NPDC is Managed by
Coyote Crisis Collaborative

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Executive Committee

Andrew Rucks (PhD )
Professor and Director of Finance and Administration, and Executive Director, Survey Research Unit, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Anthony Gilchrest (MPA, EMT-P)
Lead, Washington, D. C. Medical Reserve Corps
Brent Kaziny (MD, MA)
Director of Disaster Preparedness, Emergency Medical Services for Children's Innovation and Improvement Center, and Assistant Professor, Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children's Hospital
Bridget Berg (MPA, FACHE)
Manager, Pediatric Disaster Resource Center, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Carolina Roberts-Santana (MD, MHA)
Representative for the National Association of State EMS Officials
Dan Dodgen (PhD)
Director, Division for At Risk Individuals, Behavioral Health, and Community Resilience, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
David Schonfeld (MD, FAAP)
Professor of the Practice in the School of Social Work and Pediatrics at the University of Southern California and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Director National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement, and Representative, the American Academy of Pediatrics' Disaster Preparedness Advisory Council
Deb Roepke (Managing Partner) (MPA)
Executive Director, Coyote Crisis Collaborative
Diane Pilkey (RN, MPH)
Nurse Consultant, Emergency Medical Services for Children and Injury Prevention Branch, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Eric Dziuban (MD, DTM, FAAP)
Team Lead, Children’s Preparedness Unit, Chief Medical Officer
Division of Human Development and Disability, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, CDC
George Foltin (MD)
Interim Chair, Department of Pediatrics, Infant and Children's Hospital of Brooklyn, Maimonides Medical Center, Co-Principal Investigator, New York City Pediatric Disaster Coalition
Jeff Stiefel (PhD)
Executive Coordinator of Climate Change and Health Resilience in the Health Threats Resilience Directorate, Office of Health Affairs, U. S. Department of Homeland Security
Lauralee Koziol
National Advisor on Children and Disasters, Office of External Affairs, FEMA, and U. S. Department of Health and Human Services’ National Advisory Committee on Children and Disasters
Mark Cicero (MD)
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics Director, Pediatric Disaster Preparedness Section of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Yale University School of Medicine, and representing member of the National Association of EMS Physicians
Merritt Schreiber (PhD)
Associate Clinical Professor, Emergency Medicine School of Medicine, and Director, Psychological Programs, Emergency Medicine, University of California-Irvine
Michael Anderson (MD, MBA, FAAP)
President, University of California, San Francisco Benioff Children's Hospital, Senior Vice President, Children's Services, University of California, San Francisco Health, and Chair, U. S. Department of Health and Human Services’ National Advisory Committee on Children and Disasters
Michael Frogel (Chair) (MD)
Co-Principal Investigator for the New York City Pediatric Disaster Coalition
Michelle Seitz (MSHSM, BSEM, CHEC)
Healthcare Emergency Preparedness Program Manager, Office of Preparedness and Emergency Health Care, Wisconsin Department of Health
Patricia Frost (Vice Chair) (RN, MS, PNP)
Director Contra Costa County Emergency Medical Services, Founder and Co-Chair, California State Neonatal and Pediatric Disaster Preparedness Coalition
Roger Glick (MS, MBA, CEM, FACHE)
Senior Emergency Management Consultant, Carilion Clinic, and Instructor, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
Ron Cohen (MD, FAAP)
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, Stanford; Director, PICN, Packard Children’s Hospital
Scott Needle (MD)
Chief Medical Officer, Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida, AAP-DPAC, and appointee to the HHS National Advisory Committee on Children and Disasters
Steven Krug (MD, FAAP)
Professor of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Representative, the American Academy of Pediatrics' Disaster Preparedness Advisory Council