Environmental Health & Safety Engineer

  •  Jim Powers

    Mr. Powers has been employed in his current position since 1997 and has eight additional/prior year’s work experience with a Florida-based private environmental consulting and testing firm. Mr. Powers has a B.S. degree in Criminology from Florida State University. He holds a Fire Safety Inspector I Certification, is a Certified Playground Safety Inspector, and certification for Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response. He is responsible for the district’s asbestos programs as the Local Education Agency designee and holds Asbestos Contractor/Supervisor, Asbestos Inspector, and Asbestos Management Planner certifications. He has additional programmatic responsibility for fire detection and suppression systems, hazardous materials management, petroleum storage tanks and contamination assessments, lead and radon testing and abatement, pollution prevention and recycling. As a leader of the EH&S and Central Custodial Services Team, Mr. Powers is responsible for daily operations, staff supervision, and project management. His organizational strengths include employee motivation and time management.

Supervisor Environmental Safety

  •  Jeb Bynum

    Fire Safety Inspector II, Asbestos Professional, Limited Lawn and Ornamental Pest.

    Environmental Specialist, Fire Safety Inspector II  – has held several positions within the Plant Operations and Maintenance departments of the school district since 1989. Prior to being promoted to his current position he provided general maintenance and repair support, worked on special projects, and was a member of the Safety-to-Life Team. Mr. Bynum earned his A.A. degree from Brevard Community College. He has served five years with Brevard County Fire Rescue, gaining rank as Volunteer Chief for the last two years. Mr. Bynum is certified as a Fire Safety Inspector I & II, Limited Lawn and Ornamental Pest Control Applicator, Limited Structural Certification Holder, Asbestos Contractor/Supervisor, Asbestos Inspector, Asbestos Management Planner, Has held certification as Playground Safety Inspector and 40 HAZWOPER certification. He provides EH&S support for all district facilities as well as partnered charter schools, Quality Assurance and Facilities Inspection Data Base administrator.

Lead Environmental Specialist

  •  Richard Smith

    Fire Safety Inspector I, Asbestos Professional, Limited Lawn and Ornamental Pest.

    Rick Smith has held two positions within the Plant Operations Department of the school district since 1987. Prior to being promoted to his current position, he worked in the HVAC Department providing maintenance to the facilities HVAC cooling towers. He was the first person hired to fill positions within the Environmental Department of the School District. He is very knowledgeable in the area of facility maintenance and a skilled inspector and project coordinator. Prior to being employed by the School Board of Brevard County he served four years in the United States Navy. Mr. Smith holds certifications as a Fire Safety Inspector I, AHERA Asbestos Supervisor, Inspector and Management Planner, OSHA Hazardous Materials/Waste Operations and Limited Lawn and Ornamental & Limited Structural Pest Control Applicator. He is a State of Florida Residential Alarm Contractor. He provides EH&S support District wide. He also provides project management support for New Playground Equipment purchase and installations.

Environmental Specialists

  •  Steven Griffin

    Fire Safety Inspector II, Asbestos Professional, Limited Lawn and Ornamental Pest, Certified Playground Safety Inspector(CPSI).

    Started working for Brevard County Schools Plant Operations Department in July 2015.  Prior to this, Mr. Griffin was employed by Eastern Florida State College and was a member of its Safety committee for 7 years. Mr. Griffin earned his A.A. degree from Eastern Florida State College and a Bachelor’s in Arts Degree in 2014 from the University of Central Florida.

     

  •  Daniel Curiale

    Fire Safety Inspector I, Asbestos Professional, Limited Lawn and Ornamental Pest.

    Began his career with Brevard County Schools as a part time custodian at Harbor City Elementary in 2013 after moving to Melbourne, Florida from his home town of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. While at Harbor city he quickly learned how important of a role custodians play in the health and safety of the children and faculty of Brevard County Schools. By 2014 He was promoted to head custodian at Meadowlane Primary. While at Meadowlane he worked side by side with his staff maintaining the facility to custodial standards and led his team in creating a clean, safe and positive environment for all who attended. It was while working at Meadowlane he received the award of Employee of the Year. From there he was promoted to Plant Operations Central Custodial Services in 2015 as a Custodial Trainer. Having childrens safety on his mind, He is now promoted to Environmental Specialist he is responsible for inspecting and keeping safe the schools he has helped keep clean.

     

  •  Keith Taylor

    Fire Safety Inspector I, Limited Lawn and Ornamental Pest.

      Started working for Brevard County Schools March 2012 in Roofing. Transferred to EH&S in March 2018. Florida and Maryland certified Firefighter. Roofing Consultant Institute certified Roofing Observer. Brevard County Fire and Rescue Volunteer at Mims Volunteer Fire Department since 2008, held ranks of Capitan, Chief and currently Deputy Chief. Former volunteer firefighter in Montgomery County Maryland at Damascus Volunteer Fire Department starting in 1988 and gained rank to Captain before moving to Florida in 2000

  •  Chris Graham

    Fire Safety Inspector I,  Asbestos Professional, Limited Lawn and Ornamental Pest.

    Christopher Graham has joined the team of Environmental Health & Safety, he is a Marine Corps. Veteran, with more than 20 years’ experience in the manufacturing, industrial and transportation fields.  Chris was previously nationally certified EMT B, he has also held certifications for MSHA, MARSEC and other safety related areas, giving him the experience to assist Brevard Public Schools.

  • Dennis Sullivan, Head Start

    Dennis started his career with Brevard County Schools in 2014 as an Instructional Assistant then a custodian at Bayside High School. He was promoted to Head Custodian at Stone Middle School and then Environmental Specialist in 2019. Before BPS he retired from the U.S. Coast Guard, earned an A.S. degree at Columbia-Greene Community College in Hudson, N.Y and moved to Melbourne, FL in 2004. Dennis worked commercial pest control for 6 years and was employed as a supervisor with the Devereux Foundation for 9 years. He is a great asset to EH&S as he brings a wide variety of knowledge and experience to the team.

Environmental Services/Facilities Clerk

  •  Doreen Miller

    Doreen comes to Plant Operations from the Elementary sector.  Joining Brevard schools in 2014 from Indiana.   She brings abundance of office experience and detail, to assist us in all our day to day operations.  She is very knowledgable in all areas where the need for accuracy is necessary. 

Risk Management Specialist

  • Geoffrey Zuercher

    Geoff has been with the district since 2016. Prior to that he was a Liability Claims Adjuster at Geico for 15 years, specializing in significant bodily injury claims, and litigation. Geoff also brings over 12 years of Law Enforcement experience, with specialization in DUI detection, and accident investigation. Geoff earned a B.S. in Sociology from Mississippi State University in 1988, and in 2007 completed his MBA at the University of Phoenix. Additionally, he holds the Senior Claims Law Associate (SCLA) designation, and he is a Six Sigma yellow belt. Geoff is also a Red Cross Certified CPR/AED First Aid Instructor, Intoximeter Instructor, and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Instructor.