Who We Are
Meet the PEF Health & Safety Staff:
Matt London has worked in occupational health and safety for 25 years. He earned an M.S. in industrial hygiene from the University of Cincinnati, received epidemiologic training as a member of the CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS), and then worked from 1982-87 at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) conducting Health Hazard Evaluations. Beginning in 1987, Matt worked at the NYS Department of Health (DOH), helping to develop New York’s statewide Occupational Health Clinic Network and overseeing DOH’s industrial hygiene activities. Throughout that time, Matt was active in PEF as a steward, chaired his workplace and council’s health and safety committees, and served as a member of the PEF-GOER statewide health and safety committee. Since May 2004, Matt has worked for PEF on a NIOSH-funded workplace violence prevention project. This five-year research project is being conducted with the University of Maryland and CSEA in two NYS social service agencies.
Shawn Bobb has been with the NYS Public Employees Federation Health and Safety Department since 1993. Prior to this, he was a Public Health Representative with the New York State Department of Health’s TB Control Bureau. He has trained in a variety of areas, including Confined Space, Tuberculosis, Ergonomics, Infection Control, Indoor Air Quality and Emergency Preparedness and Response. Shawn earned a graduate degree in Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences at Hunter College.
Geraldine Stella has been with PEF since 1992, and is currently a Health & Safety Specialist for PEF’s Health and Safety Department. She joined the department in November of 1998 as the Grants Administrator/H&S Assistant. Prior to that she worked in PEF’s Public Relations Department. She is responsible for direct outreach to the members, as well as NYS agencies, on a variety of union issues including training and education, research and development, and technical assistance on occupational health and safety issues. A union advocate for many years, she has additional experience in labor/management, grievance handling and political action.