Nicole Fuller, Executive Director
A former United Auto Worker (UAW) for more than 11 years she relocated to Philadelphia, PA 12 years ago. Nicole is a native of Detroit, Michigan where she was appointed the UAW Employee Support Services Program representative for one of Ford Motor Company’s parts facilities. Prior to this year, she worked as the Associate Director Labor Participation for the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey and the Community Services Liaison for Philadelphia Council AFF-CIO until December 2018.
Upon moving to Philadelphia in 2007 Nicole worked at PhilaPOSH until 2011 as the Training Coordinator and OSHA Trainer. She was responsible for recruitment strategies for Fall Protection and Teen Safety Awareness trainings, in addition to building coalitions with local unions, building trades, community organizations, schools, etc. Nicole has received recognition in Michigan and Philadelphia for her work and dedication in the labor movement, for health & safety and community service.
Natalia Nicastro, Trainer
Natalia Nicastro is our community trainer at PhilaPOSH and conducts Know Your Rights Health & Safety trainings mostly for foreign-born workers in waiting rooms, ESL classrooms, houses of faith, refugees’ agencies, other organizations and houses of immigrants. Her training is the starting point to collectively strategize with workers who have problems in the workplace and need support to improve their working conditions.
In the last year, she has coordinated the Coalition for Restaurant Safety & Health (CRSH), a new local effort that advocates for change in restaurant workplace culture with a focus on the prevention of sexual harassment. The program includes proactive best practices, interactive scenarios and team work as the first step to address sexual harassment and gender discrimination in the restaurant and hospitality settings.
Tyrone Goldstein, PhilaPOSH’s Safety Trainer, was born and raised in Philadelphia, and he spent 17 years as a Construction Craft Laborer, shop steward, and proud member of Laborers’ Local 332. Tyrone began working as the Safety Coordinator and Instructor for Laborers District Council Education and Training Fund in 2009, serving 6,500 members and apprentices across four counties. He was awarded an ANSI certification for Training in 2014 and a Master of Instruction Certification in 2018, with a concentration in Curriculum Development. In 2019, Tyrone helped develop content and revise curriculum for a new Learning Management System used by LiUNA’s national training network.
Tyrone is a Proud Veteran who served in the United States Navy as an Operations Specialist. He is the founder “A Friend of Ourz Consultants,” an educational consulting firm which helps develop organizational strategies towards experiential training techniques and trainer evaluation metrics.
Andrew Richard is the PhilaPOSH development coordinator. He is originally from Montgomery County, Maryland, outside of Washington, DC. Prior to working at PhilaPOSH, he was the community outreach coordinator at the Boston Labor Guild, a rank and file labor education organization in Massachusetts. He has also contributed to research projects on labor and policy for the Debs-Jones-Douglass Institute and the Harvard Labor and Worklife Program.