About the Network

The Health & Safety Network, formerly a committee, was approved in April 2020.

Our Charge

To increase the knowledge of safety hazards, control measures and general health issues related to the conservation profession, the Network is charged with providing educational and technical information to the AIC membership. The Network maintains strong working relationships with public health and safety, occupational medicine, and fire protection professionals and their organizations, who donate their time and knowledge to the benefit of AIC membership. 


There are up to 13 positions (AIC membership is required), each serving one 4 year term with a possible renewal for a second term. By charge, at least one member must be an Occupational Health and Safety Professional.  The chair usually serves for 2 years, and is elected from the Network leadership. The conservation student member serves for a single 2 year term, and is the H&S Network liaison with the Emerging Conservation Professionals Network. Members serve staggered terms. The Primary Leadership positions are:

  • Chair: Susan Costello
  • Vice-Chair: Stephanie Black
  • Secretary: Paulette Reading
  • Chair Emeritus/a: Tara Kennedy
  • Publications Officer: Adrienne Gendron
  • Communications Officer: Courtney Murray
  • Working Group/Projects Officer: Kate McEnroe
  • Student Member: Lorna Brundrett
  • Allied Professional (at large): Amber Carlberg
  • Conservation Professional Alliances Officer: Haddon Dine
  • H&S Exhibition Booth Coordinator: Marie Desrochers
  • Respirator Fit Test Coordinator: Jo Anne Martinez-Kilgore

Two liaisons:

  • AIC Staff Liaison: Carmina Lamare-Bertrand
  • AIC Board Liaison (Specialty Groups and Networks): Samantha Springer
If you are interested in serving as an officer for this network, check our Volunteer Opportunities page to see if there are any open positions. For any questions, or to reach any officer, please write to: health-safety@culturalheritage.org.