Executive Council

Su-Hwi Hung-Cunliffe

Sean Fitzgerald
Hackensack Meridian Health

Amy Ryan
Chubb Insurance

Fatima Ijaz
Hackensack Meridian Health

Michelle Frondelli

Laura Newton
Newton Health & Safety Associates, Inc.

Brian Petuch

Marcia Pindling-Watkins
New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services

Original By-Laws

2019 Revised By-Laws

Executive Council Duties (SOP)

Annual Membership Dues  

Election Process

Symposium Hosting Procedures  

Gathering Speaker Information


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The Mid-Atlantic Biological Safety Association (MABSA) is a not-for-profit, multi-disciplinary professional organization founded in 1990 for the purpose of promoting the principles of Biological Safety.

MABSA was founded to provide a professional forum for dissemination of information between individuals in this and related fields; to inform the public about the value of biological agents in research and health care, and the role they play in disease as well as in the improvement of the quality of life; to identify new biologically hazardous agents and to determine guidelines for their safe use; to promote the recognition of Biosafety as a scientific discipline.

MABSA provides a regional forum for members to interact and share information on biosafety subjects, such as new guidelines or current concerns with newly recognized agents and with new uses for new agents.
A biosafety topic of interest is presented at each of several dinner meetings held throughout the year. A day long symposium, hosted by a member, is held in the spring.

Many MABSA members are also members of the American Biological Safety Association (ABSA); our associations have mutual goals. In order to encourage maximum regional participation, MABSA membership does not require membership in ABSA. 


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Upcoming Events


Dinner Meeting Announcement:

November 17, 2023

5pm - 7:30pm

MABSA is pleased to announce our upcoming hybrid meeting

Location: Hackensack Meridian Center for Innovation and Discovery - 111 Ideation Way, Nutley NJ.

Speaker: Brian Petuch, CBSP (ABSA), Biosafety Manager at International Safety Systems (ISS)

Topic: Biosafety Emergency Response with both lecture and hands-on practice components.  

Please see the attached agenda and logistics information.

Attendee registration costs vary by membership status and whether you attend in person or via virtual platform.  If you are a non-member the cost of registration includes MABSA membership.  Please pay the registration fee at this link. 

MABSA Members: $25.00 in person

MABSA Members: $0.00 virtual

Non-MABSA Members: $45.00 in person

Non-MABSA Members: $20.00 virtual 

If you are a MABSA member and wish to attend virtually, please email your contact info to treasurer@mabsa.org.

Virtual meeting log-in details will be sent the day before the meeting.

Save the Date for Future Meetings:

March 21, 2024 @ TBD