RMSS Staff

John V. Bogdan
Associate Vice Chancellor, Safety & Security

John Bogdan, a retired U.S. Army colonel, most recently served as the chief of police and chief of operations for Forces Command, headquartered at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. In this role, he was responsible for physical and operational security, force protection and antiterrorism...
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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 Safety & Security, he supports the University’s mission of teaching, research and service by providing strategic...
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Joseph (Joe) Fiorelli
Interim Director of Risk Management and Insurance

Mr. Fiorelli’s career at UNC Charlotte began recently in 2017, but his work helping educational institutions manage risk began much earlier.  Mr. Fiorelli developed his passion for higher education as a student and Chancellor’s Scholar at the University of Wisconsin. ...
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Christopher Gonyar
Director of Emergency Management

Christopher "Chris" Gonyar joined the Safety and Security team in May 2014 as the director of emergency management (formerly business continuity and emergency management planning). Prior to joining UNC Charlotte, he served as an emergency management consultant with Tetra Tech (formerly Beck...
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Denise M. Barnett
Operations Officer, Safety & Security

Denise became the Operations Officer for Safety and Security 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.  In her current role,...
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