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The next Ambulance Science Fellowship and Disaster Science Fellowship Programs begin in January 2014.

Professor Phelps has been appointed as a Reviewer by the Australian Journal of Emergency Management.

We have the new generic Office of Emergency Management patches in stock for $5 each (which covers wholesale cost plus mailing-no profit).  If interested, email phelps@disasterscience.org.

In August, Professor Phelps served as a Visiting Professor at the University of Canterbury's Centre for Risk, Resilience, and Renewal in Christchurch, New Zealand teaching Advanced Strategic Crisis Management.

 Professor Phelps was appointed to the National EMS Management Association's Education Committee! We're proud to serve!

Professor Phelps attended the Pinnacle EMS Conference in August in Amelia Island, FL.

Great Picture of Professor Phelps from the Disaster Recovery Institute Conference, where he spoke about the 1919 Boston Molasses Disaster.

Hear Prof Phelps on the EMS Educast talking about the Ambulance Science Fellowship.

Ambulance Science Magazine and Disaster Science Magazine are now available on Flipboard.

 


 

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Professional Faculty:

Scot Phelps is the full-time Professor of Disaster Science at the Academy and an emergency management consultant with clients who include hospitals, state governments, Health Canada, and Fortune 100 companies.  He also teaches healthcare emergency management at New York Medical College and volunteers as a Certification Commissioner and Vice-Chair of the Healthcare/Hospitals Caucus of the International Association of Emergency Managers. He is a Certified Emergency Manager (IAEM), a Certified Business Continuity Professional (DRII), a Member of the Business Continuity Institute (MBCI), and a FEMA-qualified Master Exercise Practitioner (Healthcare).  He is on the Editorial Board of the peer-reviewed Journal of Emergency Management and the trade journal Continuity Insights.

He is a popular speaker, and has presented multiple times at:

  • the World Conference on Disaster Management ("Scot is so smart. An innovative thinker. He is definitely outside of the box." "Outstanding entertaining and informative. Made us THINK about approaching our professions differently;")
  • the International Association of Emergency Management Conference;
  • the FEMA Higher Education Conference; 
  • Continuity Insights (a perfect review of 5.0 for knowledge, preparedness, presentation, and content from over fifty participants at 2010 conference);
  • WCDM-Australia ("This was a killer - perfect, challenging, life-changing"-2009 Workshop Participant), and; 
  • Emergency Management Australia.
  • He has also presented at the New Zealand Emergency Management Conference, the New Zealand Business Continuity Conference, and at conferences in Beijing, China and Tokyo, Japan.

Previously, Professor Phelps was the Program Director/Associate Professor for the Graduate Certificate in Emergency & Disaster Management in the Department of Health & Human Services at Southern Connecticut State University and for the Master's in Public Administration in Emergency & Disaster Management at Metropolitan College in New York City, served as Assistant Commissioner of Emergency Management at the New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, as Manager of Emergency Life Support Programs at Phelps Memorial Hospital, and as an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine.  Earlier, he was a paramedic and paramedic instructor in New York City, New Jersey, and Connecticut for almost two decades.

Professor Phelps holds a Juris Doctor degree from Brooklyn Law School (where he served on the National Health Law Moot Court team), a Master's in Public Health in both Health Policy & Health Administration from Yale Medical School (where he was a Farr Scholar and a Schlesinger Fellow), and a Bachelor's in Anthropology with honors from Columbia University.

He is admitted to the bar in New York, New Jersey, and the federal courts and maintains paramedic certification in New York.

Disaster Science Guest Co-Facilitators

Guest Co-Facilitators will include emergency management professionals and academics from around the New York City metropolitan area, and will participate at least once a month to add to the discussion.  Confirmed Guest Facilitators include:

Carol L. Cwiak- Carol holds a PhD in Emergency Management with a second doctoral degree in law.  She is a full-time faculty member with North Dakota State University’s (NDSU) Emergency Management Program since 2006 and focuses her research on emergency management’s identity and the professionalization process.  Dr. Cwiak has served on the North Dakota Department of Emergency Services Advisory Committee as the president of North Dakota InfraGard and is a member of many professional committees and groups.

Angela DevlenAngela is Managing Partner at Wakefield Brunswick, Inc a Healthcare Management Consulting firm.  She has 18 years experience in healthcare, operations, and disaster management with several years leading emergency management & business continuity in Boston-based healthcare systems, holds a Bachelor's degree from Boston University, and is a Master Business Continuity Planner (MBCP).  She is a founding board member of the Business Continuity Planning Workgroup for Healthcare Organizations (BCPWHO) and the co-founder and current President of Mahila Partnership.  

Garrett Doering-Garrett is the Director of Emergency Management at Westchester Medical Center and the former Director of the Hudson Valley Regional Resource Center, where he was responsible for coordinating preparedness activities for over 30 hospitals in a 7-county region north of New York City.  Garrett holds a Master's Degree from the University of Maryland and holds both CEM and CBCP certifications.  Garrett is the author of the Exercise Design chapter in the new book, Healthcare Emergency Management.

Nitin Natarajan-Nitin is Coordinating Director within the Office of Preparedness and Emergency Operations in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He is responsible for the oversight and management of the Department’s Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Program, Continuity of Operations (COOP) Program and the Emergency Support Function (ESF) 8 Logistics Program.

Greg Santa Maria- Greg is the Emergency Manager for Sanford Health, where he oversees emergency management activities for over two dozen hospitals and over 100 clinics in a 4-state region, ranging from critical access hospitals to trauma centers.  Greg previously served as Paramedic Educator/Disaster Coordinator at St Vincent's Hospital in Greenwich Village, NYC and as a New York City 911 paramedic.  Greg completed the first Fellowship Program in 2011.

Matthew Ziemer - Matt is currently the Emergency Preparedness Program Manager at the Community Health Care Association of New York State (CHCANYS) where he oversees all aspects of CHCANYS' Emergency Preparedness activities, statewide.  His work with CHCANYS involves building upon the emergency management capacity of over 60 Federally Qualified Health Centers and Look-Alikes.  In coordinating CHCANYS' response to the H1N1 pandemic, he helped to integrate Community Health Centers across New York into State and local planning efforts.  Matt holds an MPA in Emergency and Disaster Management from Metropolitan College of New York.

Ambulance Science Guest Co-Facilitators

Guest Co-Facilitators will include ambulance professionals and academics from around the New York City metropolitan area, and will participate at least once a month to add to the discussion.  Confirmed Guest Facilitators include:

Raphael M. Barishansky is the Director of the Office of Emergency Medical Services for the Connecticut Department of Public Health.  Previous to this position, he served as Chief of Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response for the Prince George’s County (MD) Health Department and as Executive Director of the Hudson Valley Regional EMS Council, based in Newburgh, NY. Mr. Barishansky holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Touro College and a Master of Public Health degree from New York Medical College.  He is also a graduate of the Senior Executives in State and Local Government program held at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University (2006) and the Healthcare Leadership and Administrative Decision Making class held at the Center for Domestic Preparedness in Anniston, AL (2009).  Mr. Barishansky has served as adjunct faculty at New York Medical College, Yeshiva University and Westchester Community College and has been a guest lecturer at the George Washington University EMS degree program and the Philadelphia University Disaster Medicine and Management graduate degree program. Additionally, Mr. Barishansky has written extensively with articles featured in EMS Magazine, the Journal of Emergency Medical Services (JEMS), EMS Insider, Domestic Preparedness Journal, the Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Emergency Management Magazine, Public Safety Communications and the Crisis Response Journal (UK).  He is a regular presenter at regional, state and national EMS and Public Health conferences.  

Dr. Frank Mineo has been involved in EMS and emergency services for more than 30 years, serving in the volunteer, commercial, hospital, municipal third- service and fire-based EMS sectors; as a provider, educator, and leader. Frank retired as a Deputy Chief of the New York City Fire Department/EMS Bureau in 1999, having served in a number of operational, educational and administrative units. Since that time, he has worked at a Level 1 Trauma Center in NYC as an Administrative Director of EMS/Emergency Services; and as Director of Safety and Emergency Management. Frank currently provides safety and emergency management oversight for a healthcare system in the lower Hudson Valley of New York. Concurrent with his other responsibilities, Frank has continued his involvement in emergency services operations and leadership education as the Paramedic Program Director for the Borough of Manhattan Community College in downtown NYC, and as a Program Coordinator/Certified Instructor Coordinator for New York State. He is a faculty member for the University of Phoenix, the University of Richmond, and Columbia Southern University; teaching courses in emergency management, homeland security, and safety. Frank earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Organization and Management from Capella University in 2009, a Master’s in Public Administration from Baruch College: City University of New York in 1992, and is board certified as a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Frank has authored a dissertation on the topic of emergency services leadership, and coauthored/contributed to several peer-reviewed published articles specific to EMS; in addition to being a nationally recognized speaker on EMS leadership. He is a member of several regional and national EMS/EM related organizations; and currently serves on the Board of the International Association of Emergency Medical Services Chiefs. 

Garrett Doering-Garrett is the Director of Emergency Management at Westchester Medical Center and the former Director of the Hudson Valley Regional Resource Center, where he was responsible for coordinating preparedness activities for over 30 hospitals in a 7-county region north of New York City.  Garrett holds a Master's Degree from the University of Maryland and holds both CEM and CBCP certifications.  Garrett is the author of the Exercise Design chapter in the new book, Healthcare Emergency Management.

Nitin Natarajan-Nitin is Coordinating Director within the Office of Preparedness and Emergency Operations in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He is responsible for the oversight and management of the Department’s Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Program, Continuity of Operations (COOP) Program and the Emergency Support Function (ESF) 8 Logistics Program.

Greg Santa Maria- Greg is the Emergency Manager for Sanford Health, where he oversees emergency management activities for over two dozen hospitals and over 100 clinics in a 4-state region, ranging from critical access hospitals to trauma centers.  Greg previously served as Paramedic Educator/Disaster Coordinator at St Vincent's Hospital in Greenwich Village, NYC and as a New York City 911 paramedic.  Greg completed the first Fellowship Program in 2011.