The Firestorm Expert Council

The Firestorm Expert council is an advisory group made up of specialists from various disciplines, professions and industries.

Our very first Expert Council Member was the late Dr. C. Everett Koop and we continue to honor him by displaying his image and supporting his vision.

The Expert Council is designed to bring subject matter knowledge and expertise to Firestorm and its clients.

The members of the Expert Council lend credibility and skills to the work which Firestorm performs, both through their direct involvement and the weight of their reputations.



Expert Speakers, Custom Webinars, Keynote Addresses
Robert F. Babilino Senior Security Executive
Charles Francis Bacon Servicing Knowledge and Innovation
Rosemary C. Baggish, M.Ed., MPH Special Education, Public Health Administration
Bob Ballagh, CPP Security Risk Mitigation
Robert Benny Project Management Master, Supply Chain Expert
S. David Bernstein, Psy.D Clinical Forensic Psychologist
Peter H. Bickford Insurance/Reinsurance Counselor and Arbitrator
James E. (Jim) Blair Risk management, Governance and Compliance
Robert E. Boyle Former Executive Director, Port Authority of New York
Dr. Tau Braun, Director of the Violence Prevention Agency
Stephen F. Browne, Ph.D. Strategic technological planning for local, state and federal emergency communications
Wallace P. Buran Strategic Planning, Supply Chain Transformation
Gary L. Cagle Field Medical Response and Planning
John P. Campi Activity Based Management Expert, Author
Dr. Robert Chandler Noted Crisis Communication Author, Researcher, Speaker
Robert Cox, M.D. Infectious disease, professional speaker on subject
Tony L. Corwin Government relations, legislation, strategic planning
Steven M. Crimando, MA, CTS, CHS-V Disaster and Terrorism, Mental Health and Addiction Services
Stephen O. Cunnion, M.D., Ph.D, MPH Infectious Disease and Environmental Investigation
Gary G. Daemer Management and Technology Security Consultant
Ernest DelBuono Crisis Management Expert
Rocco “Rocky” DelMonaco Senior Security Expert, Universities, DHS, US Secret Service
Paul DeSanctis CBCP Business Continuity Consultant
Ralph Diner, Ph.D, M.S.C.P Psychopharmacology
Jeffrey Dino, Ed.D Lieutenant, Mahwah Police Department; NIMS and ICS Certified
Michael DiTomasso, Ph.D Clinical Evaluation and Testing
Donald A. Donahue, Jr., DHEd, MBA, FACHE Healthcare Administration, Medical Readiness, Bioterrorism, Homeland Security
David F. Drab, CISSP Enterprise Security Professional
Warren Edwards Community Resiliency
Gerard J. Ferri Television/Marketing
Karen Freberg, Ph.D Assistant Professor in Strategic Communications, University of Louisville
Richard Fritz Global agricultural consultant specializing in meat and poultry
Ann D. Gaffey, RN, MSN, CPHRM, FASHRM Risk management and patient safety education initiatives
Santiago Garcia III Certified Protection Specialist, Multilingual communication expert
Joel Gelb Technology Management and Consulting
Dodie Gill, M.Ed, MS, LPC, LSATP, CEAP Designs and implements Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) Disaster Preparedness
Evelyn Godwin, MS, RN Clinical nursing, home health services, education, health policy, and advocacy
Carol Gordon Workforce Planning, Development and Risk Plans
Carolyn Greco Corporate Outplacement, Executive and Management Rescue, Pre-Employment/Background Screening
Michael Greger, MD Director of Public Health and Animal Agriculture Humane Society of the United States
Andrew M. Gruler, LISW-CP, CATSM, BCETS Clinical Director of SCLEAP, Former Special Agent – United States Secret Service
Dennis K. (Denny) Hamilton Global emergency management consultant – United Nations, international organizations
Jack Healey, CPA/CFF, CFE Operational, financial and organizational governance strategies and tactics expert
Judi Nardella Hershman Crisis and Reputation Management Consultant
R. Hutchins Hodgson, Jr. International Marketing Executive, franchise expertise
Russel L. Honoré, LTG USA (Retired) Building a Culture of Preparedness
Jerry Hudspeth Senior Strategist, Financial Risk Management
Yftah Kaluski Senior Security/Anti-Terrorism Strategist
Bill R. Kennedy Healthcare consultant
B. Scott Kessler, Ph.D., P.E., ASNT Level Engineering consultant – expertise in root cause failure analysis and design
Al Kirkpatrick CISM, CISSP Chief Information Risk and Security Officer Lamb
Ted Lamb Compliance and Risk Management
Edward M. Levy Senior Corporate Security Expert – Thomson Reuters, Citi, Pfizer
Hilda Ann Manuel Native American Affairs and Legal Compliance
Pietro (Peter) D. Marghella, DHSc., MSc., MA, CEM, FACCP Catastrophic Incident Response Planning – Medical and Public Health
Ron Martz Media Relations Consultant, Pulitzer Prize nominee
Karen Masullo Social Media Crisis Strategies, Monitoring & Risk
John Jay Matchulat, Esq. Labor Law Attorney
Dr. Kris Mohandie Clinical, police and forensic psychologist. Board Certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP)
John Nicoletti, Ph.D., ABPP School and Workplace Violence Prevention and Response Expert, Author
Elizabeth Nichols, Ph.D Security Metrics
Mahdi Obeidi, CPRE, Ph.D Scientist; nanotechnology, nuclear terrorism
Jill Olen Former City of San Diego Chief of Homeland Security/Public Safety
Thomas F. Parks, III Training in leadership, generation Y, weapons, tactics and crisis management
Gary Patterson, CPA Keynote Speaker, Corporate Governance, Compliance, ERM, M&A
John P. “Pat ” Philbin, Ph.D., PMP, APR Executive-level expertise to federal and private sector clients
Ann S. Pickren Senior Business Continuity and Preparedness Advisor
John Plodinec, Ph.D. Community Resiliency
Dr. Kelly Posner Leading international expert in the areas of suicide and depression, is the founder and Principal Investigator of the Center for Suicide Risk Assessment at Columbia University/New York State Psychiatric Institute
Grant Rampy Former Fox News Correspondent, PR, Media, Broadcasting
Jonathan Richmond, Ph.D. Biosafety-virology, laboratory and animal biosafety, laboratory design.
Jeffrey C. “Jeff” Robertson Crisis communication, maritime and border security, incident management, media and government relations, and business development
Jay N. Rosenblatt, B.A., LLB Board of Directors, Canadian Centre for Emergency Preparedness
Kristin Saling Strategic Analyst – Strategic Assessment Division, Resources and Assessment Directorate, U.S. Pacific Command (USPACOM)
Ann SanCartier Employee Crisis Care Planning Expert
David Satcher, M.D., Ph.D 16th Surgeon General of the United States
Robert B. Shapiro Legal advisor, Insurance
Terry Sinclair Maritime and Aviation Operations
Neca C. Smith, Ed.S., LPC, CAMS Licensed Professional Counselor (GA), National Certified Counselor, Certified Anger Management Specialist and Certified Professional in Managing Workplace Conflict.
Samuel D. Smith Banking Consultant – President of Pinales Consulting, LLC of Evergreen, Colorado
Linda Spencer, MPH, Ph.D. Director of Public Health Nursing Masters Program, Emory University
William Spernow, CISSP, CISM, CEH, PMP, CHSIII Information Security Consultant
W. James Squire III, C Certified Franchise Executive – President and CEO of Franchise Marketing Advisors, LLC
John St. Genis Retired senior operating executive – Panasonic, NEC, Pioneer, Raytheon E-Systems
Larry Stybel, Ph.D. Board member, a national expert on corporate governance and recruiter for global board talent
Candice Tal Specialist in Global Due Diligence Investigations, expertise in finance, governance, employment and business
Chris Thurber, Ph.D. Children’s recreational camping, independent schools, youth leadership and clinical psychology
Steve Timmons, Ph.D Crisis psychology, crisis communications, crisis response & management, reputational risk mitigation, and emergency medical planning
Anyck Turgeon Global Security (chemical safety, IT security and privacy, corporate/physical protection, fraud & governance/risk/compliance) and Executive Business Management Expert
Paige Valdiserri, ME.d, LPC, NCC, BCETS Behavioral Health, Risk Assessment, Policy and Procedures
Eugene J. Vasile Education, Retired Superintendent of Schools
Vincent Butch Wardlaw Risk and Crisis Communications, Media, Leadership Training
Stanley Weinrich, Ph.D, MBA, CBCP, CPIM Business Continuity, Supply Chain Resiliency Consultant
Michael W. Wewers Former Special Agent with US Customs Service, Anti-Terrorism, CERT
Phillip Wexler Professional Speaker, Author & Film Personality
General Richard Wilmot Nation building, government policy and procedures, creating strategic alliances, international business techniques, counter-terrorism, international security, crisis management