Eric is a dedicated Emergency Manager who is passionate about the field he works in. He began his career in Emergency Management in 2002. Eric has responded to emergencies of all different types and sizes to include Hurricanes, Severe Weather, Wildfires, Multi-type vehicle accidents, etc. He is currently the Manager, Emergency Preparedness for Orlando Health, Inc. hospital system in Central Florida. A position he transitioned to in February of 2010. Orlando Health has a total of 1,720 beds within 5 hospitals (two of which are the level 1 trauma centers for adults and pediatrics), cancer center, ambulatory care centers, medical helicopters, and numerous corporate ancillary and support facilities.
Eric obtained his BS degree in Criminal Justice from Fairmont State College in West Virginia. Eric is certified as: Florida Professional Emergency Manager (FPEM), Certified in Homeland Security-5 (CHS-5), Certified in Disaster Preparedness-1 (CDP-1), Certified Healthcare Emergency Professional (CHEP), Certified Homeland Protection Professional (CHPP), Emergency Management Specialist (SEM), & Certified First Responder Professional (CFRP).
Eric is also a member of the Department of Health & Human Services – National Disaster Medical System - FL-6 DMAT (Disaster Medical Assistance Team) as a Logistician, SMRT-5 (State Medical Response Team) as the Deputy Planning Chief, and a member of the RDSTF IMT (Regional Domestic Terrorism Task Force Incident Management Team).
Eric is very proactive in the Emergency Management field, and continues to look for lessons learned and improvements to emergency response systems.