Safety & Employee Development Section Managing committee


OUR MISSION

A collaborative community within Safety & Employee Development

 

 

SGA thanks the Employee Health & Safety Committee for creating the annual Incident Experience Report and contributing to safer industry practices. If you would like to be contacted regarding future Incident Experience Reports, please reach out to memberservices@southerngas.org.

The mission of the Safety & Employee Development Section Managing Committee is to provide opportunities to share in experiences, lessons learned, challenges, and successes of SGA member companies. This committee focuses on safety and health issues and regulations of systems and people. The committee evaluates issues and challenges and makes recommendations to the Executive Council on SGA’s policies, plans, and tactics for addressing identified challenges and opportunities.

The committee provides educational and networking opportunities to industry peers through our roundtable at the SGA Management Conference, oversees the activities of sub committees focused on specific areas, and provides guidance to SGA staff on appropriate areas of focus for the association.

The committee meets in person at planning meetings, conferences, and periodically by conference call.

Brandy Silvio, Member

Process Safety Leader
Boardwalk Pipeline Partners

Buz Holloway, Member

Safety & Health Specialist IV
Williams Companies

Christopher Loy, Member


Mountaineer Gas Company

James Owens, Member

Mid Tex / APT Safety Manager
Atmos Energy, Mid-Texas Division

Jeff Whitaker, Member

Purchasing Manager
Frontier Natural Gas Company

Jon Nixon, Member

Lead Safety Specialist
CenterPoint Energy

Laura Comstock, Member

Manager Technical Training & OQ
Carolina Gas Transmission

Regina Davis, Member

Centralized Workload Manager
Frontier Natural Gas Company

Scott D Bush, Member

Manager of EHS
Liberty Utilities

Shantel Norman, Executive Council Liaison

VP Operations, Texas Gas Service
ONE Gas, Inc.

Tasha Cutter, Staff Liaison

Manager Committee Facilitation
Southern Gas Association

Theresa Lucado, Member

Senior Safety Specialist
Washington Gas

Trey Steiner, Member

Safety Specialist
CenterPoint Energy

Safety & Employee Development Sub-committees

Pipeline Safety Management Systems

The mission of the Pipeline Safety Management Systems Committee is to look for opportunities to share in experiences, lessons learned, challenges, and successes of SGA member companies. This committee focuses on a framework for managing pipeline safety holistically through the integration of various activities including risk and asset management, formal processes and procedures, systematic decision making, monitoring of program effectiveness, safety culture, audits, and increased communications.

Who We Are?  Natural Gas Industry who are strategic thinkers, leaders, and decision makers within member companies.

What We Do? Provide networking and educational opportunities to industry peers through awards programs, best practice sharing and educational development for SGA events.

Where We Meet? The group meets virtually through webinars, in person at planning meetings and conferences, and for monthly taskforce calls.

Andrea Martinez, Chair

Manager, Pipeline Safety Management Systems

Sandra Panos, Vice Chair

Manager, Safety Management Systems and Quality Assurance

ALfred J Giordano, Associate Committee Member

Manager, Regulatory Compliance

Amanda Smith, Associate Committee Member

Brian Battaglia, Member

Engineer

Darral Ward, Member

Manager, Pipeline Safety

Dave Durgin, Member

Director, Natural Gas Division

J. P. Greenwell, Member

Technical Training Manager

Jon S. Russell, Member

Safety & Regulatory Compliance Coordinator

Kevin Streeter, Second Vice Chair

Manager of QA and PSMS

Myron Sprinkle, Member

Locating Specialist

Steve Allen, Associate Committee Member

Executive Director, Pipeline Safety

Steve Munster, Associate Committee Member

Business Development – Utilities Southeast District

Tasha Cutter, Staff Liaison

Manager Committee Facilitation

Employee Health & Safety

Committee Leadership

  1. CHAIR: Bryan Ford, Duke Energy
  2. VICE CHAIR:  Flint Kemper, Energy Transfer

The mission of the Employee Health & Safety Committee is to provide opportunities to share in experiences, lessons learned, challenges, and successes of SGA member companies. This committee focuses on enhancing the safety and health awareness of employees.

Who We Are? Safety and Health professionals in the natural gas industry.

What We Do? The Committee is responsible to the safety and health liaison representatives of the member companies for originating and directing safety and health activities relating to the natural gas industry

Where We Meet? The committee meets on monthly conference calls, at an onsite planning meeting, and holds roundtables as part of SGA Conferences.

Committee Resources

 

Flint Kemper, Chair

Safety Manager

Adrian Barnett, Member

Sr. Safety Professional

Alexandria Terwilliger, Member

Safety Specialist

Anthony Carter, CSP, Member

Senior Safety Specialist

Brandy Silvio, Member

Process Safety Leader

Buz Holloway, Member

Safety & Health Specialist IV

Colby A. Child, Jr., M.A.A., ASP, Associate Committee Member

Corporate Health and Safety Manager

Dave Durgin, Member

Director, Natural Gas Division

James Owens, First Vice Chair

Mid Tex / APT Safety Manager

Jason E Rosier, Member

Jeff Whitaker, Member

Purchasing Manager

Jessica Caballero-Ashmeade, Member

Safety & Training Manager

Jim Ross, Member

Director, Health & Safety

Joe Brett Jackson, Member

Safety Supervisor

Jon Nixon, Member

Lead Safety Specialist

Julia Carpenter, Member

Project Manager II

Kevin Clark, Member

Director, Safety & Training

Louis Dunham III, Member

Mark Haptonstall, Member

Manager - Field Service

Michael J. Donahue, Member

Manager - Gas Safety and Training

Mishal Thadani, Member

Director of Market Development

Misty Potter, Member

Division Safety Specialist

Ryan M Wellington, Member

Samuel Holliday, Member

Safety Leader

Scott D Bush, Member

Manager of EHS

Steven C. Hall, Member

Consultant, Safety and Technical Training

Tasha Cutter, SGA Staff Liaison

Manager Committee Facilitation

Trevor Rice, COSS, CCEMTP, EMT-P, Member

Health & Safety Manager

Technical Training & Operator Qualification

The mission of the Technical Training & Operator Qualification Committee is to look for opportunities to share in experiences, lessons learned, challenges, and successes of SGA member companies. This committee focuses on evaluates new training trends, techniques and available training products and programs to deliver cost effective resources to the industry. In addition, staying up-to-date on new regulations and their potential impact on existing OQ requirements.

Who We Are?  Natural Gas Industry who are strategic thinkers, leaders, and decision makers within member companies.

What We Do? Provide networking and educational opportunities to industry peers through awards programs, best practice sharing and educational development for SGA events.

Where We Meet? The group meets virtually through webinars, in person at planning meetings and conferences, and for monthly committee calls.

 

Steven Himmelfarb, Chair

Director Technical training and Education Technology

Amy Livingston, Vice Chair

Training Manager

Andrea Chamblin, Member

Mgr. Training

Brian Lopez, Member

Operations Senior Manager

Dave Durgin, Member

Director, Natural Gas Division

Dennis R. Machacek, Member

Technical Training Specialist II

Edgar Rodriguez, Member

Pipeline Safety Specialist

Eugene Oktyabrskiy, Associate Committee Member

Account Executive

Jason S. Quackenbush, Member

Supervisor, Technical Training

Jeff Gorman, Member

Supervisor of Gas Management

Jeff Simms, Member

Technical Training Manager

Jeffrey Wayne Buttram, Member

Program Manager Contractor OQ Compliance

Jessica Caballero-Ashmeade, Member

Safety & Training Manager

Joshua Alvey, Member

Safety and Tech Train Consultant

Joyce Gorgan, Associate Committee Member

Managing Director, Houston

Kevin Dunn, Member

Manager, Operator Qualification & Education Technology

Melanie Miller, Member

Mgr. Regulatory Engineering

Peter V. Lopez, Second Vice Chair

Supervisor, Technical Training

Scott Crider, Member

Manager, Operator Qualification Standards

Shasta Foy, CAE, SGA Staff Liaison

Senior Manager, Education and Credentialing

Shawn Frederick, Member

Technical Training Leader

Todd Cash, Member

TEMP

Tony Counts, Member

Manager - Technical Training

Troy Hart, Member

Project Manager Compliance / OQ Administrator

Wallace B McGaughey, Jr., Associate Committee Member

Director of Regulatory Compliance

Learning & Development

Committee Leadership

  1. CHAIR: Gaye Lynn Shaffart, Tenaska Marketing Ventures
  2. VICE CHAIR:  Pheona Kelly, SCANA Corporation

The mission of the Learning & Development Committee is to provide opportunities to share in experiences, lessons learned, challenges, and successes of SGA member companies. This committee focuses on developing, monitoring, and promoting excellence in lifelong learning processes and strategies for natural gas industry professionals.

Who We Are? Learning and Development and Organizational Development departments from across the industry.

What We Do? We focus on and anticipate the needs of member companies (and the natural gas industry as a whole), investigate possible training or training-related functions to meet those needs, and provide guidance to SGA staff, member companies, and vendors serving the natural gas industry.

Where We Meet? The Learning & Development Committee meets virtually through webinars, in person at planning meetings and conferences, and for monthly committee calls.

Gaye Lynn Schaffart, Chair

Vice President, Strategic Initiatives

Pheona Kelly, Vice Chair

Technical Talent Development

Adam Compton, Member

Account Executive

Andrea Whalen Stone, Member

Senior Instructional Designer

Bob Price, Second Vice Chair

Organizational Development Manager

Candace Byington, Member

Managing Consultant, Organizational Development

Charlene Kaufman, Member

Technical Training Data Coordinator

Cheryl Ann Ladouceur, Associate Committee Member

Supervisor

Chloe Mackay, Associate Committee Member

Manager

Chris Holden, Member

Supervisor, Technical Training

Crystal Stromberg, Associate Committee Member

Director, Education

Don Wolfe, Associate Committee Member

Director Business Development

Jeff Gorman, Member

Supervisor of Gas Management

Jessica Caballero-Ashmeade, Member

Safety & Training Manager

Lauren Maas, Associate Committee Member

Project Manager | Environmental Energy Group

Nick Pantazes, Member

Forecasting Manager

Rhonda Smith, Member

Director of Technical Training

Seth Sneller, Member

Sr. Operations Manager

Shasta Foy, CAE, SGA Staff Liaison

Senior Manager, Education and Credentialing

Yolanda Santiago White, Member

Asst Mngr, Comm & Market