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Slide1:  Facing the Threat of A Pandemic Influenza September 6, 2006 Speaker Biography Speaker Presentations Speaker Handouts Slide2:  Dr. David Nabarro Ms. Lisa Koonin Mr. Len Pagano Dr. Irwin Redlener Dr. Doug Himberger Speakers Biography Dr. Laurence J. Downey Dr. Roger Edwards Mr. R. James (Jim) Caverly Dr. Avram Nemetz Mr. Terry Atkins Mr. Isaac B. Weisfuse Mr. Eugene F. Swanzey Dr. Stuart Weiss Mr. Ed Scott Ms. Julie Kabous Dr. Judith Ann Peterka Mr. Gary Grube Mr. Al Martinez- Fonts, Jr. Ms. Theresa Bishoff Cpt. Lynn Slepski Mr. Frank Comerford Slide3:  Speakers Presentation Dr. Irwin Redlener Dr. David Nabarro Mr. Len Pagano Dr. Doug Himberger Dr. Roger Edwards Mr. R. James Caverly Ms. Lisa Koonin Mr. Al Martinez-Fonts Jr. Dr. Roger A. Edwards Slide4:  Speaker Handouts CDC Dr. Doug Himberger Mr. Roger Edwards Dr. Isaac Weisfuse Dr. Avram Nemetz Slide5:  Dr. David Nabarro David Nabarro (aged 56) was appointed as United Nations (UN) System Senior Coordinator for Avian and Human Influenza by Kofi Annan, UN Secretary General, on September 25th 2005. He has been seconded to this position, at the level of UN Assistant Secretary-General, by the World Health Organization (WHO). Prior to this move, Dr Nabarro had served for six years at the WHO headquarters in Geneva. He started in 1999 as head of the Roll Back Malaria Program, then was promoted, in 2000, to be Executive Director in the Office of the then Director-General. In 2002 he led the WHO cluster on Sustainable Development and Healthy Environments. In 2003 he was made head of the newly-created Health Action in Crisis group, and special representative of Director General Dr LEE, Jong-Wook. David Nabarro qualified as a physician in 1973, then worked in the UK National Health Service. In 1976 he worked for two years as District Child Health Officer in Dhankuta District, East Nepal. He then moved to the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), qualifying in public health. From 1990 he worked on the staff of the LSHTM Department of Human Nutrition, then was seconded back to Save the Children Fund (SCF) in 1982 as Regional Manager in South Asia, with responsibility for the work of SCF in India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Thailand Dr. David Nabarro cont.:  Dr. David Nabarro cont. In 1985 he joined the Liverpool School of Medicine as a Senior lecturer in International Community Health. He moved to the British Government's Overseas Development Administration (ODA) as a Strategic Adviser for Health and Population in East Africa, based in Nairobi in 1989. David Nabarro took up the post of Chief Health and Population Adviser, at the ODA headquarters in London, in 1990, and was promoted to be Director of Human Development (as well as Chief Health Adviser) in the UK Department for International Development in 1997. He stayed in this role till he moved to the WHO in 1999. Career History 1966-67 Social Worker: “Youth Action York” (Volunteer) 1967-72 Attending Oxford University (Worcester College) BA Physiology 1972-74 Attending University College Hospital Medical School, London, 1974-75 Medical Officer, Relief Expedition, North Iraq (Save the Children) 1975-77 House Officer and Senior House Officer posts in the National Health Service (Hillingdon, Northampton, Oxford) 1977-79 District Medical Officer, Dhankuta, East Nepal (Save the Children) 1979-80 Attending London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) Slide7:  Dr. David Nabarro cont. 1982-85 Regional Medical Adviser, South Asia (Save the Children Fund, Kathmandu Nepal) 1985-89 Senior Lecturer in International Health, Liverpool University Medical School (and Hon Consultant, Mersey Regional Health Authority) 1989-90 Regional Health and Population Adviser, East Africa (UK Government Overseas Development Administration) 1990-97 Chief Health and Population Adviser, and Head of Health and Population Division, Overseas Development Administration 1966-67 Social Worker: “Youth Action York” (Volunteer) 1967-72 Attending Oxford University (Worcester College) BA Physiology 1972-74 Attending University College Hospital Medical School, London, 1974-75 Medical Officer, Relief Expedition, North Iraq (Save the Children) 1975-77 House Officer and Senior House Officer posts in the National Health Service (Hillingdon, Northampton, Oxford) 1977-79 District Medical Officer, Dhankuta, East Nepal (Save the Children) 1979-80 Attending London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) 1982-85 Regional Medical Adviser, South Asia (Save the Children Fund, Kathmandu Nepal) 1985-89 Senior Lecturer in International Health, Liverpool University Medical School (and Hon Consultant, Mersey Regional Health Authority) Slide8:  Dr. David Nabarro cont. 1989-90 Regional Health and Population Adviser, East Africa (UK Government Overseas Development Administration) 1990-97 Chief Health and Population Adviser, and Head of Health and Population Division, Overseas Development Administration Personal Details: Birth: 26th August 1949, London (Age 56) Nationality: British Married: in 2002 to Gillian Frances Holmes Children: Five – aged 4 to 21 years Honour: CBE in 1992 Languages: English (first language), French (spoken, read and some written), Nepali (spoken) Address (work): UN Development Group, United Nations, New York E-mail: david.nabarro@undp.org Phone: +1 212 906 5147 (office) Dr. David Nabarro cont.:  Dr. David Nabarro cont. In Mozambique in 1999 to take forward work on Roll Back Malaria Slide10:  Ms. Lisa Koonin, MN, MPH Ms. Lisa Koonin serves as Chief of the Private and Public Partners Branch in the Division of Partnerships and Strategic Alliances, National Center for Health Marketing, Coordinating Center for Health Information and Service at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In this role, she provides leadership for partnerships with CDC and business, education, healthcare, federal agencies, and faith-based and community organizations. Ms Koonin also serves as Director for Business Partnerships for CDC. In this role, she develops and leads effective partnerships among businesses and business organizations with CDC and public health. Ms. Koonin provides direction for major initiatives linking public health agencies and the private sector for improving community-level preparedness for public health emergencies and serves as CDC’s Lead for Private Sector pandemic influenza planning and response. Her team has produced checklists and tools for businesses, as well as for educational, health care and faith and community-based organizations to use for pandemic influenza planning and preparedness. Ms. Lisa Koonin, MN, MPH cont.:  Ms. Lisa Koonin, MN, MPH cont. Ms. Koonin has been with CDC since 1987 and previously served as CDC’s Chief for Reproductive Health Surveillance for 12 years. Prior to her employment with CDC, Ms. Koonin spent 10 years in a variety of clinical and faculty nursing leadership positions. Ms. Koonin is a Family Nurse Practitioner and Epidemiologist with a Master of Nursing and a Master of Public Health degrees from Emory University. Ms. Koonin actively serves as a member of multiple committees both within CDC and for other organizations. She participates in the White House Homeland Security Council’s Interagency Private Sector Workgroup on Pandemic Influenza. Ms. Koonin has published approximately 50 papers on a variety of health topics. Slide12:  Mr. Len Pagano Mr. Pagano is the founder, President and CEO of the Safe America Foundation, a national nonprofit focused on emerging health and safety issues that affect Americans at home, at play and in the workplace. Through his leadership, the Safe America Foundation has focused on developing educational and practical safety and preparedness programs for businesses and communities. These issues include disaster preparedness, teen driving safety, safety product distribution, national youth programming and international travel security. As the President of Safe America Mr. Pagano supervises programming for a number of initiatives including Prepared.Not Scared., SafeTeenAmerica, SafeTeenGeorgia 2007, Operation Safe America, Safest Kid in America and the Safe America Teen Driving Institute. Mr. Pagano has been involved with Chambers of Commerce and the management of nonprofit organizations for nearly 20 years following a career in journalism and television broadcasting. Mr. Pagano currently manages the staff and administers an annual budget of nearly $2.0 million. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Georgia. Slide13:  Dr. Irwin Redlener Irwin Redlener, M.D., is associate dean, professor of Clinical Public Health and director of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Dr. Redlener speaks and writes extensively on national disaster preparedness policies, pandemic influenza, the threat of terrorism in the U.S. and related issues. Dr. Redlener is also president and co-founder of the Children's Health Fund and has expertise in health care systems, crisis response and public policy with respect to access to health care for underserved populations. Dr. Redlener, a pediatrician, has worked extensively in the Gulf region following hurricane Katrina where he helped establish on-going medical and public health programs. He also organized medical response teams in the immediate aftermath of the World Trade Center attacks on 9/11 and has had disaster management leadership experience internationally and nationally. He is the author of Americans At Risk: Why We Are Not Prepared For Megadisasters and What We Can Do Now, published in August 2006 by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. Slide14:  Dr. Doug Himberger Dr. Douglas Himberger, a Partner at Booz Allen Hamilton, leads the Firm’s efforts in information analysis supporting Homeland Security (HLS) and Homeland Defense (HLD). He and his staff address survivability and vulnerability, as well as information and infrastructure assurance requirements for HLS, HLD, and enterprise resilience and assurance efforts across a wide range of clients. He is one of the leaders of the Firm’s Global Security team, supporting key clients including US Northern Command, US Strategic Command, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and law enforcement and counter-terrorism agencies. He is the co-lead for the Firm’s Science and Technology (S&T) service offering, drawing together a broad spectrum of scientists, technologists, engineers, and related experts to support the Department of Defense, DHS, and other government agencies and activities. These technical staff support a wide range of efforts from basic research planning to technology transition. He also leads the Firm’s Pandemic Task Force, supporting Government and industry in preparedness, resiliency, and continuity of operations. Dr. Doug Himberger cont.:  Dr. Doug Himberger cont. Prior to Booz Allen, Dr. Himberger served as the Technical Director of GTE/BBN Laboratories’ Sensors & Systems Technology Division, where he supported DARPA, DoD laboratories and acquisition commands, and various international (e.g., Japan, UK) defense and commercial efforts. He led modeling and simulation efforts, as well as development of operational systems to provide direct support to combat missions Before GTE/BBN, he served as the Chief Scientist of Epoch Engineering, where he led the development of various defense and industrial sensors and systems, including those supporting the healthcare community. Prior to Epoch, Dr. Himberger was the Acoustic Sensors Branch Head within the Office of Naval Intelligence. He has received various research grants (e.g., National Science Foundation, etc.) to conduct R&D efforts, and has taught in a number of varied settings. Dr. Himberger is the Chairman-Elect of the Board of Directors of Safe America, a not-for-profit organization supporting safety and resiliency across communities and businesses. He is a member of numerous professional societies and volunteer organizations. Dr. Doug Himberger cont.:  . Dr. Himberger attended Nebraska Wesleyan University (earning a BS degree, majoring in Physics, and emphasizing Psychology, and Education), and Georgetown University (earning MS and PhD degrees in Physics). He is the Officer in Charge of Booz Allen’s Omaha office, and is on the Dayton, OH and McLean, VA Global Security leadership teams. Dr. Doug Himberger cont. Dr. Laurence J. Downey:  Dr. Laurence J. Downey As president and chief executive officer of Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Dr. Laurence Downey focuses on expanding the company’s presence in the United States through aggressive strategies to grow the current business together with pipeline development and acquisitions. He is a member of the corporation’s board of directors and management committee, an officer of the corporation, CEO/chairman of the board of its wholly owned subsidiary Unimed Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and president of Organics LLC. Downey is a member of the global pharmaceutical management committee for Solvay Pharmaceuticals, the Solvay Group’s worldwide pharmaceutical businesses. Dr. Downey served as President and CEO of Solvay Pharma Inc. in Canada from 1999-2005. A 25-year veteran of the company, he joined Solvay Healthcare Ltd. in Southampton, United Kingdom, in 1979 as a Medical Advisor. In 1986, Downey moved to Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in Marietta, Ga. where he initially served as Vice President, Medical Services and subsequently held positions as Senior Vice President Commercial Operations and interim President and CEO. A native of the United Kingdom, Downey earned a medical degree from the University of Manchester and a diploma in pharmaceutical medicine from the Royal College of Physicians, where he is also a faculty fellow. He completed the Advanced Management Program from Harvard Business School in 1996. Dr. Laurence J. Downey cont.:  Dr. Laurence J. Downey cont. Downey currently serves on the board of directors of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers Association of America. SOLVAY PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. (www.solvaypharmaceuticals-us.com) of Marietta, Georgia is the U.S. subsidiary of the research driven group of companies that constitute the global pharmaceutical business of the Solvay Group. The company seeks to fulfill carefully selected, unmet medical needs in the therapeutic areas of neuroscience, cardio-metabolic, influenza vaccines, gastroenterology and men’s and women’s health. SOLVAY is an international chemicals and pharmaceuticals group with headquarters in Brussels. It is present in more than 50 countries and employs some 33,000 people in its Chemicals, Plastics and Pharmaceuticals activities. Including Fournier Pharma, its 2005 sales amounted to EUR 8.6 billion. Solvay S.A. is listed on the Euronext 100 index of top European companies. Details are available at www.solvay.com. Dr. Roger Edwards:  Dr. Roger Edwards Dr Roger Edwards is a Managing Consultant in the Life Sciences & Healthcare Practice. Prior to joining PA Consulting, Dr. Edwards directed a number of projects related to medical innovations from commercial, R&D, and implementation‑related health services perspectives. His prior work includes over two decades of experience in academia, industry, and government in the diffusion of medical innovations including pharmaceutical and medical device business strategy, health economics/modeling, and outcomes research, pricing, reimbursement, telehealth/telemedicine, quality of care, molecular toxicology, robotics, academic technology transfer, complementary and alternative medicine, economic modeling of health care reforms, avian flu, and homeland security. Dr. Edwards holds an A.B. in Human Biology from Stanford University (University Distinction and Departmental Honors) as well as an M.S. in Health Services Research from Stanford University based on an individually designed, multidisciplinary curriculum with coursework from the School of Medicine, School of Engineering, and School of Humanities and Sciences focused on quantitative and policy analysis of the diffusion and implementation of medical innovations. He received a Sc.D. in Health Policy and Management from the Harvard School of Public Health (including a minor in quantitative methods). He is co-inventor on one patent, co-author of fourteen journal articles and three book chapters, and has made over seventy professional presentations in the health, medical, and technology fields. Mr. R. James (Jim) Caverly:  Mr. R. James (Jim) Caverly Jim Caverly is currently serving as the Director of the Infrastructure Partnerships Division (IPD), which resides within the Infrastructure Protection and Preparedness Directorate of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The Infrastructure Partnerships Division is responsible for sustaining core sector expertise, maintaining operational awareness, and fostering working-level relationships with industry, state and local government, and federal agencies representing vital infrastructure interests. Mr. Caverly joined DHS at its inception, having previously worked for the Department of Energy (DOE) and its predecessor agencies for over 25 years. During his tenure at the DOE, Mr. Caverly was involved in a broad range of energy-related issues, including energy emergency planning, critical infrastructure protection, international energy security, domestic energy supply, nuclear safeguards and security, and national security policy and planning. Mr. Caverly is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and the Naval War College, and served for three years on the faculty of the Industrial College of the Armed Forces at the National Defense University. Dr. Avram Nemetz:  Dr. Avram Nemetz Avram Nemetz, MD, Medical Director of Affiliated Physicians and expert in Occupational Medicine, has been providing top quality health care to New York City’s corporate community for over 15 years.  During his tenure, he has led Affiliated Physicians’ response to many corporate medical emergencies including Tuberculosis outbreaks and Anthrax scares.  Dr. Nemetz has been instrumental in the creation of Affiliated Physicians’ program to assist companies with their pandemic planning through education, flu vaccinations, and the distribution of anti-viral medications. A native of the city, Dr. Nemetz is a graduate of Cornell University and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Stuart Weiss:  Dr. Stuart Weiss Dr. Weiss is the Director of the Center for Healthcare Preparedness (CHCP) at the Saint Barnabas Health Care System. He has over 20 years of experience in practicing pediatrics and emergency medicine and over a decade of experience in planning, training, exercising and education in areas related to disaster preparedness, hazardous materials, and the medical consequences of terrorism. He has been directly involved in the education of physicians, nurses, and medical planners as they prepare to receive and treat victims of hazardous material exposure to acts of terrorism. Dr. Weiss has worked with several Federal (Department of Defense, Soldier’s Biologic and Chemical Command, U.S. Navy), State (New York and New Jersey) and national organizations (American College of Emergency Physicians and Business Executives for National Security) Dr. Weiss has served as an instructor in the Department of Defense’s Domestic Preparedness Program. The Domestic Preparedness Program provided training to first responders, law enforcement, government officials, and hospital providers in 120 cities across the United States. In addition to training, Dr. Weiss was a facilitator for tabletop exercises in several cities preparing for acts of terrorism. Dr. Weiss participated in the development of the Biologic Weapons Improved Response victims of hazardous material exposure to acts of terrorism. Dr. Stuart Weiss cont.:  Dr. Weiss has worked with several Federal (Department of Defense, Soldier’s Biologic and Chemical Command, U.S. Navy), State (New York and New Jersey) and national organizations (American College of Emergency Physicians and Business Executives for National Security) Dr. Weiss has served as an instructor in the Department of Defense’s Domestic Preparedness Program. The Domestic Preparedness Program provided training to first responders, law enforcement, government officials, and hospital providers in 120 cities across the United States. In addition to training, Dr. Weiss was a facilitator for tabletop exercises in several cities preparing for acts of terrorism. Dr. Weiss participated in the development of the Biologic Weapons Improved ResponsePlan for the Department of Defense. He also co-authored the Healthcare Infrastructure Advisory Committee Report for the State of New Jersey and the Report of the New Jersey Medical Emergency and Disaster Prevention and Response Expert Panel. As director of CHCP, he is responsible for the development of training, education and research activities in the field of disaster preparedness as it relates to healthcare providers, from individual practitioners to hospital systems Dr. Stuart Weiss cont. Dr. Stuart Weiss cont.:  Dr. Stuart Weiss cont. In addition to his duties as director of the Center for Healthcare Preparedness, Dr. Weiss also serves as the director of the Office of Disaster Preparedness for the Saint Barnabas Health Care System, the largest healthcare system in the State of New Jersey. In this capacity, he is responsible for the planning, training and exercising activities to increase the disaster preparedness across the system of 8 hospitals, 9 nursing homes, and numerous ambulatory and other healthcare facilities. In addition, Dr. Weiss was responsible for the design and construction of the mobile patient decontamination trailers at all Saint Barnabas Health Care System facilities. In the State of New Jersey, Dr. Weiss has been a major participant in state-wide planning. He currently sits on the Department of Health statewide terrorism and disaster planning committee (MEDPREP), the New Jersey Hospital Association disaster taskforce executive committee, the Domestic Security Preparedness Taskforce – Healthcare Infrastructure Advisory Committee, New Jersey Business Force (a section of the national Business Executives for National Security) board of directors, the Newark Metropolitan Medical Response System (MMRS), several Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPC’s), and is the principle investigator at Saint Barnabas Health Care System for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service’s Health Resource and Services Administration Bioterrorism Training and Curriculum Development Program. Dr. Stuart Weiss cont.:  Dr. Stuart Weiss cont. Dr. Weiss has been involved in the development of many planning documents both on a national level and a state level. He has also helped develop, facilitate and evaluate numerous tabletop, functional and full scale exercises on national, state and local levels. Recently, he served as co-chairman of the TOPOFF-3 medical planning committee that was responsible for the medical component of the large scale exercise held in New Jersey last spring. Finally, Dr. Weiss has been involved in many Pandemic influenza planning activities including work at the US Dept of Transportation and the US Department of Homeland Security, presentations at the New Jersey Hospital Association and within the Saint Barnabas Health Care System as well as to many community groups across the region. Mr. Terry Atkins:  Mr. Terry Atkins Terry Atkins is the Director of Integrated Marketing for Campbell USA and has responsibility for developing integrated marketing programs for some of the world’s biggest icon brands. He and his team create big idea events for brands like Campbell soups, Pace salsa, Prego spaghetti sauce, V8 vegetable juice and the longest running education based loyalty program, “Labels for Education”. With over 20 years of sales, promotion and integrated marketing experience, Mr. Atkins has built some of Campbell’s most successful programs and strategic alliances. Working with organizations like the NFL, Nickelodeon, Harlem Globetrotters, American Heart Association, Disney, U.S. Figure Skating, Pro Rodeo and other major Consumer Packaged Goods brands, he has created relationships that have yielded huge dividends for Campbell’s, as well as it’s partners. His classic “Art of Soup” contest generated an unprecedented number of museum quality entries and spurred significant media buzz and awareness for Campbell’s condensed soup business. Mr. Atkins has also played a key role in a number of community service initiatives that bring aid and support to education, health, hunger relief and safety. Mr. Atkins makes his home in Medford New Jersey. Mr. Isaac B. Weisfuse:  Mr. Isaac B. Weisfuse Isaac B. Weisfuse is currently Deputy Commissioner of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. He received his BA and MPH from Columbia University, and his MD from the State University of New York at Downstate. Dr. Weisfuse is board certified in Internal Medicine. He began his public health career at the Centers for Disease Control as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer. Since 1987, he as worked in public health in New York City at the Health Department. His current responsibilities include prevention and control of communicable diseases, including HIV/AIDS, TB, and STDs, as well as emergency preparedness, and public health laboratory services, through oversight of the Division of Disease Control. This Division has approximately 1,500 employees, with an annual budget in excess of $350 million. Dr. Weisfuse has extensive public health emergency experience, and served as agency incident commander during the World Trade Center Crisis. He is in charge of pandemic flu planning for the City of New York. Mr. Eugene F. Swanzey :  Mr. Eugene F. Swanzey Mr. Swanzey has a career that spans thirty years of private and public sector experience. Most of his career was spent with the Chase Manhattan Corporation. He is currently a Partner in the Washington, DC office of PA Consulting, a global consulting firm headquartered in the United Kingdom. He is also currently Chairman of the Board of Advisors of The McLean Group, a Washington, DC area investment bank. In addition, he is a Partner in Global Development Partners, a political and economic advisory firm also in Washington. Before joining PA, he was a founding Partner in the investment banking firm, Stonecroft Capital, and managed his own government relations firm, Swanzey Associates. Mr. Swanzey spent twenty-four years with Chase Manhattan, attaining the position of Senior Vice President. At Chase, he enjoyed two separate careers. From 1975 to 1981 he was a corporate Vice President in the Office of the Chairman, reporting to the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, David Rockefeller. As assistant to the Chairman, Mr. Swanzey developed a unique insight into the Bank and was able to counsel senior management in many important domestic and global issues facing the banking industry. He managed a wide variety of duties on behalf of the Chairman and worked closely with the Board of Directors and senior management on initiatives with important consequences to the Bank. He represented the Bank to leaders of corporate America, decision makers in government and global dignitaries, often working on complicated issues of major significance to Bank management and to the shareholders. Mr. Eugene F. Swanzey cont. :  Mr. Eugene F. Swanzey cont. Toward the end of Mr. Rockefeller’s tenure, Mr. Swanzey spent a great deal of time working with the Chairman on financial, political and governmental activities, including the establishment of the New York City Partnership, a successful coalition of business, labor and government officials critical to the health and well-being of the City then and now. It was at this time that Mr. Swanzey worked closely with numerous leaders from the private and public sectors to confront the New York City fiscal crisis of the late 1970s. He recruited many of these leaders into the Partnership and subsequently worked with them to find solutions to major problems in the City such as education, crime, housing and health care. In his role in the Chairman’s Office, Mr. Swanzey developed relationships with many people who today are leaders in industry and in the federal, state and local governments. From 1981 to 1996, Mr. Swanzey was Director of Government Affairs for Chase Manhattan and from 1997 to 1998 was Senior Vice President for Government Affairs for the newly merged Chase and Chemical Bank corporations. This was a critical two decades for the financial services industry in which vital issues such as the Third World debt crisis, the Savings and Loan debacle, real estate finance failures, interstate banking and financial modernization were legislated, regulated and debated in the public arena. Mr. Eugene F. Swanzey cont. :  For the bulk of this period Mr. Swanzey managed all public policy issues, initiatives and relationships affecting the Corporation at all levels of government: Federal agency, congressional, multi-state, municipal and local. He counseled on global issues as well. In the late 1980s and early 1990s he led in a number of states the successful effort of the largest banks in the country to change antiquated and regressive laws and was a leader of the successful effort to change federal law as well. Throughout his tenure as head of the Department, Mr.Swanzey was one of the leaders to change the Glass Steagall Law. This effort culminated with the outdated Law’s repeal in 1999. He also led Chase’s effort to market financial products and services to federal, state and local government agencies and entities. He was instrumental in recasting and reviving the Bank’s public finance presence. Mr. Swanzey left Chase in 1998 after helping the newly merged Chase and Chemical Bank corporations meet all required legislative and regulatory hurdles. He was recruited by the Mortgage Bankers Association and became Director of Legislative Affairs. The MBA represents over 3000 financial institutions from the largest financial conglomerates to smaller firms and associations. Mr. Eugene F. Swanzey cont. Mr. Eugene F. Swanzey cont. :  In this capacity, Mr. Swanzey managed congressional relations, public policy issues and initiatives, and state and local government relations, and became a leading voice on the issues affecting the real estate finance industry. Prior to his career in the private sector, Mr.Swanzey was a staff assistant to Nelson A. Rockefeller, Governor of the State of New York and later Vice President of the United States. He was also an assistant to Governor Malcolm Wilson who succeeded Governor Rockefeller. While in this capacity, Mr.Swanzey managed a wide variety of duties including the oversight of all high level appointments to State government, working closely with the Governor in filling important positions and board memberships in every facet of government—health, education, transportation, environment, et al. The Governor made over 5,000 appointments per year. As such, Mr. Swanzey helped establish key public policy positions and initiatives throughout the State. Mr. Eugene F. Swanzey cont. Mr. Eugene F. Swanzey cont. :  Mr. Eugene F. Swanzey cont. Before he became involved in government, Mr. Swanzey was a college administrator and a Ph.D. candidate in public policy. He holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration and Policy from New York University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from St. Francis College of New York. He was in the U.S. Naval Reserves from 1967 to 1970. His wife, Arlene, is a former university adjunct professor and counselor. They have two children. Their daughter, Genine, is an attorney with a law firm in Washington, DC and their son, Gene, is an associate in an investment banking firm also in Washington. Mr. Ed Scott:  Mr. Ed Scott Ed Scott has served in a variety of U.S. and international business management roles for 3M's Occupational Health & Environmental Safety Division for the last 17 years.  He currently leads 3M OH&ESD's Global Avian Influenza business team, which is responsible for respiratory solutions for pandemic preparedness and for helping governments, public health institutions, and businesses increase their readiness. He is also one of the architects of 3M Company's Global Pandemic Plan. Ms. Julie Kabous:  Ms. Julie Kabous Julie Kabous is Director of Government Relations for Motorola, a world leader in technology solutions. Ms. Kabous primary function is congressional outreach with key lawmakers on a variety of priority matters from telecom and tax policy to first responder communications capabilities for Motorola. In addition, Ms. Kabous also manages the external R&D funding program. Her responsibilities include evaluation Motorola technologies that are suitable for government and university funding, both domestically and internationally. Prior to joining Motorola, she was Director of Government Relations for the American Gas Association where she served for 8 years as Director of Government Affairs. In that capacity she helped in leading global energy companies to secure Federal financial support for their emerging technologies. Ms. Kabous has a BA in Political Science from Boston University and a MLA in Government from Harvard University. She is a board member of the Chemical, Biological, and Radiological Technology Alliance and an advisory board for the Homeland Security Innovation and Entrepreneurship center. Dr. Judith Ann Peterka:  Dr. Judith Ann Peterka Ann Peterka is the Medical Director at Hoffmann La Roche. She has been with the company for the past 15 years. She received her medical Degree from University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey School of Osteopathic Medicine and a Master's degree in Public Health from the Medical College of Wisconsin. Ann is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and holds a series of other Occupational Health Certifications as well. Ann is the primary architect of the Roche Labs employee protection program in response to the pandemic influenza threat. Mr. Gary Grube:  Mr. Gary Grube Gary is a Corporate Vice President of Technology and directs all wireless research at Motorola Labs. Previously he held the Chief Technology Officer position at Motorola’s Government and Enterprise Mobility Solutions Business. Gary joined Motorola in 1980. He has worked in the area of wireless systems development focusing on system architecture, intellectual property rights, and technology planning. Gary is a board member of the Motorola Science Advisory Board, and in1994 he was named a Dan Noble Fellow, Motorola's highest award for technical achievement. Gary holds 107 issued U.S. patents and has many more pending. A frequent public speaker, Gary has been called upon many times by the U.S. Congress to testify as an expert in matters related to homeland security communications. Gary serves as Vice Chairman of Safe America, a non-profit organization focused on personal safety awareness and training. He co-chairs Operation Safe America which is connecting government and communities on homeland security awareness and preparation. In 2003 Gary was appointed by Mayor Richard M. Daley to serve on the Mayor’s Council of Technology Advisors for the City of Chicago promoting high-tech around the Chicagoland area. Gary is also a member of the Executive Advisory Board of the International Engineering Consortium. Mr. Gary Grube:  Mr. Gary Grube Gary earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) degree at the University of Illinois, Champaign, a Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE) degree from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, and he also holds an Masters in Business Administration (MBA) earned in the executive program at Northwestern University in Evanston Illinois. Gary supports the technology side of Motorola’s motor sports sponsorships where he oversees the application of our current and emerging products at the track. His personal knowledge and interest in auto racing, combined with his experience in communications technology, helps Motorola leverage the challenging racing environment to test new technologies that can be deployed across other segments. He works directly with organizations like the General Motors LeMans Corvette team and the Andretti-Green IRL Racing Team. Mr. Al Martinez-Fonts Jr.:  Mr. Al Martinez-Fonts Jr. On November 27, 2005, Alfonso “Al” Martinez-Fonts, Jr. was appointed Assistant Secretary for the Private Sector Office at the Department of Homeland Security. For the previous two years, Mr. Martinez-Fonts served as Special Assistant to the Secretary for the Private Sector at DHS. As Assistant Secretary, Mr. Martinez-Fonts is charged with providing America’s private sector with a direct line of communication to the Department. He and the Private Sector Office will work directly with individual business and through trade associations and other non-governmental organizations to foster dialogue between the private sector and the Department. In April 2002, Mr. Martinez-Fonts retired as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of JP Morgan Chase Bank in El Paso, Texas. Before moving to El Paso, he was President of the Bank in San Antonio. He began his 30-year career with Chemical Bank (a JP Morgan Chase predecessor organization) as a management trainee and worked his way through the organization as a lending officer the Metropolitan Division and the International Division. He has lived and traveled extensively overseas, including managing Chemical Bank’s offices in Manila, Philippines (1976-1979) and Mexico City, Mexico (1982-1988). He was Regional Manager based in New York of Chemical’s business in Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Paraguay, and Bolivia (1980-1982). Mr. Al Martinez-Fonts Jr. cont.:  Mr. Al Martinez-Fonts Jr. cont. Mr. Martinez-Fonts has served on many boards, including The Greater El Paso Chamber Foundation, Project ARRIBA, ACCION International, and ACCION USA. He was a member of the Frito-Lay Hispanic/Latino Advisory Board, the United Way of El Paso Board, and the University of Texas at El Paso Development Board. In the past he also served on the Fannie Mae Advisory Board and the American Bankers Association Communications Council. He served as 1993 Chairman of The Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce and 1988 President of The America Chamber of Commerce in Mexico City. He is the 1995 recipient of The National Conference of Christians and Jews Humanitarian Award. Mr. Martinez-Fonts received his undergraduate degree in political science from Villanova University in 1971 and his MBA in finance from Long Island University in 1974. Mr. Martinez-Fonts was born in Havana, Cuba. He and his wife Christine (Haverland) have three children Ms. Theresa Bishoff:  Ms. Theresa Bishoff Theresa Bischoff is the Chief Executive Officer of the American Red Cross in Greater New York, the largest chapter in the country, covering the five boroughs of New York City as well as Putnam, Rockland, Orange and Sullivan Counties. As the premier disaster response and preparedness organization, it serves more than 9 million people in the Greater New York area. A staff of 175 people complemented by over 5,000 volunteers train some 85,000 New Yorkers in preparedness and health and safety each year and help more than 200,000 New Yorkers who have been affected by fires, blizzards, floods, blackouts and other emergencies, responding to 8 disasters or emergencies a day. Ms. Bischoff is leading the Chapter in meeting its mission in a high risk environment. With the advent of the National Response Plan, the Chapter is working on improving disaster response in coordination with other City, State and National agencies. She has initiated an aggressive fund-raising campaign to replace funding previously provided to the Red Cross through the United Way campaign. Ms. Theresa Bishoff cont.:  Ms. Theresa Bishoff cont. Previously Ms. Bischoff served in a variety of roles at NYU Hospitals Center for twenty years, the last six as President. She also held a number of key leadership positions including: Chair of the Greater New York Hospital Association and Chair of the Association of American Medical Colleges which represents 125 accredited medical schools and 400 major teaching hospitals. She serves on the Boards of Mutual of America Capital Management Corporation, DOV Pharmaceutical, Inc. and University of Connecticut Foundation. Ms. Bischoff is a graduate of the University of Connecticut where she earned a B.S. in Accounting cum laude. She also holds an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business, and is a CPA. Cpt. Lynn Slepski:  Cpt. Lynn Slepski Captain Lynn A. Slepski assumed the post of Senior Public Health Advisor to Infrastructure Protection and the National Preparedness Task Force in the Department of Homeland Security, Preparedness Directorate in May 2005. In this capacity she provides consultation on public health and medically related issues across the Department. She has been an integral part of the DHS Pandemic Influenza planning for the past 12 months. She has served in the Department of Homeland Security since November 2003, serving first as Director, Crisis Response Coordination Division then as Principal Science and Technology Advisor to the Headquarters Integration Staff before assuming her current post. Her previous assignments in the USPHS include posts in the Food and Drug Administration, the Office of Emergency Preparedness and the Health Resources and Service Administration. From 1988 to 1998 she served with the U.S. Army at Fort Ord, Calif.; in Wuerzburg, Germany; at SHAPE Headquarters in Belgium; at Walter Reed Army Medical Center; and at the North Atlantic Regional Medical Command in Washington, D.C. During Operation Desert Storm she served as the Clinical Head Nurse in Intensive Care at the 8th Evacuation Hospital in Dhaharan, Saudi Arabia. Cpt. Lynn Slepski cont.:  Cpt. Lynn Slepski cont. Prior to entering the uniformed services, Captain Slepski worked in several nursing positions in Barre, Vermont and San Antonio, Texas. Captain Slepski is currently seeking her PhD in nursing from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD. She holds a MS degree in Nursing from the University of Texas and a BS in nursing from Vermont College of Norwich University. She is nationally certified as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Community Health and holds additional certifications as a Trauma Nurse and Health Promotion and Education Coordinator. Her numerous awards include the Outstanding Service Medal, three Meritorious Service Medals, the Secretary’s Award for Excellence, three Commendation Medals, several Achievement Medals and several Unit Commendations and service awards. CAPT Slepski is a frequently requested speaker in the areas of WMD, Mass Casualty Disasters, Emergency Response, the National Response Plan and most recently Pandemic Influenza. Mr. Frank Comerford:  Mr. Frank Comerford A lifelong New Yorker, Frank Comerford is the president and general manager of WNBC, the No. 1 revenue producing station in the country and the flagship station of the NBC network. A 25-year veteran of the television industry, Comerford was promoted to his current position at WNBC in 2002 after serving as the executive vice president of Sales and Marketing for the NBC Television Stations Division since 1999, where he oversaw the sales and marketing for NBC's 14 owned-and-operated television stations. Before that, he spent five years as the head of sales for WNBC, where under his leadership, the station broke numerous sales records and surpassed the competition as the top billing television station in the New York marketplace Comerford feels a deep commitment and responsibility to the community in which he was raised and in turn devotes a great deal of time to many local activities. Comerford serves on the Advisory Board of the Committee for Hispanic Children & Families, on the Board of Directors of the Child Abuse Prevention Program (CAPP) and on the Executive Board of Lutheran Medical Center. He is a board member of the Association for a Better New York (ABNY), sits on the Executive Board of NYC & Company, and is a member of the Executive Board of the Television Bureau of Advertising (TVB). In addition, Comerford is the Chairman of the Metropolitan Television Alliance, a member of the Columbus Citizens Foundation and a director of the St. Patrick's Day Parade Mr. Frank Comerford cont.:  Mr. Frank Comerford cont. In addition, Comerford has been a GE/NBC Elfun Society Volunteer at the Manhattan School of Science and Math and was honored as "Volunteer of the Year" by the Friends of RSVP, Inc. (Retired & Senior Volunteer Program of the Community Service Society). He was later honored by CAPP with the organization's Founders Award. Comerford was also recognized by the New Yorkers for Children for WNBC's outstanding success with the Wednesday's Child adoption program, an initiative launched under his watch which today is one of the most successful ventures in the nation to help place foster children in permanent homes. Reflecting his heritage, he is most proud of being awarded an Ellis Island Medal of Honor, which recognizes Americans from all walks of life who have distinguished themselves among their specific ethnic group and made significant contributions to this country. Named Chief Brehon, or principal leader, for the Great Irish Fair to benefit Catholic Charities, he was honored by the Ancient Order of Hibernians. Comerford is also recognized in the New York community for his commitment to diversity and inclusion. Recently, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz named him a "Favorite Son of Brooklyn" and Brooklyn based Medgar Evers College honored him for his outstanding commitment to education. Mr. Frank Comerford cont.:  Mr. Frank Comerford cont. Before coming to WNBC, he spent eight years in Boston at WSBK-TV, where he was general sales manager. There, he was responsible for managing the sales and marketing department of New England's largest Independent station and directing the marketing of major sports franchises such as the Boston Red Sox, Celtics and Bruins. A graduate of Georgetown University in 1977, Comerford holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Finance. A native of New York, Comerford and his wife Maura Manning reside in both Brooklyn and Long Island.

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