Conference Speaker Bios

Randall Berry

Assistant Planning, Training, and Operations Officer with Androscoggin Unified EMA.

Charles Carter

Once upon a time Carter helped create Myst and 26 other video games
including the Command and Conquer and Red Alert franchises, Marvel Ul-
timate Alliance 2, Nox, Pacman World Rally, Kyrandia and many others –
Carter worked on TV shows like Babylon5 (as a digital Matte Painter) as
well as having contributed work on Star Trek the Experience and Disney’s
Mission to Mars motion rides. His illustration and animation work has been
seen on the BBC, National Geographic, US Dept. of Defense, Homeland
Security, Scientific American, NASA, Caltech and JPL as well dozens of
additional publications and organizations. Currently, Carter is the founder of Eagre Games.

K. Harald Drager

K. Harald Drager, Oslo, Norway, is the founder of TIEMS (The International Emergency Management Society –, which he established in 1993. He
was been the International Vice President of TIEMS since its inauguration until
2002, when he took over as TIEMS President, a position he was re-elected
to for the 5th time in 2013. He has brought in new ideas and new people in TIEMS and has expanded the global scope
of TIEMS. Under his leadership, TIEMS has
become a well-recognized organization with growing activities in Asia, Europe, America, Africa, and
Oceania. TIEMS has local chapters in many regions/countries, and arranges
annual workshops and conferences all over the world with a focus on disaster
risk reduction. TIEMS has also initiated development of a global education,
training and certification network program, called the TIEMS Academy.
TIEMS participates in research and development
activities to improve systems, methods, and equipment in emergency management for achieving better societal resilience. Mr. Drager
has extensive experience
in industry and research, especially in emergency and risk management.
He is the Managing Director of QUASAR Invest AS in
Norway, a consultancy in global safety, emergency and disaster management.
He earned a Master’s degree in control engineering from the Norwegian Technical University in 1966 and a Master’s degree from Purdue University in
industrial engineering in 1973.
His specializations are international organizational development, emergency, disaster and risk management and project management. He has
consulted for numerous clients internationally amongst others the World Bank/International Finance Corporation, NATO, and the European Commission.
He has been the project manager for several international research and development projects seeking to improve methods and software development in risk,
emergency and disaster management. He was employed by
Det norske Veritas, in 1967, and was a member of the
Board of Directors of the company for 5 years until he left the company in
1983 and founded his own consultancy, AS QUASAR Consultants and later
QUASAR Invest AS. He took the initiative to establish Safeware Quasar
Ltd,, in 1994, a 50% owned company of AS
QUASAR Consultants until 2009, providing bespoke chemical compliance
software and training solutions. He has published numerous papers internationally on emergency, risk and disaster management.
He was TIEMS representative in the EU-funded NARTUS (2006 – 2009)
project with the responsibility for consensus building and establishing the
PSC Europe Forum,, an all stakeholder forum for
public safety communication. PSC Europe Forum is today a self-governed
sustainable organization and is a leading global advocate for standardization and research initiatives in public safety communication. He is leading
TIEMS R&D teams in the EU funded projects; ASSET (2014 -2017), http://, which are dealing with pandemics and epidemics, and in HERACLES (2016 – 2019),,
which is about Cultural Heritage Resilience Against Climate Change. He has
been a member of the advisory boards of several EU projects, ACRIMAS,
He was a European Commission appointed evaluator for the EU Security
Calls for FP7 2013 and the Horizon 2020 Call for Secure Societies in 2014.
He was appointed Professor Chair for 4 years in 2014 at King Abdul Aziz
University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He was also appointed Visiting Professor
at North Western University in Xian in China in 2016 for 2 years.

Matthew P. Dube

Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems

B.A. University of Maine, Mathematics and Statistics, 2007
M.S. University of Maine, Spatial Information Science and Engineering, 2009
Ph.D. University of Maine, Spatial Information Science and Engineering, 2016

Tony Enerva

Tony Enerva has been Program Director and Associate Professor of Rural
Public Safety Administration & Criminal Justice at the University of Maine
at Fort Kent since 2005. He holds a Juris Doctorate from the University
of Minnesota, a Master of Science in Criminal Justice Administration and a
Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration from San Diego State University.
Tony’s academic interests and teaching responsibilities include law, public
safety, criminal justice, emergency management, homeland security and con-
servation law enforcement. He has been teaching in higher education for
thirty years. Tony has served seven years as a part-time police officer with
the Fort Kent Police Department, trained 125 part-time police officers on-
campus through the Maine Criminal Justice Academy and serves as chair of
the University of Maine Ad Hoc committee to development a system-wide,
online bachelor’s degree in homeland security/emergency management. Tony
was invited to participate in the first cohort of faculty to attend the annual
higher education conference on homeland security at the Naval Post Graduate School in Monterrey, CA.


Marc Glasser’s career spans over three decades of public and private sec-
tor service including law enforcement, homeland security, emergency man-
agement, academics, research and training. Marc has worked in over 90
countries. Marc is most excited about technology and innovation. He is the
founder and CEO of the recent start-up EsilientTM. EsilientTM is a subsidiary
of the State of Washington company Alpha Green LLC. EsilientTM promotes
Technology Empowered ResilienceTM through innovative technology application. It is the mission of EsilientTM to advance cutting-edge technology from
early stage development to industry-wide adaption resulting in “resilience
best practices”. EsilientTM evaluates possible technical initiative advantages
and disadvantages in terms of both micro (single industry-specific) and macro
(multiple-industries) in addition to innovation (new applications, combinations and relationships) perspectives.
Marc was the CEO of RM (Resilience Management) LLC. RM LLC is a security, crisis management, and business continuity services company. Marc’s
US Government service included serving as a Special Agent with the US De-
partment of State and US Department of Transportation. He managed the
critical infrastructure branch and staff protecting the US National Air Space
(NAS) for an eight-state region with approximately 200 staffed and 1,100 unstaffed facilities. He managed a Federal Continuity of Operations (COOP)
program involving 12 western states and the South Pacific. He served as
a Federal Emergency Response Official (FERO) and Regional Emergency
Transportation Representative team member in support of the National Re-
sponse Framework (NRF) Emergency Support Function #1 involving Fed-
eral responses to incidents of national significance. He has supervised or
conducted over 600 threat and vulnerability assessments addressing natural
disasters, technical disruptions, and terrorist risks. He conducted Federal
criminal and civil investigations and presidential appointee-level suitability
investigations. He has served in a Fusion Center and as an FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) and FBI Organized Crime Task Force member. He
served on three US Secretary of State’s Protective Details. He served as a
US Department of State Diplomatic Courier ensuring the integrity of Top
Secret materials. He is a graduate of the Federal Law Enforcement Training
Center (FLETC), Glynco, Georgia. During college, Marc served as a Texas
Department of Corrections Correctional Officer and a Maximum Security
correctional facility.

He has presented at national and international conferences. He participates on multiple professional associations, academic and editorial boards.
His publications include industry practitioner and academic peer-reviewed
journal articles. He has been a professor at six universities, teaching and
developing curriculum, in over 50 different course subjects. He holds a Mas-
ter of Science in Crisis and Emergency Management from the University of
Nevada, Las Vegas and a Bachelor of Science in Law Enforcement and Police
Science from Sam Houston State University. His professional accreditations
include CPP, CORE, FABCHS, CHS-V, CDEP as well as FEMA HSEEP
and COOP certified.

Marc has traveled to 100 countries and has lived in 17 cities in three countries and currently lives in the Seattle area. Marc enjoys spending time with
family and friends, reading, researching, writing, culture, traveling, nature
and the outdoors and supporting sustainability practices. For more information please see Marc’s LinkedIn profile at
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Kay Goss

Kay C. Goss, CEMR is a founder and the President of the Council on Ac-
creditation of Emergency Management Education, former Associate FEMA
Director in charge of National Preparedness, Training, and Exercises, as well
as serving in EM leadership positions at the state, private and nonprofit sec-
tors. Ms. Goss is on the part-time Faculty at UNLV’s Executive Master’s
Program in Crisis and Emergency Management. Ms. Goss is also a Fellow at
the National Academy of Public Administration and President of the TIEMS
USA Board.

Tora Johnson

Tora Johnson, a professor at University of Maine at Machias, has been awarded a Lifetime
Achievement Award for her work with GIS – – by the National Geospatial
Technology Center of Excellence.
“The University is very proud of Tora’s lifetime achievement recognition
for her GIS research and community engagement,” UMM President Joyce
Hedlund said. “We are particularly pleased that Tora has been able to
collaborate and partner with many Washington County communities and
other communities throughout the state of Maine, providing them invaluable
services while enabling her UMM students to have real-life experiences.”
Johnson holds a B. S. in Biology from the University of Oregon and an M.Phil.
in Human Ecology from College of the Atlantic, and is currently pursuing
a Ph.D. in Natural Resource Policy at the University of Maine. Since 1996,
she has taught marine, environmental, and geographic information systems
(GIS) at the college level. She teaches GIS and environmental studies at
UMM and serves as the director of the GIS Laboratory and Service Center.

Before her son was born in 1996, Tora made a career of teaching and crew-
ing aboard several of the large sailing vessels that ply the coast of New Eng-
land, as well as commercial fishing in Alaska. Her current human ecological
research focuses on political conflicts over marine and coastal resources and
the uses of maps in decision-making. Using in-service projects through the
UMM GIS Services Center, Tora and her students work with local towns, organizations, and businesses to conserve Downeast Maine’s natural resources,
and plan for a prosperous and sustainable future.

Johnson was the Principal Investigator for a statewide GIS education
initiative in GIS education involving nine colleges and universities. She also
served on the original National Visiting Committee for the GeoTech Center.
A writer, Johnson’s award-winning book, Entanglements: The Intertwined
Fates of Whales and Fisherman, was released in 2005.

Troy Jordan

Network Systems Security Analyst, Network Maine

Cathleen McAnneny

She is currently a Professor of Geography at the University of Maine, Farmington. Her degrees are B. S. and M.A. from Ohio State University and a
Ph.D. from Michigan State University. Cathleen McAnneny’s research in-
terests have focused on the effects of the physical and social environments on
health. As of late the issue of access to health care in rural areas is a focus
and in particular access to oral health care. Recently she has established
a partnership with the Maine Dental Access Coalition and is a member of
the Rural Health Care Round Table. Dr. McAnneny has also looked at the
impacts of paper mills on their local communities. Along with her interests
in health and health care, Cathleen has worked with the Six Campus GIS
Curriculum Consortium on pedagogical challenges in teaching GIS including the role of misconceptions in students’ struggle with the material. The
results of these efforts have been 22 presentations at the annual meeting of
the Association of American Geographers and the International Geographic
Union and the International Medical Geography Symposium.

Wayne M. Maines

Dr. Maines is currently the Executive Director of Safety, Health Services,
Transportation and Security for the University of Maine System. He also
spent 10 years as the Corporate EHS Manager for a global chemical com-
pany and 4 years as the Director of The Institute for Safety and Health
Training at West Virginia University. He is a nationally know speaking in
the fields of emergency management, safety, and civil rights. This past year
Wayne helped teach Incident Command by reenacted the Battle of Little
Round Top at Gettysburg National Park using modern day Incident Com-
mand. Working with forty Law Enforcement Officers and civil war experts
they explored the ”Fog of War.” Wayne has a BS degree from Cornell Univer-
sity and a master and doctorate from West Virginia University. Wayne has
over 800 hours of Emergency Management and Safety Training. For many
years he was an instructor and responder performing; High Angle Rescues,
Hazardous Materials Response, Industrial Firefighting, and Confined Space
Rescue activities. He continues to conduct training at the national, regional and state level.

George Markowsky

Dr. George Markowsky is Professor of Computer Science and Director of
the Cybersecurity Lab in the School of Computing and Information Science
at the University of Maine. He teaches cybersecurity at the University of
Maine and coaches the Cyber Defense Team. In 2013-2014 he was a Visiting
Scholar in the Department of Computing Security at the Rochester Institute
of Technology.

Vilma Schifano Milmoe

Since April 2014, Ms. Milmoe has been a Senior and confidential advisor
to the Superintendent and Deputy Superintendent of EMI, and officials of
FEMA and DHS, and other federal departments and agencies. In her po-
sition she coordinates GAO, OIG, and other engagements, and responds to
Congressional inquiries and other major actions. Ms. Milmoe also builds
and leads teams on major projects and initiatives. She serves as the exec-
utive officer over major actions across EMI, NTED, and NPD, and serves
on the NTED Economies and Efficiencies Working Group. Ms. Milmoe
serves on DHS and FEMA wide working groups such as the Presidential
Transition Working Groups, and represents the Superintendent and other
senior officials as required. She develops briefings and reports for senior
leadership meetings and working groups such as the FEMA Training Coun-
cil, Human Capital Governance Board and FEMA Stats. Also serves as 2nd
Vice President of the international network of Women in emergency Man-
agement (inWEM). Honoree of inWEM 2015 Hall of Fame. She has been
working in the emergency management field since 1996. She is a graduate
of the Emergency Management Executive Academy and holds a Masters in
Public Administration from Marywood University.

W. Vince Quintana

Vince Quintana is currently the principal human factors test engineer at
Bath Iron Works working on the US Navy’s next-generation DDG 1000
Destroyer. His US Navy background includes over twenty years of experience
conducting operational ASW (anti-submarine warfare) in all of the world’s
major oceans on six different US Surface Navy tactical ASW platforms, using
active and passive sonar systems in conjunction with non-acoustic sensors.
As an ASW specialist and developer of training and training path systems,
he was instrumental in the creation of multi-level, multi-sensor ASW training
systems which encompassed every aspect of the global ASW problem across
all ASW platform domains including sub-surface, surface, air and theatre
level ASW surveillance systems.

He has received US Navy decorations for his work on US Navy special
ASW operations, and for the development of advanced operational train-
ing methods and training evaluation methods. He has also received several
patents and awards for the development of next generation mobile digital
computer systems and devices at both the human computer and network
level. Most recently he has been working on team dynamics to determine
what permits teams to function well in difficult environments, and for de-
termining training, training evaluation, and usability testing methods for
advanced computer-based command and control systems. Vince Quintana is
also a Research Associate of the UMaine Cybersecurity Lab.

Thomas Robertson

Thomas Vincent Robertson, Ph.D. is Director, North American Operations
for TIEMS. Dr. Robertson established the TIEMS USA Local Chapter;
organized TIEMS USA Conferences in 2014, 2015, and 2016; is Technical
Manager for TIEMS in the ASSET Program (Action plan in Science in Soci-
ety in Epidemics and Total Pandemics), a four-year European Union-funded
program, and HERACLES, a three-year EU program to develop technologies
to protect cultural heritage sites from the effects of climate change. He has
presented papers on risk communication, communities of practice, and virtual simulation in emergency management in the US, France, Italy, China,
Japan, Belgium, and Saudi Arabia. Previously he was Associate Technical
Group Director of The BAE Systems Advanced Computing and Decision
Systems and a Senior member of the management team leading business units
performing contract R&D in resilient computing, advanced compilers, adaptive system engineering, cognitive collaboration, and C2 systems. He was
also Vice President and General Manager of Atlantic Aerospace Electronics
Corporation where he managed the development and delivery of algorithms,
hardware, software, and systems for signal and image processing, and high-
speed communications. He earned BS, MS, and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical
Engineering from Purdue University. His Master’s Thesis – “Modeling a
Cockroach Stretch Receptor” – developed an analog computer model simulating nerve impulse generation. His Ph.D. Thesis – “Multispectral Image
Partitioning” – developed techniques and software for automatic recognition
of objects and land use in digital ERTS/LANDSAT satellite imagery.

Ray Soucy

Ray is a Senior Cyber Security Engineer with Networkmaine, the Univer-
sity of Maine System’s business unit responsible for providing connectivity
to Maine’s research and education community. Through its Maine School
and Library Network and MaineREN efforts, Networkmaine provides connectivity to nearly 1,000 public and private institutions throughout the state
of Maine, ranging from elementary schools to universities, to cutting-edge
research institutions.