Filling a significant gap, the LHSFNA Occupational Safety and Health Division has hired Erin Winkler as its new secretary. She will support the work of the Division’s occupational safety and health professionals and handle incoming calls from members, signatory employers, LIUNA business managers and other safety professionals in the field.

Winkler, 24, brings experience gained from managing an office at the National Institutes of Health that was responsible for administering the grants of “extramural” dental professionals who were conducting research on behalf of the Institutes. “After working for the government,” she says, “I’m looking forward to seeing how work in the private sector compares.”

A native of the DC area, Winkler attended LaSalle University in Philadelphia, where she studied graphic design. “Now, I’m not so sure that’s what I want to do,” she says. She’s giving herself time to see how her interests evolve. “Lately, I’ve been thinking about being a chef,” she says, “but, right now, I’m excited about this job and what I can learn here.”

At LaSalle she was a member of Gamma Sigma Sigma, the national service sorority and was active in the Resident Student Society. In high school she participated in drama and earned a varsity letter in swimming. Now, her personal interests focus on travel. “Last year, I went to Ireland with a friend. What a great experience. I wish I could do more of that.”

[Steve Clark]