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Steering Committee | Executive Committee

Steering Committee

The Vision 20/20 Steering Committee provides guidance to the operations of the project through a diversity of backgrounds, interests and views. The daily operations of Vision 20/20 are guided by members of the Executive Committee, and you can learn more about them by clicking here.


American Red Cross
Kevin Kelley
Senior Director, Community Preparedness Programs

Center for Public Safety Excellence
Karl Ristow
CFAI Program Director

Congressional Fire Service Institute
William Webb
Executive Director

Institute of Fire Engineers – US Branch
John Rukavina

Insurance Service Office
Kevin Kuntz
Vice President, Chief Engineer

International Association of Black Professional Fire Fighters
Carrie Edwards-Clemons

International Association of Fire Chiefs
Joe Powers

International Association of Fire Fighters
Jim Brinkley
Assistant to the General President

International Association of Wildland Fire
Kathy Clay

International Association of Women in Fire and Emergency Services
Laura Baker
Past President

International Code Council
Karl Fippinger
Vice President, Fire and Disaster Mitigation


International Fire Marshals Association
Kevin Sehlmeyer
State of Michigan Fire Marshal

International Fire Service Training Association (IFSTA)
Nancy Trench
Assistant Director

International Public Safety Data Institute
Lori Moore-Merrell
President and CEO

Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy
Shannon Frattaroli

National Association of Hispanic Firefighters
Paul Maldonado

National Association of State Fire Marshals
Gary Farley

National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
Keith Brower

National Fire Protection Association
Lorraine Carli
Vice President, Outreach and Advocacy

National Fire Protection Association, Education Section
Tammy Peavy

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National Institute of Standards and Technology
Anthony Hamins

National Volunteer Fire Council
Sarah Lee
Deputy Chief Executive

Society of Fire Protection Engineers
Victoria Valentine
Director of Professional Qualifications and Industry Alliances

Underwriters Laboratories
Bruce Johnson
Regulatory Services Regional Manager



Azarang (Ozzie) Mirkhah
Fire Protection Engineer
Altria Client Services

Wayne Powell
Executive Director
National Fire Heritage Center

Phil Schaenman
Tri-Data Division


Technical Advisors

Johnny Brewington
International Association of Black Professional Firefighters

Monica Colby

Bill Kehoe
Institution of Fire Engineers USA Branch

Pat Mieszala
National Consultant & Educational Services

Don Porth
PreventThink Life Safety Education and Consulting



Executive Committee

The daily operations of the Vision 20/20 project under the Institution of Fire Engineers, is overseen by the members of the Executive Committee, below. We are guided by a Steering Committee made of representatives from national organizations dedicated to fire safety, and you can learn more about them by clicking here.

Stephen Hrustich
Project Manager

Jim Broman
IFE Liaison


Ed Comeau
Communications and Digital Media Manager

Meri-K Appy
Strategic Partnership Manager



Rick Patrick
USFA Liaison


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