Leadership Team


Leadership Team



JP Moore
Deputy Director
(217) 300-3463

Aaron Darnall
Sr. Associate Director for Business and Finance
(217) 333-3426

Thomas Shubert
Associate Director for Firefighting Programs
(309) 208-9023

Jill Kraft
Associate Director for Strategic Communications and Marketing
(217) 300-6036

Farzaneh Masoud
Director of Research
(217) 300-8493

Corporate Relations



Tim Walsh
Director Corporate Relations, Development, and Community Engagement
(773) 484-7439

Programs



Firefighting Program

Thomas Scheu
On-Campus Firefighting Program Assistant
(217) 424-2811

Thomas Shubert
Fireground Company and Command
(309) 208-9023

Steven Doggett
Fire Academy Director
(217) 384-2420

Joseph Jay Ii
Industrial Program Manager
(217) 300-0517

Kit Miner
Truck Company Operations Program Manager
(630) 466-4513

Bryn O'Neil
Basic Operation Firefighters Blended Program Director
(217) 333-0497

Mark Clapp
LP/Oil/Gas Program Manager
(217) 244-7134

John High Sr
Investigation and Prevention Program Manager
(217) 300-0560

Andrew Hoff
Interim Truck Company Operations Program Manager
(773) 491-8210

Samuel Vega
Engine Company Operations Program Manager
(708) 891-8149

Reka Bodoni
Smoke Divers Program Manager
(217) 265-6273

Michael McCastland
Fire Attack and Suppression Techniques (FAST) Program Manager
(630) 546-0667

Tal Prendergast
Firefighting Program Admin Coordinator/Dept of Defense Program Director
(217) 244-0031

Jacob Hutchcraft
Apparatus Driver Program Manager
(217) 300-9599

John McMann
Apparatus Operator Program Manager
(309) 275-6402

Tal Prendergast
Driver/Operator Program Director
(217) 244-0031

Benjamin Kervin
On Campus Light and Fight
(217) 414-7644

Thomas Richter
Wildland Program Manager
(815) 562-1001

Matthew Hill
Advanced Technician Firefighter Program Manager
(815) 671-3852

Timothy Romine
Firefighter I & II Challenge Exam Program Manager
(217) 300-4069

Matt Goodner
Basic Firefighter Blended and Online Courses MOD ABC Program Manager
(217) 504-4806

Noah Buckley
Search Techniques for the Firegrounds Program Manager
(708) 652-0174

Special Operations Training Program - Ryan Reynolds

Ryan Reynolds
Director of Special Operations Training Program
(217) 300-1806

Ryan Evans
Rope Rescue Program Manager
(217) 899-0525

DeAngelo Cooke
Confined Space Program Manager
(217) 333-2086

Ralph Kuchenbrod
Wilderness Search & Rescue Program Manager
(217) 244-7199

Jon Hauge
Trench Rescue Program Manager
(217) 300-1300

Gary Coney
Responder Intervention Team (RIT) Program Manager
(217) 333-0901

Special Operations Training Program - Chris Downey

Christopher Downey
Director of Special Operations Training Program
(217) 244-4451

Nicholas Rossberg
Hazardous Materials Program Manager
(217) 300-5530

Jonathan Frye
Structural Collapse Program Manager
(630) 701-5290

Michael Forrest
Vehicle/Machinery Program Manager
(217) 300-4849

David Newcomb
Agriculture Program Manager
(217) 300-1811

Allen Cameron
UAS [Drone] Program
(217) 300-1990

Leadership Development and Command Programs

Christopher Olsen
Fire Officer Program Director / Safety Officer Program Director
(217) 332-5723

Walter Curtin
Fire Service Instructor Program Manager
(217) 300-9787

Tom Moran
Chief Fire Officer Program Manager
(630) 373-5303

David Saitta
National Incident Management System (NIMS) Program Manager
(217) 333-6952

Edward Levy
Leadership Development and Decision Making (LDDM) Program Manager
(678) 720-6510

JP Moore
First Responder Resiliency Project
(217) 300-3463

JP Moore
National Fire Academy Program
(217) 300-3463

Edward Levy
Resiliency Program Manager
(678) 720-6510

Illini Emergency Medical Services

Ryan Reynolds
EMS / IEMS Program Director
(217) 300-1806

Blake Kuhns
EMS Program Manager / IEMS Program Manager
(217) 333-6910

Regional Representatives



Library



Lian Ruan
Head Librarian and Director of IFSI International Programs
(217) 265-6107

Diane Richardson
Reference and Training
(217) 333-8925

David Ehrenhart
Assistant Director for Library Operations
(217) 244-0783

Kelda Habing
International Outreach Services Librarian
(217) 333-3800

Research



Farzaneh Masoud
Director of Research
(217) 300-8493

Jason Rennert
Research Scientist
(217) 300-7015

Dac Nguyen
Research Scientist
(217) 333-2281

Denise Smith
Research Scientist
(217) 333-3800

Terry Von Thaden
Research Scientist
(217) 244-8667

Information Technology



Tim Lash
Director of Information Technology
(217) 244-6910

John Boyd
Network Administration Specialist
(217) 333-2163

Kevin Kessler
Senior Research Programmer
(217) 265-9890

Bob Richardson
Senior Research Programmer
(217) 218-0720

Priyanka Purtiply
Web Application Developer
(217) 244-8711

Technology Based Training



Sonnie Botwinski
Interim Technology Based Training Manager (Online Learning)
(217) 300-4956

Christine Bradford
e-Learning Lead Developer
(217) 300-1248

Kailey Bowen
Technology Based Training Developer
(248) 891-9109

Marketing



Jill Kraft
Associate Director for Strategic Communications and Marketing
(217) 300-6036

Gini Bain
Graphic Design
(217) 333-3800

Laura Auteberry
Engagement Specialist
(217) 300-0578

Curriculum, Testing, and Certification



Tracey Johnson
Curriculum, Testing, and Certification Director
(217) 265-6451

Michael Manint
Curriculum, Testing, and Certification Specialist
(309) 310-5177

Josh Sherwood
Curriculum Support Specialist
(217) 244-2157

Christen Atchley
Curriculum, Testing, and Certification Specialist
(217) 265-5547

Audra Welch
Curriculum, Testing, and Certification Specialist
(217) 265-0777

Julia Barnes
Test Specialist
(217) 244-7783

International Programs



Lian Ruan
International Programs Director
(217) 265-6107

Business Operations & Class Support



Aaron Darnall
Sr. Associate Director of Business and Finance Operations
(217) 333-3426

Business Operations

Aaron Darnall
Sr. Associate Director of Business and Finance Operations
(217) 333-3426

Julie Lard
Accounting Associate
(217) 244-2363

April Edwards
Accounting Associate
(217) 333-7737

Andre Nnoung
Research Grants
(217) 300-3982

Norma Treakle
Accounting & Purchasing
(217) 244-9406

Keri Frederick
IFSI Human Resources
(217) 300-1575

Class Support

Melanie Hall
Executive Assistant/Administrative Aide
Class Support Operations
(217) 300-3641

Carol Anderson
Class Support Operations Manager
(217) 265-5518

Greg Brannan
Class Support Associate
(217) 300-3170

Katrina Mann
Class Support Operations Specialist, ADA Coordinator
(217) 333-9505

Mike Rhoton
Resources Operations
(217) 333-3363

Kathy Bott
Class Support Specialist
(217) 300-6382

Facilities



Allen Cameron
Facility Operations Coordinator
(217) 300-1990

David Bletscher
Mobile Facilities Equipment Manager
(217) 788-8433

Chris Plotner
Building Service Worker
(217) 333-3800

Wayne Meeker
Building Service Worker
(217) 333-3800

Shop



Stacy Corray
Facility Operations Specialist
(217) 333-3800

Keith Schafroth
Shop Hourly Worker
(217) 333-3800

Riley Reynolds
Shop Hourly Worker
(217) 520-1101

Nate Reinhart
Shop Hourly Worker
(217) 867-2518