Andrea Cecetka

Director of Facilities and Safety


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Masters in Public Health, Creighton University School of Medicine.

B.A. with Honors, Emergency and Disaster Management, American Military University. 


Andrea Cecetka is currently the Deputy Safety Officer at Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar. She joined the Qatar campus in 2015. She has more than a decade of experience in occupational health and safety, environmental compliance, and disaster management.

Most recently she was an Environmental Health and Safety Specialist at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar. She has also held positions in the United States Air Force Bioenvironmental Engineering career field world-wide and as the Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge of Readiness and Training at Goodfellow AFB Medical Clinic, Texas.

She is an enthusiastic supporter of health prevention and safety in the arts and creative industries; she aspires to engage as many people as possible.

Research Interests

Safety in the Arts. 

How design can positively influence health in underserved communities. 

Disaster preparedness techniques for a globally mobile population. 

Professional Service

International Facility Management Association, Facility Management Professional

Associate Member of the Business Continuity Institute

Federal Emergency Management Agency L0363, Multi-Hazard Emergency Planning for Higher Education

Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Radiation Safety Officer Course B6RSOM

Various US Military training courses dealing with identification of hazardous/CBRN materials and remediation 

National Fire Protection Association, Certified Fire Inspector