Operations Resource Council

  • Jordon Zardinejad (Chair)
  • Lori Waters (Chair-Elect)
  • Brian Palmer
  • Steve Pitman
  • Andrew Wheeler (interim)
  • Nathan Moses (interim)
  • Lori Waters
  • Andrew Hawley
  • Nicki Migdal
  • Melissa DeMeyer - AFC Chair Rep.
  • Lanell Garbini


Operations Resource Council is charged to serve as your resource, and offering input regarding operational changes.  Our team is made up of a diverse group of faculty and staff with significant operational experience.  In addition to providing input and advice, this group can offer guidance connecting you to the correct university resources to ensure your changes are positioned for success. 

ORC Charge:

  1. Providing input, guiding, and endorsing information put forth by sub-committees to leadership
  2. Adding, advocating, and communicating governance around operational processes/rules
  3. Advising and consulting on operations around campus

Accessibility Committee

Chair - TBA
Devin Duncan
Maribeth Erlich
Steve Pitman

Safety Committee

The OSU-Cascades Safety Committee functions as a vital element of the OSU Safety Program as required by Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations. The Committee reviews OSU-Cascades internal safety policies and procedures, encourages positive safety attitudes and performance, and serves as the forum for addressing issues affecting the health and safety of faculty, staff, students and visitors.

Please email any questions to: safety.committee@osucascades.edu

  • Lanell Garbini (chair)
  • Nic Morrell
  • Brian Guerra (campus safety alternate)
  • Julia Barney
  • Rodney Garrison
  • Scott Geddes
  • Patrick Ball
  • Wen Wick
  • Steve Pitman
  • Andrea Hykes
  • Erin Jobst
  • Bruce Seal
  • Ryan Rusby
  • Xiang Zhang

Safety committee must perform the following activities:

  • Work with management to establish, amend or adopt accident investigation procedures that will identify and correct hazards.
  • Have a system that allows employees an opportunity to report hazards and safety and health related suggestions.
  • Establish procedures for reviewing inspection reports and for making recommendations to management.
  • Evaluate all accident and incident investigations and make recommendations for ways to prevent similar events from occurring.
  • Make safety committee meeting minutes available for all employees to review.
  • Evaluate management’s accountability system for safety and health, and recommend improvements. Examples include use of incentives, discipline, and evaluating success in controlling safety and health hazards.

Minutes can be requested by emailing safety.committee@osucascades.edu

Sustainability Committee

Casey Bergh (Chair)
Christine Coffin
Ben McCraw
Steve Pitman
Ryan Scheirer
Matt Shinderman
Brian Tanis
Kirsten Weiss

Teaching Lab Safety Committee

  • Scott Geddes (Chair)
  • Pat Ball
  • Seth Ganzhorn
  • Andrew Lorish
  • Seth Howe

To promote a safety-first culture throughout all laboratory activities at OSU-Cascades, and to advise and support laboratory “P.I.s” (staff/faculty members responsible for laboratory areas) and designated Lab Supervisors in regulatory safety requirements and laboratory best practice.

Space Committee

  • Andrew Hawley (Chair)
  • Windy Adoretti
  • Devin Ascherl
  • Edward Ewe
  • Ellsworth Faris
  • Steve Pitman
  • James Spiegelberg
  • Lori Waters
  • Kirsteen Wolf