Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (PD-ASPR), HHS, USA
Edward Gabriel is the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response for the Department of Health and Human Services. In this role, he serves as principal advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) on all matters pertaining to and in support of the Department’s public health emergency preparedness and response and recovery activities, programs, and policies. Mr. Gabriel provides strategic oversight to the organization on enhancing state and local preparedness, policies and plans relating to public health and medical emergencies, emergency response operations, financial analysis, advanced development on critical medical countermeasures for man-made and naturally occurring public health threats.
Prior to joining ASPR, he served as Director, Global Crisis Management and Business Continuity for the Walt Disney Company. Mr. Gabriel served as a 26 year Paramedic veteran of New York City Fire Department’s (FDNY) Emergency Medical Service (EMS) retiring as an Assistant Chief/Division Commander. He was assigned to New York City Office of Emergency Management (NYC*OEM) as Deputy Commissioner for Planning and Preparedness and was responsible for all preparedness and planning-related strategy, projects and initiatives until he retired from NYC Government. Mr. Gabriel is credentialed, through the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) as a Certified Emergency Manager (CEM), the Disaster Recovery Institute International (DRII) as a Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP) and by the State of New York as a Paramedic (EMT-P). He holds a Bachelor’s Degree (BA) from the College of New Rochelle and an MPA from Rutgers University.