Meet Our Consultants

Safety Consultants use a variety of testing instruments and focus on physical hazards related to machinery from hand tools and cranes to scaffolds, which can result in injuries ranging from skin irritations and abrasions to broken bones, amputations and death.

Industrial Hygiene (IH) Consultants use various sampling devices and focus on health hazards related to chemical and noise exposures, which can result in reduction or loss of personal abilities such as hearing, memory, sight, muscular function and death. Consultants address biological hazards such as bacteria, viruses, fungi and other living organisms which may cause adverse health effects. They also cover chemical hazards (solids, liquids, gases, dusts, fumes and vapors) which carry toxic chemicals to workers through inhalation (breathing), absorption (through direct contact with the skin) or ingestion (eating or drinking).

Both Safety and IH Consultants look for hazards related to electrical, falls, fire protection, material handling, use and storage of materials and welding.

INSafe Consultants

Jameson Berry
INSafe Construction Safety Consultant
Since early 2018, Jameson has worked for the Indiana Department of Labor's INSafe division as a Construction Safety Consultant. Most recently, he worked in tower communications for 12 years serving as the company's safety director, where he taught rope rescue, led safety meetings, provided training, conducted safety audits, and developed and implemented programs. Jameson also served in other capacities such as tower climber, tower foreman, lead service technician , and division manager.


Rebecca Ellson
INSHARP Coordinator
Rebecca serves the INSafe team as both a consultant and as INSHARP Coordinator. She started her professional life and spent 20+ years in numerous clinical positions, then began her nursing career in Occupational Health in 1981. Rebecca has extensive experience directing Effective Injury Management Programs, and worked as an Occupational Health Consultant for Liberty Mutual Insurance.
What may be most impressive, though, is Rebecca's background in nursing and involvement in education. She earned her Bachelor Of Science in Nursing from Indiana University, then her Master's in Business Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University. Rebecca received her Nursing Diploma from St. Anthony's Hospital School of Nursing. She previously served as President of the Indiana State Nursing Association's Midwest Chapter and the Indiana Occupational Health Nurses Midwest Chapter. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau honorary Nursing Association, and has been a featured guest lecturer at the University of Indianapolis.


Maynard Evans
INSafe Safety Consultant
Maynard 'Ben' Evans joins the INSafe team as a transfer from IOSHA's compliance officer team, changing to a consultative position. Previously, he worked for Rumpke as a safety supervisor for seven years. While at Rumpke, Maynard was responsible for conducting safety and health audits of facilities, equpiment, and processes to ensure compliance with the Indiana Department of Transportation, IOSHA, and other local agencies. He also served as a certified accident investigator and performed incident and injury investigations.

Before Rumpke, Maynard served as a children's and sports pastor for five years. Prior to that, he worked as safety manager for Integrated Waste Management Department of Orange County, California for 16 years.

Maynard served as a water safety survival instructor for the United States Marine Corp for four years.


Brad Freeman, MS, CIH, CSP
INSafe Health Consultant
Brad has worked for the Department of Labor for eight years. His career began as an Environmental, Safety and Health Coordinator at CNS, a steel processing company in Terre Haute. In 2008, Brad came to the DOL as an industrial hygiene compliance officer, and a few years later, transferred to the INSafe division. Brad has a Bachelor Of Science degree in Occupational Safety and Health from Indiana University School of Health, and earned his Master's in Human Resource Development at Indiana State University. Brad resides in Bloomington, IN, and conducts most consultations in the southern part of Indiana.


Gary Hulbert, CSP, CHMM
INSafe Health Consultant
Gary began his career as a Safety and Environmental Manager in the private sector before joining the Indiana Department of Labor as a compliance safety and health officer for IOSHA. After nearly two decades, Gary joined INSafe in September 2013 as a health consultant. He is a graduate of Illnois State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Safety. He is a Certified Safety Professional and a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager. He conducts most consultations out of north-central Indiana.


Tony Kuritz
INSafe Health Consultant
Tony has worked for the Department of Labor for over 30 years and offers a great depth of expertise to Hoosier workers. He started his career as an intern with the federal U.S. Department of Labor in Calumet City, Illinois, in 1979. He then came to Indiana in 1981 as an industrial hygiene compliance officer, and a few years later, was promoted to a supervisor role. In 1990, Tony moved to INSafe to help Hoosier companies as an industrial hygiene consultant. He has a Bachelor Of Science degree in Occupational Safety and Health from Indiana University School of Medicine. Tony comes from South Bend, IN, and his wife Cheryl works as a Safety, Security and Industrial Hygiene specialist.


Mark McDaniel
INSafe Safety Consultant
One of INSafe's field consultants, Mark specializes in general industry safety, construction, and industrial hygiene. Mark has been an employee for the State of Indiana for 17 years, and counting. He received his Bachelor Of Science degree in Occupational Safety and Health from Columbia Southern University. Mark is a U.S. Navy retiree after 22 years of service to his country. He conducts most consultations out of the northwestern and north central parts of Indiana.


Debbie Rauen
INSafe Safety Consultant
Although she currently serves the state as an INSafe consultant, Debbie's career began with the Indiana Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (IOSHA) as a compliance officer in 1993. She is an OSHA authorized general industry outreach trainer. Debbie also serves as an active participant with the Indiana State Police's INTIME committee. Debbie conducts most consultations out of the north-central and northeast parts of Indiana.


Curtis Taylor, ASP
INSafe Health Consultant
Curtis has nearly eight years of experience in regulatory compliance fields of environmental, health, and safety in both general industry and public sector. Part of his experience includes serving as a radiation safety technician, and later managing a radiation safety program for a paper manufacturer, as well as a facility inspector for FSSA of the State of Indiana. Curtis received his Bachelor of Science degree in 2008 in Environmental Health Science from Wright State University near his hometown of Dayton, Ohio. Curtis joined INSafe in the Winter of 2016 as a safety consultant.
 


Bryan L. Thais
INSafe Safety Consultant
Bryan L. Thais resides in Vincennes, IN, serving the southern part of the state as a field safety consultant for the INSafe division, performing both construction and general industry safety consultations. Mr. Thais came to INSafe from the Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (IOSHA’s) construction safety compliance division where he served as a compliance officer and construction area supervisor. Prior to joining the Department of Labor he worked in the highway and bridge construction industry. Mr. Thais is a graduate of Vincennes University and has over 37 years experience in the construction and safety fields.

INSafe Administration

Kenneth R. Boucher II
Deputy Commissioner of Labor, Director of INSafe
Kenneth R. Boucher II is the Deputy Commissioner of Labor for the State of Indiana, managing the OSHA consultation and training division, INSafe.

Kenneth began his tenure with the Indiana Department of Labor in 2006 as a Common Construction Wage Hearing Officer. From 2009 to 2013, Kenneth served as the Director of Child Labor, Training and Education. He is a 2011 recipient of the Governor’s Public Service Achievement Award for his work in improving the Indiana Department of Labor’s wage claim process. In 2014, he continued his service with the Indiana Department of Labor serving as the Executive Director of Quality, Metrics and Statistics, assuming the role of Deputy Commissioner in May 2018.

Kenneth is a graduate of Indiana University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and Criminal Justice and a minor in French. He also holds a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt from Purdue University.


LeAnn Havener
INSafe Administrative Coordinator
LeAnn joined the INSafe team in September 2016, moving into her current role after serving the IDOL at reception since March 2016. Her background has a variety of experience and skill sets, including administration and customer service. She is a certified green belt in Lean Six Sigma and is also certified in Mental Health First Aid. LeAnn was born and raised in the Indiana capitol, and after moving away, to Nevada then California, for 10 years, returned to the Hoosier state in 2003. She now resides in Camby, IN, and enjoys spending her time with her son and daughter.


Kirstin Gent
INSafe Marketing and Communications Assistant Manager
Kirstin serves the INSafe team as the creative hand for publications, web content, graphic design, and more. Her professional experience ranges from live television production at WIPB-TV in Muncie to local radio news at KORN Country 100.3 in Franklin. She is a graduate of Ball State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Telecommunications, specializing in emerging media.