From Global Warming to Ebola - How Well Will Your Organization Operate in the Midst of a National Security Threat?

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Contact: Ilene Greenfield
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How well will your organization’s communications network operate in the midst of a national security threat?


Berkeley College and representatives from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the New Jersey Department of Health, Hackensack University Medical Center and other experts will participate in “Critical to Our National Security: A Forum on Information Sharing for Public Health and Healthcare Sector Preparedness and Response.” The forum will be held Friday, May 29, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center. 

Christopher Rodriguez, PhD, Director, New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness, is the keynote speaker.

The program is for emergency communicators, leaders in law enforcement and security, emergency preparedness, public health, public and private healthcare providers, and those engaged in improving health sector coordination and emergency information networks 

Forum Agenda: 

  • Keynote Address – 9:00 a.m. – National Security and the Importance of the Health Sector – A Significant Link to Protecting Our Country by Christopher Rodriguez, PhD, Director, New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness

  • Opening Presentation – 9:15 a.m. – A Hospital Perspective on the Importance of Information Sharing by Joseph Feldman, MD, FACEP, Chairman of Emergency Medicine at Hackensack University Medical Center

  • Panel Discussion – 10:00 a.m. – Public Health Preparedness in a Changing Environment – from Pandemic to Terrorist Attack – The Need for Partnerships and Information Sharing moderated by Clifton R. Lacey, MD, FACC, FACP, Director, Institute for Emergency Preparedness and Homeland Security, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. Panelists include:
    • Brad Gair, MA, Vice President, Emergency Management & Enterprise Resiliency, NYU Langone Medical Center 
    • David Gruber, MA, Assistant Commissioner for Regional and Local Health Services, Texas State Department of State Health Services 
    • Bernard Jones, DSc (ABD), Manager, Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery – HS&E Business Continuity, Novartis Business Services and Adjunct Professor, Justice Studies –Criminal Justice Department, School of Professional Studies, Berkeley College
    •    Tom Moran, Executive Director, All Hazards Consortium

  • Panel Discussion – 11:45 a.m. – Communication and Information Sharing in the Health Sector – Tools, Systems and What’s to Come for the Next Threat of Emergency moderated by Joseph Bruno, JD, Vice President of Emergency Management, RedLand Strategies, Inc., and former Commissioner, New York City Office of Emergency Management. Panelists include:
    • Scott Di Giralomo, MA, Director, Morris County Department of Law and Public Safety and Chair, Northern New Jersey Urban Area Security Initiative
    • Scott Nawrocki, Special Agent WMD Coordinator, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Newark Division
    • Lt. Col. Christian Schultz, MA, MPA, Deputy Superintendent of Homeland Security, New Jersey State Police 


This National Security Health Forum is sponsored by Berkeley College and

Hackensack University Health Network

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For press clearance call Ilene Greenfield Cell: 862-432-2104.


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