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Certified Mine Safety Professional

International Academy of Mine Safety & Health


International Academy of Mine Safety & Health (IAMSH) of SME administers the CMSP program.

The board is charged with the development and maintenance of the new CMSP program and is led by Chair John Loff-Peterson.


John Loff-Peterson, CSP, CRSP, CMSP
Health and Safety Program Manager

Robert Pedigo
(Vice Chair)
CEO, Pedigo & Associates

Mr. William (Bill) York-Feirn, CMSP
(Past Chair)
Manager, Mine Safety Program
State of Colorado

Donavan Hebig, CMSP, CRSP, CSP
Mining Health and Safety Expert

Hans Gerardo Sandoval Ebensperger
Health & Safety Manager, Codelco Chile

Melanie Penoyar-Perez
(SME Staff)
Chief Operating Officer

Ernest Miranda, CMSP
Mining Health and Safety Expert
Miranda Training Solutions LLC

Scott Stilgenbauer
Senior Advisor, Health, Safety & Security
Rio Tinto-Resolution Copper

Kimberly Walster, CMSP
Safety and Training Specialist

Brian McNamara, CMSP
Safety Director – Palm Beach Aggregates, LLC

Mr. Mike Brnich, CMSP
Former Lead, Mining Engineering Technology Integration Team
NIOSH Mining Research Division

Kirk McDaniel, Phd, CMSP, PE, QP
Underground Ventilation and Confinement SME
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)