AIRPORT V 26 OICE, JANUARY 2022
Global Elite Group’s Joseph D’Ascoli and Joseph Scarano accepting a 2021 Platinum ‘ASTORS’
Award for for 'Best Airport/Aviation Security Solution' at the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards
TSA OFFICER | EWR, TC
A woman with a two-month old infant was passing through
security when she noticed her baby wasn’t breathing and she
started screaming for help.
Cecelia Morales, a 10-year EMT
veteran and TSA officer, leaped over the checkpoint conveyor
belt and held the infant carefully to keep his airway open,
then placed him face down on her arm and patted him on the
back. No response. She tried again, and the second time he
started to breathe again!”
Christina Kiley | EWR CX Experience, PANYNJ
TSA Officer Cecilia Morales, a trained EMS technician,
came to the rescue at Newark airport. When a
mother lifted her baby to go through the security line she
noticed he was not breathing. Officer Morales jumped
over the checkpoint conveyor belt and performed the infant
Heimlich twice maneuver on him. The TSA officer’s
quick action saved the child’s life.
Lisa Scully Leiponis, former GM LGA and active in contributing to the aviation
industry, has been elected to the Board of Airports Council International
(ACI) North America World Business Partner/Associates Board. She joins
JFKIAT CEO Roel Huinink holding a Director position and Huntley Lawrence.
Aviation Director, PANYNJ as At-Large Representative, Large Hub Airports, from
April Gasparri, former airside manager at JFK airport has returned to the NY
area, as GM of Westchester County Airport (KHPN) in White Plains managed by
managed by AvPorts,
Peter Scherrer – who served as manager of the Westchester County Airport
since 2005 – has been promoted to vice president of Airport Management Services
and is part of the executive team.
Patty Clark, recipient of the Francis McKelvey award, nominated by you, Dr.
Mike Ball, Dr. Dave Lovell, Dr. Megan Ryerson and Dennis Yap.. Clark retired as
Aviation Executive from PNYNJ and establishing a new company of her own.
Deputy Chief Brian Roe of Customs and Border Protection
passed away on December 14, 2021, at 69 years
of age. He spent the past 30 years at JFK Airport working
for the Immigration and Naturalization Service and then
Customs and Border Protection. He was best known for
his expertise in immigration and admissibility law and was
forever the teacher to the newest generation of officers. He
loved to spend time with his grandchildren, play golf, cook, and watch his beloved
NY Jets. He is survived by his wife, two children, and four grandchildren. He will
be remembered as a great employee but an even better human being and will be
sorely missed by his CBP family.
Mr. Luis Ramos is a former American Airlines employee, and the parent of
LGA GSE Crew Chief Steve Ramos, was given Angel Flight honor by American
Airlines. Mr. Luis Ramos retired in September 2001 from American Airlines with
30 years as a customer service manager.
Dr. John Lo Pinto of the USDA retired after serving in his position working at
the Ark, animal facility at JFK Airport.
Custom Border Protection Retirees
Entry Supervisor Samir Attia
Supervisory Liquidation Specialist Joseph DiSalvo
Supervisory Import Specialist Michelle Torres
Supervisory Import Specialist Joanne Tesoriero
Vaughn’s next gen pilots
FAA funds development
Vaughn was awarded a share of $5
million in FAA grants
to educate the next generation of
pilots and other aviation professionals.
The Aircraft Pilots Aviation Workforce
Development Grants were awarded
to accredited higher-education institutions,
high schools, state and local
governments and flight schools.
Said FAA Administrator Steve Dickson,
“These grants help nurture interest
in aviation at an early age to build a
career during one of the most dynamic
times in aviation history.”
Grantees can use the funding to
create and deliver curriculum designed
to prepare students to become aircraft
pilots, aerospace engineers, or unmanned
aircraft systems operators.
To maintain the safest and most efficient
aerospace system well into the
future, the FAA recognizes the need to
create a robust pipeline of skilled and
diverse professionals. These grants are
one way the agency is working to address
the projected shortages of aircraft