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Nora J. O'Brien

Nora O'Brien is the chief executive officer for Connect Consulting Services, Inc. Ms. O'Brien has been a healthcare emergency management and business continuity planning expert and seasoned speaker since 2002. She started Connect Consulting Servicesin 2009, which takes a holistic approach to healthcare emergency management, business continuity,and disaster recovery. Connect Consulting Services helps clients prepare for, learn the necessary skills to respond to, and recover from disaster through our customized and effective emergency preparedness planning, training and exercise services.

Ms. O'Brien also serves as a contributing writer for Emergency Management Magazine and has served as an instructor for FEMA’s Center for Domestic Preparedness. She has a B.A. in political science and a master’s in public affairs with a concentration in disaster and emergency management. Ms. O’Brien also received the Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) designation from the International Association of Emergency Managers and serves as the chair of the IAEM Healthcare Caucus.