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Professional Qualifications Committee

Scope of Work

The Standing Committee on Professional Qualifications is charged with developing, disseminating and maintaining an occupational competency standard for the fire protection engineering profession, to include minimum criteria for professional licensing and credentialing; sustaining an engineering licensure examination within the standards (e.g. item quality and quantity, testing format, test specification refresh frequency, clean audit statement, etc.) established by the United States (U.S.) National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES); establishing and promoting the profession’s Canons of Ethics and providing impartial evaluations on questions of ethics within the professional; facilitating the development of new fire protection engineering programs and courses; promoting new and existing courses in fire protection engineering; and assisting in new and continuing accreditation of fire protection engineering and technology programs.

Committee Members

Committee members are appointed by the SFPE Board of Directors for a three-year term. Members can request to be appointed to a second three-year term. Requests are reviewed by the Chair and the staff liaison and decisions are made by the Board of Directors. End of term is denoted in parentheses below.

Committee Chair: Doug Fisher
Staff Liaison: Victoria B. Valentine

Kieran Ager (2022)
Anthony Apfelbeck (2020)
Brian Ashe (2020)
Russell Bainbridge (2021)
Traci Bangor (2021)
James Bassett (2021)
Himanshu Bhartiya (2022)
David Bhuta (2021)
Justin Biller (2021)
Babanna Biradar (2021)
David Branson (2021)
Ben Brooks (2021)
Jason Butler (2020)
Christopher Campbell (2020) 
Joseph Cappuccio (2021) 
Virginia Charter (2021)
Flora Chen (2021)
Andrew Coles (2022)
William Cosey (2021)
Christopher Culp (2022) 
Daniel Dahl (2021)
Todd Daily (2021)
Richard Davis (2021)
Julie Dicus (2022)
Lori Dinney (2021)
Kenneth Dungan (2022)
Martin Feeney (2021)
Ralph Foster (2021)
Kiyioshi Fukui (2021)
Thomas Gardner (2020)
Krystyna Gavin (2022)
Kevin Geidel (2022)
Konstantinos Georgiadis-Filikas (2021)
Donald Goosman (2021)
Andrew Greig (2022)
Andrew Grenier (2021)
Dana Haagensen (2021)
Laura Hasburgh (2021)
Kareem Ibrahim (2022)
Kenneth Isman (2021)
Shiv Jadega (2022)
Robert Jönsson (2021)
Sandip Khairnar (2021)
Kelly Kidwell (2021)
William Koffel (2021)
Jaewook Kwon (2020)
Kevin LaMalva (2022)
Jeff LaSalle (2022)
Ben Laxton (2021)
John LeBlanc (2022)
Daniel Lemieux (2021)
Jing Li (2021)
Gerardo A Lopez Gorbea (2022)
Chester (Stan) Maciaszek (2021)
George McCall (2021)
Michael McDaniel (2021)
Kevin Mueller (2022)
Joseph Navarra (2021)
Robert O'Neill (2020)
Christopher Pascual (2021)
Joseph Plati (2021)
Robert Plonski (2022)
Duhan Portakal (2020)
Katherine Pothier (2020)
Leonard Ramo (2021)
Paulo Ramos (2021)
Nikolin Risilia (2022)
Scott Rockwell (2021)
Jeffrey Rosen (2020)
A. Kirk Rosenhan (2021)
Michael Rzeznik (2021)
Justin Schmeer (2021)
Muhammad Siddiq (2022)
Victoria Smith (2021)
John Stauder (2021)
Darrell Stein (2021)
Geza Szakats (2021)
Brian Thompson (2020)
Eric Tonicello (2021)
James Urban (2021)
Allyn Vaughn (2021)
Steven Vendetti (2021)
Gennaro Vuoso (2021)
Richard Walls (2021)
Elizabeth Weckman (2021)
Zachary White (2022)
Brandon Wilkerson (2021)
John Wilkus (2021)
Deidre Willard (2021)
Michael Wojcik (2021)
Armin Wolski (2022)
John Younghusband (2021)
Aixi Zhou (2020)


Subcommittees

Higher Education

Subcommittee Chair: Virginia Charter
Staff Liaison: Victoria B. Valentine

Scope of Work

The Subcommittee on Higher Education is comprised of members with an interest, experience or expertise in the development and promotion of new and existing programs and courses at the university level in fire protection engineering. The Subcommittee is responsible for supporting the accreditation (e.g. ABET) of degree programs at the university level in fire protection engineering and allied professions (e.g. Fire Protection and Safety Engineering Technology, Fire Protection Engineering Technology, Fire Protection and Safety Technology).

Committee Members

  • Justin Biller
  • Ben Brooks
  • Virginia Charter
  • Julie Dicus
  • Kevin Geidel
  • Donald Goosman
  • Robert Jönsson
  • Jing Li
  • Robert O'Neill
  • Christopher Pascual
  • Duhan Portakal
  • Scott Rockwell
  • James Urban
  • Richard Walls
  • Elizabeth Weckman
  • Zachary White
  • Michael Wojcik

PE Exam Development

Subcommittee Chair: Traci Bangor
Subcommittee Vice-Chair: Katie Pathier
Staff Liaison: Victoria B. Valentine

Scope of Work

The Subcommittee for PE Exam Development is comprised of members who are licensed Professional Engineers with technical subject matter expertise in fire protection engineering and have competency in developing and determining the standard of minimum competence for licensing fire protection engineers. The Subcommittee is responsible for sustaining an engineering licensure examination within the standards (e.g. item quality and quantity, testing format, test specification refresh frequency, clean audit statement, etc.) established by the United States (U.S.) National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES).

Committee Members

  • Russell Bainbridge
  • Traci Bangor
  • Himanshu Bhartiya
  • Babanna Biradar
  • Jason Butler
  • Flora Chen
  • Christopher Culp
  • Todd Daily
  • Richard Davis
  • Lori Dinney
  • Douglas Fisher
  • Thomas Gardner
  • Krystyna Gavin
  • Andrew Grenier
  • Laura Hasburgh
  • Kenneth Isman
  • Kelly Kidwell
  • William Koffel
  • Jaewook Kwon
  • Ben Laxton
  • Chester (Stan) Maciaszek
  • George McCall
  • Joseph Navarra
  • Joseph Plati
  • Katherine Pothier
  • A. Kirk Rosenhan
  • John Stauder
  • Darrell Stein
  • Geza Szakats
  • Allyn Vaughn
  • John Wilkus
  • John Younghusband
  • Aixi Zhou

Professional Ethics and Standard of Conduct

Subcommittee Chair: Ken Dungan
Staff Liaison: Victoria B. Valentine

Scope of Work

The Subcommittee for Professional Ethics and Standards of Conduct is comprised of members with an interest, experience, or expertise in developing or administering professional ethics and standards of conduct for the practice of fire protection engineering. The Subcommittee is responsible for establishing and promoting the profession’s Canons of Ethics and Standards of Conduct. The Subcommittee is also be charged with providing the Board of Directors confidential and impartial evaluations on questions of ethics as they may pertain to the Society, its members, or the practice of fire protection engineering.

Committee Members

  • Christopher Campbell
  • Joseph Cappuccio
  • Kenneth Dungan
  • Dana Haagensen
  • William Koffel
  • John LeBlanc
  • Gerardo A Lopez Gorbea
  • Robert Plonski
  • Victoria Smith
  • Deidre Willard

Professional Competency & Credentialing

Subcommittee Chair: James Bassett
Subcommittee Vice-Chair: Joseph Cappuccio
Staff Liaison: Victoria B. Valentine

Scope of Work

The Subcommittee for Professional Competency and Credentialing is comprised of members who have knowledge, experience and expertise in evaluating and determining the attributes of minimal competence for fire protection engineers. The Subcommittee will be responsible for evaluating minimum occupational competency standards and licensing and credentialing criteria for fire protection engineers in parts of the world that do not presently recognize and/or use the U.S. engineering licensure examination.

Committee Members

  • Kieran Ager
  • Russell B. Bainbridge
  • Himanshu Bhartiya
  • David S. Bhuta
  • Justin B. Biller
  • David Branson
  • Ben Brooks
  • Joseph Cappuccio
  • William Cosey
  • Daniel A. Dahl
  • Martin J. Feeney
  • Doug Fisher
  • Kiyioshi Fukui
  • Konstantinos Georgiadis-Filikas
  • Andrew Greig
  • Kareem Ibrahim
  • Shiv Jadeja
  • Sandip Khairnar
  • Kevin LaMalva
  • Gerardo A Lopez Gorbea
  • Michael McDaniel
  • Kevin Mueller
  • Paulo Ramos
  • Nikolin Risilia
  • Justin Schmeer
  • Muhammad Siddiq
  • Victoria Smith
  • Eric Tonicello

Public Policy

This subcommittee helps developing efforts to improve relationships and policies impacting fire protection. Member volunteers collaborate with other organizations to improve public policies, such as with ICC and NFPA.

Chair: Brandon Wilkerson
Staff Liaison: Victoria Valentine

  • Anthony Apfelbeck
  • Brian Ashe
  • Daniel Colombini
  • Derek Duval
  • Ralph Foster
  • Mark Hopkins
  • Jeff LaSalle
  • Daniel Lemieux
  • Leonard Ramo
  • Jeffrey Rosen
  • Brian Thompson
  • Steven Venditti
  • Gennaro Vuoso
  • Armin Wolski

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