Safety Officer / Emergency Management Associate
Garhart is a Safety Officer, Emergency Management Associate and
Adjunct Professor-College of Health; for the University of Alaska
Anchorage. He has experience in both the private and public sectors
operating in emergency services for over 18 years. His
responsibilities include program safety evaluation, building safety
audits, employee training, Injury/Incident Investigations, development
and implementation of emergency preparedness and alert notification
systems as well as many other Safety and Compliance related tasks. He
currently volunteers as a Captain / Rescue Training Officer with the
Girdwood Fire Department and fills the role of a Type 3 IC for The
Alaska SAR Incident Management Team. He is versed in numerous regulatory
compliance agencies including NFPA, OSHA, DOT and other Federal and
State entities. Formally, his Academic Education includes degrees in
Emergency Management, Emergency Services, and Fire Science. He has
numerous certificates in related fields such as Firefighter Instructor,
Technical Rescue Instructor, FEMA NIMS/ICS Instructor, ASHI Training
Site Coordinator / Instructor Trainer, Alaska EMT III/ACLS, Hazmat
Technician and others.
up in the Cascade Mountains of Washington State, living abroad for a
number of years and calling Alaska home, Manch has been able combine
many different aspects of Preparedness, Mitigation, Response and
Recovery into his daily practice.
Utilizing his partnerships and
expertise he has brought the University Campuses to a higher level of
safety and readiness to better serve and respond when a crisis occurs. Manch
is more than willing to work with your department to train and prepare
you for incidents, events or emergencies affecting the University Community.
Jeaneen is a safety officer at UAA. Her responsibilities include but are not limited to: biological safety and general laboratory, training, incident investigation, spikies coordination, ergonomic evaluation, compliance specialist. Jeaneen is a native Texan who taught chemistry and calculus at the high school and university level for 6 years before moving to Alaska in June of 2013. She also managed laboratory safety at a large 5A school district for 3 years. Along with her teaching and lab safety duties Jeaneen has co-authored 2 online chemistry text books and written science and math curriculum for several state education agencies. Laboratory safety and training became her passion in graduate school while researching the source of enteric bacteria in the environment. Jeaneen earned a MS in environmental microbiology in 2007, BS in chemistry and BS in mathematics in 2004 from Texas A&M University. She is currently working on her industrial hygiene certification. Other than enjoying most science related activities Jeaneen really likes to ride her bike, surf and travel. Working at UAA is an added adventure in her life!