Aquatic & Pool Professional Toolkit

Advisory Council

Advisory Council

Bringing Together The Top Experts In Water Safety & Drowning Prevention

The Advisory Council for the National Drowning Prevention Alliance is comprised of a distinguished panel of experts committed to advancing water safety and preventing drowning incidents through their collective knowledge and experience. Learn more about our councils and how they support our cause below.

Pool & Spa Safety

NDPA Advisory Council focused on Pool & Spa Safety.

Chair: Arnold Nophoto, McDonalds

Susan Bathalon

Marcia Kerr, BA Biology, CA-based Drowning Prevention Foundation

Scott Kinney, D&D Technologies

Eric Lupton, Life Saver Pool Fence Systems

Kevin Post, Counsilman-Hunsaker

Sai Reddy, PhD, CamerEye

Matthew “Chip” Whalen, Intex Recreation Corp

Justin Wiley, Pool and Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA)

Water Competency & Swim Safety

NDPA Advisory Council focused on Water Competency & Swim Safety.

Supervision & Lifeguarding

NDPA Advisory Council focused on Supervision & Lifeguarding.

Chair: Regina Test, California Closets

David Bell, PhD

Maria Bella, AFOIT, CPOI

Ron Bregman, Aquatics Director, Chief Lifeguard, NREMT, ARCLGI, ARCWSI, MBA, Marine Corps Base Hawaii (MCBH)

Dewey Case, American Red Cross Lifeguarding Instructor Trainer & Water Safety Instructor Trainer, PHTA Certified Pool Operator Instructor, Model Aquatic Health Code

Peter Davis, Galveston Island Beach Patrol and Park Board Police Department

Pete Dequincy

Wess Long, StarGuard ELITE (SGE)

Bill O’Melia, Drennen's Dreams Foundation

Stephanie Shook, CPRP, American National Red Cross

Joe Stefanyak, Ellis & Associates

Drowning Data & Public Health

NDPA Advisory Council focused on Drowning Data & Public Health.

Jesus Alderete, CPSTI, BSN, Children's Medical Center

Tony Gomez, R.S., Public Health-Seattle

Amy Hill, MS, MPH, Unintentional Injury Prevention Programs

Morag MacKay, MSc, Safe Kids Worldwide

Jonathan Midgett, PhD, U.S. CPSC

Kirby Morgan, Florida Department of Children and Families

William Ramos, Doctorate of Philosophy in Leisure Behavior, Indiana University School of Public Health - Bloomington

David C. Schwebel, Ph.D., UAB Youth Safety Lab

Rohit Shenoi