Division of Research Safety

The Division of Research Safety (DRS) provides service and programs to assist the campus community in maintaining a safe work environment.

Questions?  Email drs@illinois.edu

Organizational Chart

Management Team

Stephanie Tumidajski HessDirector217-244-1360
Anja Metz Assistant Director, Radiation Safety Officer217-244-0160
Brian MeschewskiAssistant Director, Chemical Hygiene Officer 217-333-2423
Linda Arseneau Associate Director, Biological Safety Officer217-244-1939
Tina McGill Assistant Director, Administrative Services 217-244-2952

Program Areas

ProgramPoint of ContactPhone
Accident Reporting Brian Meschewski217-333-2423
Autoclave Use and Validation Melissa Ryerson217-300-8939
Bloodborne Pathogens for Non-laboratoriesJamie Richards217-300-0723
Chemical Use in the LaboratoryBrian Meschewski217-333-2423
Chemical Use in Non-Laboratory SettingsBrian Meschewski217-333-2423
Controlled SubstancesKate Stewart217-244-4382
Hazardous WasteLandon Hill217-333-2436
Human Material Use and RegistrationLinda Arseneau217-244-1939
Institutional Biosafety CommitteeLinda Arseneau217-244-1939
Laboratory AuditsBrian Meschewski217-333-2423
Laser Use and RegistrationAnja Metz217-244-0160
Radiation and Laser Safety CommitteeAnja Metz217-244-0160
Radioactive Material Use and RegistrationAnja Metz217-244-0160
Shipping Hazardous MaterialsLinda Arseneau217-244-1939
Training Registration and RequirementsTina McGill217-244-2952
X-Ray Use and RegistrationAnja Metz217-244-0160

General Directory

Name Title Phone
Abbigail KitzmillerResearch Safety Professional217-300-7648
Anja MetzAssistant Director, Radiation Safety Officer217-244-0160
Brian MeschewskiAssistant Director, Chemical Hygiene Officer 217-333-2423
Erin TuegelResearch Safety Professional217-244-5080
Jamie Richards
Senior Safety Coordinator
Jessi Baker
Research Safety Professional
Joe Hayes
Environmental Health & Safety Technician II217-333-0407
Kate Stewart
Controlled Substance Surveillance Program Manager217-244-4382
Landon HillRegulated Waste Compliance Manager217-333-2436
Linda ArseneauAssociate Director, Biological Safety Officer217-244-1939
Lowre YoungSenior Project Specialist217-244-4559
Matthew GilliganWeb Applications Developer217-333-8275
Marcus LawsonResearch Safety Professional217-300-7951
Melissa RyersonResearch Safety Professional217-300-8939
Michael RoedelbronnResearch Safety Professional217-333-8203
Morris LeeResearch Safety Professional217-300-4563
Ramya KrishnanResearch Safety Professional217-333-2437
Rich ClemEnvironmental Health & Safety Technician I217-244-2272
Sebrina LangellierEnvironmental Health & Safety Technician I217-300-0696
Shad BarkerRegulated Waste Operations Manager217-244-7606
Steffani CapiliResearch Safety Professional217-333-4160
Stephanie Tumidajski HessDirector217-244-1360
Steven HollandIT Manager/Lead Developer217-244-5652
Tina McGillAssistant Director, Administrative Services217-244-2952
Tony DengWeb Applications Developer217-333-2755
Waddah SweidAccountant I 217-333-6877

Last Updated: 8/29/2023