Message from the Executive Director

I am so proud to be serving as the executive director for the Yale University Office of Environmental Health and Safety as well as excited about the opportunities this position affords me to work with such dedicated, creative, and passionate colleagues both at EHS and throughout the university.

While I am new to the role of executive director, I am not new to EHS or Yale, having been with the department in a variety of roles for over 32 years. During that time, I have had the good fortune to forge relationships and partnerships with many people, departments, and committees and I look forward to building on those relationships in the future.

I started my time in this position by simply listening. I have had conversations with EHS staff members about their needs and heard their ideas for positive change. I have met with principal investigators, lab managers, and administrators to get a better understanding of how they view EHS along with our role at the university, and, perhaps most importantly, how we can better position ourselves to support them and their incredible work. The hope for these conversations is to develop strategic goals for EHS that are in alignment with Yale’s mission, the University-Wide Academic Priorities of the Provost Office, and the needs of our customers.

I am excited to be talking with such a diverse group of people from throughout the university and welcome you to reach out to me at any time via 203-737-2139 or

I look forward to speaking with you.

Kevin Charbonneau
Executive Director, Environmental Health and Safety