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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Board on Human System Integration
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
Staff and Contact Information

Board on Human-Systems Integration
The National Academies
Keck Center
500 5th Street, NW – 11th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20001
Tel: (202) 334-3453 | Fax: (202) 334-2210


Toby Warden, Ph.D., Director, 202-334-3453
Daniel E.J. Talmage, Jr., Program Officer, (202) 334-2326
Heather Kreidler
, Associate Program Officer, (202) 334-1326
Tina M. Latimer, Program Coordinator, 202-334-3218


STAFF Biographies (alphabetical)


Heather BreinerHeather Kreidler, M.S.
Associate Program Officer

Heather Kreidler is an Associate Program Officer for the Board on Environmental Change and Society and the Board on Human-Systems Integration. She started at the Academies in 2008, and her work has included studies and workshops on wide-ranging topics including public health, nutrition and dietary guidance, and issues facing children, youth, and families. Recently she has been working on environmental topics, including a study on social and behavioral science knowledge and its application to meteorology, weather forecasting, and hazard preparedness. Prior to the Academies, Heather worked at a commercial real estate company where she researched and managed rooftop communication infrastructures. Heather received a B.S. in business management from Kutztown University in Pennsylvania and her M.S. in Environmental Science and Policy from George Mason University.
Tina M. Latimer Staff PhotoTina M. Latimer
Program Coordinator

Tina M. Latimer is the Program Coordinator for the Committee on Law and Justice, Committee on Population, Board on Environmental Change and Society, and Board on Human-Systems Integration. Tina joined the CLAJ staff in the spring of 2014 after 19 years of experience working in law firms as an Office Manager and Executive Legal Secretary. She also worked as a staff assistant to the U.S. Congressional Subcommittee on Commerce, Consumer Protection and Competitiveness. Through these experiences, she developed excellent skills in managing the overall administrative and logistical procedures in a busy environment. She is responsible for coordinating the reporting requirements, administrative functions and logistical support for CLAJ and the project committees. She supervises the Program Assistants for all projects, provides support to the Board Director and ensures the smooth implementation of DBASSE and NRC procedures. She is currently pursuing a B.S. in criminology and criminal justice from the University of Maryland.
Daniel TalmageDaniel E.J. Talmage, Jr.
Program Officer

Daniel E.J. Talmage, Jr. is a Program Officer with more than 16 years of experience at the National Academies. He has rejoined the staff of the Board on Human-Systems Integration to be the study director of the Workshop on Human-Automation Interaction Considerations for Unmanned Aerial System Integration. Previously in DBASSE he served as a study director for CLAJ working on the Committee on Strengthening Forensic Science at the National Institute of Justice and the Committee on a Prioritized Plan to Implement a Developmental Approach in Juvenile Justice Reform. For BOHSI, Daniel also lead the team that completed the FAA-sponsored, Assessment of Staffing Needs of Systems Specialists in Aviation. He previously worked for thirteen years for the Division of Engineering and Physical Sciences where he worked on studies for the intelligence community under the TIGER (Technology Insight-Gauge, Evaluate, and Review) Standing Committee. He was responsible for leading multiple studies dealing with the interface of science, technology, and innovation, and U.S. national security, including Human Performance Modification: Review of Worldwide Research with a View to the Future, S&T Strategies of Six Countries: Implications for the United States, and Persistent Forecasting of Disruptive Technologies. Daniel also worked for the Air Force Studies Board on Air Force technology-related studies and for the Board on Army Science and Technology working on chemical demilitarization studies. Prior to the National Academies, he served as Manager of Issues Management and State and Local Government Affairs at the Public Affairs Council where he organized a variety of workshops and conferences. He holds a B.B.A. from Radford University and received an M.B.A. from Thunderbird School of Global Management.
Toby WardenToby Warden, Ph.D.
Board Director

Toby Warden is the director for the Board on Human-Systems Integration (BOHSI) and the Board on Environmental Change and Society. Dr. Warden is returning to the Academies after a 2-year period as Director of Scientific Administration for the Department of Neurological Sciences and Assistant Professor at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, spearheading strategic planning efforts to foster research collaboration. At the Academies previously, she began in 2009 as a study director on climate change and weather related activities with the Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate. She joined BOHSI in 2011 as a study director, and later associate board director, working on a number of activities related to worker safety, safety culture, systems design and organizational performance. She holds a Ph.D. in Social Ecology with an emphasis on Environmental Analysis and Design from the University of California, Irvine. A member of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society she also holds a certificate in Business Fundamentals from HBX/Harvard Business School.



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