Col. Cary S. Pollack, M.D., Cary was always highly motivated while obtaining his Degree in Engineering Sciences at Newark College of Engineering; serving as a member of the Student Activities Council as well as the school’s Varsity Judo team. Upon graduation, Cary earned his M.D. Degree at the University Noreste in Tampico, Mexico. Cary completed his Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine at Bronx Lebanon Hospital: part of Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where he was the Chief Resident in Medicine. Cary went on to perform a partial Infectious Diseases Fellowship at Metropolitan Hospital in New York City: a teaching hospital of New York Medical College, before returning to Bronx Lebanon Medical Center, to complete his Cardiology Fellowship. After completing his Fellowship, Cary maintained a prosperous private Cardiology practice in the Bronx, NY. In 1989, Cary joined the U.S. Army Reserve as a Captain and was promoted to Colonel in 2002. Cary served as the Brigade Surgeon for the 800 M.P. Brigade in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom, where he was responsible for the management of all Iraqi detainees (including the “Deck of Cards”). Cary established and upheld strict ethical standards for all patients; American military members, allied forces and Iraqis alike, ensuring equal and optimal medical care for every individual treated, including those in the infamous Abu Ghraib Prison.
Upon his return from service, Cary remained active in the Army Reserve as well as in private practice. Dedicated to helping humankind, Cary has held positions of distinction both in medicine and the community, serving as Assistant Professor of Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Mt. Sinai College of Medicine, Executive Vice President of the Police Surgeons Benevolent Association, and Command Surgeon of 77th Reserve Readiness Command. Cary brings unsurpassed experience and insight to the I.E.M.R.A. mission.
Douglas H. King DDS, FACFE, FACFD, Dr. King has devoted his life to the field of law enforcement occupational dentistry. Dr. King currently serves as the Chief Police Surgeon for the Amtrak Police Department, New York State Police Investigators division, N.Y. Seagate Police Department, N.Y. State Police PBA, NYPD Traffic Squad, The International Police Association, on the medical board of the International Chiefs of Police Association. He is retired chief of the Metro North Police dept Surgeon division, S.I. Rapid Transit Police Department, Mt. Vernon P.D., D.O.D Chief Surgeon MOTBY, as well as starting police surgeon programs for numerous departments. Dr. King is the founder of the International Society of Police Surgeons. Dr. King was a forensic odontologist with the NYC Medical Examiners Office for over twenty years (retired). Dr. King is the commanding officer of the NYS army Guard dental corps, and holds the rank of LTC. Dr. King is a graduate of CCNY and received his dental training at NYU. Dr. King has been trained at Ft. Sam medical military center in NBC WMD. Dr. King is a world renowned expert in forensic odontology.
John S. Pritchard III, Mr. Pritchard brings more than three decades of law enforcement experience, having served as First Deputy Police Commissioner of the New York City Police Department, whereas he was responsible for the Department’s budget as well as its internal corruption investigation system. Mr. Pritchard also served as the third Inspector General of the Metropolitan Transit Authority in New York City, where he expanded the productivity of the MTA. Mr. Pritchard has held numerous esteemed positions in law enforcement, including: Director of the Petroleum, Alcohol and Tobacco Bureau of the New York State Division of Taxation and Finance, New York City Police Department Detective of the Major Case Squad, Supervisory Special Agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and as the first supervisor of the Joint Organized Crime Task Force between the NYPD and the FBI. Mr. Pritchard has also served as the President of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives and remains dedicated to ending corruption and upholding the honor of the offices he has held in the field of law enforcement.
Brigadier General (retired) John T. Digilio Jr. MBA, General Digilio is a decorated Vietnam Veteran; and has served as a mass casualty and emergency operations procedures expert for hospitals and has been sent to various allied countries to assist in establishing and exercising these special projects. Gen. Digilio sits on the Executive Advisory Council of the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States . Gen. Digilio is a graduate of the U.S. Army War College, as well as a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff, and the National Defense University . Gen. Digilio has served as commander of the 244 Medical Group. Gen. Digilio is an expert in MASH field units and brings advance military medical education to the IEMRA.
Dr. Jerry Cammarata PhD, Dr. Cammarata is currently the Dean of Students at the Touro Medical College. He has served many administrations in the NYC political arena and is noted for being a renowned educator for the handicapped child and adult. Dr. Cammarata holds degrees in speech pathology as well audiology, and is a noted author of many articles with the AMA. Dr. Cammarata is currently serving with the World Safety Organization of the United Nations. He brings to the board his expertise in education, communication and politics.
Peter A. Morici, Mr. Morici comes to the organization with a wealth of knowledge and credentials in the Emergency Management field. During 9/11 he was responsible for the Logistics Section at Pier 92 for the Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management and instrumental in the set up of the Incident Command Post for Flight 587 in Queens and the temp morgue in Brooklyn at Floyd Bennett Field. In 2003, at the request of Battery Park City, opposite Ground Zero, he named, trained and FEMA certified the first Community Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T.) in New York City. This was accomplished with the approval of the Commissioner of the New York City Office of Emergency Management. This team now hosts over 300 CERT members making it the largest individual team in the USA. Since then he has set up several other C.E.R.T. Units that are all now grandfathered in under the NYC Office of Emergency Management. His instructor qualified training at the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s, Emergency Management Institute in Emittsburg, MD includes, Terrorism Planning; Hospital Emergency Response Team created at the Noble Training Center in Anniston Al.; Department of Energy’s MERRTT training; Community Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T);, Multi-Emergency Hazard Planning for Schools, All of FEMA’s Radiological training courses; Incident Command System training (ICS 100-200-300 & 400), New York State Emergency Management Office training; NYS C.E.R.T.; Teen CERT; Campus CERT. The Department of Homeland Security AWR 160 WMD Awareness; AWR 264 Law Enforcement Protective Measures; AWR 140 Nuclear/Radiological Awareness course. He is also the former Officer in Charge of the New York State military CERF-P (Chemical, Biological, Nuclear, Radiological High Yield Explosive, Enhanced Response Force package). This military unit working with the state National Guard is the first line of defense with Extractor and Decon Teams and equipment to protect the state at the request of any individual city or community.
Mukesh N. Roy, MBBS, MPH&TM, DTMH, Dr. Roy presently is the Director of Public Health Preparedness, Planning and Education at Ocean County Health Department. Previously he worked at Yale- New Haven Center for Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response, as a senior member of the Yale Center he coordinated the healthcare planning efforts and response methodologies in response to emergency management, terrorism preparedness and public health emergencies for the 17 hospitals in southern Connecticut. Dr. Roy also has experience as a Public Health Epidemiologist for the New York State Department of Health, where he coordinated public health preparedness and strategic national stockpile planning for nine counties, and acted as a bioterrorism planning consultant. In addition to his work at County, State, and non-profit entities Dr. Roy also serves as Homeland Security Officer and Regional Response Planner (FEMA Region II) in the New York State Air National Guard. Previously, Dr. Roy served for 4 years in the United States Air Force in the following roles: Deputy Commander of Public Health, Officer in Charge of Medical Intelligence and base Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Coordinator. During his military service, he deployed to Nigeria in direct support of the United States Presidential Mission and to Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. In response to the events of September 11, 2001, he coordinated the construction of a 100-bed acute care medical facility and provided technical preventive medicine guidance to numerous military, state and federal agencies. Dr. Roy’s accolades include a Governor-appointed position to the New Jersey State Public Health Council, Air Force Achievement Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal and Company Grade Officer of the Year award.
Thomas G. O'Brien II, M.S., D.O., Dr. O'Brien earned his Doctor of Osteopathy from the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Des Moines University in 1995. He holds a certification in Emergency Management from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and has a Board Certified in Family Medicine from the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians. Dr. O'Brien’s extracurricular activities reflect his community-oriented approach to practicing medicine. Proud to be a native New Yorker, he enriches undeserved communities in his beloved city by performing free blood pressure and diabetes screenings. As acknowledgement for his charitable community service, Dr. O'Brien was awarded the Key Award. In his spare time, Dr. O'Brien lectures local groups on health-related issues. Along with some colleagues, he established a triage center for 9/11 survivors at Stuyvesant High School and continues to administer surgical services for the NYPD. A commanding officer with the 1102 Forward Medical Support Detachment of the 88th Brigade New York Guard, Dr. O'Brien was honored with two New York Guard Operations Support Medals. For all that Dr. O'Brien has done, he was additionally awarded both the Humanitarian and Man of the Year Awards for Healthcare Excellence.