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Our Environmental and Occupational Group includes trained and experienced professionals supported by our Fire and Explosion Investigators, Architects, and Mechanical, Civil, Chemical, Mining, and Material Engineers. Our experts are experienced in investigating leaking underground storage tanks, petroleum or chemical spills, airborne releases, sick building syndrome (SBS), lead, mold assessment, toxicology, asbestos abatement, products of combustion exposure, workplace ergonomics, waste material handling and disposal, improper labeling (MSDS’s), HVAC contamination, noise, personal protection equipment (PPE), mining incidents, and indoor environmental quality (IEQ).
Environmental and Occupational Experts
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Dr. Theron Blickenstaff, MD, MPH, FACOEM
Medical, Occupational, and Environmental Expert
Dr. Blickenstaff has almost 20 years experience related to environmental, occupational, and industrial health and safety, including chemical exposure; premature mortality assessments; indoor air quality (Sick Building Syndrome); mold; disability and worker fitness-for-duty assessments; worker sensitivities; epidemiology; cancer causation; risk assessments; and MSDS’s.

Theron is a Fellow of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (FACOEM), a member of the Tennessee College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, and is Board Certified in General Preventive Medicine and Occupational Medicine.
He has provided support for Workers' Compensation, Social Security Disability, toxic tort, and product and premises liability cases.  His involvement has included review of records, verbal and written reports, affidavits, depositions, and expert testimony.
Marianne H. Boeing, RN, MSN, CLCP
Nursing Expert

Ms. Boeing has nearly 30 years experience involving nursing and 10 years of life care planning experience.  Her experience includes patient care and nursing practices, including medical facility "standard-of-care" procedures; assess individuals with severe, catastrophic disabilities determining needs for care, equipment and services; conduct research trans-disciplinary consultation; produce Life Care Plans: expertise includes spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, birth injuries; chronic diseases; dysrhythmia monitoring; organ transplantation needs, amputation/prosthetic needs, and high-tech home and facility care issues; case management services to implement Life Care Plans; total patient care in critical care units, including medical, surgical, cardiac and telemetry.

Marianne is a Certified Life Care Planner and is an Advanced Cardiac Life Support.  She is a member of the International Academy of Life Care Planners; the American Association of Critical Care Nurses; and the Northeast Ohio Case Management Network.

Christopher R. Bommarito, IAI;
Mr. Bommarito has over 20 years experience as a forensic scientist and chemist. His expertise includes trace evidence analysis; analytical methods including GC-MS, SEM-EDS, FTIR, HPLC, IC, and GC; wet chemistry; crime scene reconstruction; clandestine drug laboratory investigations; drug analysis; paint analysis; fiber and wood analysis; glass analysis; soil analysis; bloodstain pattern analysis; scanning electron microscopy; crime scene search; stereochemistry and chromatography; explosive residue and pyrotechnics;  footwear and footprints; fingerprinting; controlled substances; fire debris analysis; knots and ligatures; tire impressions; forensic photography; spectroscopy and microscopy; forensic entomology; human remains decomposition; airbag analysis; and lamp examinations.

Chris is a member of The Midwestern Association of Forensic Scientists (MAFS); The Scientific Working Group for Materials Analysis (SWGMAT); The American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS); The International Association for Identification (IAI); The American Chemical Society (ACS); and The Midwestern Association of Forensic Scientists.

Chris has received the 2003 Midwestern Association of Forensic Scientists “Outstanding Scientist” award; was one of ten forensic scientists selected to the Scientific Working Group for Materials Analysis, Paint Subgroup, which sets international guidelines for forensic paint examination; and was the Statewide Coordinator for Bloodstain Pattern Analysis (MSP), 2004-2006.
Donato J. Borrillo, MD, JD
Medical and Human Factors Expert
Mr. Borrillo has more than 15 years experience as a medical doctor and has held a Doctor of Jurisprudence for more than 10 years.  His experience includes aerospace medicine, including human factors, medical certification, sudden incapacitation, time of useful consciousness, aviation accident investigation; occupational medicine, including IMEs, Med Review Officer drug screen questions; hyperbaric medicine, including carbon monoxide exposure and treatment and dive accidents; wound care, including decub wound prevention/healing, chronic wound care, diabetic wound care; and FAA training and evaluations.

Donato received much of his training in the US Air Force, where he was awarded the Julian E. Ward Memorial Award by the USAF Society of Flight Surgeons.  He is an Associate Fellow in the Aerospace Medical Association; a member of the Undersea Hyberbaric Medical Society, the American College of Occupational and Environ Medicine; the Airplane Owners and Pilot Association, the Ohio State Bar, and the Toledo Bar Association.
Gregory L. Boso, PE;
Civil Engineer
Licensed Engineer in Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia
Mr. Boso has over 35 years experience in potable water, wastewater, and storm water; culverts; landslides; foundations; hydrologic and hydraulic analyses; flood plain management; water collection, pumping, treatment, distribution, and storage; residential, commercial, and industrial site development; blasting; transportation engineering; building construction; building code administration and enforcement; building inspections; trusses and sheathing; fences; hazardous materials; construction project resident engineering; fire fighting and training; and emergency vehicle operation.

Greg is a Registered Professional Engineer and a Member of The National Society of Professional Engineers, The National Academy of Forensic Engineers, The International Code Council, and The American Society of Civil Engineers; and is a West Virginia Certified Home Inspector.

Diane S. Brown, RN
Patient Health Care Expert

Ms. Brown has over 25 years experience involving patient health care including acute and critical care nursing; coronary care; post-operative open-heart surgery; assisted-living care; nurse training and supervision; LCC standards; federal, state and local regulations; and nursing home and long-term care.

Diane's certifications and training include Certification for Survey and OBRA Compliance; Tuberculosis Update and Certification; Basic Intravenous Therapy; Nurse Aide Program Director Training; and numerous other certifications and attendance at continuing education seminars and courses.

Christine Bruning, MSN, RN;
Nursing Expert
Ms. Bruning has over 20 years experience as a nurse, specializing in OB labor and delivery and their complications. Additional experience includes patient care; nursing practice; perinatal woman's health; nursing management and leadership; clinical research and practice; postpartum care; nursery care; birth center deliveries; childbirth education; caring for newborns; pediatrics; and medical surgery.

Chris is a member of The Association of Women's Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) and The Zeta Theta Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International (Honor Society of Nursing).

Chris has also taught many nursing courses and has developed documentation and curriculums for several accrediting agencies, including The Ohio Board of Nursing and The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
Michael Burnstein, MD
Medical Psychiatry Expert
Mr. Burnstein has nearly 20 years experience in psychiatry.  His experience includes forensic psychiatry; child and adolescent psychiatry; competency determinations; insanity evaluations; commitment to hospitalization; danger and suicide assessments; independent psychiatric evaluations; medical malpractice; mental health law; sexual harassment; correctional facility and prison mental health; restraint and seclusion of patients; school mental health, special education; mental retardation, autism, asbergers syndrome; family violence; post-traumatic stress disorder; disability evaluations/ workers compensation.

Michael is a Certified Forensic Examiner and a Consulting Forensic Examiner for the Michigan Department of Community Health.  He holds a Certification in Child Psychiatry from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology; a Certification in Adult Psychiatry, The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology; a Certification in Psychiatry, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada; a Licentiate of the Medical College of Canada; and a Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners (Canada).  He is a member of the Michigan Council of Child Psychiatry; the Michigan Psychiatric Society; the American Psychiatric Association; and the American Society of Psychoanalytic Physicians; the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Examiner in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and Examiner in Adult Psychiatry; and the American Psychiatric Association Committee on Psychiatry and Mental Health in the Schools.
Jack Butcher
Mr. Butcher has more than 35 years experience in horticulture, including trees and landscaping.   His experiences include tree felling safety procedures, timber trespass, tree valuations, landscape restoration plans and cost, comprehensive land use planning, pest and disease control, stump removal, hazard tree identification, landscape design, installation, and maintenance.

Jack is certified with the International Society of Arboriculture, and the Ohio Department of Agriculture and is a registered member of the American Society of Consulting Arborists.  He is a member of the Tree Care Industry Association, the American Society of Consulting Arborists, and the International Society of Arboriculture.
George W. Cyphers, LPC, CRC, CDMS
Vocational and Life Care Planning Expert
Mr. Cyphers has nearly 30 years in rehabilitative services.  His experience includes Life Care Planning; evaluation of economic loss; lost income; loss of earning; worklife expectancy; vocational testing, rehabilitation evaluation; work capacity evaluations including physical testing;  transferable skills analysis; ergonomic modification; clinical guidance, training, case consultation; review and interpret medical and psychological data; develop and implement rehabilitation plans; managing difficult workers; counseling ethics; childhood development disorders. 

George is a member of the National Rehabilitation Association; National Rehabilitation Counselor Association; American Rehabilitation Counseling Association; and the International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals.  He holds numerous certifications including Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification: Certified Rehabilitation Counselor; the Commission of Certification of Disability Management Specialist: Certified Disability Management Specialist; and the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board: Licensed Professional Counselor.
Robert J. Devers, Psy D;
Child/School Psychologist
Mr. Devers has over 20 years experience as a psychologist, specializing in child mental health. His expertise includes juvenile justice system; child death reviews, including SIDS; school/emergency crisis response; physical interventions; motivational interviewing; bi-polar diagnoses and treatment; historical trauma/inter-generational oppression; medical/physiological bases of additions; child sexual abuse treatment; cognitive behavioral treatment OCD, PTSD; head start mental health provider training; working with eating disorder clients; dynamics of step families; treatment of abused and neglected children; disruptive behavioral disorders treatment; behavior management/recipient rights; treatment of developmentally disabled sexual offenders; therapeutic interventions with children; and FAS & FAE diagnosis and treatment.

Dr. Devers' Professional Affiliations/Committee work includes: The American Psychological Association – Member in Good Standing; The Child Death Review Committee – Chippewa County; The Chippewa, Mackinaw, Schoolcraft County Crisis Response Debriefing Team; The American Indian Providers Network (Michigan); and The Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians – QI, Controlled Substance Committee.

Dr. Devers' Professional Training and Certifications include: REBT Primary Certificate Program – Albert Ellis Institute; Forensic Treatment – National Child Advocacy Center; Crisis Prevention and Intervention – CPI; Critical Incident Debriefing – Basic Certification in Mitchell Model; Team Training: Child Death Review – MDCH Certified SIDS Counselor; Solution Focused Therapy; Gate Keeping in Managed Care; Total Quality Management; Emergency/Crisis Services training; WRAP Around Services Concept; Physical Intervention – Basic and Advanced; and Basic Life Support.
Paul H. Gross, CCM;
Mr. Gross has over 20 years of meteorology experience including weather-related evaluations for vehicular accident reconstruction (including marine, aviation, and off-road); special events planning; construction delays; slip-and-fall incidents, including black ice formation; lightning strikes; property damage; time-of-death investigations; and fire investigations. Paul is a Certified Consulting Meteorologist.
Ann G. Harris, CPG
Geology and Mining Expert
Ms. Harris has more than 30 years experience involving geological investigations, with specialized expertise in mine incidents in Ohio and Pennsylvania.  Her expertise includes mine stability/stabilization, mine reclamation, coal mining techniques, test drilling operations and landslides, in addition to well and groundwater evaluations, including pollution. 

Ann is a member of the American Institute of Professional Geologists, the Geological Society of America, the Northern Ohio Geological Society, the Association for Women Geoscientists, Women in Mining, North American Thermal Analysis Society, the Ohio Academy of Science, and the Scientific Research Society of North America.  She is a Certified Professional Geologist and has provided expert witness testimony for both plaintiff and defense attorneys.
Robert A. Hayes, CPG
Forensic Geologist
Mr. Hayes has more than 30 years experience involving geological investigations including all aspects of water and soil evaluation, contamination, and remediation. His expertise includes identifying and evaluating (including "age-dating") geological evidence to determine responsible parties and to determine cost-allocations, both present and future.  Bob's previous experience includes floodplain studies; soil and groundwater contamination; river and lake dredging; leaking underground storage tanks; and mineral and property valuations.

Bob is a member of the American Institute of Professional Geologists; the National Ground Water Association; the Association of Ground Water Scientists and Engineers; the MUSTFA Policy Advisory Board; and the Michigan Society of Planning Officials.
Vanessa R. Heckman, RN, MSN, CNP, CLNC
Nursing Expert
Ms. Heckman has more than 10 years experience in nursing.  Her expertise includes medical malpractice cases; independent medical examinations and histories; summarize, translate, and interpret medical records; identify causation issues; assess damages/injuries; analyze research studies; identify need for Life Care Planner; family practice, urgent care, and retail medicine; neonatal intensive care; medical-surgical; home health; pediatrics; office nursing; assess, diagnose, and treat acute illnesses; patient and family education; suturing, eye examinations, and foreign body removal, splinting, and reading X-rays; pelvic exams and newborn assessment; lab result and X-ray reviews.  Vanessa is a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant as well as a Family Nurse Practitioner.
Martin T. Hetherington, PhD
Aquatic Biologist
Mr. Hetherington has more than 30 years experience in education, including more than 20 years in Natural Sciences.  His experience includes aquatics; biology; ecology; forestry; environmental physiology, including conservation and control policies; environmental education; ecological studies; energy education.

Martin is the President of the Michigan Environmental Education Association and the Michigan Science Teachers Association.  He is a board member of the North America Environmental Education Association and a member of the State of Michigan Environmental Guideline Committee.  He has had several overseas teaching opportunities including as a Fulbright Lecturer to the Philippines. 
Blaine J. Hoffmann, MS, OSHM;
Safety Expert
Mr. Hoffman's experience includes workplace safety, training, investigations, accident investigations and audits; legal aspects of safety and health; training and development programs; written program development; interpretation of OSHA general industry and construction industry, healthcare industry standards; VPP program management; MSHA training and regulatory interpretations; 40-hr HAZWOPER; and Arc-Flash (NFPA 70E).

Blaine is an authorized OSHA Outreach Instructor for both General Industry and Construction.
Loretta J. Kaes, RN, C, BSN, CALA, LNHA
Assisted Living and Nursing Home Expert
Ms. Kaes has over 15 years experience as a Nurse and as a Nursing Home and Assisted Living Health Care Professional including assisted living and nursing home administration, operations, supervision, and practices; “standard-of-care” procedures; development of policies and procedures; quality assurance nursing practices; mental health units; care and treatment of geriatric residents; state and federal agency inspections; subacute care units; physical restraints; psychoactive medications; geriatric assessments; emergency room operations; surgical intensive care units; and rehabilitation nursing.

Loretta is a member of the Assisted Living Federation of America; The New Jersey Office on Ageing; The Assisted Living Nurses Association; and The Home Care Association of New Jersey.

She also has the following Certifications: Bachelor of Science in Nursing; Registered Nurse Diploma; Gerontological Nurse Certification; 1991; Certified Assisted Living Administrator NJ; 1999; and Licensed Nursing Home Administrator NJ; 1996.
Edward A. Kidston, WSL
Well and Water Systems Expert
Mr. Kidston has more than 32 years experience involving wells and water systems, including all phases from initial design through final approval, and preventative maintenance; aerators; gravity filters; pressure filters; ion exchange softeners; chemical feed pumps; membrane filtration; telemetry; and controls.

Ed has been involved as lead liaison and working with the EPA for original design and final approval on various projects. He has designed equipment approved by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, the Indiana Department of Environmental Management and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, as well as visualizing, designing, constructing, and maintaining water systems in hundreds of towns, villages, cities, and counties in Ohio, Michigan, and Indiana.

Ed has a Water Supply License, Class I, from the Ohio EPA, and is a member of the American Water Works Association, the Ohio Rural Water Association, and is on the Executive Board of the OMEA.
Margo Bonnell Kunze, RN;
Nursing Home and Assisted Living Expert
Patient health care; assisted living and nursing home administration, operations, supervision, and practices, including “standard-of-care” procedures; clinical care consultation; quality improvement programs; quality audit tools; regulatory compliance; state survey preparation; problem identification and solutions; state and federal inspections; Achieve EMR Training; Federally mandated MDS (Minimum Data Set); OBRA regulatory compliance; Folstein Mini Mental Status Examination; restraints; psychoactive medications; Alzheimer’s disease; Dementias; geriatric health care; chemotherapy and pain management; data collections systems and tools; hospice activities; in-home respite care; Home Medical Alert Systems; falls management; medication management.
John P. Lauhoff, PE, CSP
Safety Engineer
Licensed Engineer in Massachusetts
Mr. Lauhoff has nearly 30 years experience as a safety engineer.  His experience includes injuries, damage, malfunctions, and personnel issues related to machinery and equipment design, fabrication, maintenance, operations, procedures, training, and safety procedures; accident investigation/reconstruction; slips, trips, and falls; industrial vehicles; machinery/equipment guarding; hand/power tools; work-related injuries; safety grievances; safety training programs; monitor outside contractors.

John is a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers and is a Certified Safety Professional.  He is a Licensed Pilot: Multi-engine, Instrument, Commercial License and a Certified Scuba Diver.
David E. Leonard, CA;
Tree & Landscaping Expert/Arborist
Trees and landscaping; tree felling safety procedures; tree valuations; landscape restoration plans and cost; comprehensive land use planning; tree excavations; soil modifications and remediation; tree preservation; root collar excavation.
Margo L. Logan;
Child/Daycare and Developmentally Disabled Adults Expert
Ms. Logan has over 30 years experience as a child and daycare expert and also a manager and teacher for Developmentally Disabled Adults. Her experience and expertise includes child care; daycare center administration, management, and practices, including standard-of-care; Child Protective Services (CPS) Litigation Consultant; trainer on child care government regulations; early childhood, elementary, and high school special needs programs; licensed child care investigator; foster care; developmentally disabled adults; family home child care; state child care management systems; Department of Early Learning (DEL) training; Independent Living Programs; and drug and alcohol issues.

Margo's Professional Affiliations include Chair, Drug and Alcohol Task Force, Chamber of Commerce, Yakima; Co-Chair, Personnel Committee Children's Home Society; Chair, National Association of Social Workers (NASW), Nominations and Leadership Identification Committee, Seattle; Secretary, Washington State Chapter Board of the NASW, Seattle; NASW National Delegate, Washington State Chapter, Las Vegas and Washington, DC; Member, Statewide Customer Service Committee, Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS), 2000; Chair, Region 6 Customer Service Committee, DSHS, 2000; and Quality Improvement Child Care Orientation Committee, 2000.
David M. Manuta, PhD, FAIC
Environmental/Occupational Expert
Dr. Manuta has more than 20 years experience specializing in the application of chemical principles to solve problems for commercial product and industrial process improvements.  He has served as an expert witness in litigation involving damage, defects, and personal injury involving fundamental chemical principles.  His expertise includes fundamental chemical principles; electrochemistry, thermodynamics; handling safety of gases, chemicals, and oxidizers; industrial and manufacturing operations safety; fire and explosion investigations (including arson); hazardous material and radiation exposure; clandestine manufacturing of illegal drugs; cleaning and disinfecting products and equipment; worker chemical sensitivity assessments; dust and fumes exposure; fireworks incidents; spontaneous combustion; skin care products; infrared spectroscopy and gas chromatography testing; and refrigerant hazards.

Dave is a member of AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science), ACS (American Chemical Society, Inorganic and Fluorine Divisions), ACCandCE (Association of Consulting Chemists and Chemical Engineers), AIC (American Institute of Chemists), ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials), IAAI (International Association of Arson Investigators), NFPA (National Fire Protection Association), NFC (National Forensic Center), and the Ohio Academy of Science.  Dave has also published and presented more than 20 papers and reports.
Daniel C. Maser, CIH, CSP, ROH
Environmental/Occupational Expert
Mr. Maser has more than 25 years experience in the fields of environmental, fire protection, industrial hygiene, and safety compliance.  Dan has extensive experience in conducting comprehensive industrial hygiene surveys, regulatory type safety inspections, emergency incident responses, chemical safety programs, application of engineering controls, hazardous waste regulations, indoor environmental quality studies, and employee training.

Dan is a member of the American Industrial Hygiene Association, the American Society of Safety Engineers, the Michigan Industrial Hygiene Society, the American Academy of Industrial Hygiene, and the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists.
Lawrence S. Mayer, MD, MS, PhD;
Medical and Epidemiology Expert
Dr. Lawrence S. Mayer has over 40 years experience as a Medical Health Physician with special expertise in Epidemiology and Biostatics. His expertise includes Epidemiology and Biostatistics; statistical data analysis; study and model review; valuation of epidemiological studies and clinical trials; meta-analysis; evaluation of causal content of epidemiological studies; drug and medical development and regulation; product liability; occupational and environmental exposures; medical malpractice; toxicology; cardiology; OB/GYN; surgery; psychiatry/neuropsychiatry; internal medicine; disease prognosis; biomedical informatics; multiple regression; time series modeling; stochastic processes; multivariate analysis; statistical inference; public policy; and energy analysis.

Dr. Mayer has over 100 publications and presentations. He is a Member of The Society of Epidemiological Research; The Society of Environmental Epidemiology; The Royal Statistical Society; The Society for Medical Decision Making; The American Statistical Association; The Biometrics Society; The Institute for Mathematical Statistics; The Psychometric Society; The Econometric Society; and The American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Susan K. Murry, MSN, CRPN
Nursing Expert
Ms. Murry has more than 25 years experience as a nurse, including more than 10 as a Family Nurse Practitioner.  Her experience includes patient care; nursing practices; medical facility "standard-of-care" procedures; OSHA compliance; school health; family care including pediatrics, gynecology and gerontology; occupational injury assessment and treatment; child abuse and neglect screening; communicable diseases including STD's; community health education; pharmacology; and pathophysiology.

Sue is an Advanced Practice Nurse with Prescriptive Authority (Ohio registration), a Certified Nurse Practitioner, and a Nursing Doctorate Candidate.  She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau; the Ohio Association of Advanced Practice Nurses; the Medical College of Ohio Alumni Association; and The Ohio State University Alumni Association.
Dr. Joseph S. Ohr, Jr, MD, RPh;
Medical Surgeon, Pharmacist, and Pathologist
Dr. Ohr has over 20 years experience as a pharmacist and 10 years experience as a pathologist and a Doctor of Medicine. Specific expertise includes anatomical, clinical, and trauma pathology; wounds; sudden infant death syndrome; cancers and tumors; therapeutics; tissue mortality; psychopharmacology; drugs and drug abuse; HIV; viruses and bioterrorism; CPR; and funeral home operations/procedures, including embalming.

Dr. Ohr holds the following licenses: American Board of Pathology Certification – Forensic Pathology, 2008; American Board of Pathology Certification – Anatomical Pathology, 2008; Physician and surgeon – Ohio, 2005; Physician and surgeon – Illinois, 2002; Board certified – registered pharmacist, Ohio, 1987; Permanent ECFMG certified, #0-574-847-0.

Dr. Ohr’s memberships include The National Association of Medical Examiners; The College of American Pathology; The American Society of Clinical Pathology; The Ohio State Medical Association; The Columbus Medical Association; and The Ohio State Pharmacy Association.
Thomas A. Parker, PhD;
Mr. Parker has over 40 years experience as an Entomologist. His expertise includes entomology, including pest control, wood-destroying organisms, pesticides, and bedbug infestations; termite control; lawn spraying; commercial sanitation; fumigation; smoke odor; fungi and mold; vegetation control; aerial spraying; mosquito and malaria spraying; infectious disease control; water quality monitoring; disease surveys; field and forage crops; control of spiders; insecticide formulations; ultra-violet radiation; and mosquito ecology.

Mr. Parker has over 30 publications dealing with pest control and management. He is also the inventor of "The Silver Skunk," a metered pesticide power spray unit for professional termite control and lawn spraying.
Thomas B. Peeler;
Plastics Expert
Part/mold design optimization; polymer materials; medical implants; CAE Analysis, including mold flow/cooling/warp analysis and FEA; problem solving and failure identification; design and cost assessments; material selection and performance; solids CAD modeling experience (Pro-E, Solidworks); process condition optimization; metal to plastic conversions; injection molding machines.
Thomas R. Piazza, CCM;
Certified Meteorologist
Meteorological incidents and weather-related evaluations for: vehicular accident reconstruction (including marine, aviation, and off-road), special events planning, construction delays, slip and fall incidents, lightning strikes, property damage, fire investigations; cyclogenesis; ozone studies; Doppler Radar; weather code displays; computer generated surface maps; road pavement temperatures; renewable energy.
Bruce Podrat, MBA, MHA
Nursing Home and Assisted Living Expert
Mr. Podrat has over 30 years experience as a healthcare professional including community hospitals, multi-hospital systems, academic, medical, and research centers, managed care organizations, large physician entities, nursing homes, and assisted living facilities; standard of care; ambulatory care environments; hospital and medical staff bylaws; interpretation of JCAHO standards; managed care contracting; administrative and billing compliance; calculation of lost earnings; health care facility policies and procedures; administrative and board of trustee standards; nursing home and assisted living facility standards, policies, and procedures; physician credentialing issues; special services including trauma, oncology, ER, neonatal, ICU, open heart, and OR; negligent hiring matters; physician contract matters; applicability of intermediate sanctions rules; contract disputes between institutions and providers of service; medical compliance issues; drug errors; patient falls; coding disputes; and evaluation of medical costs.  

Bruce’s credentials include an MBA/MHA from Northwestern University; a B.A. from State University of New York at Stony Brook; a Member of The Healthcare Financial Management Association; and a Member of The American College of Healthcare Executives.
Duane B. Priddy, PhD
Materials/Chemistry Expert
Dr. Priddy has more than 35 years experience involving the analysis, design, manufacturing, and testing of organic materials and products, notably plastics.  Duane has served as an expert for litigation involving product defects, premises damage, and personal injuries. His area of expertise also includes medical implants (e.g. hip/ knee/ shoulder/ elbow).

Duane is a member of ACS (American Chemical Society) and has 65 U.S. patents.  He has authored more than 100 publications, including 5 encyclopedia articles and 8 book chapters, and has written more than 200 Dow Plastics Internal Research Reports.  He has also written and published a book entitled "Modern Styrenic Polymers" (Wiley, 2003).
William Gary Rogers, CFI, LPI
Fire Investigator; Environmental Expert
Mr. Rogers has more than 30 years experience involving the investigation and "chemistry" of fires and explosions.  His experience also includes environmental assessments and remediation, mold and asbestos abatement, structural collapse evaluations, and hazardous materials management.

Gary is a member of the American Institute of Planners, the Society of American Foresters, the International Association of Arson Investigators, and a past member of the Building Officials and Code Administrators International (BOCA), and the Michigan Water Pollution Control Association.
Sheila M. Roof, BSN, RN, CNML, LNC;
Nursing Expert
Ms. Roof has over 40 years experience as a Licensed Practical Nurse. Her expertise includes patient care; nursing practice; standard-of-care procedures; acute care; STEPPS care; dialysis and renal care; Medicare and Medicaid coverage; emergency department care; cardiac arrest; STEMI care; stroke care; arterial venous fistula care; certification of dialysis technicians; dermatology practice; regulatory compliance; medical records validation; allergy, dermatology, neurology, nephrology, pediatrics, oncology, endocrinology, and plastic surgery care; medical surgical care; CAPD training; chemotherapy treatments; ambulance transport; allergy care; surgical instrument handling and sterilization; surgical suite preparation; surgical technician; and medication administration.

Sheila's Certifications and Licensures include State of Michigan Nursing License, Legal Nurse Consultant Certification, and Nurse Manager Leader Certification.

Her Affiliations include: The Michigan Organization of Nurse Exectives (MONE); The American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE); The American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants (AALNC); The National Renal Administrators Association (NRAA); and The Emergency Nurse Association (ENA).
Lawrence M. Roslinski, PhD
Mr. Roslinski has more than 35 years experience in the field of environmental and occupational toxicology in both the private and public sectors.  Larry has been involved in all aspects of chemical hazard identification, regulatory requirements, and risk reduction -- related to health, safety, and toxicology. 

Larry is a member of the Society of Toxicology, the American Board of Toxicology, and the American Board of Industrial Hygiene.
Donald E. Sanders, DVM, Dip ACT, PAS
Veterinarian Expert
Dr. Sanders has more than 25 years experience as a veterinarian.  His expertise includes animal reproduction; animal welfare; animal biotechnology; animal embryo transfer; livestock water supply; bovine mastitis; animal production; milk production; artificial insemination; farm management; animal parasitism; euthanasia; malpractice; animal environment; dairy management; animal nutrition; animal diseases; stray voltage; and toxicology.

Don is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the American Association of Bovine Practitioners, the American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners, the American Association of Swine Veterinarians, the American College of Theriogenology, the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association, and the Society for Theriogenology.  He is licensed in Michigan, Ohio, New Mexico, and has reciprocity in 23 other states.
Bert Schiller, PE, CIH, ROH
Environmental/Occupational Engineer
Licensed Engineer in California
Mr. Schiller has more than 30 years experience as a Safety Engineer and Environmental/Occupational Health Expert.  He has operated an environmental safety and health service firm and has served as Senior Industrial Hygienist for clients in the eastern United States.  He has served as an Industrial Hygiene Compliance Officer for MIOSHA, and has given testimony as an expert witness in Worker's Compensation cases.

Bert is a member of the American Academy of Industrial Hygiene, the American Industrial Hygiene Association, the American Society of Safety Engineers, the Michigan Industrial Hygiene Society, and the American Insurance Services Group - Chemical and Environmental Science Committee.
Robert B. Shuman, MD;
Pediatric Neurology/Neonatology
Dr. Robert B. Shuman has over 40 years experience as an Experimental Psychologist and Pediatric Neurology/Neonatology Medical Specialist. His extensive experience and expertise includes: pediatric neurology/neonatology; fetal development; perinatal medicine; birth defects; birth trauma; child development, including schooling; neuropathology; neurotoxicology; neurophysiology; epilepsy; neuroimaging: MRI, CAT, EEF; pharmacology; anatomic pathology; surgical pathology; surgical case review; peripheral nerve disease; stroke; spondylolisthesis; vitamin therapy; Downs Syndrome; electromyography; whiplash injuries; traumatic brain injury; frontal-subcortical circulation; advanced evoke potentials; migraines; headaches; depressive disorders; Alzheimer’s Disease; epileptogenesis; epilepsy; cocaine effects; closed head injuries; AED Therapy; ADHD; developmental disabilities; autism; brain tumors; neurosciences; child abuse; seizures; anti-depressive therapy; prenatal diagnosis; seasonal affective disorder; bipolar disorder; childhood depression; Tourette Syndrome; neuralgia; vagus nerve stimulation; intractable seizures; psychopharmacolory; antipsychotic and psychotropic therapy; and antiepileptic drugs.

Dr. Shuman’s Professional Achievements include:
NIH Training Fellowship in Neurology, University of Colorado School of Medicine; NIH (NINDS) Research Fellowship in Neuropathology; Fellow, Graduate College Faculty, University of Nebraska; The American Medical Student Assoc., GOLDEN APPLE AWARD for Distinguished Teaching; Fellow, Graduate College Faculty, University of Oklahoma; and Ambassador, International Congress of Neuropathology Delegation to the People's Republic of China.

Dr. Shuman’s Past and Present Memberships include:
The American Academy of Neurology; The American Association for the Advancement of Science; The American Association of Neuropathology; The American Medical Association; The American Society of Neuroimaging; The Child Neurology Society; The Council of Biology Editors, Inc.; The International Academy of Pathology; The National Foundation for the Prevention of Birth Defects, March of Dimes, S.E. Nebraska Chapter (Chairman, Scientific Advisory Committee); The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Okla. Chapter (Professional Advisory Board); The National Tuberous Sclerosis Association, Secretary; The New York Academy of Sciences; The Oklahoma State Medical Association; The Pediatric Pathology Club; The Society for Experimental Neuropathology; The Indiana State Medical Association; The American Academy of Clinical Neurophysiology; The American Epilepsy Society; and The American Clinical Neurophysiology Society (formerly American EEG Society).
Jack Spadaro
Mining Engineer
Mr. Spadaro has more than 25 years experience in mines and mine equipment; geotechnical engineering; drilling operations; blasting; day-to-day mine operations; noise and dust control; surface haulage safety; electrical hazards; inspection methods; roof control; training for metal, nonmetal and coal mine inspectors; unsafe dump and fill sites; vehicle maintenance; mine and safety hazard abatement; landslide stabilization; subsidence control; mine fires; coal refuse fires, underground mine subsidences; valley fill construction, coal waste disposal; mining reclamation; coal waste embankments; excess mine spoil fills; dam construction; surface mine drainage systems; slope stabilization; mine sediment control structures; hydrology pertaining to earth and coal-related structures; underground coal mine design and surveying; roof control and ventilation plans; and  underground and surface mining inspections. 

Jack is a recipient of the Engineer of the Year Award from the National Society of Professional Engineers.  He is a recipient of the Jenco Foundation Award for Service to Humanity in Appalachia, the Chuck Chambers Public Service Award from the W.Va. Environmental Council, the Helen Lewis Community Service Award from the Appalachian Studies Association and the Meritorious Service Award from the Secretary of the Interior.
Henry A. Spiller, MS, D.ABAT, D.ABFE
Mr. Spiller has more than 20 years experience in toxicology and research, including coordination of international projects with the World Health Organization and the Pan American Health Organization on pesticide safety, among others. He has more than a decade of experience in training toxicologists and specialists in Poison Information as well as writing for the national certification exam for Specialists in Poison Information.  

Henry has been published in more than 200 publications on toxicology related subjects, including peer review medical/scientific journals, comprehensive toxicology textbooks and abstracts from scientific meetings. He has directed, as principal investigator, more than 35 multi-center national studies in toxicology. He has been recognized by Courts in; Malpractice, Toxic Tort claims, Cause of Death, Workers compensation, DUI, including interpreting drug and/or toxicology screen, blood alcohol results, Dram shop cases, post-mortem drug and or toxicology results. Henry has experience in more than 40,000 clinical cases and hundreds of post-mortem evaluations.

He is a Registered Professional Nurse in NJ and KY; is Director, AAPCC Certified Regional Poison Center; is a Diplomate, American Board of Applied Toxicology and a Diplomate, American Board of Forensic Examiners; is a Fellow, American College of Forensic Examiners; a Member, Society of Forensic Toxicologists; and is on the Board of Directors, American Board of Applied Toxicology.  Henry is a member of American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC); American Academy of Clinical Toxicology (AACT); American Board of Applied Toxicology  (ABAT); Society of Forensic Toxicologists (SOFT); and a Fellow of the American College of Forensic Examiners.
Theodore M. Streit, PE
Registered Petroleum Engineer; Natural Resources Expert
Licensed Engineer in West Virginia
Mr. Streit has more than 30 years experience in natural resources, including gas, oil and coal; the design, installation, operation, and maintenance of gas and oil pumping, piping, and delivery systems; drilling and production technology; lease and contract negotiations; oil and gas mineral property valuations; energy development programs; oil and gas regulatory policy and implementation; disputes between natural resource (gas, oil and coal) operators and owners. 

Ted is a Registered Petroleum Engineer in West Virginia.  He is the Chairman of the Oil and Gas Committee of the West Virginia Land and Mineral Owners Council; the Past Chairman of the Interstate Oil and Gas Commission Energy Resources Committee, the Coalbed Methane Review Board and the Shallow Gas Review Board; and a past member of the Oil and Gas Conservation Commission.
Wendy R. Steusloff, RN, ASN, LPN, ALNC;
Nursing and Nursing Home Expert
Ms. Steusloff has 20 years experience as a Nurse, including nursing homes. Her expertise and experience includes nursing practices; patient care; standard-of-care procedures; quality and risk management policy and procedures; assisted living; evaluation and performance management; conflict resolution; patient assessments; long-term and short-term rehabilitation; medication administration; wound care; falls; pressure sores; abuse and neglect; medication errors; infections; intravenous infusions; life-sustaining measures; care planning; medical records review; nursing supervision; dementia; traumatic brain injuries; behavioral disturbances; short and long term care; tracheotomy care; catheters; peritoneal dialysis; ostomies; diabetic care; antipsychotic medications; and aspiration pneumonia.

Wendy has Certifications as an Advanced Legal Nurse Consultant and Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers. She is a member of the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants.
Robert S. Sugarman, PhD, PE;
Human Factors/Visual Expert
Licensed Engineer in California
Mr. Sugarman is an Experimental Psychologist and Registered Professional Quality Engineer with over 40 years experience. His expertise includes human factors; visual perception; human vision (contrast, brightness, color, speed, and distance); conspicuity; attention; reaction time; product and equipment design; medical equipment; instructions and procedures; warnings and labels; individual differences training; cognitive psychology; situational awareness; vehicle accidents; industrial and construction accidents; slip and falls; ergonomics; workplace layout physics; instructional system development (ISD); perceptual processes; physiological processes; drunken driving; decreased alertness; studies of camouflage; machine interfaces; evaluation of commercial products; environmental health and safety; and quality control.

Bob’s Professional Activities and Honors include: Fellow, The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society; The International Ergonomics Association, Technical committee on Slips, Trips and Falls; The American Psychological Association,; The Western New York Chapter of the Human Factors Society; The Assoc. for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation, Human Engineering and Home Healthcare Devices; The ASTM, Voting Member on Committees E34, F15, and F38; Reserve Deputy, Sheriff of Erie County, Scientific Reserve Division; Western NY Science Congress, Board of Directors; SUNY at Buffalo, Research Asst. Prof., Human Factors Coordinator;; Stavatti Aircraft Corporation, Board of Directors, Director of Human Factors Engineering; Aero Club of Buffalo; Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association; and in 2003, Dr. Sugarman was an invited columnist for a three-part series on Human Factors for the Buffalo Law Journal.

Bob has authored over 60 papers and publications, numerous training programs, and 5 patent disclosures (one US patent awarded). He is a contributor to ANSI/AAMI HE48-1993, Human Factors Engineering Guidelines and Preferred Practices for the Design of Medical Devices; ANSI/AAMI HE74:2001, Human Factors Design Process for Medical Devices; ANSI/AAMI HE75:2009, Human Factors Engineering – Design of Medical Devices, and, in progress, Instructions and Training for Home Healthcare Devices.
Michael R. Tillotson, CIH, CHMM
Industrial Hygienist
Mr. Tillotson has nearly 30 years experience in Environmental/ Occupational Health, including occupational safety; industrial hygiene; radiation safety and health; hazardous waste management; hazardous waste sites; emergency response; pesticides/ pesticides management; asbestos; lead; noise and hazardous materials/ waste management. 

Mike is a member of the American Industrial Hygiene Association; the American Academy of Industrial Hygiene; the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists; the Hazardous Materials Managers Institute; the Michigan Industrial Hygiene Society; the Michigan Association of Environmental Professionals; the National Lead Abatement Council.  He is a Registered Sanitarian (Michigan); a Certified Industrial Hygienist; a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager; an EPA AHERA accredited Inspector/Management Planner, Contractor/Supervisor, and Project Designer; and a Certified Lead Paint/Hazards Inspector/Risk Assessor and Abatement Supervisor.
Environmental Expert
Dr. Trangle has over 30 years experience in environmental and occupational medicine, including Independent Medical Exams (IME's); environmental and occupational medicine; review of medical records; clinical advice; return-to-work plans; treatment protocols; incidence response; ergonomics; industrial hygiene; regulatory compliance (including ADA); rehabilitation; toxicology; environmental sampling and testing of air, land, and water resources; ambulatory care; back injuries; CPR/First Aid; immunology; water quality and chlorination; fungal infections; organic and inorganic solvent exposure; styrene; asbestos; tertiary disease exposure; oncology; respiratory exposure; dermal exposures; and orthopedic.

Kevin's Professional Affiliations include The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine; The American College of Physician Executives; The American Medical Association; The Cleveland Academy of Medicine; The Ohio State Medical Association; The American Academy of Disability Evaluation Physicians; The American College of Preventive Medicine; and The American Society of Internal Medicine.
Louis W. Van Liere, PE; Civil/Environmental Engineer Mr. Van Liere has over 40 years of experience in Civil Engineering, with specific expertise in water and wastewater systems designs, operations, and maintenance. His experience and expertise includes: treatment facilities; pump stations; sanitary and storm sewer systems; water distribution systems; water booster stations; pipe corrosion; pipe breakages; pumping failures and flooding; site development; hydrologic and hydraulic studies; floodplain management; insurance studies; waste activated sludge pumping; control systems; storage facilities; oxidation ditches; clarifiers; chlorination chambers; fluoridation; cascade aeration; "greensand" filters; turbine pumps; booster pump stations; emergency generator systems; water distribution systems; ozone disinfection facilities; backwash water recovery systems; contract bid documents; biological treatment; wetlands treatment; aquaculture management; containment pond technologies; submersible pumps; flow metering; survey data collection; insurance rate maps; computer modeling; stream hydraulics; HEC-1 Flood Hydrograph Package program; HEC-2 Water Surface Profile program; Hydraulics for Bridge Waterways; Urban Hydrology for Small Watersheds; cost estimates; and "water hammer" pressures.

Louis is a Registered Professional Engineer in several states and is a Member of The American Society of Civil Engineering and The Michigan Society of Professional Engineers.
Schield M. Wikas, DO, DF, FAOCD;
Medical Dermatology
Dr. Schield M. Wikas has over 30 years experience as an Internal Medicine and Osteopathic Medicine Specialist. His extensive experience and expertise includes osteopathic medicine; internal medicine; pharmacology; therapeutics; phlebology; dermal fillers; Botox injections; dermatology, including diseases, cancers, surgery, and injections; sclerotheraphy; hair transplantation/restoration; Staphylococcal Scaled-Skin Syndrome; Stevens-Johnson Syndrome; Gianotti-Crosti Syndrome; Hyperimmunoglobulin E. Syndrome; Scurvy; Epithelioid Angoisarcoma; Epithelioid Hemangioma; Scleromyxedema; Merkel Cell Carcinoma; cancer screening; venereal diseases; bacterial and fungal infections; cutaneous manifestations; hair and nail diseases; atopic dermatitis; cutaneous malignancy cancer; bullous diseases; Pyoderma Gangrenosum; acne/rosacea; and psoriasis therapy.

Dr. Wikas is Board Certified by The American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology and is a Past or Present Member of the following Professional Organizations: The American Osteopathic Association; The American Osteopathic College of Dermatology; The American Academy of Dermatology; Honorary title Fellow of Distinction of the American Osteopathic College of Medicine; The American Medical Association; The American Osteopathic College of Dermatology; The Ohio State Medical Association; The Ohio Osteopathic Association; The District 8 Osteopathic Academy; The International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery; The American College of Phlebology; and The Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine Centers for Osteopathic Research and Education. Dr. Wikas also has over 40 Professional Publications and Presentations.
Michael T. Williams, PE
Civil and Environmental Engineer
Licensed Engineer in Michigan, Indiana, New Mexico
Mr. Williams has more than 30 years of Civil/Environmental Engineering experience, including water distribution, sanitary and storm water sewer systems, pump stations, and wastewater treatment plants; administration, inspection and testing for construction of storm sewers, wastewater collection and treatment facilities, activated sludge systems, aerated lagoons, oxidation ditches, sequencing batch reactors, and secondary/tertiary treatment systems; inspector/technician training; site surveying and safety plans; project certifications; failures and malfunctions including foundations, retaining walls, roofs, structural failures, appliances, furnaces, swimming pools, spas, saunas, plumbing systems, hydraulic systems, fire suppression systems, environmental releases, and environmental remediation systems; hydrogeological investigations, aquifer tests, design and permitting.

Mike is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the National Society of Professional Engineers, the Water Environment Federation, and the National Academy of Forensic Engineers.
C. Dennis Wylie, CPE
Human Factors Expert
Mr. Wylie has more than 30 years experience involving Human Factors and Ergonomics Research.  He is a Member of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, the International Ergonomics Association, and is a Board Certified Professional Ergonomist.

Dennis was a Principal Investigator and Manager of a U.S. Department of Transportation Study, completed in 1997, entitled “Driver Fatigue and Alertness Study: Rewriting the Rules.”  Dennis was also the Principal Human Factors Scientist involved in vehicle and license class definitions, rules, and regulations, made part of CFR Title 49, part 383.9.  Dennis wrote, “The Model Driver’s Manual for Commercial Vehicle Driver Licensing,” used by all states for commercial driver licensing, in addition to “Instructor’s Manual, National Commercial Driver License Examiner Training Program.”

Dennis has given over 12 Human Factors/ Ergonomics/ Transportation-related presentations, and has over 60 related publications.
Dual Certifications;
Nursing Expert
Mrs. Yano has experience involving nursing; medical facility standard-of-care procedures; aesthetic medicine service procedures; women's health care; patient care assessments, including heart rate, blood pressure, oxygen saturation, telemetry reading, respiration rate, and pain block procedures.

Christy is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and the Ohio Association of Advanced Practice Nurses.  She is a Certified Nurse Practitioner, a Family Nurse Practitioner, and a Registered Nurse.