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Chapter President

Scott Hager

Scott is currently the Safety and Environmental Manager for Kewaunee Scientific Corporation and has also worked in the residential furniture and polyurethane foam industries.  Scott is a Certified Safety Professional and Emergency Medical Technician and has 20 years of EHS experience.  Scott is a past Chapter Treasurer, VP of Programs, President Elect and President.  Scott lives in Hickory, NC and spends his free time kayaking, fishing, camping and hiking.

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President Elect

Ashley Heien

I have been an active student member since August of 2019, and the experiences I’ve had during this time have been extremely rewarding. I am looking forward for the opportunity to give back and contribute more to our chapter.

I am dedicated to a lifetime of learning, and I’m eager to get involved in roles that allow me to be a productive and active safety professional. Currently, I work for a General Contractor in the safety department and am on track to graduate with a master’s degree in Occupational Safety in May, 2021.

VP of Programs

Adam Coffey has been a Safety Professional for the past 9 years.  He earned his Masters in Business Administration in 2013 and then became board certified as a CSP in 2021.  Adam currently is the CEO of Nain & Associates, LLC which serves as a Professional services firm working with businesses to assist in their safety services such as Safety Training, OSHA safety compliance, and Safety program development. 

Chapter Treasurer

Gary Barger

Gary is currently Director of Corporate Safety for Bernhardt Furniture Company.  Gary is a Certified Safety Professional and has served for more than 30 years in Industrial Safety Leadership .  Gary has served as Chapter President for 2 terms and has been Chapter Treasurer since 2009.  Gary was recognized as Safety Professional of the Year in 2019 by the North Carolina Statewide Safety Conference.

Chapter Secretary

Tracy Wolf

Tracy Wolfe is a native of Henderson County, NC, and a graduate of East Henderson High School. She began her career at General Electric (Lighting Systems) in 1993 and worked in various departments as an operator or set up person including die casting, assembly, coil winding, e-coat paint, powder paint, and reflector finishing (anodizing) before becoming the Environmental Team Leader. As the Environmental Team Leader she was responsible for air quality, wastewater, hazardous waste, stormwater, superfund site, tier II and form R compliance and reporting. In 2010 she accepted a position as the operator in responsible charge of a 160-acre spray irrigation facility at Lassonde where she also was in charge of all the environmental compliance, reporting and process safety management (PSM). During her career she has been active in safety and health as well as environmental. In 2020 she received an Associate of Science degree in Occupational Safety and Health from Columbia Southern University and is currently pursuing her B.S. in Occupational Safety and Health. In March of 2021 she accepted a position as a Safety Compliance Officer with NCDOL. She is passionate about continuous improvement and regulatory compliance. She has two sons ages 27 and 22, a stepson age 34 a stepdaughter age 33 and five grandchildren.