The International Emergency Management Society

TIEMS Advisory Board

1. Sandro Bologna (Italy) 

 §  Chair of TIEMS International Program Committee (TIPC)

2. Meen Poudyal Chhetri (Nepal)

§  Chair of TIEMS Paper Review Committee (TPRC)

3. Joseph Pollack (USA)

§  TIEMS Editor with main responsibility for TIEMS Regular Newsletter

4. Alex Fullick (Canada)

 §  TIEMS Editor with main responsibility for TIEMS Scientific Articles Newsletter

5. Samantha Ueno (UK)

 §  TIEMS Editor with main responsibility for TIEMS on Social Media

6. Shakir Katea (Iraq)

§  TIEMS Task Force Activity Officer

7. Ranko Britvic (Croatia)

§  TIEMS Officer for Sponsorship, Partnership and Exhibitors

8. Wenlong Yang (China)

§  TIEMS Asia Secretariat Officer 

9. George Markowsky (USA)

 §  Chair of TIEMS Education, Training and Certification Programs

10. Yukio Fujinawa (Japan)

§  Chair of TIEMS Disaster Early Warning Task Force Group

11. Nina Frolova (Russia)

§  TIEMS Research and Technology Development Coordinator

12. Chen Ran (China)

§  TIEMS Emergency Medicine Committee (TEMC) Director

 TIEMS Chair for the Advisory Board is, Jaroslav Pejcoch (Czech Republic)

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TIEMS Asia Secretariat Officer

Sandro Bologna (Italy)

Sandro Bologna is the Chair of TIEMS International Program Committee (IPC).Sandro Bologna

Sandro Bologna, graduated in physics from Rome University, has 35+ years experience at ENEA (The Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development) and abroad, where he has held positions as Researcher, Head of Research Units, and Head of Research Projects at national and international levels.

While working at ENEA his main research topics have been on system safety and reliability, decision support systems, risk analysis and risk management. Recent main research activities deal with Critical Infrastructure Protection and Resilience, with a special emphasis to vulnerability and interdependencies modeling, simulation and analysis.

Former President of the Italian Association of Critical Infrastructure Experts, at the present he is independent researcher and freelance expert for the participation to National and International Research Projects in the field of Cyber security and Critical Infrastructure Protection and Resilience.

Meen B. Poudyal Chhetri (Nepal)

Meen B. Poudyal Chhetri is the Chair of TIEMS Paper Review Committee.tiems 2010 meens photograph jpg
Dr. Meen B. Poudyal Chhetri has the experience in policy formulation and implementation; emergency/disaster management; awareness raising; training; planning and programming of development projects; improving database and collaboration and coordinating with national and international agencies. He is one of the Members of the drafting committee of National Law on Disaster Management. He greatly contributed in formulating and implementing a number of other Manuals, Guidelines, Action Plans and Hand Books on disaster management. 
He has been appointed as the Adjunct Professor at the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia from 1 March 2009. Prior to his high position at the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA), he was the Deputy Regional Administrator at the Regional Administration Office, Central Region of Nepal. He also has the experiences of being the Director of the Department of Disaster Management, Chief District Officer of Dhading District, Under Secretary of the Ministry of Home Affairs and Section Officer at various Ministries and Departments of the Government of Nepal for more than 34 years.
He earned a Ph. D. degree in Economics from the University of Vienna, Austria in 1995 and a Diploma in International Relations and Social Sciences from the same University in 1986. He also holds the degrees of Master in Economics, Bachelor of Law, Diploma in Education and Bachelor of Arts. He was a Humphrey Fellow in the year 2002-2003 at the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, U. S. A. specializing in Drug Abuse Research. He attended the Comprehensive Crisis Management Course held in Hawaii, U.S.A. from August 20 to 22 September 2009 and Pandemic Disaster Preparedness Training held in Brisbane, Australia from August 24 to November 29, 2008. He has carried out several research projects and made a number of publications in the national and international journals, particularly in the field of drug abuse, disaster management, corruption control and economic development. He presented papers and delivered invited lectures in several National, Regional and International Conferences, Seminars, Symposiums, Workshops, and Meetings as a country representative and delegate.
He has authored two books namely; Analysis of Nepalese Agriculture (1987) and Mitigation and Management of Floods in Nepal (2001).

Joseph Pollack (USA)

Joseph Pollack is TIEMS Editor with main responsibility for TIEMS Regular Newsletter.
Joseph Pollack
Joseph Pollack received a merit-based scholarship to attend United World Colleges- an educational movement dedicated to promoting world-peace through cultural understanding - as one of 6 French students in 2004. He went on to pursue an undergraduate degree in War and Security Studies at the University of Hull where he wrote his dissertation on societal security and inter-agency collaborative training for mass-casualty incidents. He then co-founded a small research SME specialised in instrumented large-scale, live training simulations for mass-casualty incidents in Elverum, Norway, which is part of two on-going EU FP7 projects:
In 2011, Joseph started the European Masters in Law & Economics program where he had the opportunity to get an LLM from the University of Hamburg and an MSc from the Indira Gandhi Institute for Development Research in Mumbai. He went on to complete a Research Masters in Applied Economics at the University Pantheon Sorbonne in Paris. In 2013, Joseph joined the European Research Centre for Information Systems in the Inter-Organisational Systems where he researched “Networked Humanitarian Logistics” for his PhD as a Marie Curie Scholar through the ITN for ESR.
He was focussing on promoting community approaches for statistical capacity building as program co-chair for Statistics Without Borders the outreach arm of the American Statistical Association. He pursues this interest as an advisory board member for Virginia Poly-technic University’s laboratory for inter-disciplinary statistics.
He is particularly interested in the protection and inclusion of indigenous populations, inter-agency training exercises, statistical and computing capacity building, GIS applications in civil protection, and future crimes. In addition, he is seeking out community insights with regard to specialised (CBRNE) training, institutional capacity building, citizen engagement, and policy and technology development for the rule of law.

Alex Fullick (Canada)

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Alex Fullick is TIEMS Editor with main responsibility for TIEMS Scientific Articles Newsletter

Alex Fullick, MBCI, CBCP, CBRA, v3ITIL has been assisting major Canadian organizations initiate and manage customized Business Continuity Management (BCM) programs for over 19 years.  He is the Founder and Managing Director of StoneRoad, a consultancy and training firm specializing in BCM.

During his career, Alex Fullick has;

  1. Performed numerous Business Impacts Analysis (BIA) workshops
  2. Developed business contingency / disaster recovery strategies and plans
  3. Developed and implemented Crisis Management Teams and structures
  4. Created training and awareness programs
  5. Implemented communication strategies
  6. Facilitated and coordinated many Disaster Recovery (DR) / Business Continuity tests and exercises; the largest of which included the coordination of teams in 3 countries with over 170 participants from both business and technology groups

He has routinely been asked to present at global BCM/DR conferences and is the author of several books, including; “Heads in the Sand; What Stops Corporations from Seeing Business Continuity as a Social Responsibility”, “Business Impact Analysis (BIA): Building the Foundation for a Strong Business Continuity Program”, “Testing Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Plans” and “Watch Your Step: The Slips, Trips, Traps and Falls of Managing Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Programs.”  All his books are helpful manuals with tips and advice for hesitant companies who want to develop a BCM program but don’t know where to start, or have difficulty understanding why their current program is not as effective as it could be.

Alex is currently working on his 7th book.

He has his Member level certification with the Business Continuity Institute (MBCI); earned his Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP) status with the Disaster Recovery Institute, and holds a Certified Business Resiliency Auditor (CBRA) designation and is foundation certified in the ITIL methodology.   

Samantha Ueno (UK)

Samantha Ueno is TIEMS Editor with main responsibility for TIEMS on social media.Samantha Ueno

Samantha Ueno is a British freelance writer residing in Japan. She is currently responsible for The Emergency Management Society (TIEMS) Social media communication platforms and is studying an Mphil in Technology Policy at the University of Cambridge. She is interested in the use of digital technology to reduce the impact of disasters and is presently research Big Data disaster tracking and the societal value of Emergency apps.
She spent 5 years in Japan where she has been involved in Corporate communication teaching, BCP and Emergency Management writing and research.
Prior to living in Japan, Samantha Ueno was an Electronic Engineer for 8 years at e2v technologies in a variety of of positions such as CCD space imaging division and compliance. Samantha has a 1st class honors degree in Digital Communications from the University of Westminster in 2003.