Donald Donahue appointed to the American Academy of Disaster Medicine

Dr. Donald Donahue recently accepted an appointment as an advisory member to the American Academy of Disaster Medicine.

Dr. Donahue is currently a Firestorm Expert Council Member and a fellow of the Center for National Preparedness at the University of Pittsburgh.

The AADM is a volunteer organization that promotes education among physicians and healthcare workers concerning the importance of disaster medicine preparedness. Advisory members of the organization provide expertise, recommendations and direction to AADM's leadership.

"We are thrilled to support Don in his capacity as an Advisor to The American Academy of Disaster Medicine," Jim Satterfield, the president of Firestorm, said. "Don's continued dedication to cultivating disaster medicine leadership is well known. He was a principal planner for the Department of Defense anthrax and smallpox immunization programs, authored the first Joint Forces Command model for medical response to domestic weapons of mass destruction incidents and natural disasters, and created the Joint/Interagency Civil Support Training Center at Fort Dix among many other career accomplishments."

Donahue is certified in healthcare administration and is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He received a BS in sociology and political science from the University of the State of New York, an MBA from Baruch College and a doctorate in health education from A.T. Still University.