The ICEM is administered by Rebekah Dickinson, Chief Program Officer. A strong Board of Advisors informs and guides the ICEM.

Board of Advisors - Executive Committee

  • Rebekah Dickinson, Chief Program Officer, FAU International Center for Emergency Management
  • Ira J. Gelb, MD, FACC, Senior Academic Advisor for Pre-Baccalaureate Programs, Medical Professor, Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine and Chairman, Board of Advisors, FAU International Center for Emergency Management
  • Daniel M. Gropper, PhD, Dean, College of Business, FAU (Chair, Advisory Board - Professional)
  • Mantha Mehallis, PhD, Instructor, College of Business, FAU and Academic Coordinator, FAU International Center for Emergency Management
  • Maurice D. Plough Jr., Owner (Ret.), Florida Health Consultants, Geriatric Care Manager, Community Philanthropic Endeavors, Trustee, FAU Foundation Board, Trustee, JAFCO and JAFCO Foundation, Vice Chair, FAU International Center for Emergency Management Advancement/Development
  • Lisa A. Rosenfeld, MPH, President, Emergency & Environmental Preparedness Solutions, Inc. and Chair, Committee on Community Engagement, FAU International Center for Emergency Management
  • Bob Rubin, CLU, CFC, Founder and President, Rubin Wealth Advisors Trustee, FAU Board of Trustees, Vice Chair, FAU International Center for Emergency Management

Board of Advisors - Members

  • Scott Adams, CEO & Co-Founder of GroupCare Technologies & EagleEye Intelligence
  • Robert Alrod, Chairman, CEO, Senior Operating Equity Partner for community philanthropic endeavors, national and international private, publicly traded and para-public ventures; Director, Operations Control & Center, EXPO ‘67
  • Milton Bagley, Chairman Emeritus of PACE Advertising
  • Terry Cohen, MD, Medical Director of the Wold Family Center for Emergency Medicine, Boca Raton Regional Hospital
  • Jerry Fedele, President and CEO, Boca Raton Regional Hospital
  • Charles Felix, Publisher, South Florida Hospital News and Healthcare Report
  • Mrs. June Gelb, philanthropist and community leader
  • Charles H. Hennekens, MD, Sir Richard Doll Professor, Senior Academic Advisor, Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
  • Arlene Herson, producer/host of syndicated cable television program, The Arlene Herson Show
  • Yishak Kreiss, Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Professor Yitshak Kreiss, MD, MHA, MPA, Director General, The Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer and Honorary President, FAU International Center for Emergency Management
  • Lee Learman, MD, PhD, Professor and Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education and Academic Affairs, Designated Institutional Official, Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, FAU and Chair, Committee on Academics, FAU International Center for Emergency Management 
  • Noel Christian Pace, JD, MHA, MBA, MSS, FACHE, Healthcare Attorney, Chapman Law Group, Miami; Colonel, U.S. Army Reserve, former Commander (CEO), 345th Combat Support Hospital
  • Jack H. Pechter, The Pechter Family Foundation and CEO, Emeritus, SouthStar Capital Group, LLC
  • Linda Quick, President, Quick Bernstein Connections Group, President (Ret.), South Florida Hospital and Healthcare Association
  • Ashley Taylor Santos, President, Student Organization of FAU International Center for Emergency Management 
  • Frederick Schilling Jr., Master Plumber, Vice Chair and Vice President, Plumbers Without Borders; Commissioner of the Florida Building Commission

Board of Advisors - Professional Council

This group of professionals - academics, industry, corporate, non-profit and government agency leaders meet once before every semester to exchange information, ideas and promote events, programs, services and academics throughout their respective organizations and networks. 

  • Ankur Agarwal, PhD, Associate Professor and Site Director CHOT@FAU, Department of Computer & Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, College of Engineering, FAU
  • Pierre K. Alexandre, PhD; MS; MPH, Associate Professor and Director, Health Administration Programs
  • Scott M. Alter, MD, NRP, Assistant Professor of Integrated Medical Science, Associate Research Director, Division of Emergency Medicine, Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, FAU at Bethesda Health
  • Jennifer Attonito, PhD, Instructor & Faculty Committee, Health Services Administration, College of Business, FAU
  • Ravi Behara, PhD, Professor in Operations, IT & Operations Management Department, College of Business, FAU
  • Phillip Boiselle, MD, Dean and Professor, The Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
  • Steven C. Bourassa, PhD, Director and Professor, School of Public Administration, FAU
  • Lisa Clayton, DO, MBS, FAAEM, FAU College of Medicine, Assistant Professor Clinical Biomedical Science, Emergency Medicine Residency Assistant Program Director, FAU Emergency Medicine at Bethesda Health
  • Anthony Dardano, Jr., MD, Interim Chief Medical Officer at Boca Raton Regional Hospital and Associate Professor of Surgery at FAU
  • Malcolm Dorman, MD, attending cardiovascular surgeon, clinical professor at NSU, member of FAU Medical Advisory Board
  • David Dungan, Director, Emergency Preparedness, Memorial Healthcare Systems
  • Jacinto Garrido, DNP, ANP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, Captain, United States Public Health Service (Ret.)
  • Thomas Genuit, MD, Chair of the Department of Surgery, Program Director of the General Surgery Residency Program and Professor of Surgery, Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
  • Mark Goldstein, Senior Director, Simulation Center, Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, FAU
  • Kenneth W. Goodman, PhD, FACMI, Professor and Director, Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy; Director, WHO Collaborating Center in Ethics and Global Health Policy; Chair, Ethics Committee, UM Hospital; Chair, Adult Ethics Committee, Jackson Health System; UM Miller School of Medicine
  • Nicolas Heft, EMT and medical student, Florida Atlantic University 
  • Charles H. Hennekens, MD, Sir Richard Doll Professor, Senior Academic Advisor, Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
  • Patrick Hughes, DO, Simulation Director, Assistant Professor of Clinical Biomedical Science, Division of Emergency Medicine, FAU
  • Ma’ayan Israeli, Founder and CEO, ISRAELI International Management, International Relations Director, FAU International Center for Emergency Management
  • Roland E. Kidwell, PhD, DeSantis Distinguished Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship, Chair, Department of Management Programs, Director, Adams Center for Entrepreneurship, College of Business, FAU
  • George Luck, MD, Associate Professor of Integrated Medical Science and Director of Professional Education for the Simulation Center, Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, Chair, Committee of Simulation Center
  • Stuart L. Markowitz, MD, Professor of Clinical Biomedical Science; Senior Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Admissions, Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
  • David Adams, Senior Director, Cross International
  • Ralph Palumbo, MD, Chief of Pulmonary Disease, Boca Raton Regional Hospital
  • Gary Rose, MD, Associate Professor of Microbiology and clinical biomedical science, Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine and Board certified in otolaryngology and plastic surgery
  • Richard D. Shih, MD, FACEP, FAAEM, Professor, FAU Integrated Medical, Emergency Medicine Division Director & Residency Program Director, FAU Emergency Medicine at Bethesda Health
  • Marlaine C. Smith, RN, PhD, AHN-BC, FAAN, Dean and Helen K. Persson Eminent Scholar, Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing
  • Alan S. Whiteman, MBA, PhD, Life FACMPE, Interim Associate Program Director EMHA, Health Administration Programs, Management Programs Department
  • Vegar Wiik, Executive Director, Executive Programs, College of Business, FAU
  • Richard B. Yules, MD, Brigadier General, USAF (Ret.), former assistant to Secretary of Defense Health Affairs, FAU Foundation Treasurer
  • Billy Weinshank, Terrorism Response Planner, Palm Beach County Division of Emergency Management

Board of Advisors - Honorary

  • Bernie Fernandez, MD, CEO, Baptist Health Systems
  • Leonard N. Girardi, MD, O. Wayne Isom Professor, Chairman, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgeon-in-Chief, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medicine
  • Warren Orlando, former Chairman of the Board at 1st United Bancorp and former Chairman and CEO of Wachovia -Florida Banking
  • R. David Paulison, Senior Partner, Global Emergency Solutions and former FEMA Director (2005-2009)

Board of Advisors Committees Supporting New Professionals (Executive Committee Members):

  • Public/Private Council in Emergency Management
    • Members: Lisa Rosenfeld, Chair; Rebekah Dickinson; Paige Garrido; Craig Llewellyn; Dr. Mary Russell; Lisa Vreeland; Sharon Denton-Gow; David Sandau; Lieutenant Murphy; Nigel Baker; James Green; John James; Dr. Hyla Fritsch; Jose Gonzalez; Dr. Mantha Mehallis; Keith Wall; Stephanie Sejnoha; Wally Lugo (rep. for James Green); Samantha Inguanzo
  • Committee on Academics 
    • o Dr. Lee Learman, Chair, Dr. Mantha Mehallis, Dr. William McDaniel, Dr. Alan Whiteman, Dr. Roland Kidwell, Dr. Daniel Gropper, Rebekah Dickinson, Vegar Wiik, Dr. Pierre Alexandre, Dr. Jennifer Attonito, Sybil Alfred
  • Committee on Training 
    • o David Dungan, Chair; Rebekah Dickinson; Col. Noel Pace; Dr. Steven Swirsky; Lisa Vreeland; Lieut. Thomas Murphy

Board of Advisors (BOA) Meeting Dates, International Center for Emergency Management (ICEM)

The ICEM BOA meets at least three times per year: October, February and May. The Executive Committee meets once per month throughout the academic year. Our bi-laws are available upon request. Please click here to complete our membership form and email to rdickinson@fau.edu. Thank you in advance for your interest.