Leadership

The Institute for Emergency Preparedness and Homeland Security is guided by an advisory board of nationally recognized experts from the fields of health care, education, government, and industry.  The members are active in fields directly related to the work and goals of the institute.

Steering Committee

Clifton R. Lacy, MD, Director, Rutgers Institute for Emergency Preparedness and Homeland Security

Richard L. Edwards, PhD, Executive Vice President, Academic Affairs; Chancellor, Rutgers University–New Brunswick

John J. Farmer Jr., Esq., University Professor and Justice Alan B. Handler Scholar, Rutgers School of Law–Newark; immediate past Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Rutgers University

Brian L. Strom, MD, MPH, Chancellor, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences

Thomas J. O’Reilly, Executive Director, The Police Institute, Office of the Chancellor, Rutgers University–Newark

John D. Cohen, Professor, Rutgers School of Criminal Justice

Vicente H. Gracias, MD, Interim Dean, Professor of Surgery and Chief of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Ali Maher, PhD, Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Rutgers School of Engineering; Director, Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation

Joseph A. Barone, PharmD, Dean and Distinguished Professor, Rutgers Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy

Ava Majlesi, Esq., Associate Director, Rutgers Institute for Emergency Preparedness and Homeland Security

Internal Advisory Board

Todd Clear, PhD, Provost, Rutgers University–Newark

Nancy Connell, PhD, Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases), Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Kyle Farmbry, JD, PhD, Acting Dean, Rutgers Graduate School–Newark

Michael Greenberg, PhD, Professor and Associate Dean of the Faculty, Rutgers Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy

William Halperin, MD, MPH, DrPH, Chair and Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School; Professor and Associate Dean, Rutgers School of Public Health, Newark

Jeffrey D. Laskin, PhD, Professor and Chief, Division of Toxicology, Department of Environmental and Occupational Medicine, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Paul J. Lioy, PhD, Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Environmental and Occupational Medicine, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

David S. Perlin, PhD, Executive Director and Professor, Public Health Research Institute and Rutgers Regional Biocontainment Laboratory, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Fred S. Roberts, PhD, Distinguished Professor, Department of Mathematics, Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences; Director, Command Control and Interoperability Center for Advanced Data Analysis (CCICADA)

External Advisory Board

Richard L. Cañas, President, Betts Global Consulting, LLC; former Director, New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness, State of New Jersey

The Honorable Michael Chertoff, Chair and Co-Founder, The Chertoff Group; former Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Edward Dickson, President, MSA Investigations, Inc.; former Director, New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness, State of New Jersey

Mary Fetchet, Founding Director, Voices of September 11th

Aaron T. Ford, Special Agent in Charge, Newark Division, Federal Bureau of Investigation

Joseph “Rick” Fuentes, PhD, Superintendent, New Jersey State Police

Thomas M. Gorrie, PhD, Trustee, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; Adjunct Professor, Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick

D.A. Henderson, MD, MPH, Distinguished Scholar, Center for Biosecurity at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center; Professor of Public Health and Medicine, University of Pittsburgh

Stephen K. Jones, FACHE, President and CEO, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

The Honorable Thomas Kean, former Governor, State of New Jersey; former Chairman, National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (The 9/11 Commission)

James A. Langenbach, Consultant in Health Emergency Preparedness; former Operations Program Manager, NJ Department of Health; Health Intelligence Liaison to the New Jersey Regional Operations Intelligence Center

Charles B. McKenna, CEO, New Jersey Schools Development Authority; former Director, New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness, State of New Jersey

George J. Mitchell,  Partner and Chairman Emeritus, DLA Piper; former U.S. Senator, State of Maine

James Mottola, Special Agent in Charge, Newark Field Office, United States Secret Service, United States Department of Homeland Security

The Honorable Mary E. O’Dowd, MPH, Commissioner, New Jersey Department of Health

The Honorable Thomas J. Ridge, CEO, Ridge Global; Partner, Ridge Schmidt Cyber; former Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Chris Rodriguez, PhD, Director, Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness, State of New Jersey

David L. Turock, PhD, Founder and Chairman, Turock Foundation; Biomedical Sciences Advisor, Johns Hopkins University; former Bell Laboratories Basic Research Scientist and Communications Entrepreneur 

The Honorable Jennifer Velez, Esq., Commissioner, New Jersey Department of Human Services

Advisory Committee

Carl Agnelli, Assistant Special Agent in Charge, Newark Field Office, United States Secret Service, US Department of Homeland Security

Judith Burgis, Consultant to the President and CEO and former Senior Vice President, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

Colleen Donovan, MD, Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine; EMS Director, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

Robert Eisenstein, MD, Associate Professor and Interim Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Evelyn R. Hermes-DeSantis, PharmD, Clinical Professor and Director of Drug Information Services, Rutgers Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy

Joseph Picciano, Deputy Director, New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness

Ronald L. Quincy, PhD, Director, Center for Nonprofit Management and Governance, Rutgers School of Social Work

Dennis Quinn, Chief of Staff, New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness

Linda Tartaglia, Assistant Director, Police Institute, Rutgers School of Criminal Justice