APPENDIX A Biographical Sketches of Committee Members
M.Elisabeth Paté-Cornell, NAE, chair, is a professor of industrial engineering and engineering management at Stanford University. She is currently a member of the National Research Council (NRC) Marine Board. Her areas of expertise include risk analysis, engineering reliability, and engineering and environmental risk management. She served on the NRC Committee on Pipeline Safety and currently serves on the NRC Committee on Decontamination and Decommissioning of Uranium Enrichment Facilities. She recently served as president of the Society for Risk Analysis. Dr. Paté-Cornell received her Ph.D. in engineering-economic systems from Stanford University.
John F.Ahearne, NAE, vice chair, is a lecturer in public policy at Duke University. He is also the executive director of the Sigma Xi Research Society. He was formerly vice president of resources for the future, chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, deputy assistant secretary of energy for resource applications, and systems analyst at the White House Energy Office. He received the degrees of M.A. and Ph.D. in plasma physics from Princeton University and B.E.S. and M.S. from Cornell University.
Cyril E.Arney is an engineer with the Engineering and Technology Group of Marathon Oil Company. Previous positions with Marathon include engineering design manager for Marathon’s Worldwide Production Operations and Construction Services Group and engineering manager for the North Sea platforms, Brae A and Brae B. He is chairman of the International Standards Organization Technical Committee 67 (material, equipment, and offshore structures for the petroleum and natural gas industries.) Mr. Arney received a B.S. in engineering from Imperial College, University of London. He was nominated to this committee for his expertise in directing risk assessment studies of offshore oil platforms.
Kenneth E.Arnold is president of Paragon Engineering Services. He was previously an engineering manager for Shell Oil Company. He is a member of the American Society of
Civil Engineers, the American Society of Safety Engineers, and the Society of Petroleum Engineers, from which he received the honorary title of distinguished lecturer. He has served on several committees of the American Petroleum Institute, including RP 75 (safety and environmental management programs), and has chaired committees RP 14J (design and hazards analysis for offshore production platforms) and RP 14C (surface safety systems on oil platforms). Mr. Arnold received a B.S. in civil engineering from Cornell University and an M.S. from Tulane University.
Elizabeth S.Bouchard is the founder and principal manager of the SEALAW Group, a company that specializes in marine transportation regulations. She provided the committee with expertise in marine safety and the effects of international regulations on marine transportation and safety. Her previous experience includes director of vessel operations and maritime initiatives at the Transportation Institute and a member of the U.S. Coast Guard’s Oil Spill Response Plan Negotiating Rulemaking Committee. Ms. Bouchard holds an M.A. degree in marine affairs from the University of Virginia.
Philip M.Diamond is an aerospace and defense consultant. He was previously principal director of The Aerospace Corporation. He has experience in systems engineering, analysis, and architecture. He has served on more than 20 National Research Council committees and boards. Dr. Diamond has a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Purdue University.
Michael J.Donohoe is a consultant in marine safety and a retired captain in the U.S. Coast Guard, for which he was involved in marine environmental protection and safety. He has extensive experience in marine safety, U.S. Coast Guard and International Maritime Organization regulations, and marine safety databases. Mr. Donohoe received a B.A. in political science from Wheeling Jesuit College and an M.P.A. from Harvard University.
Paul S.Fischbeck is an assistant professor in the Department of Engineering and Public Policy and the Department of Social and Decision Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University, where he teaches database management. He was formerly a research assistant at Stanford University, an assistant professor at the Naval Postgraduate School, and a commissioned officer in the U.S. Navy. Dr. Fischbeck received a B.S. in architecture from the University of Virginia, an M.S. in operation research from the Naval Postgraduate School, and a Ph.D. in industrial engineering/engineering management from Stanford University.
B.John Garrick, NAE, is the chairman and founder of PLG, Inc., an international engineering, applied science, and management consulting firm in Newport Beach, California. He received his B.S. degree in physics from Brigham Young University and his M.S. and Ph.D. in engineering and applied science from the University of California at Los Angeles. His professional interests include risk assessment in nuclear energy, space and defense, chemical and petroleum, and transportation. He received the Society for Risk Analysis’ Distinguished Achievement Award and was appointed to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Advisory Committee on Nuclear Waste in 1994; he is now chairman. Dr.
Garrick is vice chair of the National Research Council’s Board on Radioactive Waste Management and chair of two committees of the board.
Michael J.Herz is a marine environmental scientist. He was formerly the executive director and baykeeper of the San Francisco Bay-Delta Preservation Association. Previous positions include senior research scientist at San Francisco State University, national executive vice president and national coordinator for research and policy of the Oceanic Society. He is a member of the California Academy of Sciences, the San Francisco Bay Estuarine Association, the San Francisco Oceanic Society, and Sigma Xi He has served on the National Research Council Committee on the Effectiveness of Oil Spill Dispersants, the board of directors of Friends of the Earth, and was a member of the Alaska Oil Spill Commission. Dr. Herz received a B.A. from Reed College, an M.A. from San Francisco State University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Southern California.
Phyllis J.Kayten is scientific and technical advisor for human factors at the Federal Aviation Administration. Her previous positions include staff member of the National Transportation Safety Board and research analyst for human-computer interface and simulator training validation with Ship Analytics. She is a member of the National Research Council Committee for the Workshop Series on Human Performance, Organizational Systems, and Maritime Safety. Dr. Kayten has a B.A. in psychology from Brandeis University and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in developmental psychology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook
Eugene M.Kelly is manager of marine transportation of Amoco Marine Products. He has held senior management positions with several firms in the marine transportation field, including Central Gulf Lines Transport, Sea-Land Service, Sea Readiness, Exxon, and Continental Oil. He has extensive expertise in marine transportation, especially the operations of large ships. Mr. Kelly received a B.S. in engineering from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and an M.S. in naval architecture from the University of Michigan.
Thomas M.Leschine is an associate professor with the School of Marine Affairs of the University of Washington. His former positions include scientific visitor at the National Center for Atmospheric Research and policy associate at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. He has previously served on three different National Research Council committees and is a commissioner on the Washington State Board of Pilotage Commissioners. Dr. Leschine received a B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Pittsburgh.
Charles D.Massey is the manager of the Environmental Risk Assessment and Regulatory Analysis Department of Sandia National Laboratories. His previous positions include deck officers on several different types of commercial and naval ships. Dr. Massey received a B.S. from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, an M.S. in energy resources and in health physics from the University of Pittsburgh, and a Ph.D. in radiation health from the University of Pittsburgh.
Robert A.Santos is vice president for harbor and coastal towing of Hvide Marine, Inc., where he has served in progressively responsible positions since 1962. He has served on various marine related trade associations, as well as the Florida Board of Pilot Commissioners. Mr. Santos received a B.S. in business administration from the University of South Carolina.
Bernhard Stahl is a senior consultant in offshore and civil engineering with Amoco’s Worldwide Engineering and Construction Department. He has had technical and supervisory responsibilities involving the analysis, design, reliability, and risk assessment of offshore platforms. He received a B.S. and M.S. in civil engineering from the University of Wisconsin and a Ph.D. in theoretical and applied mechanics from Northwestern University.