NDMS Pilot Program Staff

Captain Eric Deussing, MD, MPH, FACPM, MC, US Navy | Director

Captain Eric Deussing, MD, MPH, FACPM, MC, US Navy, Director

Email: eric.deussing@usuhs.edu

CAPT Eric Deussing leads the National Disaster Medical System (NDMS) Pilot Program. This congressionally directed, interagency Pilot will increase our Nation’s capability to care for combat casualties and respond to other medical surge events through an interoperable network of federal and civilian partners. Previously, he served as the DOD liaison to the CDC. CAPT Deussing earned a bachelors and a Doctor of Medicine from Tulane University; he also earned a Master of Public Health degree from the Uniformed Services University.

Commander Mike Klemann, MSC, US Navy | Principal Deputy Director

Commander Mike Klemann, MSC, US Navy

Email: michael.klemann@usuhs.edu

CDR Klemann is the Principal Deputy Director for the DoD’s NDMS Pilot Program. He has served in Strategic, Operational and Joint roles, developing and overseeing integrated global response capabilities for Global Patient Movement and Force Health Protection, as well as Medical Operations at the Navy Medicine Headquarters. His most recent assignment was with the US Transportation Command, Scott AFB, where he led the Global Patient Movement Integration Cell.

Michelle Kimball, MS, CEM | Deputy Director, Program Operations

Michelle Kimball

Email: michelle.kimball.ctr@usuhs.edu

Ms. Kimball has extensive experience in civilian healthcare emergency preparedness, international disaster response, and public health emergency preparedness. She also brings 18 years of US Army Reserves medical operations and planning experience to the NDMS Pilot team, to include operational planning for the Puget Sound Federal Coordinating Center. 

Graham Button, M.Ed, MA | Program Manager, Program Operations

Graham Button

Email: graham.button.ctr@usuhs.edu

Graham Button is the Program Manager, Program Operations for the National Disaster Medicine Pilot  at USU's National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health. Previously, Graham Button was the Training Lead for the African Peacekeeping Rapid Response Partnership at USU’s Center for Global Health Engagement, a social studies teacher, a Peace Corps Volunteer in Cameroon, the Director of Programming at Women’s Campaign International, the Training Program Coordinator for the Research Foundation for SUNY, a volunteer firefighter/EMT, and Vice President of the CCSD Board of Education.

Reen Sethi, DrPH, MHS | Senior Public Health Lead Researcher, Operational Research

Dr. Reena Seth

Email: reena.sethi.ctr@usuhs.edu

Dr. Sethi has nearly 20 years of public health experience as a research, monitoring, and evaluation specialist. She currently serves as the Senior Lead Public Health Researcher for the National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health (NCDMPH). Prior to this role, Dr. Sethi served as a Senior Monitoring, Evaluation and Research Advisor for Jhpiego, an NGO-affiliate of Johns Hopkins University. She has led and overseen both health systems and epidemiological research studies in domestic and global settings and served as the principal investigator or co-investigator for 25+ studies.

Allyson Sison, MA | Stakeholder Engagement Manager

Allyson Sison, MA, Stakeholder Engagement Manager, Program Operations

Email: allyson.sison.ctr@usuhs.edu

Ms. Sison brings local-level public health emergency preparedness experience with program coordination and response to her role. As stakeholder engagement manager, she advises management on the effectiveness of Pilot projects, operations, and stakeholder engagement.


Alison Ng, MS | Program Evaluator, Operational Research

Alison Ng

Email: alison.ng.ctr@usuhs.edu

Alison Ng is a Program Evaluator on the NDMS Pilot Team. Her previous evaluation work includes public health, education, justice, and youth development programs in the nonprofit and public sectors.

Emily Post, Ph.D. | Research Associate III, Operational Research

Dr. Emily Post

Email: emily.post.ctr@usuhs.edu

Dr. Emily Post's research interests lie at the intersection of Cultural Anthropology (studying the diversity of human cultures) and Human Behavioral Ecology (studying human behavior generally from the lens of evolutionary theory). Specifically, she focuses on how humans adapt their social structures and cultural understandings in response to large-scale disasters. As a Graduate Research Fellow supported by the National Science Foundation, she has conducted ethnographic fieldwork studying how rural, smallholder populations adapted their social support networks to Hurricane Maria in the Caribbean island of Dominica.

Clark Lee, JD, MPH, CPH | Research Associate III, Operational Research

Clark Lee, JD, MPH, CPH

Email: clark.lee.ctr@usuhs.edu

Mr. Lee is the lead Research Associate for the NDMS Pilot Program. He brings over 15 years of experience as a public health and safety researcher, and over 12 years of experience as a public health emergency planner and preparedness consultant. His interests include the application of mixed methods research approaches to evaluating and improving public health and health care emergency preparedness programs, as well as the use of legal and policy interventions to promote public health and safety. 

Adeteju Adeniji, MPH, CMHC | Research Project Administrator, Operational Research

Adeteju Adeniji, MPH, CMHC

Email: adeteju.adeniji.ctr@usuhs.edu

Ms. Adeniji brings an abundance of state-level public health emergency preparedness experience to the Pilot. Her understanding of health promotions research and program planning and implementation enables the accomplishment of her role as the Research Project Administrator on the NDMS Pilot team. In this capacity, she provides a plethora of administrative responsibilities and aids in the scoping and fulfillment of research activities for the NDMS Pilot Program.

Monica Mosby | Program Coordinator, Program Operations

Monica Mosby

Email: Monica.mosby.ctr@usuhs.edu

Ms. Mosby brings community coordination and public health expertise to her role with NCDMPH. She provides a wide range of administrative duties, programmatic support, and operational planning for the NDMS Pilot Program, more specifically in the Operations Portfolio.

Veny Maysonet, MBA | Strategic Planning Specialist, NORTHCOM Support

Venancio Maysonet

Email: venancio.maysonet.ctr@usuhs.edu

Mr. Maysonet comes to the team with 35 years of healthcare experienced with a myriad of assignment within the operational setting, worldwide assignments to CONUS and OCONUS military treatment facilities and serving in the Role 3 in Kandahar, Afghanistan as a Patient Administrator and Tactical Operations Officer in charge of all movement of casualties. He has served in many areas of the MTF setting from inpatient, outpatient, Emergency transportation and response, facilities, education, personnel management, business office development and program management, administration as well as HQ and Executive Medicine experience. He enjoys reading, walking, exercising and mentoring others.

Daphne Hurlock, MA | Strategic Planning Specialist, NORTHCOM Support

Daphne Hurlock

Email: daphne.piper.ctr@usuhs.edu

Mrs. Hurlock brings over 10 years of experience managing emergency operations, equipment, personnel, and programs for aviation and medical units to her role with NCDMPH. Her recent assignments involved coordinating response to disasters including wildfires, search and rescues, earthquakes, floods, and public health missions. As a Strategic Planning Specialist with the NDMS Pilot, she provides analysis, evaluation, and recommendations for improvement on various projects, as well as develops plans and specifies measurable outcomes in a strategic planning process.

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