Elizabeth handles special needs planning, disaster human services, business continuity, and related issues through her firm. She is also an advisor to the Department of Homeland Security and FEMA. An accomplished public speaker with a reputation for creative solution development, Elizabeth is considered one of the nation's "go-to" sources for emergency management and special needs issues. Elizabeth has also served as a court appointed subject matter expert, participates in many major conferences and web forums, and has had materials published on the subject of Special Needs emergency preparedness. Previously, as Special Needs Advisor at NYC Office of Emergency Management, Elizabeth was responsible for ensuring that all elements of planning, response, and recovery incorporated the unique needs of disability, senior, and medically dependent populations. Elizabeth is the co-chair of the National Hurricane Conference Health Care/Special Needs Committee, chair of the International Association of Emergency Managers Special Needs Caucus, and an appointed member of the FEMA National Advisory Council's Special Needs Subcommittee. She earned her JD from Boston University School of Law and an EdM in Socio-Bicultural Study of Deafness and American Sign Language from Boston University School of Education.
Edward J. Peloquin has been involved in planning and preparedness development for 42 years. In his current position, he directs and implements the emergency preparedness and recovery training and exercise program for 135 non-profit senior housing, assisted living, continuing care communities, nursing homes, and rehabilitation facilities for the frail elderly and special needs population. Previously, as Director at WithumSmith&Brown CPA, Edward was responsible for emergency preparedness, risk assessment, and management for healthcare facilities of all types including long-term care facilities and services. Before that he worked as Director of Safety Management at Jersey Shore Medical Center (now the Meridian System) where he was responsible for regulatory affairs, safety and security management, JCAHO environment of care compliance, and State licensure. He earned a BSCE in Civil/Environmental Engineering from University of Florida and a MS in Human Resources Administration from Rutgers University. He is a member of NJ Association of Professional Mediators; NJ Emergency Management Association.
Dave has been involved in public health for 20 years. In his current position, he is responsible for all-hazards emergency preparedness, planning, communications and response for long term care facilities including nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Previously, as Vice President of Environmental Health Services at a private consulting firm, Dave was responsible for consultation, inspection, education and training services for corporate clients and the conduct of epidemiological investigations of environmentally associated and/or infectious disease outbreaks. Before that, he worked as Registered Environmental Health Specialist at several health departments where he was responsible for inspection and investigation of environmentally associated public health issues including food, water, air, wastewater and hazardous materials. As a graduate student intern with the New Jersey State Department of Health and Senior Services, Dave conducted statistical research on preparedness levels within New Jersey's health departments and hospital providers as related to Homeland Security Presidential Directive -HSPD 21. Dave currently serves as a volunteer MRC for the Mercer County Medical Reserve Corps. He earned a BS in Public Health Administration from Rutgers University, and a MPH in Environmental Health from West Chester University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of National Environmental Health Association.
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