Department Staff

Industrial Hygienists

Azita Mashayekhi

Azita Mashayekhi joined the Safety and Health Department of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) in August 1995 as staff industrial hygienist in the Safety and Health Department. She is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University with a master’s degree in industrial hygiene and safety and of American University with a bachelor’s degree in public health, respectively.

Her responsibilities at the IBT include assisting the Department Director to design, develop and implement occupational safety and health programs pertaining to the Food Processing, Graphic Communications, Industrial Trades, Public Services and Warehouse Divisions, in particular, provide technical assistance, including in campaigns and contract negotiations, and prepare comments and attend meetings related to OSHA, DOT, and EPA rulemakings. She regularly presents on safety and health topics, including regulatory updates, at national and local union meetings, including at the Teamsters Leadership Academy (TLA).

Asher Tobin

Asher joined the Teamsters in October 2014 as an industrial hygienist in the Safety and Health Department. He has a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Hygiene and a B.S. in Environmental Health Science.

His responsibilities include assisting the Department Director with occupational safety and health issues arising from freight, waste, rail, and construction. He also works with the Director on preparing comments on rulemaking.

Enjoli DeGrasse

Enjoli has been employed by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) since 2008. She earned a Master of Science degree in Public Health with a specialty in Industrial Hygiene, Risk Assessment and Toxicology from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology from Xavier University of Louisiana. Enjoli is a board certified industrial hygienist in comprehensive practice.

She is actively involved in providing technical and regulatory support to rank-and-file Teamster members, IBT Trade Divisions, and Local Union Affiliates on issues including but not limited to transportation safety, occupational safety and health, hazardous material handling, and worker safety and health training. She works closely with the IBT Package and Airline Divisions and serves as one of the in-house subject matter experts on OSHA and DOT standards and regulations. Enjoli regularly submits comments to the Federal Registrar Docket on a plethora of topics related to both occupational health and safety and transportation safety issues.

Support Staff

Jordan Bobbitt

Jordan is a Program Assistant and has been with IBT since early 2016. She assists in database maintenance and the printing of student ID cards. Jordan is also responsible for the development of the Safety and Health website.

Halie Whittier

Halie directly supports the Program Manager and Assistant Program Manager with organizing meetings and training classes for instructors and students. Executes preparation of training curriculum and materials and all functions surrounding training courses. Revises training material, completes procurement functions… Provides support in the completion of grant proposals, grant documents and reports.

Salina Hattley

Salina has extensive experience in accounting and auditing in the Non-Profit sector. Salina’s role encompasses a range of responsibilities in finance management, including specializing in disbursement, journal entries, reconciliation, process control, and administrative procedures.

Chris Coppola

Chris’ area of focus is database support. He is responsible for writing custom queries from the database to prepare information necessary for any reports or proposals the Program Office submits.

Sherri Matullo

Sherri’s responsibilities in the office are to regulate the incoming and outgoing mail, to support the Director, Office Manager and the Industrial Hygienists. In addition, perform various clerical, secretarial, and administrative duties required for the office to function every day.