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Lieutenant Kevin Fowler

Kevin Fowler

Radiological Dispersal Device Plan Advisor

Kevin Fowler is a 23-year veteran of the NJ State Police. He is presently the unit head of the Emergency Management Section, Emergency Preparedness Bureau, North Regional Unit. The North Regional Unit coordinates emergency management activities throughout the northern seven counties and 206 municipalities. In January 2007, Fowler was chosen to be the project manager for the Trans-Hudson Emergency Transportation Task Force, a comprehensive contingency plan to support transportation operations between NY and NJ. The plan was completed in July 2007 with cooperation from the US Coast Guard, NYC Office of Emergency Management (OEM), NYPD, Port Authority of NY/NJ, NJ Transit, NJ Department of Transportation, and NJ OEM. Fowler has a bachelor of science from Rutgers University and a master's in education from Seton Hall University.

Dina Maniotis

Dina Maniotis

(former) Housing Plan Advisor, Sheltering Plan Co-Advisor

Dina Maniotis was the acting Regional Integration Center manager and had the overall responsibility for the RCPGP for the NY-NJ-CT-PA Project Site. After a career in the nonprofit sector — most recently with the Catholic Charities of Brooklyn-Queens — Maniotis joined NYC OEM in 2006. Maniotis led the development of a number of major citywide plans focused on the individuals and families impacted by disasters. These included the NYC Family Assistance Center Plan, the NYC Disaster Assistance Service Center Plan, the NYC Donations and Volunteer Management Plan, the NYC Disaster Animal Response Plan, and the Special Needs Advance Warning System. Maniotis has graduate degrees in liberal studies, family therapy, and public administration.

Brad Mason

Brad Mason

Continuity of Operations, Mass Fatality, and Critical Infrastructure Protection Plans Advisor

Brad Mason began his career at the NJ Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness in 2008. Prior to this assignment, he spent eight years in FEMA Region 2 as acting branch chief for Response Operations. During his tenure at FEMA, he was assigned to the Joint Terrorism Task Force for NYC and in 2004 served as a cochair for consequence management planning in preparation for the Republican National Convention. In addition, Mason has served as vice president of global crisis management for a large NYC-based financial institution and worked on the congressional staff in the US House of Representatives for five years. He is a graduate of Rutgers University.

Kelly McKinney

Kelly R. McKinney

(former) Logistics, Catastrophic Planning System, Geographic Information Systems,
and Virtual Regional Operations Center Advisor

Kelly R. McKinney is a professional engineer with 20 years of experience in the public and private sectors and notable expertise in hazardous waste remediation and industrial hygiene. Prior to joining NYC OEM, McKinney was the associate commissioner for environmental health at the NYC Department of Health. McKinney has a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from the University of Kansas and a master of public administration from Columbia University.

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