Mugno and his department of more than 100 employees develop, promote, 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 Department before accepting his current position. Prior to FedEx, Mr. Mugno was division counsel at Westinghouse Electric Corporation’s Waste Isolation 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 association 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 preparedness efforts and engaged a wide range of community stakeholders in the process. As past chair of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments 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 University 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 Preparedness & 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.