Donato J. Borrillo, MD, JD
Medical and Human Factors Expert
Mr. Borillo has more than 15 years experience as a medical
doctor and has held a Doctor of Jurisprudence for more than 10
years. His experience includes aerospace medicine,
including human factors, medical certification, sudden
incapacitation, time of useful consciousness, aviation accident
investigation; occupational medicine, including IMEs, Med Review
Officer drug screen questions; hyperbaric medicine, including
carbon monoxide exposure and treatment and dive accidents; wound
care, including decub wound prevention/healing, chronic wound
care, diabetic wound care; and FAA training and evaluations.
Human Factors and Visual Expert
Dr. Green is an experimental psychologist with more than 32
years experience in basic and applied research involving human
factors, conspicuity/visibility, warnings, and man-machine
interactions. Marc has been a faculty member and research
associate in psychology, physiological optics, and computer
science at several large universities.
Marc's research background includes grants and contracts from the National Eye Institute, the U.S. Air Force, and the National Science Engineering and Research Committee. He has been interviewed by The New Yorker, CTV National TV Network in Canada, the National Post of Canada, the Canadian Broadcasting Company Radio, the US National Public Radio, and the Los Angeles Times. He has also served as a consultant to NBC Dateline.
Marc is a member of the Human Factors and Ergonomic Society (the Transportation Technical Group, the Aging Technical Group, the Safety Technical Group, and the Forensic Professional Technical Group); the Society of Risk Analysts (Risk Science and Law Specialty Group); and the Toronto Chapter of the ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Human Interaction. He has authored more than 85 publications and has given more than 60 professional presentations.
Richard Hermance, FE, ACE;
Vehicle Crash Reconstruction and Snowmobile Expert
Mr. Hermance has over 30 years experience investigating motor vehicle crashes. Specific expertise includes snowmobile operations and functions, including safety; operator performance evaluations; speed determinations; skid/scrape analysis; deformation/penetration analysis; vehicle and component research and testing; seat belts, including child restraints; pedestrian and bicycle incidents; crash computer simulations; trail design and safety, including signage; human factors, including daytime/nighttime visibility and reaction times; occupant trajectory; motorcycles, ATVs, racing cars, and watercraft; buses, motor homes, and trailers, including campers; dynamic traction analysis; injury and crash biomechanics; Crash Data Recorder (CDC) analysis; acceleration and braking tests; and farm equipment.
Richard's certifications include a certificate as an Accident Reconstruction Expert (ACE) by the National Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction (1992); a certificate of Training, Commercial Vehicle Reconstruction: NATARI, NAPARS, NYSTARS (1999); a certificate of Training, Advanced Accident Investigation and Reconstruction, Crash Testing and Speed from Crush: NATARI, NAPARS, MATAI, NJAAR (1996); a certified Snowmobile Safety Instructor, State of New York; and a Board Certified Forensic Examiner (FE), The American Board of Forensic Examiners.
Richard is a member of The International Association of Accident Reconstruction Specialists; The National Association of Traffic Accident Reconstructionists and Investigators; The Research/Testing and Evaluation Committee, National Association of Traffic Accident Reconstructionists and Investigators; The Ethics Committee, National Association of Traffic Accident Reconstructionists and Investigators; The American Board of Forensic Examiners; The National Association of Professional Accident Reconstruction; and the New York Statewide Traffic Accident Reconstruction Society Inc.
|Daniel B. Kennedy, PhD,
Security and Safety Expert
Mr. Kennedy has more than
30 years experience involving security and safety issues including planning,
implementation, training, and evaluation. His expertise includes
forseeability; standards of care; pursuits, use of force, and confinements;
correctional reform; loss prevention; home and workplace violence;
profiling; crowd control; lodging security; and victimization.
Dan's professional memberships include: the Academy of Behavioral Profiling (Chair of Ethics Committee); the American Society for Industrial Security; the International Society of Crime Prevention Practitioners; the International Council of Shopping Centers; the American Hotel and Motel Association; the Sociological Practice Association; the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences; the American Society of Criminology; the International Association of Chiefs of Police; the American Correctional Association; the American Jail Association; the Institute for Criminal Justice Ethics; the American Association of Suicidology (Co-Chair, Jail Suicide Task Force); the National Crime Victim Bar Association; and the International CPTED Association.
|Thomas J. Lekan, CPP
Product and Premises Security Expert
Mr. Lekan has 25
years experience in security and safety. His experience includes
security systems design and evaluation; crime foreseeability;
standards of care; causation issues; executive protection; assault;
security guard operations; sexual harassment; negligent deaths;
corporate fraud; security vulnerability and countermeasures; due
diligence investigations; food and product tampering; product
infringement/counterfeiting; security training; security management;
economic crime; and police excessive force claims. Expertise
includes educational institutions (elementary, high school, and
colleges), restaurants, hospitals, lodging facilities, banks,
residential communities, commercial and retail establishments,
industrial facilities and manufacturing plants.
Tom is a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) and is a member of the Faculty for the Graduate School of Retail Banking and the Graduate School of Bank Operations at the Bank Administration Institution; a member of the American Society for Industrial Security, serving on the Investigators, Physical Security, and Utility Committees; a Chairman of the Board of Security Commission of the Bank Administration Institution; and a member of the American Hotel and Lodging Security Committee.
Rob Painter, ASE, CFL, CFEI, CVFI, CFATE;
Senior Forensic Vehicle Analyst
Mr. Painter has over 20 years of experience in
vehicle transponders, ignition locks, steering columns, and
anti-theft systems; vehicle fraud; production and testing of
keys and locks; air bags; fire and explosion origin and cause;
vehicle collision repair; auto and medium/heavy duty trucks;
vehicle brakes, steering, suspension, engines, drive train,
axles, air conditioning, and electrical/electronic components;
and auto dealership management.
Rob is a
Board Certified Forensic
Examiner; an ASE Certified Auto, Collision, Med/Hvy/Duty Truck
Technician; a Certified Airbag Specialist; a Certified Forensic
Locksmith; a Certified Forensic Auto Theft Examiner L-5; a
Certified Vehicle Fire Investigator; and a Certified Fire and
Explosion Investigator. He is a
Member of The International Association of Forensic Auto
Theft Examiners; The International Association of Arson
Investigators (Multiple chapter membership); The North Central
Regional Chapter of International Association of Auto Theft
Investigators; The International Automotive Technicians Network;
The South Carolina Insurance Fraud Investigators; The National
Association of Fire Investigators; and The American College of
Robert S. Sugarman, PhD, PE;
Human Factors/Visual Expert
Mr. Sugarman is an Experimental Psychologist and Registered
Professional Quality Engineer with over 40 years experience. His
expertise includes human factors; visual perception; human
vision (contrast, brightness, color, speed, and distance);
conspicuity; attention; reaction time; product and equipment
design; medical equipment; instructions and procedures; warnings
and labels; individual differences training; cognitive
psychology; situational awareness; vehicle accidents; industrial
and construction accidents; slip and falls; ergonomics;
workplace layout physics; instructional system development (ISD);
perceptual processes; physiological processes; drunken driving;
decreased alertness; studies of camouflage; machine interfaces;
evaluation of commercial products; environmental health and
safety; and quality control.
Bob’s Professional Activities and Honors include: Fellow,
The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society; The International
Ergonomics Association, Technical
committee on Slips, Trips and Falls; The American
Psychological Association,; The Western New York Chapter of the
Human Factors Society; The Assoc. for the Advancement of Medical
Instrumentation, Human Engineering and Home Healthcare Devices;
The ASTM, Voting Member on Committees E34, F15, and F38; Reserve
Deputy, Sheriff of Erie County, Scientific Reserve Division;
Western NY Science Congress, Board of Directors; SUNY at
Buffalo, Research Asst. Prof., Human Factors Coordinator;;
Stavatti Aircraft Corporation, Board of Directors, Director of
Human Factors Engineering;
Aero Club of Buffalo; Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association;
and in 2003, Dr. Sugarman was an invited columnist for a
three-part series on Human Factors for the
Buffalo Law Journal.
Bob has authored over 60 papers and publications, numerous
training programs, and 5 patent disclosures (one US patent
awarded). He is a contributor to ANSI/AAMI HE48-1993,
Human Factors Engineering
Guidelines and Preferred Practices for the Design of Medical
Devices; ANSI/AAMI HE74:2001,
Human Factors Design
Process for Medical Devices; ANSI/AAMI HE75:2009, Human
Factors Engineering – Design of Medical Devices, and, in
progress, Instructions and
Training for Home Healthcare Devices.
Kevin R. Theriault, ACTAR, CFC, CDS;
Vehicle Crash Reconstruction Expert
Mr. Theriault has over 25 years experience in law enforcement
with special expertise in vehicle crash investigations and
reporting. Expertise includes vehicle crashes (auto, truck,
tractor-trailer, bus, motorcycle, bicycles, and off-road
vehicles); FMSC regulations; vehicle and equipment inspections;
documents research; DOT safety compliance; audit reviews; event
data retrieval systems; alcohol and drug detection; emergency
vehicle operations; air brake systems; ABS/FMVSS regulations;
vehicle barrier crash testing; computerized accident
reconstruction; biomechanics; railroad crossing incidents;
driving fatigue; motor fleet safety principles and practices;
fleet training; tractor trailer underride analysis; fleet risk
management; police crash investigation procedures; traffic
signal analysis; teaching accident investigation; and robotic
Kevin has a Certificate of Full Accreditation from the
Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction; is
a Certified Crash Data Retrieval (CDR) Technician; a Certified
Crash Data Retrieval (CDR) Data Analyst; is a Fellow of the
American Board of Forensic Examiners; Certified Forensic
Consultant; is a Certified Director of Safety, North American
Transportation Management Institute; and has a Valid Virginia
Operator's License with Motorcycle Endorsement. He is also a
Member of The National Association of Professional
Reconstruction Specialist, Inc; The Southeast Accident
Reconstruction Society; and The Illinois Association of
Technical Accident Investigators. Kevin also has taught Accident
Investigation to several police, insurance, and medical groups.
|C. Dennis Wylie, CPE
Human Factors Expert
Mr. Wylie has
30 years experience involving Human Factors and Ergonomics Research.
He is a Member of the Human Factors and Ergonomics
Society, the International Ergonomics Association, and is a Board Certified Professional
Dennis was a Principal Investigator and Manager of a U.S. Department of Transportation Study, completed in 1997, entitled Driver Fatigue and Alertness Study: Rewriting the Rules. Dennis was also the Principal Human Factors Scientist involved in vehicle and license class definitions, rules, and regulations, made part of CFR Title 49, part 383.9. Dennis wrote, The Model Drivers Manual for Commercial Vehicle Driver Licensing, used by all states for commercial driver licensing, in addition to Instructors Manual, National Commercial Driver License Examiner Training Program.
Dennis has given over 12 Human Factors/ Ergonomics/ Transportation-related presentations, and has over 60 related publications.