Course Listing - by Instructor

Name Biography
Glenda Bailey Hayden

Dr. Glenda Bailey Hayden is a graduate of Dillard University, Michigan State University, and Grand Valley State University. She is a School Social Worker with Grand Rapids Public Schools. Currently, she serves as the Lead School Social Worker in which she coordinates professional development training for her colleagues and as one of several Nonviolent Crisis Prevention Intervention Trainers. Her degrees include a Master’s Degree in Clinical Child and Family Counseling, a Master of Social Work, and a Doctorate of Ministry in Christian Counseling. She has served as Adjunct Professor for Grand Valley State University and served on the committee for revising the School Social Work Curriculum.
Audrey Carlstrom Audrey Carlstrom joined MIOSHA’s Consultation Education and Training (CET)
Division in April 2019. She serves as an Industrial Hygienist in the Training and
Consultation Program for the Western Counties in Lower Michigan.
Prior to joining MIOSHA’s CET Division, Audrey worked as a Wastewater Laboratory
Technician. As a lab tech, Audrey performed analysis on water samples throughout
the treatment process to ensure compliance with the required National Pollutant
Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit. Additionally, Audrey served over
eight years as a Bioenvironmental Engineering Technician in the Air Force, both in
Active Duty and in the Michigan Air National Guard. Her duties and responsibilities
primarily included occupational health surveys for over 24,000 personnel in
industrial work centers. Audrey also performed environmental sampling and
monitoring and was a member of the base HAZMAT emergency response team.
Audrey has a Bachelor of Science degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
from the University of Michigan.
Jim Getting, PhD Jim Getting was appointed to MIOSHA's Consultation Education and Training
(CET) Division in 2007 and provides construction safety services for the Southwest
counties of Michigan. Jim has over 16 years of experience as a construction
safety professional. Prior to joining CET, Jim worked as Safety Director for several
companies, encountering a multitude of construction safety hazards. Jim learned
first-hand the challenges of training workers, developing safety plans, inspecting
worksites, and developing written programs to ensure worker safety and complying
with MIOSHA standards. Jim has a Doctoral degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Auburn
University. His primary specialty is the managing of safety and motivation of workers
through behavioral safety methods. By utilizing these straight-forward and effective
techniques and his field experience, Jim provides training and consultation to assist
companies in developing positive and proactive safety programs.
Chris Johnson Chris Johnson is an Occupational Safety Consultant with the Consultation Education and Training Division of MIOSHA. Chris currently provides consultation and training services for Southwest Michigan counties.

Before working with the State of Michigan, Chris was a Safety Chair at a MVPP STAR manufacturing facility in West Michigan. His responsibilities included incident investigation, safety training, employee engagement, and developing and working with different employee lead safety teams in order to enhance the safety culture. Chris also has previous experience in the insurance industry, working with accident and liability investigations.

Chris is a graduate of Lake Superior State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Fire Science and is a licensed fire fighter and emergency medical technician in the State of Michigan.
Maria Louise Merkx-Quinn Maria-Louise graduated with her Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2019 from The College of St Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota. She has over 35 years of experience in the field of medicine. She is a specialist in the assessment and treatment of all musculoskeletal impairments using the MDT/McKenzie approach.
Kathleen Papke

Katie Papke, LMSW, CAADC, CCTP, is an adjunct professor at GVSU. She works for the Department of Veteran Affairs specializing in homeless, trauma, and addiction. Katie has her own private practice specializing as a life coach and counselor for those working in the sex industry.
Sally Pelon


Sally Pelon holds a Master of Social Work from Western Michigan University and a PhD in Social Work from Michigan State University. She worked for 17 years in hospice and end-of-life care settings in a variety of capacities including social work, bereavement, and administration. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work at Grand Valley State University.

Jacqueline Scherer

Jacqueline has devoted her life to being an advocate for children. She is a licensed social worker specializing in grief and trauma who has worked with children for 18 years as well as a foster parent for the past 8 years. She has also founded Stand Up For Kids Olympia Chapter. She is the co-founder of the Playground GR and hosts a local podcast, The PLAYGROUNDgr Podcast, centering around children and play. Jacqueline is a leader in her community, sitting on several boards and giving back through teaching and mentoring.
Katie Scheuerle
Katie Scheuerle received her B.A. in Social Work from Hope College and her MSW degree from GVSU. Katie has worked for the GVSU School of Social Work since 2007 in various capacities. For the past 7 years, she has held the role of BSW Field Education Coordinator and more recently, she also serves as the Social Work Continuing Education Coordinator for GVSU. Katie enjoys mentoring and educating future social workers as well as staying current on important issues in the social work field.

Prior to coming to GVSU, Katie worked at the Children's Advocacy Center in Holland as a forensic interviewer for 7 years and supervised student interns.

Katie is active on the Kent County Pathways to Permanence Committee and the Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative for the State of Michigan.
Anthony Smykla
Augustine Syrovy Augustine Syrovy joined MIOSHA in 2018. He serves in the Consultation Education and Training Division as an occupational safety advisor and consultant to businesses, industry, unions, employee groups, schools, colleges, municipalities, counties, and other state agencies. He assists these groups in collecting, organizing and reviewing information in workplaces to determine what types of occupational hazards may be present and likely to affect workers. He works with management and employees alike to prevent, control and eliminate known or potential hazards. In addition, Augustine develops and delivers occupational safety training seminars to his constituents. He covers Washtenaw, Jackson, Eaton, Ingham, Livingston and Southwest Oakland Counties.

Prior to joining MIOSHA, Augustine was a fire service Captain and member of a county technical rescue team which responded to high angle rope, confined space, trench and structural collapse rescues. He has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Fire Technology from Siena Heights University.

Deborah Ziel Deborah Ziel is a Senior Occupational Safety Consultant who joined the
Consultation Education and Training Division of MIOSHA in 2006. Before that, she
had over a decade of safety and health experience in private industry. Deborah
currently provides consultation and training services for mid-west Michigan.
Before working for the State of Michigan, Deborah was an EHS Specialist in
a private manufacturing facility performing safety and health functions in two
Michigan Voluntary Protection Program (MVPP) STAR sites. This included, but
was not limited to, injury management and record keeping, program development
and implementation, regulatory and best practice training, chemical management
program, industrial hygiene coordination, hazard recognition program, and safety
team development and facilitation. Deborah is a graduate of Grand Valley State
University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Safety & Health.