Public Safety

PUBLIC SAFETY

Dan Anselment : Consultant II, LEIC

Dan Anselment

Consultant II, LEIC

| 1201 Oak Ridge Turnpike, #101, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
John Chlarson : Public Works Consultant, MTAS

John Chlarson

Public Works Consultant, MTAS

731.425-4785 | 605 Airways Blvd. Suite 109, Jackson, TN 38301
John.Chlarson@tennessee.edu

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.

Greg Coker : Training Coordinator, LEIC

Greg Coker

Training Coordinator, LEIC

865.947.3201 | 1201 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
greg.coker@tennessee.edu
Dana Deem : Municipal Management Consultant, MTAS

Dana Deem

Municipal Management Consultant, MTAS

731.425-4782 | 605 Airways Blvd. Suite 109, Jackson, TN 38301
Dana.Deem@tennessee.edu

I grew up in the Washington DC. area.  After high school I enlisted in the Air Force and served 21 years, living overseas in the Philippines and Germany.  After the Air Force I went to work for the City of McKenzie, Tennessee as their City recorder and Finance Director.  Before joining the IPS staff in 2010, I served the City of Clifton, Tennessee as their City Manager.

Chuck Gluck : Safety Consultant, CIS

Chuck Gluck

Safety Consultant, CIS

865.974.6621 | 105 Student Services Building, Knoxville, TN 37996
chuck.gluck@tennessee.edu

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. 

Don Green : Executive Director, LEIC

Don Green

Executive Director, LEIC

865.946.3221 | 1201 Oak Ridge Turnpike Suite 101, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
don.green@tennessee.edu

Don Green became the Executive Director for the LEIC on December 1, 2009.  Don Green joined the LEIC in April 2008 when he retired as Deputy Chief of Police with the Knoxville Police Department, having served there since 1979. He has over thirty-one years of law enforcement experience.  Prior to his full time employment, he was affiliated with both LEIC and Fox Valley Technical College presenting on leadership, ethics, school safety and community policing.

While at the Knoxville Poli ce Department, his assignments included Division Commander of the Criminal Investigations Division and Support Services Division. During his career he served as SWAT team leader and commander, on the Haz-Mat Response Team, Marine Unit, Bicycle Unit, and as an Accident Reconstructionist, as well as on patrol and investigative assignments.   He has been involved in training both for KPD and on a national and international basis in areas such as leadership, ethics, community policing, tactical operations, school safety, and homeland security.  He has also published numerous articles for Law and Order magazine.

Green holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and a Master of Science in Criminal Justice, both from The University of Tennessee. In 2011 he completed an Education Specialist degree from Lincoln Memorial University.  He is a graduate of the 204th session of the FBI National Academy and the 28th Session of the Senior Management Institute for Police (PERF).  He presently serves as the 1st Vice President for the TN Chapter, FBI National Academy Associates and Secretary on the Board for Allies for Substance Abuse Prevention (ASAP in Anderson County, TN. 

Walter Idol : Health and Safety Team Leader, CIS

Walter Idol

Health and Safety Team Leader, CIS

865.974.2009 | 1610 University Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37921
walter.idol@tennessee.edu
Chris Jones : Specialist II, LEIC

Chris Jones

Specialist II, LEIC

865.946-3201 | 1201 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
cjone179@utk.edu
Bryan Lane : OSHA Safety Consultant, CIS

Bryan Lane

OSHA Safety Consultant, CIS

615.319.7462 | 193 Polk Ave., Suite C, Nashville, TN 37210
bryan.lane@tennessee.edu
Jeff Lindsey : Program Enrichment Manager, LEIC

Jeff Lindsey

Program Enrichment Manager, LEIC

865.946.3201 | 1201 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
jeff.lindsey@tennessee.edu
Melanie Wolfenbarger : Coordinator II, LEIC

Melanie Wolfenbarger

Coordinator II, LEIC

| 1201 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
melanie.wolfenbarger@tennessee.edu
Keith Groves : Solutions Consultant, CIS

Keith Groves

Solutions Consultant, CIS

731.425.4779 | 605 Airways Blvd., Suite 109, Jackson, TN 38301
keith.groves@tennessee.edu

            Keith Groves, Resource Program Manager, joined The University of Tennessee, Institute for Public Service – Center for Industrial Services in March of 2005.  The Center focuses on strengthening manufacturing in Tennessee to secure jobs for the citizens of our state.

            Prior to joining the Center for Industrial Services, Keith worked in retail sales for 11 years and in manufacturing for 16 years.  During the 16 years in manufacturing, he became involved in Lean Manufacturing and has worked extensively in Lean Manufacturing since 1995.  In 2006, Keith worked in the development of a new program for the center called Business Transformation. This is a holistic approach to moving businesses into the future with the tools to increase their ability to compete in a global market and improve profitability.

            In 2011 Lean for Government was a program implemented in State Government to focus on improving processes and to train state employees on Lean Methodologies, Keith has been the core deliverer for this process.

Emily Miller : Online Training Specialist, LEIC

Emily Miller

Online Training Specialist, LEIC

865.946.3219 | 1201 Oak Ridge Turnpike Suite 101, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
emily.miller@tennessee.edu

Emily Miller is a Curriculum Specialist with the LEIC. She joined the LEIC in June 2008. Miller hails from Chicago, Illinois and after completing her bachelor’s degree she relocated to south Florida, where she worked for the national leadership organization LeadAmerica as a Program Coordinator and Leadership Specialist. Miller co-developed LeadAmerica’s college-accredited personal development curriculum and facilitated experiential learning workshops to over 4,000 high school and college-aged students throughout the United States. During her graduate studies she was a Coordinator to the Women & Politics Institute's International Women as Leaders program at American University funded by a grant from the Library of Congress.

Miller has authored a number of successful grants for LEIC and conducts needs assessments as well as validations on all of LEIC's programs.

Miller graduated magna cum laude in both her B.A. and M.A. degrees. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from DePaul University in Secondary Education and English, and a master’s degree in International Training and Education from American University in Washington, DC.  Her and her husband have three children - a set of boy/girl twins (Franklin and Elizabeth), and another daughter Caroline.

Richard Stokes : Human Resource Consultant/Office Manager, MTAS

Richard Stokes

Human Resource Consultant/Office Manager, MTAS

615.532.4956 | 226 Capitol Blvd Suite 606, Nashville, TN 37219
Richard.Stokes@tennessee.edu

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).

 

 

Dennis Wolf : Fire Management Consultant, MTAS

Dennis Wolf

Fire Management Consultant, MTAS

901.579.9247 | 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.

EDUCATION

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