NORA Hearing Loss Prevention Sector Council

Council Members

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

Members
Name Organization
Laurie Wells
Co-Chair
3M Company
Elizabeth Masterson
Co-Chair,
NIOSH HLP Program Co-Coordinator
NIOSH (Surveillance Program)
Thais Morata
Co-Chair, NIOSH HLP Program Co-Coordinator
NIOSH
R.J. Matetic
NIOSH HLP Program Manager
NIOSH
Amanda Azman
NIOSH HLP Program Assistant Coordinator
NIOSH
Amy Blank U.S. Army Medical Command
David C. Copley Caterpillar, Inc.
Sharon Curhan Harvard University
Joe Defibaugh Komatsu Mining Corp.
Jackie DiFrancesco Honeywell Safety Products
Mark Ellis Industrial Minerals Association – North America
Melanie Hayes Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Walter Jones Laborers’ Health and Safety Fund of North America
Bradley King NIOSH
Sharon Kujawa Harvard Medical School
Margy Lambert Retired, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Colleen Le Prell University of Texas at Dallas
William (Bill) Murphy Stephenson and Stephenson Research and Consulting (SASRAC)
Minda Nieblas Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Travis Parsons Laborers’ Health and Safety Fund of North America
Benjamin Roberts Cardno Chemrisk
Gary Roth NIOSH
Theresa Schulz Department of Defense, Hearing Center of Excellence
Christina Stalnaker Mine Safety and Health Administration
Michele Stopper Milwaukee Tools
Douglas Trout NIOSH
William White-Duvel Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Kelly Schnapp Noblis

A heartfelt thank you to past participants in the third decade of NORA for their contributions:

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

Members
Name Organization
Bryan Beamer NIOSH
Gary C. Curhan Harvard University
G. Scott Earnest NIOSH
Alan Echt NIOSH
Cherie Estill NIOSH
Drew Hinton Arrow Safety
Kelly Knighton Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Nick LaPerle EERS Global Technologies
Catherine Palmer University of Pittsburgh
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