IHEPS Biographies and Abstracts

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BIOGRAPHIES AND ABSTRACTS

SANDY HOOK SCHOOL SHOOTING:
SPEAKER: CARLY POSEY

BIOGRAPHY: CARLY POSEY IS A NATIONAL SPEAKER AND ADVOCATE FOR SCHOOL SAFETY. TWO OF HER FOUR CHILDREN WERE INSIDE SANDY HOOK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL WHEN AN ARMED MAN ENTERED THE BUILDING ON DECEMBER 14, 2012. THE SHOOTER MADE HIS WAY TO HER SON’S FIRST GRADE CLASSROOM, KILLING HIS TEACHER AND A CLASSMATE. WHEN HE STOPPED TO RE-LOAD, HER SON ESCAPED, RUNNING TO A NEARBY FIRE STATION. HER DAUGHTER, WHO REMAINED HIDDEN INSIDE AN ART ROOM OFFICE, ALSO SURVIVED, BUT THE LESSONS LEARNED WERE SIGNIFICANT. CARLY’S OTHER TWO CHILDREN WERE AT THE INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL IN NEWTOWN WHERE THEY WERE IN LOCKDOWN THE ENTIRE SCHOOL DAY. THE LACK OF PREPAREDNESS WITHIN THE COMMUNITY TO RESPOND AND RECOVER TO SUCH AN INCIDENT LEFT A LASTING IMPRESSION.

TODAY, AS MISSION DIRECTOR FOR THE “I LOVE U GUYS” FOUNDATION, CARLY TRAVELS THE COUNTRY SHARING HER STORY TO PROMOTE SCHOOL SAFETY AND PREPAREDNESS. HER EXPERIENCES AS A PARENT AND A COMMUNITY MEMBER PROVIDE A COMPELLING, OFTEN HEARTBREAKING, CASE STUDY FOR THE NEED TO PREPARE FOR THE UNTHINKABLE. CARLY HAS PREVIOUSLY SERVED AS THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FOR THE SAFE2TELL NONPROFIT AND AS PROGRAM DIRECTOR FOR ANDERSON SOFTWARE. SHE NOW LIVES IN COLORADO WITH HER HUSBAND, DAVE, AND THEIR FOUR CHILDREN.

 

MANAGING MILLENNIALS: UNDERSTANDING GENERATIONAL CULTURE IN MANAGEMENT:
SPEAKER: DR. BETSY WAGNER

BIOGRAPHY: DR. ELISABETH (BETSY) NESBIT WAGNER HAS SPENT OVER 15 YEARS RESEARCHING, CONSULTING, SPEAKING, AND WRITING ON THE TOPIC OF GENERATIONAL DIFFERENCES. HAVING STUDIED AND TAUGHT OVERSEAS, BETSY BROUGHT HER LOVE OF CULTURE INTO HER RESEARCH SPECIFICALLY FOCUSING ON UNDERSTANDING HOW GENERATIONAL MEMBERSHIP INFLUENCES THE DEVELOPMENT OF CULTURE AS EXPRESSED IN ONE’S VALUES, BELIEFS, AND WORLDVIEWS. HER SPEAKING AND CONSULTING OPPORTUNITIES HAVE INCLUDED FORTUNE 500 BUSINESSES, NON-PROFITS, GOVERNMENT AND MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS, AND CHURCHES ON TOPICS OF GENERATIONAL DIFFERENCES, IDENTITY DEVELOPMENT, AND AUTHENTIC LIVING. DR. WAGNER RECEIVED HER PHD IN COUNSELOR EDUCATION & SUPERVISION FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS, HER MA IN COMMUNITY COUNSELING FROM DENVER SEMINARY, AND HER BA IN INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA. BETSY HAS CO-AUTHORED A BOOK WITH DR. CRAIG BLOMBERG TITLED, “EFFECTIVE GENERATIONAL MINISTRY” AND ANOTHER WITH DRS. HEATHER & FRED GINGRICH TITLED, “SKILLS FOR EFFECTIVE COUNSELING.” BETSY PREVIOUSLY SERVED AS THE CURRICULUM DESIGNER AND ACADEMIC DIRECTOR OF THE COUNSELING DIVISION AT DENVER SEMINARY, AND IS CURRENTLY A LICENSED PROFESSIONAL COUNSELOR IN DENVER, CO. WWW.ELISABETHNESBIT.COM

 

DE-ESCALATION IN THE WORKPLACE:
SPEAKER: BEN FSIHER

BIOGRAPHY: MR. BEN FISHER HAS BEEN A FULL-TIME POLICE OFFICER WITHIN THE STATE OF INDIANA SINCE 2005. DURING HIS TENURE ON THE POLICE FORCE, HE HAS BEEN A MEMBER OF THE SWAT TEAM SINCE 2007, WAS A K-9 HANDLER FOR 6 YEARS AND CURRENTLY IS A SUPERVISOR ON PATROL.  HE HOLDS A DEGREE FROM INDIANA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY IN BUSINESS MANAGEMENT. BEN HAS BEEN TRAINING IN KRAV MAGA (SELF-DEFENSE) SINCE 2007 AND IS CURRENTLY A BROWN BELT LEVEL INSTRUCTOR. BEN HAS A PASSION FOR TEACHING AND EMPOWERING OTHERS TO GO HOME TO THEIR FAMILIES.

 

CREATING AN IAP:
SPEAKER: ELISA STOTT

BIOGRAPHY: ELISA STOTT, CHEP, CBCP IS A CERTIFIED HEALTHCARE EMERGENCY PROFESSIONAL AND CERTIFIED BUSINESS CONTINUITY PROFESSIONAL WHO CURRENTLY WORKS AS AN EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT ASSISTING CLIENTS WITH PLANNING, EXERCISES, TRAINING AND COMPLIANCE. SHE PREVIOUSLY WORKED FOR A HOSPITAL SYSTEM IN INDIANAPOLIS FOR OVER 20 YEARS SERVING AS THE SAFETY MANAGER AND EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS COORDINATOR.   IN HER ROLE, SHE HELPED PLAN, CONDUCT AND CRITIQUE ALL EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS RELATED DRILLS AND WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR JOINT COMMISSION COMPLIANCE.  ELISA HAS ALSO WORKED WITH THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF EMERGENCY PHYSICIANS PROVIDING CONSULTING SUPPORT ON THE MEDICAL SURGE RELATED TO BOMBINGS PROJECT, INCLUDING HELPING TO CONDUCT TABLETOP EXERCISES AT PARTICIPATING HOSPITALS.  ELISA WAS VOTED BY HER PEERS TO SERVE AS AN OFFICER AND SUBSEQUENTLY THE CHAIRPERSON ON THE DISTRICT 5 HOSPITAL EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS COMMITTEE BOARD.

 

HSEEP PROCESS:
SPEAKER: DEBBIE FLETCHER

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CYBERSECURITY PLAN :
SPEAKER: SCOTT CORMIER

BIOGRAPHY: MR. SCOTT CORMIER SERVES AS VICE-PRESIDENT, EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT, EC, AND SAFETY, FOR MEDXCEL, A PART OF ASCENSION HEALTHCARE.  IN THIS CAPACITY, HE OVERSEES EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT, ENVIRONMENT OF CARE, AND SAFETY FOR THE LARGEST NONPROFIT HEALTH SYSTEM IN THE UNITED STATES. SCOTT ALSO LEADS THEIR WORKPLACE VIOLENCE AND SECURITY WORKGROUP.  SCOTT HAS LED LARGE SYSTEM RESPONSE TO MANY DISASTERS, AND HAS PUBLISHED ARTICLES ON HOSPITAL PREPAREDNESS, EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES, AND INFLUENZA PATIENT SAFETY.  SCOTT IS A PAST CO-CHAIR OF THE HEALTHCARE AND PUBLIC HEALTH SECTOR COORDINATING COUNCIL, A PART OF THE FEDERAL CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE PROGRAM, AND CURRENTLY SERVES AS A PAST OFFICER ADVISOR. HE ALSO CHAIRS THEIR SUBCOMMITTEE FOR HEALTHCARE ACTIVE SHOOTER PLANNING AND RESPONSE, WHICH PUBLISHES GUIDANCE EVERY TWO YEARS ON HOW TO PREVENT, PLAN FOR, RESPOND TO, AND RECOVER FROM AN ACTIVE SHOOTER EVENT THAT OCCURS IN A HEALTHCARE SETTING.  HE HAS OVER 38 YEARS OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT, PUBLIC SAFETY, AND MILITARY EXPERIENCE.

 

WATER OUTAGE + POWER OUTAGE:
SPEAKER: TAMMY MAN

BIOGRAPHY: TAMMY IS VETERAN THAT SERVED 25 YEARS IN THE AIR FORCE FROM 1983-2008.  TAMMY HAS A BACHELOR’S AND MASTER’S DEGREE IN EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT WITH CERTIFICATES IN TERRORISM AND HOMELAND SECURITY.  WHILE ON ACTIVE DUTY SHE WAS STATIONED AT LACKLAND AFB, MOUNTAIN HOME AFB, KEESLER AFB, AND THE AF ACADEMY.  SHE ALSO LIVED IN GERMANY FROM 2008 -2013.  SHE DECIDED TO PURSUE A CAREER IN EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AFTER BECOMING A HURRICANE KATRINA REFUGEE.  TAMMY IS AN ICS INSTRUCTOR, PROFESSIONAL LEVEL CONTINUITY PRACTITIONER AND POSSESS AN INFRASTRUCTURE PROTECTION CERTIFICATE. SHE IS CURRENTLY THE EMERGENCY MANAGER FOR THE INDIANAPOLIS VA MEDICAL CENTER AND 14 AFFILIATED HEALTHCARE FACILITIES.

 

HEALTHCARE MENTAL HEALTH:
SPEAKER: KIMBLE RICHARDSON, M.S.LMHC, LCSW, LMFT, LCAC

BIOGRAPHY: KIMBLE RECEIVED HIS MASTERS DEGREE WITH HONORS IN COUNSELING AND COUNSELOR EDUCATION FROM INDIANA UNIVERSITY IN 1987.  WITH OVER 30 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN HEALTHCARE, HE HAS BEEN CO-COORDINATOR FOR EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT SERVICES AT WISHARD HOSPITAL/MIDTOWN COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH CENTER (NOW ESKENAZI HEALTH), SERVED IN VARIOUS CAPACITIES AT ST. VINCENT STRESS CENTER, AND CURRENTLY IS MANAGER OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AND REFERRALS FOR COMMUNITY HEALTH NETWORK – BEHAVIORAL HEALTH.  HE IS LICENSED IN INDIANA AS A MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR, CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER, MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPIST, AND CLINICAL ADDICTION COUNSELOR.  HE WAS APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR TO THE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES LICENSURE BOARD AND IS THE CURRENT BOARD CHAIR.  KIMBLE IS A FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE INDIANA MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELORS ASSOCIATION AND IN 1996 WAS NAMED “MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR OF THE YEAR”.  IN MARCH 2011 HE WAS AWARDED THE “BARBARA WALKER-COLE DISTINGUISHED COUNSELOR OF THE YEAR” BY THE INDIANA COUNSELING ASSOCIATION.  HE IS AN ADJUNCT FACULTY MEMBER AT THE UNIVERSITY OF INDIANAPOLIS AND WAS NAMED THE OUTSTANDING FACULTY MEMBER OF THE YEAR IN 2013.  HE IS THE RECIPIENT OF THE 2013 CHARLES E. HEINEMAN ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONAL AWARD FROM THE INDIANA PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION.  KIMBLE WAS A MEMBER OF THE INAUGURAL BOARD OF THE AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION (AFSP) INDIANA CHAPTER AND PAST CO-COORDINATOR OF AFSP’S INDIANAPOLIS OUT OF THE DARKNESS COMMUNITY WALK.  HE IS THE CLINICAL COORDINATOR FOR SEVERAL CRITICAL INCIDENT STRESS MANAGEMENT (CISM) TEAMS AND AN APPROVED INSTRUCTOR FOR THREE CISM COURSES (ASSISTING INDIVIDUALS IN CRISIS, GROUP CRISIS INTERVENTION, AND ADVANCED GROUP CRISIS INTERVENTION).  HE IS THE COORDINATOR OF INDIANA’S DISTRICT 5 RESILIENCE AND EMOTIONAL SUPPORT TEAM, A MEMBER OF THE AMERICAN RED CROSS DISASTER MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES TEAM, THE INDIANA MORTUARY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM, SEVERAL CRISIS INTERVENTION TEAMS (A PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN LAW ENFORCEMENT, NAMI, AND MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS), AND A BOARD MEMBER FOR THE ROTARY CLUB OF INDIANAPOLIS.  KIMBLE WAS THE INAUGURAL CHAIR OF THE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH WORKING GROUP WITH THE MESH COALITION, A PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP THAT HELPS ORGANIZATIONS PREPARE FOR, RESPOND TO, AND RECOVER FROM ADVERSE EVENTS OR DISASTERS.  HE IS A CERTIFIED TRAINER FOR MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID, SAFETALK, AND QPR (QUESTION, PERSUADE, AND REFER).  KIMBLE HAS PRESENTED AT THE WORLD CONGRESS ON STRESS, TRAUMA, AND RESILIENCE, THE NATIONAL HEALTHCARE COALITION PREPAREDNESS CONFERENCE, NATIONAL NURSING MANAGEMENT CONGRESS, THE NATIONAL NEONATAL ASSOCIATION, AND IN 2020, HE HAD TWO ARTICLES PUBLISHED IN AN INTERNATIONAL CRISIS INTERVENTION JOURNAL.  HE DOES SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS ON A WIDE VARIETY OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH TOPICS AND SERVES AS A CONTACT FOR BROADCAST, RADIO, SOCIAL, AND PRINT MEDIA.

 

STRATEGIES FOR PRE-PLANNING YOUR RESPONSE AND RECOVERY:
SPEAKER: ROBERT (STACY) VOLIVA

BIOGRAPHY: FROM TORNADOS TO FLOODS, STACY HAS MANAGED RESPONSE TO NUMEROUS NATURAL DISASTERS, COORDINATING SEARCH AND RESCUE, DAMAGE ASSESSMENT, VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT AND RECOVERY PLANNING. IN HIS CURRENT ROLE AS REGIONAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICER (REMO) FOR MEDXCEL, STACY MANAGES EMERGENCY PLANNING AND RESPONSE FOR 26 HOSPITALS AND MORE THAN 200 OFF-SITE FACILITIES IN INDIANA.

A LEAN SIX SIGMA YELLOW BELT INSTRUCTOR, STACY IS A FREQUENT INDUSTRY SPEAKER AND TRAINER IN VARIOUS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT DISCIPLINES INCLUDING HOSPITAL EVACUATIONS, ACTIVE SHOOTER SCENARIOS, INCIDENT COMMAND SYSTEMS, SALT TRIAGE, BDLS, ADLS, HAZARDOUS MATERIALS RESPONSE, AND MORE. STACY ALSO WORKS WITH FAITH-BASED ORGANIZATIONS TO TRAIN MEMBERS, COMMUNITY LEADERS AND EMERGENCY RESPONDERS FOR DISASTER RESPONSE.

A FORMER PARAMEDIC AND EMS CHIEF, STACY EARNED A BACHELOR’S DEGREE IN HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT AT THE COLUMBIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY, WHERE HE’S NOW PURSUING A MASTER’S IN HEALTHCARE ADMINISTRATION. HIS CERTIFICATIONS INCLUDE NATIONAL REGISTRY PARAMEDIC, CHEC, CHEP 5, CHSP AND MANY MORE.

STACY HAS BEEN APPOINTED TO THE JOINT COMMISSION EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS STANDARDS REVIEW PANEL AND SPEAKS AROUND THE COUNTRY ON TOPICS SUCH AS EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS, PLANNING, LOGISTICS, AND DECON OPERATIONS IN THE HEALTHCARE SETTING.

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