Major General Donna Barbisch, USA (Ret)

Major General Donna BarbischDomPrep’s John Morton met with Major General Donna F. Barbisch, USA (Ret.)

” … Barbisch prioritizes planning … when it comes to [providing] medical support in catastrophic-incident responses.”

DomPrep has divided the 43 minute interview into four segments.



Listen to Audio Segment One

“Leveraging existing health system assets for integrated training/planning … [to increase] surge capacity in catastrophic incidents.”

Duration: 10 Minutes 03 Seconds

Listen to Audio Segment Two

“Health systems preparedness — moving toward alignment with the National Incident Management System.”

Duration: 9 Minutes 41 Seconds

Listen to Audio Segment Three

“Pandemic preparedness planning … [is] more about vaccine distribution than just stockpiling.”

Duration: 6 Minutes 40 Seconds

Listen to Audio Segment Four

“Planning for incorporating non-hospital assets into surge capacity.”

Duration: 16 Minutes 45 Seconds

General Barbisch is among the nation’s most distinguished experts in terrorism, disaster preparedness and national and international security interoperability. Dr. Barbisch is president of Global Deterrence Alternatives and Director of the Institute for Global and Regional Readiness. Her focus is providing policy and program integrating solutions related to the national security threats of terrorism, natural disasters, and emerging infectious diseases. With more than 20 years experience in managing complex private and public, medical and organizational challenges, Dr. Barbisch tackles the complexities of combating terrorism through comprehensive planning and cultural change. She has been described as a visionary in strategic planning for reducing threats and responding to crises with multi-level and multi-jurisdictional elements.

Dr. Barbisch develops and implements holistic management programs that promote interoperability across civilian and military organizations as well as political and business environments that result in strategic partnerships. She is a “peoples” general as she empowers every-day citizens to action. She is a leader, educator, facilitator, and proven agent for change who can build or reform organizational cultures to deal effectively with the ambiguous and unknown challenges in today’s environment.

General Barbisch served in a multitude of active and reserve military assignments from Vietnam to the Pentagon. Her final military assignment was as Director of Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Program Integration for the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

John F. Morton

John F. Morton is the Strategic Advisor for DomPrep. He is also the Homeland Security Team Lead for the Project on National Security Reform (PNSR). A member of the DomPrep team since its founding, he has served as managing editor for writer assignments and interviewer for scores of DomPrep audio interviews.



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