Associates 2014-12-13T12:32:04+00:00

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Irina Flowers, Senior Associate  – e-Learning Design

irinaMrs. Flowers has worked as a multimedia specialist and e-learning technologist on multiple government contracts (U.S. Army, DTRA, USCG) for the last fifteen years. Working at Computer Science Corporation (CSC), Camber Corporation, Unitech, and Lockheed Martin, she provided layout and design work for courseware, print-based compositions, 2D and 3D illustrations, video, original artwork and web-based interactive media.

Some of her projects for the Defense Threat Reduction Agency won the Federal Government Distance Learning Association’s Pioneer award for breaking new ground and demonstrating leadership and best practices in the development or application of online or blended learning technologies to meet workplace challenges impacting the Federal Government.

Mrs. Flowers most recently participated in serious game design and development initiated by Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center (VMASC). This project included a wide range of tasks such as interface design, 3D character modeling as well as texture painting, 2D illustration, and environment design.


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Karyn Boxwell, Senior Associate – Environmental Health and Safety

Karyn BoxwellMrs. Boxwell has twenty years of experience in maritime safety, rescue, security, and response operations. She enlisted in the Coast Guard in 1993 and served in leadership positions such as Executive Petty Officer and Operations Officer. She has in-depth knowledge of small boat and shipboard operations and is an expert in search and rescue, maritime law enforcement, marine safety and inspections, and maritime homeland security operations. Mrs. Boxwell also served as a USCG Tactical Boat Operator, performing both domestic and overseas Port Security operations.

Mrs. Boxwell has an extensive background in safety and occupational health, and disaster and emergency response. She acted as an On Scene Commander during Hurricane Rita where she coordinated or contributed to the rescue of over 1,000 citizens. While serving as Site Safety Officer for marine incident response operations, she implemented medical plans, fatigue standards, personal protective equipment guidelines, and coordinated treatment of acute exposures. She is an experienced instructor who has taught First Aid and CPR, HAZWOPER, and general health and safety to hundreds throughout her career.


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Dennis Sullivan, Senior Associate – Maritime Regulatory Compliance

Mr. Sullivan spent eight years as a senior marine inspector in Alaska where he was responsible for all marine inspections, covering cruise vessels, passenger vessels, tank ships, freight ships, offshore supply vessels, drilling rigs, and Alaska State Ferries.

He worked the inspections branch in Juneau where responsibilities included scheduling, evaluating, and inspecting vessels to ensure compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, policies, and international conventions. Areas of expertise include safety, security, environmental and operations.

Prior to his tours in Alaska, Mr. Sullivan was a marine inspector in USCG Sector Guam where he ensured the compliance of foreign and domestic vessels with all applicable U.S. laws, regulations, policies, international conventions, and inspection standards. He was qualified to inspect small passenger vessels, foreign freight vessels, foreign tank vessels, foreign passenger vessels, and worked on facility inspection teams.

Mr. Sullivan is an expert in SOLAS and all of the associated codes including the International Ship and Port Security (ISPS) code, the Marine Transportation Security Act (MTSA), and the International Safety Management (ISM) code. His Port State Control experience includes vessels that came from non-compliant countries, where he acted as the representative official for their first port of entry to the U.S.


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