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“My desire to become part of the Region X board of directors stems from my passion to be on the cusp of new developments in promoting worker safety and health.”  – Curtis M. Reece –

Max VanValey
Max VanValeyChair Person
Max VanValey is the West Region Safety Coordinator for Carlisle Construction Materials (CCM). He has been with CCM for 5 years and spends most of his time working on training and compliance with CCM sites in AK, WA, CA, AZ, UT, CO, NE, FL and OR. Max has been a Safety Professional for 20 years with the last 5 of those at CCM.
Saprena L Lyons
Saprena L LyonsVice Chairperson
Saprena Lyons was elected to the Board of Directors in 2018. Background includes field work as a Cause Analyst and Trained Investigator with years of detailed work in lessons learned reviews; Price Anderson (PAAA) compliance coordinator, worker safety and health screenings, validation assessments, trending analysis/matrixes and facilitator of fact findings.
Margie Brice
Margie BriceSecretary
Marjorie Brice is a General Electric, Power Services employee that has a contract for Operations and Maintenance at the Clark Public Utilities River Road Generating Plant located in Vancouver, Washington. She is the Environmental Health & Safety Specialist and involved in the Quality certification program for the site.
Jack Griffth
Jack GriffthTreasurer
Jack Griffith has been working at the Hanford site for 29 years; he’s a millwright by trade and holds the office of Vice President of Local 2403 Carpenters and Millwrights. Since 2000 he’s been a Union Safety and Hanford Site VPP Representative for the Hanford Atomic Metal Trades Council.
Tim Taylor
Tim TaylorLabor Representative – Non-Union
Tim is currently an operator for ConocoPhillips at Kuparuk on the North Slope. He has 24 years of service in the oil and gas industry and has always been a leader in safety. Tim has been involved with the behavior-based safety program and is a member of the VPP steering team at Kuparuk.
Curtis M. Reece
Curtis M. ReeceDirector at Large
Curtis Reece was elected to the Board of Directors in 2018. He has been the VPP manager of Idaho National Laboratory (INL) – Battelle Energy Alliance since 2010 and collectively – with other INL contractors – has been actively involved in VPP since 2002.
Andy Foster
Andy FosterDirector at Large
Andy Foster is the OS & IH Manager for the Central Plateau Cleanup Company at the Hanford Department of Energy site in Richland Washington. Andy has worked in the health and safety for over 25 years and has helped to manage and support 6 separate VPP Star sites. Andy is a strong proponent of continuous improvement and the VPP effort.

Andy is a proud veteran of the United States Air Force and has been actively supporting veterans’ groups and Boy and Girl Scout efforts in the regional area. Andy recently led an effort to facilitate merit badge opportunities for nearly 400 Scouts in Environmental, Safety, Health, Traffic Safety, First Aid and Labor Relations areas working with industry experts and the Department of Energy.

Andy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Safety and Health Management from Central Washington University and has earned numerous general industry and construction safety certifications. Andy is a current active SGE and has supported many on site VPP assessments and mentoring activities across the United States within the Department of Energy and OSHA. Andy has presented numerous regional and national Safety and Health and VPPPA conference seminars. Andy currently chairs the Region X Communication committee and the Awards and Scholarship for the national board. Andy is a Director on the Region X and national VPPPA boards.

Andy is a family man married for 25 years and has two children. The family spends a lot of time outdoors and supporting the community.

Our members represent the best that the safety and health community has to offer.

Excellence is not a destination, it is a continuous journey.