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 United Support and Memorial for Workplace Fatalities.


USMWF offers support, guidance and resources to those affected by preventable work-related deaths or serious injuries.



USMWF will be a highly visible, organized community of dedicated people, and nationally recognized non-profit leader driving the transformation of the work environment to safe and healthy conditions for all workers – both today and tomorrow.

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Our Board


peopleTammy Miser, Board President

Ms. Miser resides in Lexington, KY and is the Assistant Executive Director of USMWF. Ms. Miser started USMWF in 2003 after her 32-year-old brother, Shawn Boone, was killed at Hayes-Lemmerz in Huntington, Indiana. Tammy has appeared on 60 Minutes, been interviewed and quoted in local and national newspapers and magazines, given numerous congressional testimonies, given feedback to OSHA on several occasions, spoke in many forums, given training and received multiple awards for her grassroots efforts, and is on the USW Tony Mazzocchi Center Advisory Board.

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peopleTonya Ford, Board

Ms. Ford resides in Lincoln, NE and is the Executive Director of USMWF. Ms. Ford became an active volunteer for USMWF in 2009 after her 51-year-old Uncle Robert (Bobby) Fitch was killed at Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) Company in Lincoln, Nebraska. Tonya has testified at Congressional Hearings, OSHA Listens, hosted the first Worker Safety Awareness Expo in NE and hosts a longstanding Workers Memorial Day Vigil.

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peopleAngel Scharenbroch, Board Secretary

Ms. Scharenbroch resides in Ravenna, MI and became an active volunteer for USMWF in 2014 after her husband Russell killed in June 2014 while working at Grand Rapids Plastics, Inc. in Morley, Michigan. He died cleaning an injection molding machine when he got caught inside and was killed.

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peopleIrma Miller MBA, CPA, Board Treasure

Ms. Miller resides in Lexington, KY and is a MBA, CPA owning her own business. Ms. Miller is very active in the community and currently serving on serving with the Tax Committee at Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountant, Group Leader Woodard (Previously The National Advisor Network) Lexington Group, Hospitality Ministry at University of Kentucky Newman Center, Eucharistic Ministry at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton and in the past with Leadership Council at Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountant, Small Business Committee at Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountant, New CPA Committee at Kentucky Society Certified Public Accountant. Ms. Miller’s most recent publications and speaking engagements were Using Financial Forecasts to Advise Businesses, National Business Institute, Louisville, Kentucky, Accounting Basics for Attorneys, National Business Institute, Lexington, Kentucky, and Accounting and Tax Workshop, Construction Industry Training Program, LFUCG-KSBDC-Bluegrass Airport.

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people Danielle Dole,
Board Member

Ms. Dole resides in Alexandria, VA and became an active volunteer for USMWF in 2012 after her father Sherman Lynn Holmes, 55 killed in February 2011 while working at K&K Forest Products in Evart, Michigan. He died when struck by a felled tree.

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peopleJohn Newquist, Board Member

John Newquist, Board Member, resides in Chicago, IL and has had 29 years in Health and safety. Mr. Newquist became an active volunteer for USMWF in 2012 but had worked beside family-member victims for years previously. Among a few accomplishments John is was a Assistant Regional Administrator OSHA, founding Member of ANSI Z359 Fall Arrest Standards, Certified Safety Professional and Fire Inspector, created the OSHA Fall Arrest Course 3110 and OSHA PSM Classes 3300 and 3400. John was also as a proud member of the US Navy Atlantic Intelligence Command with an Honorable Discharge.

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iconDebi Fergen, Board Member

Ms. Fergen resides in Las Vegas, NV and is the Outreach Coordinator for USMWF. Ms. Fergen became involved with USMWF in 2007after her 26-year-old son, Travis Koehler, was killed at the Orleans Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. Debi has testified before the Nevada Senate, participated the Nevada Legislative process, given congressional testimony, spoken in many forums.

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