Ehren Ngo, MS, is an assistant professor at Loma Linda University. He has served as the program director for the Bachelor of Science in Emergency Medical Care at the School of Allied Health Professions since 2002, and program director for the post-baccalaureate Certificate in Emergency Preparedness and Response in the School of Public Health from 2009 – 2015. His academic and professional interest is focused on emergency management and the health impacts of disasters, and he has developed and taught courses in violence issues, disasters, WMD, terrorism, and technology in emergency management. Ehren has been a key member of the Critical Event Response Inter-professional Education group, which hosts an annual training for over 400 students from medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and allied health. Ehren previously chaired the University’s Emergency Management Council for nearly a decade and continues to provide consultation for Loma Linda University and Loma Linda University Medical Center on a number of emergency management initiatives. Outside of the University, Ehren has been an active volunteer in mountain search and rescue with over 20 years of experience. Ehren has a B.S. from Loma Linda University in Emergency Medical Care and an M.S. in Emergency Health Services with a concentration in epidemiology and preventive medicine from University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
Brendan Manning, MPH, works as a contractor to the Department of Homeland Security, Office of Health Affairs, overseeing a biological weapons detection program for a large metropolitan area. Previously he worked as a Regional Disaster Medical Health Specialist in California where he supported pre-hospital and public health emergency response coordination. Brendan assisted in coordinating response to an earthquake and subsequent hospital evacuation, environmental concerns following significant floods, a TB outbreak in a high school, countless multiple casualty incidents (MCI), and shelter operations for wildfire evacuees. Before getting into Public Health, Brendan worked as a Firefighter/EMT in New Hampshire and New York. Brendan has a BS from Ithaca College and an MPH in Global Health and Certificate in Emergency Preparedness and Response from Loma Linda University.