures
To report an accident or injury, go to the Health Office located in the Siek Campus Center, Suite 270. If you need to report an accident or injury after regular work hours, contact Public Safety. Complete the Injury/Illness Report, giving as much detail as possible. Medical treatment will be rendered and the Injury/Illness Report will be transmitted to the appropriate supervisor, the Environmental Health & Safety Office and the Human Resources Office for processing and follow up.

Other Resources
Fire Safety & Emergency Evacuation
New York State Department of Labor Division of Safety and Health
U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)

Get in Touch

Environmental Health and Safety
LaPan Services Building

Laurie Vivekanand
Director of Environmental Health & Safety
(518) 629-7163

Maxine Ortiz
Environmental Health & Safety Specialist
(518) 629-778

Jennifer Boulerice
Environmental Health & Safety Technician
(518) 629-7633