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Chris Agnini

Captain Chris Agnini

Director of Operations
Polar Air Cargo

Speaker

Captain Chris Agnini a pilot for Polar Air Cargo has flown “long haul” International Operations for over 16 years in support of the Department of Defense and several ACMI customers in the B757 and B747 aircraft. As a Check Airman and Management Pilot he has assisted in the merger of Atlas Air and Polar Air Cargo to create the world’s largest operator of Boeing 747 aircraft under Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings. Active in ATA, CAA and NACA, he is involved in the regulatory and operational changes facing the Airline Industry. Prior to becoming a Management Pilot, he represented the Polar Air Cargo pilots as an ALPA Professional Standards Committee Chairman; as Polar Chief Pilot, he assisted in negotiating their Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Captain Agnini has operated multiple types of aircraft as a Flight Instructor, Commuter Pilot, Army Aviator, Corporate Pilot and Airline Pilot accumulating over 12,000 hours.

Married with 3 children, he currently resides in Mooresville, North Carolina.

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John Allen

John M. Allen

Director, Flight Standards Service
Federal Aviation Administration

Speaker

John Allen joined the Federal Aviation Administration in November 1991 and was appointed as the Director, Flight Standards Service in December 2008. He leads an organization of more than 4800 aviation professionals responsible for promoting the safety of Flight for civil aircraft by setting regulations and standards for air carriers, air agencies, general aviation, airmen, and designees. Flight Standards also is responsible for the certification, inspection, surveillance, investigation, and enforcement of aviation regulations. The organization manages the aircraft and airmen official registry system.

Before his appointment as the Director, Mr. Allen served as the Deputy Director beginning in March 2003, and as Assistant Manager, Flight Standards Certification and Surveillance Division (AFS-900) at Dulles International Airport, beginning in December 1998. In his capacity as Assistant Division Manager, he assisted the Division Manager with leading 150 employees in the system safety-based certification and oversight of air carrier certificate holders. AFS-900 was responsible for the management of the Air Transportation Oversight System (ATOS), the Certification, Standardization, and Evaluation Team (CSET) and the Flight Standards Safety Analysis Information Center (FSAIC).

Prior to AFS-900, Mr. Allen served in the Advanced Qualification Program Branch (AFS-230) as an Aviation Safety Inspector (Operations). As an AQP ASI, he assisted the Certificate Management Offices (CMO) and flight training departments of Northwest Airlines, US Airways, Trans World Airways, Delta Airlines and other airlines with the initiation of “Single-Visit” training and their Advanced Qualification Programs.

Mr. Allen retired as a Brigadier General from the Air Force Reserves in 2009. He held various command positions during his 31-year active duty and reserve military career, to include vice wing commander and squadron commander.

He has over 4,800 flying hours; most of it obtained as an instructor and examiner pilot on the military C-141 for 20 years and as an Air Force instructor pilot in the T-37. He has an Air Transport Pilot (ATP) certificate with ratings in the A-320 and L-300 (C-141).

Mr. Allen received his Bachelor of Science degree in computer and information sciences from the University of Florida. He also received a Master of Science degree in aeronautical technology from Arizona State University.

He is married and has two sons. Hobbies include golf, flying, sailing and scuba diving.

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Katrina E. Avers

Katrina E. Avers, Ph.D.

Federal Aviation Administration, Civil Aerospace Medical Institute

Presenter

Dr. Katrina Avers is a Research Scientist at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in the Civil Aerospace Medical Institute.  She received her Ph.D. in industrial and organizational psychology from the University of Oklahoma.  Dr. Avers has published more than 30 articles and book chapters and is a member of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology and the American Psychological Association.  She was hired by the FAA in 2007 and is working in the Human Factors Research Division.  She is currently chairing a multi-disciplinary maintenance fatigue workgroup and leading a congressionally mandated project investigating flight attendant fatigue.  Focal research activities include organizational assessment, fatigue education, fatigue reporting systems, and fatigue risk management programs for flight crew, cabin crew and maintenance technicians.

Dr. Avers takes a practical, science-based approach and has worked to develop applied solutions that can be used across the industry. She has made many science-based fatigue risk management tools available on the FAA’s human factors website at mxfatigue.com.

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Gregory Belensky

Gregory Belenky, M.D.

Research Professor and Director
Sleep and Performance Research Center
Washington State University

Technical Advisory Panel Member

Speaker and Presenter

 

Dr. Belenky is Research Professor and Director of the Sleep and Performance Research Center at Washington State University (WSU), assuming this position in 2004 upon his retirement from the U.S. Army. Dr. Belenky received his B.A. degree in Psychology from Yale University in 1966 and his M.D. degree from Stanford University in 1971. During medical school, he worked in the laboratory of Dr. William Dement, a pioneer in the field of sleep and sleep medicine. Dr. Belenky completed an internship in internal medicine at the University of Utah (1971-1972) and a residency in psychiatry at Yale University (1972-1975). Dr. Belenky came on active duty with the U.S. Army in 1975. From 1984-2004, Dr. Belenky led the U.S. Army’s program of research in sleep, sleep loss, fatigue, and human performance. Dr. Belenky specializes in the study of human sleep and sleep loss and their role in sustaining performance, productivity, safety, health, and well-being. Dr. Belenky’s laboratory and field studies inform the emerging science of fatigue risk management.

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Curtis Bowling

Director, Environmental Readiness & Safety Chairman, Department of Defense Explosives Safety Board Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Installations & Environment) Office of the Secretary of Defense

Speaker

Curtis Bowling is the Director for Environmental Readiness & Safety in the Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Installations & Environment). He is also the Chairman, Department of Defense Explosives Safety Board. He is responsible for safety; occupational health; fire and emergency services; international environmental compliance and cleanup efforts; and international defense environmental cooperation as well as the Readiness and Range Sustainment Initiative within (I&E), coordinating the Department’s response to encroachment issues straining DoD’s access to test and training ranges;

Mr. Bowling is a Virginia native. He attended Virginia Tech, College of Engineering, where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. In 1980, he received a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering from Johns Hopkins University. Then in 1983, he earned a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard University.

Mr. Bowling has 34 years of federal service: 13 years with the Office of the Secretary of Defense, 12 years with the Air Force and 9 years with the Army Corps of Engineers. He has broad experience in national and international environmental, safety and health programs. In his prior assignment in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Mr. Bowling was the Deputy for Environmental Quality. In his last Air Force assignment he was Assistant Deputy Environment, Safety and Occupational Health in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force. Duties included policy and oversight of the Air Force's worldwide environment, safety, and occupational health programs, including Base Closure activities.

Other positions held include the Deputy Director of Environmental Quality, Headquarters Air Force. In this position he was responsible for the planning, programming and execution of the worldwide Air Force environmental program. He also managed the Air Force's National Environmental Policy Act compliance program in support of weapon system deployment, acquisition, test and training activities.

Mr. Bowling also has design and construction experience in the United States and the Middle East with the Army Corps of Engineers.

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Carlos Comperatore .

Carlos Comperatore, Ph.D.

Risk Reduction Program Manager
U.S. Coast Guard Office of Safety and Environmental Health

Technical Advisory Panel Member

Presenter

Dr. Comperatore currently serves as Risk Reduction program manager in the U.S. Coast Guard Office of Safety and Environmental Health. His work emphasizes operational hazard analyses and risk management in afloat, shore, and aviation Coast Guard Operational environments. In recent years, Dr. Comperatore has also served in the capacity of senior Human Systems Integration staff at Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Laboratory. Carlos received a PhD in Psychology from Florida State University in 1987 with emphasis in circadian physiology. His early work in basic and applied sciences includes the study of brain processes underlying alertness and attention, biological clock processes, the use of melatonin to prevent jet-lag and shift-lag in military deployments, and the development and implementation of the Coast Guard’s Crew Endurance Management System for aviation and afloat operations. His publication vita includes articles in the Journal of Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine, the International Journal of Aviation Psychology, The Pineal Gland Journal, NATO’s Advisory Group for Research and Development, Physiology and Behavior, and Systemic Developments: Global Solutions in a Local Environment.

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John S. Duncan

John S. Duncan

Manager, FAA Flight Standards Air Transportation Division
Federal Aviation Administration

Speaker

John Duncan is the manager of the FAA Flight Standards Air Transportation Division. John joined the FAA as an Aviation Safety Inspector in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1986. John served as a Principal Operations Inspector and Unit Supervisor in Cincinnati.

In 1992 John became the Manager of the Houston Flight Standards District Office. In Houston his responsibilities included the Continental Airlines and Continental Express air carrier certificates as well as a wide range of general aviation activities. John served as the Assistant Flight Standards Division Manager for the Central Region in 1997. From 1998 to 2007 John was the Alaskan Region Flight Standards Division Manager. In January, 2007 John became the manager of the General Aviation and Commercial Division moving to the Air Transportation Division Manager position in December, 2008.

John began flying in 1964 at Titusville, Florida. He worked as a flight instructor, chief pilot, chief flight instructor, corporate pilot, and air carrier pilot during his 20-year industry career. John holds an Airline Transport Pilot Certificate with commercial privileges in seaplanes and gliders, and is a Certified Flight Instructor.

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Scott Foose

Scott Foose

Senior Vice President, Operations and Safety, Regional Airline Association

Speaker

 

Scott has been the senior advisor for industry affairs at the Regional Airline Association (RAA) for 10 years and currently holds the title of Senior Vice President, Operations and Safety. His responsibilities as an educator, communicator and advocate include working with the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and other stakeholder organizations on a wide variety of safety, policy and regulatory issues. Scott recently served as Chair of FAA’s Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee tasked with providing recommendations to the FAA to revise the U.S. qualification standards for air carrier first officers.

Before joining RAA, he was with Allegheny Airlines for 21 years as a line pilot, later taking on additional responsibilities as a pilots’ association officer and subsequently holding several senior management positions in the airline’s flight operations and corporate safety departments. Scott’s 9,000 hours of flight experience in commercial air carrier operations and broad experience in airline management gives him an insightful perspective of the important issues facing the air transportation industry today.

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Phillipa Gander

Philippa Gander, Ph.D.

Director, Sleep/Wake Research Centre
Massey University

Speaker and Presenter

 

Philippa received her PhD from the University of Auckland in 1980, in chronobiology. Following a Senior Fulbright Fellowship at Harvard Medical School (1980-1982), she joined the Fatigue Countermeasures Program at NASA, working on field studies of fatigue in different aviation operations and on mathematical modelling of the human sleep/wake cycle. In 1993, she shared a NASA Group Achievement Award for the work of the Fatigue Countermeasures Program.

In 1996, Philippa was awarded a Repatriation Fellowship by the Health Research Council and returned to New Zealand to establish the Sleep/Wake Research Centre, now at Massey University, Wellington. Her recent work has focused on applying science in the development and implementation of fatigue risk management systems (FRMS).  In 1998, she received a BP International Chairman’s Award for Safety Performance (fatigue management programme for heavy vehicle drivers) and has recently served on the ICAO Task Force that developed the proposed regulatory framework for FRMS in aviation. Philippa has extensive experience as a scientific consultant working with industry and regulators and as an expert witness in fatigue-related accident investigation and legal cases.

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Peter F. Gimbrere

Peter F. Gimbrere

Attorney
Labor Relations Department

National Air Traffic Controllers Association

Presenter

Peter is an attorney in the Labor Relations Department of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association, was a member of the Joint FAA-NATCA Fatigue Workgroup, and is the NATCA National Staff POC for fatigue-related matters. He is also the lead National Staff POC responsible for representing employees at post-accident NTSB investigations and in this capacity has worked closely with both the NATCA Air Safety Investigations Committee and the NTSB on accident and other safety-related issues. Peter has been with NATCA since November of 2004. His additional duties involve negotiating mid-term changes in working conditions, including facility reorganizations; arbitrating collective bargaining disputes; representing individual employees at arbitration hearings over removals and disciplinary issues; litigating unfair labor practices; advising members and union leadership on contract terms and applicability; and conducting training on advanced negotiations and arbitration techniques.

Prior to working at NATCA, Peter protected the interests of employees at ALPA, NTEU, the UE, and in private practice.

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Kevin L. Hiatt

Kevin L. Hiatt

Executive Vice President
Flight Safety Foundation

Speaker

Kevin joined the Flight Safety Foundation in July 2010 as Executive Vice President. Prior to coming to FSF, he served as Vice President of Safety at World Airways, Inc., where he led the Corporate Safety and Security Department. In his role at World Airways, Kevin was responsible for flight, ground, technical operations and administrative safety, security and compliance.

Prior to joining World Airways, he served as Captain and Chief Pilot, International Operations for Delta Air Lines, Inc. During his 26 years at Delta, he was an integral part of the safety department, holding the positions of Flight Safety Coordinator, and Manager of Line Operations Safety for a total of 8 years. Prior to his career at Delta, he flew for a regional carrier in the Midwest, for a total of 34 years of commercial aviation experience. He is the recipient of several Aviation Safety Awards to include the SAFE Industry’s General Spruance award for outstanding safety education program, and the Aircraft Firefighting International Working Group outstanding contribution to aviation fire safety. Kevin is a graduate of Purdue University’s Professional Aviation Technology program.

Kevin brings decades of airline experience to the Foundation and is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the office, as well as taking a role in technical projects.

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Steven R. Hursh

Steven R. Hursh, Ph.D.

President
Institutes for Behavior Resources, Inc.

Moderator

Dr. Steven R. Hursh (Ph.D., University of California, San Diego, 1972) is the President of the Institutes for Behavior Resources and Adjunct Professor of Behavioral Biology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For the last twenty years, Dr. Hursh has been the technical leader of an effort to model the relationship between sleep deprivation, time of day and performance. His patented model (the Sleep, Activity, Fatigue, and Task Effectiveness Model) has been accepted by the Department of Defense as the standard warfighter fatigue model and it has been validated by the Department of Transportation as an effective fatigue risk management tool. Dr. Hursh is also the co-inventor of the Fatigue Avoidance Scheduling Tool (FAST) used by government agencies and industries to assess and manage fatigue.

He has had over thirty years experience as a research manager in the Army: consultant to the Army Surgeon General for Research Psychology, Director of the Division of Neuropsychiatry at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, and medical staff officer in the Pentagon, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Research, Development, and Acquisition). After retirement from the Army as a Colonel, Dr. Hursh spent 12 years with Science Applications International Corporation as program manager for biomedical modeling and analysis prior to being selected as President of the Institutes for Behavior Resources, a nonprofit behavioral research, services, and educational institution in Baltimore, Maryland. As President, he directs original research on fatigue, cooperative team performance, behavioral economics, and drug abuse. Dr. Hursh is author of over 80 articles, book chapters and books and is a former associate editor of the Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior.

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Rick Huss

Rick Huss

Manager of Fatigue Risk Management Program, Federal Aviation Administration Air Traffic Organization
Safety

Moderator and Presenter

Rick Huss serves as the Manager of the Fatigue Risk Management (FRM) Program in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Air Traffic Organization (ATO) Safety, in Washington DC. The FRM Program Office is responsible for identifying and mitigating fatigue risk in the air traffic control and technical operations workplaces, improving the safety of the National Airspace System, as well as the fatigue-related safety and well-being of ATO employees. Previously assigned to FAA Aviation Safety, he was the lead developer for the 2008 FAA Aviation Fatigue Management Symposium: Partnerships for Solutions. Prior to joining the FAA in June of 2007, he spent 16 years as a Flight Manager and line Captain at United Airlines, operating Boeing 737 and 727 aircraft throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Central America. In addition, he led the design and implementation of United’s first formal Captain Leadership Development Course.

He retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1991 after a 21-year career flying F-4C/D/E/F and F-16 A/C aircraft in the U.S., the Pacific and European theaters of operation. He was an instructor in the USAF F-4 and F-16, and German Air Force F-4F, Fighter Weapons Instructor Courses and commanded an operational F-16 squadron in Germany. He performed staff tours in the Headquarters Pacific Air Forces Weapons and Tactics Division and served as Deputy Division Chief for Foreign Military Sales (Middle East/Africa) at USAF Headquarters at the Pentagon. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and a Masters in Business Administration.

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Dr. William Johnson

William Johnson, Ph.D.

FAA Chief Scientific and Technical Advisor for Human Factors in Aircraft Maintenance Systems

Session Moderator

Dr. William Johnson is the FAA Chief Scientific and Technical Advisor for Human Factors in Aircraft Maintenance Systems. Bill spent 25+ years as a Senior Executive and Scientist for Engineering Companies specializing in Technical Training and Human Factors. Joining FAA in 2004, he is the top FAA person responsible for research and technical programs related to human performance in maintenance/engineering.

He is an Aviation Maintenance Technician and a pilot for over 40 years. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois in 1980. Since then, he has published extensively on human factors and technical training in many industries. He has delivered hundreds of speeches in nearly 50 countries.

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Paul Krois

Paul Krois, Ph.D.

Program Director
Human Factors Research and Engineering Group, Federal Aviation Administration

Speaker

As the Program Director of the Human Factors Research and Engineering Group, Paul Krois is responsible for FAA human factors aviation research and supporting engineering in acquisition programs. His involvement in aviation research and engineering spans numerous ATC programs since 1988. He has a doctorate in industrial and organizational psychology from Colorado State University.

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Jerry Krueger

Gerald P. Krueger, Ph.D., CPE

T.G. O’Brien Associates

Moderator

Gerald Krueger completed 25-years on active duty in the U.S. Army, doing occupational medicine research focused on preserving the health and performance of soldiers in stressful working environments. For the Army and the Department of Defense, he became widely recognized as an expert in human factors engineering, health hazards assessment, Army MANPRINT, and DoD Human Systems Integration (HSI). He was especially recognized as a specialist on aviator and soldier fatigue and performance issues. He culminated his Army career as the Commander and Technical Director of the Army’s Research Institute of Environmental Medicine in Natick, Massachusetts where he retired as a Colonel in 1994. Krueger spent large portions of the past 17 years doing research, consulting and teaching for the commercial trucking industry, doing on-the-road and simulator studies focused on commercial driver fatigue and alertness, and on implementing driver-employee health and wellness programs.

As a consultant, his human factors, ergonomics and human systems integration efforts also included work for the U. S. Departments of Defense, Army, Navy, Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection, Transportation Security Administration, and others. For T.G. O’Brien Associates, he currently conducts human factors and HSI assessments of new airport security screening technologies. Additionally, he is a consultant on commercial driver health and wellness issues for the National Academies’ Transportation Research Board (TRB), where he has authored several truck and bus safety synthesis studies for TRB and DOT’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).

Krueger, a Fellow in both the American Psychological Association and the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, is also an adjunct professor of military psychology at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland; and he serves on several prestigious committees and boards.

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Maj Lynn Lee

Major Lynn Lee

Program Manager, joint Alertness Management in Military Operations (AMMO) initiative
Air National Guard

Presenter

Major Lee currently serves as program manager for the joint Alertness Management in Military Operations (AMMO) initiative sponsored by the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD)’s Defense Safety Oversight Council, the Air National Guard, the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, and the Naval Medical Research Center. Major Lee is an instructor pilot with the Air National Guard with over 2,000 flight hours. Her awards include the Air Medal with two oak leaf clusters, the Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters, the Iraqi Campaign Medal, the Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon, and the small arms expert marksman ribbon. She is a licensed professional engineer and holds a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Engineering degrees from Dartmouth College and an M.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Maryland College Park.

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Lindeis Ann

Ann Lindeis, Ph.D.

NAV CANADA

Presenter

Ann Lindeis received a B. Sc. from McGill University and a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from York University. Her career in Human Factors began with exploring pilot survival and performance issues in "next generation" fighter aircraft in support of Canadian defense research and development in Toronto, Canada. In 1997 Ann joined the Transportation Safety Board of Canada where she investigated for Human Factors issues in air, rail, and marine accidents. She then joined NAV CANADA, the private corporation that owns and operates Canada's civil air navigation service, in 2001. At NAV CANADA, Ann currently works in the Operations group where her responsibilities have focused on enhancing the processes and procedures of the Safety Management System, and on integrating the risk management processes across Operations, Technical Operations and Engineering.

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Eric C. Lugger

Eric C. Lugger, M.S.

Director of Safety
Landmark Aviation

Technical Advisory Panel Member

Presenter

Eric has more than thirty-nine years of aviation experience in the military/general aviation industry. He is a former U.S. Army Aviator helicopter pilot, Aviation Safety and Blackhawk Aircraft Maintenance officer. Mr. Lugger has performed more than five hundred aircraft accident investigations, reconstructions and conducted materials failure analyses on aircraft and locomotive components. He previously was a Corporate Safety Manager with Air Methods, the world's largest provider of helicopter and airplane air medical services through 240+ national base operating locations with industry leadership experience beginning in 2002. The setting drove an interest in determining the risks of human fatigue in aviation operations. He recently joined Landmark Aviation as their Director of Safety. Eric has been actively a champion in assisting the FAA Flight Standards Service and Air Traffic Organization with the development of the HEMS tool graphical low atmosphere weather depiction product. He has a mechanical engineering background and an MS in materials science.

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Melissa Malis

Melissa Mallis, Ph.D.

Institutes for Behavior Resources, Inc.

Presenter

Dr. Mallis has more than 15 years experience as a leader in human factors research related to work schedules and fatigue, particularly in aviation and other transportation modes. As Chief of the NASA Fatigue Countermeasures Group at Ames Research Center for six years, Dr. Mallis was internationally recognized for her contributions to the development of innovative, practical and effective strategies to enhance safety, performance and alertness in 24/7 environments. As Chief Scientist at IBR, Dr. Mallis continues fatigue and alertness management research through projects funded by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the Civil Aerospace Medical Institute (CAMI), Transport Canada and Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration (FMCSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Her work has been recognized through numerous honors and awards including the Arnold D. Tuttle Award for "Original Research that has Made the Most Significant Contribution Toward the Solution of a Challenging Problem in Aerospace Medicine,” and multiple awards for her work with the Mars Exploration Rover mission.

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Capt. Jim Mangie

Pilot Fatigue Program Director
Delta Air Lines

Technical Advisory Panel Member

Presenter

Capt. Jim Mangie is currently the Pilot Fatigue Program Director and a Line Check Airman on the Boeing 757/767 for Delta Air Lines, performing aircraft training and evaluation of line pilots in day-to-day operations. He also serves as the technical advisor to IATA for the ICAO Fatigue Risk Management Task Force and was the industry co-chair for the FAA Flight Crewmember Duty and Rest Requirements ARC in 2009. In the 22 years he’s been at Delta, he’s held positions as a Chief Pilot, Base Director and General Manager. In these positions he’s been responsible for administrative support and operational performance of approximately 4000 pilots in both the domestic and international system as well as overall operational oversight of the domestic system. He has flown the B727, B757, B767, DC9 and the MD88.

Capt. Mangie graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, AZ in 1981 and was commissioned that same year. He is a 22 year veteran of the U.S. Air Force and Air Force Reserve. He has flown over 3200 hours in the T-37, T-38 and C-130B/E/H/H2. His military positions included Instructor/Evaluator Pilot, Chief of Standardization/Evaluation, Chief Pilot and Operations Officer. His final assignment was at HQ U.S. Special Operations Command where he served as Legislative Affairs Officer. He retired in 2003.

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John McGraw

John McGraw

Deputy Director, Federal Aviation Administration, Flight Standards Service

Presenter

John W. McGraw became the Deputy Director of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Flight Standards Service in November 2008. Flight Standards, an organization of more than 4,800 employees, is responsible for ensuring the safety of flight for civil aircraft by setting standards for and certificating air carriers, air agencies, general aviation operators, airmen, and designees. Flight Standards is also responsible for oversight of certificated operators and airmen and enforcement of the federal aviation regulations. In addition, the organization manages the aircraft and airmen official registry system. As Deputy Director, Mr. McGraw oversees the Flight Standards divisions that produce policy and work instructions for aviation safety inspectors and guidance for the aviation industry.

Previous assignments in the FAA include Manager of Flight Standards’ Flight Technologies and Procedures Division, AFS-400, where Mr. McGraw was responsible for the implementation of new technologies into a performance-based national airspace system. Before joining Flight Standards Mr. McGraw worked in the Aircraft Certification Service as Acting Assistant Manager, Aircraft Engineering Division, AIR-100; Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate Standards Staff; and, Manager, Airplane and Flight Crew Interface Branch in the Transport Airplane Directorate. Mr. McGraw’s first assignment in the FAA in 1995 was as a Senior Systems Engineer in the Atlanta Aircraft Certification Office.

Before entering the FAA, Mr. McGraw served as a Test Director/Test Pilot for the U.S. Army Aviation Technical Test Center and as a Flight Test Engineer for the U.S. Navy Rotary Wing Test Directorate at the Naval Air Test Center, Patuxent River.

Mr. McGraw has over 30 years of aviation experience, including 13 years flight test experience. He served 24 years in the U.S. Army, active duty, Guard, and Reserve. He holds a Commercial Rotorcraft-Helicopter Certificate with an Instrument rating, has over 4,000 hours of flight time, and is a U.S. Army Master Aviator. In 1984, he graduated cum laude from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University with a Bachelor of Professional Aeronautics degree, and in 1987, he graduated with high honors from Auburn University with a Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering degree.

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Daniel Mollicone

Daniel Mollicone, Ph.D.

Pulsar Informatics

Presenter

 

Dr. Daniel Mollicone is President and Chief Executive Officer of Pulsar Informatics, Inc. based in Philadelphia, PA. Pulsar specializes in the development of state-of-the-art technology for assessing neurobehavioral performance and delivering Individualized fatigue optimization and risk management in operations that involve, shift work, overtime, and chronic sleep loss. Dr. Mollicone holds degrees in Engineering Physics and Biomedical Engineering. Dr. Mollicone has been Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator on research funded by several federal agencies (NIH, NASA, DOD, DOT, FAA) on topics related to neurobehavioral performance measurement and biomathematical modeling of fatigue and fatigue-related risk.

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Martin Moore Ede

Dr. Martin Moore-Ede

Chairman and CEO
CIRCADIAN©


Speaker

For 30 years, Dr. Martin Moore-Ede has been a leading expert on managing the risks of human fatigue in transportation and industrial businesses that operate 24/7. After experiencing the challenges of fatigue as a surgeon-in-training working 36-hour shifts, Dr. Moore-Ede was one of the first to define the challenges of living, working and sleeping in a 24 hour a day, 7-day a week world. As a Harvard Medical School professor (1975 – 1998), he led the team that discovered the biological clock in the human brain that controls the timing of sleep and wakefulness. He pioneered research on how the human body can safely adapt to working around the clock and sustain optimum physical and mental performance.

In 1983 Dr. Moore-Ede founded CIRCADIAN® and as Chairman and CEO, he has guided its growth so that CIRCADIAN® now advises over half the Fortune 500 companies on 24/7 workforce solutions.

Dr. Moore-Ede graduated with a First Class Honors degree in Physiology from the University of London, and received his medical degrees from Guy’s Hospital Medical School, and his Ph.D. in Physiology from Harvard University. He has published 10 books, and more than 145 scientific papers on human fatigue, errors and accidents and the physiology of sleep deprivation and circadian rhythms. He has served on multiple national and international committees, and has won numerous awards. He is a frequent guest on television, radio and print. He regularly testifies before Congressional committees, and advises government agencies on Hours of Service regulations in the US, Canada and the UK.

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David F. Neri

CAPT David F. Neri, Ph.D./MSC/USN

Deputy Director, Warfighter Performance Science & Technology Department and Director, Warfighter Protection & Applications Division at the Office of Naval Research

Speaker and Presenter

Captain David F. Neri, Ph.D./MSC/USN, is Deputy Director, Warfighter Performance Science & Technology Department and Director, Warfighter Protection & Applications Division at the Office of Naval Research in Arlington, VA. As a researcher and manager he has had a longstanding interest in the effects of sleep loss and fatigue on performance capability. At the Naval Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory he researched the effects of pharmacological and non-pharmacological countermeasures on the fatigue and performance degradation associated with sustained aviation operations and the effects of combat on aviator work/rest schedules. At the Naval Health Research Center (NHRC) he conducted laboratory-based research on the effects of sleep deprivation on various aspects of cognitive performance. Subsequent to NHRC, he was assigned to NASA Ames Research Center as Principal Investigator and Team Leader of the Fatigue Countermeasures Group. There his applied research focused on the effects of nighttime flying with its associated sleep loss, fatigue, and circadian desynchrony and the development of operationally useful countermeasures.

He also served as a co-investigator for experiments on two space shuttle flights investigating the sleep, circadian rhythms, and cognitive performance of astronauts in space and the efficacy of melatonin as a countermeasure for sleep disturbances both in space and in ground-based operations. With government and academic colleagues, he organized and hosted the Fatigue and Performance Modeling Workshop in June 2002 in Seattle. The proceedings of that workshop and related papers were published in a special supplement to the journal Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine in March, 2004 for which he served as Editor. He holds a Ph.D. in experimental psychology from the University of Connecticut and is a Fellow of the Aerospace Medical Association.

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Judith Orasanu

Judith Orasanu, Ph.D.

Leader, Distributed Team Performance Laboratory
NASA Ames Research Center

Speaker

Dr. Judith Orasanu leads the Distributed Team Performance Laboratory at NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA. Her work over the past 20 years has examined the impact of operational stressors on team communication, decision making and performance in aerospace operations, with support from various agencies (NASA, FAA, DHS). Dr. Orasanu is internationally known for her research on naturalistic decision making and shared mental models, and has advised on development of crew training programs in aviation, space, medicine, nuclear power, and other high-risk operations. Dr. Orasanu currently is supporting the FAA’s ATC Fatigue Risk Management Program through research on factors contributing to controller alertness, fatigue and sleep.

Dr. Orasanu holds a Ph.D. in experimental psychology from Adelphi University and a B.A. from Queens College, City University of New York. She completed a postdoctoral training fellowship in Comparative Human Cognition at The Rockefeller University and was a Visiting Research Fellow in the Cognitive Science Program at Princeton University. Before joining NASA, Dr. Orasanu managed the Education and Training Basic Research Program for the U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences, initiating their program in naturalistic decision making in teams.

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Stephen Popkin

Stephen Popkin, Ph.D.

Executive Agent
Human Factors Coordinating Committee

Technical Advisory Panel Member

Session Moderator

Dr. Stephen Popkin is the Director of Department of Transportation Research and Innovative Technology Administration’s Human Factors Research and System Applications Office located at the Volpe Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts. This office is multimodal in its application of human factors and human systems engineering and integration principles. Prior to joining the Volpe Center in 2000 he was a senior engineer at Foster-Miller, a privately held engineering consulting firm, and earlier on he worked for the Naval Submarine Medical Research Laboratory at the New London Submarine Base in Groton, Connecticut. He is an engineering psychologist with a doctorate in Industrial and Organizational psychology emphasizing human factors and transportation operator fatigue. As part of his doctorate he was awarded a scholarship from the Finnish Ministry of Education to spend one year at the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health exploring the effects of partial sleep deprivation.

Dr. Popkin is the Executive Agent for the Human Factors Coordinating Committee, a cross-Department body that has been coordinating human factors research and developing information for senior decision makers for the past twenty years on wide ranging issues, including fatigue management, and is a team lead supporting the U.S. Deputy Secretary of Transportation in standing up a senior level body to consider significant, cross-modal transportation safety issues, including operator fatigue. Stephen is also an elected officer of the International Commission on Occupational Health's Shiftwork and Working Time committee, Chair of the TRB’s Rail Safety Committee, and one of three DOT representatives to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health charged with helping develop them develop the National Occupational Research Agenda for the transportation sector. He has authored and co-authored over forty papers, presentation, book chapters and reports on operator fatigue and was co-chair of the 2009 International Conference on Fatigue Management in Transportation Operations.

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Steve Predmore

Steven C. Predmore, Ph.D.

Vice President & Chief Safety Officer
JetBlue Airways

Technical Advisory Panel Member

Speaker

Steve Predmore has served at JetBlue Airways since 2001 as Vice President and Chief Safety Officer.  In that role, he is responsible for directing all programs related to regulatory compliance and safety management, including flight safety, ground safety, occupational health & safety, dangerous goods, and environmental services.  His department also is responsible for the administration of voluntary safety programs, such as Flight Operations Quality Assurance (FOQA), the Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP), Internal Evaluations, and the Voluntary Disclosure Reporting Program. 

Prior to joining JetBlue, Dr. Predmore served as Director, Safety Performance & Quality Assurance for Delta Air Lines, where he was responsible for the development and implementation of all safety information programs, as well as the analysis and reporting of Delta’s safety and compliance performance.  He originally joined Delta in 1995 as Manager, Human Factors where he was responsible for the application of human factors principles to enhance the safety of flight, maintenance, and ground operations. 

Dr. Predmore served with the National Transportation Safety Board in Washington, DC in the Research & Engineering Division, and as Special Assistant to the Vice Chairman.  Dr. Predmore holds a Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin, and is a recognized expert in aviation safety management, human factors, flightdeck communications, and Crew Resource Management (CRM). 

Dr. Predmore has been actively involved in numerous FAA Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committees in areas such as pilot fatigue, safety information sharing, and system safety.  He also formerly served as Chairman of the Global Aviation Information Network (GAIN), and Chairman of the Air Transport Association (ATA) Safety Council.

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Karl Radberg

Karl Rådberg, M.Sc.

Senior Business Consultant
Airline Crew Solutions at Jeppesen

Presenter

Karl Rådberg is a Senior Business Consultant for Airline Crew Solutions at Jeppesen, and has recently been involved with the development and application of tools for Fatigue Risk Management in Crew Scheduling using global optimization. Specifically the Boeing Alertness Model (BAM) and an extended model for operational risk with combined risk factors.

Karl has worked 15 years with Crew Management Systems implementation at Jeppesen Systems AB, Sweden, holding various positions within Product Development and R&D, as well as on Customer Projects. This work has been focused on introducing, or improving the use of optimizers in the different stages of crew scheduling at commercial airlines, covering both technical as well as organizational perspectives of crew management and airline operations. During this time Karl has worked with major airlines in Americas, Europe and Asia, experiencing the different regulatory frameworks as well as differences in working practices.

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Doug Rohn

Doug Rohn

Director of the Aviation Safety Program Office
National Aeronautics and Space Administration Headquarters

Speaker

As director of the Aviation Safety Program Office at NASA Headquarters, Mr. Rohn is responsible for the overall planning, management and evaluation of the directorate’s research efforts to improve the overall safety of aircraft that fly today in U.S. airspace and those that will fly in the U.S. system for tomorrow—the Next Generation Air Transportation System, or NextGen. In addition, he supports the associate administrator in a broad range of mission directorate activities, including strategic and program planning, budget development, program review and evaluation, and external coordination. Rohn has been a part of the Aviation Safety Program for more than 10 years. Previously he was deputy program director, providing strategic management of technical product across multiple projects within the program.

Prior to coming to Headquarters, Rohn was project manager at NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland for the Aircraft Aging and Durability project and an engineering program manager for the Aero Project Implementation Office.

He has specialized in research on traction drives and helicopter transmissions (design, performance, life and lubrication) and spacecraft mechanisms and robotics (precision, life and lubrication). In addition, Rohn has been a project manager on physics-based design and manufacturing, accident mitigation, and aviation security research projects. He has authored or coauthored 25 NASA technical papers, journal articles and conference publications on traction drives, space mechanisms, and aviation safety and security.

His awards include the NASA Medal for Exceptional Service in 2003, the Structures Division Best Paper Award in 1985, and the NASA Tech Brief Award in 1979. He has also been awarded several NASA Group Achievement Awards and NASA Special Act or Service Awards.

Rohn earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Cleveland State University and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Toledo.

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Emma Romig

Emma Romig

Principal Investigator and Project Leader,
Boeing Commercial Airplanes

Presenter

Emma Romig is Principal Investigator and Project Leader for the Fatigue Risk Management projects at Boeing Commercial Airplanes in Seattle, WA. Emma, her team, and colleagues from Jeppesen Systems AB, have developed several tools and utilities for supporting the implementation of Fatigue Risk Management in aviation, including the Boeing Alertness Model (BAM) and tools for large scale collection and storage of alertness data. Emma is also Principal Engineer supporting Flight Deck Research and Development, the Flight Deck Concept Center, and New Airplane Product Development at Boeing.

Emma has been with BCA for 6 years, working in various capacities in Flight Deck Design, Crew Operations, Product Development, and R&D. She has been involved in physical flight deck design on the 787, as well as crew operations and human factors projects on the 787 and other Boeing products – from design to flight-test.

Emma holds a B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University, and an M.S. in Medical Engineering from the University of Washington. Previously, Emma worked for Honda R&D Americas in automotive design.

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Mark R. Rosekind

Mark Rosekind, Ph.D.

Member
National Transportation Safety Board

Speaker

Mark R. Rosekind, Ph.D. was sworn in as a Member of the National Transportation Safety Board on June 30, 2010. He was nominated by President Obama and confirmed by the United States Senate for a term that expires December 31, 2014.

Prior to joining the Board, Dr. Rosekind was the President and Chief Scientist of Alertness Solutions, a scientific consulting firm that specializes in fatigue management. Before founding Alertness Solutions, Dr. Rosekind directed the Fatigue Countermeasures Program and was Chief of the Aviation Operations Branch in the Flight Management and Human Factors Division at the NASA Ames Research Center. Prior to his work at NASA, Dr. Rosekind was the Director of the Center for Human Sleep Research at the Stanford University Sleep Disorders and Research Center.

Member Rosekind is an internationally recognized fatigue expert who has conducted research and implemented programs in diverse settings, including all modes of transportation. He has published 150 scientific, technical, and industry papers and provided hundreds of presentations to operational, general, and scientific audiences. His contributions have been acknowledged through numerous honors and awards, including the NASA Exceptional Service Medal, six other NASA Group/Team Awards, two Flight Safety Foundation honors (Presidential Citation for Outstanding Safety Leadership, Business Aviation Meritorious Award), and as a Fellow of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Member Rosekind earned his B.A. with Honors at Stanford University, his M.S., M.Phil., and Ph.D. at Yale University, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Brown University Medical School.

Member Rosekind is married and has two children.

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Mitchell Serber

Mitchell Serber

Project Team Manager
MITRE

Speaker

Mitchell Serber is a Project Team Manager for the MITRE Corporation’s Center for Advanced Aviation System Development (CAASD). Mitchell has been with MITRE CAASD for the past four years and was on the initial team that helped establish the Aviation Safety Information Analysis and Sharing (ASIAS) program. Managing a group responsible for strategic planning as well as guiding the MITRE Aviation Fatigue Research Roadmap initiative, Mitchell has conducted evaluations of FOQA analysis toolsets, led the ASIAS Loss of Control Directed Study and supported research for the End-Around Taxiway (EAT) Standard for Arrival and Departure operations. He has also provided valued input to several MITRE Human In The Loop (HITL) studies involving runway safety and NEXTGEN flight deck enhancements. His current portfolio of projects includes advancement of the Aviation Fatigue initiative, ASIAS expansion and outreach, as well as directing system-engineering facets within the ASIAS program. A graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with a B.S. in Aeronautical Science and a current Masters of Aeronautical Science candidate studying Human Factors, he joined MITRE following a 23-year airline career retiring as Captain on the Canadair 700/900 series aircraft with over 17,000 hours logged. Prior to retiring, Mitchell served the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) as the Chairman of the Airport and Ground Environment Group (AGE) and served as the international representative to the IFALPA AGE Committee. Mitchell was the 2003 recipient of the ALPA Annual Air Safety Award, the Associations highest honor bestowed on a volunteer, celebrating over 20 years of volunteer aviation safety work.

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Hassan Shahidi

Hassan Shahidi, D.Sc.

Director of Aviation Safety
MITRE

Speaker

Hassan Shahidi is the Director of Aviation Safety at MITRE’s Center for Advanced Aviation System Development. He has over 20 years of experience in air traffic control modernization and development of modeling and simulations capabilities. His current areas of responsibility include aviation system safety, performance-based navigation RNAV/RNP. Dr. Shahidi also directs MITRE’s modeling, analysis and data fusion of the Aviation Safety Information Analysis and Sharing (ASIAS) initiative.

In addition, he oversees a number of other key safety analysis initiatives including Safety Management System (SMS), runway safety analysis and prevention research, and aviation human factors research. Dr. Shahidi also directs MITRE’s modeling, analysis and research on RNAV/RNP, in support of the FAA and industry initiative to implement these procedures both domestically and internationally. Prior to MITRE, Dr. Shahidi led a number of ATC modernization and aviation human factors activities at Systems Control Technology and FAL Inc. He holds a private pilot license. Dr. Shahidi is a recipient of a number of awards, including RTCA Outstanding Achievement Award. He holds a Masters in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia and a Doctorate in Systems Engineering Management from George Washington University. Dr. Shahidi also holds a Masters in Economics from George Mason University.

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Jim Starley

Captain Jim Starley

Managing Director, Flight Operations
United Airlines

Presenter

Biography

Captain Jim Starley
Managing Director, Flight Operations
United Airlines

Education:

Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy, Claremont McKenna College, 1971

Airline Background:

Managing Director Flight Operations, United Airlines, 2011-Present
Management Pilot, Continental Airlines, 1987-2011
Pilot, Flight Manager, People Express Airlines, 1982-1987
Pilot, Overseas National Airlines, 1982
Pilot, Braniff International Airways, 1973-1982

Management Pilot Positions:

Managing Director Flight Operations (United, 2011-Present)
Senior Director, Flight Operations (Continental, 2001,-2011);
Director, Advanced Technology Aircraft (Continental, 1997-2001);
Director Flight Operations (Continental, 1995-1997);
Director International Flight Operations (Continental, 1990-1995);
Fleet Manager, A300 (Continental, 1989, 1990);
Manager Regulatory Affairs (Continental, 1988-1989);
Manager, Training Programs (People Express, 1984-1987)
Check Airman—727, A-300, 757, 777,787 (Continental, 1987-Present);
APD B727; Initial Cadre Check Airman B-757, B-777, B-787

Type Rated:

DC-3, A300, B727, B737, B747, B757, B767, B777,B787

Flight Hours:

21,000 (Approx.)

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Hans P.A. Van Dongen, Ph.D.

Hans P.A. Van Dongen, Ph.D.

Assistant Director of the Sleep and Performance Research Center at Washington State University Spokane

Session Moderator

Research Professor Hans P.A. Van Dongen, Ph.D. is Assistant Director of the Sleep and Performance Research Center at Washington State University Spokane. He is internationally known for his studies of trait inter-individual differences in vulnerability to performance impairment from fatigue, cumulative adverse cognitive effects of chronic sleep restriction, mathematical modeling of cognition at the level of individuals, and fatigue risk management. With more than 100 publications on these and related topics, he is frequently cited and his work is widely utilized in laboratory and operational settings. Prof. Van Dongen’s research has been supported by the National Institutes of Health, NASA, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Transportation Research Board, Transport Canada, Regional Airline Association, and several industry partners.

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Donald J. White

Colonel Donald J. White

Assistant for Aviation, Operational Safety and Performance
Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense, Installations and Environment, Environmental Readiness and Safety

Speaker

Colonel Donald J. White currently serves as Assistant for Aviation, Operational Safety and Performance, office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense, Installations and Environment, Environmental Readiness and Safety. Colonel White entered the Air Force by Direct commission in 1984. Upon completion of the USAF School of Aerospace Medicine Aerospace Physiology officer training course in 1984, Colonel White has had an operational career that includes assignment experience in acquisition, research, development, test and evaluation; education, aircrew training, operational physiology and operational safety. He is a High Altitude Low Opening and Static Line Master Parachutist with over 4,500 parachute deployments. As the human factors and human performance consultant he has participated on 14 Class A Safety Investigation Boards, two Accident Investigation Boards and four Medical Incident Investigation Boards. Colonel White was also selected as a human factors and life science investigator for the Columbia Accident Investigation Board. Colonel White is currently appointed as Adjunct Faculty, USAF School of Aerospace Medicine, and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine and Biometrics at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences. Colonel White serves as Chairman, Board of Directors, Society of Human Performance in Extreme Environments, is the current Immediate Past Chair, Aerospace Medical Association Associate Fellows Group, Aerospace Medical Association, Chair Human Factors Committee, Aerospace Medical Association.

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>Gregory L. Whiting

Capt. Gregory L. Whiting

United Airlines
Air Line Pilots Association, International

Presenter

 

Currently Greg is a B777 Captain for United Airlines operating primarily internationally. During the 31 years he has been associated with United, he has also flown B727, DC-10, B737, B757, and B767 aircraft. From 1980 to 1985 Greg was Operations Manager and Assistant to Regional Vice President. He acted as UAL Station Manager at Edmonton and Calgary. For the past fifteen years he has been heavily involved with pilot scheduling at UAL on behalf of the Airline Pilots Association (ALPA). These efforts lead to a position on the Airline Pilots Association’s National Flight Time/Duty Time Committee in 2006. During the summer of 2009, he participated on with the Aviation Rule Change (ARC) group in Washington DC in response to pilot fatigue. This work will culminate with a proposed rule change in 2011 to the current FAR’s. He currently is the ALPA Chairman of the Fatigue Mitigation Implementation Committee. Greg also completed a career with the USAFR in 1996 with combined active and reserve activity of 23 years flying the C-141 as a flight examiner, chief of standardization and flying safety officer. Married for forty years with two grown daughters and resides in Puyallup, WA.

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Don Wykoff

Captain Don Wykoff

Delta Airlines
Air Line Pilots Association, International

Presenter

 

Captain Don Wykoff, a pilot for Delta airlines, serves his home association, the Air Line Pilots Association, International as Chairman of the Flight Time/ Duty Time and Strategic Planning Committees.

As the chairman of ALPA's Flight Time/Duty Time Committee he is responsible for the development of scheduling guidelines and best practices for the mitigation of fatigue among pilots. He recently served as co-chair of the FAA’s Aviation Rulemaking Committee charged with a complete overhaul of the FAA’s Flight and Duty regulations. Captain Wykoff has held numerous ALPA leadership positions, including Executive Administrator for ALPA, International and negotiating committee chairman for the Delta MEC.

In addition to his ALPA duties, Captain Wykoff is also the President of the International Federation of Air Line Pilots’ Associations (IFALPA). IFALPA represents over 100,000 airline pilots represented by over 100 Member Associations from around the world. The mission of IFALPA is to be the global voice of professional pilots, to promote the highest level of aviation safety worldwide and to provide representation, services and support to its Member Associations.

Hired by Delta in June 1988, Wykoff flies the B-767. He is a retired U.S. Air Force fighter pilot and graduated in 1979 from the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree majoring in finance.

Captain Wykoff resides in Cincinnati, Ohio, with his wife Susan, and their two children.

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