Desert Sands's Risk Management

Risk Management


The Risk Management Department operates under the direction of the Assistant Superintendent in the Business Services Division.

The department manages the District's risk exposures, including workers' compensation, property and liability, and the use of District facilities. The department administers the health & welfare plans for the District's employees. Risk Management administers and manages property and liability claims for the District, and coordinates litigation which may result from these types of claims. The department also administers the workers' compensation program. Risk Management provides information and training to employees focusing on the prevention of injury and illnesses, along with a variety of loss control and Cal OSHA required topics.  

Use of Facilities - The Department administers the Use of Facilities program for the District whereby outside agencies and organizations can utilize the District's facilities for the purpose of holding meetings and other events. UPDATE: At this time school buildings are temporarily closed to the public. 

For staff meeting room reservations please use the internal link.

Safety Data Sheets:

For Instructions on Proper Handwashing: 


Charles Lavrusky Interim Director, Risk Management (760) 771-8511
Fabiola Felix Administrative Assistant/Use of Facilities (760) 771-8511
Jennie Gillies Accounting Technician/Health Benefits K - Z (760) 771-8542
Julie Schmid Accounting Specialist/Health Benefits A - J (760) 771-8513
Sophai Simok Accounting Specialist / Retiree Benefits (760) 771-8801
Albert Pimentel Workers' Compensation Coordinator (760) 771-8545
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