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
Dave Snyder
Co-Chair, NIOSH Program Coordinator
Lee Saperstein
Missouri University of Science & Technology
George Luxbacher
NIOSH Program Manager
Randy Reed
NIOSH Program Assistant Coordinator
Dan Alexander Retired – NIOSH
Melissa Anderson Barrick Gold Company
Tom Barczak Alpha Foundation
Ron Bowersox United Mine Workers of America
Jürgen Brune Colorado School of Mines
Alberto Cabán-Martinez University of Miami
Joseph Casper National Stone, Sand, and Gravel Association
Georg Danko University of Nevada Reno
Mark Ellis Industrial Minerals Association – North America
Arthur Frank Drexel University
Ed Green Crowell & Moring LLP
Stephanie Griffin University of Arizona
Bill Gleason Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration
Joel Haight University of Pittsburgh
Cara N. Halldin NIOSH
Steve Harrison Innovative Wireless Technologies, Inc.
Keith A. Heasley West Virginia University
Fred Heivilin Retired
Thomas A. Hethmon Hethmon Associates LLC
Ariel Hill-Davis Industrial Minerals Association – North America
Joseph Hirschi Southern Illinois University
David Kanagy Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration
Jeff Kohler Penn State University
Stacey Kramer Freeport McMoRan Inc.
Ali Lashgari Penn State Universtiy
Paloma Lazaro University of Arizona
Eric Lutz Consultant
Matthew H. Main Freeport McMoRan Inc.
Hugh Miller Colorado School of Mines
Tom Novak University of Kentucky
Julie Pier Imerys Group PLC
Mary Poulton University of Arizona
Raja V. Ramani Penn State University
Rustin Reed Embry–Riddle Aeronautical University
Josh Roberts United Mine Workers of America
Steven Schafrik University of Kentucky
Joseph Sottile University of Kentucky
Monique Spruill Mine Safety and Health Information
Corey Stevens Freeport-McMoRan Inc.
Larry Stolarczyk Stolar Research Corporation
Jason Stoltz Mine Safety and Health Administration
Stanley Suboleski Evan Energy Investments
Michael Wegleitner Hecla Mining
Joe Zelanko Rosebud Mining Company
Page last reviewed: October 24, 2017