Illinois Fire Service Institute

 

Leadership Staff

Executive Team

Royal P Mortenson
Director
(217) 333-3800

James D Keiken
Deputy Director
(217) 300-4275

John P Mccastland
Associate Director
(217) 333-3800

Brian Brauer
Associate Director
(217) 333-9027

Terri L Hopper
Class Support Director
(217) 244-7131

Sheryl B Ellenberger
Finance and Business Operations Director
(217) 300-5831

Sean W Burke
Assistant Director for Fire Fighting Programs
(773) 737-0766

Gavin P Horn
Director of Research
(217) 265-6563

Program Directors

Tad J Schroeder
On-Site Fire Fighting Program Director/Operations Officer
(217) 841-4540

Joseph V Gasparich
National Incident Management System
(217) 244-4487

John A High Sr
Investigation & Prevention
(217) 333-3800

John P Mccastland
Special Operations Training Program
(217) 333-3800

Lew L Lake
Officer Programs
(708) 598-8510

Richard Valenta
Online
(847) 226-6106

Program Managers

Walter Tim Bragg
Down State Officer
(217) 333-3800

James R Vaughn
Down State Officer
(309) 454-9689

Brian Brauer
Downstate Industrial and Special Projects
(217) 333-9027

Mark A Clapp
Liquefied Petroleum (LP)
(217) 384-2412

Gary Coney
Rapid Intervention
(217) 333-3800

Tom E Shubert
Engine Operations
(309) 647-0040

Jeffrey A Lattz
Smoke Divers
(217) 403-8901

Phil J Demik
Truck Operations
(630) 305-7092

Michael D Mccastland
FAST
(630) 546-0667

John P Mccastland
Chicago Metro Industrial and Special Projects
(217) 333-3800

David D Newcomb
Agricultural Programs
(217) 333-3800

Anthony Vespa
Vehicle / Machinery Rescue
(217) 424-2811

Tal D Prendergast
FAE/FSVO
(217) 202-1906

Thomas E Richter
Wildland Fire Fighting
(217) 333-3800

Thomas A Rushing
Light and Fight (on campus)
(217) 384-2422

Jason P Sartin
Federal Equipment Surplus Program
(815) 200-5064

Ralph A Webster
National Fallen Firefighter Foundation
(815) 338-2621

Special Operations Training Program Managers

Christopher J Downey
Hazardous Materials
(217) 244-4451

Ryan A Reynolds
Confined Space Rescue
(217) 300-1806

Michael D Woodard
Rope Rescue
(217) 333-3800

Michael D Mccastland
Structural Collapse Rescue
(630) 546-0667

Brock T Herion
Trench Rescue
(630) 628-3100

Regional Cornerstone Representatives

Timothy A Meister
East Central
(217) 202-4760

James R Vaughn
Central
(309) 454-9689

John H Nichols
Southwest
(618) 973-2059

Raymond M Palczynski Jr
Northwest and West
(217) 300-1805

Richard A Stack
Chicago Metro
(773) 988-0259

Randall Schlichter
North Central
(217) 333-3800

Walter Tim Bragg
South
(217) 333-3800

Departments

Dennis D Spice
Senior Advisor for Corporate Relations and Development
(217) 898-6507

Mary Auth
Senior Advisor for Marketing and Public Relations
(217) 351-6373

Library

Lian J Ruan
Head Librarian
(217) 265-6107

Diane Richardson
Reference and Training
(217) 333-8925

David S Ehrenhart
Archivist & Metadata Librarian
(217) 333-3800

Research

Gavin P Horn
Director
(217) 265-6563

Terry L Von Thaden
Research Scientist
(217) 244-8667

Denise L Smith
Research Scientist
(217) 333-3800

Richard M Kesler
Research Assistant
(217) 359-5814

Information Technology

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

John G Boyd
Network Administration Specialist
(217) 333-2163

Roger Eveland
Webmaster
(217) 265-0547

Kevin Kessler
Research Programmer
(217) 265-9890

Curriculum and Testing

Kurtis W Glosser
Director
(217) 265-0582

Ralph R Simmons Jr
Curriculum Support Specialist
(217) 300-5795

Katrina Mann
Test Support Specialist
(217) 333-3800

Janis R Hooper
Test Support Specialist
(217) 300-1297

International Programs

Lian J Ruan
International Programs Director
(217) 265-6107

Business Operations

Sheryl B Ellenberger
Finance and Business Operations Director
(217) 300-5831

Kimberly White
Grants/Foundation
(217) 300-8240

Lori A Kelso
Human Resources
(217) 244-0418

Beth A Niswonger
Business Operations
(217) 244-6004

Laura A Brunkow
Travel/Payroll
(217) 300-4577

 
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