Public Safety Advisory Committee

Public Safety Advisory Committee

On July 27, 2020, Ohio State’s Department of Public Safety held its initial, introductory meeting of a newly created standing Public Safety Advisory Committee (PSAC) composed of Ohio State students, faculty, and staff. All divisions within the Department of Public Safety consult with the committee, with the goal of obtaining their feedback and assistance in their work toward enhancing the safety and well-being of all members of our university community. The committee discusses a wide variety of topics, including the exploration of new programs, continuous operational improvement initiatives, safety notices, community outreach and engagement, training opportunities, crime trends, safety risks, crime prevention strategies, and compliance with best practices and regulations. The PSAC meets periodically throughout the spring and autumn semesters, no less than four times annually. After the introductory meeting, notes have been kept for each meeting. Click on the links below to see a summary of the discussions that have occurred to date on the Public Safety Advisory Committee. University community members are encouraged to contact any committee member, or Monica Moll, Director of Public Safety, with any questions or ideas.




Teya LeBlanc-Hill
Resident Advisor, University Housing

Ben Walberg
Interprofessional Council

Zaida Jenkins
Student Life Vice Chair, Undergraduate Student Government

Jorge Ernesto CLAVO ABBASS, M.A.
President, Council of Graduate Students 

Khalid Dada
Co-President, Muslim Student Association

Amina Basharat
Co-President, Muslim Student Association

Faculty and Staff 

Yolanda Zepeda
Assistant Vice Provost, Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Amy Young, LISW-S
Assistant Director, Training 
Counseling & Consultation Services

Kelly Smith, JD 
Director, Student Conduct

Marek T Greer, MD MPH FACOEM
Associate Clinical Professor, Medical Director of Occupational Medicine and Employee Health Services

Dr. Simone Drake
Hazel C. Youngberg Trustees Distinguished Professor, Department of English

Dr. Paul Bellair
Professor, Department of Sociology
Director of Criminal Justice Research Center

Dr. Townsand Price-Spratlen 
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology

Dr. Njeri Kagotho 
Associate Professor, ​College of Social Work

Dr. Jeffrey McKee 
Professor, Department of Anthropology

Micah Berman, JD
Associate Professor, College of Public Health & Moritz College of Law

Dr. Moetiz Samad
Associate Director - Inclusive Excellence, Department of Residence Life

Christopher Taylor, MFA
Assistant Professor of Teaching Art
Newark Campus
Regional Campus Representative

Department of Public Safety Divisional Representatives

Dr. Monica Moll
Director, Public Safety

Kimberly Spears-McNatt
Chief of Police, Police Division

Tracy Hahn
Deputy Chief of Police, Police Division

Adam Featherling
Staff Sergeant – Regional Campuses, Police Division

Doug McGrew
Director, Central Campus Security Services Division

Mike Mandelkorn
Director, Wexner Medical Center Security Services Division

Bob Armstrong
Director, Emergency Management & Fire Prevention Division

Satoru Persons
Director, Communications & Security Technology Division

Margaret Bussard
Manager, Administrative Services

Claudia Bonham 
Administrative Assistant





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