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Public Safety Sector Council

Council Members

The Council has two co-chairs, one from the NIOSH Public Safety Program and one a stakeholder representative. The NIOSH Program manager, co-coordinator and assistant coordinator also help to facilitate the work of the Council. Members attend meetings and participate in workgroups. Contact the Co-Chair or the NORA Coordinator with questions or comments or to volunteer.

Current Members

Name Organization
William E. Haskell
Program Co-Coordinator
Council Co-Chair
Jeff L. Burgess
Council Co-Chair
University of Arizona, Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, Community, Environment & Policy Department
Maryann D’Alessandro
Program Manager
Corey R. Butler
Program Co-Coordinator
Andy Palmiero
Assistant Program Coordinator
Lt. Gary Backous  Story County (IA) Sheriff’s Office and National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA)
Harold Boyles NIOSH
Jim Brinkley International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF)
George Broyles U.S. Forest Service
Nelson Bryner U.S. Department of Commerce National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Amanda Burstein International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)
Martin Cherniak University of Connecticut Health Care
I. David Daniels International Association of Fire Chiefs/Health and Survival Section
Robert “Doug” Daniels NIOSH
Richard Duffy International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) (Retired)
Andrea Edminston National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO)
Rita Fahy National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
Kenny Fent NIOSH
Kitty H. Gelberg New York State Department of Health
Casey C. Grant National Fire Protection Research Foundation (NFPRF)
Paula Grubb NIOSH
Jennifer Hornsby-Myers NIOSH
Steve Inserra NIOSH
Bill Johnson National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO)
Travis Kubale NIOSH
Brian J. Maguire University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Department of Emergency Health Services
Brian Montgomery National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Paul Moore NIOSH
Peter Morris North Carolina Department of Public Safety
Patrick Morrison International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF)
Milt Nenneman U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T)
Rick Neimiller American Jail Association (AJA)
Eric Schultz American Correctional Association (ACA)
Daniel Sheffield Fraternal Order of Police (FOP)
Denise Smith Skidmore College, Health and Exercise Sciences Department
Victor Stagnaro National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF)
Hope Tiesman NIOSH
Gamunu Wijetunge U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
Margaret Wilson U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)