Members

This Website section has info about New LAA members.  At each LAA meeting our Membership Chair reads aloud the names & introduces new members who”ve recently joined LAA & they’re posted here.

NEW MEMBERS

2024 ——-

Aug (New Members below to be formally introduced by Dave at Aug Meeting)

Charles Dunton who retired in 2016 from the Employee and Org Development Branch with 27 years Federal service.  Charles resides in Yorktown with his wife Joan.

Kurt Woodham who retired in 2024 from the Engineering Integration Branch with 15 years Federal service.  Kurt resides in Hampton with his wife Ruth.

Kathleen (Kathy) C. Powell who retired in 2023 from LAMPS2 with 29 years of service.  Kathy resides in Poquoson.

Pacita Illescas Tiemsin who retired in 2024 from the Research Directorate with 38 years service.  Pacita resides in Newport News.

Deanie Lee Cravey (Lee) who retired in 2024 from the Center Operations Directorate with 3 years NASA Langley service (31 years professional experience with 22 years across four Federal agencies).  Lee resides in Hampton with his wife Robin.

Hugh Matt Hinson, Jr. who retired in 2024 from the Center Operations Directorate with 12 years service.  Hugh resides in Chesapeake with his wife Maria.

Stuart Cooke who retired in 2024 from the  Earth Systems Science Pathfinder Office with 32 years service.  Stuart resides in Hampton with his wife Wanda.

Apr

Kimberly Cannon of Hampton retired in 2020 from OSACB with 43 years Federal service.

Eric Everton retired in 2024 from OCIO with 37 years Federal service. Eric resides in Williamsburg with his wife Rhonda.

Kenneth Lodding retired in 2015 from NASA Flight Software Systems. Ken resides in Toano with his wife Deborah.

Eric Rissling retired in 2021 from the Office of General Counsel. Eric resides in Yorktown with his wife Karen.

Kamala Krishnamurthy retired in 2024 as Contracts Administrator for NIA & RSES contracts. Kamala resides in Yorktown with her husband Dr.Thiagarajan. Krishnammurthy.

Mar

Jeff Cerro retired in 2022 from the Systems Analysis & Concepts Directorate, Vehicle Analysis Branch with 24 years federal service & 17 years NASA contractor service.  Jeff resides in Poquoson with his wife Betty.

Feb

Bob Ward left NASA in 1974 after 9 yrs service in ACD for Oak Ridge National Laboratory then the University of TN, (See p4 12/2023 Newsletter).  Bob Resides in Brentwood, TN with his wife Gayle.

John Leo retired in 2023 from the Protective Services Office with 22 years service & resides in Newport News with his wife Insil.

Clifford Obara retired in 2023 from the Research Directorate/STTB with 33 years service & resides in Yorktown with his wife Anne.

Dr. Carlos Liceaga  retired in 2024 from the Science Office for Mission Assessments with 44 years service & resides in Newport News with his wife Marisol.

Darrell Branscome retired in 2002 from the Space & Atmospheric Science Program Group & Space Access & Exploration Program Office with 36 years service & resides in Williamsburg with his wife Sylvia.

Roman Paryz retired in 2023 from the Research Directorate with 14 years service & resides in Newport News with his wife Joanne.

Mark McMillin retired in 2018 from SACD with 37 years service & resides in Yorktown with his wife Susan.

Peggy Caso retired in 2024 from OCFO with 21 years service & resides in Newport News.

Jeffrey Antol retired in 2021 from the Game Changing Development Program with 24 years of service & resides in Williamsburg with his wife Mary.

Douglas Leo Weber retired in 2024 from the Engineering Directorate, branch D201 with 17 years service & resides in Hayes, VA with his wife Elaine.

2023 ——————————————-

Oct

Wendell Ricks who retired in 2016 from the Systems Analysis and Concepts Directorate with 34 years of service.  He resides with his wife Gail Ricks in Yorktown, VA.

Roger Johnston retired in May 2020 from the Safety & Mission Assurance Office, Safety & Facility Assurance Branch with 8 years of service.  He resides with his wife Ruth in Hampton, VA.

Robert William Moses retired in 2022 from Atmospheric Flight and Entry Systems with 33 years of service.  He resides with his wife Sheryl in Poquoson, VA.

Elizabeth Buchan retired in 2000 from the Office of the Director for Research with 34 years service.  She resides with her husband Bob in Yorktown, VA.

Bob Buchan retired in 2000.  He resides with his wife Elizabeth in Yorktown, VA.

Robert Neece will retire in Nov 2023 from the Electro-Optical Sensor Systems with 35 years of service.  He resides with his wife Sharon in Yorktown, VA.

Mark Frye retired Sep 2023 from the Research Service Directorate/UAS Operation Office with 41 years of service.  He resides in Williamsburg with his wife Suzanne.

Charles Byvik left LaRC in 1989 from the Flight Electronics Division with 25 years service.  He subsequently retired from the Office of the Secretary of Defense in 2012.  He resides in Alexandria, VA with his wife Mary.

Aug

Julius Lovell retired in 1992 from the Engineering Directorate with 31 years of service.  He resides in Poquoson.

Roger Johnston retired in 2020 from the Safety and Facility Assurance Branch with 8 years of service.  He resides in Hampton, VA with his spouse Ruth.

Mary DiJoseph retired last year from the Aeronautics Research Directorate with 32 years service.  She resides in Suffolk, VA with her spouse Leo.

John Leo retired this year from the Protective Services Office with 22 years of service.  He resides in Newport News, VA with his spouse Insil.

C.T. Moore retired in ’22 from the Center Operations Directorate with 40 years service.  He resides in Yorktown, VA.

Marty Waszak retired in April 2023 from the Aeronautics Research Directorate with 35 years of service.  He resides in Yorktown, VA with his spouse Michelle.

Lillian Richwine retired in June from LaRC’s Office of Procurement with 18 years of service.  She resides in Yorktown, VA with her spouse David.

June

Eric Madaras joined the LAA in May after retiring from the Nondestructive Evaluation Branch in March with 37 years of service.  Eric resides in York County with his spouse Judy.

Apr

Michael Stubbs joined the LAA  in March 2023.  He retired from the Center Operations Directorate in December 2022 with 43.5 years of NASA service.  He was Contracting Officer & Contracting Officer’s Representative for major support services contracts.  He resides in Newport News, VA with his wife Kimberly.

Mar

Junilla  & Zachary Applin joined the LAA in March 2023.  Both retired from LaRC in 2020, Junilla from the Engineering Directorate (37 years) & Zachary from the Configuration Aerodynamics Branch of the Research Directorate (40 years). They reside in Hampton.

Feb

Michael (Mike) Brewer retired August 31, 2022 from the Center Operations Directorate with 11ish years of service.  He joined the LAA last month & resides in Hayes, VA with his wife Laura.

Jan

Kurt Severance retired last year from the Engineering Directorate, Flight Software Systems Branch with 36 years of NASA service.  He joined the LAA in Nov 2022 & resides in Hampton, VA.

David (Dave) Harmon retired last year from NASA Headquarter with 28 years of NASA service.  He joined the LAA in Dec 2022 & resides in Williamsburg VA with his wife Barbara.

Frank Jones retired Dec 30, 2022 from the Research Services Directorate with 42 years of service to NASA.  He joined the LAA  January 2023.  He resides in Yorktown, VA with his wife Alisa.

George Finelli retired in 2021 from the Research Directorate with 41 years of service.  He joined the LAA in Dec 2022  & resides in Yorktown, VA with his wife Susan.

2022 ————————————–

Dec

Robin Lee Cravey retired Aug 2022 from the LaRC Revolutionary Aviation Technology Branch with 30 years of service.  She’d worked for many years in the Electromagnetics Research Branch & resides in Hampton with her husband Lee.

Sept

Kenneth Winter retired in 2013 from the Office of the Chief Financial Officer with 18 years of NASA service.  He resides in Williamsburg with his wife Cheryl.

Pamela Livingstone Rinsland retired from the Atmospheric Science Data Center of the Science Directorate with 38 years of service.  She resides in Hampton, VA.

Linda McCullers Woodman retired in 2021from the Office of the Chief Information Officer with 29 years of service.  She resides in Seaford with her husband Kenneth.

April

Craig Ohlhorst retired in 2021 from the Advanced Materials & Processing Branch with 48 years of NASA service with expertise in high temperature composite materials.  He resides in Newport News with his wife Mary.

March

Lynn Daniel Curtis joined in March 2022.  Lynn retired in August of last year from the Center Operations Directorate with 34 years of service to NASA.  For a majority of his career, he was a mechanical technician supporting flow physics, aerothermodynamics, acoustics, and hypersonic propulsion research.  Lynn resides in Hampton with his wife Cathy.

William “Bill” Lynn retired in 2012 from Operations and Engineering of the Research Support Directorate with 29 years of NASA service with expertise in aircraft guidance, navigation, and control.  Bill resides in Yorktown with his wife Margaret Anne.

Feb

Richard Foss retired last year from the Systems Engineering Directorate with 45 years of service, joined Jan 2022.  He contributed to the NASA Technical Standards Program & worked in spaceflight hardware thermal design, analysis, & testing.  His expertise is in systems engineering.  Richard resides in Smithfield, VA.

Dr. Bruce Holmes retired Director of the Advanced Planning Office with 33 years of service joined yesterday.  Bruce did research in subsonic, supersonic & hypersonic aerodynamics.  He had large contributions to the Advanced General Aviation Transportation Experiments (AGATE) Program & the Small Aircraft Transportation System (SATS) Project.  He also served in the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy (OSTP).  He resides in Williamsburg with his spouse Connie. 

Jan

Thom Pinelli retired from the Office of Education in Dec 2021 with 39 1/2 years service.  He resides in Yorktown, VA.

Laura Brewer retired in Dec 2021 from The System Analysis and Concepts Directorate with 27 years of service.  She resides in Hayes, VA with her spouse Mike.

Dr. Jalaiah Unnam retired from AS&M, Inc. in January 2022 with 46 years of contractual service to LaRC.  He is president of AS&M & resides with his wife Vijaya in Kiln Creek.

Wes Goodman retired from the Flow Physics & Control Branch at LaRC as Facility Manager High Speed Low Disturbance Facilities in Jan 2022 with 43 years of service.  He resides with his wife Joann in Hampton, VA.

Ray Rhew retired from the Aeronautics Systems Engineering Branch, Engineering Directorate last year with 34 years of service. Ray resides with his wife Susan in Kitty Hawk, NC.

David Throckmorton, previously a LAA member in 2017 re-joined as a life-paid member.  He previously worked at LaRC for several years, but retired from Stennis Space Center with 42 years of NASA service. He resides with his wife Pamela in Yorktown, VA.

2021 ——————————————————-

Sep

Jean-Francois (JF) Barthelemy joined the LAA in Sept 2021.  He retired July 2021 from NASA Langley as Senior Advocate for Science and Research in the Office of the Director after 35 years of service as a civil servant & 3 years as a resident post-doc from Va Tech.  He resides with his wife Marie in Williamsburg, VA. 

Wesley L Goodman will retire from the Flow Physics & Control Branch in Jan 2022.  His area of expertise is wind tunnels.  He resides with his wife Joann in Hampton.

July

Ann Rockey, spouse of Bert Rockey.

Donna Speller Turner retired from LaRC in 2021 after 42 years of service.  She retired from the Human Resources Office as an Organizational Development Specialist.  In 1979 she began work in the Space Systems Division, then worked in the Analysis & Computation Division, then to Budget Analyst, next to Office of the Chief Information Officer, the Navigation Center, then HRO.  She resides in VA Beach with her spouse Walter “Rob”.

Gretchen Lingenfelser retired from LaRC in 2020 with 50 years of service.  She retired from the Science System and Applications, Inc.  She worked on the Viking Project and was also involved with Atmospheric science research that included LIMS, EOS, UARS/HALOE, ASHOE/MAESA, POLARIS, SAVER, and CALIPSO.  She resides in Williamsburg with her spouse Woody Lovelace.

Anthony (Tony) Busquets retired from LaRC July 3, 2021 with 42 years of service.  He retired from the Crew Systems and Aviation Operations Branch within the Research Directorate.  He worked on the Airspace Operations and Safety Program, the Small Aircraft Transportation Systems (SATS) Project, Air Traffic Management-eXplo NAS Project, Advanced Air Mobility Program.  He has expertise in Aircraft Crew Systems, avionics, and flight systems.  He resides in Norfolk, VA.

June

Dr. John Shoosmith began working at NASA in 1959 and retired in 1995 for a total of 36 years of service.  He made contributions to the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo Programs.  He worked in the Analysis and Computation Division doing numerical analysis.  He resides with his wife Margaret in Redmond, WA.

Lona M Howser retired from LaRC in 1995 with 35 years of service.  She worked in the Computer Applications Branch of the Analysis and Computation Division.  Lona did user consultation for debugging FORTRAN programs on supercomputers.  She resides in Hampton, VA.

Jules (Jay) Lambiotte retired from LaRC  in 2000 with 36 years of service.  Jay retired from the Information Systems and Services Division.  He did user consultation for debugging FORTRAN programs on supercomputers and algorithms to exploit vector and parallel computations.  Jay resides with his wife Nora in Newport News, VA

Kathy Ferrare retired May 1, 2021 with 38 years of service.  Kathy retired from the Office of Chief Financial Officer where she worked for approximately 6 years.  She was involved in the SAGE III, CALIPSO, Orion, and ARES projects. Kathy resides with her husband Rich in Yorktown, VA.

May

Leonard Credeur retired in 1998.  Leonard did research for many years on methods to increase the landing rates of commercial transport aircraft at commercial airports using multi-aircraft air traffic control simulations.  Leonard resides with his wife Karen in the Kingsmill section of Yorktown.

David Hinton retired from OSACB/ARD (Office of Strategic Analysis, Communication & Business Dev’t/Aeronautics Research Directorate) after 44 years of LaRC service.  Dave was an aeronautics researcher before managing aero research. Dave resides with his wife Patricia in York Country.

Apr

Dr. Richard (Rich) Antcliff retired in February with 39 years of service to NASA.  Rich began his career at LaRC as a research physicist developing laser spectroscopic measurement techniques.  He served in a variety of roles during his tenure at NASA including the Head of the Measurement Science and Technology Branch, Head of the Fundamental Concepts and Methods Office, and Acting Director of the Aerospace Vehicle Systems Technology Office.  He eventually became Chief Strategist for Langley before moving to NASA HQ to become the Special Assistant to the NASA Associate Administrator for Space Technology.  He and his wife, Joanne, live in Smithfield, Virginia.

Feb

Stanley Ray Cole who retired Jan 2nd this year and resides with his wife Barbara in Smithfield.  Stanley retired from the Research Directorate with 41 ¾ years of service.  His areas of expertise are research leadership, aeroelasticity, and NATO/NASA collaborations.

Jan

Richard “Rick” W. Ross retired December 31, 2020 from the Research Directorate (RD) with 23 years of service to NASA/LaRC.  He was COR (Contracting Officer’s Representative) for RD contracts, structural health monitoring for Aviation Safety Program (IVHM [Integrated Vehicle Health Management], VSST[Vehicle Systems Safety Technologies]), & data acquisition for wind tunnels

2020 ———————————————-

Dec

Rosa Webster, 2006, Chesapeake, VA

Nov

Dr. Olaf O. Storaasli, 2005, Oak Ridge, TN

Oct

Jame (Jim) M. Russell II, 1995, Grafton, VA

Steve Resnick, 2019, Smithfield, VA

July

Stephen Scotti, 2019, Yorktown, VA

May

Vicki K. Crisp, 2017, Mt. Holly, NC

April

Otis S. Childress, Jr, 1992, Williamsburg, VA

Mar

Rosemary Froehlich 2014 Norfolk, VA

William M. Berrios 2019 Yorktown, VA

Doree G Fitzhugh 2020 Hampton, VA

Feb

Curtis “Randy” Regan Suffolk, VA

Brent Weathered 2019 Poquoson, VA

Raleigh Brad Perry, Jr. 2013 Irvington, VA

Jan

Johnny W. Allred 2000 Burlington, NC

David Bowles 2019 Suffolk VA

John Wayne Cox 2006 Hampon, VA

Regina D Johns 2017 Hampton, VA

Mitchel E. Thomas 2004 Williamsburg, VA

Hartsell Frank Williams 1998 Hampton, VA

Charles Zeitman 2019 Suffolk, VA

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Olaf updated Jun 25, 2024