[{"id":3,"name":"Dr. Don Bansleben","firstName":"Dr. Don","lastName":"Bansleben","title":"","type":"Evaluation Panel","cms":"judges_g1","image":"image/judges/bansleben_donald.jpg","thumbnail":"image/judges/bansleben_donald.jpg","shortDescription":"Program Manager, Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate","longDescription":"\n\t\n\t\n\t\n\n

Donald A. Bansleben is a Program Manager in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T). 

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Dr. Bansleben manages complex projects in the Biological and Chemical Attack Resiliency programs within DHS S&T.  Those projects focus on developing solutions to DHS Operational Component capability requirements.  In 2013, Dr. Bansleben completed a detail at the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center relating to countermeasures against advanced chemical threats.

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Dr. Bansleben holds a Ph.D. in Polymer Science and Engineering from the University of Massachusetts – Amherst, and Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science degrees in Chemistry from the University of Connecticut. Prior to entering government service in 1999, Dr. Bansleben held various research and supervisory positions with a large chemical and specialty plastics firm.

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Don is also a co-author of 20 scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals and books, and a co-inventor of 14 U.S. Patents. 

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Mr. David Caretti serves as the Chief of the Chemical Biological Protection and Decontamination Division within the Research and Technology Directorate at the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC).  Mr. Caretti has over 27 years of experience in respiratory protection research and development.  He has authored 35 open-literature publications and 42 government technical reports regarding human performance during respirator wear, human factors associated with military and commercial individual protective equipment, and protective assessments of novel respirator designs.  Mr. Caretti has served on several national and international committees addressing the development of consensus chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) respirator standards.  He earned an M.S. Degree in Applied Anatomy and Physiology from Boston University and a B.S. Degree in Biology from The Pennsylvania State University.  As a member of the International Society for Respiratory Protection (ISRP) Mr. Caretti has served on the Journal’s Editorial Board for over 15 years.

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Graduated Summa Cum Laude from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry and Minor in Business.

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From July 1987 – January 1990, served as a Chemist/Analyst with the Naval Intelligence Command.

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From January 1990 to August 2008, served with the United States Secret Service – Technical Security Division, working on protective security projects, protection for special events, and serving as the Branch Chief of the Engineering and Science Research and Development Branch of the Technical Security Division of the Secret Service. 

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In August 2008, transferred to the Department of Homeland Security – Science & Technology Directorate as a Program Manager.  Currently working on several firefighter Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) project, and have successfully transitioned several past project to the commercial marketplace.  Member of the Science and Technology Sub-Committee of the Inter-Agency Board (IAB) and a participant in the Washington DC area Council of Governments HazMat Sub-Committee.

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Dr. Angela Ervin has been supporting R&D research for the federal government for over 25 years. In her current role, she is a Program Manager for the Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology (DHS S&T) Directorate where she manages R&D projects that address first responder needs and requirements. Her specific area of expertise is in the development of sensors for detection of toxic industrial chemicals and chemical warfare agents. Also while at DHS S&T, Dr. Ervin has managed programs in the areas of chemical, biological, and agricultural counterterrorism.

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Dr. Ervin started her career as a bench scientist at the Naval Research Laboratory where she worked on R&D in support of Navy missions. She transitioned into program management as a detail to the Office of Naval Research to assist in the acquisition, evaluation, and funding of basic and applied research efforts which addressed Navy needs in the area of organic, organometallic, and polymeric materials. As a scientist at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division, Dr. Ervin managed applied research projects focused on improved environmental quality for shipboard applications. 

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Dr. Ervin received her Ph.D. in Chemistry from The George Washington University, an MBA from Strayer University, a Master’s of Science in Chemistry from Villanova University, and a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology from Villanova University.  She is also a certified Project Management Professional.

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Dr. Sheila Van Cuyk is a scientist and program manager working in the areas of biological and chemical threat detection, biosurveillance and risk assessment. Dr. Van Cuyk came to DHS from Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) where she was a project lead and technical staff member for multiple efforts in biodetection, biosurveillance, and modeling and simulation. Dr. Van Cuyk began her work at LANL as postdoctoral fellow studying pathogen fate and transport in addition to critical infrastructure vulnerabilities and interdependencies. She was also a postdoctoral fellow at the Colorado School of Mines studying the fate and transport of pathogens and the remediation of contaminated field sites. Dr. Van Cuyk earned her Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in environmental science and engineering at the Colorado School of Mines and B.S. in biology from College of William and Mary.

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