Charles K. Anderson, Ph.D., CPE   

      Dr. Anderson is deeply involved with numerous large national companies in the development of physical ability testing batteries that meet the requirements of the Americans With Disabilities Act. Among the industries included are grocery distribution, soft-drink distribution, retail distribution and shipbuilding. As part of these activities, he has performed three of the largest research studies on the impact of physical ability testing on worker compensation injury experience.

      Dr. Anderson has also been invited to lecture on ergonomics and physical ability testing in England, Canada and across the United States. His other experiences include writing the Voluntary Ergonomic Program Management Guidelines For Food Distribution Centers, training loss control specialists with major insurance companies and serving as a management consultant on several cases regarding OSHA citations for ergonomic hazards.

Dr. Anderson's E-mail is


Kevin P. Holliman, M.S.
   Executive Vice President & General Manager   


     Mr. Holliman received his Masters of Science Degree in Exercise Science and Health promotion from the University of Memphis. Prior to joining Advanced Ergonomics, Mr. Holliman held various positions within HEALTHSOUTH Corporation, including Administrator and Regional Director of Occupational Health Services, where he was involved in marketing and implementation of rehabilitation and prevention services, including ergonomics and physical abilities testing programs. During this time he was instrumental in implementing the Advanced Ergonomics Physical Abilities Testing Program in such companies as SYSCO Food Service, Delta Beverage Group, Time Warner Cable and Kroger.

     Since joining Advanced Ergonomics in 1997, his responsibilities have included marketing employment testing and ergonomics programs to employers, marketing and administering the Ergonomics Testing Specialist program, and coordinating the Advanced Ergonomics Training classes. He currently manages day to day operations and business development.

Kevin's e-mail is


Jim Briggs, OTR/L   
Vice President of Operations

     Mr. Briggs received his Bachelors of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy from Tennessee State University in Nashville Tennessee and also holds a Bachelors of Liberal Arts Degree in Criminal Justice and Business Law from the University of Tennessee at Martin. He has worked in healthcare since 1978 in management and as a therapist in a wide variety of settings, including industrial, outpatient orthopedics, hospital inpatient, geriatrics and traumatic brain injury.

Prior to joining Advanced Ergonomics in 2001, Mr. Briggs was the National Director of Employment Testing for the largest provider of outpatient healthcare services in the nation. He has performed hundreds of employment testing presentations and participates in numerous training and data collection projects.

Mr. Briggs has been published in Facility Safety Management Magazine, HR Times Magazine, The Informer Magazine and American Occupational Therapy Online Magazine. In 2008, Mr. Briggs co-authored peer reviewed and published research in the journal Work; A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation entitled "A Study of the Effectiveness of Ergonomically-Based Functional Screening Tests and Their Relationship to Reducing Worker Compensation Injuries".
In addition to consulting on Physical Ability Testing issues, he speaks nationally on "The Legal Issues Surrounding Physical Abilities Testing" and other related topics. The forums include: Safety, Risk and Loss Prevention Seminars, Society of Human Resource Managers, and Self Insured Associations.

Mr. Briggs was nominated for Gubernatorial Appointment to the Tennessee Workers Compensation Advisory Board in 2009. Served on the American Trucking Association Safety Management Council as Allied Committee Chairman 2010 and 2011. Currently, serving as the Chairman of the Middle Tennessee SHRM Golf for Scholarships Program. 2013 became a certified teacher with the "With Hope In Mind" family education and support program of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and is a current Board member of the Sumner County Tennessee NAMI Board of Directors.

Mr. Briggs is currently responsible for developing business relationships and contractual negotiations for prospective clients and service providers including over 10% of the current Fortune 100 companies and numerous Fortune listed companies, while also providing services to companies as large as 100,000 plus employees to as small as 25 employees in the US, Canada, and Puerto Rico.

Jim's email is



Alison Kerby
  Physical Ability Testing Accounts Manager

     Ms. Kerby received her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology with a minor in Biology from Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, Canada. Prior to joining Advanced Ergonomics, Alison was involved in outpatient rehabilitation as an exercise specialist working for small independent consultants and large corporations both in Canada and the United States. She also worked as an independent consultant conducting therapeutic ball exercise classes, providing fitness testing and personal training, as well as working with occupational therapists as part of the physical rehabilitation team for automobile insurance personal injury claims.

Since joining Advanced Ergonomics Inc in 2000, Ms. Kerby's responsibilities have included marketing and administration of the Ergonomic Specialist Training Program, ongoing administration and management of AEI client accounts and test sites, as well as involvement in the data collection phase and test administrator training for numerous projects and service providers.

Alison's outside interests include photography, art, equestrian activities, travel and spending time with family and friends.

Alison's e-mail is

Tammie Martin
  Data Entry Manager 

     Ms. Martin joined Advanced Ergonomics in 1993. Her critical responsibility is to facilitate the timely processing of test results for the clients of Advanced Ergonomics. Ms. Martin's other areas of involvement within the data entry department include monitoring quality control of client testing programs, processing annual client job requirement reviews, compiling quarterly summaries of testing activity and maintaining test site data bases.

     Ms. Martin's outside interests include reading, gardening and spending time with her family.