Public Safety Sector Council

Council Members

The Council has two co-chairs, one from the NIOSH Public Safety Program and one working partner. 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

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Name Organization
Susan Moore
Council Co-Chair, NIOSH
Program Co-Coordinator
NIOSH
Carol Brown
Council Co-Chair
University of Colorado, Colorado School of Public Health, Center for Health, Work & Environment
Maryann D’Alessandro
NIOSH Program Manager
NIOSH
Suzanne Marsh
NIOSH Program Co-Coordinator
NIOSH
Tyler Quinn
NIOSH Program Co-Assistant Coordinator
NIOSH
Wesley R. Attwood
NIOSH Program Co-Assistant Coordinator
NIOSH
Lt. Gary Backous Story County (IA) Sheriff’s Office and National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA)
Harold Boyles NIOSH
Nelson Bryner U.S. Department of Commerce National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Amanda Burstein International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)
Corey R. Butler U.S. Department of the Interior
Richard Campbell National Fire Protection Association
Sylvie I. Cohen Federal Bureau of Prisons
Robert “Doug” Daniels NIOSH
Chip Darius Safety Priority Consultants, LLC
Mazen El Ghaziri University of Massachusetts Lowell
Andrea Edminston National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO)
Ian Emmons International Association of Fire Chiefs/Health and Survival Section
Rita Fahy National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
Kenny Fent NIOSH
Jeffrey Funke NIOSH
Paula Grubb NIOSH
Jennifer Hornsby-Myers NIOSH
Bill Johnson National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO)
Travis Kubale NIOSH
Kerry Kuehl Oregon Health and Science University/Chief Health Promotion & Sports Medicine
Murrey Loflin NIOSH
TJ MacKay Captain/Paramedic, Sun City West Fire Department
Brian J. Maguire University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Department of Emergency Health Services
Elizabeth Maples NIOSH
Jennifer Marshall Federal Interagency Committee for EMS/Safety, Education and Workforce Committee/NIST
Philip Mattson Department of Homeland Security, Science and Technology Directorate
Richard Miller International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC)/Fire Service Program Manager/Safety, Health and Survivability Section
Brian Montgomery National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Patrick Morrison International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF)
Kathleen Navarro NIOSH
Rick Neimiller American Jail Association (AJA)
Milt Nenneman U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T)
Will Newton International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF)
John Niemiec International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF)
P. Daniel Patterson University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine/Department of Emergency Medicine
Audrey Reichard NIOSH
Casandra Robinson National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST)/Standards Coordinator Office
Max Savereid US Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Office of Emergency Medical Services
Eric Schultz American Correctional Association (ACA)
Daniel Sheffield Fraternal Order of Police (FOP)
Denise Smith Skidmore College, Health and Exercise Sciences Department
Kathy Sullivan ASHES2A.R.T.
Rick Swan International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF)/Director Wildland Firefighting Safety and Response
Hope Tiesman NIOSH
John Tippett National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF)
Grady Valencis International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF)
Jason Virtue U.S. Forest Service
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)
Jiann (John) C. Yang U.S. Department of Commerce National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

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
George Broyles U.S. Forest Service
Jim Brinkley International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF)
Jeff L. Burgess University of Arizona, Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, Community, Environment & Policy Department
Nelson Bryner U.S. Department of Commerce National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Martin Cherniak University of Connecticut Health Care
David Daniels International Association of Fire Chiefs/Health and Survival Section
Richard Duffy International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) (Retired)
Kitty H. Gelberg New York State Department of Health
Casey C. Grant National Fire Protection Research Foundation (NFPRF)
William Haskell NIOSH
Sarah Hughes NIOSH
Steve Inserra NIOSH
Timothy Merinar NIOSH/Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program
Paul Moore NIOSH
Peter Morris North Carolina Department of Public Safety
Andy Palmiero NIOSH
Larry Petrick International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF)/Deputy Director Occupational Health & Safety
Nicholas Roberts Unified Police Department of Great Salt Lake (UT)
Joshua Scott NIOSH Educational and Research Center, University of Colorado at Denver
Victor Stagnaro National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF)
Page last reviewed: May 23, 2022