President & CEO
Dr. Hertelendy, PhD, MHA, MS

Dr. Hertelendy has over 25 years leadership experience in emergency and disaster management including the development, implementation and evaluation of public health emergency plans. He has worked as a hospital administrator and executive in Saudi Arabia, UAE, Canada and the USA with responsibilities that included the oversight of emergency and disaster management for the Saudi Arabian National Guard Hospitals and the American Hospital in Dubai. Dr. Hertelendy’s consultations have involved pandemic planning and response efforts related to H5N1, SARS, MERS and COVID 19.

Dr. Hertelendy is an award-winning business professor at Florida International University in Miami  where he teaches Management of Healthcare Operatrions in the Executive MBA Program. Dr. Hertelendy also has a faculty appointment at Georgetown University where he teaches Public Health and Disaster Management in the international Executive Master’s in Emergency Management program.

Dr. Hertelendy is the author of over 45 published articles, numerous book chapters, and is on the editorial board of Prehospital Emergency Care, Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, and American Business Review. He is a frequent international keynote speaker on leadership, crisis and emergency management, global health security and climate change. He has developed and validated over 100 plans, conducted and evaluated numerous disaster exercises, and facilitated over 150 seminars and workshops ranging in topics from leadership, crisis management, incident command training and business continuity planning worldwide for over 50 clients in oil and gas, refinery and petrochemical industries, aviation, government, manufacturing, security services, heavy industry, technology and healthcare.

Prior to joining the faculty at FIU he was a Professor and Director of Emergency Health Services at the George Washington University, and former Dean at Colorado State University’s Global Campus. 



Senior Vice President
Global operations


Senior Vice President
Global Business Development


Senior Vice President
Medical Operations