Online Master's in Emergency & Disaster Management
Marc Barbiere

27 Jun 11:30am-1pm ET
SCS Open House Lunch  
02 Aug 12-1pm ET
Emergency & Disaster Management— Virtual Sample Class  
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Marc Barbiere

Marc Barbiere has served as Director of Emergency Management at Georgetown University since November 2019. Prior to coming to Georgetown, Marc held leadership positions with the DC Department of Health, Fairfax County Health Department, NYC Office of Emergency Management, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and NYC Fire Department (FDNY). He holds a Master’s in Leadership from Georgetown University and a Master’s in Public Health from CUNY Hunter College. He has completed the FEMA Emergency Management Advanced Academy, and is a Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) and a Master Exercise Practitioner (MEP).


Marc started his career as an Emergency Medical Service (EMS) provider with the NYC Fire Department (FDNY), working as a paramedic in some of the most challenging settings imaginable, including the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001. During his career, he has coordinated or assisted in the response to a number of major disasters and emergencies, including:

●       COVID (2020 - 2023)

●       Hurricane Harvey (2017)

●       Ebola (2014 - 2016)

●       Mid-Atlantic Derecho (2012)

●       H1N1 (2009 - 2010)

●       “Miracle on the Hudson” (2009)

●       March and May Crane Collapses (2008)

●       Midtown Manhattan Steam Pipe Explosion (2007)

●       Inhalational Anthrax Case (2006)


Marc has also worked internationally, most recently for The Children's Hospital Trust in Cape Town, South Africa, where he served as the planning lead for a five-member consulting team tasked with identifying priorities for improving pediatric healthcare in the Western Cape (population approximately 7.4 million). His team brought together public health, medical, and academic leaders from numerous regional institutions, including the University of Cape Town, the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital, the Western Cape Government, and others, working collaboratively on their plan and recommendations.


He is a born and raised New Yorker, but currently calls Northern Virginia home. He lives in Fairfax County, Virginia, with his wife Tara and daughter Madeline. He is active in his church and his daughter’s Girl Scout troop, and serves as a Team Rubicon volunteer. He has published articles and presented nationally on emergency management and public health preparedness-related topics. He spends time outdoors whenever he can, and loves to travel to historically-significant or sports-related destinations whenever possible