Experts on Emergency Management and Response

expert-meghan-mcphersonMeghan McPherson

Meghan McPherson, M.P.P., CEM, is assistant director, Center for Health Innovation and adjunct faculty, Emergency Management Graduate Programs.

McPherson has over a decade of experience in emergency management and is credentialed as a Certified Emergency Manager. She has worked in both the public sector, for New Hampshire’s Governor’s Office of Energy and Planning, and in the private sector for James Lee Witt Associates in Washington, DC where she was twice deployed to the Gulf Coast to support the recovery efforts following Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana.

Additionally, she serves on the Board of Advisors for the Order of the Sword & Shield National Honor Society, dedicated exclusively to homeland security, intelligence, and all protective security disciplines.

expert-rondelloK.C. Rondello

K.C. Rondello, M.D., is clinical associate professor and Academic Director of the Department of Emergency Management.

Dr. Rondello co-developed New York’s first graduate program in Emergency Management.  Prior to coming to Adelphi, he served as the Associate Director of Saint Barnabas Health Care System’s Center for Healthcare Preparedness, a HRSA-funded institute established to further education and research in the field of medical disaster readiness.

Since December 2002, Dr. Rondello has served as a Disaster Epidemiologist with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ National Disaster Medical System.  Now assigned to the Multi-Specialty Enhancement Team (MSET), he is a member of the federal response organization tasked with providing critical emergency medical support to regions of the country overwhelmed by disaster. 

Through his affiliation with the NGO ProWorld, Dr. Rondello traveled to Kathmandu, Nepal in January 2013 to advise Nobel Medical College, Helping Hands Hospital, and key Ministry of Health officials in preparedness measures to address morbidity and mortality associated with tectonic natural disasters.


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