Lt. Col. Edoardo Cavalieri D'Oro

Lt. Col.  Edoardo Cavalieri d'Oro has worked for the Italian National Fire and Rescue Services since 2004 and heads the CBRN unit in the region of Lombardy from the Milan headquarters since 2013.

He graduated in nuclear engineering at the Polytechnic of Milan and then specialized at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the areas of risk assessment applied to nuclear non-proliferation, and in the area of management and system design. Later on, he graduated at Tor Vergata University in Rome obtaining the certification as advisor in civil protection against CBRN events.

In 2018 he was nominated as national expert in CBRN and sits on a panel of national experts at the Directorate General European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid currently working on the design of new CBRN international modules for emergencies.

In addition to the tasks related to the CBRN, from 2018 Edoardo holds the position of national coordinator for the INSARAG activities of the Heavy USAR team certified at the end of 2018.

He has participated in various missions including the earthquakes in Italy in 2016 and in 2012, and in the planning operations of the Genoa Bridge and Bologna Bridge accidents in 2018.  At the end of 2019, he headed the USAR Coordination Cell of the earthquake in Albania managing more than 15 teams and 500 units. Following the devastating explosion that occurred in in summer of 2020 in Lebanon, he has been sending CBRN specialists to map chemical risks in the affected area. During the covid.19 crisis, he designed the only laboratory for the diagnosis of SARS-COV-2 managed by fire and rescue services operators.

Edoardo is the author of various publications in the field of risk assessment, of the NBCR and of the use of rescue technologies, including the system called Space Fly Multiagent (SFM) designed for the emergency response of major NBCR events.

Chris Jackson

Former Remploy Frontline General Manager, Chris Jackson has operational and commercial experience covering 13 years across the CBRN/PPE space. The original pioneer of the Kestrel CBRN suit system, he developed a Thermal Load Reduction direction for the R&D function at Remploy and has continued to work on new suit development projects with the common theme of reducing stress on the end user.

Although his primary role in OPEC CBRNe is Commercial, he has continued to update his technical knowledge and completed Cranfield Universities ‘CBRN Defence Science’ course with that aim. Having also developed strong relationships with the major suppliers of technical textiles, the testing houses and ancillary suppliers, he has become a genuine all-rounder in the CBRN field.

Christopher Seacord

Mr. Christopher R. Seacord is the Joint Project Manager CBRN Sensors.

Prior to joining the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense, Mr. Seacord served as the Product Manager/Director for Medium Caliber Ammunition, Project Manager Maneuver Ammunition Systems, under Program Executive Office Ammunition at Picatinny Arsenal, NJ. He served as the PM/PD from February 2007 to July 2018 and was responsible for the development of all Army medium caliber munitions and the procurement of all Services medium caliber munitions.

Before becoming a Department of the Army Civilian, Mr. Seacord served over 22 years on Active Duty as an Army Engineer and Acquisition Officer. He retired in October 2010 at the grade of Lieutenant Colonel and transitioned from the Product Manger to the Product Director for Medium Caliber Ammunition. His operational assignments included: Platoon Leader, 516th Engineer Company Medium Girder Bridge (MGB), Battalion Adjutant, 559th Engineer Battalion, and S-1/Brigade Adjutant, 130th Engineer Brigade, Hanau, Germany; Platoon Trainer, Engineer Officer Basic Course, Company Commander, Bravo Company, 2- 10 Infantry Regiment, 3rd Training Brigade, and Battle Lab Concept Officer, Engineer Directorate of Combat Developments, Fort Leonard Wood, MO. His acquisition assignments included: Team Leader and Deputy Division Chief, CECOM Acquisition Center – Washington, Alexandria, VA; Operations Officer, CECOM Force XXI Material Developer Cell, Fort Hood, TX; Program Integrator, DCMA – Milwaukee, Oshkosh Truck Corp., Oshkosh, WI; LOGCAP Support, Ramadi, Iraq and Senior Technical Integration Manager, Army Research Office, Durham, NC.

Mr. Seacord holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer and Information Systems Engineering from the University of Florida and a Master of Science in Information Systems Management from Marymount University. He is a member of the U.S. Army Acquisition Corps and is certified Level III in Program Management and Science and Technology Management. He is a native of Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Mr. Seacord has over thirty years of service with the Department of Defense as an Army Officer and DA Civilian. His military decorations and awards include the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (3rd OLC), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (2nd OLC), Army Achievement Medal (2nd OLC), Army Unit Superior Award, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary (GWOTE) Medal, and Global War on Terrorism Service (GWOTS) Medal. His civilian awards include the Superior Civilian Service Award.

Dr Tomoya Saito

Dr Tomoya Saito, MD, MPH, PhD

Director, Department of Health Crisis Management, National Institute of Public Health, Japan

Dr. Saito is a distinguished expert in public health emergency preparedness and response, especially on biological events such as pandemics, emerging diseases, and bioterrorism. He is a member of COVID-19 Response Task Force in MHLW. He is also advising national and local governments on public health preparedness for a mass-gathering event. He has provided various table-top exercises for pandemic and bioterrorism response for local governments. From 2011 to 2014, Dr. Saito was a medical officer at the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) of Japan in charge of medical countermeasure preparedness for CBRN events and coordination for responding to public health emergencies.

He coordinated public health and medical response to the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster in 2011. He also directed technical management and coordination of preparedness and response to emerging diseases such as influenza A/H7N9, MERS, SFTS and Ebola virus diseases. Before joining MHLW, Dr. Saito was the instructor in the Department of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology and conducted a pandemic flu surveillance study and a clinical research on smallpox vaccine. He planned and organized a project on promoting bioterrorism preparedness and related R&D at Keio University Global Security Research Institute as a project manager from 2007 to 2011.

He received his M.D. from the School of Medicine, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan, his M.P.H. from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and his Ph.D. from the Graduate School of Medicine, Keio University.

Dr Jason Roos

Dr. Jason Roos serves as the Deputy Joint Program Executive Officer for Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense.

He provides management and technical direction to the entire portfolio, the headquarters functions, and the Chief of Staff. Dr. Roos leads civilian and military multi-disciplinary teams whose mission is to protect the U.S. Joint Forces and nation from chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) threats by generating affordable and state-of-the-art capabilities. As a career Army acquisition professional and Ph.D. scientist, he brings a unique blend of acquisition, technical and business expertise to the CBRN defense portfolio. Dr. Roos engages with Congressional members and staff, Army and Department of Defense on CBRN defense program management and execution. He also interfaces with the science and technology (S&T) community, and coordinates CBRN defense technology needs with DoD S&T agencies, interagency elements, international partners and commercial industry.

Dr. Roos has held numerous management positions within the JPEO-CBRND, leading innovation and reform in CBRN defense acquisition. He was the Director of the Biosurveillance Management Office (BMO), managing a portfolio of programs to field capabilities to enable early detection and warning of global health threats. Prior to the BMO, Dr. Roos led the Joint Product Management Office for Biosurveillance – Provisional where he conducted total life cycle management of the Joint Biological Agent Identification and Diagnostic System, the Next Generation Diagnostic System and the Critical Reagents Program.

Dr. Roos holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Chemistry from the College of the Holy Cross; a Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; and a Master of Science in National Resource Strategy from The Eisenhower School at National Defense University. He is a Certified Acquisition Professional.

Dr. Roos’ awards include the U.S. Army Meritorious Civilian Service Award, U.S. Army Superior Civilian Service Award, U.S. Army Achievement Medal for Civilian Service, U.S. Army Commander’s Award for Civilian Service, and Special Act Awards. Dr. Roos enjoys spending time with his wife, Brianne, and two daughters, Bridget and Deirdre.

Zachary Crossen

Zachary Crossen, Police Officer, Boston Police Department, Special Operations Division, Hazardous Materials Response Unit

Officer Zachary Crossen serves as a Police Officer for the Boston Police Special Operations Division, Hazardous Materials Response Unit (HMRU) and as a Captain in the Massachusetts Army National Guard.

Officer Crossen earned a BS degree in construction management from the Wentworth Institute of Technology, and received  a MA degree in criminal justice with a concentration in security studies from the University of Massachusetts.

Officer Crossen serves as a hazardous materials technician and liaison for the Boston Police Department. He also serves as a company commander in the Massachusetts Army National Guard. His unit’s domestic missions include the command and control of the Region 1 Homeland Response Force, which manages the regions Army and Air Force National Guard CBRNE assets.

Colonel Donald J. Riley

Colonel Donald J. Riley Jr. UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS, Commanding Officer Chemical Biological Incident Response Force.

Colonel Riley has been the Commanding Officer of CBIRF since March 2019. He previously served as the Staff Judge Advocate (SJA), Marine Corps Combat Development Command (2011-2014); as a trial counsel and legal assistance officer at Marine Corps Air Station, New River (1993-1995); and as the military justice officer, review officer, and assistant officer-in-charge, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, Camp Lejeune (2003-2006).

Joint tours include service as an associate general counsel in the Department of Defense Office of General Counsel (2018-2019), as the Legal Counsel to the Commander, United States Africa Command (2014-2018), as the Deputy SJA and Chief, Operational Law at United States Central Command (2006-2009), and as a program manager with the Defense Institute of International Legal Studies (1999- 2001).

Operational tours include concurrent service as the Legal Advisor to the Commander, International Security Assistance Force and the SJA to Commander, US Forces Afghanistan in Kabul, Afghanistan (2012-2013). Additionally, Col Riley completed deployments to the Mediterranean and Arabian Gulf as the SJA, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (1995-1998), and served as the Regimental Judge Advocate, Regimental Combat Team 7, 1st Marine Division (Rein), I Marine Expeditionary Force, during combat operations in Al Anbar, Iraq (2004-2005). Col Riley served as the Commanding Officer, Region 7 (North and West Africa), Marine Corps Embassy Security Group (2009-2011), and as an advisor to the Sierra Leone Armed Forces with the British International Military Advisory and Training Team (2002).

Col Riley is a graduate of the Marine Corps Amphibious Warfare School, the Marine Corps Command and Staff College (correspondence), and the Air War College (distance). He has a M.A. (with distinction) in National Security Affairs from the Naval Postgraduate School and holds an additional designation as a regional affairs officer for Sub-Saharan Africa. Billets: 1993: Student, the Basic School and Naval Justice School 1993-1995: Trial counsel and legal assistance officer at Marine Corps Air Station, New River 1995-1998: Staff Judge Advocate (SJA), 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Landing Force 6th Fleet x 2) 1998-1999: Student, Marine Corps Amphibious Warfare School 1999-2001: Program manager, Defense Institute of International Legal Studies, Newport, Rhode Island 2002-2003: Student, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA 2002: Advisor to the Sierra Leone Armed Forces with the British International Military Advisory and Training Team (Individual Augment: June- September) 2003-2006: Military justice officer, review officer, and assistant officer-in-charge, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, Camp Lejeune 2004-2005: Regimental Judge Advocate, Regimental Combat Team 7, 1st Marine Division (Rein), I Marine Expeditionary Force, during combat operations in Al Anbar, Iraq (Individual Augment: August-March) 2006-2009: Deputy SJA and Chief, Operational Law at United States Central Command 2009-2011: Commanding Officer, Region 7 (North and West Africa), Marine Corps Embassy Security Group 2011-2014: SJA, Marine Corps Combat Development Command 2012-2013: Concurrent service as the Legal Advisor to the Commander, International Security Assistance Force and the SJA to Commander, US Forces Afghanistan in Kabul, Afghanistan (Individual Augment: January 2012-February 2013) 2014-2018: Legal Counsel to the Commander, United States Africa Command 2018-2019: Associate general counsel in the Department of Defense Office of General Counsel

Christina Flowers

Christina Flowers has over 15 years of experience working with city, state, and federal government in biothreat response operations, mobile/field laboratories, and CBRNE preparedness. She specializes in biological field identification and mitigation techniques, methods and doctrine, specializing in polymerase chain reaction [PCR] and melting curve analyses in austere environments. Christina has a Masters of Public Health in Epidemiology and Health Administration, and a Bachelors of Science in Biology.  She is currently responsible for commercial account management for BioFire Defense: A technology innovation and product development company that has been supplying solutions to field forces and laboratories for biothreat detection and disease surveillance since 1990. 

Dr Dave Cullin

Dr. Dave Cullin

Dr. Cullin graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh in 1984.  He proceeded to The Ohio State University and earned Masters (1988) and PH.D. (1991) degrees in Physical Chemistry. 

 Upon receiving his Ph.D., he took a position as a Research Chemist with the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) in Dahlgren, VA.  In 1996, he assumed duties as the NSWCDD Project Manager of the Air Base/Port Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration Program in support of the Joint Program Office for Biological Defense (JPO-BD). 

 In October 1998, he accepted a position with the Joint Program Office for Biological Defense (JPO-BD) as the Program Director for the Critical Reagents Program (CRP).   From June 2002 until December of 2005, he was Director of Technology at the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense’s (JPEOCBD).  His responsibilities were to be the JPEOCBD lead for the Transition of New Technologies into JPEOCBD advanced development and procurement programs, Horizontal Technology Integration, ACTD/ATD Generation and Coordination, Procurement of Non-Standard Equipment, JPEOCBD International Cooperation (Foreign Military Sales, Cooperative Development, Export License Requests), Intelligence and Threat Coordination and acquisition modeling and analysis.

 In December 2005, he left federal service and moved to the private sector as the Senior Vice President for Technology Transition at ICx Technologies, where he was responsible for Detection group Agency interactions, Federal Government Program Development, product development road-mapping and integration of detection and surveillance products.  ICx Technologies was acquired by FLIR systems in October 2010 and Dr. Cullin assumed the position as the Chief Technology Officer for FLIR Government Systems. From February 2014- March, 2020, Dr. Cullin assumed the position of the Vice President, R&D and Programs for FLIR Detection.  He is currently the Vice President and General Manager of FLIR Detection Systems.

Dr Andy Karam

Dr. Karam is an internationally respected  with 40 years of experience in radiation safety. He began his career in the US Navy’s nuclear power program, assigned as a radiation safety specialist on a nuclear attack submarine. Since leaving the Navy he has held positions in academia, government, consulting, and radiological and nuclear interdiction and response planning with the NYC Health and Police departments. He is currently Homeland Security Scientific Advisor with Mirion Technologies.

Andrew has earned degrees in Geology (BA and MS) and Environmental Science (PhD) and is board-certified in health physics. He currently writing his 18th book (on Radiological and Nuclear Terrorism) and has written over 30 refereed papers in addition to hundreds of editorials, essays, magazine and encyclopedia articles on various aspects of radiation and nuclear safety.

In addition, Andrew has served on committees of the National Council on Radiation Protection and Management and the US National Academies of Science, in addition to serving on the Executive Committee for the International Radiation Protection Association. He has made a number of trips on behalf of Interpol, and the IAEA, as well as traveling to Japan shortly after the tsunami and reactor accident, providing training to emergency and medical responders.

Andrew’s current focus is on issues related to radiological and nuclear weapon interdiction and response to terrorist attacks. To that end, he works extensively with emergency responders at all levels of government as well as with Mirion to develop instruments, procedures, operational concepts, and more.

Dr Ronald Hann

Dr Ronald Hann, Director Chemical/Biological Technologies Department (RDCB), Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) Dr. Ron Hann, a member of the Senior Executive Service (SES), is the Director, Chemical/Biological Technologies Department (RDCB) for the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) located on Fort Belvoir,Va. DTRA safeguards America and its allies from weapons of mass destruction (chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and high explosives) by providing capabilities to reduce, eliminate, and counter the threat, along with mitigating its effects. Dr. Hann oversees a vibrant science and technology department that works with industry, research universities, other agencies within the Department of Defense and the U.S. government to research, develop and field revolutionary technologies that address the threats posed by chemical and biological weapons, materials, agents and emerging diseases to our warfighters. DTRA RDCB also serves as the Joint Science and Technology Office, a member of the Chemical and Biological Defense Program (CBDP).This office, established in 2003 by Congress, is tasked to develop, coordinate, integrate, execute, and transition DoD CB S&T medical and nonmedical programs in response to Joint Requirements Office for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Defense requirements, the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical Biological Defense programs, and Chemical and Biological Defense Program Test and Evaluation technology needs. Dr. Hann was promoted to the SES Corps in April 2014 following his retirement from the U.S.Army Chemical Corps after almost 27 years of active duty. His time in the Army included combat tours in Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom, an operational tour in Operation Joint Forge, Bosnia Herzegovina, and two academic teaching tours as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

Dr Otakar Mika

Academic and university teacher with more than 25 years of university experience at several state and private universities in the Czech Republic. From 1989 to 1997 he worked as an older teacher at the Military Academy in Brno, at the Department of Chemical Troops. Later in the years 1997 to 2006 he worked in several Czech specialist companies focused on industrial chemical safety and security in connection with the prevention of major chemical accidents and partly focused on protection against weapons of mass destruction (WMD), especially at the area of decontamination at the Prague Metro.

From 2006 to 2014 he worked as a university teacher at the Faculty of Chemical Engineering, Brno, in the Institute of Chemistry and Technology of Environmental Protection. From September 2014 to August 2019 he worked full time as an associate professor at the Institute of Population Protection, Faculty of Logistics and Crisis Management in Uherské Hradiště, a part of Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Czech Republic. He was guarantor of the follow-up Master's degree programme, entitled "The Security of the Society" study programme.

From 2019 until today he has worked at the United Forces Association as their Associate Professor and at the same time holds a position at the Police Academy of the Czech Republic in Prague as their Associate Professor and a member of the research team of the national CBRN project. 

Dr Uga Dumpis

Uga Dumpis graduated from Medical School in 1993 and finished residency in infectious diseases 1997. He completed a Tropical Medicine Diploma course in Karolinska Institute, Sweden, in 1997, and worked as a research fellow in Institute of Molecular Medicine, Nuffield Department of Medicine, Oxford University and MRS laboratories, The Gambia 1997-2000. The subject of his PhD was Epidemiology of Hepatitis B in Gambian families. 

Since 2001 Dr Dumpis works as a physician and academic in Latvia. His research interest are hospital epidemiology, antimicrobial resistance and outbreak investigation. Since 2017 he has been an advisor to the Latvian Ministry of Health on Infectious Diseases. Dr Dumpis is a member of the COVID-19 Containment Task Force.

Bullet points

Pandemic is much more than infectious diseases outbreak

Interventions should be based on scientific evidence and carefully communicated to the general public

Politicians are not always trusted. So experts should be also involved in communication. 

Media presence should be very extensive and straight forward without presenting different opinions

Infection can be contained only if the clear majority of the public follow the guidelines and feel involved

Dr Kimberly Chamblin

Kimberly Chamblin, Ph.D. is the CBRNE Business Development Manager for ADS, Inc. In this capacity, Kim calls upon the JPEO, DTRA, DHS CWMD and other key government stakeholders. She is passionate about CBRNE threat mitigation and emergency response. Prior to joining ADS, Kim worked at Lockheed Martin IS&GS in Stuttgart, Germany as a Legislative Affairs Consultant to the J1/8 and in the J5 at U.S. Africa Command. Kim proudly served as a GS14 at the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office from 2006-2008. She started her federal career at Department of Energy/NNSA after graduating with an M.A.I.A. from American University in 2001. She holds a Ph.D in Organizational Leadership from the University of Oklahoma (2016), and her dissertation, “A case study of a radiation detection equipment program: Do the advocacy coalition framework and the issue attention cycle inform Congressional budget decisions?" addresses the challenges that face decision makers who allocate resources and drive decisions related to complex technical equipment. Kim serves as a Director on the CBRNE Industry Group and is happiest in her roles of USMC wife and mother to three boys.

Karel Lehmert

Karel Lehmert has started with bioterrorism prevention practicing on „anthrax letters“ and agriterrorism in 2002, than shifted to biological weapons prohibition being one of first ever national BTWC inspectors. He had closely cooperated with EU DG JLS/Home on CBRNe preparedness and as biopreparedness expert for UN ISU BTWC. Later he took part in development of INTERPOL Bioterrorism Prevention Curriculum and worked with INTERPOL Bioterrorism Prevention Unit as scientific expert.

Now he is head of the CBRNe Forensic Sampling Laboratory for law enforcement which he raised and led through accreditation process. The laboratory focuses on special forensic projects in contaminated environment in cooperation with national drug enforcement agencies, criminal service and customs. Also works as consultant for various governmental and business subjects. Having Ph.D. in epizootology and infectious diseases, he occasionally leads various university courses and other trainings. Also serves as a Subject Matter Expert for biopreparedness and narcotics.

Mike Stebbins

Mike Stebbins is the Executive Director for the Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) Consortium and works for Advanced Technology International (ATI), the Consortium Management Firm for both CWMD. CWMD is a consortium based-Other Transaction Agreements (OTAs) with the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear Defense (JPEO-CBRND) with the objective of providing prototyping technologies for countering WMD threats to the warfighter.  

He has a 13-year history with ATI managing numerous FAR and OTA-based programs as well as business development activities.  He holds a B.S. in Chemistry from the College of Charleston and a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.   

Dr Eric Moore

Dr. Eric L. Moore, SES-Tier 2/Director

Dr. Eric L. Moore is the Director of the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC) Chemical Biological Center (CBC), the primary Department of Defense (DoD) technical organization for non-medical chemical and biological defense. He is an expert in chemical and biological defense programs and medical counter-measures and is a former Army officer.

As the Director of CCDC CBC, Dr. Moore oversees many of the Nation’s key chemical and biological defense research and engineering projects, building partnerships across DoD, other government agencies, industry and academia to enhance warfighter readiness and response to chemical and biological threats. He previously served as the Chair and U.S. National Lead of the Chemical, Biological, and Radiological (CBR) Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Assess and Inform Working Groups. As Chair, Dr. Moore led CBR MOU efforts between the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia to enable warfighters to detect, prevent, protect against and respond to global CBR threats.

Dr. Moore received several noteworthy honors including the 2019 Mid-Atlantic Federal Laboratory Consortium Laboratory Director of the Year Award; the DoD Distinguished Civilian Service Award, the department's highest award given to career DoD civilian employees whose careers reflect exceptional devotion to duty; the Harold D. West, Ph.D. Distinguished Biomedical Scientist Award from Meharry Medical College, which is given to alumni who have demonstrated merit in their area of expertise, and have also made significant and meaningful progress in the highest ethical principles of biomedical conduct.

He is a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. Omicron Psi Sigma Chapter.

Philipp Bleek

Dr. Philipp C. Bleek is Associate Professor in the Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies Program andFellow at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, both at the Middlebury Institute ofInternational Studies at Monterey.

Dr. Bleek’s research and teaching focuses on the causes,consequences, andamelioration of chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear weaponsproliferation to both states and non-state actors. He previously served as Senior Advisor to theAssistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Defense Programs.

He recentlyco-authored (with Zachary Kallenborn) “Swarming Destruction: Drone Swarms and Chemical,Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Weapons”Nonproliferation Review(January 2019) and relatedpublications inWar on the RocksandCBRNe World. Those and additional publications, and moreinformation, available at

Mark Tucker

Dr Mark Tucker, Chief Scientific Officer, Decon7 Systems

Dr. Tucker recently retired from a 35-year career at Sandia National Laboratories where he was a Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff. While at Sandia, his research focused on the development of technologies for the decontamination of CBW agents and other toxic chemical and biological materials. He is a co-inventor of the original DF-100 & the inventor of the modified and enhanced DF-200 formulation. He currently holds 18 U.S. patents related to decon and other technologies. Dr. Tucker also led or was a primary technical contributor on several large projects funded by DHSand/or the DoD that focused on the development/implementation of processes, procedures & technologies to rapidly restore critical infrastructure, critical assets, and urban areas following the release of a CBW agent o rother highly toxic materials. Dr. Tucker holds a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of New Mexico, an M.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of New Mexico, a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and a B.S. in Engineering from Purdue University

Bill Guglielmo

CEO, ITL Solutions

Bill Guglielmo is CEO of ITL Solutions, a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business specializing in equipment design, sales, and service for US Government and Department of Defense.  ITL Solutions features mission specific equipment to counter CBR threats such as the Modula S Ultra Efficient Anti-Microbial Ebola Treatment Unit using CuVerro® anti-microbial metals.  ITL Solutions is proud to be the US Distributor of the Cristanini line of CBR Decontamination equipment.

Mr. Guglielmo served as an Officer in the US Navy as a member of the Surface Warfare and Civil Engineering Corps communities.  His tours of duty include Navigator of USS GETTYSBURG (CG 64), staff in Expeditionary Strike Group FIVE, Security Force Assistance in the Maritime Civil Affairs and Security Training Command, Civil Affairs and Military Information Support Operations for Naval Special Warfare Unit 10, and as Task Group 56.2 Commander providing construction forces in support of Operation INHERENT RESOLVE to execute construction, engineering reconnaissance, and runway repairs.

During USS GETTYSBURG’s 2009 deployment to the Middle East, Bill led the ship’s Visit, Board, Search, and Seizure (VBSS) Team capturing 38 suspected pirates and numerous suspected pirate vessels including one mothership.

Bill was also an Instructor at the US Navy Nuclear Power Training Unit in Charleston, South Carolina on board the Moored Training Ship 635 (ex-USS SAM RAYBURN).

Mr. Guglielmo holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University and a Master’s of Engineering Management from Old Dominion University.

Chris Hodge

CWA Decon Subject Matter Expert, First Line Technologies

Chris Hodge has 20 years of experience in industry and with the Navy. During his time in industry, he served as the liaison to Milliken & Co. headquarters and process manager for two developmental equipment installations at the Pendleton Finishing Plant. He began at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) in 2002 with the Chemical, Biological, and Radiological (CBR) Defense Division working CBR Decontamination development efforts. After being promoted to senior scientist for his contributions and leadership of numerous projects in multiple divisions focused on delivering technology to the warfighter, Chris transitioned into the supervisory ranks as the Head of the CBR Concepts & Experimentation Branch.

Chris served as technical reach back for the Navy's Material Developer for decontamination and in that role participated in numerous testing and evaluation (T&E) boards. He also served as a trusted subject matter expert for CBR Decontamination to the Joint Program Managers for Decontamination and Protection under the JPEO CBD.

He currently serves as the Director of Technical Development for NSWCDD, where his primary responsibilities include K-12 STEM outreach programs and University engagement activities for the command. He also serves as a consultant, providing subject matter expertise regarding decontamination research and testing as well as the science behind the development and utility of Dahlgren Decon.

Chris holds a Master's degree in Chemistry from the University of South Carolina, and a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry from Tennessee Technological University.

David DiGregorio

Director, Massachusetts Department of Fire Services Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Division. 

David DiGregorio serves as the Director, Massachusetts Department of Fire Services Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Division.  He retired from the US Army and Massachusetts Army National Guard after 32 years of service in 2014.  He has earned a MS degree in Emergency Management from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy, a BS degree and MS degree in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Nebraska Medical Center.  He serves as faculty for the Massachusetts Maritime Academy as a capstone advisor for the graduate level Emergency Management program.


Mahmood Delli

Brigadier General, CBRN Department Manager, Civil Defence, Iraq

Have experience in the field of civil defense and the CBRN for over 12 years, where I lead the team field responded to an incident in Taza in Kirkuk area 2016 when it was attacked by a homemade rocket by ISIS carrying mustard gas, as well as supervision and leadership to respond to the 19 other similar incident was use of mustard gas during edits governorates (Al Anbar — Saladin — Ninawa) and contribute to conduct detection and analysis of incident where ricin agent used.

Contributed to the formation of fifteen teams to respond to CBRN incidents and supervision of trained and equipped with the right equipment and deployed in all provinces of Iraq except for Kurdistan region.

Participate in training for response teams (CBRN) of the Kurdistan region in northern Iraq.

Training of combat units of the Ministry of the Interior (federal police and rapid reaction battalions) and many of the officers and employees of the civil defense and the rest of Iraqi institutions to respond to CBRN incidents operations and publicize these incidents and response mechanism where total trainees 1200 trainees.

I held several positions in the Ministry of Interior/Directorate of civil defense. Such as. (Recon. and Decontamination division officer -Director of environmental studies and analyses Department – Department Manager environmental pollution) within the Police Directorate of civil defense Directorate environment. Currently Manager of division responds (chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear) and responsible for the fifteen CBRN teams, including the Iraqi national team.

Member of the national team of the Iraqi CBRN policy setting to work the CBRN in Iraq in coordination with the European Union through the Centers of Excellence.

Set training brochures FOR (detection and reconnaissance – rescue and first aid – sampling – decontamination).

The representative of Iraq, Interior Ministry more than a Conference and a workshop as an expert CBRN.

Member of the radiological emergency cell in the Prime Minister's Office. Member and Rapporteur of the Supreme Committee for emergency medical service plan in Iraq.

Participation in public policy development and strategist chemicals and Member in writing of the emergency plan radiological, chemical and biological in Iraq.

Implementation of two exercises under the supervision of Interpol (first special biological materials smuggling at Baghdad international airport and the second smuggling chemicals at one of the entrances to the city of Baghdad) in coordination with the relevant Iraqi institutions.

Holds the title of Knight, an international Medal of the second class by the international organization of civil protection and civil defense (INTERNATIONAL ORDER OF CIVIL.).

Bachelor of chemistry Sciences from Baghdad University, security and Administrative Sciences diploma from the higher Institute for security and Administrative Sciences at the Ministry of the Interior

Anderson Pedreira Silva

      Colonel Anderson was the Commander of the Brazilian Army’s 1st CBRN Defence Battalion during the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games. He joined Brazilian Army in 1985 and works with CBRN since 1994.

      He lived and acted on the big changes Brazilian Army’s CBRN doctrine experienced since 2007, when Rio de Janeiro hosted the Panamerican Games, passing through the 5th World Military Games; the FIFA Confederations Cup and World Cup; the United Nations Conference for Sustainable Development; the World Youth Journey, and the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games, the last of the major events Brazil hosted during the past years.

      He is a graduate of the Infantry Course at Brazilian Army Academy (Agulhas Negras Military Academy), Brazilian Army CBRN Course, Brazilian Army Captains Career School (Master Strictu Sensu on Military Operations), Command and General Staff Course at the Brazilian Army Command and Staff College and Superior War College. He is also a graduate of Radiological Protection Course, Fundaments of Radioprotection and Notions of Radiological Emergencies Course, Gas Detection Course, Radioprotection Actions for Response to Emergency Situations With Nuclear or Radiological Origin Course, Biosafety and Biological Defence Course, Radioprotection Principles Applied to Nuclear or Radiological Emergencies Course and Authorities Security Detachment Course.

      Some of his assignments: Infantry Platoon Leader; Platoon Leader and Company Commander at CBRN Company; instructor at Brazilian Army CBRN Course; MP Company Commander; Authorities Security Detachment Leader; Intelligence/CBRN Officer at Brazilian Army’s Eastern Military Command; Planning Director of CBRN Defence for the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games; Brazilian Army Planning Coordinator of CBRN Defence for the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games; CBRN Officer at Joint Command for Prevention and Combat to Terrorism; 1st CBRN Defence Battalion Commander and Strategic Planning Analist at Army Staff.

Michael Chua

Michael Chua is the Director for HazMat in Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF). Prior to his current appointment, Michael was a Division Commander overseeing the day-to-day operations of multiple fire stations and personnel. In addition, he was the Team Leader for SCDF’s overseas contingent in support of humanitarian assistance in the Asia-Pacific region.

Michael Chua joined SCDF in 2001. He has held various leadership positions including appointments in Ministry of Home Affairs overseeing Whole-of-Government contingency planning efforts; and in HazMat Department, SCDF where he assisted in developing the Chemical, Biological, Radiological (CBR) response framework and system for tracking heavy vehicles transporting hazardous materials in Singapore.        

Michael Chua has a Bachelor of Science degree from National University of Singapore and Masters in Fire Investigation from University of Central Lancashire.   

Nick Spence

Nick Spence is part of NARU (National Ambulance Resilience Unit) which works nationally on behalf of each NHS Ambulance Trust in England to provide a coordinated approach to emergency preparedness, resilience and response.

This includes NHS ambulance Command & Control, HART (Hazardous Area Response Teams), CBRN clinical decontamination, MTFA (Marauding Terrorist Firearms Attack) and Mass Casualties.

Employed within the ambulance service since 1994, he has held a wide range of roles including Air Operations and Emergency Planning, Response & Resilience; however, since 2005 he has been actively involved in HART.

In addition, he has been working with the UN WHO program to deliver CBRN training to Syrian healthcare professionals.

As part of the NARU national on-call cadre, he was actively involved in coordination of national resources to support the NHS ambulance response to the 2018 Salisbury incidents.

Thomas Chenworth

Battalion Fire Chief Thomas Chenworth has worked for the Washington DC Fire and EMS Department since 2003 and has served in the role of Technician, Lieutenant, and Captain of the Hazardous Materials Unit during his career. He is also involved in the Securing the Cities Initiative and the Hazardous Materials Sub-Committee for the National Capitol Region.

His involvement in the planning of National Special Security Events and other large-scale events has provided him with the unique opportunity to interact with other local and federal agencies to ensure coordination and communication occurs prior to, during, and after the event.

Rob Wilson

S/Sgt Wilson leads the RCMP’s CBRNE Specialized Response Program, which is responsible for the policy and training standards for all CBRNE Hot Zone Operations as well as the National CBRNE Response Team.  He brings to this position over two decades of RCMP service, including many years as an explosives technician.  Most recently, he has part of the National CBRNE Response Team from 2009 to 2020 as an operator, the National Team Coordinator and for the last two years, the NCO i/c of the RCMP CBRNE Response. He is also the Canadian lead for the Technical Response Group and the Law Enforcement Group of the CBRN Quadrilateral with Australia, the UK and the US.

Christina Baxter

Dr. Christina Baxter is the CEO of Emergency Response TIPS, LLC which provides practical, evidence-based solutions for emergency response through the development of next generation tools for enhanced situational awareness and responder safety; instructional design materials for instructor-led and web-based programs in the areas of CBRNE, hazardous materials, and clandestine laboratory response; technology transition guidance for emerging technologies; and, emergency planning for hazardous materials and emergency response. 

Prior to forming Emergency Response TIPS, LLC, Dr. Baxter was the CBRNE Program Manager for the Department of Defense’s Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office where she was responsible for identifying capability gaps in the combating terrorism CBRNE mission space, illuminating or developing innovative solutions, and delivering them to military, interagency, and law enforcement operators in the field as rapidly as possible. Dr. Baxter holds B.S. degrees in Chemistry and Environmental Science from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

She has greater than 20 years of experience in the hazardous materials/CBRN response community where she remains active in teaching and participating in standards development processes.  She is currently the chairperson of the NFPA Technical Committee on Chemical Protective Clothing and is a member of the NFPA Technical Committees on Hazardous Materials/WMD Operations, Technical Committee on Tactical and Technical SCBA, and others.  Dr. Baxter is also a member of the Interagency Board, the IAFC Hazmat Committee, and the IAFF’s Hazmat Advisory Board. 

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