Advisory Board

CTE (Career & Technical Education) Advisory Boards are a required structure for New York City CTE high schools. They are made up of industry and post-secondary professionals who volunteer to advise the school on integrating the skills, competencies and standards of its industry theme into curriculum, school culture, enrichment activities, work-based learning programs, and post-secondary advisement. UASEM is thrilled to have the following partners contribute their experience and expertise.

 Kelly McKinney, PE, Chief Disaster Officer
The American Red Cross of Greater New York

Anita Sher, Director of Training
New York City Office of Emergency Management

Nafeesah Noonan,  
Fire Department of New York City

Gerard McCarty, Acting Director
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

Mathan Ratinam, Assistant Professor
School of Design Strategies, Humanitarian Design, Parsons The New School for Design

Joseph Crosson, PE, Principal Engineer
Lucius Pitkin, Inc. 

Carol Cwiak, JD, PhD, Undergraduate Coordinator and Professor of Emergency Management
North Dakota State University

Bill DelGrosso, CBCP, CEM
Director, Emergency Management Professional Organization for Women's Enrichment (EMPOWER);
Lead Associate, Booz, Allen, Hamilton, Inc.

Ali Gheith, CEM, MPA, Director, Emergency and Disaster Management, Metropolitan College New York
Coordinator of Population Based Resilience, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Avi Levinson, CEM, EMT-P
Emergency Management/Services Administration Program Coordinator, Adelphi University
Adjunct Professor of Homeland Security, Long Island Business Institute

Dr. Tom Phelan, Independent Consultant,
Instructor, Emergency Management Institute

K.C. Rondello, MD, MPH, CEM, Academic Director, Dept. of Emergency Management, Adelphi University, Chairman, Department of Allied Health, College of Nursing and Public Health

Andy Tiao, Director of Emergency Management
Con Edison

Robert Vecchio, PhD., PE, Principal Engineer
Lucius Pitkin, Inc.

Cara Winter, Engineer
Lucius Pitkin

David Abramson, MD, Deputy Director and Director of Research
Columbia University’s National Center for Disaster Preparedness;
Professor of Health Policy & Management at CUMC;
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, College of Physicians & Surgeons;
Co-Founder and President, Children’s Health Fund

Alan Leidner,
Booz Allen Hamilton; President, NYS GIS Association; Board, NYC GISMO