Linda Connell is a Research Psychologist in the Human Systems Integration Division at the NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA. She has been working at NASA Ames Research Center since 1981 and has participated in numerous studies with domestic and international research teams to explore human factors issues in aviation and other industries in which her skills as Private Pilot and Registered Nurse have been invaluable. During her graduate work at San Jose State University, she completed her Master’s degree in experimental psychology with her thesis on physiological countermeasures to jet lag. In 1997, she was appointed as the Director of the NASA Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS). During these 15 years, she has managed a nearly 100% increase in report intake and the modernization of the ASRS. Ms Connell has completed coursework from USC in Aviation Accident Investigation and Legal Aspects of Aviation Safety. Additionally, Ms Connell has received numerous NASA and industry recognition and awards including: appointment as honorary member of the Guild of Spanish Pilots; recognition from Mexican Pilot’s Association, Honor and Justice Commission for participation in ASPA/ICAO Regional Seminar on Safety Reporting Threat and Error Management (TEM) and Cabin Safety; “Partners in Safety” Award from Alaska Air Carriers Association; and SEPLA (Spanish Air Line Pilots Association) Award for contributions to the development of the Spanish Reporting System (SRS). Ms. Connell also consults on the application of the ASRS confidential reporting model to numerous organizations, including: Int’l Confidential Aviation Safety Systems (group of 12 international aviation reporting systems); Institute of Medicine, Development of Patient Safety Data Standards, Member-Liaison Panel; Advisory Board Member, Int’l Fire Chiefs Association, National Fire Fighter Near-Miss Reporting System; and currently NASA Program Director for FRA/NASA Confidential Close-Call Reporting System for the U.S. Railroad Industry.