Cindy Lewis

Cindy L. Lewis, MSPH, CSP, CIT, is Director, Office of Professional Development and Program Evaluation, Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health, University of Arkansas for Medical Services in Little Rock Arkansas. The Office provides professional development and continuing education opportunities in the diverse areas of public health including leadership and safety and health compliance. In addition, the Office conducts evaluations of existing health and safety programs for goal creation, progress, and completion. The Office is also an OSHA Challenge Administrator for Arkansas and Region VI OSHA.

Lewis has more than  24 years’ experience in safety, occupational health, industrial hygiene and training. She has worked as an industrial hygienist for KBR, a safety & health manager for Cooper Energy Services and Anheuser-Busch, and most recently was the Director of the Gulf Coast Safety Institute at the College of the Mainland for the past 14 years. She holds a B.S. in Chemistry from MacMurray College, Jacksonville, IL, where she was named the 2012 Distinguished Alumni Career Award winner, and an M.S. in Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences from the University of Illinois – Chicago, where she was a NIOSH trainee. Lewis holds the Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and Certified Instructional Trainer (CIT) designations from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP).

Lewis is also a Certified Trainer in both “Take Flight with DISC” and “Bring Your ‘A’ Game”. An American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) member since 1996, she has held offices for the Gulf Coast Chapter (Houston) a V.P. of Membership Services and President (2 terms). Lewis’ Region III leadership roles have included Deputy Regional Vice President, Region III PDC Chair and Regional Treasurer. Nationally, she was a member of the Strategic Planning, Professional Development Conference, and Public Relations Committees and is the founder and Past Administrator of the Training & Communication Practice Specialty. Lewis was named the ASSP Gulf Coast Chapter’s Safety Professional of the Year (SPY) and ASSP Region III SPY in 2002 and Training and Communication Branch SPY in 2008.

She has published articles in ASSP’s Professional Safety and the VPPPA’s The Leader and has presented at numerous professional association conferences. In 2017, Lewis was appointed by the Secretary of Labor to the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH) and has been re-appointed each term since. In 2021, Lewis was appointed as Chair of NACOSH and to the Heat Prevention Work Group.