SAFER: Advancing the Safe and Sustainable
Development of Pennsylvania's Shale Energy Resources

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The Board of Directors will be comprised of 9-15 members from a balanced group of participating organizations. The Board will develop an annual research plan and select projects to fund. Proposals will be solicited through a request-for-proposal process, including a disciplined protocol to review and select proposals.
Current Board of Directors
Gas Technology Institute
Patrick Findle, President and Chairman of SAFER PA
Director, Pittsburgh Office
Pennsylvania State University
John Hellmann, Vice-Chairman of SAFER PA
Associate Dean for Graduate Education and Research
University of Pittsburgh
Radisav Vidic
Chair, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Drexel University
Giuseppe Palmese
Professor and Head of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Groundwater Environmental Services
Charles Whisman, PE
Chief Technology Officer, Business Strategy Manager
Tetra Tech
Steve Hughes
Water Management Group Manager – Appalachian Basin Oil & Gas Services
Universal Well Services
Roger Willis
Shell Exploration & Production
Michael DeWitt
Well Delivery Manager