OSHE Advisory Committee


Sandra Cashe
Chief Customer Officer, Veriforce


Sandra Cashe serves as the Chief Customer Officer for Veriforce®, a global leader that delivers supply chain safety, risk management, and compliance solutions to industry. Today, Veriforce works with over 3200 hiring clients and over 80,000 contractors who represent some of the world’s largest companies in oil and gas, pharmaceutical manufacturing, industrial manufacturing, facilities management, and other industries.

Sandra manages teams at Veriforce that span Customer Success and Professional Services and remains passionate about Customer Success in support of the company’s mission- to bring workers home safe from high-hazard jobs.



Brandon M. Smith
Director of Safety, Health, and Security, Workforce Development, and Operational Strategy, GBRIA


Brandon Smith is the Director of Safety, Health, and Security, Workforce Development, and Operational Strategy at the Greater Baton Rouge Industry Alliance, Inc. (GBRIA). In this role, Brandon leads initiatives to foster incident and injury free workplaces and ensure access to a skilled industrial workforce. He is also responsible for operational strategy, driving completion of GBRIA’s annual strategic plan and organizational objectives.

Brandon holds a BS in OSH&E from Southeastern. He is a Certified Safety Professional by the BCSP and is a past president and past area director for the Greater Baton Rouge Chapter of ASSP, and Louisiana, respectively.



 Wayne LaCombe

HSE Advisor, PBF Energy - Chalmette Refining


My professional career has included working for LDEQ, OSHA, and the petrochemical industry. I also served as an adjunct instructor for SLU for eight years and as Industrial Advisory Committee member since 2001. My academic roots are focused on Occupational Health, but my professional experience has been broad across a wide range of Health, Safety, and Environmental topics, and has also included a diverse range of associated aspects including regulatory compliance, education, emergency response, program management, and legal proceedings.

I have truly enjoyed my career path in HSE because I genuinely feel satisfaction and fulfilment in the many work opportunities in HSE to help people stay safe and healthy; work with high quality people; learn new things regularly; help businesses prosper; and have fun.


Alan Rovira

 Alan Rovira, CIH, MS, MPH
Exposure Scientist, Shell USA


Alan is a proud Southeastern graduate working for the past 25 years in all facets of EHS including environmental consulting, emergency response, industrial hygiene, and safety. Southeastern stroked this passion for science and lead him to acquire his MS in Environmental Science from McNeese and his MPH from Tulane.

For the last 13 years, Alan served as the senior industrial hygienist for the Shell Norco Energy Park and had recently entered a new global role within Shell as an exposure scientist. Alan is a member of the AIHA (Deep South Section), ACGIH and ISES.



Lance Roux

 Lance Roux, CSP
President, SafetyPro Resources, LLC


Lance Roux is President of SafetyPro Resources, a safety consulting firm in Baton Rouge. Mr. Roux is a Board-Certified Safety Professional (CSP) with over 25 years of experience in occupational safety. Through his consulting career, Lance has had experience in project safety management, compliance auditing, program development for industrial markets including energy, construction, healthcare, and chemical manufacturing. Mr. Roux holds both a BA and an AAS in Occupational Safety


• SLU, CSIT Advisory Committee Past Chair, OSH&E Advisory Committee Chair

• ASSP, Past LA Area Director

• ABC, Past Chairperson of the Safety Committee

• AGC, Safety Committee Chairperson