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Jacqueline Egan

Programme Development Officer
Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council

Jacqueline is a Programme Manager with PHECC, Ireland’s standards and regulatory body for pre-hospital emergency care with particular responsibility for data related initiatives and for practitioner examinations. Holding an MSc in Health Informatics her vision is for a pre-hospital e-record integrated with a national e-health record. Previously a Clinical Nurse Manager in St James’s Hospital Dublin, she became a project lead in the development and implementation of the hospital’s information systems.

Cindy Ehlers, D.N.C.C.M., CFT

Cindy Ehlers
National Crisis Response Canines

Cindy has achieved diplomate status through the National Center for Crisis Management for her experience & contribution in the field of Animal Assisted Crisis Interventions and her work with survivors of traumatic events. She is a member of National Crisis Response Canines, ICISF, Green Cross Academy of Traumatology, and National Center for Crisis Management.

She created and developed training curriculum for therapy dog teams to respond to critical incidents and disasters has taught certification workshops and presented at conferences throughout the U.S.”

Kevin Ellers

Territorial Disaster Services Coordinator
The Salvation Army

Kevin is the Territorial Disaster Services Coordinator for The Salvation Army, president of the Institute for Compassionate Care, associate chaplain with the Illinois FOP, and serves as ICISF faculty. He has extensive training and experience in crisis response, disasters, chaplaincy, pastoral ministries, marriage and family therapy, and social services, and as an author and speaker teaches broadly in these related topics.

George Everly

Associate Professor of Psychiatry; Professor of Psychology
The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine; Loyola University Maryland

George S. Everly, Jr., PhD, CCISM is an award-winning author and researcher. In 2016, he was ranked #1 published author in the world by PubMed ReMinerinder in the field of crisis intervention. He holds appointments as Professor in the Department of International Health (affilaited) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Associate Professor (part time) in Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and Professor of Psychology at Loyola University in Maryland (core faculty). He is considered one of the founding fathers of the field of disaster mental health. He was a co-founder of the Dept of Psychiatry at Union Memorial Hospital and served on the management committee 12 years. In addition, he has served on the adjunct faculty of the Federal Emergency Management Agency , the FBI’s National Academy at Quantico, Virginia, and ATF’s Peer Support Team. He is an advisor to the Hospital Authority of Hong Kong. Dr. Everly is co-founder of, and serves as a non-governmental representative to the United Nations for, the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, a non-profit United Nations-affiliated public health and safety organization. He was Senior Advisor on Research in the Office of His Highness the Amir of Kuwait. Prior to these appointments, Dr. Everly was a Harvard Scholar, visiting in psychology, Harvard University; a Visiting Lecturer in Medicine, Harvard Medical School; and Chief Psychologist and Director of Behavioral Medicine for the Johns Hopkins’ Homewood Hospital Center


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