Chapter News

December 2023 WISE Member of the Month

A two-time Member of the Month winner, Patte embodies WISE by being welcoming and engaging with new members, following up with people when she hasn’t heard from them in a while, remembering their life, events, and asking about them, and also for raising tough issues. For example, she recently coordinated a period products drive so that we could provide kits for construction sites. It’s tough to talk about. And a room full of men, but Patte did it with grace and enthusiasm. If ASSP is gathering, Patte is there. She coordinates WISE events to ensure local women in safety have professional development opportunities. She is there on a personal level – she checks in with individuals to see how they are doing and supports their professional and personal growth. For example, she always makes sure participants in our monthly ASSP meetings have something to eat, coordinating with the caterers to ensure there are vegetarian, vegan, and other dietary options. She asks those who are new to ASSP to join her table and gets them involved in the discussion. She makes ASSP St Louis a safe and welcoming space, especially for women. Patte is an amazing safety professional. A physical therapist by training, she serves as the Director of Industrial Outreach for SSM. She is extremely active in the local ASSP chapter (St. Louis), and is the WISE Committee Chair. She is a bright light in the St. Louis safety community, providing support and guidance, drawing on her many years of experience. She is well known in the community and gives FAR MORE than she receives. Further, Patte is a rock-star when it comes to networking and bringing connections together. Don’t know who to contact? Patte will connect you with several possible connections, and provide feedback on each. She deserves some recognition!

Platinum Level Achieved!

Congratulations to the St Louis Chapter of the ASSP. It’s the support from our Board, Committees and Members that make this possible. Job well done!