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Members of the NORA Construction Sector Council

The Council has two co-chairs, one a NIOSH Program Manager and one a stakeholder representative. The NIOSH Program Coordinator and Assistant Coordinator facilitate the work of the Council. Members attend meetings and are the core of the group. Corresponding members are kept informed of Council activities, have opportunities to provide input on topics to be discussed, and may join workgroups. Contact the Sector Coordinator or the NORA Coordinator with questions or comments or to volunteer.

Current Members

Name Organization
Christine Branche
Co-Chair
NIOSH
Janie Gittleman
Co-Chair
Former Corresponding Member
US Department of Defense
G. Scott Earnest
Program Coordinator
NIOSH
Elizabeth Garza
Assistant Coordinator
NIOSH
Walter Alarcon NIOSH
Henry Anderson Wisconsin Department of Health Services Division of Public Health
James Antonini NIOSH
Charles Austin Sheet Metal Occupational Health Institute Trust
Mike Behm
Former Corresponding Member
East Carolina University
Tom Bobick NIOSH
Alberto Cabán-Martinez Harvard University
Kevin Cannon
Former Corresponding Member
Associated General Contractors of America
Wayne Creasap The Association of Union Contractors
Brent Doney NIOSH
Michael Fiore Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Gary Fore TRIAD Environmental, Health & Safety
Mark Fullen
Former Co-Chair
Former Corresponding Member
West Virginia University
Daniel Glucksman International Safety Equipment Association
Linda Goldenhar CPWR—The Center for Construction Research and Training
Carl Heinlein
Former Corresponding Member
American Industrial Hygiene Association; American Contractors Insurance Group
Palmer Hickman National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for the Electrical Industry
Gayla Hurson Construction Safety Council
Steve Inserra NIOSH
Michael Johnston National Electrical Contractors Association
Vicki Kaskutas Washington University in St. Louis
Brian Kleiner
Former Corresponding Member
Virginia Tech
T.J. Lentz NIOSH
Brian Lowe NIOSH
Jim Maddux US Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Howard Marks National Asphalt Pavement Association
Robert Matuga National Association of Home Builders
Barbara McCabe International Union of Operating Engineers
Daniel Moss Association of Equipment Manufacturers
Christopher Pan NIOSH
Annie Pearce Virginia Tech
William Piispanen Washington Group International
Tim Rehak NIOSH
Edgar Reyes NIOSH
Nancy Romano
Former Assistant Coordinator
NIOSH
Bradley Sant American Road & Transportation Builders Association
Scott Schneider Laborers' Health and Safety Fund of North America
Thomas Shanahan National Roofing Contractors Association
Tonya Smith-Jackson
Former Corresponding Member
North Carolina A & T State University
Ron Sokol American Society of Safety Engineers
Christina Spring NIOSH
Charles (Chuck) Stribling, Jr. Kentucky Department of Labor
George (Don) Tolbert Liberty Mutual Group
Chris Trahan
Former Corresponding Member
CPWR—The Center for Construction Research and Training

Current Corresponding Members

Name Organization
Tariq Abdelhamid Michigan State University
Dulcy Abraham Purdue University
Dan Altier OR Consulting
Tom Andrzejewski Hunt Electric
Robin Baker
Former Member
CPWR—The Center for Construction Research and Training
Gouranga Banik Oklahoma State University
Sherry Baron NIOSH
Tony Barsotti TCM Corporation
Drew Boyce Block Electric
John Burdick Port of Seattle
Ricardo Burdisso Virginia Tech
S. C. Burkhammer
Former Member
Burkhammer Consulting Services
Buck Cameron CPWR—The Center for Construction Research and Training
Larry Campion US Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Letitia Davis
Former Member
Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Brian Decker US Army
Sue Dong CPWR—The Center for Construction Research and Training
Chad Dowell NIOSH
Richard Dresser Association of Equipment Manufacturers
Bill Dunlop  
Don Elisburg National Asphalt Paving Association
Don Ellenburger CPWR—The Center for Construction Research and Training
Nigel Ellis Fall Safety Solutions
Bill Everett  
Carlos Evia Virginia Tech
Dave Fosbroke NIOSH
Chris Gage Halfen Group
John Gambatese Oregon State University; Construction Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers
Sharon Garber 3M
Enzo Garritano Construction Safety Association of Ontario
Don Garvey 3M
James Goss Construction Safety Management, Inc
Craig Hauber Sandia National Laboratories
Steve Hecker University of Washington
Karen Heckmann US Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Dan Hindman Virginia Tech
Jimmy Hinze University of Florida
Walter Jones Laborers' Health and Safety Fund of North America
Gary Koperski  
Steven Lee NIOSH
Thurman Lockhart Virginia Tech
David MacCollum Hazard Information Foundation
John Masarick Independent Electrical Contractors Association
Stephen McCabe CSM
Jason McInnis American Industrial Hygiene Association; Boilermakers
Lisa McNair Virginia Tech
James Meegan Safety Check
Billy Miller Zurich North America
Thomas, III Mills Virginia Tech
Takis Mitropoulos Arizona State University
Taylor Moore Colorado State University
Custodio Muianga University of Cincinnati
Russ Nance Architectural Glass and Metals
Jim Neil Shawmut
George Newman Western Group
Antonio Nieto Virginia Tech
Maury Nussbaum Virginia Tech
Pat O’Brien Concrete Sawing and Drilling Association
J. Mack Osburn Western Group
Travis Parsons Laborers' Health and Safety Fund of North America
John Pierdomenico American Industrial Hygiene Association; Shaw Group
Kellie Pierson NIOSH
Frances Quaralte Midstate Mechanical
Richard Rabin Massachusetts Department of Health
Rick Rinehart NIOSH
Gerald Ryan
Former Member
Operative Plasterers' and Cement Masons' International Association of the United States and Canada
Sue Ann Sarpy Sarpy and Associates
Ted Scharf NIOSH
Damon Schneider The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc.
Arlen Siert American Industrial Hygiene Association; Xcel Energy
Peter Simonov NIOSH
Ray Sinclair NIOSH
Andy Smoka US Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Rosemary Sokas University of Illinois
Tony Songer Virginia Tech
Elbert Sorrel University of Wisconsin, Stout
Mark Stephenson NIOSH
Pam Susi CPWR—The Center for Construction Research and Training
Aaron Sussell
Former Member
NIOSH
Brandon Takacs West Virginia University
Edward Taylor University of Tennessee
Matt Taylor OCP Contractors
Allison Tepper NIOSH
Ted Trauger Winchester Homes
Vanessa Valentin Purdue University
David Valiente New Jersey Department of Health and Social Services
Brian Varasso Construction Safety Association of Ontario
Mary Watters CPWR—The Center for Construction Research and Training
Ainsley Weston NIOSH
Janice Windau US Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics
Deb Young Virginia Tech

A heartfelt thank you to past participants for their contributions:

(please note: affiliations listed were current as of the time of participation but may no longer be accurate)

Name Organization
James Albers
Former Assistant Coordinator
NIOSH
Dan Anton
Former Member
Eastern Washington University
David Bang
Former Assistant Coordinator
Formerly with NIOSH
Ki Moon Bang
Former Member
Formerly with NIOSH
Tom Broderick
Former Member
Construction Safety Council
Mike Buchet
Former Member
US Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Alberto J. Cabán-Martinez
Former Corresponding Member
Formerly with University of Miami
Jim Cawley
Former Member
NIOSH
Pat Coleman
Former Member
Formerly with NIOSH
Theodore K. Courtney
Former Member
Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety
Justin Crandol
Former Member
Associated General Contractors of America
Greg Cutlip
Former Member
Formerly with NIOSH
Shelia Davidson
Former Member
Formerly with US Navy Naval Facilities Engineering Command
Matthew Gillen
Former Co-Chair
Former Program Coordinator
Formerly with NIOSH
Michael Hayslip
Former Member
National Excavation and Safety Training Institute
Frank Hearl
Former Program Manager
NIOSH
Russ Hutchison
Former Member
Association of Equipment Manufacturers
Richard King
Former Member
American Society of Safety Engineers
Jeff Kohler
Former Program Manager
NIOSH
Ken Linch
Former Member
NIOSH
Hester J. Lipscomb
Former Member
Duke University
Mike McCann
Former Corresponding Member
Formerly with CPWR—The Center for Construction Research and Training
Robert E. McCleery
Former Member
NIOSH
Frank Migliaccio
Former Member
International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers
Andrew Morral
Former Member
RAND
Michelle Myers
Former Member
Associated General Contractors of America
Jim Newhall
Former Member
NIOSH
Jim Platner
Former Corresponding Member
CPWR—The Center for Construction Research and Training
Jerry Rivera
Former Member
National Electrical Contractors Association
Emmett Russell
Former Member
Former Co-Chair
International Union of Operating Engineers
Eugene Satrun
Former Member
American Industrial Hygiene Association
Paul Satti
Former Corresponding Member
Former Member
Construction Safety Council
Pete Stafford
Former Member
Former Co-Chair
CPWR—The Center for Construction Research and Training
Nancy Stout
Former Program Manager
NIOSH
Michael Toole
Former Member
American Society of Civil Engineers
Richard Unger
Former Member
NIOSH
Val Vallyathan
Former Member
NIOSH
Jeff Vincent
Former Member
International Union of Operating Engineers
Stephen Wiltshire
Former Member
Forrester Construction Company
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