NORA Mining Sector Council

Council Members

The Council has two co-chairs, one from the NIOSH and one from a partner organization. The NIOSH 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 NORA Coordinator with questions or comments or to volunteer.

Current Members

Name Organization
Randy Reed
Co-Chair, NIOSH Program Coordinator
NIOSH
Lee Saperstein
Co-Chair
Missouri University of Science & Technology
George Luxbacher
NIOSH Program Manager
NIOSH
Vaibhav Raj
NIOSH Program Assistant Coordinator
NIOSH
Adele Abrams The Law Office of Adele L. Abrams PC
Dan Alexander Retired – NIOSH
Kwame Awuah-Offei Missouri University of Science and Technology
David Blackley NIOSH
Andrea Brinkey South Dakota School of Mines
Jürgen Brune Colorado School of Mines
Jeff Burgess University of Arizona
Alberto Cabán-Martinez University of Miami
Jay Canada Pine Bluff Sand and Gravel Co.
Snehamoy Chatterjee Michigan Tech
John Cowie Industrial Minerals Association – North America
George Danko University of Nevada Reno
Mark Ellis Industrial Minerals Association – North America
Arthur Frank Drexel University – Retired
Bill Gleason Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration
Chris Greissing Industrial Minerals Association – North America
Stephanie Griffin University of Arizona
Ken Groves Cementation USA, Inc
Lori Guasta Colorado School of Mines
Joel Haight University of Pittsburgh
Cara N. Halldin NIOSH
Steve Harrison Innovative Wireless Technologies, Inc.
Jim Haughey Komatsu
Keith A. Heasley West Virginia University
Thomas A. Hethmon Hethmon Associates LLC
Ariel Hill-Davis Industrial Minerals Association – North America
Joseph Hirschi Southern Illinois University
Phil Joggerst Small Mine Development, LLC
Douglas Johns NIOSH
David Kanagy Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration
Jessica Kogel NIOSH
Stacey Kramer Freeport McMoRan Inc.
Nikky LaBranche University of Queensland
Scott Laney NIOSH
Ali Lashgari Clean Air
Paloma Lazaro University of Arizona
Eric Lutz University of Arizona
Matthew H. Main Freeport McMoRan Inc.
Maral Malekian University of Arizona
Hugh Miller Colorado School of Mines
Michael Murphy Caterpillar
Tom Novak University of Kentucky
Julie Pier Imerys Group PLC
Gerald Poplin NIOSH
Mary Poulton University of Arizona
Raja V. Ramani Penn State University
Laura Reynolds NIOSH
Josh Roberts United Mine Workers of America
Pratt Rogers University of Utah
Pedram Roghanchi New Mexico Tech
Michael Runner Intrepid Potash
Breanna Sanders Rio Tinto Mining
Javad Sattarvand University of Nevada-Reno
Mark Savit Predictive Compliance
Steven Schafrik University of Kentucky
Joseph Sottile University of Kentucky
Monique Spruill Mine Safety and Health Administration
Corey Stevens Freeport-McMoRan Inc.
Jason Stoltz Mine Safety and Health Administration
Stanley Suboleski Evan Energy Investments
Marcus Thomas SafeBox
Michael Wegleitner Hecla Mining
Joe Zelanko Rosebud Mining Company
Page last reviewed: October 24, 2017