Board of Directors

Board of Directors 2017-03-25T15:03:11+00:00
Bonnie Woodruff
Bonnie WoodruffVice Chairman
Bonnie Woodruff’s background includes working as a nurse in a burn unit and teaching fire safety to nursing students while on the faculty at University of Virginia. After her son, Ben, died in a fraternity fire at the University of North Carolina in 1996, Bonnie became an advocate for fire sprinklers. She is currently a member of the North Carolina Residential Fire Sprinkler Coalition. She has been a member of Common Voices since 2007.

3513 Chaucer Place
Raleigh, NC 27609
919-624-3378 (M)
919-782-9657 (H)

Vickie Pritchett
Vickie PritchettSecretary/Treasurer
Vickie Pritchett became involved in the fire service in 1997. Vickie served as the Community Development Liaison for the Town of Pleasant View and Executive Director of the Joint Economic & Community Development Board of Cheatham County at the time she began her service to the local volunteer fire department. During this time she was instrumental in bringing fire service officials, builders and developers, and elected officials together. This coordination resulted in a zero-square-foot fire sprinkler ordinance for the town in 2001, and countywide in 2006.

Vickie is also Director of Outreach & Government Relations for the National Fire Sprinkler Association, a Board member for The Phoenix Society, Steering Committee member of the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition, Board member of the IAFC Fire & Life Safety Section, and a member of the NFPA and ICC.

Vickie currently serves as Director of Common Voices.

685 Double Branch Road
Dickson, TN 37055
615-533-0305 (M)
615-446-9011 (H)

Vina Drennan
Vina Drennan
Since Vina’s husband’s death, FDNY Captain John Drennan, Vina has testified at national, state and local government forums on behalf of fire safety awareness. She has appeared on national television and radio shows and has published articles in several national magazines. Vina is a founding member of the National Fallen Firefighter Foundation’s Fire Service Survivors Network and a founding advocate of Common Voices.

8 Juniper Street
Jersey City, NJ 07305
201-401-6663 (M)
201-985-8255 (H)

Wayne Gey
Wayne Gey
Wayne Gey, CEO of Wayne Automatic Fire Sprinklers Inc., has served a two-year term as president of the National Fire Sprinkler Association and has been on the board of directors for the Florida Sprinkler Association for more than 30 years.

15211 Vinola Place
Montverde, FL 34756-3022
407-877-5542 (H)
407-509-9464 (M)

Gregg Huennekens
Gregg HuennekensChairman
Gregg Huennekens is CEO of USA Fire Protection, Lake Forest, IL. Huennekens has been involved with the National Fire Sprinkler Association for more than 25 years, participating on the board of directors at every level including two terms as chair.

28427 North Ballard – Unit H
Lake Forest, IL 60045
(847) 736-3496 (M)

John Viniello
John Viniello
John was President of the National Fire Sprinkler Association for 28 years.

29 Indian Hill Road
Brewster, NY 10509
(914) 672-4201 (M)

Dan Jones
Dan Jones
When Dan Jones took the position of Chapel Hill (North Carolina) fire chief in 1990, he says the fire department didn’t provide much more than fire service – but now it also provides emergency medical service, rescue services, and more.

Along the way, Chief Jones and his team faced a number of serious challenges – perhaps most notably a tragic fire in 1996 at the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity house, which killed five students but also led to significant policy changes for new developments that have made the community (and others) much safer.

“That was a horrible tragedy,” Jones says, “but a lot of good came out of it – sprinkler systems in student housing, not only here in Chapel Hill but also in other parts of the country – and I felt good about the fact that we were able to turn that tragedy into a lot of positive things.”

Chief Jones retired from the Chapel Hill Fire Department in 2015.

Chapel Hill Fire Department
150 Wilder Ridge
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
919-933-8087 (H)
919-697-5976 (M)