Task Force Leadership Bios

 
 
   
Al Murray Chair
 
Al Murray was elected to the Tustin City Council in November of 2010. He is the Immediate-Past Chairman of the Orange County Fire Authority Board of Directors, were his leadership helped create OCFA’s largest drowning prevention outreach effort in the organization’s history. A past law enforcement professional and police lieutenant with 35 years of experience, he is the recipient of the Irvine Police Department’s highest honor, the Medal of Valor.
 
   
Johnny Johnson Vice Chair
 
For more than 50 years, Johnny Johnson has been a legend in the world of swimming and water safety. He is the owner of Blue Buoy Swim School in Tustin and has taught thousands of children (and multiple Olympians) to swim. He and his wife Cindy founded the Safer 3 Drowning Prevention Program and established the Swim for Life Foundation (now Safer 3 Water Safety Foundation). They are both members of the Board of Directors of the National Drowning Prevention Alliance, Johnny as a founding Board Member and a past president.
 
   
Janet Evans Vice Chair
 
Despite her small size and unorthodox windmill stroke, Janet Evans was a natural-born swimmer who was swimming laps at the age of two. By the end of her storied career, she was considered to be the greatest female distance swimmer of all time. On her path to earning that accolade, Evans earned four individual Olympic gold medals and one silver medal, won seventeen international titles and forty-five US National titles, and broke seven world records, many of which stood for two decades. Janet is a true legend in her sport as well as in women's sports.
 
   
Julie Lopiccolo Vice Chair
 
Julie M. Lopiccolo, Esq. is the Co-Founder and President of the Jasper Ray Foundation for Drowning Prevention and Child Safety. Julie and her husband Jonathan are the parents of Jasper St. Clair a beautiful, healthy and smart 21 month old boy who lost his life to drowning when his babysitter took him without permission to a home with an ungated pool. Jasper was momentarily left unsupervised and found his way outside to the pool where he drowned.
 
   
Dr. Paul Lubinsky Vice Chair
 
Dr. Lubinsky serves as associate director of the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) at CHOC Children's and as medical director of CHOC Children’s Specialists. He specializes in pediatric critical care with expertise in the treatment of respiratory failure, traumatic brain injury, and cardiac intensive care. Throughout his highly-regarded career, Dr. Lubinsky has been a passionate advocate of injury prevention in children and he has lobbied vigorously for community awareness and prevention of drowning.
 
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