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Staff

Jennifer Taylor

Jennifer Taylor, PhD, MPH, CPPS
Director & Principal Investigator, FIRST
jat65@drexel.edu

Dr. Taylor has been trained in the field of injury prevention and control, and uses its principles to address safety issues in healthcare and first responder industries.

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Andrea Davis

Andrea Davis, MPH, CPH
Senior Project Manager, FOCUS
aly25@drexel.edu

Ms. Andrea Davis is the Senior Project Manager for the FIRST Center at the Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health. She oversees the day-to-day operations of the FIRST Center, including all research operations, and serves as the qualitative expert on the team.

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Victoria Gallogly

Victoria Gallogly
Outreach & Communications Coordinator
vhg25@drexel.edu

Ms. Victoria Gallogly is the Outreach and Communications Coordinator for the FIRST Center. She manages and updates the FIRST Center's website, social media, and press, and also assists with day-to-day research activities at the FIRST Center.

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Alexandra Fisher

Alexandra Fisher
Education & Training Coordinator
abt57@drexel.edu

Ms. Alexandra Fisher is the Education & Training Coordinator for the FIRST Center. She leads many of the outreach and communications efforts with departments participating in the FOCUS survey and the RAPID assessment. She also contributes to curriculum development and the evaluation processes at the FIRST Center.

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Ashley Geczik

Ashley Geczik
PhD Student
ag3895@drexel.edu

Ms. Ashley Geczik is a PhD student at the FIRST Center. She has contributed to qualitative research focusing on the mental health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and a quantitative descriptive epidemiology project for the FOCUS survey.

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Liam Romond

Liam Romond
MPH Student
ler97@drexel.edu

Mr. Liam Romond is an MPH student at the FIRST Center. He will be identifying and evaluating the existing de-escalation and violence prevention courses for EMS responders as part of the FIRST Center's violence prevention curriculum contract with the IAFF.

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Madison Raposa

Madison Raposa
PhD Student
mr3594@drexel.edu

Ms. Madison Raposa is a PhD student at the FIRST Center. She has contributed to the development of a violence prevention curriculum for fire-based EMS responders.

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Affiliate Faculty

Advisory Board

Richard Campbell, ScD, MA
Senior Research Analyst, NFPA

Richard Campbell is a senior research analyst with the National Fire Protection Association.  

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Ken Desmond
Maine State Director, National Volunteer Fire Council

Operations and Training Specialist for Lincoln County Emergency Management in Wiscasset, Maine

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Eriks Gabliks
Director of DPSST and Oregon Public Safety Academy

Eriks Gabliks currently serves as the Director of the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) and the Oregon Public Safety Academy.

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Billy Goldfeder

Billy Goldfeder
Deputy Fire Chief

Chief Goldfeder has been producing The Secret List (TSL) since 1998. TSL is an independent newsletter with over 300,000 subscribers, which serves to bring forward the issues surrounding firefighter injury and death via www.FireFighterCloseCalls.com

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David Hollinger
Director for Fire and Emergency Services, Drexel University

David Hollinger was appointed to the position of Director for Fire and Emergency Services at Drexel University in 2013.  He is responsible for the University’s fire/life safety and emergency preparedness programs.  He also liaisons with and advises Drexel EMS.

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Jim Brinkley

Jim Brinkley


Assistant to the General President for Technical Assistance and Information Resources at the IAFF

Jim Brinkley is the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) Assistant to the General President for Technical Assistance and Information Resources. The IAFF, headquartered in Washington, D.C., represents more than 320,000 full-time professional fire fighters and paramedics who protect 85 percent of the nation's population.

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Emily Huang, PhD
Associate Professor, Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences

Dr. Emily (Yueng-hsiang) Huang received her Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology/Systems Science from Portland State University. During her more than 20 years as an occupational safety and health researcher and consultant, she has published over 80 peer-reviewed journal articles, 6 book chapters, more than 100 worldwide conference presentations/proceedings and has provided recommendations to numerous occupational safety and health practitioners. 

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Bill Jenaway

William F. Jenaway, PhD, CFO, CFPS
President of the Board of Directors of the Congressional Fire Services Institute

Dr. William F. Jenaway, CFO, CFPS is the President of the Board of Directors of CFSI and has over 40 years of fire service experience.

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Dr. Scott Kerwood

Scott Kerwood, PhD, MPA
International Association of Fire Chiefs

Scott Kerwood is a student of the fire service. He currently serves as the Fire Chief for Hutto Fire Rescue in Hutto, Texas. He also works as an adjunct instructor for Capella University were he teaches Masters and Doctoral classes in homeland security, fire, and emergency management operations, and serves as an adjunct instructor for the National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer Program

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Edward Mann
Director of Education & Training, Provident

Director of Education and Training for Provident and serves as the Fire Chief of the East Derry Volunteer Fire Company in Mifflin County.

 

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Richard Marinucci
Executive Director, FDSOA

Chief Marinucci has over 40 years of experience currently serving as Executive Director of the Fire Department Safety Officers. He served nearly 25 years as the Chief of Farmington Hills.

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Candice McDonald
Board Member, I-Women

Dr. Candice McDonald serves a firefighter/public information officer with the Sebring Fire Department in Ohio. She works for NASA in the Office of Protective Services as a physical security specialist.    

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pat morrison

Patrick Morrison
Assistant to the General President for Occupational Health, Safety and Medicine (IAFF)

Patrick Morrison leads the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) Health, Safety, and Medical Division.

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Ed Plaugher

Edward Plaugher
Retired Fire Chief

In August of 2004, Chief Edward Plaugher was named "Career Fire Chief of the Year" by Fire Chief Magazine.

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Dr. Jeanne Sears

Jeanne Sears, PhD, RN
Research Associate Professor, Department of Health Services, University of Washington

Dr. Sears specializes in occupational health services research, injury surveillance methodology, and program and policy evaluation. She is Co-Director of the Occupational Health Services Research training program at the University of Washington.

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Tim Sendelbach

Tim Sendelbach
Editor-in-Cheif

Firehouse Magazine is the leading information and news source for the fire service. As Editor-in-Chief, Tim Sendelbach is responsible for the content and editorial direction of Firehouse Magazine, Firehouse.com, Firehouse Expo, and Firehouse World.

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siarnicki

Ron Siarnicki
Executive Director, National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

NFFF’s mission is to honor and remember America’s fallen fire heroes while providing resources to assist their survivors. NFFF convened the National Fire Fighter Life Safety Summit and serves as a key communicator and advocate for all Summit initiatives, including #1: “Define and advocate the need for a cultural change within the fire service.”

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Michael Tucker
Superintendent, Florida State Fire College

Michael Tucker is the Superintendent of the Florida State Fire College. The Fire College serves as the regulatory agency for fire service providers as well provider of all training curriculums relative fire service credentials for nearly 70,000 fire and emergency services personnel in Florida.

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Eric Valliere
Fire Department Safety Officers Association, Chair

Eric Valliere has been an active member of the Fire Service for the past 27 years and currently holds the rank of Assistant Fire Chief at the Scottsdale Fire Department. He also serves as Chair of the Fire Department Safety Officers Association.

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Devon Wells

Devon Wells
President, International Society of Fire Service Instructors

Devon Wells is the President of the International Society of Fire Service Instructors (ISFSI) and former Fire Chief of Hood River (OR) Fire & EMS.

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