Environmental Health and Safety Director

Grand Valley State University

About Us


Melissa Czarnecki

No stranger to the industry, Melissa has been with DFM (and its parent companies) since their inception in 2002. She started when the company was Walbridge, working her way up from project management to safety supervisor and landing where she is today – safety management. In this role, she’s responsible for developing, implementing, and administering safety programs for all projects, spanning DFM and Wallbridge. This includes implementing initiatives and incentives to reduce safety incidents; creating and facilitating required training; managing workers’ compensation and liability claims; providing guidance and ensuring strict adherence to OSHA/MIOSHA (general industry and construction standards) and generally anything that’s safety related.

⚊ Melissa’s claim to fame: She’s the longest-tenured employee at DFM. 20+ years!