BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Paul Martin, President
Paul D. Martin is the Chief of the Inspections and Investigations Branch 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.
Under Paul’s guidance, the staff of the Bureau of Fire Prevention is responsible for; fire and life safety inspections in a multitude of facilities throughout New York State, including all colleges and universities; fire safety education and information dissemination intended to elevate the public’s understanding of the danger of fire; and enforcement of the laws and regulations of the state regarding fire safety, which include the world’s first cigarette fire safety standard.
Paul serves as state co-chair in Prevention, Advocacy, Resource and Data Exchange (PARADE), a program of the United States Fire Administration designed to foster the exchange of fire-related prevention/ protection information and resources among Federal, State, and local levels of government. Additionally, he is active in the National Association of State Fire Marshals working on issues associated with fire safety education and code applicability for special needs occupancies.
He serves on the International Building Code - Means of Egress Committee for the International Code Council where he is active in the development of the Codes under the auspices of the ICC and which serve as a baseline for the design, construction, operation and maintenance of the majority of both public and private sector buildings in the U.S.
Paul holds an associate degree in fire science; a bachelor of science in public administration; and has an extensive record of professional development education. He is a fire service veteran of more than thirty years having served in several line and administrative positions and has received several awards of valor over the course of his career.
Mike Swain, Vice President
Michael Swain is the Campus Fire Prevention Officer with Environmental Health and Safety at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. Michael has worked in campus fire safety at the University for 27 years. Michael also serves as Vice President for The Center for Campus Fire Safety, a nonprofit advocacy group for Campus Fire Safety. Michael has been a member of the Greenfield, Massachusetts Fire Department for 29 years and currently holds the rank of District Chief. Michael is a Past President of the Fire Prevention Association of Massachusetts and is currently serving as secretary of the association. He was the 2008 Fire and Life Safety Educator of the Year for Massachusetts.
Janet Maupin, Treasuer
Janet is a Deputy Fire Marshal for the Champaign, IL Fire Department. She inspects university-owned buildings and delivers fire safety education to students and staff at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign campus.
She has been involved in making inspections for over 20 years. Currently inspecting university occupancies (laboratories, dormitories, major assembly venues, and classroom buildings), but with vast experience in making off-campus housing inspections (apartments, fraternity, sorority houses and privately owned dormitories).
Michael Halligan, Immediate Past President
Mike is the Associate Director of Environmental Health and Safety at the University of Utah, and the Immediate Past President of the Center for Campus Fire Safety. 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.
He holds bachelors and masters degrees in Architecture and specializes in applying building, fire and life safety codes to historic structures. Mike currently chairs the Fire and Life Safety Committee for the Campus Safety Health and Environmental Health Association.
Robert Ferrara, Director
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.
Robert was employed by the New Jersey State Fire Marshal’s Office as a state fire inspector prior to his employment at MSU in 2002.
As Director of Fire Safety for Montclair State, New Jersey's second largest University, Robert is responsible for all aspects of life safety throughout the campus, which serves more than 3,000 faculty and staff and more than 18,000 students. Duties include fire and life safety inspections of campus buildings, reviewing plans for construction and renovation projects, and preventive activities. This includes training of University students and personnel, conducting fire and evacuation drills, testing of fire detection and protection equipment, providing educational programs, evaluating materials and establishing guidelines for fire safe materials.
Alan Sactor, Director
Alan Sactor is an Assistant Director with the University of Maryland Department of Environmental Safety and the University Fire Marshal. He is appointed as the Assistant State Fire Marshal for the University of Maryland with jurisdiction for fire prevention, fire investigations, and building construction. His responsibilities also include emergency management.
He has over 35 years of experience in fire protection and the fire service including working as a firefighter/paramedic in the Washington D.C. area. Alan is a member of the technical committees for NFPA 1037, Professional Qualifications for Fire Marshal and NFPA 3&4, Commissioning and Integrated Testing of Fire and Life Safety Systems. He also serves on the APPA Standards and Codes Council.
He was a participant and presenter at the first USFA/NFPA Forum on Campus Fire Safety and the first National Summit on Campus Fire Safety. Alan is a Certified Fire Protection Specialist and holds a Master of Science in Environmental Management. He has been with the University of Maryland since 1985.
Kevin McSweeney, Director
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. Prior to joining UD, Kevin served nearly 10-years with Delaware Office of State Fire Marshal where he served as Senior Fire Protection Specialist and Fire Protection Contractor Licensing Manager. Additionally, Kevin had a twenty year career in fire protection with the US Air Force, where he held the positions of acting Fire Chief, Deputy Chief, Assistant Chief Operations, Assistant Chief Technical Services, and Assistant Chief Training and Hazmat/Safety Officer.
Jeff Pendley, Director
Jeff Pendley is a Firefighter/EMT and Fire/Emergency Specialist 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.
Since 2007, Jeff has concentrated on the university’s effort to be more self-sufficient following a large earthquake. The university anticipates that municipal resources and the mutual-aid system will be severely challenged—and in some cases overwhelmed. This effort included the acquisition of a fire truck, training a university fire brigade, and creating and supporting Community Emergency Response Teams (CERTs).
Prior to joining USC in April 2006, Jeff was a Firefighter with the Sarasota County Fire Department in Sarasota, Florida. In 1995, he received an M.B.A. from the University of South Florida. Jeff is a National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) Certified Fire Protection Specialist.
Tim Knisely, Director
Tim Knisely is the Senior Fire Inspector for the Centre Region Code Administration in State College, PA. In this position he manages the Existing Structures Division that administers the fire and property maintenance code in all existing commercial and residential rental properties, and coordinates the life safety education for the community including off-campus and Greek housing.
Tim has been active with The Center for Campus Fire Safety since its inception and served as treasurer from 2007 to 2010. He is a frequent presenter at Campus Fire Forum, an instructor for the Fire-Wise Campus program and served as project manager for Campus Fire Data.
Active in emergency services since 1981, he has served as fire chief for the Bellefonte Fire Department. Tim is a local level instructor for the PA State Fire Academy and is currently a firefighter with the Alpha Fire Company in State College, PA.
Anthony Yuen, Director
Anthony Yuen is the Campus Fire Marshal at the University of California - Berkeley overseeing
all aspects of fire protection and life safety for more than 14 million square feet of facilities that include dormitories, classrooms, offices, laboratories, performing arts, and sports venues for a population of over 32,000 students and 15,000 faculty and staff members. He has a strong technical background and almost 30 years worth of diversified experiences in consulting, engineering, construction, hazardous materials, code development, and code enforcement. Mr. Yuen holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering with course work in Fire Protection Engineering from the University of California - Berkeley and he is a licensed fire protection engineer and a licensed mechanical engineer in the state of California. His memberships include the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), International Code Council. Throughout his career, Tony has served on various NFPA technical committees and he also served on a code advisory committee to the California State Fire Marshal’s office for the rewriting of the Group “L” occupancy for laboratory suites.
Since becoming a Director of the CCFS Board, Mr. Yuen works diligently to further enhance the success of the organization by promoting fire safety for student residences and developing and compiling resources to educate the campus community about fire safety.