Featured Continuing Education Classes

Dynamic Partnerships

Strengthening Public/Private Sector Collaboration

Tuesday, July 15, 2014
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


This event provides an opportunity to explore and discuss disaster response and the importance of public/private sector collaboration in reaching successful outcomes.


10 to 10:10 a.m. – Welcome and Introductions

Tom Brady, Associate Dean and Director, Homeland Security Training Institute (HSTI), College of DuPage

10:10 to 11 a.m. – Keynote

Edward Gabriel, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and former Director of Global Crisis Management and Business Continuity for The Walt Disney Company

11 to 11:15 a.m. – Break


11:15 to 11:45 a.m. – DuPage County Planning with ComEd

DuPage County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management

11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. – Private Sector Integration Lessons Learned from Capstone 14

Jonathon Monken, Director, Illinois Emergency Management Agency

Edie Casella, Project Manager, Illinois Emergency Management Agency

12:15 to 12:30 p.m. – Break

12:30 to 1 p.m. – Working Lunch (Provided) – Lake County's Public/Private Partnership

Kent McKenzie, Emergency Management Coordinator, Lake Cook Regional Critical Incident Partnership

1 to 1:30 p.m. – Chicago's Private Sector Credentialing Program

Sara Alexander, Deputy Director, ChicagoFIRST

Marc Khatchadourian, Senior Emergency Management Coordinator, Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communications

1:30 to 2:40 p.m. – Panel Discussion – Moderator: Tom Brady, Associate Dean and Director, HSTI, College of DuPage

Yvette Alexander-Maxie, Manager of Regional Partner and Emergency Management Agency Programs, American Red Cross

Sara Alexander, Deputy Director, ChicagoFIRST

Dave Colen, Manager Global Security and Asset Protection, Walgreens

James Joseph, Director, DuPage County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management

John Frese, Vice President of Corporate Services, Baxter Healthcare

2:40 to 2:50 p.m. – Big Group Discussion on Ideas Generated and the Path Forward

2:50 to 3 p.m. – Wrap up and Thank You


For more information about the program, please contact the Homeland Security Training Institute at (630) 942-3427 or cameronl@cod.edu.