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Appendix E: Biographical Sketches of Invited Speakers and Panelists
Pages 147-172

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From page 147...
... Other current or recent disaster-related research activities include studies of how U.S. cities recover from disasters, evolving trends in disaster philanthropy, the public health response to Hurricane Irene, and a Federal Emergency Management Agency–funded "community tabletop" that focused on how well school systems can prepare for disasters.
From page 148...
... Dr. Anderson continues to serve as a consultant to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Disaster Medical System in the Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, DC, on pediatric disaster needs.
From page 149...
... Blake has been working on behalf of children and families and the social workers who serve them. Prior to rejoining state service, she served as the director of the Institute for Families at the Rutgers School of Social Work, where she oversaw a portfolio of grants and contracts aimed at strengthening
From page 150...
... Brinsfield worked for various organizations, including Massachusetts Homeland Security, Boston Emergency Medical Services (EMS) , Boston Metropolitan Medical Response System, and the del Valle Emergency Preparedness Training Institute.
From page 151...
... She worked for Boston EMS as director of research, training, and quality improvement; medical director for special operations; and associate medical director. She chaired the American College of Emergency Physician's Disaster Committee, co-chaired the Massachusetts State Surge Committee, assisted in the creation of the Massachusetts Alternate Standards of Care Committee, and was the commander of the Massachusetts-1 Disaster Medical Assistance Team and a supervisory medical officer for the International Medical and Surgical Response Team, which responded to the September 11 attacks.
From page 152...
... She has held a variety of positions there since 1991, including clinical director of HIV services and public health physician in the department's communicable disease control program. More recently, she served as medical director of the Acute Communicable Disease Control Program and as program manager of the Public Health Emergency Preparedness Program.
From page 153...
... In this capacity, he provides leadership and oversight for public health preparedness programs and related legislative initiatives in Texas. These efforts combine the disciplines of public health, clinical medicine, emergency management, and public administration to build a state wide public health and medical emergency response infrastructure.
From page 154...
... Mr. Devylder served as special advisor to the secretary of the California Emergency Management Agency from January 2008 to June 2010, focusing on the access and functional needs of people with disabilities in disasters.
From page 155...
... Foltin has published extensively in the field of emergency medical services for children and serves as a consultant to the New York City and New York State departments of health, as well as to federal programs such as the Maternal and Child Health Bureau and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Most recently, Dr.
From page 156...
... Her specialties include EMS administration, program development, coalition building, pediatric emergency care, prehospital and pediatric health care provider education and training, emergency preparedness, prehospital quality improvement and safety, pediatric disaster and surge preparedness, and STEMI and STROKE system development. Peter Gudaitis, M.Div., is president of the National Disaster Interfaiths Network -- a 501(c)
From page 157...
... Ashley Houston is a junior at Hurricane High School in Hurricane, Utah. She is a member of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's national youth preparedness council.
From page 158...
... Hunt led CDC's work to develop and implement trauma systems in low- and middle-income countries. Prior to his work at CDC, he served as professor and chair of the department of emergency medicine at the State University of New York Upstate Medical University in Syracuse.
From page 159...
... Her background includes public health, grants management, and quality improvement as well as more than 30 years of experience in emergency nursing and emergency medical services. She received a bachelor of science in nursing degree from St.
From page 160...
... . OCFS provides oversight and monitoring of more than 21,000 regulated child care providers and another 47,000 legally exempt providers in New York State.
From page 161...
... Dr. Needle has also contributed to work on community resilience, pediatric medical countermeasures, pediatric disaster education, and anthrax guidelines.
From page 162...
... Marcie Roth is director of the Office of Disability Integration and Coordination of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
From page 163...
... He has authored 2 books, 9 computer programming aids, and more than 75 articles and cases that have appeared in Public Health Reports, Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, Long Range Planning, Journal of Systems Management, Business Horizons, Maternal and Child Health Journal, International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters, and others.
From page 164...
... Dr. Schreiber has developed the PsySTART Rapid Mental Health Triage and Incident Management System for use in 88 hospitals and 33 community clinics in Los Angeles County, the District of Columbia, in statewide implementation in Minnesota, and nationally with American Red Cross disaster mental health.
From page 165...
... Dr. Schreiber is currently the mental health team lead for National Disaster Medical System/Disaster Medical Assistance System CA-1 and state disaster mental health advisor for the American Red Cross for Southern California.
From page 166...
... Ms. Smith previously served as the executive director for the National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (NACCRRA)
From page 167...
... UPMC is one of the largest integrated care systems in the nation. Other significant previous roles include acting chief medical officer for a start-up and licensing phase of a new Medicaid health maintenance organization in Erie, Pennsylvania; residency director of the Meadville Medical Center Family Medicine Residency in Meadville, Pennsylvania; and executive vice president of medical affairs of the Health Care Group of St.
From page 168...
... Ginny Sprang, Ph.D., is a professor in the College of Medicine, department of psychiatry, at the University of Kentucky, and the executive director of the UK Center on Trauma and Children, a center whose mission is dedicated to the enhancement of the health and the well-being of children and their families through research, service, and dissemination of information about traumatic stress in pediatric populations.
From page 169...
... Ms. Tatro is a foremost expert on emergency planning for people with disabilities and others with access and functional needs and served as the executive manager and subject-matter expert responsible for developing the Federal Emergency Management Agency document and curriculum on integrating Functional Need Support Services (FNSS)
From page 170...
... Thomas also led the federal regional Interagency Council on Homelessness. Under Emergency Preparedness and Response, ACF Region II partners with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, state government, grantees, and tribes to ensure coordination of essential human services programs during disasters.
From page 171...
... in American literature from George Washington University, a licensed certified social worker– clinical license, and social work supervisor certification from the State of Maryland, and is a board-certified diplomate in clinical social work. He has worked previously as a hospital social worker specializing in work with advanced oncology patients, disaster mental health responder, college English professor, and labor union campaign staffer.
From page 172...
... She is a member of the Organization for Autism Research's scientific council and has served on the executive committee for the Friends of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities.


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