About Us

Meet the Team!

Marie H. Valenzuela

CEO and Founder
Occupational Health and Safety President, Marie H. Valenzuela, was born in Germany and was raised on a dairy farm. She completed all her initial studies in Europe, going to one of the most distinguished school for business in Munich Germany.
 
Marie continued her studies in the United States, focusing on Hospital Administration and Health Care. Marie came to Houston and started her career as the outpatient director of the VA hospital. She moved on to become the Vice President, after 16 months of employment, of a physical therapy. She then spent the balance of her career working together with physicians in occupational medicine. She attended Texas A&M and took courses in Occupational Health and Safety.
Marie is a certified case manager, and was as well an independent work comp adjuster. Marie has also served as the Medical Director for the largest Safety Council in the world. Her reputation and her passion for case management has allowed her to create a company that is built around the well-being and safety of her clients and their employees. It was through her case management experience that she realized that there was a need for qualified medical personnel as well as safety personnel that are well versed in occupational medicine in remote areas of construction, mining, infrastructure, oil & gas, platforms etc.
 
Marie speaks multiple languages and is passionate about helping others. She has over 20 years’ experience in occupational health and has enjoyed providing value to her clients, by helping them reduce recordability and ensuring best safety practices. This is part of giving HV clients and their workforce “peace of mind” that keeps her going. Always looking for new innovative ways to improve services and keep up with the latest technology and laws regarding Occupational Medicine and Safety. Like she says, that is the HV Way.
 
She enjoys providing knowledge and guidance to her team, that she is proud to say understands the OSHA rules and regulations. The HV team is continuing to receive training consistently to keep their skillset above standard. She loves her team, the medical colleagues as well as safety colleagues she works with to work towards solutions. It is the part of work she loves the most, the areas that others have struggled, and she can highlight the HV strengths.
 
When she is not working, which is hardly ever, she enjoys spending time with her beautiful two children Elizabeth Valenzuela, who has completed her undergrad at NYU and is now a doctorate of law in employment law with a stronghold in work related injuries and Nathanael Valenzuela who received his corporate finance degree from Texas A&M. as well as her menagerie of fur babies. You can also find her hitting the slopes and skiing or swimming/diving. Marie is a woman of faith and gives all glory to God.
 
Marie invites you to give her team or her a call so that you can be part of the growing HV client group. HV Occupational Health and Safety is your business’ key partner in providing OSHA compliant employee safety training, global case management and medical or safety personal on the ground. Should the unthinkable happen, our staff is ready with top-of-the-line care and a network of tele-medicine providers for your employees by aiming to reach zero recordability with little/no downtime for your business.

Taliah Williams

Director of Human Resources

Experienced HR professional with versatile skill sets specializing in recruiting/talent acquisition, employee relations, training and development, and employee benefits. Proven track record of implementing effective HR strategies to attract, develop, and retain top talent. Adept at fostering positive workplace cultures and driving initiatives that enhance organizational performance.

Brittany Lazarus

Office Manager

As the Executive Assistant at HV Health and Safety, Brittany has been a vibrant and indispensable member of our team for the past four years. Her presence fills our office with energy and color, and she brings with her a formidable 14 years of experience in occupational medicine. Brittany's deep knowledge and passion for her work ensure that she is not just assisting but also enhancing our mission at every turn. We are fortunate to benefit from her expertise and the lively spirit she brings to our daily operations.                        

Jervon Young

Director Of Accounting

Jervon Young brings to the table over 25 years of seasoned expertise in the accounting realm. A proud alumnus of Jackson State University, she went on to further her academic pursuits, securing a masters from Prairie View A&M University. 

Beyond her professional accomplishments, Jervon possesses a zest for life, manifested in her passions for fitness, travel, and cherishing moments with loved ones.

Inspired daily by the words of Tabitha Brown, she firmly believes, " Have an AMAZING day... but even if you can't have a good one.. don't you DARE go messing up nobody else's! "

Dr. Thomas Holcombe

Occupational Medicine Physician

I am an Occupational and Environmental Medicine Resident at UTHealth in Houston, TX. I am also a flight surgeon in the US Navy, serving 6 years active duty, and am now in the Reserves. I am obtaining a MPH at UTHealth and an MA in bioethics at Trinity International University, and my research interests include public health ethics, virtues ethics, moral formation of the physician, and human enhancements for the aerospace environment.

Kurt Lazarus

Director of Safety

With over a decade of experience in Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) management, Kurt Lazarus has held leadership roles at industry leading organizations. His proven expertise spans safety program management, strategic planning, and regulatory compliance across various industries, including oil and gas, manufacturing, construction, and transportation.

Previously, Kurt directed the entire Specialty Services region at BrandSafway, where he led a nationwide team of safety professionals, enhancing safety protocols and maximizing EHS business value across multiple business units. He also spearheaded the operations of a thriving safety consulting firm, delivering comprehensive safety and fleet management solutions to clients in various industries. Kurt was a founding member of the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Council at BrandSafway, where he played an integral role in developing strategies to promote unity, inclusion, and a positive work environment. He holds a B.S. in Occupational Health and Safety from Columbia Southern University and is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP).

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