2021 ISASH Board Nominations

Gloria Brock

Gloria Brock

Senior Fire & Incident Reporting Analyst

EMPLOYER: John Deere
ADDRESS: Moline, Illinois

CURRENT JOB FUNCTION:

Work with dealers when a machine is involved in a fire or accident (worldwide, for all machines that Deere manufactured). Manage Marketing of Product Safety for John Deere (Social Media, sponsorships). Lead planning and coordination of annual John Deere Product Safety Conference (attended by around 100 people each year).

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND & JOB EXPERIENCE:

Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing and International Business, Iowa State University, 2005. I started working at John Deere in 2005 in Customer Support Functions and have been in Product Safety since 2011.

ISASH INVOLVEMENT:

Member since 2016, my first conference was in Halifax. I have been a member of the PR Committee for approximately 2 years. I love attending the conferences and interacting with wonderful people who are so passionate about agricultural safety. I was raised on a hog and grain farm outside of Geneseo, Illinois, and now we (my husband and two children) are fortunate enough to still live in the country, not far from that farm where I grew up. I love farm life and I am so passionate about what ISASH members do for our farmers. My dad and brother are actively engaged in production farming and that fuels my passion for keeping our farmers, farm families and visitors to the farms safe. I would be so proud to be a member of the ISASH board, and feel that my personal background and Product Safety background at John Deere would be beneficial for the organization.

Benton T. Moseley

Benton T. Moseley

Safety Specialist

EMPLOYER: Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation
ADDRESS: 324 North Church St. Florence MS 39073

CURRENT JOB FUNCTION:

As a safety specialist for MSFB I assist Farm Bureau membership in achieving their needs in safety and health. To make decisions in their district to achieve the goal of safety and health and to set a work schedule to meet the needs of Farm Bureau members. To contact local Farm Bureau members and businesses in their district and to attend meetings of national and state organizations dealing with safety and health. I conduct various types of safety programs ranging from farm/shop/machinery safety, distracted driving classes. I also conduct farm safety surveys to offer the farm owners tips for making their farm, equipment, as well employees safer. Another program I offer with MSFB is grain bin rescue classes, MSFB has a grain bin simulator that I offer programs in state, as well as out of state.  I offer farmer prevention classes, as well as first responder classes that are accredited though several states fire academy’s for CEU’s.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND & JOB EXPERIENCE:

I received my bachelor’s degree of Agriculture Informational Science, with an emphasis on education, from Mississippi State university.  After graduation I taught high school agriculture and natural resources and was the FFA advisor. In 2015, I accepted my job with Mississippi Farm Bureau as a safety Specialist. I grew up on my parent’s row crop farm, so agriculture has always been a part of my life. In addition to working for Mississippi Farm Bureau, I own and operate a small red angus commercial/ registered cow calf operation, as well as an agritourism farm. Moseley Meadows is a pumpkin patch/agritourism venue, that offers year around fun for all ages. Families enjoy hayrides, carnival games, inflatables of all sizes, a train ride, as well as a large petting zoo. This being said, I have to incorporate safety into all the different ventures, not only do I teach it and promote it, I have to make sure that it is enforced on my farms by my employees as well as myself.

ISASH INVOLVEMENT:

I became a member of ISASH in 2015. Over the years I have met colleagues, from all areas and walks of life. One thing I enjoy most about the organization is sharing a common interest of safety and health with everyone, as well as a networking connection that cannot be beat. I have been fortunate enough to attend each year’s annual conference, as well as the 2020 virtual. The yearly conferences are a great place to network, exchange ideas, as well as talk about ongoing or upcoming situations or problems in our industry. The interest groups of the organization are very helpful as well. I know that at any time of the year if I find myself needing assistance or information on a topic, I can reach out to a specific interest group and receive help regarding the topic almost immediately.

Josie Rudolphi

Josie Rudolphi

Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist

EMPLOYER: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
ADDRESS: 1304 W. Pennsylvania Ave, Urbana, IL

CURRENT JOB FUNCTION:

  • Develop and conduct Extension programs related to agricultural safety and health, farm stress and mental health.
  • Director of Illinois AgrAbility Unlimited, a program of Illinois Extension that provides direct services, resources, and education to farmers in Illinois with limitations.
  • Director of the Great Lakes Center for Occupational Health and Safety’s Agricultural Safety and Health traineeship at the University of Illinois.
  • Teach agricultural safety and health courses in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
  • Conduct research related to agricultural injury prevention, agricultural stress and mental health, child agricultural injury prevention.
  • Director of the USDA funded North Central Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Center, a 15 organizations collaborative to expand and create farm stress resources and services in the 12 north central region states.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND & JOB EXPERIENCE:

  • 2019 – Present, Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL
  • 2017-2019, Associate Research Scientist, National Farm Medicine Center, Marshfield, WI
  • PhD, Occupational and Environmental Health, University of Iowa, 2017
  • MS, Agricultural Education, Iowa State University, 2011
  • BS, Agricultural Communications, Iowa State University, 2009

ISASH INVOLVEMENT:

  • Public Relations Committee, 2019-Present
  • Student Scholarship Awardee, 2017
Jaime Thissen, MinstP, MEIT

Jaime Thissen, MinstP, MEIT

Fellow/Co-instructor

EMPLOYER: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
ADDRESS: #202 2219 S First Street Ashton Woods Champaign, IL 61820

CURRENT JOB FUNCTION:

I currently co-teach/TA safety and project management courses in the Technical Systems Management Department and Department of Agricultural Engineering at the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign. My dissertation assesses the safety and sustainability of participating greenhouses in North America. I am also involved in various research projects including additional agricultural health and safety extension work, nuclear power safety research and policy analysis. I have also mentored several student groups on health and safety-related to water quality international development projects.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND & JOB EXPERIENCE:

My educational program is diverse. I have a Master’s Degree in Technical Systems Management from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and a B.S. degree in Environmental Science and Management from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. I was also a McNair Fellow at Wayne State University before attending the University of Minnesota. I am currently enrolled as a Ph. D candidate in Agricultural and Biological Engineering with concentrations in Agricultural Health and Safety, Soil and Water and Sustainable Energy Systems at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. I also have certifications from OSHA and ASHCA. I also have previously worked with the USDA, the United Nations Environment Program in Washington DC and lead the Mars Transportation Projection in collaboration with NASA and the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Illinois. I have also conducted extension site visits of wineries, breweries, greenhouses and grain handling facilities.

ISASH INVOLVEMENT:

I joined ISASH in 2013 and have given several poster presentations and an oral presentation. I initially began as a student member, but have upgraded by my membership to regular membership a couple years ago in order to have the appropriate standing at ISASH business meetings. My involvement today includes being co-chair of the Research and Development Committee which is responsible for ISASH awards organization. I have previously served as vice president and president of the Farm and Family Leisure Committee. As an active member of the Public Relations Committee, I have managed on-line media for ISASH including social media and the organizational website for the last three years. I am grateful for the opportunity to have served in this wonderful, committed organization to lowering the injury and illnesses among farmers and other populations. I am enthusiastic to the opportunity to serve on the ISASH Board of Directors!

Stacy K. Vincent

Stacy K. Vincent

Associate Professor

EMPLOYER:  University of Kentucky
ADDRESS:   306 W. P. Garrigus Building, Lexington, KY 40546

CURRENT JOB FUNCTION:

I am the director of undergraduate studies for Agricultural Education at the University of Kentucky where my primary responsibilities are to prepare future teachers and extension agents of agriculture.  In addition, I am the Principal Investigator of a NIOSH funded project through the Southeast Center for Agricultural Health and Injury Prevention as well as a USDA funded project that is assisting with mental health issues among farmers in Kentucky. My research platform is working to provide assistance and voice to underrepresented populations. In each project that I am a part of, I find a way to bring voice and consideration to communities that are often marginalized or forgotten. When combined with the work of agricultural health and safety, I find that underrepresented populations are more at risk than any other group in agriculture. Whether exploring income, racial differences, or language barrier, I find a path to connect research to practice in order to minimize risk and prepare my graduates to assist and empower such communities.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND & JOB EXPERIENCE:

Ph.D.               Agricultural Education, University of Missouri-Columbia, 2010  Dissertation: A Comparison of Teachers’ and Students’ Multicultural Competence and Racial Color-Blindness in Ethnically Diverse and Non-Diverse FFA Chapters
M.A.                Educational Leadership, University of Louisville, 2006
M.S.                Agricultural Sciences, Murray State University, 2002
B.S.                 Agricultural Sciences, Murray State University, 1999
 
July 2017 – Present     Associate Professor, Department of Community and Leadership Development, University of Kentucky
Distribution of Effort: 55% (Instruction); 30% (Research); 10% (Administrative) 5% (Outreach)

July 2011-June 2017   Assistant Professor, Department of Community and Leadership Development, University of Kentucky
Distribution of Effort: 70% (Instruction); 25% (Research); 5% (Outreach)

2010-June 2011          Lecturer, Department of Community and Leadership Development, University of Kentucky
Distribution of Effort: 100% (Teaching)

2008-2010                   Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Agricultural Education and Leadership, University of Missouri

2006-2008                   Lecturer, Department of Agricultural Sciences, Murray State University

1999-2006                   Teacher, Department of Career and Technical Education, Nelson County High School, Bardstown, Kentucky

ISASH INVOLVEMENT:
My current involvement have been through the attendance and presentation of research at the annual ISASH conference as well as the co-host of the ISASH conference held in Lexington, Kentucky.