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Be Prepared For The Unexpected

A Brooklyn Coalition for Emergency Preparedness Initiative

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Alumni Auditorium
395 Lenox Road, Brooklyn, NY



8 am Registration Begins

9 am-9:10am

Opening Remarks
Dr. Michael Lucchesi, Officer in Charge
SUNY Downstate Medical, University Hospital Brooklyn

"Improving Survival from Active Shooter and Blasts Events"
Stephen Burgher, MD, FACEP
Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, Texas
Captain, U.S. Navy Reserves

Coffee Break
'Be Prepared: How to Ensure Your Readiness for the Unexpected Threat?
Donnie Stone, EMT-P
Operations Captain at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport Department of Public Safety


"The Cavalry is Here, Now What?
Lanita Magee, CEM, MEPP
Director of Homeland Security and Emergency Management for Global 7
Environmental, Health, and Safety

"Active Shooter Incident Training"
Sgt. Tom Boyle
NYPD SHIELD is the Department's Counterterrorism Unit

"Role of the FBI in an Active Shooter Event"
Special Agent Jin Kim
FBI Active Shooter Coordinator, Crisis Management Team

Supervisory Special Agent Andrew Pachtman
Supervisor of the Long Island Joint terrorism Task Force

Special Agent Kathy Van Driessche
Long Island Joint Terrorism Task Force


Q & A panel remarks
Closing Remarks
Bonnie Arquilla, D.O
Director of Emergency Preparedness,
SUNY Downstate Medical, University Hospital Brooklyn


Stephen W. Burgher, MD, FACEP

Dr. Stephen Burgher is a board-certified emergency physician who practices at Baylor University Medical Center, a level I trauma center in Dallas, Texas. He is a Captain in the U.S. Navy Reserves, currently serving as an emergency medicine specialist with a Shock Trauma Platoon (mobile combat ER).

After completing medical school at the University of Texas in Houston, he served on active duty for over 10 years, and completed his Emergency Medicine residency at the Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Virginia. Dr. Burgher's expertise includes hospital preparedness for chemical, biological, radiological and explosive incidents, as well as tactical and operational medical support for law enforcement.

He entered the Navy Reserves in December 2010, and has been mobilized to active duty twice for two 10-month combat deployments. He deployed to Afghanistan to serve in a Combat Hospital from July 2013 through May 2014, where he was the Department Head for the Trauma/Emergency Department. He was mobilized again to the Middle East from July 2015 through May 2016, to serve as the Task Force Surgeon for the Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force Crisis Response Central Command, contributing to the fight against ISIS.

Lanita Magee

Lanita Magee has served in emergency management and homeland security roles for over 25 years. She is currently the Director of Homeland Security and Emergency Management for Global 7 Environmental, Health, and Safety (G7 EH&S), a private company that focuses on planning, training, exercises, and incident response. Ms. Magee is a Certified Emergency Manager, Master Trainer, Master Exercise Practitioner, and Master Continuity Practitioner and she is fully credentialed as a Type 3 All Hazards Incident Management Team Operations Section Chief, Logistics Section Chief, and Liaison Officer. She is one of only 34 individuals nationwide who serve as Contract Instructors for the Department of Homeland Security Emergency Management Institute Incident Command System Position Specific Courses. She has the unique distinction of serving as the Incident Commander for the individual air evacuations of two Ebola-positive patients from Dallas Love Field. Ms. Magee has earned a Master of Science in Fire and Emergency Management from Oklahoma State University, a Bachelor of Science in Emergency Administration and Planning from the University of North Texas and she has completed all but her thesis toward a Master of Arts degree in Homeland Defense and Security Studies from the Naval Postgraduate School.

Donnie Stone

Donnie Stone has served in multiple public safety roles for over 20 years. He is currently an Operations Captain at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport Department of Public Safety where he serves as a Shift Commander for the Emergency Medical Services Division. Mr. Stone is a certified paramedic, Advanced Firefighter, Advanced Aircraft Rescue Firefighter, Fire Officer II, Fire Instructor II, Emergency Medical Services Instructor, National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians Course Coordinator and Instructor, Prehospital Trauma Life Support Instructor, and Tactical Combat Casualty Care Instructor. He has held various positions at a Level II Trauma Center in Dallas, Texas and a pediatric Level II Trauma Center in Fort Worth, Texas. He served as a licensed State of Texas Peace Officer for over ten years. Captain Stone has helped lead his department in the development and roll out of the Rescue Task Force Response Model that brings together first responders from the disciplines of law enforcement, fire, and emergency medical services to provide more aggressive approaches to active threat incidents. He is currently completing a Bachelor's Degree in Organizational Leadership at Texas A&M University – Commerce.

Sargent Thomas Boyle, NYPD Shield, New York City Police Department

In 1993, Sergeant Thomas Boyle started his law enforcement career in the streets of Harlem in New York City as a patrol officer. He entered the supervisory ranks of the NYPD a decade later, as a patrol sergeant, where he quickly established himself as a diligent and skilled worker and had the opportunity to move within various positions in the Department including anti-crime, conditions, and community policing. As a result of his diligence, experience, and hard work Sergeant Boyle was chosen to fill a position within the Borough of Brooklyn as a Counterterrorism Liaison in 2011. While being assigned to the Borough he was bestowed with the responsibility to lead a 200 person Counterterrorism Police Officer (CTO) program, which introduced basic terrorism training and skills to the local precinct officers. Through his hard work and dedication Sergeant Boyle is now part of the executive staff that run the NYPD SHIELD Program.

NYPD SHIELD is the Department's Counterterrorism private-public partnership program. This unique program is a force multiplier that significantly increases the effectiveness of the Department's fight on terror and keeping our City safe through information sharing and training with the private sector.

Special Agent Jin Kim, FBI

Special Agent Jin Kim is a 20-year veteran of the FBI's New York Division and an expert in active shooter survival. He is the Active Shooter Coordinator on the Crisis Management Team and is assigned to the Ft. Dix, NJ, training venue as the Tactical Program Manager. In addition, as part of the FBI's Police Training Program, he is the Director of the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) School, the Presidential Security Detail/Executive Protection Counter Assault Team (CAT) School and the Observer/Sniper school.

FBI Supervisory Special Agent Andrew Pachtman

FBI Supervisory Special Agent Andrew Pachtman is currently the Supervisor of the Long Island Joint Terrorism Task Force. Supervisory Special Agent Pachtman has twenty years of Law Enforcement experience and ten years in the FBI working Counterterrorism matters. Prior to joining the FBI, Supervisory Special Agent Pachtman was a DEA agent for eight years In Newark, New Jersey.

FBI Special Agent Kathy Van Driessche

FBI Special Agent Kathy Van Driessche is currently assigned to the Long Island Joint Terrorism Task Force. Special Agent Van Driessche is a twenty year veteran of the FBI with five years working Counterterrorism matters and 15 years working Counterintelligence and Surveillance matters.