Council of Governors

The IFSAC Council of Governors (COG) consists of eleven members with three members elected from each assembly of IFSAC, the public member from each board, the chair of each board (as ex-officio non-voting members) and one member of the administrative office serving as facilitator/chair. The functions of the Council of Governors are to:

  • Work with the Congress on issues of linkage between assemblies.
  • Deal with issues that are common to the Certificate Assembly Board of Governors and the Degree Assembly Board of Governors.
  • Recommend resolutions to the Congress to resolve disputes between the Certificate Assembly and the Degree Assembly.

For more information about the Council of Governors, see Article 01 of the IFSAC Bylaws.


COG Members

Jillian Conaghan, COG Administrative Facilitator
Manager, IFSAC Administration
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Phone: (405) 744-9223

Kim Williams
Representing: Certificate Assembly
Member Entity: North Carolina Fire and Rescue Commission
Term Ends: 2019
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Phone: (919) 647-0089

Bill Klein
Representing: Degree Assembly
Member Entity: Chemeketa Community College, Oregon
Term Ends: 2019
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Phone: (503) 399-6240

John Cunningham
Representing: Certificate Assembly
Member Entity: Nova Scotia Fire Service Professional Qualifications Board
Term Ends: 2020
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Phone: (902) 861-3823 Ext. 223

Bill Benjamin
Representing: Degree Assembly
Member Entity: Portland Community College, Oregon
Term Ends: 2020
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Phone: (215) 641-6428

Ron Hassan
Representing: Certificate Assembly
Member Entity: Maryland Fire Service Personnel Qualifications Board
Term Ends: 2021
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Phone: (301) 226-9935

Josh Crisp
Representing: Degree Assembly
Member Entity: Gaston College, North Carolina
Term Ends: 2021
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Phone: (704) 922-6258

Public Members

Claude Beauchamp, CABOG Public Member
Public Member Term Ends: 2021
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Phone: (514) 627-0749

Bill Carver, DABOG Public Member
Public Member Term Ends: 2020
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Phone: (270) 438-6460

Ex-Officio Non-voting Members (CABOG Chair and DABOG Chair)

Derek Simmons, Chair
Member Entity: Fire and Emergency Services, Newfoundland and Labrador
Chair Term Ends: 2019
CABOG Term Ends: 2021
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Phone: (709) 729-1608

Jeff Sprott, DABOG Chair
Member Entity: Northwest Arkansas Community College
Chair Term Ends: 2019
DABOG Term Ends: 2021
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Phone: (479) 619-4276

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