Education :

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Empire State College, State University of New York

Professional Experience :

Safe School Solutions, LLC • Safety and Training Consultant 2015-present

Provide customized safety and security services for schools and colleges in accordance with Federal/State regulations and current best practices. Services, which include trainings, workshops and consultations, are tailored for administrators, teachers, support staff, Board of Education members, school related clubs/organizations, and community members.
Available topics include the following:

  • Customized Table Top Exercises
  • Customized Trainings, Workshops, and Drills
    • Incident Command
    • Lockdown, Lockout, Hold-in-Place, Shelter-in-Place, Evacuation and Relocation
    • Active Shooter
    • Bomb Threat
    • Threat Assessment
    • De-escalation
    • Situational Awareness
    • Gang/Drug Awareness
    • Suicide Prevention
    • Adult Sexual Misconduct
    • Anti-Bullying
    • Emergency Response Team
    • Crisis Response Team
    • Current Trends
    • Entry Control Point
    • Cafeteria/Playground Supervision
    • Transportation Emergency Response
    • Security and Safety Audits/ Reports
  • Before and After School Security and Safety Audits/ Reports
  • Participation during Public Forums, Roundtables, and Panels

Regional Safety Coordinator | 2008-2017 (Retired)
Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES, Yorktown, New York

Responsible for program administration, coordination and application of federal, state, and local regulatory requirements relating to health and safety standards for New York State school districts. Provided regional school districts with all levels of emergency response planning and safety assessments. Planned and facilitated various safety seminars. School representative during local, county, state, and federal emergencies.

  • P/NW BOCES Regional Crisis Team, Co-Facilitator
  • P/NW BOCES Regional Suicide Safety Leadership Team
  • P/NW BOCES Dignity Act Coordinator
  • Developed and implemented School Safety Plans in accordance with New York State Project SAVE (Safe Schools Against Violence in Education).
  • Developed and conducted comprehensive emergency response planning and training procedures which included lockdown, lockout, hold-in-place, shelter-in-place, relocation and evacuation. Developed, implemented, conducted, and evaluated table-top drills for administrators, teachers, and all levels of support staff
  • Ensured all trainings and guidance reflected New York State Department of Education Project SAVE Legislation, New York State Police and local law enforcement recommendations, and current best practices
  • Provided an extensive range of services for the following schools:
    • Bedford Central School District
    • Brewster Central School District
    • Briarcliff Manor Central School District
    • Carmel Central School District
    • Chappaqua Central School District
    • Croton-Harmon School District
    • Garrison Union Free School District
    • Haldane Central School District
    • Hendrick Hudson School District
    • Katonah-Lewisboro School District
    • Lakeland Central School District
    • Mahopac Central School District
    • North Salem Central School District
    • Ossining Union Free School District
    • Peekskill City School District
    • Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES
    • Putnam Valley Central School District
    • Somers Central School District
    • Yorktown Central School District
  • Provided specialized services for the following schools and universities:
    • Arlington Central School District
    • Blind Brook – Rye Union Free School District
    • Danbury School District
    • Eastern Suffolk BOCES
    • Hastings-on-Hudson Union Free School District
    • Manhattanville College
    • Western Connecticut State University

 Health & Safety Risk Management Technician | 2006-2008
Orange-Ulster BOCES, Goshen, New York

Provided school districts with emergency planning services in accordance with New York State Project SAVE (Safe Schools Against Violence in Education). Conducted environmental testing in compliance with applicable federal, state, and local regulations.

  • Designed and implemented table top drills
  • Provided National Incident Management Systems (NIMS) training
  • Conducted bomb, chemical, and biological awareness workshops
  • Organized training in conjunction with NY State Police Counter-Terrorism Zone 4
  • Enhanced school emergency plans by creating diagrams, photographs, maps, and videos of school facilities

Security Police NCO | 1986-2006
United States Air Force

Law Enforcement Sergeant | 1986-2006
NYS Department of Military and Naval Affairs

Provided federal, state, and local law enforcement and air base ground defense for military instillations and areas designated in the interest of national defense.     

  • Developed, planned, and implemented emergency response for U.S. Air Base, Force Protection
  • Wrote and evaluated emergency exercises to include bio, chemical, and hazardous ground emergencies, base intrusions, and mass causalities
  • Developed policies, procedures, and detailed instructions to implement Anti-terrorism and Force Protection programs
  • Developed specialized security operating instructions for anti-robbery, anti-espionage, and counter-terrorism programs
  •  Provided Presidential and Dignitary Protection
  • World Trade Center Critical Search and Rescue Team Member
  •  Special Operations Command, USAF, Force Protection Supervisor

Additional Responsibilities:

  • USAF Hostage Negotiation Team, Coordinator 
  • USAF Critical Incident Stress Management Team, Coordinator
  • USAF Exercise Writing Team
  • USAF Exercise Evaluation Team
  • Air Base Hazardous Materials Team
  • Unit Public Relations Representative