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Gene Komondor

Gene Komondor is a FEMA-certified Master Exercise Practitioner (MEP) and has received the Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) credential from the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM). He has been designated as a Subject Matter Expert by the U.S. Department of Education Office of Safe and Healthy Students, Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) Technical Assistance Center.  His background in Emergency Preparedness includes service as Exercise Director, Facilitator and Evaluator for more than 100 Table Top, Functional and Full Scale Exercises.  He has designed, conducted and evaluated School Safety / Active Shooter, WMD, Pandemic Influenza and Continuity-of-Government Exercises, and has been involved with training, exercise and school safety-related projects and spoken at emergency preparedness conferences throughout the United States.  Mr. Komondor has a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from St. Vincent College in Latrobe, PA, along with Bachelor Degrees in Public Administration and Human Resource Management, both from Point Park University in Pittsburgh, PA. He also has a Certificate in Homeland Security from the Institute for Law and Public Policy at California University of Pennsylvania, and has completed Executive Education training at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He is an Adjunct Instructor in the University of Pittsburgh’s Emergency Medicine degree program; an Instructor in the Emergency Services program at Northampton Community College in Bethlehem, PA; the Pennsylvania and Allegheny County (PA) Fire Academies; and has also served as an Instructor at the National Emergency Training Center in Emmitsburg, MD.  Mr. Komondor holds Basic, Advanced and Professional Certifications in Emergency Management from the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency and is the Emergency Management Coordinator for North Huntingdon Township (population 30,000) in western Pennsylvania, where he co-chairs the Safe Schools Committee for the Norwin School District.

William Krulac

William Krulac is a FEMA-certified Master Exercise Practitioner (MEP) and has over 25 years of experience in law enforcement and emergency services. He is retired from the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) where he attained the rank of Sergeant and was assigned to the PSP Domestic Security Office as a specialist in Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) and emergency management planning. He served as Project Officer on the pandemic vaccine security initiative in conjunction with the US Dept. of Health and Human Services. He was also the Project Officer for revisions of the PSP emergency operations manual and was responsible for ensuring the manual’s compliance with the standards of the National Incident Management System (NIMS). Sgt. Krulac developed the Security Annex to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) Operational Plan, and authored the operations manual for the PSP response to WMD incidents. He supervised a criminal investigation section responsible for general, white collar, fire marshal, computer crimes and vice / narcotics operations, in addition to intelligence and investigative analysis. Sgt. Krulac was the Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Officer for a PSP Troop that served four counties. He has served as a Law Enforcement Controller / Evaluator in nine full-scale WMD Training Exercises. He has acted as a Consultant / Evaluator for county-level pandemic exercises conducted by the New York State Dept. of Health, and serves as a Consultant / Subject Matter Expert at the John P. Murtha Institute for Homeland Security / National Emergency Disaster Information Center at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of the US Dept. of Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) Train-the-Trainer Program and is certified as a Hazardous Materials Technician III by the US Dept. of Environmental Protection. Sgt. Krulac is a retired Master Sergeant from the PA Army National Guard.

Brigadier General (PA, Retired) Richard J. Matason

Richard Matason served for 29 years in Command positions with the Pennsylvania Army National Guard, where he was the Director of Military Support to Civil Authority for seven years, supervising the creation and training of the Guard’s 3rd Civil Support Team (CST). During this time he also served as the Command Anti-Terrorism / Force Protection Officer, Command Emergency Management Officer, and Command Physical Security Officer. General Matason wrote the PA National Guard’s Emergency Operations Plan, developed and resourced the Guard’s Joint Emergency Operations Center, and implemented the Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Preparedness Training and Exercise Program. He supervised the PA Guard’s Counter-Drug Program for five years, and from 1993 to 1998 was an Emergency Management consultant to the Republic of Lithuania on matters of Civil Security. After his career in the Guard he served for 11 years as the Director of Public Safety for Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.  The Department had a staff of over 100 with a budget in excess of $20 million dollars, and included a 9-1-1 Communications Center and a state-certified Hazardous Materials Team. He also served as the vice-chairman of the Southwestern Pennsylvania Emergency Response Working Group that is comprised of 12 counties and the City of Pittsburgh. General Matason holds a Bachelor’s Degree in History and a Master’s Degree in Modern European History from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. He is a graduate of the United States Army War College in Carlisle, PA, and has received Basic, Advanced and Professional Certification as an Emergency Management Coordinator from the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency.

 

Dr. John Boylan

Dr. John C. (Jack) Boylan retired in 2010 after serving Pennsylvania public schools for 38 years. He served as Superintendent of the Norwin (PA) School District (enrollment 5,000) from 2005 to 2010. Prior to that he was Norwin’s Director of Elementary Education and Transportation (1992-2005). He also held positions as an Elementary Principal in the Blairsville-Saltsburg (PA) School District (1983-1991) and the Seneca Valley (PA) School District (1981-82), and was also an elementary teacher in Seneca Valley. Dr. Boylan received his doctoral degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Superintendents Letter of Eligibility from the University of Pittsburgh, Elementary Principal certificate from Youngstown State University, Masters Degree in Elementary Guidance and Counseling from Slippery Rock State University and Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education from Edinboro State University. He holds ICS-100, 200 and 300 and IS-700 certificates from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and has facilitated and evaluated multiple building and district-wide tabletop, functional and full-scale exercises. Dr. Boylan was a co-author of the Norwin School District Emergency Management Plan and is experienced in developing policy to support emergency management in the school setting.  Since retirement, Dr. Boylan has taught a class in school law for Wilkes University and serves as president of the Norwin School District Community Foundation.  Dr. Boylan is a member of the North Huntingdon Township Emergency Management Organization and has earned Basic Certification in Emergency Management from the PA Emergency Management Agency.

Andre Henderson

Andre Henderson has over 20 years of law enforcement experience with the City of Pittsburgh Police Department combined with 21 years of service in the U.S. Army and U.S. Army Reserve, from where he retired as a First Sergeant in the Military Police. His law enforcement background includes 12 years as a SWAT Team member, including five years as Coordinator of the Bomb Squad. His experience also includes service in the Tactical Operations Branch where he served for nine years in Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) and eight years as a member of the Counter Sniper Team.  After retiring from the City of Pittsburgh he served for three years as the Chief of Security at the David L. Lawrencey Convention Center in Pittsburgh, and is currently the Director of Emergency Management , Safety and Security for the Community College of Allegheny County.

 

Mr. Henderson’s career in the U.S. Army included a deployment to Iraq during Operation “Iraqi Freedom”. While there, he was in direct charge of a Company element (150 soldiers) and indirectly in charge of support personnel (400 soldiers), maintaining the training, welfare, and logistics of those units during wartime operations. He also developed and conducted training for U.S. Dept. of Defense guards and military personnel in unarmed self defense, bomb threat procedures and baton use, and has also provided training in the subjects of Quick Response Forces (QRF), Vehicle Access Control (VAC) and SWAT operations. His experience in Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) includes three years as a Demolition Sergeant with the Army’s 82 nd Airborne Division and completion of the Basic Explosive Handler course through the U.S. Army Engineer’s School as well as the Hazardous Device Basic Course conducted by the F.B.I.’s U.S. Army Ordnance School. His background in Hazardous Materials / WMD includes National Certification as a Hazardous Materials Technician and completion of the Dept. of Homeland Security’s Advanced Hazmat Technician Course in which live NBC agents are utilized.

 

Mr. Henderson has earned an Associate’s Degree in General Studies and a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, along with a Master of Science Degree

in  Administration of Criminal Justice and Security from the University of Phoenix. He holds Instructor certification in multiple subject matters including Firearms; Defensive Tactics; Chemical Agents in Law Enforcement; Counter-Sniper Operations; and WMD/Terrorism Incident Defensive Operations for Emergency Responders. He is a member of the National Tactical Officer’s Association and the National Bomb Squad Commanders Advisory Board. During his Army career Mr. Henderson received the Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Award, the National Defense Service Medal, Parachutist Badge and Expert Marksmanship Rifle Badge.