Board And Staff

Board of Directors

The BCPE is governed by an elected board of directors comprised of ten certificate holders and one public member, and is managed by an Executive and Administrative staff. Each director serves a three year term and is eligible to serve a second, consecutive, three-year term, if re-elected to the Board.  Directors assist the BCPE in carrying out its mission and furthering its goals.

The BCPE is endorsed by the International Ergonomics Association as a recognized ergonomics certifying body and is a corporate member of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence.

Gene Kay photo

Gene A. Kay, MS, CPE ret.

Denny Yu

Denny Yu, PhD, CPE


Patrick L. Craven, PhD, CHFP

Vice President
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Sivan Almosnino, PhD, CHFP


Linda Tapp, ALCM, CSP, CPTD

Public Director

Tom Callaghan, MS, CUXP

Cynthia Rando

Cynthia Rando, MS, MBA, CHFP

Figueroa, Rose headshot B&W

Rose Figueroa, PhD, CHFP


Shaheen Ahmed, PhD, CPE

Jenn Law hs

Jennifer L. Law, MS, CPE

Stanch, Penney 2022

Penney Stanch, CIH, CSP, CPE, WELL AP



Rightmire, Kris

Kris Rightmire, BS

Director of Operations
Heather BW

Heather Walston

Executive Assistant

Past Directors

BCPE was found in 1990 thanks to the dedication of its Founders indicated in bold and carried on by the Directors that have followed in their steps.

Alphonse Chapanis, PhD, CHFP (1990-1993)*

David Meister, PhD, CPE (1990-1994)*

Melvin H. Rudov, PhD, CPE (1990-1994)*

Hal W. Hendrick, PhD, CPE (1990-1998)*

Dieter W. Jahns, MS, CPE (Executive Director, 1990 – 1998)*

George A. Peters, MS, JD, CPE (1990-1994)**

H. Harvey Cohen, PhD, CPE (1990-1998)**

David J. Cochran, PhD, CPE (1990-1996)**

Jerry R. Duncan, PhD, CPE (1990-1996)**

Steven M. Casey, PhD, CPE (1990-1996)**

Valerie B. Rice, PhD, CPE (1993-2000)**

Colin G. Drury, PhD, CPE (1994-1997)**

Douglas H. Harris, PhD, CPE (1994-1997)**

Ulrika C. Wallersteiner, MSc, CPE (1994-1996)**

David C. Alexander, MS, CPE (1996-2002)***

Ian Noy, PhD, CPE (1996-1999)**

Robert J. Smillie, PhD, CPE (1996-2002)

Carol Stuart-Buttle, MS, CPE (1996-2004)

J. Brian Peacock, PhD, CPE (1997-2000)**

K. Ron Laughery Jr, PhD, CPE (1998-2000)**

Anna M. Wichansky, PhD, CPE (1998-2001)**

Andrew S. Imada, PhD, CPE (1998-2004)

Gary B. Orr, MSIE, CPE (1999-2001)

James L. Smith, PhD, CPE (2000-2003)**

Randolph G. Bias, PhD, CHFP (2001-2002)***

Steven L. Johnson, PhD, CPE (2000-2005)**

Arnold M. Lund, PhD, CUXP (2000-2006)**

Waldemar Karwowski, PhD, CPE (2003-2006)

Dennis K. McBride, PhD, CPE (2002-2006)***

Susan M. Evans, PhD, CPE (2001-2007)**

William H. Muto, PhD, CPE (2001-2007)**

Peter M. Budnick, PhD, CPE (2002-2008)

Mark S. Hoffman, MA, CPE (2002-2008)**

Robert R. Moritz, MA, CPE (2003-2009)

Ellen M. Gallo, MS, CPE (2007-2009)

Christopher A. Hamrick, MS, CPE (2004-2010)

Marvin J. Dainoff, PhD, CPE (2002-2011)

Elaine C. Wisniewski, MSE, CPE (2008-2011)

James M. Kondziela, PhD, CUXP (2005-2012)

Lynda A. Enos, MS, CPE (2006-2012)

James R. Rudd, PhD, CUXP (2006-2012)**

David M. Copley, MS (Director at Large, 2008-2013)

William J. Boyd, MS, CPE (2007 – 2013)**

Hugh E. McLoone, MS, CPE (2007-2014)

David M. Brodie, MS, CPE (2008-2014)

Pieter C. Kruithof Jr., MS, CPE (2012-2015)

Jeffrey E. Fernandez PhD, CPE (2010-2016)

Paul A. Green, PhD, CHFP (2011-2016)

Joseph Cohen, PhD, CPE (2011-2017)

Rachel R. Michael, MSc, CPE (2011-2017)

Cindy R. Whitehead, MHS, CPE (2012-2018)

John ("Jeff") F. Kelley, PhD, CUXP (2012-2018)**

Matthew Pierce MBA (Director At Large) (2013-2020)

Robert (Bob) J. Torres MS, CUXP (2014-2020)**

Brian R. Sherman MSISE, CPE (2014-2020)

Kari L. Babski-Reeves PhD, CPE (2015-2021)

James D. Rethaber, PhD, CPE (2016 - 2021)

Michael A. Boggi, MS, CHFP (2016 - 2022)**

Conne Bazley, PhD, CHFP (2018 - 2022)




Founders in bold

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