Director

Christopher Neuwirth, MA, MEP, CBCP, CEM

  • Board-certified emergency manager and business continuity professional with more than 17 years of experience;

  • Emergency manager at one of the nation's top 10 academic medical institutions;

  • Managed New Jersey's public health recovery following Superstorm Sandy;

  • Staffed the NJOHSP Private Sector Desk in the New Jersey Emergency Operations Center during Superstorm Sandy;

  • Served as a representative on the Governor's Office Donation Management Team in the immediate aftermath of Superstorm Sandy;

  • Provided emergency management expertise to institutions of higher education in 14+ states;

  • FEMA Master Exercise Practitioner with nationwide exercise experience;

  • Former New Jersey State Homeland Security Exercise Coordinator;

  • Master's degree in Emergency and Disaster Management with concentrations in public health and homeland security;

  • Graduate of Harvard University -  Kennedy School of Government Executive Education Program in Crisis Leadership;

  • International Disaster Science Fellow of the Emergency Management Academy;

  • Parker Award recipient of the Los Angeles Police Department;

  • Professional background in EMS, law enforcement, and the fire service.


Deputy Director

Joseph Allen, MPA, MEP, CEM

  • Board-certified emergency manager with more than 10 years of experience;

  • Staffed the New Jersey Emergency Operations Center during Superstorm Sandy;

  • Conducted emergency management training for the State of New Jersey;

  • Managed the Emergency Operations Center and CERT program at Rutgers University;

  • Provided emergency management expertise to institutions of higher education in 14+ states;

  • Lead evaluator for NATO's 2015 Joint Reaction full-scale exercise;

  • National and international exercise experience.