Leadership Team


Leadership Team



Brian Brauer
Associate Director
(217) 333-9027

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

JP Moore
Assistant Director
(217) 300-3463

Jill Sauer
Director of Marketing and Public Relations
(217) 300-6036

Farzaneh Masoud
Director of Research
(217) 333-3800

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

Lewis Lake
Fire Ground Program Director
(217) 300-1808

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

Thomas Shubert
Truck Company Operations Program Manager
(309) 208-9023

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
Driver/Operator Program Director
(217) 244-0031

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

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

Thomas Richter
Wildland Program Manager
(815) 562-1001

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

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

David Savone
Online Modules A, B, C (Basic Firefighter) Program Manager
(217) 333-3800

Timothy Romine
Firefighter I & II Challenge Exam Program Manager
(217) 333-3800

Jeffrey Johnson
Search Techniques for the Firegrounds Program Manager
(217) 333-3800

Special Operations Training Program

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

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

Michael Woodard
Rope Rescue Program Manager
(217) 333-3800

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

Glenn Kosieniak
Hazardous Materials Program Manager
(217) 333-2259

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

Gary Coney
Responder Intervention Team (RIT) Program Manager
(217) 333-3800

David Newcomb
Agriculture Program Manager
(217) 300-1811

Michael Forrest
Vehicle/Machinery Program Manager
(217) 333-3800

Jon Hauge
Trench Program Manager
(217) 333-3800

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
(815) 469-1700

Matthew Bryan
National Incident Management System (NIMS) Program Manager
(217) 333-3800

Paul Gardner Jr
Leadership Development and Decision Making (LDDM) Program Manager
(708) 935-7954

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

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

Illini Emergency Medical Servics

Ralph Kuchenbrod
IEMS Program Manager
(217) 778-1059

EMS Program

Michael Parkhurst
EMS Program Director
(815) 463-4500

Laurie Brauer
EMS Program Manager
(217) 333-3800

Regional Representatives



Tim Meister
East Central Illinois
(217) 300-7344

James Vaughn
Central Illinois
(309) 275-2499

Richard Stack
North Central Illinois
(773) 988-0259

Jim Conn
Northeast Illinois
(217) 333-0281

Ronnie Rains Jr
Southern Illinois
(217) 300-4567

Library



Lian Ruan
Head Librarian
(217) 265-6107

Diane Richardson
Reference and Training
(217) 333-8925

David Ehrenhart
Assistant Director for Library Operations
(217) 333-3800

Research



Farzaneh Masoud
Director of Research
(217) 333-3800

Terry Von Thaden
Research Scientist
(217) 244-8667

Gavin Horn
Research Scientist
(217) 333-3800

Denise Smith
Research Scientist
(217) 333-3800

Richard Kesler
Research Scientist
(217) 300-6141

Information Technology



Tim Lash
Manager of System Services
(217) 244-6910

John Boyd
Network Administration Specialist
(217) 333-2163

Kevin Kessler
Research Programmer
(217) 265-9890

Bob Richardson
Research Programmer
(217) 218-0720

Technology Based Training



Tommy Cottrell
Technology Based Training (Online Learning)
(217) 419-1629

Curriculum and Testing



Chris Venezia
Curriculum Support Specialist
(217) 244-7497

Michael Manint
Curriculum Support Specialist
(309) 310-5177

Katrina Mann
Test Support Specialist
(217) 333-9505

Tracey Johnson
Certification and Accreditation Assistant Manager
(217) 265-6451

Brian Burgess
Curriculum Support Secialist
(217) 244-8878

International Programs



Lian Ruan
International Programs Director
(217) 265-6107

Business Operations & Class Support



Business Operations

Sheri Ellenberger
Business and Finance Operations
(217) 300-5831

Andre Nnoung
Research Grants
(217) 300-3982

Beth Niswonger
Accounting & Purchasing
(217) 244-6004

Kathy McBride
Travel and Office Supplies
(217) 333-9764

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

Lynette Gilles
Class Support Specialist
(217) 300-8486

Kathy Bott
Class Support Specialist
(217) 300-6382