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Biographical Sketches of Invited Speakers and Panelists and Workshop Planning Committee Members

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Greg Burel (Workshop Co-Chair), is director of the Division of Strategic National Stockpile (DSNS) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Prior to joining CDC, Mr. Burel spent 6 years at Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region IV, where he served as director of the Administration and Resource Planning Division. He oversaw the activities of two branches responsible for all administrative, personnel, financial, acquisition, communications, information technology, facilities, and disaster logistics operations. He worked in numerous declared disasters and emergencies as logistics chief and Regional Operations Center director. He was responsible for all disaster logistics responses and plans in the Southeastern United States. He evaluated disaster operations and was a member of the FEMA Logistics Advisory Group. Since joining CDC in 2005, Mr. Burel has been responsible for a number of critical, agency-wide efforts, including coordinating the Public Health Integrated Business Services High Performing Organization, chairing the Epidemiology and Laboratory Branch-sponsored Hiring Workgroup, and chairing the Management Council Contracting Strategy Committee. Mr. Burel holds a B.B.A. from Georgia State University. He is a graduate of the Federal Executive Institute’s Leadership for a Democratic Society and has completed numerous courses in process improvement, contracting, finance, and incident command.


Scott A. Mugno, J.D. (Workshop Co-Chair), is the managing director for FedEx Express Corporate Safety, Health, and Fire Protection. Mr.



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C Biographical Sketches of Invited Speakers and Panelists and Workshop Planning Committee Members INVITED SPEAKERS AND PANELISTS Greg Burel (Workshop Co-Chair), is director of the Division of Strate- gic National Stockpile (DSNS) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Prior to joining CDC, Mr. Burel spent 6 years at Fed- eral Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region IV, where he served as director of the Administration and Resource Planning Division. He oversaw the activities of two branches responsible for all administra- tive, personnel, financial, acquisition, communications, information technology, facilities, and disaster logistics operations. He worked in numerous declared disasters and emergencies as logistics chief and Re- gional Operations Center director. He was responsible for all disaster logistics responses and plans in the Southeastern United States. He evaluated disaster operations and was a member of the FEMA Logistics Advisory Group. Since joining CDC in 2005, Mr. Burel has been respon- sible for a number of critical, agency-wide efforts, including coordinat- ing the Public Health Integrated Business Services High Performing Organization, chairing the Epidemiology and Laboratory Branch- sponsored Hiring Workgroup, and chairing the Management Council Contracting Strategy Committee. Mr. Burel holds a B.B.A. from Georgia State University. He is a graduate of the Federal Executive Institute’s Leadership for a Democratic Society and has completed numerous courses in process improvement, contracting, finance, and incident command. Scott A. Mugno, J.D. (Workshop Co-Chair), is the managing director for FedEx Express Corporate Safety, Health, and Fire Protection. Mr. 67

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68 MEDICAL COUNTERMEASURES DISPENSING Mugno and his department of more than 100 employees develop, pro- mote, and facilitate the safety and health program and culture for all non- flight FedEx Express domestic operations. His department also provides technical support to the FedEx Express international operations and other FedEx operating companies. Mr. Mugno has been in the environmental, health, safety, or transportation arenas for 20 years. He joined FedEx Express as a senior attorney in the Legal and Regulatory Affairs Depart- ment before accepting his current position. Prior to FedEx, Mr. Mugno was division counsel at Westinghouse Electric Corporation’s Waste Iso- lation Division and deputy staff judge advocate for the Eastern Region U.S. Army Military Traffic Management command. He has held other legal positions in the Army JAG Corps and in private-practice law firms. Mr. Mugno regularly represents FedEx at various trade and safety asso- ciation and committee meetings and is a frequent speaker before those and other groups. Gloria Addo-Ayensu, M.D., M.P.H., is director of health for Fairfax County Health Department, VA. She provides overall direction for public health programs in the county, including emergency preparedness. She has led Fairfax County’s comprehensive pandemic influenza prepared- ness efforts and engaged a wide range of community stakeholders in the process. As past chair of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Gov- ernments Health Officials Committee, she facilitated initial coordination of the National Capital Region’s pandemic planning in 2006. Dr. Addo- Ayensu is interested in international health and has served as a consultant to research and public health programs in Ghana. Dr. Addo-Ayensu received her medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine. Following her residency training in preventive medicine from the Loma Linda University Medical Center, she spent two years with the Loma Linda Uni- versity Preventive Medicine Faculty Group before joining the Fairfax County Health Department in 1999. Pamela Blackwell, R.N., is the director of the Center for Emergency Preparedness & Response for Cobb & Douglas Public Health in Georgia. Ms. Blackwell has 35 years of experience in emergency medicine and trauma care and served as the state trauma director for Georgia’s Office of Emergency Medical Services. The Center for Emergency Prepared- ness & Response supports the “all-hazards” approach to planning and response and recognizes the current emphasis on threats from biological, chemical, nuclear, radiological, and pandemic influenza incidents.

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69 APPENDIX C James Blumenstock, M.A., is chief program officer for public health practice for the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO). His portfolio includes the state public health practice program areas of infectious and emerging diseases, immunization, environmental health, and public health preparedness and security, including pandemic influenza preparedness. Mr. Blumenstock also serves as a member of the ASTHO’s Executive Management Team responsible for enterprise-wide strategic planning, administrative services, member support, and public health advocacy. Before joining ASTHO in 2005, Mr. Blumenstock was the deputy commissioner of health for the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, where he retired after nearly 32 years of ca- reer public health service. In this capacity, he had executive oversight responsibilities for a department branch of more than 650 staff and an operating budget of approximately $125 million. He oversaw the Divi- sion of Public Health and Environmental Laboratories; Division of Epi- demiology, Occupational and Environmental Health; Division of Local Health Practice and Regional Systems Development; Division of Health Emergency Preparedness and Response; and Office of Animal Welfare. During his tenure, Mr. Blumenstock also represented the department on a number of boards, councils, and commissions, including the New Jersey Domestic Security Preparedness Task Force. Mr. Blumenstock is the re- cipient of the ASTHO 2004 Noble J. Swearingen Award for excellence in public health administration and the Dennis J. Sullivan Award, the highest honor bestowed by the New Jersey Public Health Association for dedicated and outstanding service and contribution to the cause of public health. He is also a Year 14 Scholar of the Public Health Leadership In- stitute and held an elected office in his community for 12 years. He received his B.S. in Environmental Science from Rutgers University and his M.A. in Health Sciences Administration from Jersey City State College. Kathryn Brinsfield, M.D., M.P.H., FACEP, is the associate chief medical officer for Component Services in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Office of Health Affairs (DHS/OHA). She joined DHS/OHA in 2008 to serve as operational and medical support medical director. Dr. Brinsfield was an associate professor of Boston University’s Schools of Medicine and Public Health, with 13 years of experience as an attending physician at Boston City Hospital/Boston Medical Center. She has held medical director/associate medical director positions in various organizations, including Boston Emergency Services, Boston

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70 MEDICAL COUNTERMEASURES DISPENSING Homeland Security, and Boston Public Health Preparedness. She chaired the American College of Emergency Physicians’ Disaster Committee; cochaired the Massachusetts State Surge Committee; helped to create the Massachusetts Alternate Standards of Care Committee; and was com- mander of the Massachusetts-1 Disaster Medical Assistance Team. In addition, she was a supervisory medical officer for the International Medical and Surgical Response Team, which responded to the Septem- ber 11, 2001, attacks. Dr. Brinsfield graduated with honors from Brown University, and received her M.D. from Tufts School of Medicine and her M.P.H. from Boston University. She completed her residency in Emergency Medicine at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, and her emergency medical services (EMS) fellowship at Boston EMS. Timothy Conley, EMT-P, is the director of preparedness and planning for the Village of Western Springs Department of Fire/EMS Services and Emergency Management in Illinois. Mr. Conley’s current duties also in- clude H1N1 planning for the village and for the Illinois Fire Service Mu- tual Aid Box Alarm System Division 10, which has 18 fire departments. He is also a planning section chief for the Missouri State Disaster Medi- cal Team. His other experience includes serving as the team commander and management support team coordinator of the Illinois Medical Emer- gency Response Team, and as a member of the Illinois Terrorism Task Force Bioterrorism and Pandemic Flu committees. Brooke Courtney, J.D., M.P.H., is an associate at the Center for Biose- curity of UPMC. Ms. Courtney’s research focuses on public health and hospital preparedness, legal preparedness, and mass dispensing of medi- cal countermeasures. She is an associate editor of the peer-reviewed journal, Biosecurity and Bioterrorism: Biodefense Strategy, Practice, and Science, and editor of the journal’s Legal Perspectives column. Prior to joining the Center, Ms. Courtney served as director of the Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response for the Baltimore City Health Department, where she provided oversight of the city’s responses to pub- lic health emergencies. Earlier, she worked on surge capacity and pan- demic influenza planning with the University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security. She has also worked as a Law Fellow for the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions and for the Public Health Division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the General Counsel, as well as a Law Clerk in the Health Fraud Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Dis-

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71 APPENDIX C trict of Maryland. In addition, Ms. Courtney has worked on international relations and disaster response at the American Red Cross national head- quarters; on outcomes research at Pfizer Inc.; on issues related to health- care coverage at the Maryland Health Care Commission; and on tobacco control, obesity, and health disparities issues. She received her M.P.H. from Yale University, and is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Colorado–Boulder. Ms. Courtney received her J.D. and certificate in health law from the University of Maryland School of Law and is admit- ted to practice in Maryland. Laura Eiklenborg, M.P.H., is the director of solutions development at OptumHealth Public Sector. Ms. Eiklenborg’s work focuses on the de- velopment and enhancement of health and wellness initiatives for Medi- caid and Medicare beneficiaries. Prior to joining OptumHealth in 2009, she was deputy director of emergency preparedness for the City of Min- neapolis, where she led the development and implementation of the postal plan for dispensing countermeasures. She also held the positions of Minnesota metro regional preparedness coordinator and public health emergency preparedness coordinator with Anoka County Community Health and Environmental Services, MN. Ms. Eiklenborg holds an M.P.H. from the University of Minnesota. Susan E. Gorman, Pharm.D., M.S., DABAT, is the associate director for science at the Division of Strategic National Stockpile, Coordinating Office for Terrorism Preparedness and Emergency Response, CDC. Her primary roles include oversight of the SNS formulary and provision of technical and scientific advice on all SNS pharmacological and toxico- logical issues. In her SNS position, she responded to events such as the September 11, 2001, and anthrax attacks; natural disasters such as hurri- canes; and, most recently, the H1N1 outbreak. She participates in nu- merous intergovernmental working groups on counterterrorism involving radiological, chemical, and biological agents, and is a nationally and in- ternationally recognized speaker on stockpiling for terrorist events and other large-scale public health emergencies. Before joining the CDC 10 years ago, Dr. Gorman was the assistant director of the Georgia Poison Center, and continues to serve as a toxicologist. She is actively involved in the American Board of Applied Toxicology, and has held a seat on the Board of Directors for 6 years. Dr. Gorman received her B.S. in Phar- macy from Duquesne University and her Pharm.D. from the University of Maryland. She completed a postdoctoral residency in Emergency

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72 MEDICAL COUNTERMEASURES DISPENSING Medicine and Toxicology at the University of Illinois–Chicago. She be- came a Diplomate of the American Board of Applied Toxicology in 1994. She also earned an M.S. in BioSecurity and Disaster Preparedness from the St. Louis University School of Public Health. Jack Herrmann, M.S.Ed., NCC, LMHC, is the senior advisor for pub- lic health preparedness at the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), an association that represents the approxi- mately 3,000 local public health departments across the country. In this role, he oversees the organization’s preparedness portfolio of five feder- ally funded programs aimed at enhancing and strengthening the prepar- edness and response capacity of local health departments. He establishes the priorities for public health preparedness within the organization and serves as the organization’s liaison to local, state, and federal partner agencies. Previously, Mr. Herrmann was assistant professor of psychiatry and director of the Program in Disaster Mental Health at the University of Rochester Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry. As the former founder and director of Strong EAP, he specialized in developing critical response teams for local police, fire, and healthcare organizations. Mr. Herrmann is also a long-time volunteer with the American Red Cross. Since 1993, he has responded to numerous disasters, including the Sep- tember 11, 2001, attacks in New York City; Hurricanes Katrina and Rita; the Northridge, California, earthquake; the explosion of TWA Flight 800; and the crash of Comair Flight 5191 in Lexington, Kentucky. He was also the American Red Cross disaster mental health consultant for the northeastern region of the United States (including Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands) and a member of the Red Cross National Critical Re- sponse Team. He coauthored the Foundations of Disaster Mental Health and Psychological First Aid training curriculums, which are nationally recognized and required training for all Red Cross disaster mental health volunteers. In 2006, he adapted the Psychological First Aid: A Field Guide, developed by the National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disor- der and National Child Traumatic Stress Network for the National Medi- cal Reserve Corps. Mr. Herrmann earned an M.S.Ed. from the University of Rochester, is certified by the National Board of Certified Counselors, and is a licensed mental health counselor in the state of New York. Darrell Klein, J.D., is assistant agency counsel for the Nebraska De- partment of Health & Human Services. Mr. Klein’s practice focuses on public health emergency preparedness, including bioterrorism response

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73 APPENDIX C and pandemic influenza preparedness, coordination with Nebraska’s lo- cal public health departments, and ongoing development and implemen- tation of public health responsibilities with emergency management for all-hazards response. Mr. Klein developed Directed Health Measure (Quarantine and Isolation) regulations for Nebraska’s Department of Health & Human Services and a template for the state’s local public health departments. He is the Nebraska legal representative to the re- gional Mid-America Alliance. Since 2005, Mr. Klein has been a speaker at a variety of national, regional, and intrastate presentations on public health preparedness sponsored by the CDC Public Health Law Program, NACCHO, ASTHO, and others. He supports healthcare professional boards, advises on public policy and legislative issues, and was previ- ously a prosecutor for environmental health and healthcare facilities, pro- fessions, occupations, and services programs at the administrative level and in court upon appointment. He is a member of the Nebraska State Bar Association and has been admitted to practice before the Nebraska state and federal courts since 1982. He has a B.A. in History and Political Science from Doane College and a J.D. from Creighton University Law School. Eva Lee, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology, and director of the Center for Operations Research in Medi- cine and Health Care. She is also a senior research professor at the At- lanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Dr. Lee was awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF)/North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) postdoctoral fellowship on Scientific Computing, and a postdoctoral fel- lowship from Konrad-Zuse-Zentrum Informationstechnik Berlin for Par- allel Computation. In 1996, she received the NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award for research on integer programming and parallel algorithms and their applications to medical diagnosis and cancer treat- ment. She was the first operations research/industrial engineering recipi- ent for the prestigious Whitaker Foundation Biomedical Grant for Young Investigators, awarded for her work in combining biological imaging and optimal treatment design for prostate cancer. In 2004, she was selected as an Extraordinary Women Engineer. In 2005, she received the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) Pierskalla Award for research excellence in healthcare and management science for her work on emergency response and planning, large-scale prophylaxis dispensing, and resource allocation for bioterrorism and in-

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74 MEDICAL COUNTERMEASURES DISPENSING fectious disease outbreaks. Together, Dr. Lee and a Memorial Sloan- Kettering Cancer Center physician were named winners of the 2007 Franz Edelman Award for their work on using operations research to ad- vance cancer therapeutics. Dr. Lee is currently the secretary and treasurer for the INFORMS Optimization Society, and a Subdivision Council member of the INFORMS Health Applications Section. She is coeditor for the Annals of Operations Research subseries, Operations Research in Medicine—Computing and Optimization in Medicine and Life Sciences. She is also issue editor for Asia Pacific Journal of Operations Research on Medical and Biological Applications. She also serves on the Editorial Board for Cancer Informatics. Dr. Lee has received seven patents for innovative medical systems and devices. She received her undergraduate degree in Mathematics from Hong Kong Baptist University, where she graduated with Highest Distinction, earned a Ph.D. at Rice University in the Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics. Brad Leissa, M.D., holds the position of deputy director in the Office of Counter-Terrorism and Emergency Coordination, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER), Food and Drug Administration (FDA). He began his career at the FDA’s CDER as a medical officer with a focus on anti-infective drug development. During the October 2001 anthrax attacks, Dr. Leissa was temporarily assigned to the Secre- tary’s Bioterrorism Command Center at the Department of Health and Human Services. Since then he has continued to work on medical coun- termeasure development at the FDA. Dr. Leissa received his M.D. from The Ohio State University. He received postgraduate training in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at The Ohio State University Hospitals. He went on to receive subspecialty training in Pediatric Infectious Diseases from George Washington University and the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC. Aggie Leitheiser, R.N., M.P.H., is the director of emergency prepared- ness for the Minnesota Department of Health. She is responsible for ensuring the Minnesota Department of Health is ready to respond to emergencies that affect the public’s health and that the depart- ment’s programs and activities are coordinated with local public health agencies, hospitals, and other government and emergency responders. Ms. Leitheiser has held several other positions in the Department, includ- ing assistant commissioner of the Health Protection Bureau and director of the Disease Prevention and Control Division. Prior to state service,

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75 APPENDIX C Ms. Leitheiser was the supervisor of public health for the Wright County Human Services Agency in Minnesota. Ms. Leitheiser also serves as the director of the Public Health Certificate in Preparedness, Response, and Recovery and is an instructor in the Public Health Practice Program at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. Ms. Leitheiser earned a B.S.N. at South Dakota State University and an M.P.H. in Pub- lic Health Administration at the University of Minnesota–Minneapolis. Atkinson (Jack) Longmire, M.D., has been employed for 9 years as an occupational physician in the Office of Occupational Medicine in the Directorate of Technical Support and Emergency Management at the National Office of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Dr. Longmire holds an M.D. and has completed postdoctorate medical training at Walter Reed Medical Center and Vanderbilt University Medi- cal Center. He has received medical board certification and has practiced emergency medicine, clinical pharmacology, and occupational medicine. Carmen T. Maher (Commander, U.S. Public Health Service), M.A., R.N., RAC, is a senior nurse officer in the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) Commissioned Corps and currently serves as a regulatory policy analyst in the FDA’s Office of Counterterrorism and Emerging Threats in the Office of the Commissioner. Commander Maher collaborates with senior agency staff in developing and updating agency and interagency counterterrorism and chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear con- sequence management and mitigation policies and plans. Prior to joining the FDA, Commander Maher was assigned to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Division of Microbiology and Infec- tious Diseases, as a lead regulatory officer for preclinical and early clini- cal development of vaccines and therapeutics to prevent or treat illnesses caused by smallpox, anthrax, and influenza disease agents. As a federal first responder, Commander Maher has assisted state and local response efforts and was an active member of the PHS-1 Disaster Medical Assis- tance Team, serving on its leadership cadre for 2 years. Commander Maher earned her B.S.N. and her associate degree in life sciences from the University of Puerto Rico. She earned her M.A. in national security and strategic studies with highest distinction from the U.S. Naval War College, Rhode Island. She holds a Regulatory Affairs Certification in U.S. healthcare products regulations.

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76 MEDICAL COUNTERMEASURES DISPENSING Gretchen Michael, J.D., is the communications director for the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Her responsibilities include overall strategic communications for ASPR, including media relations, web communications, and emergency risk communications. She was the communications lead for the H1N1 Task Force, the agency’s coordinating body for the 2009 H1N1 pandemic as formalized in the Na- tional Framework for 2009-H1N1 Influenza Preparedness and Response. Prior to joining ASPR, Ms. Michael was an associate with Booz Allen Hamilton, where she supported a project for the Veterans Health Ad- ministration for Afghanistan and Iraq war veterans. She also developed and conducted media trainings for the Department of Homeland Secu- rity’s Office of Science and Technology. For 3 years, Ms. Michael served as communications director for the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services (NJDHSS), where she directed all communi- cations, media relations, marketing, and public awareness activities for the state health department. While with NJDHSS, she led the public health communications activities for the TOPOFF3 bioterrorism exer- cise. Ms. Michael earned her B.S. from American University and her J.D. from University of Denver. Matthew Minson, M.D., is the medical director for the Emergency Re- sponse and Rescue Division at Texas A&M University. Before that, he was the senior medical officer for strategic initiatives at HHS/ASPR. He also serves on the Chancellor’s Council for the University of Texas and is a principal member of the National Fire Protection Association’s Technical Committee, 471, 472, and 473. Prior to joining HHS/ASPR, Dr. Minson was the director of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Office of Preparedness and Response. He previously worked as the medical program coordinator for the National Emergency Response and Rescue Training Center located at Texas A&M University, and served on the Oil and Gas Industry’s Corporate Emergency Re- sponse Team. He also held the position of director of emergency man- agement and medical review for Harris County, TX. He was an FDA sponsor-investigator during his appointment at the MD Anderson Cancer Center. He has been a Counter Narcotics and Terrorism Operational Medical Support physician in support of the Federal Bureau of Investiga- tion; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; and the Texas Department of Public Safety. Dr. Minson is an expert on mass casualty medical management. He has responded to a number of disas-

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77 APPENDIX C ters, including the World Trade Center attacks, the Columbia Shuttle re- covery, and several hurricanes, including Katrina and Rita. Dr. Minson received his M.D. from the University of Texas Medical Branch and completed his residency in Anesthesiology at the University of Texas Medical School–Houston. Jude M. Plessas is an operations specialist with the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) and manager of the Cities Readiness Initiative (CRI) Postal Plan Program. He was hired as a USPS contractor and later became an em- ployee. In project management and technical writing support roles, he has helped establish USPS emergency management and continuity- related policy, guidance, and standardized procedure. Since late 2004, Mr. Plessas has managed the CRI Postal Plan Program, including out- reach and engagement efforts, strategic planning with a subset of CRI cities, planning and execution of three proof-of-concept drills, and over- sight of a comprehensive pilot in Minneapolis–St. Paul that will serve as a national, replicable model. Mr. Plessas represents the USPS on the Na- tional Security Staff’s Biodefense Sub-Interagency Policy Committee and its working groups. Laura Ross, M.P.H., is a health communication specialist in CDC’s Di- vision of Strategic National Stockpile. She provides training and techni- cal assistance to state and local public information personnel and other planners preparing for an incident that requires the deployment of SNS assets. Earlier, Ms. Ross served as the campaign manager for the CDC Campaign to Prevent Antimicrobial Resistance in Healthcare Settings. She also worked for a global public health consulting company and on health communication projects in Thailand, Peru, Russia, Honduras, and Costa Rica. Mitchel C. Rothholz, R.Ph., M.B.A., is chief of staff of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA). Mr. Rothholz is responsible for im- plementation of key strategic initiatives within the association’s Strategic Plan as well as management of APhA alliance participation and other external activities. He is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Pharmacy and has worked as an association executive for more than 24 years. Before taking a position with APhA, Mr. Rothholz served as executive director of the Alabama Pharmacy Association, and was the first pharmacist executive for that organization. Prior to his tenure in Alabama, he served on the staff of the Florida Pharmacy Association. He

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78 MEDICAL COUNTERMEASURES DISPENSING has practiced in chain and independent community pharmacies as well as nursing home, hospital, and managed-care practice settings. His profes- sional experience includes developing continuing education programs, editing professional publications, overseeing legislative and regulatory activities, and developing pharmaceutical care programs such as the im- plementation of pharmacy-based immunization services. Mr. Rothholz is a member of several immunization coalitions and serves on the Execu- tive Committee of the American Medical Association/CDC National In- fluenza Vaccine Summit and Advisory Board of the Immunization Action Coalition. He has worked on projects involving collaborations among pharmacists, physicians, and other healthcare professionals lead- ing to improved patient care outcomes. He earned an M.B.A. with an emphasis in healthcare management from Regis University. Kevin Sell, R.Ph., CSPI, serves as pharmacist consultant to the Minne- sota Department of Health (MDH) Office of Emergency Preparedness. He provides subject-matter expertise, including logistical, legal, and clinical guidance for the CHEMPACK, Push Pack/Managed Inventory, Pandemic Influenza, mass dispensing, and Regional Pharmaceutical Cache programs of MDH. Mr. Sell has been with the Minnesota Poison Control System since 1996 as a nationally certified specialist in poison information. He is the pharmacy lead for the Minnesota-1 Disaster Medi- cal Assistance Team, the pharmacy chair for Minneapolis–St. Paul Met- ropolitan Medical Response System, a clinical instructor for the Univer- sity of Minnesota College of Pharmacy, and a certified instructor for the Advanced Hazardous Materials Life Support course. Susan E. Sherman, J.D., is a senior attorney with the HHS Office of the General Counsel, where she has worked for 20 years. She leads the team that provides legal advice to HHS/ASPR, and advises on a wide variety of legal issues related to emergency preparedness and response, includ- ing authorities available during a declared public health emergency, li- ability protections for medical countermeasure development and distribution, and authorities to deploy healthcare personnel and assets. Earlier in her HHS career, she advised the National Institutes of Health on legal issues related to biomedical research, including grants admini- stration, human subjects protection, animal welfare, stem cell research, and scientific misconduct. Prior to attending law school, she worked at the National Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Medicine on The Future of Public Health and Quality of Care in Nursing Homes, and for the

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79 APPENDIX C Maryland State Health Department. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Vassar College, a master’s degree in Health Science from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and a J.D. from the George Washington University National Law Center. Tim Stephens is the principal associate at Rescobie Associates, Inc., and the public health advisor to the National Sheriffs’ Association. He has more than 10 years of experience in advanced public health communica- tions. In the 1990s he led the leading online learning program at the Uni- versity of North Carolina School of Public Health. From 2000 to 2001, he was a consultant in a global online education marketing and technol- ogy support initiative based in Hong Kong. From 2002 to 2005, he di- rected the state public health directors’ preparedness policy initiatives through their association, ASTHO. In 2005, he led the development of the first meeting of all state directors of public health preparedness. Mr. Stephens has developed programs on bioterrorism planning, identity theft, SNS, interruptions to the food supply, gaps in the workforce, the National Electronic Disease Surveillance System (NEDSS), and public health infrastructure. He is also deeply engaged in his Washington, DC, community and serves as the elected Advisory Neighborhood Commis- sioner. He is an advocate for public transit, transit-oriented development, and neighborhood retail opportunities. WORKSHOP PLANNING COMMITTEE Greg Burel (Workshop Co-Chair), see speakers/panelists biographical sketch. Scott A. Mugno, J.D. (Workshop Co-Chair), see speakers/panelists bio- graphical sketch. Pamela Blackwell, R.N., see speakers/panelists biographical sketch. Brooke Courtney, J.D., M.P.H., see speakers/panelists biographical sketch. Lynne Kidder, M.A., is a senior advisor at the Center for Excellence in Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance. Before that, she was senior vice president of Business Executives for National Security

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80 MEDICAL COUNTERMEASURES DISPENSING (BENS). She oversees all operations of the BENS Business Force, pro- viding management support to BENS’ six regional public–private part- nerships (New Jersey, Georgia, Kansas City, Iowa, the San Francisco Bay Area, and Los Angeles/Orange County in Southern California), and facilitating the development of new homeland security partnerships at the request of key stakeholders. Prior to joining BENS, Ms. Kidder served as the executive director of a non-profit business leadership organization in Northern California. Her experience also includes executive-level man- agement in state government, 8 years as a professional staff member in the U.S. Senate, and corporate government affairs for Bechtel Corpora- tion. She holds a B.A. from Indiana University and a master’s degree from the University of Texas–Austin. She did additional postgraduate study in Public Administration at George Mason University. Eva Lee, Ph.D., see speakers/panelists biographical sketch. Jayne Lux, M.S., is the director of the Global Health Benefits Institute of the National Business Group on Health. Previously, she was the direc- tor of board operations at the American Psychological Association (APA), where she oversaw the activities of the Board of Professional Affairs. She also served as the liaison to the World Health Organization (WHO) for a collaborative project between the two organizations. Prior to joining the APA, Ms. Lux served as a WHO senior technical officer in Geneva, Switzerland, where she coordinated field trials in 18 countries for the development of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health, a system used worldwide to describe human func- tioning in the context of health conditions. Additionally, she oversaw field activities in 19 countries for the development of a cross-culturally applicable measure of disability. Ms. Lux’s earlier experience included 4 years at Washington University School of Medicine, where she directed the Professional Development Office in the Program in Occupational Therapy. For the first 10 years of her career, Ms. Lux was on the staff at the National Rehabilitation Hospital in Washington, DC, where she prac- ticed as a supervisory speech-language pathologist in the Brain and Spi- nal Cord Injury Programs. She is a member of the Global Health Council and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She earned her B.S. and M.S. in Communication Disorders from the Pennsylvania State University.

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81 APPENDIX C Matthew Minson, M.D., see speakers/panelists biographical sketch. Erin Mullen, R.Ph., Ph.D., is the assistant vice president, Rx Response, for the Pharmaceutical Researchers and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA). She oversees and manages the Rx Response program, which is an information-sharing forum composed of pharmaceutical manufac- turers, distributors, pharmacies, hospitals, disaster relief agencies, and state/federal government agencies designed to help support the continu- ing provision of medicines to patients whose health is threatened by a severe public health emergency. Rx Response engages during a severe natural disaster, a large-scale terrorist attack, or a pandemic that disrupts the normal supply of medicines. Prior to leading Rx Response, Ms. Mullen practiced pharmacy in a variety of settings: as a community pharmacist, as a clinical adjunct faculty member with the Colleges of Pharmacy at the University of Florida and Florida A&M University, and as a disaster responder. Ms. Mullen graduated from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy with a B.S. in Pharmacy. She earned her Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology from the University of Miami.

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