John Haynes serves as Program Manager for Health and Air Quality Applications in the Applied Sciences Program of the NASA Earth Science Division at Headquarters in Washington, DC. The Program promotes the use of Earth observations in air quality management and public health, particularly involving environmental health and infectious diseases.
Among his responsibilities, John is Co-Chair of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) Health Community of Practice and Earth Observations for Health. He serves as the NASA Mission Applications Lead on Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (NPP), Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM), Tropospheric Emissions: Monitoring Pollution (TEMPO), Multi-Angle Imager for Aerosols (MAIA), and Geostationary Carbon Observatory (GeoCarb) Satellite Missions.
John entered NASA Headquarters in 2002 through the Presidential Management Fellowship (PMF) program. As required by the PMF program, John completed two detail assignments during his fellowship (NOAA and the US House of Representatives). John converted to a civil service position at NASA Headquarters in August 2004 upon graduation from the PMF program.
John has received several awards during his tenure at NASA including a NASA Aviation Safety and Security Program Award, two NASA Group Achievement Awards, a One NASA Award, a 2017 Team Excellence Award, and NASA's 2020 Exceptional Service Medal. In 2006, John was honored by his alma mater (the University of South Alabama) as an Exceptional Alumnus of the School of Meteorology.
John received his master’s degree in Meteorology from the University of Oklahoma and bachelor’s degree in Meteorology from the University of South Alabama.