Chair: Dr Carol Ramsey
• Country of residence: Texas, USA
• Professional qualifications: Board certified aerospace medicine, occupational medicine, internal medicine
• Number of years as an Associate Fellow: I don’t even know—probably going on 20.
• Other current and past activities/offices held in AsMA or the AFG: I have presented, chaired sessions, written a couple of articles for the “Blue Journal”, but have never held any offices.
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• Current occupations(s); Aerospace Medicine Physician
• Current work position(s); Deputy Regional Flight Surgeon, Southwest Regional Office, FAA, Fort Worth Texas
• Other professional interests/activities; Member of Dwight Holland’s The Galactics and Friends
• Past/present pubic service (elected local/state/federal office, etc.); Sponsored 6 international exchange students
• Volunteer positions/activities; Sponsored 6 international exchange students
• Avocational activities/interests; and choral music, learning German, travel, sailing–-whatever I can find time for while working full time.
• Other information you would like the membership to know about you: I am interested in being nominated for AsMA Fellow this year. Also I anticipate retiring from the FAA within the next year and may have some more time to volunteer with AsMA.
Deputy Chair: Dr Swee Weng Fan
Dr Swee Weng “Buzzlite” FAN
Country of Residence: USA
MS (Aerospace Medicine), MMed (Occupational Medicine), DAvMed (UK), MBBS (Singapore)
Years as an Associate Fellow: 8 years
Other Current/Past Offices held in AsMA or the AFG: Member, Aerospace Human Performance Committee, Member, Aerospace Safety Committee.
I have been with the Environmental Tectonics Corporation (ETC), since 2011 as the Aerospace Physiology R&D Safety and Training Manager. I belong to the Aircrew Training Systems Division as the Subject Matter Expert on Aerospace Medicine and Physiology, serving as a member of the team involved in the development of new aerospace physiology training equipment, training methodology and curriculum. I am also the resident test pilot of the aerospace physiology training equipment manufactured by ETC, which include the human centrifuges, spatial disorientation trainers and the altitude chambers.
I am a former flight surgeon of the Republic of Singapore Air Force, retiring in 2009 as Lieutenant Colonel after 16 years of service. During that time, my duties spanned widely over Aeromedical Operations, Doctrine Development, R&D Management and Aerospace Physiology Training, including the man-rating of the first human centrifuge in Singapore.
I have been involved with General Aviation flying since 2006, with FAA Commercial Pilot License (Instrument Rated) and Certified Flight Instructor (Instrument) qualifications. I am a member of the Civil Air Patrol (Pennsylvania Wing), serving as a Squadron Commander, with qualification as a Transport Mission Pilot.
Deputy Chair: Dr Susan Fondy
COL Susan Fondy, MC, USA, is president of the newly reorganized Society of U.S. Army Flight Surgeons, which merged with the Army Aviation Medical Association this year and became the U.S. Army’s constituent organization in AsMA.
She has just recently been promoted to become the Chief Surgeon of the U.S. Army National Guard, National Guard Bureau, Arlington, VA. She is also a Member-at-Large on the Council of AsMA, the chair of the Education and Training Committee, and a member of several other committees within AsMA.
COL Fondy received her Bachelor of Science in 1989 from the State University of New York, Binghamton. She earned her M.D. from the State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Medicine in 1994. She then did her Pediatric residency in 1997 at the Medical College of Virginia, Richmond. She received her Master of Public Health in 2011 from UTMB, Galveston, TX. She did her Aerospace Medicine Residency at the Naval Aeromedical Institute, Naval Air Station Pensacola, Pensacola, FL.
COL Fondy served three tours in Afghanistan, including Brigade Surgeon, 10th Sustainment BDE, 10th MTN DIV (LI), Fort Drum, NY, and Bagram, Afghanistan, 2004–2007; Battalion Flight Surgeon, 1-101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AASLT), Fort Campbell, KY, and FOB Salerno Afghanistan, 2007–2009; and Brigade Surgeon, Task Force Observe, Detect, Identify, Neutralize, Bagram, Afghanistan, 2013–2014. She also served one tour in Iraq as Chief of Primary Care, 21st Combat Support Hospital, 1st Medical Brigade, Tikrit, Iraq, 2009–2010. She was Chief, Flight Physical Review and Disposition, U.S. Army Aeromedical Activity, Fort Rucker, AL, 2014–2015, and Command Surgeon, 3rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command, Fort Bragg, NC, 2015–2017.
An Associate Fellow of AsMA, COL Fondy is a member of the Army Aviation Association of America, the Association of Aerospace Medicine Specialists, and the Space Medicine Association. Her honors and awards include the Bronze Star Medal, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, five Meritorious Service Medals, the Theodore Lyster Flight Surgeon of the Year for 2014 and the Army Aviation Association of America Medicine Award (Flight Surgeon of the Year, 2008), two Air Medals, and the Army Commendation Medal.