Our speakers, who all possess extensive “real world” experience, have taught and facilitated in the academic (university), military, State & Federal government and private sectors.

The team possesses years of experience in guiding senior leaders in the social services arena as well as the Federal government and military. Judge Kathleen Kearney (former Florida DCF Secretary) is recognized nationally for her leadership efforts in guiding the development of child welfare and mental health programs at the state level. Colonels Cohen, Niewenhous and Grant have instructed senior military leaders in their roles during the conduct of deliberate and crisis action planning. In addition, Niewenhous has led large IT organizations in support of social services and the military. Dr. Pete Marghella teaches at the university level and has advised national leaders on disaster preparedness and response including COVID.

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