Safe-Wise Associate Staff

Alan C. Mogridge
Safety and Risk Consultant

Alan brings more than 20 years of YMCA practical knowledge and experience in aquatic safety & programming, wellness, day & resident camping and child care. In addition to his strong program background Alan has served as: Associate Executive Director for the Greater Waterbury YMCA, CT; Executive Director for the YMCA of Central Connecticut Coast – Valley Branch, CT; and as CEO for the Mount Desert Island YMCA, ME.

Alan graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from the University of Maine in Orono. He received his Y-USA Organizational Leader status in 2005.

In addition to his YMCA leadership roles, Alan has served as an Instructor, Instructor Trainer, and Faculty Trainer for Y-USA, the American Red Cross and ASHI (American Safety & Health Institute) in the areas of Aquatics (as a Lifeguarding, Swim Instructor and Pool Operator Trainer), Fiscal Management, Group Work and Facilitation Skills for Trainers. He also served on the YMCA of the USA’s Trainer Quality Team and attends OSHA Compliance & Workplace Safety Training’s yearly.

Alan is also a third generation Rotarian, and is currently a member of the Bar Harbor / MDI Rotary Club. He resides in Trenton, ME with his wife Amanda and recently welcomed the newest addition to his family, his daughter Eve. Alan loves spending time with his family, the outdoors, hiking, hunting, fishing, and traveling in his free time.

John Pearson
Staff Consultant – New England
National Training Staff

clip_image002_002John has over 36 years in not-for-profit management experience.  He founded a new Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) agency in Framingham, MA, joined the national staff in 1979, and in 1984 he moved back to the local level, joining the Boston agency.  In Boston, he held the position of CEO for over 25 years.

John has developed and demonstrated expertise in many areas of nonprofit management including child safety and sexual abuse prevention, along with strong risk management knowledge.  John developed a national protocol for screening volunteers in the late 1980s by studying all then-known incidences of child sexual assault.  Part of that protocol included a reporting system that allows for continuous learning from past experience that informs future training, thus leading to constant improvement and relevance of the screening process.  John is considered an international trainer and leading authority on child sexual abuse prevention.

John and his wife Susan have two daughters and one grandson.  He loves being on the ocean either sailing or in his off-shore fishing boat.  He and Susan are restoring his families’ 18th century homestead in Harpswell, Maine.  John is doing the finish carpentry on the home’s addition that now has the modern conveniences of indoor plumbing, heat, and electricity.

Bill Starmer
Staff Consultant – West Coast

BillStarmer-12-09Bill has over 40 years of nonprofit leadership experience. He led organizations in Michigan and Arizona before moving to Las Vegas to become the President and CEO of the YMCA of Southern Nevada. Bill then served as a safety and risk consultant for YMCAs through the Y Services Corporation. Bill is now retired from full-time work but continues to work with organizations as a consultant and interim.

Bill brings significant resources and experience to Safe-Wise from facility development and construction to risk management consulting.  Additionally he has extensive experience in assisting troubled organizations in their turn-around efforts; helping them implement effective policies and procedures, solve risk management issues and incorporate efficient management solutions.

Bill enjoys golf, hiking and other outdoor pursuits. He currently resides in Las Vegas with his wife Heather. They enjoy time there and at their mountain retreat home.