Matt has spent over 20 years in the emergency preparedness and response industry including 3 years as emergency management manager at a Level 1 Trauma Center, 10 years program manager for emergency preparedness at Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center and 10 years with American Red Cross coordinating response to large- and small-scale disasters.
While at the hospitals, he coordinated emergency planning and response efforts for both a 500+ bed Level 1 Trauma Center and a 500+ bed Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center with over 14,000 employees.
Additionally, he led the development and initiation of institutional wide (Hospital and Research Foundation) business continuity planning including the development of departmental level templates and institutional plan at the Pediatric hospital.
He coordinated responses to and evaluation of emergency events including responses to patient surge events, patient evacuations, internal flooding events and assisted in the coordination of emerging infectious disease planning at both hospitals.
He’s developed and coordinated large scale emergency exercises throughout the hospital including active shooter exercises, large scale patient evacuation exercises, and mass casualty exercises.
Lastly, he was the primary liaison to local, state, and federal agencies for the hospital before, during and after emergency events including the Greater Cincinnati Healthcare Collaborative, Cincinnati Fire and Police, Hamilton County Emergency Management Agency, Ohio. Currently, Matt is one of two full time instructors for the Pediatric Disaster Response and Emergency Preparedness course out of Department of Homeland Security National Disaster Preparedness Consortium.
Matt enjoys hiking, watching and playing soccer and spending time with his family