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State Grant Participants

Listed are the states participating in the MSHA grants program with links to each state program Summary. Also program officials and contact persons are listed with phone numbers and e-mail addresses.

State Grants Participants Contact list
State Contact Information
ALABAMA

Mr. Rob Dzurino
Director of Mining Safety & Technology
Bevill State Community College 
101 State Street, Box 800
Sumiton, AL 35148
Telephone: 205-648-3271 Ext. 5225
Email: Robin.Dzurino@bscc.edu 
Website: www.bscc.edu/programs/workforce-solutions/mining-technology

Additional Contact: Ms. Connie Carmichael
Telephone: 205-648-3271 ext. 5433
Email: Connie.carmichael@bscc.edu

Dr. Russell Howton
Telephone: 205-648-3271 ext. 5703
Email: Russell.Howton@bscc.edu

Emma Rains 
Telephone: 205-387-0511 Ext. 5202
e-mail:  Emma.rains@bscc.edu 

Ms. Jamie McCool
Telephone: 205-648-5418
Email: Jamie.mccool@bscc.edu 

ALASKA

Mr. William Bieber 

Director, Mining and Petroleum Training Services

University of Alaska 

162 College Road

Soldotna, AK 99669

Telephone: (907) 262-0231

Email: whbieber01@alaska.edu



Additional Contact:  Elizabeth Hardie

Email: eahardie@alaska.edu

Website: www.uaf.edu/mapts/

ARIZONA

Ms. Laurie Swartzbaugh  
Deputy Director
Arizona State Mine Inspector's Office
1700 West Washington, Suite 403
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2805
Telephone: (602) 542-5971
Email: lswartzbaugh@asmi.az.gov

http://asmi.az.gov/services/msha-training/Phoenix
Additional Contact: Ron Weber
Email: rweber@asmi.az.gov
Web: MSHA Training | Arizona State Mine Inspector (az.gov)

ARKANSAS

John Boswell

Education & Instruction Coordinator

Arkansas Department of Labor and Licensing

900 West Capitol, Suite 400

Little Rock AR, 72201

Telephone: 501-690-8392

Email: John.boswell@arkansas.gov

Website: https://labor.arkansas.gov  

CALIFORNIA

Ms. Diane Fionda            

Senior Safety Engineer

California Department of Industrial Relations

Division of Occupational Safety and Health

464 West 4th Street, Suite 354

San Bernardino, CA 92401

Telephone: (909) 549-0515

Email: dfionda@dir.ca.gov

Web: http://www.dir.ca.gov/dosh/mining-and-tunneling-unit.html

COLORADO

Mr. Brandon D Neal

Mine Safety Program Director

Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety

CO Dept. of Natural Resources

1313 Sherman Street, Room 215

Denver, CO 80203

Telephone: (303) 866-3567 ext. 8151

Email: brandon.neal@state.co.us

Website: https://www.colorado.gov/drms

Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI)

Vicky I. Benavente

Secretary 

CNMI Department of Labor

1356 Mednilla Avenue

Caller Box 10007

Saipan, MP 96950

Tel: (670) 664-3196

Fax: (670) 664-3197

Email: vicky.benavente@gov.mp

Website: http://www.marianaslabor.net

CONNECTICUT

Dr. Talat Salama, 

Professor

Department of Manufacturing and Construction Management

School of Engineering, Science, & Technology

Central Connecticut State University

School of Engineering, Science & Technology

Department of Manufacturing and Construction Management

1615 Stanley Street

P.O. Box 4010

New Britain, CT 06050

Telephone: 860-832-2619

Email: talats@ccsu.edu

Additional Contact:

Kathy Moore

Phone: (860) 832-2005

Email: moorek@ccsu.edu

 Website: www.msha.gov/connecticut

DELAWARE

Mr. Dustin Mowery

Emergency Response and Training Manager

Department of Environmental Protection

Bureau of Mine Safety

131 Broadview Road

New Stanton, PA 15672

Telephone: (724) 404-3146

Cell: (724) 541-2563

Email: dumowery@pa.gov

Website:https://www.dep.pa.gov/Business/Land/Mining/BureauofMineSafety/Pages/default.aspx

Additional Contact: Mr. Richard A. Wagner

Email: Rwagner@pa.gov

 

FLORIDA

Karen Miller, CMSP

Mining Program Manager   

Florida Public Safety Institute

Tallahassee Community College

75 College Drive, Suite 135, Room 137

Havana, FL 32333

(850) 201-7689

Fax: (850) 201-7684

E-Mail: Karen.Miller@tcc.fl.edu

Website: https://www.flminesafety.com