Mailing Address:


3211 Providence Dr., ULB109B

Anchorage, AK 99508

Physical Address:

3890 University Lake Dr.

Suite 109B

Anchorage, AK 99508


Doug Markussen

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Phone:  907-786-1335


Doug Markussen is Director of UAA’s Environmental Health and Safety/Risk Management Support Department.  Although he retired from the practice, he is an Alaska licensed professional Civil Engineer. He has 30+ years of engineering experience, including:  water and wastewater system design, subdivision planning, surveying, structural design, code compliance, plan check, construction inspection, mining, grading, drainage, and regulatory enforcement.  Prior to his retirement, he was the County of San Diego’s resident mining expert and considered one of the State’s foremost reclamation specialists.  He authored mining operational plans, reclamation plans, and environmental impact reports for some of the largest mining operations in California.  He was a court recognized expert witness, a graduate of San Diego Regional Public Safety Institute (Sheriff’s academy), carried a badge, and issued and prosecuted criminal and civil citations.  During his time in California, Doug served as a State approved disaster responder and took part in the assessment of damage following the 1994 Northridge Earthquake and numerous SoCal firestorms.  Doug is a proud UAA alumnus, having graduated in 1986 from the School of Engineering.  He also obtained an Associate of Arts, with a mathematics education emphasis, from Columbia Christian College in 1983.


Maury Riner

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Phone:  907-786-1279


Maury currently is the Chemical Hygiene Officer at UAA. He deals with chemical storage and hazardous waste disposal for the University in the teaching and research environments.  He also manages the chemical information page for UAA EHS / RMS. He has been employed at UAA since 1997, holding positions such as lab technician, lab coordinator, adjunct instructor, building manager, and lab support.  His formal education includes BS in Chemistry and an MS Applied Natural Science (Chemistry Option).  

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Manch Garhart

Safety Officer / Emergency Management Associate
Office: ULA 125
Phone: 907-786-6970


Manch 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.

Growing 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 Bailey

Safety Officer
Office: ULB 109D
Phone: 907-786-1178


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!