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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: TBD, To Be Announced

Susan Bathalon

Marcia Kerr, 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)

Natural & Open Water

NDPA Advisory Council focused on Natural & Open Water.

Elizabeth “Tizzy” Bennett, MPH, MCHES, Seattle Children's

Pam Doty, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

Dana Gage, Connor’s Mom + Founder of The LV Project, The LV Project

John M. Johnson, CAE, MPA, National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA)

Cody Jones, Asst. Commander

Thomas J. Nuckton, MD

Peg Phillips, National Safe Boating Council

Christopher Stec, Auxiliary Programs at Fredericksburg Academy

Kelli Toth, UnderwayUSA

Water Competency & Swim Safety

NDPA Advisory Council focused on Water Competency & Swim Safety.

Chair: Melissa McGarvey, British Swim School

Connie Harvey, American Red Cross

Stacey Hoaglund, Autism Society of Florida

Liz Huber, CAST Water Safety Foundation

Jenny McCuiston, Goldfish Swim School Franchising, LLC

Melissa McGarvey, British Swim School

Trish Miller, MBA, MPH, SwemKids

Lindsay A. Mondick, YMCA of the USA

Beth Root

Andrea Taliaferro, Ph.D., CAPE, University of South Carolina

Jill White

Angela Wild

Supervision & Lifeguarding

NDPA Advisory Council focused on Supervision & Lifeguarding.

Chair: TBD, To Be Announced

David Bell, Ph. D., Boy Scouts of American

Maria Bella, AFOIT, CPOI

Ron Bregman, MBA, Marine Corps Base Hawaii (MCBH)

Dewey Case, Model Aquatic Health Code

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

Pete Dequincy, East Bay Regional Park District

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.

Chair: TBD, To Be Announced

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, Ph. D., Indiana University School of Public Health - Bloomington

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

Rohit Shenoi, Texas Children's Hospital