As president of Safety Management Systems, a purpose-driven company dedicated to the safety and wellbeing of oil & gas workers, Scott Domingue has overall responsibility for the company. In 1996, he earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from LSU while also playing for the Fighting Tiger football team. Scott got an early start with Acadian, and in the last 22 years has held positions with the ambulance and security divisions. He would eventually transition to SMS as a general manager and then vice president before being named president in 2010. Over the years, Scott has served in many philanthropic roles, including as Chair for the United Way of Acadiana’s 2016 Capital Campaign. He is a graduate of Leadership Lafayette and Leadership Louisiana, and was chosen by The Daily Advertiser as one of the “Top 20 Under 40.” He also serves on the board of directors for the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association, the Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exposition and the Petroleum Club of Lafayette, and is a member of the Young Presidents' Organization.
Courtney Juneau, vice president of operations, started his career at Acadian in 2006. He is responsible for all day-to-day operations for Safety Management Systems, including remote paramedics, safety technicians, training and HSE consultants. In 2001, he joined Safety Management Systems as the HSE consulting manager responsible for quality control, marketing and all HSE consulting operations. Courtney graduated from University of Southwestern Louisiana in 1995 with a bachelor's degree in applied life sciences. He is involved in many aspects of his community as a committee member for both United Way and the American Cancer Society, a sponsor for the Sky’s the Limit Foundation, and a member of St Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church.
Krista Hebert directs and coordinates HR policies and programs with an emphasis on employee relations, benefits, recruitment, and reporting. She ensures the organization is in compliance with applicable laws and regulations and works closely with the vice president of human resources on the development, implementation and evaluation of HR policies, programs, and activities. Krista has been with Acadian since 2004 and holds a bachelor's of science degree from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She is member of the National Society for Human Resources and former treasurer of the Acadiana Society for Human Resources.
Scott Guidry handles a variety of tasks for all Acadian divisions, including SMS, in areas such as debt collection, contracts, employment law, governmental affairs, risk management and compliance oversight. He holds a bachelor of science in business management from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and a juris doctorate from the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center. Previously, Scott was an Assistant District Attorney for the 15th Judicial District Attorney's Office and judicial law clerk to the Honorable Penelope Richard, 38th Judicial District Court. He also taught business law at UL Lafayette. He is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, Association of Corporate Counsel, American Health Lawyers Association and Louisiana Lobbyist Association. He has served as a board member for his local chapters of the March of Dimes and Junior Achievement and currently serves on the boards of the Louisiana Ambulance Alliance and the Lafayette General Enterprise Risk Management Committee.
Katherine Roy oversees all aspects of the company’s accounting and billing functions. She works to strategically enhance financial performance and business opportunities, as well as provide leadership in the development and evaluation of short- and long-term strategic financial plans.
She is a native of Lafayette, Louisiana, and has more than 17 years of experience in multiple financial roles. She is a graduate of Louisiana State University, earning a bachelor’s degree in finance. She earned her Master of Business Administration from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
Dr. Brent Hebert
Dr. Hebert is an experienced emergency medicine physician who has previously worked as a registered nurse. A native of Louisiana, Dr. Hebert is a graduate of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, earning a degree in nursing. He earned an MBA in healthcare management from Davenport University's Donald W. Maine College of Business and received his medical degree from St. Matthew's University School of Medicine. Dr. Hebert serves alongside SMS Medical Director Dr. Donald Thibodaux and Acadian Ambulance Chief Medical Officer Dr. Charles Burnell.
Dr. Donald Thibodaux
The high standard of care provided by SMS' remote paramedic service is in large part due to the involvement of Dr. Thibodaux. His background in emergency and occupational medicine gives SMS the advantage of understanding OSHA incident classifications and their effects on the oil & gas industry. He is on 24-hour call for emergency physician consultations and helps teach clinical extension courses and training sessions with our team to ensure the highest quality emergency medical response in the Gulf of Mexico.
A graduate of Nicholls State University, Dr. Thibodaux received his bachelor's degree in chemistry and then attended medical school at LSU Medical Center in New Orleans. After completing his emergency medicine residency at Charity Hospital at New Orleans, he spent 20 years practicing hospital-based emergency medicine in Houma, Louisiana.
Safety Management Systems welcomes Frederick Sonnier to the team as the company’s first physician assistant. Sonnier will assist SMS Medical Director Dr. Brent Hebert in overseeing operations for disaster management and pandemic relief, coordinating testing and care for employees to maintain a safe and healthy work environment. He will also work with SMS’ remote paramedics in decision making regarding the healthcare of our clients and their workforce.
Sonnier has been a PA in Acadiana for 21 years, and proudly served 11 years in the U.S. Air Force Reserve. He is a graduate of Vermilion Catholic High School, University of Southwestern Louisiana (now University of Louisiana at Lafayette) and Louisiana State University Health Science Center in Shreveport.
Safety & Inspection
Brett Fontenot manages customer relationships by understanding the needs of each client and ensuring satisfaction with the services provided. Brett also works closely with new clients to better understand their needs and projected work. An employee of SMS for more than six years, Brett earned his associate degree in general studies and occupation health and safety. Brett is a board certified occupational health and safety technologist and a national registered EMT.
Teresa Jeffcoat has over 15 years of experience in sales, accounting, and business administration. Jeffcoat is responsible for providing financial, administrative, and contract services support in order to ensure effective, efficient and accurate financial and administrative operations both internally and externally. Pivotal in building relationships with business and technical decision-makers and aligning customer priorities to Liberty's value offerings.
Teresa manages and develops a team of sales representatives including recruiting, hiring, and training new reps on the Liberty sales process. She has completed 35 hours of business education including Business Management, Employment Law, Accounting, and attended Sam Houston State University.
Joe F. Moseley, III
Joe Moseley, based in Houston, oversees daily operations for the SMS' Southwest region, including Permian Basin and Eagle Ford Shale. Joe began his career in the oil & gas industry with AIS in 2004 as a safety specialist for Chevron. In 2008, he began working on land drilling for Shell in south Texas then moved to north Louisiana to work for Shell as a lead technician and on new rig start ups. He became field support supervisor in north Louisiana, overseeing daily operations and mentoring new safety specialists. Joe is currently working towards his Occupational Health and Safety Technologist certification.
Ryan Hester is responsible for overseeing all safety and industrial hygiene services for the west coast region. He has more than 15 years of experience in occupational safety and health, with an emphasis on industrial hygiene. Ryan has provided services across many industries including oil and gas, public utilities, construction, manufacturing and aerospace. He is passionate about providing excellent service to our clients by working closely with them, listening to and understanding their goals and objectives and tailoring our services to achieve those goals and objectives. Ryan has a degree in Organizational Leadership from Biola University in La Mirada, CA, where he graduated with honors, and a Master's Degree in Industrial Hygiene from Montana Tech. He is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), certified by the California Department of Public Health as a Lead Inspector/Risk Assessor & Project Monitor, and he is a California Division of Occupational Safety and Health Certified Asbestos Consultant (CAC).
David Beadle has 32 years of experience in the industrial hygiene (IH) field and has been with Safety Management Systems for nearly eight years. As the IH business development manager, Beadle develops Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for IH services, defines IH performance objectives, and plans and coordinates IH training programs for corporate-wide application. In addition, he formulates IH business development strategy, envisions new potential markets and develops both short-term and long-term implementation plans. He has also served as SMS’ project manager at the Oroville Dam Spillway in California, a project that has been ongoing for three years and involves 35 employees. Beadle holds dual designations as a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH). Beadle holds a bachelor’s degree in Conservation of Natural Resources from Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. He has provided IH consultation to the Navy, Air Force, NASA, Department of Energy, Army Corps of Engineers, oil & gas, municipal and state entities.
Consulting, Training & Rescue
Jeff Vidacovich, division manager, is responsible for the day-to-day operations for all of SMS's training, consulting and rescue services. Jeff started his career at Acadian in 2003, working in the fleet/facility maintenance department. In 2010, after earning a bachelor's degree in general studies from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and competing as a student-athlete on the Ragin' Cajuns Track Team, he transitioned to SMS.
Jeff completed SMS’s ARD training program and began as an HSE technician on drilling and completion operations. Since then, he has worked as an HSE lead technician, QA/QC coordinator and field support supervisor supporting SMS’s HSE, medical, H2S and rescue technicians as well as assisting in many emergency response efforts. Jeff is passionate about providing quality industry training and safety for oil and gas workers, as was the introduction and foundation to his career in the industry.
Russell Cryer has been spent nearly a decade with Acadian. An oilfield sales veteran, Russell is responsible for new business development for SMS across the United States. Russell earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 1989.
Paul Hamilton began working for Acadian as a paramedic in 1993 and later transferred to the Lafayette dispatch center in 1999. He earned an associate’s degree in emergency health science from the University of Southwestern Louisiana in 1993.
Ryan Granger was employed with SMS from 2007 - 2011 as an HSE Consultant and returned in February 2019 as Business Development Rep. for the Training and Consulting division. Ryan has 10 years of safety services sales experience along with 20 years of HSE management experience in the upstream, midstream and downstream sectors of the oil and gas industry. He holds numerous trainer certifications from such organizations as American Petroleum Institute (API), OSHA and MSHA. Ryan is an active member of the Gulf Coast Safety and Training Group (GCSTG) along with other non-profit organizations.