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He was assigned to New York City Office of Emergency Management as Deputy Commissioner for Planning and Preparedness and was responsible for all preparedness and planning related strategy, projects and initiatives until he retired from NYC Government. Mr. Gabriel has served on several National Academy of Sciences – Institute of Medicine (IOM) committees including Chair of the Standing Committee for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Health Threats Resilience, and IOM Committee on Crisis Standards of Care and the Disaster Resource Guide Editorial Board. He currently serves on the DHS Federal Emergency Management Agency National Advisory Council. Additionally, he served on the Centers for Disease Control - Board of Scientific Counselors for the Coordinating Office for Terrorism Preparedness and Emergency Response.
Mr. Gabriel lectured to international leaders at General George C. Marshall School of International Studies Program on Terrorism and Security Studies presenting on methodologies for crisis planning and preparedness. He continues to lecture nationally and internationally on crisis management, business continuity, emergency management, policy strategy, planning and preparedness, weapons of mass destruction, terrorism and emergency medical topics. He has published articles on related subjects and still actively participates on a number of national terrorism, all hazards preparedness and health related committees.
Mr. Gabriel is credentialed, through the International Association of Emergency Managers as a Certified Emergency Manager (CEM), the Disaster Recovery Institute International as a Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP) and by the State of New York as a Paramedic. Most recently, Mr. Gabriel was honored by the American Academy of Disaster Medicine with its Distinguished Service Award. Mr. Gabriel was recognized for his outstanding leadership and ongoing efforts to ensure the necessary resources are promptly made available to health professionals when disasters strike. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the College of New Rochelle and a Master of Public Administration Degree from Rutgers University.
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