What's NEBSA?

NEBSA, the New England Biological Safety Association, is a professional organization which aims to promote knowledge of biological safety and to support those working in the field of biosafety.  NEBSA provides local educational and networking opportunities in the New England region for those with an interest in biological safety.  Formed in 1996, NEBSA is an affiliate of the American Biological Safety Association (ABSA International)

NEBSA Board Members for 2020-2022


 Ted Myatt (Profile under development)


      Anne Sallee (Profile under development)


         Pari Arokiaraj (Profile under development)


               Julien Farland (Profile under development)

               Jessica Healey (Profile under development)

               Judy LaDuc (Profile under development)

Judy LaDuc is a Registered Biosafety Professional with 30 years of practical lab bench experience in Microbiology, Immunohematology, Immunology, Histopathology, with 15 years of Biosafety and EH&S experience. She has worked across various sectors such as government, academia and private research facilities. Judy is an active member with the American Biological Safety Association International and has served on several committees during her 15 years as a member. She has been a member of New England Biological Safety Association for 15 years, since her employment at UMass Amherst.


Judy’s Biosafety and EH&S experience spans extensive document development, Alternate Responsible Official and select agents program management, research protocol review (IBC, IRB and IACUC), incident investigations, risk assessments, emergency response, and Biosafety training for BSL-1 through 3 containment practices.

               Laura Mark (Profile under development)

                 Mary Sabolefski (Profile under development)

Social Media Coordinator:  

               William Greene (Profile under development)

Membership Coordinator:  

                Kathy Gilbert (Profile under development)

Website Coordinators: 

                Rhonda O'Keefe (Profile under development)

Andre Lowe is a Biosafety professional with 20+ years of practical lab bench experience in Molecular Biology, Virology, Microbiology, with 7+ years in Biosafety and EHS. He has worked across various sectors such as the government, academia, and private institutions for companies like CDC, USDA, Memorial Sloan Kettering, Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline, Boston University at the NEIDL, and Jackson Labs.

Andre’s Biosafety and EHS experience spans development and implementation of Biosafety manual and training for BSL1 to BSL4, Alternate Responsible Official and select agents, research protocol review (IBC and IACUC), incident investigations/reporting/recommendations to NIH and OLAW/CAPAs, risk assessments, emergency response, biological shipping, Occupational Health and Wellness, state/federal/local lab inspections.

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