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George S. Everly, Jr., PhD, ABPP, FAPM is an award winning author and researcher. He is Executive Director of Resiliency Science Institutes, International, and is a faculty member of the Johns Hopkins Public Health Preparedness Programs. He serves on the faculties of The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Loyola University Maryland. He has held honorary professorships at the University of Hong Kong, Universidad de Norbert Weiner (Lima, Peru), and Universidad de Flores (Buenos Aires, Argentina). In addition he has served on the adjunct faculties of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the U.S. Center for Disease Control Mental Health Collaborative Committee, and the FBI National Academy. He is an advisor to the Hospital Authority of Hong Kong. Dr. Everly is co-founder of, and Representative to the United Nations for, the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, a non-profit United Nations-affiliated public health and safety organization. He was formerly Senior Research Advisor, Social Development Office, Office of His Highness, the Amir of Kuwait, State of Kuwait. Prior to these appointments, Dr. Everly was a Harvard Visiting Scholar, Harvard University; a Visiting Lecturer in Medicine, Harvard Medical School; and Chief Psychologist and Director of Behavioral Medicine for the Johns Hopkins' Homewood Hospital Center.

Dr. Everly has been awarded the Fellow's Medal of the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine, the Professor's Medal of the Universidad de Weiner (Peru), the Leadership Award from the American Red Cross, and was elected a Fellow of the American Psychological Association.  He is the author, co-author, or editor of over 15 textbooks and over 100 professional papers.  Among his books are The Resilient Child (Gold Medal Winner, 2009) and Secrets of Resilient Leadership. He has given invited lectures in 22 countries on 6 continents.  His works have been translated into Russian, Arabic, Swedish, Polish, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese, German, Korean, and Spanish. His biography appears in Who's Who in America and Who's Who in the World.


Michael J Kaminsky MD, MBA  is a graduate of Yale College. He earned his MD from Cornell Medical School and his MBA from The Johns Hopkins University. During his 34 year full time career at Hopkins, Dr. Kaminsky was an Attending Physician at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and at various times was the Director of University Mental Health, Director of The Community Psychiatry Program, Director of Psychiatry Emergency Services, Clinical Director (15 years) and Vice Chairman of Clinical Affairs.  He was awarded the Paul R. McHugh Excellence in Teaching Award in 2009.   In collaboration with George S. Everly, Jr., PhD, Dr. Kaminsky developed the Johns Hopkins 3-R model of Disaster Response.  After 2001, he led the development of the Hopkins Medicine and Hopkins University Psychiatric Disaster Response Plan and was the psychiatric incident commander until 2009. He co-led the State of Maryland’s training program for its first Disaster Mental Health Volunteer Corps, is a volunteer with the rank of major with the Maryland Defense Force.  He recently joined the faculty of the Department of Mental Health of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health to continue his work in critical incident and disaster psychiatry.

Alan M. Langlieb, MD, MPH, MBA is past-Chairperson of the American Psychiatric Association Committee on Business Relations and formerly Director of Workplace Psychiatry at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Langlieb received his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts. He earned his MPH and MBA and completed residencies in both Psychiatry and Preventive Medicine at The Johns Hopkins University. A recipient of the American Medical Association’s Award for Excellence, Dr. Langlieb has been published in numerous peer-reviewed medical journals and serves as a peer reviewer for The Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Journal of Managed Care, The European Journal of Psychiatry, and The Primary Care Companion to the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry . He is co-editor of a popular textbook entitled Mental Health and Productivity in the Workplace.

Jeffrey M. Lating, PhD is Professor of Psychology and Director of Doctoral Training at Loyola University Maryland. He is a former Training Director in the Division of Psychology at Homewood Hospital Center, The Johns Hopkins Health System, and was Chief Psychologist at Union Memorial Hospital. He is the co-author of three textbooks (Clinical Guide to the Treatment of the Human Stress Response; Psychotraumatology; and, Personality-based Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder) and numerous professional papers.

Lainie Rutkow, J.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., is an Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.  She is a Senior Fellow at the Johns Hopkins Center for Law and the Public’s Health.  She has served as a Fellow with the Committee on Government Reform in the U.S. House of Representatives and has worked with the Legal Aid Society of New York’s Health Law Unit and the New York Civil Liberties Union.  Dr. Rutkow is a public health lawyer, and her work focuses on the use of the law as a tool to protect and promote the public’s health.  She has authored numerous articles in the fields of emergency preparedness, injury and violence prevention, vaccine policy, and the regulation of corporations.  Dr. Rutkow received a Ph.D. and an M.P.H., in health policy, from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, a J.D. from New York University School of Law, and a B.A. from Yale University.

Robert W. Weinhold, Jr., MSM - Rob holds a Master’s degree (MSM) from The Johns Hopkins University and has over 23 years of private and public sector leadership service. During his public service career, Rob most notably served as the Baltimore Police Department’s Public Affairs Director, Chief of Staff for the United States Department of Justice and a senior executive within Maryland’s Governor’s Office. Rob served privately on Cal Ripken Jr.’s core executive team in Baltimore, Maryland for 7 years.  Rob has provided business and leadership guidance to corporate executives, high-profile professional athletes, the U.S. Attorney General, White House domestic policy staff, U.S. Congresspersons, state governors and other high-ranking public service officials. Rob founded the Fallston Group, a Baltimore-based crisis & issue management firm, designed to help organizations prepare for, navigate through and recover from issues of adversity or crisis.


Michael Balog has served over 20 years in a large police department in the Mid-Atlantic area.  He has risen to executive level positions and he has written and commanded the department’s critical incident stress response manual and training protocol.  For the past several years he has volunteered to chair a police and private security association. He holds a Master’s of Business Administration from Loyola College in Maryland.

Chaplain Robinson Dewey, M.Div. has served as the Senior Chaplain for the Coastal Crisis Chaplaincy since 1990.  This ministry serves the personnel for all Police, Fire and EMS Agencies and the citizens in the Coastal area of South Carolina.  He also serves as a Chaplain with DMORT, SLED, ATF and the FBI. Rev Dewey is a faculty member of the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation where he has co-authored the Pastoral Crisis Intervention series.

Tom Greenhalgh, MA, MSW has a professional background involving both government and private industry in both the for-profit and non-profit realms. Tom has been involved in the Public Safety field since 1982. He is currently employed as a Police Lt./Paramedic in Billerica, MA and previously worked as a Firefighter/Paramedic in Hyannis, MA. He holds both a M.A. in Criminal Justice and a Masters in Social Work, with an emphasis on public safety and military issues. Tom serves as the co-founder and President of the Merrimack Valley Training Center which provides creative, customized business training solutions and the co-founder and Executive Director of National Public Safety Solutions Inc, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides educational and support services in a variety of venues internationally.

Chaplain Colonel Gordon Groseclose, M.Div, MS, currently serves as the Chief of the Department of Pastoral Ministry Training, Army Medical Department Center and School, Fort Sam Houston, TX. Chaplain Groseclose’s education includes a Bachelor of Religion from Oklahoma Baptist University, Shawnee, OK; a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, TX; and a Master of Science in Strategic Studies from the Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.  His awards and decorations include: Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal with Silver Leaf, Army Commendation with three Oak Leaf Clusters; Army Achievement Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Staff Identification Badge, Order of Military Medical Merit, and the Germany Armed Forces Military Efficiency Badge “Leistungsabzeichen” in gold.


Peter Jonsson, is the co-principle of one of the largest risk assessment and risk management companies in Europe. Mr Jonsson has a background as a high ranking law enforcement officer with the Swedish National Police and later its Security Service. Mr. Jonsson is considered to be one of the most sought after crises mitigators in Sweden and throughout Europe, with numerous  interventions both in Sweden as well as abroad. He is the author of two books; the latest is “Stress-vid Kriser”. He appears frequently in the Swedish media as an expert in Crises and he has published numerous of articles in related subject. He has been an advisor to the American FBI.

Peter Kueffer - Based in Melbourne, Australia, Peter’s primary role is as Clinical Director of the Victoria State Emergency Service. He provides training and psychological services including assessment, crisis intervention and referral to some 5500 volunteers. As a member of the senior management team, Peter has overall responsibility for the Peer Support and Chaplaincy programs and provides strategic direction and advice to the executive.

Jörg Leonhardt, based in Germany, is Head of Human Factors in Safety Management , German Air Navigation Services, DFS. He holds a Master Degree in Human Factors and System Safety from Lund University Sweden. His expertise includes crisis and disaster management, as well as human factors in complex systems. He has a more than 15 years experience in the field. He is author of several professional papers and is co-editor of the book Critical Incident Stress Management in Aviation. He heads up the ATC-AP crisis intervention team. He is working closely with Ecole de Mines ParisTech on Resilience Engineering and Safety improvements.

Daria Luisi, Ph.D., M.P.H. is currently Manager of Employee Wellness Program at Conslidated Edison in New York. The program’s primary mission is to provide models of integrated health promotion and occupational health and safety programs in Con Edison facilities.  Prior to her appointment with Consolidated Edison, Dr. Luisi served as the director of health & wellness programs at the New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene in the Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention.  As a senior manager with strong development and implementation skills she possesses 8 years of experience working in city government.  Dr. Luisi has extensive experience with worksite wellness program management, successful proposal writing, interactions with senior executives and in budgeting.  She has proven success in analyzing and creating new business and revenue opportunities, and implementing operational plans consistent with organization goals.

Lim Kok Peng – Based in Singapore, Lim Kok heads the Changi General Hospital’s TRaCS which is dedicated to building psychological resiliency in the workplace. He is an approved trainer for ICISF workshops, the Mental Health First Aid Singapore programmes and an affiliate faculty member of Resiliency Sciences Institutes, International at UMBC Training Centres.  He has provided consultancy and training for Singapore government agencies, healthcare services and corporate clients.

Keiko Nakahama, MA is based in Japan. She earned a masters degree in psychology in the United States. She is experienced in Japan and the U.S. in assisting people in multicultural environments with a wide range of emotional and problems including stress, anxiety, depression, abuse, domestic violence, trauma and PTSD. She is a certified training trainer of the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, and trains the CISM Aviation team. She also works with individuals as a mental health counselor in Tokyo, Japan

Bruce Ramsay is based in Canada. He is a Certified Traumatologist. Bruce retired as Deputy Fire Chief from the District of North Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services after thirty years of experience.  Currently, he is a Critical Incident Stress Management Trainer, Counsellor and Consultant in private practice.  In addition he has served as Adjunct Instructor-Justice Institute of British Columbia, Staff Member-On-Site Trauma Recovery Center, Gardner, Massachusetts,Trainer-Contemporary Security Canada-2010 Olympics, and Deputy Venue Manager-Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics. Bruce’s specialty is in delivery of training and intervention services for Native Americans and First Nations (Canada) with over twenty years of experience with those populations.

Sr. Chaplain Ken Schlenker, M.Div. graduated from Talbot School of Theology, BIOLA University with a MDiv degree, a BS from Southern Illinois University in Health Care Management. Ken is a recognized expert and trainer with a number of organizations ranging from the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, International Conference of Police Chaplains, California Specialized Training Institute, Center for Domestic Preparedness Homeland Security, National Association of Nouthetic Counselors, American Heart Association, Peace Officer Standards and Training and is a Diplomate for the National Center for Crisis Management and the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress holding numerous Board Certifications. He also functions as the State of California Training Director for the California Law Enforcement Chaplain Consortium where he authored the first of its kind POST certified Law Enforcement Chaplain Curriculum. Ken is the founder and President of CAREForceUS and its subsidiary the National Center for Chaplain Development (NCCD) which has trained over 1000 individuals across 100 different organization over a 2.5 year period.

Denise J. Thompson, MSW, is CEO of Crisis Response Consulting. She received a MSW from Florida State University and is a licensed clinical social worker.  Through her business, Denise provides organizational consultation, training and direct crisis response services.  Denise is a Lt Col in the Air Force Reserves and is assigned to the Air Force Personnel Center, Randolph AFB, TX.  Her duties within the military included implementation and oversight of the following programs: Suicide and Violence Prevention, Post-Suicide Review, Critical Incident Stress Management, and Operational and Post-deployment Stress and Sexual Assault Prevention and Response. Following September 11, 2001, Denise was recalled to active duty and spent 8 years and 2 deployments in support of military operations.

Lieutenant Matt Weatherly, MA is a sworn law enforcement officer with the
Baltimore County Police Department. He is currently Commander of Baltimore County Police Department's Critical Incident Support Team. Matt holds a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Towson State University and a Master's Degree in Developmental Psychology from Johns Hopkins University. He received the award for 'outstanding contribution to the field of critical incident stress management' from the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation - July 2010.

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