About the Staff

Anne-Sophie Brocard, Ph.D., RBP

Anne-Sophie Brocard, Ph.D., RBPDr. Brocard is a Certified Biosafety Professional and a Certified Safety Professional currently working for the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston, Texas, in the Biosafety Program of the Environmental Health and Safety department (EHS). Learn more...


JeT’Aime M. Newton, B.S., M.S., RBP

JeT'Aime M. Newton, B.S., M.S., RBPJeT Newton is a Senior Biosafety consultant, Division of Biosafety, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston where she is responsible for daily safety operations, technical assistance and support. Her duties include supporting leadership in the development and implementation of programs for biological, chemical, fire safety and environmental health. Train lab personnel per Texas law for Hazardous Communication Act. Perform safety audits in clinical, research and select agent settings (BSL-1 – BSL-4). Learn more...


Vickie C. Jones, M.S.

Vickie C. Jones, M.S.Vickie C. Jones is a BSL2 and BSL3 trainer for the Laboratory Biosafety Training Program, a component of UTMB's National Biocontainment Training Center. She is also a consultant for UTMB's Biological and Chemical Safety Program in the department of Environmental Health and Safety. Learn more...


Belinda Rivera, B.S., RVT, RLATG, CMAR

Belinda Rivera, B.S., RVT, RLATG, CMARBelinda Rivera is a laboratory biosafety training consultant for the UTMB Laboratory Biosafety Training Program. Her primary training courses include ABSL3, ABSL3 and ABSL4. Learn more...


Jason Hardcastle, M.S.

Jason Hardcastle, M.S.Jason Hardcastle is a Sr. Laboratory Biosafety Training Specialist for Laboratory Biosafety Training Program, which he joined in 2010. While his primary responsibilities are the BSL2 Training Course and the PAPR Training Course, he can assist with additional training courses when demand increases. In addition to his training program responsibilities internally at UTMB, Jason has led training courses for labs and facilities around the globe, domestically and internationally. Learn more...


Nate Schueller, PSM

Nate Schueller, PSMNate is a Laboratory Biosafety Training Specialist for the Laboratory Biosafety Training Program (LBTP). His responsibilities focus on training researchers for animal work in biocontainment laboratories.Learn more...


Sheri Leavitt, B.S., RLATG

Sarah A. Ziegler, M.S., Ph.D.Sheri joined the Laboratory Biosafety Training Program (LBTP) as a Laboratory Biosafety Training Specialist. While her primary responsibility is the ABSL2 training course, she can assist with additional training courses when demand increases. Learn more...


Corrie Ntiforo, MSPH, RBP

Corrie Ntiforo, MSPH, RBPCorrie is a Biosafety Consultant at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) at Galveston, where her duties include select agent laboratories, high and maximum containment facilities, BSL4 Biosafety Training Program and training of healthcare workers to work in hospital biocontainment units with patients infected with Emerging Infectious Diseases (EID). Learn more...