Disaster History

“Direct boots on the ground experience in disasters around the globe.” (35+ countries)

Who I am

Solutions-focused, diligent self-starter with proven success in overseeing Global Disaster Response Operations, WASH Assessments, Damage and Needs Assessments, Disaster Management/Command & Control (C2), Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Disaster Communication IT and Disaster Telemedicine consulting services. Advisory services to government, national and international stakeholders in substantive disaster management policy issues as well as disaster and climate risk reduction initiatives. Creation of strategic partnerships among stakeholders including military, government ministries, donors, international and national NGOs, and other international and regional professionals and institutions. Assessment of capacity building needs. Tactical mobile medical response and telemedicine systems and initiatives at the international, national, regional and municipal levels. All this while simultaneously also providing News Direction, and Reporting for multiple radio and television stations (Highly adept at ENG and Studio Audio/Video Writing/Shooting/Editing).

Calm demeanor in the face of difficulties; ability to manage multiple projects while working under pressure in fast-paced environments. Highly versatile; adept at quickly mastering new roles and responsibilities. Reputation for integrity, perseverance, and work ethic.

Where I’ve been

  • Romania – Nationwide Telemedicine Network Feasibility Study (USTDA) 2013
  • Committee Member/Disaster Telemedicine Expert ~ NATO “Emerging Security Challenges Division” ~ Science for Peace and Security Program 2014 – 2015 NRC-SPS PROJECT ~ “Developing a Multinational Telemedicine System for Emergency Situations”
  • Indonesia International Humanitarian Telemedicine for Burn Victims ~ Grossman Burn Foundation, 2012
  • Japan Earthquake/Tsunami Relief, 2011
  • Philippines Rural Medical Support, 2008, 2010
  • Dominican Republic Earthquake Relief, 2010
  • Haiti Earthquake Relief, 2010
  • India Tsunami Relief, 2005, 2006
  • Thailand Tsunami Relief, 2005
  • El Salvador Earthquake Relief, 2001
  • India Flood Relief, 2001
  • South African Parliament – Disaster Preparedness Consulting, 2000
  • Mozambique Hurricane Relief, 2000
  • Turkey Earthquake Relief, 1999
  • Albania During Kosovo War – Relief Camp Mgmt, 1999
  • Colombia Earthquake Relief, 1999
  • Korea Assessments, 1998
  • Bangladesh Famine Relief, 1998
  • India Famine Relief, 1998