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Former Employee Biographies

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Former Employee Biographies

Learn more about NASA's past "movers and shakers" through the biographies of former employees of the John F. Kennedy Space Center.

Abner, Charles A.
Former Shuttle Chief Engineer, Engineering

Akin, Jimmy J.
Former Chief Information Officer, NASA

Aguilar, Kenny E.
Former Director, Equal Opportunity Office

Alonso, David K.
Former Senior Advisor for Institutional Management

Anderson, Bruce H. S.
Former Chief Counsel

Arbuthnot, Richard
Former Director, Workforce and Diversity Management Office, NASA

Armstrong, Dennis W.
Former Public Web Information Manager, Media Services, External Relations

Baker, Dr. Gena Humphrey
Former Process Engineer; Process Tools and Techniques Division; Safety, Health and Independent Assessment

Ball, James E.
Former Deputy Manager of Center Planning and Development and Program Manager for Spaceport Development

Barfus, Joseph N.
Former Director of Ground Systems, NASA

Barry, Dr. William S.
Former Associate Director; Agency Occupational Health Program; Safety, Health and Independent Assessment

Bartell, Shannon D.
Former Director, Safety and Mission Assurance

Bartine, David E.
Former Director, Applied Technology

Benik, Michael
Former Director, Expendable Launch Vehicle Launch Services

Bookman, Pamela J.
Former Commercialization Manager, Technology Commercialization Office

Breakfield III, P. Thomas
Former Director of Safety and Mission Assurance, NASA

Breedlove Jr., David
Former Mission Manager, Launch Services Program

Bridges Jr., Roy D.
Former Kennedy Space Center Director

Bruckner, Bobby G.
Former Manager, Expendable Launch Vehicles and Payload Carriers Programs

Carroll, Napoleon A.
Former Special Assistant to the Deputy Director

Conway, John T.
Former Director of Payload Operations, NASA

Cota, Richard A.
Former Deputy Chief Financial Officer

Covington, Walter L.
Former Chief; Propellants, Logistics and Services Branch; Spaceport Services Directorate

Crawford, James L. (Larry)
Former Director, Safety and Mission Assurance

Crippen, Robert L.
Former Kennedy Space Center Director, NASA

Cristofano, Salvatore J.
Former Manager of Spacelab Carriers Program Office, NASA

Debus, Dr. Kurt H.
Former Kennedy Space Center Director, NASA

Delgado Jr., Hugo M.
Former Deputy Director, Independent Technical Authority and Systems Management Office

Dickinson, David S.
Former Deputy Director, Public Affairs Office, NASA

Diggs, Jay
Former Director of Equal Opportunity Program Office, NASA

Dowdy, Joe D.
Former Special Operations Manager, Office of the Director

Durso, Francis X. (Frank)
Former Director of Facilities Engineering, NASA

Ellis, Larry C.
Former Acting Deputy Director, International Space Station/Payload Processing

Eye, Thomas A.
Former Deputy Director, Cape Canaveral Spaceport Management Office

Fairey, J. Chris
Former Director, Spaceport Services, NASA

Flowers, A. David
Former Chief Financial Officer, NASA

Francois, Stephen M.
Former Manager, Launch Services Program

Garrido, Humberto T. (Bert)
Former Deputy Director, Safety and Mission Assurance

Gormel, Edmond F.
Former Executive Director, Joint Performance Management Office, NASA

Hanson, Roselle B.
Former Deputy Director, Technical, Engineering

Harrington III, James F.
Former Shuttle Launch Director, NASA

Harris, Hugh
Former Director of Public Affairs Office, NASA

Hattaway Jr., James E.
Former Associate Director for Business Operations

Heald, James R.
Former Director, Spaceport Engineering and Technology

Heard, Astrid E.
Former Senior Statistician; Process Tools and Techniques Division; Safety, Health and Independent Assessment

Hendriksen, Douglas G.
Former Deputy Chief Counsel

Heuser, Jan
Former Chief, Spaceport Technology Business Development Office

Hevey, Bruce
Former Director of Information Technology and Communications Services and Former Chief Information Officer

Holden, William A.
Former Chief, Propellants, Logistics and Services Office

Honeycutt, Jay
Former Kennedy Space Center Director, NASA

Hudiburg, Dr. John J.
Former Lead for Business Development, External Relations

Jennings, James L.
Former Deputy Director, NASA

Johnson, William R.
Former Chief, Media Services, External Relations

Jones, Marvin L.
Former Associate Director, NASA

Kennedy, James W.
Former Kennedy Space Center Director, NASA

Kent, Ronald B.
Former Chief, Workforce Planning and Analysis Office, NASA

Kerr, Scott D.
Former Director, Ground Processing

King, David A.
Former Director, Space Shuttle Processing, NASA

Kross, Dennis A.
Former Director, Safety and Mission Assurance

Leinbach, Michael D.
Former Shuttle Launch Director

Long, Dr. Irene D.
Former Chief Medical Officer and Associate Director, Center Operations

Lugo, Ramon
Former Deputy Program Manager, Launch Services Program, Kennedy Space Center; Deputy Director, Glenn Research Center

Lyon, John R. (Dick)
Former Director of Logistics Operations, NASA

Mars, Charles B.
Former Director of ISO-9000 Project Office, NASA

McCartney, Forrest S.
Former Kennedy Space Center Director, NASA

McKinney, Mack
Former Deputy Chief Financial Officer for Resources, NASA

McMonagle, Donald R.
Former Manager, Launch Integration, Space Shuttle Program, NASA

Montgomery, Ann D.
Former Deputy Director, Safety, Health and Independent Assessment, NASA

Moses, Michael P.
Former Launch Integration Manager, Space Shuttle Program

Morgan, JoAnn H.
Former Director, External Relations and Business Development, NASA

Murphy, Walter T.
Former Director of Engineering Development, NASA

Nagel, Conrad G.
Former Chief, Shuttle Project Office, Shuttle Processing

Parrish, Alan J.
Former Associate Center Director, NASA

Parsons, William W. (Bill)
Former Center Director

Payne, Kenneth J.
Former Deputy Director, Spaceport Engineering and Technology

Pentrack, G. Thomas
Former Deputy Director for Operations and Exploration, International Space Station and Spacecraft Processing

Reynolds, Joel R.
Former Director of Safety Assurance, NASA

Riquelme, Joyce M.
Former Manager, KSC Center Planning and Development Office

Roberts, Shannon
Former Associate Director, External Relations

Robling, Stephen C.
Former Associate Director of Shuttle Processing, NASA

Rodriguez, Miguel A.
Former Chief, Integration Office, Cape Canaveral Spaceport Management Office

Roe, Ralph R.
Former Launch Director, NASA

Sawyer, Wallace (Wally) C.
Former Special Assistant to the Center Director

Scherer, Lee R.
Former Kennedy Space Center Director, NASA

Shriver, Loren J.
Former Deputy Director for Launch and Payload Processing, NASA

Sieck, Robert B.
Former Launch Director and Former Director of Shuttle Processing, NASA

Smith, Jackie E.
Former Director of Electronic Engineering, NASA

Smith, Richard G.
Former Kennedy Space Center Director, NASA

Sofge, Albert D.
Former Associate Director, Safety & Mission Assurance, NASA

Straiton, John
Former Deputy of Program, International Space Station/Payloads Processing, NASA

Sumner, Michael F.
Former Deputy Director, Center Operations

Talone Jr., John J. (Tip)
Former Director, Constellation Project Office, Kennedy Space Center

Thomas, Gene
Former Deputy Center Director, NASA

Van Camp, Lanny L.
Former Regional Inspector General for Investigations, NASA

Van Hooser Jr., John C.
Former Manager, NASA/Air Force Management and Comprehensive Master Planning Office, Spaceport Services

Walker, Sterling W.
Former Director of Engineering Development, NASA

Wells, Joel
Former Countdown Commentator, NASA

Wetmore, Michael E.
Former Director, Safety and Mission Assurance

Wiley, Warren I.
Former Director, Office of Chief Engineer

Willcoxon, Rita G.
Former Director, Launch Vehicle Processing

Whitlow Jr., Dr. Woodrow
Former Deputy Director, Kennedy Space Center, NASA

Winchell, Michael G.
Former Chief Counsel, NASA

Wistrand, Gary L.
Former Chief, Center Services

Page Last Updated: September 30th, 2013
Page Editor: Kay Grinter