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Suzanne Bernier, CEM, CBCP, MBCI,

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New York - New York City
"Author of Disaster Heroes | Award-winning crisis management consultant | Speaker | Advocate for mass violence survivors"
  • State
    New York
  • City
    New York City
  • Zipcode
  • Job Title
  • Company
    SB Crisis Consulting
  • Associations
  • How Far Are You Willing to Travel?
    • Local
    • Within 50 miles
    • Within 100 miles
    • Within 250 miles
    • Within 500 miles
    • Nationwide
    • Internationally
  • Disaster Survivor
    Terror in the Workplace - Lessons Learned from the San Bernardino Survivors' Experience
  • Healthcare & Public Health
    Planning for an Infectious Disease Outbreak
    Lessons Learned from the SARS Experience
    Case Study & Lessons Learned from H1N1
  • Other
    From Hacking to Hurricanes - The New Era of Crisis Communications
    Disaster Heroes - From Michigan to NYC & Beyond!
  • Preparedness, Continuity, & Contingency Planning
    The New Era of Emergency Management - Are You Prepared?
    From Hacking to Hurricanes - The New Era of Crisis Communications
  • Volunteer Management, Volunteer Responder, Nonprofit
    Disaster Heroes: HEROES, HELPERS AND HOPE - From New York to New Zealand & Beyond….
  • LinkedIn
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  • Website
  • Summary
    A former journalist and government press secretary, Suzanne is now an international, multi-certified, award-winning crisis management consultant, trainer, speaker and author, who has helped governments, communities and companies plan for, respond to, and recover from disasters for over twenty years. She was named 2016’s ‘Continuity & Resilience Consultant of the Year – North America’ by the Business Continuity Institute (BCI), and had the honor of being a guest speaker at The White House during FEMA’s 2016 Individual & Community Preparedness Awards ceremony.

    Throughout her career, Suzanne has been professionally and/or personally involved in helping communities respond, rebuild or recover from numerous crises, including the New Zealand, Manchester, San Bernardino, Brussels, and 9/11 terror attacks, the 2016 Fort McMurray, Alberta wildfire, Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Sandy, the H1N1 pandemic, the 2003 Northeast Blackout, the 1998 “Ice Storm of the Century” in Eastern Canada, as well as numerous floods, fires, and severe storms.

    More recently, Suzanne has been helping disaster survivors, including terror and mass attack survivors, recover and heal through her volunteer work as Global Ambassador of Stars of HOPE USA, and as an advocate for the San Bernardino terror attack survivors and bereaved families.

    Suzanne is a Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) through the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM), as well as a Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP) through the Disaster Recovery Institute (DRI), a certified Member of the Business Continuity Institute (MBCI), and a certified Crisis Management & Communications Professional
    (CMCP) through the International Consortium on Organizational Resilience (ICOR).

    Suzanne’s critically-acclaimed book and podcast series, Disaster Heroes, tells the stories of ordinary men, women and children who have done extraordinary things to help respond, recover and rebuild following some of the world’s most significant modern disasters.
  • Highlights
    - ICOR Resilience Liaison Expert/Liaison to ISO Technical Committee 292 Security and Resilience
    - Crisis Communications Instructor, The Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC)
    - Instructor, International Consortium on Organizational Resilience (ICOR)
    - Board member, New York Says Thank You Foundation
    - Global Ambassador, Stars of HOPE USA
  • Session Types
    • Keynote
    • Workshop
    • Breakout Session
    • Panel
    • Trainer
    • Master of Ceremonies/Moderator
    • Remote/Webinar/Live Video
    • Consulting
  • Cancellation Policy
    Moderate: Full refund up until 14 days prior to event, except fees (travel and service)
  • Price Range
    $3500 To $6500
  • Experience
    23 Year(s)
    Events Last Year 1
  • Languages
    • English
    • French
Event TitleEvent DateLocation
Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association ConferenceFebruary 02, 2020Regina, Saskatchewan
California Emergency Services Association (CESA) ConferenceOctober 23, 2019Sonoma, California
Hero Round Table MichiganOctober 28, 2019Brighton, Michigan
IAEM Canada ConferenceJune 10, 2019Calgary, Alberta
- Western Wisconsin Public Health Readiness ConsortiumJune 10, 2019Rice Lake, Wisconsin
Continuity Insights Management ConferenceApril 17, 2019New Orleans, Louisiana
Hero Round Table YarramMarch 02, 2019Victoria, Australia
Focus on Healthcare Security ConferenceDecember 04, 2018Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Hero Round Table MichiganOctober 22, 2018Brighton, Michigan
- Continuity Insights Management ConferenceApril 25, 2018Miami, Florida

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