NYCOSH Announces Associate Director, Nadia Marin-Molina
On behalf of NYCOSH and our Board of Directors, I am writing to share exciting news. We are delighted to inform you that after our search this spring, we have selected Nadia Marin-Molina as NYCOSH’s new Associate Director. Nadia will begin in her official capacity on June 6, 2016.
As Associate Director, Nadia will direct safety and health education, trainings and campaigns, and oversee programmatic activity. We are confident that Nadia’s experience in the labor, occupational safety and health, and immigrant rights movements are a great match for NYCOSH, our members, and partners.
Nadia joined NYCOSH nearly a year ago as a Safety and Health Specialist and in this position she has been instrumental in furthering the organization’s mission and work. Nadia has developed strategy and training for workers in industries as diverse as construction, nail salons, domestic work, and hospitals. She has also provided training for and helped develop NYCOSH’s first occupational health promoter program for our World Trade Center Health Program outreach.
She has spearheaded NYCOSH’s healthy nail salons work and has furthered NYCOSH’s program to protect construction workers by advocating for increased regulations and enforcement and calling for prosecution of criminal contractors, most recently in the Harco Construction case that resulted in the fatality of young worker Carlos Moncayo. She recently participated, at the invitation of the US Department of Labor, with the White House Worker Voice Initiative, where she spoke about NYCOSH’s work with nail salon workers.
Nadia served as the Executive Director of the Workplace Project for over ten years, where she and her organization trained thousands of workers through health and safety committees and built organizing of immigrant workers and coalitions in Long Island. Most recently, Nadia was the Workers’ Rights Program Coordinator with the National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON) where she led the organization’s initiative to successfully train thousands of workers on disaster response after Superstorm Sandy. She received the prestigious Gloria Steinem Award for building the leadership and advocacy skills of Latino immigrant domestic workers to challenge exploitative employers, on-the-job abuse, and substandard pay. Nadia received her JD from New York University School of Law, where she was a recipient of a Public Service Scholarship in recognition of her work with the Latino community.
“Given the growth of economic inequality, discrimination, and corporate disregard for worker safety and health, NYCOSH’s work is more essential than ever. I am honored to have the opportunity to contribute to NYCOSH’s mission of protecting the health and safety of all workers. “ — Nadia Marin-Molina, Associate Director, NYCOSH
If you don’t already know Nadia, we look forward to introducing her to each one of you over the coming months as we head into NYCOSH’s 38th year! Together we will continue to advance our mission in our local communities and spread the vision of healthy and safe workplaces in New York and beyond.
Charlene Obernauer, Executive Director, NYCOSH