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MACOSH Current Membership

The Secretary has selected the following members, who have experience in worker safety and health in the maritime industry.


  • LCDR John F. Halpin, MD, MPH, U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Washington, D.C.
  • Kristine Gilson, U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, Washington, D.C.
  • James A. Rone, Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, Olympia, Wash.
  • Kenneth A. Smith, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Coast Guard, Washington, D.C.

Safety and Health Professions

  • Daniel R. Harrison, American Society of Safety Engineers, Des Plaines, Ill.
  • Amy Sly, Marine Chemist Association, Stonington, Conn.
  • James R. Thornton, American Industrial Hygiene Association, Newport News, Va.


  • Lesley E. Johnson, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Pascagoula, Miss.
  • George S. Lynch Jr., International Longshoremen's Association, New York, N.Y.
  • Robert Godinez, International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Iron Ship Builders
  • Timothy J. Podue, International Longshore and Warehouse Union, Long Beach, Calif.


  • Karen Conrad, North Pacific Fishing Vessel Owners' Association, Seattle, Wash.
  • Kelly Garber, SSA Marine, Seattle, Wash.
  • Donald Raffo, General Dynamics Corp., Stonington, Conn.
  • Solomon Egbe, Ports America Chesapeake, LLC., Baltimore, Maryland
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