About Us

John Carter
Chief Executive Officer

John Carter served as the Medical Services Officer / Hospital Preparedness Coordinator for the Iowa Department of Public Health, where he managed the HHS/ASPR Hospital Preparedness Program grant.  He has experience as an emergency department nurse in a Level One Trauma Center and as an EMS Training Officer.  He has served as a Planning Section Chief for a National Disaster Medical System DMAT.  He has responded to numerous disasters, including National Security Special Events (2009), Hurricane Ike (2008), Iowa Floods (2008), Hurricane Katrina (2005), and Hurricane Jean/Ivan (2004).  John holds an Associates of Science degree in Nursing, a Bachelors Degree in Criminology and Sociology, and a Master of Public Administration degree

          

Lowell Ezersky
Exercise Subject Matter Expert

Mr. Lowell Ezersky has over 27 years of experience in Emergency Management.  He recently retired from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (FEMA), where he developed and instructed the Master Exercise Practitioner (MEP) title certificate program for the Emergency Management Institute.  He has provided MEP and other exercise training to international audiences, including Canada, Turkey, Greece, and India.  He has served as a Chief Exercise Controller/Evaluator in the Integrated Emergency Management Courses (IEMCs) conducted for local, State, and Federal jurisdictions in preparation for Planned/ Special Events, such as World Cup Soccer, Winter/ Summer Olympics, Super Bowls, and the Intelligence Community.  He has designed, conducted, and evaluated over 250 Functional exercises for communities and special districts such as airports and utilities throughout the United States.  Lowell holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Kansas Wesleyan University and a Master of Arts degree from the University of Nebraska Lincoln..

           
Simon Guereca
Homeland Security / Counterterrorism Subject Matter Expert 

Mr. Simon Guereca has over 28 years’ experience in emergency management and emergency response with a diverse background in project management, Continuity of Operations (COOP), Law Enforcement, WMD, Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection, Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT), CBRNE Response and Collapsed Structure/Confined Space Rescue. Mr. Guereca is also a recognized National Level Exercise Planner and Emergency Management/Law Enforcement Consultant highly touted for his ability to integrate multiple-training methodologies into successful National Security Special Event (NSSE) functions and jurisdiction and agency critical infrastructure.

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