Key Staff

Led by highly experienced emergency management professionals Global Vision Consortium was formed to bring together the right consultants with the right skills and right experience to work with clients on their emergency management, homeland security and business continuity programs.

Global Vision Consortium is headed by its senior principals with proven track records in the field over the past two decades:

•    Bruce Binder, MPH, CEM (link to resume) – 35 years of progressive responsibility developing policy and managing programs in health care, emergency management and business continuity.  Demonstrated capability for leadership, coalition building in highly sensitive and visible positions, creative problem solving, effective communication and program development. Experienced working with private, local, regional, state and federal partners to develop joint ownership of programs. Frequently requested presenter on emergency management, disaster management and terrorism response. Professional experience with a commitment to excellence and development of partnerships.

o    Developed Emergency Operations Programs (including training) for state and local departments.
o    Developed and written COOP/COG plans for numerous state agencies.
o    Developed disaster response programs for California Departments.
o    Developed and taught clinic preparedness and response for California Primary Care Association and Alaska Hospital and Health Care Association.
o    Developed regional support regions for Missouri Hospital Association Developed emergency/disaster response programs for the California Department of Public Health Indian Health Program.
o    Developed plans consistent with NIMS and in California SEMS.
o    Developed with local and state officials in California and Baja California a trans-border infectious disease outbreak plan.
o    Developed, conducted and evaluated numerous tabletop and functional homeland security and emergency management exercises for local and state departments and agencies.
o    Facilitated public /private collations to develop emergency operations plans and to develop the base for public/private partnerships during emergency response.
o    Developed, executed and evaluated major field bioterrorism exercise for New York, New York and Suffolk County, New York.
o    Developed, facilitated and evaluated terrorism related “force protection” functional exercise for DOD installations.
o    Teaches courses on emergency management, medical emergency management, community terrorism response and health and medical implications of terrorism at the state and local levels.
o    Co-author of self paced DVD based emergency response training for Long Term Care Facilities.
o    As part of the FEMA ERT-A (now IMAT) supported the movement of evacuees from New Orleans to neighboring states in anticipation of Hurricane Gustav.
o    As Chief of Staff of the Galveston Area Field Office immediately after Hurricane Ike, supported three community shelters for impacted residents and developing plans for short term and long term housing needs with local and staff officials.

•   Calvin Freeman, MA (link to resume) – 30-years public policy development and high level government position with 12 years tenure as Chief, Disaster Medical Services Division of the California EMS Authority;

o    Interim Executive Director, Community Technology Foundation of California.
o    Vice President, Strategic Resources, The California Endowment.
o    Led California’s disaster medical preparedness efforts for 12 years at Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA). Directed California’s state medical response to Loma Prieta Earthquake and other emergencies.
o    Established Office of Multicultural Health in Department of Health Services (DHS) and convened Director’s Task Force on Multicultural Health.
o    Past-President, Governing Council, California Public Health Association – North.
o    Principal author for California State Disaster Medical Response Plan and Medical Mutual Aid Annex (2007) and project manager for development of California Disaster Medical Operations Manual (2008) and Pediatric Disaster Medical Guidelines (2008), all for the California EMS Authority.
o    Provided technical assistance and coaching in emergency preparedness since 2005 to Indian Health Centers, County Health Centers, and community clinics and health centers in diverse communities throughout California and in Alaska.
o    Conducted studies of medical responses to Mexico City Earthquake and Hurricane Andrew resulting in significant innovations in disaster medical preparedness and management theory and practice. Studies focused on impact of disasters in under served communities and strategies to enhance preparedness and reduce response disparities.
o    Developed policy briefs on food access in low-income communities for African American 5-a-Day Campaign and the Center for Health Improvement.
o    Developed/updated emergency operations plans and continuity of operations plans for six California state departments (2004 – 2009): EMS Authority, Department of Social Services, Department of Mental Health, Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs, and California Conservation Corps and the California Health and Human Services Agency.

 

Supporting the principals is a consortium of seasoned professionals in diverse areas including emergency management, hazardous materials, exercise design, plan development, information technology, diversity  in emergency management, emergency medical services, information technology and a number of other specialties that meets unique needs of the client and their project goals.