David Spada is currently the Senior Business Development Manager for the Instruments Division at Rapiscan Systems; During his time in the industry working in trace detection for Implant Sciences (acquired by L3) and Morpho Detection (acquired by Rapiscan Systems), David has led the commercialization effort of multiple trace explosive/narcotics detectors amassing over 10,000 system sales globally. An evangelist for new technology and exemplary customer experiences, David continues to forge ahead with the development of new markets and brings voice of the customer feedback into the development of award winning products to Rapiscan.
David holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Northeastern University as well as a Master of Science in Engineering Management from The Gordon Institute at Tufts University.
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. Kate McCarthy-Barnett works for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency and is a subject matter expert on CBRN incident response for at-risk populations. She is a contributor to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services “Primary Response Incident Scene Management” (PRISM) Guidance and her current research interests include the optimization of decontamination procedures for at risk casualties during a mass casualty chemical incident.
She has twenty-five years of experience specializing in emergency management and civil rights and was hired as one of the first DHS/FEMA disability integration specialists to lead the transformation of inclusive emergency management across the nation. She has led inclusive response and recovery operations for 37 federally declared natural and man-made disasters. Dr. McCarthy-Barnett is a Certified Emergency Manager and has published several articles. She is active in public policy and global disaster risk reduction initiatives and is frequently invited to present her work at homeland security conferences.
Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey P Winn has served in the U.S. Military for over 30 years as a CBRN Officer. He has commanded at multiple levels, including a deployment to Iraq as the Commander of a Chemical Company and Commanding a Civil Support Team in the U.S. He has held numerous Homeland Defense assignments, in addition to command, including CBRNE Enhance Response Force Package (CERFP) Operations Officer, Deputy Commander of a CST, Chief, Joint Operations Center.
He has planned, participated and led at all levels during National Guard Activations in Massachusetts inducing floods, hurricanes, and other natural disasters as well as countless pre-planned events including of many of the biggest NSSEs in the country.
He has completed multiple levels of Civilian and Military education including the U.S. Army War College. He holds multiple degrees that includes a Masters of Emergency Management, and MBA and a Masters of Strategic Studies.
Mr. Durnal holds a B.S. in Molecular Bioscience from Baker University in Baldwin City, Kansas and an M.S. in Criminal Justice from the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, Missouri. As a Principal Chemist and group lead at MRIGlobal, one of the nation’s leading research institutes, he has more than 15 years of experience in the test and evaluation of COTS and emerging chemical detection products including GC/MS, FTIR, Raman, IMS, and colorimetric products to name a few.
He is also well versed on the development and validation of chemical collection devices and CBRNE-related detection and decontamination products. In addition to holding multiple hazardous chemical handling and response certifications, Mr. Durnal has experience in chemical agent handling, as well as the synthesis, detection, and decontamination of fentanyl and numerous analogs.
In addition to multiple peer-reviewed publications and professional presentations, he has been recognized internationally in the Economist and has been the recipient of multiple MRIGlobal internal awards. In 2012, he was named one of Ingram’s magazine’s “2012 Twenty in their 20’s” and in 2014, he co-founded and developed CBRNE Tech Index, an online CBRNE-related product database powered by MRIGlobal that now hosts over 6,000 users per month as an unbiased source for CBRNE product information.