Our Advisors

 

The following are professionals in biodefense, homeland security, and/or public health that donate their time and considerable talent to brainstorm and solve the complex merger of threat, preparedness, healthcare policy, and practice. These good, smart individuals are always willing and able to help Project EQUIPP on its campaign to honor and protect our local, civilian emergency responders and disaster response volunteers. Check back often as more will be added to our list. We not only hold them in high regard, we are forever in their debt.  

Bill Brandes
Chief (Ret.) Creve Coeur, MO Fire District; Former Advisor, Missouri Office of Homeland Security; Past Coordinator, St. Louis Regional Response Team 
Expertise: fire management; disaster preparedness and response; chemical, biohazard, and radiation threat management.
Greg Evans, PhD
Professor & Dean of the Georgia Southern University Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health
Expertise: environmental epidemiology with an emphasis on environmental toxins, bioterrorism and pandemic preparedness; disaster preparedness.
Paul Fennewald
Former Missouri Homeland Security Coordinator; FBI Special Agent Bomb TechnicianChief, Dutchess County, NY, Office of Emergency Response - Hazardous Materials Unit
Expertise: diasaster response; homeland security; emergency management; public safety.
 
Rick M. Shaffer
FBI Special Agent (Ret.); Naval Investigative Service; Fairfax County Police
Expertise: bioterrorism countermeasure procurement, transport, and security; intelligence collection and counter-terrorism.
 
Fernando Guerra, MD MPH FAAP 
Former Director, Metropolitan Health Department, San Antonio, TX; Member, Institute of Medicine; Past Member, National Vaccine Advisory Committee.
Expertise: Immunizations: Public Health Policy, Management, and Practice.
Alan Zelicoff, MD
Professor, Institute for Biosecurity at Saint Louis University
Expertise: syndromic surveillance technologies; countering biological weapons terrorism; risk and hazard analysis in patient care delivery systems.
Author: Microbe: Are We Ready for the Next Plague?
Kevin Fogarty
Former Chief, Dutchess County, NY, Office of Emergency Response - Hazardous Materials Unit
Expertise: diasaster response; homeland security; emergency management; public safety.
 
Kevin Ahlbrand
President, Missouri Fraternal Order of Police; Member, Missouri Homeland Security Advisory Council; Sergeant, Saint Louis Metropolitan P.D., South Patrol Division - Detective Bureau 
Expertise: law enforcement; homeland security; public safety; crime investigation.
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