RMSS Staff

Henry (Hank) D. James, Jr.
Associate Vice Chancellor, RMSS

Henry (Hank) D. James serves as the Associate Vice Chancellor, for Risk Management, Safety and Security (RMSS). He has more than 40 years of risk management and insurance experience—the last 20 years in higher education. Prior to higher education, he spent more than 10 years in the health care...
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Jeffrey A. Baker
Chief of Police

Chief Baker joined the UNC Charlotte team in 2009 after spending twenty-eight (28) years as a member of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) serving many diverse assignments prior to retirement.  Baker earned his BS Degree from Gardner-Webb University as well as an Associate’s...
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Darius Griffin
Director of Environmental Health and Safety

Darius Griffin has been with the University since 2001 and has served as the Director of Environmental, Health and Safety since 2008.  As the longest tenured employee of RMSS, he supports the University’s mission of teaching, research and service by providing strategic leadership for a...
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Betty Coulter, RMPE
Director of Risk Management and Insurance

Ms. Coulter has twenty –eight (28) years of public sector risk management experience, most recently, from the City of Asheville serving as the Director of Risk Management and the Executive Director of the Asheville Claims Corporation.   Betty is responsible for broad based Risk...
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Christopher Gonyar
Director of Business Continuity and Emergency Management Planning

Mr. Gonyar joined the Risk Management, Safety, and Security (RMSS) team in May 2014 as the Director of Business Continuity and Emergency Management Planning. Prior to joining UNC Charlotte, Mr. Gonyar served as an Emergency Management Consultant with Leidos (formerly Science Applications...
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David A. Coleman
Associate Director of Support Services, PPS

David Coleman is the Associate Director of Support Services here at UNC Charlotte Police and Public Safety. Coleman was the former Chief/Executive Director of Public Safety and Security for the Cleveland Metropolitan School District for 7 years prior to joining the department in June 2010....
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Denise M. Barnett
Operations Officer, RMSS

Denise became the Operations Officer for Risk Management, Safety and Security (RMSS) in September 2013 after relocating from Illinois where she served as a Grant Administrator, Grant Writer, and in Fiscal Operations for local government, not-for-profit, and higher education institutions. ...
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