About Us

People, Process & Technology: offering a human experience in a digital world

Our Company

Our product and services are designed by EHS professionals for EHS professionals. Our aim is to bring practical innovation to Environmental, Health and Safety professionals everywhere.

Our Vision

Saving lives and the environment by successfully integrating knowledgeable people, sustainable processes, and transformative technology.

Our Vision
Our Mission

Our Mission

Provide superior tools that people want to use. We aspire to develop the most user friendly and cutting-edge tools available on the market. We endeavor to provide the best services and support to help people achieve more.

Core Offerings

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Innovative Product

Native mobile-first technology coupled with a practical and friendly user experience. Providing a world-class product with tremendous depth and breadth.

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Exceptional Services

ROI focused services team with industry experience combined with digitally transformative technology applications. Industry experts and leaders, ready to share insight.

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Customer-First Focus

Thoughtful and caring partners who are responsive and effective problem solvers. Whether your problem is technical or EHS related, we are here to help.

Our Team

Aditya Avadhanula

Aditya began his career in research and development of nanomaterials for applications in ‘plastic’ solar cells and advanced composites. He subsequently consulted companies such as Intel, Micron, and others to improve high energy processes for semiconductor device fabrication. Aditya has also advised companies on over $30B of Mergers & Acquisitions transactions as an Associate in Ernst & Young’s M&A transactions group. His research work, and software products have been featured by the MRS, ACS, Nature magazine, Apple’s App Store, TechCrunch, Stanford Daily and several other leading publications. He holds a Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Chemical Engineering and an MBA from Cornell. On a nice day, he enjoys a game of golf with friends.

Curtis Baker

Curtis has over 10 years of programming and product management experience and is focused on design and deployment of SaaS/Cloud platforms. He specializes in database design and development utilizing PostgreSQL, and Oracle. He was previously a software developer for the Physician’s Computer Company, and lead developer of EHS applications at Cornell. Curtis holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Vermont, and a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Cornell. Curtis grew up in Jackson Hole, Wyoming and is an avid skier and snowboarder. After college he briefly apprenticed as a Thai chef and has become quite skilled in Asian cuisine. He is also a self-proclaimed foodie, and is charged with finding the SafetyStratus team culinary excellence during team travels.

Cary Usrey

Cary comes to the SafetyStratus team as the Vice President of Operations with almost 30 years of experience in several different industries. Cary began his career in the United States Navy’s nuclear power program. From there he transitioned into the public sector as an Environmental, Health & Safety Manager in the utility industry. After almost thirteen years, Cary transitioned into the construction sector as a Safety Director at a large, international construction company. Most recently Cary held the position of Manager of Professional Services at a safety software company, overseeing the customer success, implementation, and process consulting aspects of the services team. At SafetyStratus, Cary is focused on helping achieve the company’s vision of “Saving lives and the environment by successfully integrating knowledgeable people, sustainable processes, and transformative technology”. Cary recently hails from upstate New York but spent his youth moving around a great deal as a son of a career Air Force NCO. Cary holds a degree in Occupational Health and Safety from Trinidad State. In his free time, Cary enjoys traveling with his wife and family to new and exciting destinations.

Wendy Kern-Usrey

Wendy comes to the SafetyStratus team with decades of experience in both operations and sales. Following college, Wendy served as a General Manager of a printing company, as an Operations Manager for a large envelope manufacturer and as a Senior Production Manager and Sales Executive of a large printing broker in NYC. In addition, Wendy is a very active volunteer in the community. She has worked with the Lake County Education Foundation for the past 12 years as a Senior Volunteer Leader for the Lady of the Lakes Renaissance Festival. Wendy originally hails from the NYC tri-state area, recently from upstate New York but currently resides in the Orlando, Florida area. In her free time, Wendy enjoys spending time with her children engaging with multiple Clubs and volunteer endeavors but traveling with her family to new and exciting destinations is her favorite.

Allen Holt

Allen primarily focuses on web application development for the SafetyStratus team. His experience encompasses Coldfusion, PHP, ASP.NET, and SQL languages and servers (PostgreSQL, MS SQL Server, MySQL). Originally from Hopkinsville, Kentucky, Allen came to SafetyStratus by way of Los Angeles where he received a degree in Computer Science from Los Angeles Valley College. During his time in Los Angeles, he also spent time working as an electrician and gaffer for film productions and wrote several screenplays.

Greg Kwolek

Greg brings nearly 10 years of experience as an environmental health and safety professional to the SafetyStratus team. At the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Greg supported construction, industrial and research projects by employing innovative methods for sharing knowledge and information with staff from all corners of the site. Later, at Columbia University, Greg continued to focus on ways to infuse environmental health and safety programs with modern technologies, while overseeing research safety personnel and activities. With SafetyStratus, Greg is focused on making technology applications work seamlessly in support of the environmental health and safety needs of any user, in any industry. Greg is originally from Holmdel, New Jersey, and has called the New York City area home for many years. Greg holds a Bachelor of Science in Safety Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, a Master of Public Health in Environmental and Occupational Health from Hunter College. and is a Certified Safety Professional. Away from work, Greg enjoys keeping up with the weather and is always tracking the next big storm. He also holds a commercial pilot license, which he only puts to use during calm, boring, and above all else, safe weather.

Joe Olesweski

Joe comes to the SafetyStratus team with over 15 years of experience in the biological sciences and laboratory management and safety. At the University of Connecticut, and later at the University of the Sciences, Joe managed multiple high-volume biology teaching laboratories. He also worked as an Aquatic Biologist for the Philadelphia Water Department’s Office of Watersheds. Most recently Joe held the position of Laboratory Safety Manager in the University of the Sciences’ Environmental Health & Safety Department, overseeing all aspects of safety inspections and compliance in over 150 campus teaching and research spaces. Originally from Connecticut, Joe has lived in the Philadelphia suburbs for the last 10 years. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science and Biology from the University of Maine at Fort Kent. In his free time, Joe enjoys working out, taking in good football game or movie, and traveling with his wife to sunny Caribbean destinations whenever possible.

Stephenie Langston

Stephenie began her career as a bench scientist in infectious disease laboratories before joining the Environmental, Health and Safety department at the University of Florida. While at UF, Stephenie worked in lab safety, biosafety/IBC, and served as the EHS consultant to the IACUC. During her time, she managed safety concerns and successfully facilitated the IBC’s transition from paper to the online Biosafety Permits module. In addition to her role at UF, Stephenie was an active member of CSHEMA and co-founder of their Animal Research Health & Safety Community of Practice which aims to bridge the communication gap between safety and animal husbandry. Stephenie holds a Master of Science in Biotechnology from the University of Central Florida and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Florida. Stephenie is passionate about process improvement and brings a unique skillset to the team that is founded in hard work, adapting to change, and making safety more approachable for everyone. Outside of the office, Stephenie enjoys cooking and traveling to new destinations with her husband, son, and two dogs.

Scott Falkowitz

Scott joins SafetyStratus as the Director of Process Improvement after having amassed over 20 years of EHS experience across a range of industries. Scott began his professional career providing safety oversight and guidance in the NY metro area for a scrap metal exporter that also developed land for warehousing space. Over the years, he has continued improving safety culture and managing risk within companies in the manufacturing, telecommunications, and construction sectors. Recently, Scott worked in business technology implementing and supporting feature-rich solutions centered on data capture, process, intelligence gathering, and operational improvement. Scott holds a B.S. degree in Occupational Safety and Health from Columbia Southern University and an A.A.S. degree in Fire Science from Luzerne. Scott maintains both the OHST & CHST board certifications from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals.

Tom Proulx (Board Director)

Tom was the co-founder of Intuit, a company he started in his Stanford dorm room and built into one of the world’s leading software companies. During Tom’s eleven years at Intuit he wrote the original Quicken software, he was a prime mover behind its successful merger with TurboTax and was a senior leader of the company through to its successful IPO. He was named ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ by Inc. Magazine in 1992. Tom earned his degree in EE/CS from Stanford University.

Ralph Stuart

Ralph Stuart is a Certified Industrial Hygienist and is the Chemical Hygiene Officer. He has managed laboratory health and safety programs at Cornell and at the University of Vermont. He is currently the secretary of the Division of Chemical Health and Safety of the American Chemical Society. He has previously served as the CHAS program chair, the president of the Campus Consortium for Environmental Excellence and is on the editorial board of the Journal of Chemical Health and Safety. He has received the DCHAS Fawcett Award, the DCHAS Tillmans Skolnick award and been named to the CSHEMA Hall of Fame. Ralph holds a bachelor’s degree in Geology from Cornell University and a master’s in Environmental Engineering from The University of Vermont.

TJ Lyons

Mr. Lyons is a safety professional living in Warwick, New York. With a strong background in construction safety and industrial hygiene, he focuses on reducing or eliminating risk through proper planning, implementation of best practices and lessons learned at the project level with a focus on driving from risk management to risk elimination. In 2001, Mr. Lyons was awarded the IRMI Gary E. Bird Horizon Award for his efforts in implementing the OSHA Voluntary Protection Program on the first construction project in the state of New York. He has presented at the IRMI Construction Risk Conference and is often found heading up a table at the Construction Café.

Trish Ennis

Trish Ennis serves as a Senior Loss Control Consultant for Holmes Murphy in Denver, CO. Ennis has varying expertise in many different areas including but not limited to: construction, multifamily/property management, and health care, as well as zoo and animal management. Ennis’s variety of expertise provides a unique outlook in her role as an Advisor for SafetyStratus. Prior to Holmes Murphy, Ennis worked for Willis of Colorado for four years with a previous 14 years of experience in the insurance industry. Before earning her Masters of Science in Organization Leadership from Regis University, Ennis received her Bachelor’s Degree from the Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. She has received many honors and awards including: Charles V Culbertson Outstanding Volunteer Leadership 2007-2008, and the S.J. David M Clark Innovative Leadership Award (Regis University) 2012. Ennis served 10 years on the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) Board of Directors. As an active member of the community, Ennis is a Commissioner of the City of Wheat Ridge Parks and Recreation Commission. Ennis is a professional member of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), the American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK), and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). She is married to Charlie Walker and they have two sons: Jordan and Joshua. In her free time, Ennis enjoys running, botanical illustrating, traveling, and reading.

John Tomich

John is a nationally recognized expert in the OSHA inspection and litigation process, policies, and procedures. After 32 years at OSHA, he retired in January, 2006 as Area Director of the OSHA office in Albany. He is a noted authority in the OSHA Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) and has ushered numerous companies into this recognition program as “STARS.” John has consulted with several organizations including General Electric, Northrop Grumman, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, and the U.S. Postal Service. John holds a master’s degree in Occupational Safety & Health Management from New York University along with a bachelor’s in Marine Transportation from the State University of New York Maritime College. To learn more about John and his North Start Consulting firm, connect with him on LinkedIn.

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