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

NameTitlePhone
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 Stephanie Tumidajski-Hess217-244-1360
Autoclave Use and Validation Melissa Ryerson217-300-8939
Bloodborne Pathogens for Non-laboratoriesJamie Richards217-300-0723
Chemical Use in the LaboratoryStephanie Tumidajski-Hess217-244-1360
Chemical Use in Non-Laboratory SettingsAnja Metz217-244-0160
Hazardous WasteLandon Hill217-333-2436
Human Material Use and RegistrationLinda Arseneau217-244-1939
Institutional Biosafety CommitteeLinda Arseneau217-244-1939
Laboratory AuditsStephanie Tumidajski-Hess217-244-1360
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
Jamie Richards
Research Safety Professional
217-300-0723
Joe Hayes
Environmental Health & Safety Technician II217-333-0407
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 Professional217-333-1867
Sebrina LangellierEnvironmental Health & Safety Technician217-300-0696
Shad BarkerRegulated Waste Operations Manager217-244-7606
Sophia PlummerEnvironmental Health & Safety Technician II217-333-3661
Stephanie Tumidajski HessDirector, Chemical Hygiene Officer217-244-1360
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 Update: 12/2/2022
Updated By: tmcgill