Meet the Staff

IVODGA Commitment To The Dangerous Goods Transportation Industry

Our pledge to you - IVODGA's highly skilled, efficient and congenial staff is available to personally answer member's questions regarding ocean borne container traffic of dangerous goods. We are a member-responsive industry association that consistently strives to achieve total member satisfaction.

IVODGA contracts with Hazardous Materials / Dangerous Goods transportation industry professionals, Lara Mehr Currie and John V. Currie, of Currie Associates Inc. to provide professional association management services to this dynamic organization.



Currie Associates Inc. - is a privately held New York corporation founded in 1990. The corporation has historically provided, on a worldwide basis, dangerous goods / hazardous materials transportation consulting, training, auditing and association management services.

Lara Mehr Currie, Administrator

John V. Currie, Administrator and Chief Technical Officer

Christine M. Yakush, Vice President Member Services

Lori Buckius, Marketing Director

Anne Barry, Communications Director


Instructors & Technical Consultants:

Don Bossow, Sr. Regulatory Advisor

Tom Ferguson, Lead Technical Consultant 

Julie Prescott, Sr. Technical Consultant

L'Gena Shaffer, Sr. Technical Consultant 

Rodolfo Koria Maynez, Technical Consultant

Adria Mead, Technical Consultant