Operations of an organization such as The Center for Campus Fire Safety Center are a team effort – and we are fortunate to have a leadership team made up of well known and nationally respected leaders in the area of campus fire safety. 

These dedicated professionals provide a wealth of experience, knowledge and expertise that is unmatched anywhere and they are responsible for the oversight and operations of the Center for Campus Fire Safety.

Learn more about the Officers, Board members and headquarters staff, their experience and their roles within CCFS below:



Paul D. Martin

Paul D. Martin is Chief of Inspections and Investigations for the New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control where he served as a principle architect of New York State’s nationally acclaimed Campus Fire Safety Program.

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Michael  Swain
Vice President

Michael Swain is currently the Campus Fire Prevention Officer at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and has been working in fire prevention at the university for over 27 years.

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Janet Maupin

Janet Maupin is a Deputy Fire Marshal for the Champaign, Illinois, Fire Department. She inspects university-owned buildings and delivers fire safety education to students and staff at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign campus.

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Mike Halligan
Immediate Past President  (Founding Member)

Mike is the Associate Director of Environmental Health and Safety at the University of Utah
where he is responsible for fire prevention and special events safety on campus. He has
lectured on the topic of housing fire safety and campus fire prevention programs throughout
the world.

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Robert Ferrara


Robert Ferrara is the Director of Fire Safety for Montclair State University.  He has 26 years experience as a firefighter in the Lyndhurst Fire Department, including serving as Chief of the Department for four years.  He is licensed as a Fire Official and Fire Sub-Code Official. 

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Daniel P. Finnegan

Daniel P. Finnegan is the Manager of Industry Affairs for Siemens Industry, Inc-Fire Business Unit with 38 years in the fire protection and life safety profession.  Dan’s first 10 years in fire service were as paramedic and Director of Fire Prevention Bureau in Chicago’s suburbs.  Dan has been with Siemens Fire (Pyrotronics-Cerberus Pyrotronics) for the last 29 years.

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Kevin McSweeney

Kevin has been serving since March 2006  as the University of Delaware Fire Protection Engineer/Fire Marshal where the primary fire protection program focus is with the Three E’s: Engineering, Education and Enforcement.  He is an NFPA Certified Fire Protection Specialist and Certified Fire Inspector II and has been active with Center for Campus Fire Safety since 2007.

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Jeff Pendley


Jeff Pendley is a Fire Captain for the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. He serves as a technical expert in fire safety matters and provides training and education to students and staff. Jeff serves as a liaison to the Fire Prevention and Operations Bureau of the Los Angeles Fire Department. He is responsible for the university’s compliance with the Campus Fire Safety Right-to-Know regulations, required by the U.S. Department of Education.

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Rodger Reiswig
Director, Tyco/SimplexGrinnell



Alan Sactor


Alan Sactor is an Assistant Director with the University of Maryland Department of Environmental Safety and the University Fire Marshal. He manages a staff of 10 full- and part-time deputy fire marshals, fire inspectors, and fire protection engineers.

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Tim Knisely

Tim Knisely is the Senior Fire Inspector in State College, PA where he has been involved with the inspection of off-campus and Greek properties for 15 years.

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Anthony Yuen

Anthony Yuen is the Campus Fire Marshal at the University of California - Berkeley.  He is a licensed fire protection engineer in the state of California with a strong technical background and almost 30 years worth of experience in the fire protection industry. 

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Cathy Tabor
Communication & Marketing Manager

Lori Guilfoyle
Bookkeeper and Office Manager

Diane Collins Eggerman
Coordinator of Government Relations
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Sharon Gamache
Special Projects Contractor (Forum Speaker Committee)


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