Atlanta Georgia, 02/17/2012 – Firestorm today announced the appointment of Firestorm Expert Council Member Don Donahue, DHEd, MBA, FACHE, as an Advisory Member to the American Academy of Disaster Medicine.
The American Academy of Disaster Medicine (AADM) is a unique volunteer organization dedicated to promoting and educating physicians and healthcare professionals concerning the critical importance of disaster medicine preparedness.
AADM Advisory Members function as Advisors and provide valuable recommendations, direction and guidance to the leadership of The American Academy of Disaster Medicine. Advisory Members to The American Academy of Disaster Medicine are distinguished leaders with interest, knowledge and experience in disaster medicine and preparedness.
Duties and responsibilities will include working with the Academy to identify areas of importance to the citizens of the United States in effectively preparing physicians for future disasters.
“We are thrilled to support Don in his capacity as an Advisor to The American Academy of Disaster Medicine,” said Jim Satterfield, COO and President of Firestorm. “Don’s continued dedication to cultivating disaster medicine leadership is well known. He was a principal planner for the Department of Defense (DoD) anthrax and smallpox immunization programs, authored the first Joint Forces Command model for medical response to domestic weapons of mass destruction incidents and natural disasters, and created the Joint/Interagency Civil Support Training Center (JISCTC) at Fort Dix among many other career accomplishments. Don is an valuable member of the Firestorm Expert Council, and we are proud to support Don and AADM.”
Certified in healthcare administration and a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and the Center for National Preparedness of the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Donahue holds a BS in Sociology and Political Science from the University of the State of New York, an MBA from Baruch College, and a Doctorate in Health Education (DHEd) from A.T. Still University. Dr. Donahue is an adjunct assistant professor with the University of Maryland University College and the University of Maryland Baltimore County. He has served as Senior Fellow and Program Director for Health Policy & Preparedness of the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies and as an instructor for healthcare administration at the State University of New York Health Sciences Center in Brooklyn. Learn more about Dr. Donahue here: http://www.firestorm.com/don-donahue/
AADM was created to promote disaster health care preparedness and interdisciplinary cooperation. AADM functions to bring together disaster medicine community resources that efficiently and effectively focus collective action toward preserving life, reducing morbidity, human suffering and restoring health capacity in disaster zones. AADM’s affiliated American Board of Disaster Medicine (ABODM) is the first medical board to offer certification in disaster medicine. As survival rates can be most dependent upon the response of physicians within all areas of expertise, ABODM believes that disaster medicine should be every physician’s second specialty.
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