Metro NY AIHA member, Leo J. DeBobes, Assistant Administrator for Emergency Management and Regulatory Compliance at Stony Brook University Hospital, was honored by the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) with the 2013 Edgar Monsanto Queeny National Safety Professional of the Year Award for demonstrated outstanding accomplishments as a safety professional and making significant contributions to advance the safety profession. The organization is comprised of more than 35,000 occupational/environmental safety and health professionals worldwide. In addition to his role at the Hospital, Mr. DeBobes is a Clinical Assistant Professor and Environmental Health Concentration Advisor at Stony Brook University’s School of Health Technology and Management, and is Associate Professor and Fire Protection Technology Program Coordinator at Suffolk Community College, as well as being the Administrative Director of the Suffolk Regional Resource Center for Emergency Preparedness. He served two terms as the ASSE Long Island Chapter President and currently serves as Assistant Administrator for ASSE’s Public Sector Practice Specialty. Mr. DeBobes is a former Chief of the Setauket Fire Department, where he is Chair of the department's Executive Board.