Director, CBRN Consequence Management Advisory Division, EPA, USA
Ms. Erica Canzler works in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency‘s (EPA) Headquarters Office of Emergency Management (OEM) where she is the Director of the CBRN Consequence Management Advisory Divison (CMAD). The mission of CMAD is to provide scientific and technical expertise for all phases of CBRN consequence management (characterization, decontamination, clearance and waste management) and maintain a 24/7field response component. Ms. Canzler also manages specialized cutting edge response assets such as mobile CWA labs and an aerial radiological and chemical real time assessment asset known as ASPECT that are available domestically and internationally in support of emergency response. She focuses on coordinating all of OEM‘s interagency and internal CBRN preparedness and response planning which includes enhancing the effectiveness of national capabilities for responding to and recovering from a CBRN incidents. Ms. Canzler continues to lead the planning and preparedness effort for wide area remediation following an anthrax attack and serves as a senior advisor to the EPA for response to CBRN incidents and policy development. Erica received a Master of Arts degree in Government/Homeland Security with a concentration in BioDefense from Johns Hopkins University, a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Lafayette College, and a Certificate in Field Epidemiology from the University of North Carolina.