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TGCC 2019


President - Jason Baker

Jason Baker is a senior systems engineer at Transocean Offshore International in Houston, Texas. He is responsible for leading a team of systems engineers deploying MBSE for the development of safety critical systems. He received a B.S. in Human Factors from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and a M.E. in Systems Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology. He has received various professional certifications including, INCOSE CSEP and TUV Rheinland Functional Safety Engineer. Previously he worked for Barrios Technology, contracted to BP, performing requirements development, analysis, integration and verification for various oil and gas systems. Prior to BP, he worked in NASA Mission Operations Division performing real time mission support for the International Space Station operations

Past President - Tim Brady


TBradyMr. Brady has over 30 years of experience at NASA.  He has worked in the NASA Engineering and Safety Center’s (NESC) Systems Engineering Office at JSC since December 2007.  In this assignment, he provides NESC support to the International Space Station and Orion Multi-Purpose Crewed Vehicle Programs.  He also participates in NASA initiatives to advance systems engineering capability within the agency.  

Prior to this assignment, Mr. Brady worked in the NASA Headquarters Office of the Chief Engineer.  During this year-long assignment, his primary focus was supporting improvement of Systems Engineering development at NASA.  Mr. Brady has also worked in the Space Shuttle Orbiter Project Office as the Project Manager responsible for developing flight hardware to perform on-orbit tile repair on the Space Shuttle.   Mr. Brady has extensive experience related to the development of extravehicular activity (EVA) flight equipment. 

Mr. Brady earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Notre Dame and Master of Science degrees from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Kentucky.

Vice President - Abe Hudson


AbeAbe Hudson is systems engineer at Barrios Technology working for the International Space Station (ISS) Program, Mission and Program Integration (MAPI) Contract. He has helped manage the operational ground rules, requirements, and constraints for the Space Station. Abe also worked on a Barrios contract for Transocean where he was a systems engineer on safety critical project.

 Prior to working for Barrios Technology, Abe was a requirements analysist for 11 years at United Space Alliance where he worked in the Space Shuttle Flight Software group. There, he worked with NASA Astronauts and the Astronaut Training Office to develop new flight displays for the Shuttle. Abe also performed Shuttle flight software verification and validation using a Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Level 5 process. 

Abe earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Oklahoma in Aerospace Engineering.

Treasurer - Jeff Hahn

Jeff received Bachelor of Science degrees in Aerospace Engineering and Mechanical Engineering from the University of Missouri - Rolla. During his time with Jacobs Engineering at the Johnson Space Center (JSC), he has served in various project engineering, systems engineering, and project management roles on small and large development and flight projects ranging from a $20k to $20M/year. Those project have included the International Space Station Crew Health Care System, Max Launch Abort System, Capsule Parachute Assembly System, and Emergency Mask System. Jeff also served as the project manager for commercialization and outreach efforts and worked to create partnerships between the Engineering Directorate, commercial companies, and Jacobs. Prior to coming to JSC, he served as a test engineer in the Unitary Tunnel and Mach 4 Blow-down Facilities in the Hypersonic Air-breathing Propulsion Branch at Langley Research Center.

Jeff currently serves as the section manager for the Crew and EVA Projects in the project development group

Secretary - Angie Bukley

ABukley Profile PictureDr. Angie Bukley is the Senior Project Manager for Biosciences and STEM in the Human Exploration and Space Flight Division, Civil Systems Group, The Aerospace Corporation, Houston, TX. She is also a member of the NASA Engineering Safety Center Systems Engineering Technical Discipline Team. With over 35 years of professional experience, Dr. Bukley’s career has spanned a broad range of defense and space systems research, analysis, design, and technical management. She holds a PhD from the University of Alabama in Huntsville, having completed her MS and BS degrees at Mississippi State University.

Dr. Bukley worked at the NASA Marshall Spaceflight Center from 1990-1997 as an aerospace engineer. She then worked with The Aerospace Corporation from 1998-2003 in Albuquerque, NM serving as a systems engineer in the Airborne Laser Program Office. In 2003 she joined the Ohio University Russ College of Engineering as the C. Paul Stocker Visiting Professor in the School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science in Athens, OH and in 2005, assumed the role of associate dean for research & graduate studies for the College. Dr. Bukley then served from 2007-2009 as associate vice president and chief administrator of the University of Tennessee Space Institute, Tullahoma, TN. In 2009, she joined the International Space University (ISU) at their Central Campus in Strasbourg, France to serve as associate dean and Space Studies Program (SSP) director. In 2011, she was promoted to dean and vice president for academics and research. She re-joined The Aerospace Corporation in late 2014 as a member of the Civil Systems Group.

Dr. Bukley has nearly 100 technical publications to her credit, including four books, and has received nearly 30 awards for teaching and technical merit. She is a Member of the AIAA (Associate Fellow), American Astronautical Society, International Federation for Automatic Control, INCOSE, and several other professional societies. In addition, she serves on the boards of two universities, a non-profit, and a space start-up. 

Programs Director (Aerospace) - Robbie McAfoos
Director and Program Manager, Mission and Program Integration Contract (MAPI)

Robert McAfoos is the Barrios Director and Program Manager for the International Space Station (ISS) Program, Mission and Program Integration (MAPI) Contract.  He is responsible for managing the overall direction of the contract, including organization, staffing, budget, and both technical and financial contract performance.  McAfoos is responsible for managing subcontractors performing MAPI work, establishing project goals related to the contract, and interfacing with the customer regarding contract status.

McAfoos has served as a Program Manager for Barrios' largest contracts since 2001.  He has managed programs and contracts in the Mission Operations Directorate (Space Program Operations Contract), ISS Program Office (Mission Integration Contract), and the Crew Exploration Vehicle (Orion Project Integration Contract) with employees working technical disciplines of engineering, operations, flight control, training, configuration management, data management, and program planning and control.  
His most recent position prior to assuming the MAPI Program Manager role was the leader of a Barrios initiative which successfully established a business base in the Houston area oil and gas market.
McAfoos began his career at Honeywell where he designed, developed, and tested algorithms for the Entry Flight Control System of the Space Shuttle.  While at Honeywell he led teams developing avionics systems at the Systems and Research Center, marketing and contracts in a motor factory, and establishing the Houston Engineering Center. 
McAfoos has a Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering, from University of Tennessee and a Master of Science, Electrical Engineering, from the University of Minnesota.  He holds Project Management Professional and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certifications.

Programs Director (Oil & Gas) - Mia Zager

Membership Director - Tim Wood, CSEP
TimWoodBioPicTim Wood is a systems engineer at ERC Inc on the JETS contract for NASA working the Exploration Extravehicular Mobility Unit Project.  Tim started his career as a safety and reliability engineer with a NASA contractor where he quickly found his way into systems engineering.  Prior to his current position he spent four years as a mechanical engineer designing subsea completion strings with a large oil and gas service company.   

His SE focus has primarily been on requirements, verification, and interface management with a secondary focus on SE database architecture and management.  Tim has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Southern Illinois University and a Master’s of Science Degree in Systems Engineering and Architecture from University of Southern California.

TGCC Ambassador - Anthony Bullion

Bullion_picAnthony Bullion is a Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP), with over 20 years of experience in both aerospace and oil and gas, working for Jacobs Engineering at the Johnson Space Center (JSC).  In his aerospace career, he has worked in the test and verification organization of Orion, program management on International Space Station (ISS) Program, and in Space Shuttle Upgrades organization.  In his oil and gas career, he has worked as a field engineer and chemist in drilling and milling operations as well as leading organizations in requirements management and systems engineering to engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) projects.  

Anthony holds B.S. in Physics from Lamar University and M.S. in Physics and Systems Engineering from University of Houston at Clear Lake. 

Web Master - Robert Crain (CSEP)


Robert CrainMr. Crain is an INCOSE Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP), a United States Navy Submariner veteran qualified in SSN and SSBN submarines and has over 30 years of Systems Engineering experience with 28 of those years working four major NASA programs (SpaceLab, The International Space Station (ISS), Constellation, and currently Exploration). During his tenure he has performed various functions including Systems Engineering, Project Management, Command and Data Handling (C&DH) Engineering, Integration Engineering, Requirements Management, Enterprise Architect, and Model Based Systems Engineering development. He was nominated for the Rotary National Award for Space Achievement (RNASA) Stellar Award for MBSE methodology development.  Mr. Crain was awarded a NASA Silver Snoopy Award for his efforts related to the development of the ISS Flight Emulator, which was used to test ISS Elements on the Ground prior to Flight. Additionally, he has instructed courses in AC/DC and Digital Electronic Theory.  He is currently a Staff Engineer for MEI Technologies, Inc.

Conference Chair - TBA


Conference Technical Chair - Kevin Orr (CSEP)

KOrrKevin Orr has an 19 + year career in the Systems Engineering domain specializing in requirements, verification, and performance parameters. Have worked for Barrios over the last 6 months supporting International Space Station project doing various System Engineering and Requirements Management tasks. Prior to that spent a couple of years providing System Engineering (SE) leadership with GE Oil & Gas for Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) Subsea projects and SE functional improvements. SE time with GE has included managing interfaces, performing Extended Factory Acceptance Testing (EFAT) for Subsea Manifolds, SE manager for field extensions, authoring System Engineering Management Plan, and testing product lifecycle management tools.. Previous 16 years were with Boeing providing System Engineering leadership for various space and military projects focused on system level functional architecture/analysis , Project Technical Performance Measures (TPMs) requirements (system, subsystem, and interface) , traceability, and verification products. Currently hold active certificates as Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP) and Project Management Professional (PMP). Always interesting in sharing the SE industry with others and actively participate in local professional chapters including membership in Texas Gulf Coast Chapter (TGCC) and Clear Lake Galveston Chapter of Project Management Institute (PMI-CLG).

Communications - Rey Climacosa


Rey_CRey Climacosa is a systems engineer at Barrios Technology. He is responsible for implementing the use of IBM DOORS Next Generation (DNG) on the International Space Station (ISS) Mission and Program Integration (MAPI) Contract. He helps manage DNG upgrades in the NASA IT environment, performs system administration functions to ensure the DNG software is configured and operating, helps train personnel on the DNG software and is the project lead on the ISS documentation project.

Prior to working for Barrios Technology, Rey was a requirements engineer at TechnipFMC for 6.5 years where he worked on the Requirements Management System. Prior to TechnipFMC, Rey worked for 12 years at various NASA contractors working as a Test Project Engineer in the Johnson Space Center (JSC) Electronics Systems Test Laboratory (ESTL), Project Engineer on the Vehicle Health and Monitoring System (VHMS) Shuttle upgrade project, Systems Engineer and Project Manager on the Station-Shuttle Power Transfer System (SSPTS) upgrade project and as a Systems Safety Engineer for the Shuttle Remote Manipulator System (SRMS) also known as the Shuttle Robotic Arm.

Mr. Climacosa has earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University, and a Master of Science in Computer Engineering from the University of Houston at Clear Lake. He also has an MBA from the University of Houston and is an INCOSE Certified Systems Engineer Professional (CSEP).