President & CEO, Disaster Medicine Institute

Amalia Voskanyan is the President and CEO of the Disaster Medicine Institute. She also serves as the Co-Director of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) Fellowship in Disaster Medicine, the first of its kind at a Harvard Teaching Hospital. This Fellowship, established in 2007, is globally recognized and has attracted applicants from every continent in the world for its highly sought-after positions. In addition to these activities Amalia Voskanyan has worked extensively in post-earthquake Haiti. She provided medical leadership to both the Be Like Brit and Child in Hand organizations in Haiti by guiding the healthcare programs for children orphaned by the 2010 earthquake. In this capacity, she directed Fellows and led US teams providing medical and psychosocial care and education.


Senior Advisor, Disaster Medicine Institute

Dr. Ciottone is a U.S. board certified Emergency Physician with more than 20 years’ experience in academic, clinical, and global medicine. He is an internationally recognized expert in Disaster Medicine, and has served as a consultant in more than 30 countries around the world. Dr. Ciottone has a vast amount of field experience, including serving as Commander of one of the first federal Disaster Medical Teams into Ground Zero during the World Trade Center disaster on 9/11/2001, and more recently leading a team into Haiti following the 2010 earthquake. He also has 10 years’ experience as a flight surgeon on a LifeFlight helicopter system. Dr. Ciottone is Editor-in Chief of Ciottone’s Disaster Medicine by Elsevier-Mosby 2nd, which will be published September, 2015. In addition to his textbook, he has written over 100 scholarly articles, chapters, and educational materials.




Chief Operating Officer, Disaster Medicine Institute

Brad has been involved in Fire and Emergency Medical Services for nearly 30 years. He began his career as volunteer firefighter in 1985; he worked for a private ambulance service as an EMT and attended Paramedic school in 1989. Brad worked for a hospital-based, non-transporting Paramedic Service, where he spent over 15 years in an urban and suburban environment.


Faculty, Disaster Medicine Institute

Dr Molloy is currently working as a Consultant Emergency Physician at Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown a teaching hospital of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and was one of the first fellows to complete Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Fellowship in Disaster Medicine (2009-2010). Dr Molloy was awarded the Dr Richard Stevens scholarship by the Health Services Executive in Ireland to pursue further work in Disaster Medicine. He met Dr Ciottone when the latter was lecturing on the European Masters in Disaster Medicine program and joined the fellowship program in the Summer of 2009 and completed the fellowship in August 2010. During his time on the program Dr Molloy participated, with members of the faculty and the International Center for Disaster Resilience (ICDR), in assessment missions to Haiti in the immediate aftermath of the earthquake and co chaired the response activities of the Disaster Division at Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians. Partners in Health also requested assistance providing a team to run night shift medical services at the University Hospital Port au Prence (HUEH), Dr Molloy was chosen to lead the team on this challenging mission.




Faculty, Disaster Medicine Institute

Selwyn E. Mahon MD is an emergency physician, born in Trinidad. He attended medical school at Howard university in Washington, DC. and also completed his residency in Emergency medicine at Howard University Hospital. After practicing Emergency medicine he developed an interest in EMS. In 1998 he was involved in the pilot program in Tobago that initiated EMS in Trinidad and Tobago. In 2004 he became the Territorial EMS Medical Director for the US Virgin Islands.


Faculty, Disaster Medicine Institute

Dr. Macgregor-Skinner has over twenty years in project management and team leadership, with a solid background in coordinating a wide range of international organizations and capacity building activities. He has worked in public health leadership positions with U.S. and international governments, United Nations agencies, the private sector, and military, and designing public health preparedness and disaster response programs in Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East, and Latin America. His extensive experience in organizational change management has resulted in successful negotiations for collaboration and effective networking among National Governments, U.S. Government Agencies, UN Agencies, Military, multilateral agencies, public and private sectors.

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Srihari Cattamanchi

Faculty, Disaster Medicine Institute

Dr. Cattamanchi is an emergency physician from India. His background, both academically and professionally, focuses on Emergency Medicine, Disaster Medicine, Humanitarian Assistance, Clinical Research and Public Health. Dr. Cattamanchi did his medical school in Nepal. He did his postgraduate emergency medicine residency in India. He moved to Boston, MA in August 2011 as a postdoctoral research fellow in disaster medicine at Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. As a post-doc, most of his research work was focused on building disaster resilience in Haiti and later on disaster response and humanitarian assistance in the Philippines and currently in Nepal. In May 2015,  Dr. Cattamanchi graduated in Masters in Public Health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg school of Public Health, Baltimore, MD. Currently, Dr. Cattamanchi is the Director of Humanitarian Disaster Operations at BIDMC Fellowship in Disaster Medicine and also works as a Consultant (Attending) and Adjunct Research Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Chennai, India.


Faculty, Disaster Medicine Institute

Jason co-founded Synergy Solutions Corp. in 2001. He was part of the creative team that developed I.M.P.A.C.T., one of Synergy’s all hazards programs to help clients prepare for critical incidents.
Synergy’s programs are currently being implemented by school systems throughout the region and at hundreds of other locations across the country. The programs are designed to develop a logistical plan for first responders and staff personnel to deal with critical incidents or violent encounters. Jason has also been part of the exercise management team that developed, conducted and evaluated many full-scale evacuation exercises. Jason and the Synergy team collectively have over a hundred years of emergency response experience in the fields of healthcare, fire service, law enforcement and emergency management. Jason serves on or has been a part of many committees, including the National Democratic Convention Tactical Sub-Committee, the Boston Marathon Tactical Sub-Committee and the California Critical Incident Sub-Committee, as well as the Massachusetts Governor’s School Safety Task Force.



Richard Scott Johnson

Faculty, Disaster Medicine Institute

• Over 27 years of professional management and leadership experience coordinating the work of both paid and volunteer staff.
• Strong communication skills with experience in organizing and leading cross-functional groups towards the accomplishment of common objectives and critical deadlines in fast-paced, high stressed environment.
• Proven ability to set and accomplish goals, develop strategies, and make short notice difficult decisions while implementing personnel and resources to successfully complete stated tasks.
• Excels in building cohesive high performing teams that accomplish the organization’s objectives, motivating both paid staff and volunteers in the process.
• Proven writer, researcher, speaker, and community leader drawing on 27 years of professional experience.