OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY
Consultant II, LEIC865.946.3234 | 1201 Oak Ridge Turnpike, #101, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
Dan joined LEIC in 2014 and comes from Minnesota where he worked as a community service officer, sworn police officer and crime scene evidence officer from 2003-2014. While working full-time as a police officer Dan also worked as a Medicolegal Death Investigator for the Minnesota Regional Medical Examiner's Office and covered over 5 counties in and around the Twin Cities, Minnesota metropolitan area. Dan has extensive training in the field of forensic science, patrol operations/tactics, and crisis intervention. Dan is a member of the International Association for Identification (IAI), The International Association of Bloodstain Pattern Analysts (IABPA), MN Crisis Intervention Team (CIT), and holds a Peace Officers license from the MN Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST). While an Officer, Dan recieved awards for Distinguished Service (2013) and the Life Saving Award (2014).
Dan is the Past-President of the Minnesota Division of the International Association for Identification and currently serves on the International Association for Identification crime scene subcomittee. Dan was elected to the Tennessee IAI Board of Directors in late 2017 where he currently serves and continues to remain actively involved in the field of forensic science. Dan has a Bachelor of Science degree from Metropolitan State University and a Master's degree in Organizational Leadership from Concordia University, St. Paul, Minnesota. Dan authored a children's book aimed at introducing kids to forensic science and police officers without the need to display violence. The book is titled, Officer Dan Looks for Clues-An introduction to forensic science for kids.
Dan's role with the LEIC is to oversee the planning, development, resourcing, instruction and execution of the UT's National Forensic Academy (NFA), the NFA Collegiate course, and other crime scene investigative programs offered by the LEIC. Dan is also responsible for the development and managment of the NFA alumni organization including website, updates and bi-annual NFA retraining opportunities for Alumni; managing the budget for the associated programs and reporting of federal grants and contracts; support development of new and revised law enforcement curriculum, evaluation and assessment of courses, conferences and symposiums; and frequent contact with law enforcement, medical examiners, forensic subject matter experts, federal, state and local officials.
In August of 2016, Dan recieved the 'Collaboration of the Year' award from the Institute for Public Service. Dan shares this honor with his colleagues: Melanie Wolfenbarger, Dr. Bill Bass, Dr. Murray Marks, Dr. Arpad Vass, Dr. Kevin Hoyt, and Martin Schubert. This award was presented for their work to establish the Outdoor Forensic Training Center (OFTC) which has human remains on the surface and buried for law enforcement training to learn how to excavate a clandestine grave, collect entomological evidence, and study human decomposition.
Public Works Consultant, MTAS731.425.4785 | 605 Airways Blvd. Suite 109, Jackson, TN 38301
Jackson IPS Office Manager
Secretary, Tennessee Stormwater Association
Former Education Co-Chair,Tennessee Chapter of the American Public Works Association
Former Branch President, West Tennessee Branch, Tennessee Chapter of the American Public Works Association
B.S., Civil Engineering, Tennessee Technological University, 1983
John Chlarson has over 30 years’ experience in a wide variety of engineering applications, having worked for government, industry, and private consulting. He established and ran a materials testing laboratory approved by the Corps of Engineers and the Department of Energy. He has also been the engineer in responsible charge for engineering offices for firms in both Tennessee and Kentucky. Mr. Chlarson was also a City Engineer, responsible, among other things, for a comprehensive Storm Water Management Program. He has had extensive experience in the design, review, and implementation of storm water control structures and measures.
John Chlarson was the lead in MTAS’s role as the prime contractor for the Tennessee Department of Environments and Conservation’s EPA Construction Stormwater Initiative Grant to develop selection criteria and training programs for stormwater Qualified Local Programs. John assisted Robert Haley, (former) Assistant Manager of the Permit Section of the Division of Water Pollution Control, in developing Tennessee’s first Phase II Permit and NOI, and the Annual Report. John also worked with Sidney J. Hemsley, J.D., in co-authoring a statewide Model Stormwater Ordinance and a statewide Model Stormwater Utility Ordinance for municipalities in the State of Tennessee. John has also assisted in the presentation of several previous Phase II classes across the State of Tennessee. He is actively involved in monitoring developments in the NPDES Phase II permit regulations, and is the lead contact on Phase II for the Municipal Technical Advisory Service.
Safety Consultant, CIS865.974.6621 | 105 Student Services Building, Knoxville, TN 37996
I have been in the Fire service for 37 years. I became the first Haz Mat Inspector in the City of San Jose, Califonia. I am an OSHA outreach instructor and a Past International Association of Firefighters outreach instructor. I had a Occupational Safety Company in California, from 1990 to 2008. Relocated to east Tennessee, to be close to grandkids.
Health and Safety Team Leader, CIS865.974.2009 | 1610 University Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37921
OSHA Safety Consultant, CIS615.319.7462 | 193 Polk Ave., Suite C, Nashville, TN 37210
Solutions Consultant Team Leader, CIS423.926.8282 | 2112 North Roan St., Johnson City, TN 37601
Dwaine Raper leads the Solutions Consultant Team at the University of Tennessee’s Center for Industrial Services(CIS). CIS is an agency of the Institute for Public Service, and the NIST Manufacturing Extension Partner Center serving the state of TN. The CIS Solutions Consultant Team provides industrial extension services throughout the state of TN, working with manufacturers and industry partners, helping them improve performance and profitability, and to grow. Before joining CIS in 2007, Dwaine gained 15 years of manufacturing operations and supply chain management experience with manufacturing companies in the automotive and electronics industries. Dwaine holds two business degrees from East Tennessee State University (MBA and BBA). He also maintains supply chain management related professional certifications; Certified Production and Inventory Manager (CPIM) and Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP), both from APICS – The Association for Operations Management.
Human Resource Consultant/Office Manager, MTAS615.532.4956 | 226 Capitol Blvd Suite 606, Nashville, TN 37219
I joined the staff of The University of Tennessee - Municipal Technical Advisory Service in 1986 as a Municipal Human Resources Consultant. As an HR consultant, I provide technical HR assistance, training and support to city officials across the state on a wide range of HR issues. I have written numerous HR articles and technical publications, publish an annual salary and fringe benefit survey of Tennessee municipalities and developed sample policies and forms for city governments.
I earned a B.A. in Sociology and General Science from Grinnell College in Grinnell, IA and a M.S. in Guidance and Personnel Services from The University of Memphis (formerly Memphis State University), Memphis, TN.
I am a Past President of the International Public Management Association for Human Resource (IPMA-HR) and IPMA-HR-Southern Region (SRIPMA-HR). I am the Executive Director of the TN Chapter of IPMA-HR.
I am certified by the International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA-HR) as a “Senior Certified Professional” (IPMA-SCP). I am also certified by the Society for Human Resource Management as a "Certified Professional" and by the Human Resource Certification Institute as a “Professional in Human Resources” (PHR).
Fire Management Consultant, MTAS901.579.9247 | 7777 Walnut Grove Road, Box 14, Memphis, TN 38120-2130
Dennis Wolf is the fire management consultant for MTAS. He joined MTAS on August 1, 2011. Dennis joined the fire service as a volunteer firefighter in 1974. Before coming to MTAS, he served for over 34 years with the Germantown Fire Department, the last 15 years as Germantown’s fire chief and emergency management director.
- Master of Science in Fire Service Leadership from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, AZ
- Bachelor of Professional Studies in Fire Administration from the University of Memphis, Memphis, TN
- Executive Fire Officer Program, National Fire Academy, Emmitsburg, MD
PROFESSIONAL ACCREDITATIONS AND AFFILIATIONS
- Chief Fire Officer designation (CFO), Commission on Fire Accreditation International
- Chief EMS Officer (CEMSO) designation, Commission on Fire Accreditation International
- Member (MIFireE), Institution of Fire Engineers
- International Association of Fire Chiefs – Member
- Tennessee Fire Chiefs Association – Member and past president
- Mid-South Fire Chiefs Association - Member and past president