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Board Members

Society for Disaster Medicine and Public Health, Inc. 

Georges C Benjamin, MD, FACP, FACEP(E), FNAPA, Hon FRSPH,                                                                                          Executive Director, American Public Health Association, Washington, District of Columbia

Lieutenant General Ronald R Blanck, D.O., (U.S. Army, retired),                                                                                                Chairman, Martin, Blanck & Associates, Alexandria, Virginia;  Chairman, Board of Regents of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland

Arthur Cooper, MD,                                                                                                                                                                       Director, Pediatric Surgical Services and Director of the Trauma Center for the Columbia University Affiliation at Harlem Hospital Center, New York, New York

Cham E Dallas, Ph D,  Professor and Director, University of Georgia Institute for Disaster Management, Athens, Georgia

Kristine Moore Gebbie, BSN, MN, DrPH, RN, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia

Jack A Horner, Executive Director of the National Disaster Life Support Foundation, Inc (NDLSF), Augusta, Georgia

Gabor D Kelen, M.D., FRCP(C), FACEP, FAAEM, Professor and Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland

COL (Ret.) Terris Ellen Kennedy, RN, PhD, Adjunct Professor Old Dominion University School of Nursing, Norfolk, Virginia 

Richard C Rooney, MD. Vascular Surgeon, Portsmouth, Ohio

John T WalshHeart Institute at the Children’s National Medical Center, Washington D.C


Executive Director

James J James, MD, Dr PH, MHA - Society for Disaster Medicine and Public Health, Inc, Rockville, Maryland



Society for Disaster Medicine and Public Health  is a 501(c)  non-profit organization. 

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