[ ] Martin Wetzler or [ ] KC Coulter or [ ] Michael Peelish
[ ] KC Coulter or [ ] Kevin McDermott or [ ] Michael Peelish
Chief Technology Officer
[ ] Bruce Donato
Bios will be posted as they become available.
Kevin McDermott SMS, CHST
Kevin has been in construction for 13 years and safety for 11years. During this time, he has worked as a Superintendent and safety manager with Whiting-Turner, Safety manager with Clark and currently a safety manager with Turner Construction.
Before getting in to construction Kevin spent 8 years as a Navy Corpsman, 6 years as an E.R. tec. and 8 years as a Fire Fighter/Medic.
Kevin Joined WMACSA in 2008.
Bruce Donato is a principal with K & A First Aid and Safety providing safety consulting and emergency preparedness services for many industries.He holds a BSE in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and has over 35 years of industrial experience.He has worked in the federal government and for chemical, textile, and biotechnology companies including Dupont, Hoechst (pronounced “herkst” Celanese, and Life Technologies.Mr. Donato is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM) Certified Ergonomics Compliance Director (CECD), Emergency Responder Instructor, and Instructor Trainer for the American Heart Association, and the American Safety Institute.He is also a Zenger-Miller Instructor and trained facilitator.In addition to his safety experience, Mr. Donato has held positions as a design engineer, plant supervisor, research engineer, distribution manager, laboratory supervisor and facilities manager.
Mr. Donato has also been awarded:
The Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals (AHMP) Pete Cook Founders Award
The Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) Award of Excellence
The Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals (AHMP) – Hazardous Materials Manager of the Year
The Academy of Hazardous Materials Managers (ACHMM – now AHMP) – Friend of the Academy
Washington Metropolitan Area Construction Safety Association (WMACSA) Construction Safety Professional of the Year
ASSE-Northern Virginia Chapter – Safety Professional of the Year
ASSE-National Capital Chapter – Safety Professional of the Year
AIHA – Potomac Section – Industrial Hygienist of the Year
ARC – ArlingtonCounty – Volunteer of the Year
National Capital Area Council –Boy Scouts of America – District Award of Merit
Mr. Donato currently holds the following national level positions in Chair of the Alliance of Hazardous Materials Management, AIHA; Chair of the Local Section Council.
KC have been in Safety for over 20 years.She has a degree in Safety.She has worked in both General Industry and Construction for government and private industry. KC is currently the Site Safety Officer/Safety Manager for Doetsch Environmental Services. She was recommended by a Safety Professional at DC Water to Doetsch Environmental Services for this position.
Some of the organizations which have provide her with experience for being a Secretary or Treasurer include Community and Technical College of Shepherd (– Division Assistant to the Director of the Division of Emergency Services and Allied Health Science),Berkeley Country Office of Emergency Services (– Secretary/Clerk to the Director), City Hospital (– Emergency Control Technician/Safety and Security Officer [Security Personnel]), Regional Education Services Agency (– Secretary),Department of Homeland Security Transportation Security Administration (- Transportation Security Officer), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) (– Occupational Safety and Health Intern), National Aeronautics and Space Administration [NASA] Goddard Space Flight Center [GSFC] (– Safety Specialist), Ronald Reagan National Airport (– Safety Escort/Safety Engineer), Intelligence Community Campus – Bethesda (ICC-B) Bethesda (- Site Safety and Health Officer), Walter Reed National Naval Medical Center (WRNNMC), Bethesda Naval Hospital (- Site Safety and Health Officer), Holy Cross Hospital (- Site Safety and Health Officer), University of Delaware (- Site Safety and Health Officer), Dulles Discovery Phase III (– Project Safety Manager), Fort Meade (– Safety Officer), District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water) (- Safety Officer), The Pentagon Campus (- Site Safety and Health Officer [SSHO]), District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water) (– Site Safety Officer), just to name a few.
KC is aware of the importance of following parliamentary procedure by using Robert’s Rules of Order even as a nonprofit organization.She believes it is important to give a recap (minutes) of the last meeting to bring everyone up to date on how we are progressing and what are the new issues to be discussed or voted upon.
She has worked for financial institutions such as Malvern Federal Savings, National Bank of Washington, Chevy Chase Bank and Trust, and National Institute of Health Federal Credit.Process’s an understanding of the importance of keeping detailed records.
As the treasurer she would give an accounting of the balance brought forward, what funds were taken in, what funds were dispersed and the new balance.Balances on Certificates of Deposit (CDs) and any interest earned.KC would also make sure we are in compliance with the nonprofit tax laws and that all our funds are allocated for the purpose stated in the WMACSA Charter.
Should an incident arise and she was not able to attend the meeting KC would have the information presented on her behalf, so members would know our financial dispensation.
KC’s credentials include but are not limited to OSHA authorized trainer for Construction 14-000105479 (502) and General Industry 14-000079193 (503).First aid, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) and Bloodborne pathogens and Airborne pathogens certified trainer. American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) Certified Flagger Instructor.Train the Trainer for Active Shooter, Confined Space for Construction, HZACOM 2012 aka GHS OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard, 40-Hour Construction Safety Hazard Awareness Course EM 385-1-1, Crystalline Silica Competent Person, Fall Protection, Respiratory Protection Train the Trainer and Respiratory Protection Administrator Training.
She has held many different offices, both local and at a district level in an assortment of organizations.She is a past-president among other officers for different organizations including the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars (LAVFW), Military Order of the Cooties Auxiliary (MOCA), American Legion Auxiliary, American Veterans of World War II, Korea, and Vietnam Ladies Auxiliary (AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary), and the Disabled American Veteran Auxiliary (DAV Auxiliary).KC is fully aware of the time and effort involved with holding an office in an organization.
Some of the goals or challenges she enjoys is finding better ways of keeping her crew safe and furthering her knowledge on safety.