Governance & Staff

BOARD OF TRUSTEES



President 
Chaminda Prelis, PhD
Middle Tennessee State University
University 1301 E. Main St. Box 67
Murfreesboro, TN 37132


Executive Director
Dawn Vinson
hello@uaa.aero 

UAA
5050 Poplar Avenue, Suite 1503

Memphis, Tennessee 38157
(901) 563-0505

hello@uaa.aero



OFFICERS

Vice President
Jeremy Brown
Frasca International, Inc 
906 Airport Road

Urbana, IL 61802

Treasurer
Ryan Wallace, EdD
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach
1 Aerospace Blvd
Daytona Beach, FL 32114

Secretary
Tyler Tenbrink
Piedmont Airlines
5443 Airport Terminal Road
Salisbury, MD 21804


Past President
Mary E. Johnson, PhD
Purdue University
1630 Aviation Drive

West Lafayette, IN 47906


TRUSTEES

James Birdsong, PhD

Auburn University

2150 Bent Creek Road Suite 1

Alburn, AL 36830

John Blum

Lone Star College - Montgomery

3200 College Park Drive

Conroe, TX 77384

Amanda Briggs

Parkland College

1 Airport Road

Savoy, IL 61874

Cody Christensen, EdD

South Dakota State University

201 W Second St. S

Brookings, SD 57006


Michael Gaffney 
Southeastern Oklahoma State University
425 University Blvd.
Durant, OK 74701


Yi Gao, PhD 
Purdue University
1630Aviation Drive

West Lafayette, IN 47906 

William Kwong 

Boeing Global Services

55 Inverness Drive East

Englewood, CO 80112


Ryan Leick, PhD

Utah Valley University

1185 Mike Jense Pkwy

Provo, UT 84601


Amy Parish
UFA, Inc
80 Blanchard Road Suite 200
Burlington, MA 01803

Carla Pinto
Broward College
7200 Pines Boulevard Bldg 99
Pembroke Pines, FL 33024

Matt Romero
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale 
635 Flightline Rd.
Carbondale, IL 62901


Dristin Rose

Envoy Air
4301 Regent Blvd. 
Irving, TX 75603


Martin Rottler
Delta Air Lines
1032 Delta Blvd.
Atlanta, GA 30320


Jonathan Velazquez, PhD
Inter American University of Puerto Rico
500 Dr. John Will Harris Street
Bayamon, PR 00959


Megan Sollender 
Republic Airways 
8909 Purdue Road Suite 300
Indianapolis, IN 46268

Douglas Williams, PhD 
Community College of
Baltimore County
7200 Sollers Point Road
Baltimore, MD 21222
 

COMMITTEES

Aircraft Dispatch
Theodore Johnson - Chair
Doug Williams - Board Liaison

ATC Education
Jennah Perry - Chair
Kevin Kuhlmann - Board Liaison

Aviation Maintenance
Tracy Yother - Chair
Dr. James Birdsong - Board Liaison

Aviation Management & Policy Committee
Tina Wu - Chair
Dr. Ryan Leick - Board Co-Liaison
Martin Rottler - Board Co-Liaison

Diversity Equity & Inclusion
Michele Halleran - Chair
Tyler Tenbrink - Board Liaison

Flight Education
Athina Holmes - Co-Chair
Dr. Julius Keller - Co-Chair
Dr. Scott Firsing - Board Liaison

Publications
Dr. Yi Gao - Chair
Dristin Rose - Board Liaison
Dr. Yi Gao - Editor in Chief

Safety
Andrew Walton - Chair
Dr. Jonathan Velazquez - Board
Liaison

Unmanned Aerial Systems
Dr. Jon Loffi - Chair
Dr. Ryan Wallace - Board Liaison