Educational Program Committees

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A.S.S.E./Ohio Council Metals
Agricultural and Green Industries Mining
BWC Motor Carriers
Chemical Occupational Medicine
College and University Ohio Public Schools
Construction Oil and Gas
Distribution and Logistics OSHA and OSHA Onsite
Drug-Free Workplace Polymer/Advanced Materials
Emergency Medical Services Prevent Blindness
Employee Communications Public Utilities
Environmental Rehabilitation
Ergonomics Risk Management
Fire Prevention Safety 24/7
Food and Beverage Manufacturing Safety Program Development
Food Services Small Business
Health-Care Facilities State, County, and Municipal Employees
Industrial Hygiene Wellness
Manufacturing Workforce Diversity

A.S.S.E./Ohio Council
Larry Verdier, CB&I Environmental Inc.; Kent Pasko, Associated Materials; Iris McCon, L'Oreal USA; William Schneider, SRM & Associates LLC; John Hannah, HERITAGE-WTI Inc.; Warren Brown, VOS; Cory Moore, Battelle Services Co. Inc.; Amy Stewart; James Lopez, OSHA Cincinnati Area Office and Tracy Thompson, BWC

Agricultural and Green Industries
Cheryl Storch, Custom Agri Systems Inc.; Dee Jepsen, The Ohio State University; Doug Duerr and Craig Martin, BWC

Julie Darby-Martin, Jerry Anderson, Mary Charney, Karen Fitzsimmons, Lisa Landon, Dawn Gates, Debi Kroninger, Gidget Jennings, Tammie Mihaly, James Blazer, Timothy McDermott, Chris Kolmer, Joann Linder and Annie Shmookler, BWC

Jeff Nick, Avery Dennison; Tony Puts, Sherwin Williams Co.; Eric Holleman, Vertex Refining Ohio, LLC; Ralph Oliveti and Beth Dietzel, Safex; and Phillip Rauscher, BWC

College and University
Carolyn Waggoner and Darcy Blankenhorn, Kenyon College; Barb Wiehe, Ohio Wesleyan University; Claudia Ferrini, Oberlin College; Tim Anderson, The College of Wooster; Dean Bortz, Columbus State Community College and Steve Roth, BWC

Fred Bothwell, Speer Mechanical; Brian Basbagill, The Ruhlin Co.; Collins Cranmer, George J. Igel & Co. Inc.; Matt Harbuck, Continental Building Systems; Kent Crytzer, Construction Employers Association; Scott McCormick, Danis Building Construction; Joseph Barney and Nick Bales, Great Lakes Construction Co.; and Eric White, BWC

Distribution and Logistics
Don Owens, Owens Corning Insulation Systems; Rogar Peters, The Hillman Group Inc.; Joe Wiltshire, Fastenal Company; and Deb Bailey, BWC

Drug-Free Workplace
Derek Hale, VEC Inc.; Brad Weber, Sheakley; Kendy Troiano, Clark Grave Vault Co.; Chrissy Hudson, Jess Howard Electric Co.; Molly Stone, Ohio Dept. of Mental Health & Addiction Services; Debbie Mosher, West Central Ohio Group LTD - Institute for Orthop; and Rich Gaul, BWC

Emergency Medical Services
Deborah Lantman, Formica Corp.; Robert Lantman, Clearcreek Fire District; Kate Earley, West Licking Joint Fire District; Thomas Farley, City of Columbiana; Kat Sayre, Ohio Association Emergency Medical Services; Bill Barks; Scott Brooker and Jeremy Young, Hocking County EMS; Lisa Kenney and David Meronk, BWC

Employee Communications
Patric McCon, Zurich Services Corp.; Mark Alexander; Michele Blaney, Safex; Scott Hanis, Amtek Tekfor Group; Lorena Holiday, PRIME AE Group Inc.; Jim Saulters, CareWorks Consultants Inc.; and Julie Reynolds, BWC

Glorianna Cooley, KPA; Darren Mullins, Chalmers P. Wylie VA Ambulatory Care Center; Mark Slaiman, Boehringer Ingelheim Roxane Inc.; Timothy Butcher and Jeff Bates, Columbus State Community College; Darrin Lacheta, Ernie Green Industries; Philip Slaiman, Pace Analytical Services Inc.; Dave Rice, August Mack Environmental Inc.; Kailynn Cerny, Honda Mfg. Inc.; Roberta Slaiman; Tony Moran, Owens Corning; and Benjamin Hissam, BWC

David Janusik, Detroit Diesel Remanufacturing; Jared Glaspell, Honda of America Mfg. Inc.; Diana Schwerha, Ohio University; Robert Salizzoni, Tire Centers LLC; Stephen Hudock, NIOSH; Jaime Bruner, Honda North America LLC.; Mike Lampl and Michael Rienerth, BWC

Fire Prevention
Steve Waltman, Karen Manning, Jason Corwin, Roger Clark, Keith Carrocci, Troy Huth, Ohio Division of State Fire Marshal; and Deb Bailey, BWC

Food and Beverage Manufacturing
Aaron Grandominico, Budenheim USA Inc.; Ronald Burns, Nestle PTC Marysville; Matt Beal, Anheuser Busch Inc.; Jeffery Lauglin, T Marzetti Co.; Damon Smith, SK Food Group; and Johanna Foucher, BWC

Food Services
Laura Morrison, Ohio Restaurant Association; Marcia Ginsberg and Matthew Schenk, Columbus Culinary Institute; Rob Acquista, City of Columbus Environmental Health Division; and Robin Watson, BWC

Health-Care Facilities
Joe Powell, Ohio Health; Drew Evans, Mount Carmel Health Providers Systems; Bill Hocevar, Great Lakes Construction Co.; Michael Angeline, Mount Carmel Health Providers Systems; Joe Tulga, University Health Care System; and Ford Sledge, BWC

Industrial Hygiene
Quincy Coleman, Battelle Dayton Operations; Erik Shamberger, Sherwin-Williams; Heather Lorenz, University of Toledo; Ryan Moon, Battelle Memorial Institute; Richard Ward, Pinnacle Environmental Consultants; and Jeff Hutchins, BWC

Jeffrey Martin, Owens-Illinois; George Barton, GP Risk Management LLC; Veronica Ringholz, MTD Products Inc.; Tim Yoder, Cooper Tire & Rubber Co; Albert Dantzer, Siemens Power and Gas; and Michael Marr, BWC

Joe Sterling, United Rolls Inc. - USW Local 3610; Sean Els and Scott Mathie, Golden Lodge USW Local 1123; Jeffrey Brown, Timken Steel - Harrison Plant; and Rick Maj, BWC

Calvin Currence, Alan Soltis and Becky Newberry, Ohio Department of Natural Resources Mineral Resources Management; Patrick Jacomet, Ohio Aggregate & Industrial Minerals Association; Jenifer Lehman, Martin Marietta Materials; and Jeff Ghindea, BWC

Motor Carriers
Robert Salizzoni, Tire Centers; Doug Turpening, XPO Logistics; Mark Cush, Young Truck Sales; Jim Maurer, Bellbrook Transport; Scott Hayden, Bestway Systems; Philip Dybzinski, A W L Transport; Larry Woolum, Ohio Trucking Association and Cari Gray, BWC

Occupational Medicine
Terri Shinn, VocWorks; Beth Salisbury, Complete Therapy; Karen Morrison, Mt. Carmel Occupational Health; Linda Connell, The Lubrizol Corp.; Clark Iorio, OhioHealth; and Tim Rittgers, BWC

Ohio Public Schools
Robert Huelsman, Urbana City Schools; Doug Dennis, Portage County Educational Service Center; Van Keating, Ohio School Boards Association; Kim Laugherty, Ohio Association of School Business Officials; Bill Dennis, Jr., Trumbull County Sherriff’s Office; Gregory Heath, Riverside Local School District; Mary Dennis, Warren City Schools, Multiple Disabilities Program; Samuel Mamula, Cincinnati Insurance; Rhonda Caudill, Upper Sandusky Schools; Tony Sharrock and Kacy Beauman, CompManagement; and Renee Peck, BWC

Oil and Gas
Robert Foust, VEC Inc.; Charlie Dixon, Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program; Mark Sitch, Bobcat Energy; and Sarah Ghezzi, BWC

OSHA and OSHA Onsite
Greg Collins, BWC OSHA On-Site Consultation Program; and Shirley Brackney, BWC Division of Safety & Hygiene

Polymer/Advanced Materials
William Sanderson, Akron Rubber Development Labs dba Polymerics Inc.; Jason Brand, Grand River Rubber and Plastics Co.; Timothy Moore, Plastipak Packaging Inc.; and David Costantino, BWC

Prevent Blindness
Jeff Kellett, Setterlin Building Co.; Stephanie Koscher, Prevent Blindness Ohio; Leslie Colopy and Donita Weatherspoon, ODOT; Dan Hodge, Atlas Industrial Holding LLC; Raefield Watkins, Safety and Health Management; and Cindy Cooper, BWC

Public Utilities
Rick Hoffman, American Electric Power; Allison Brigitzer, Veolia North America; Josephine Gonzalez-Grim, ATT Teleholdings Inc.; Laura Nedelk-Stallings, Firstenergy Corp.; Cynthia Pugh, American Electric Power Company Inc.; and Bruce Loughner, BWC

Bruce Preston and Bobbijo Werren, CompManagement; Barbara Lessman and Michelle Sallee, CompManagement Health Systems Inc.; Doreena Colasurd, Ohio Department Administrative Services; Debby Beck, Clermont County; James Beadle, OSU Physical Therapy; and Joan McAllister, BWC

Risk Management
Cassy Taylor, CompManagement; Laura Boley, PIA of Ohio Inc.; Adam Rice, Sedgewick Claims Management Services Inc.; and Shane Mougey, BWC

Safety 24/7
Ed Nutter, City of Newark; Neil Sommers, Hocking Valley Community Residential Center; Swen Hunt Sr., THK Mfg. of America; Darrin Lacheta, Ernie Green IndustriesTosoh; and Kelly Ott, BWC

Safety Program Development
Kent Pasko, Associated Materials; Richard Artino, Spooner Risk Control Services; Bill Dixon, Selinsky Force; Charles Ohrstedt, Ohrstedt Engineering; Chad McVicker, Selinsky Force; and Nicholas Coia, BWC

Small Business
Frank Maher, The Schaefer Group Inc.; Patricia Congrove, Blackburn's Fabrication Inc.; Victoria Turner, Turner Consulting; John Malaby, United Converting Inc.; Susan Malaby, Buckeye Power Sales; and Molly Byrne, BWC

State, County and Municipal Employees
Teresa Lenehan, City of Columbus; John Washco and Ron Dunning Chardon Township Road Department; Stan Wilson, Greene County Office of Risk Management; Mark Bressler, Ohio Department of Transportation District 1; Ed Zaborniak, City of Lorain; Brian Henry, Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services; Timothy Tarulli, City of Dover; Scott Tritt, Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District; Glenn McGinley and Kimberlie Mitchem, BWC

Sarah Towning and Katy Tombaugh Henn, Wellness Collective; Rich Siegenthaler and Ted Georges, Jr., Integrated Wellness Solutions; Valerie Garner, Weaver Industries; Kristen Troesch, CareWorks Consultant Inc.; Carol Morrison, Dayona Turner and Karen Phegley, BWC

Workforce Diversity
Sue Wetzel, Bricker & Eckler; John McClure, State of Ohio Office of Workforce Development; Brad Fisher, Jeffers Crane Service Inc.; Dustin Harrison, Nestle Quality Assurance Center; A.J. Westland, Aetna Integrated Services; and Debra Newman, BWC