Face The Nation - A Webinar
2017 brings a new set of security and safety challenges with it.
Join our expert panelists, John Clader, Jeremy Fingerman, Gary Kimball, Alan Cooper Esq., Paul Goldenberg and Ken Kramarz, moderated by Lisa Champeau. Join us and learn how to prepare your camp for security issues in 2017.
Topics include, but are not limited to:
- Resources available to prepare for and react to terrorism, including bomb threats
- Security at camp and during off-site travel days - for Day Camps and for Resident Camps
- Pre-summer engagement and awareness with local law enforcement, with special attention on staff training week, opening days and visitors days
- Communication Protocol with parents, social media, contact lists & press - Proactive and Reactive
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About the Panel
President and CEO of Foundation for Jewish Camp
Jeremy J. Fingerman joined the Foundation for Jewish Camp as CEO in 2010 after a highly-regarded 20+ year career as CEO of Manischewitz and in Consumer Packaged Goods, beginning at General Mills, Inc, then at Campbell Soup Company, where he served as President of its largest Division, US Soup. Jeremy spent many wonderful summers at Camp Ramah in Wisconsin as a child where he discovered the joy of Judaism and made lifelong friends. He started his Jewish communal work in high school, serving as international president of United Synagogue Youth. He since served on many philanthropic boards including Jewish Federation, Israel Bonds, American Friends of Magen David Adom, and currently serves as vice-president of his synagogue, Congregation Ahavath Torah. Jeremy received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from Columbia University and an M.B.A. in General Management from Harvard Business School. He lives in Englewood, NJ with his wife, Gail, and two children, Zalman and Esther.
Lisa Champeau joined Wayne Memorial Health System, Honesdale, as its Public Relations Manager in 2003, after a successful career in journalism. She worked as an award-winning TV newscaster in New York City, Baltimore, Scranton and Binghamton. In addition, Lisa has published articles in The Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Magazine, Barron’s and for several online and on-air media outlets, including HBO and National Geographic Television. Born in New York, Lisa graduated from Northwestern University and went on to graduate school at New York University to pursue an MFA. In the 1990s, she spent one year “on sabbatical” from journalism, working as a communications director for an international relief agency, a job that took her to Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, Haiti and Poland.
Alan Cooper, Esquire
AMSkier General Counsel, Claims Director
Alan B. Cooper has spent most of his legal career representing childrens camps and travel programs throughout North America. An honors graduate of Georgetown University School of Law, where he also served as an Instructor, he was a prosecutor and lead Trial Attorney for the Pike County District Attorney’s Office before joining AMSkier in 2000. Since that time he has advised hundreds of camps, as well as schools, religious organizations and insurance professionals in all areas affecting the camp industry, including incident management, interaction with local law enforcement and community relations.
Camp ALERT Network, Executive Director
Since 1997, Gary Kimball has led a national crisis response service for AMSkier Insurance that has helped hundreds of children’s camp directors, private school owners and youth travel programs prepare for and respond to crises affecting their populations. These crises have ranged from abuse cases and natural disasters to public health threats and loss of life. As Executive Director of AMSkier's Camp ALERT Network, Gary serves as a camp public relations expert to help with media, parents and virtually any kind of communications needed.
National Director at Secure Community Network and member of the United States Department of Homeland Security Advisory Council
Mr. Goldenberg built a distinguished career as a highly decorated criminal justice executive with extensive and broad-based experience in a wide variety of high profile and politically sensitive government, corporate and NGO environments. Mr. Goldenberg played a key role in setting domestic and international policy for the legislation and investigation of hate crimes, community conflict and combatting violent extremism. He is well known for his record of resolving numerous high profile and confidential matters for government and international human rights organizations. He established community policing, hate crimes, and CVE related programs for transnational agencies, many of which were adopted by governments in North America and Europe. Mr. Goldenberg led the nation’s first full- time State Attorney General’s effort focusing on hate crimes and domestic terrorism. As a highly regarded homeland security expert, he provides strategic counsel on national and global security affairs to international NGO and government agencies.
Camp Director, Attorney & Incident Preparedness Expert
Ken Kramarz, Director of the Tawonga Institute, is an attorney, lecturer, and expert on Incident preparedness and response. Ken served as the Executive Director of Camp Tawonga for thirty years and also served as San Francisco's lead trainer for Community Agencies Responding to Disaster. He has led successful responses to a wide range of incidents including earthquakes, wilderness fatality, search and rescue, power failures, rattlesnakes and medical emergencies.
John Calder retired as a lieutenant in the Pennsylvania State Police. He was also Station Commander of the Pike County, Blooming Grove, Pennsylvania State Police barracks. Clader served as the Crime Section Supervisor here and was also a member of the Special Emergency Response Team. A native of Milford, Clader enlisted in the State Police in 1988. Following his training at the State Police Academy, he was assigned to Troop N, Fern Ridge. As he progressed through the ranks, Clader also served at stations in Troop R, Honesdale and Troop R, Bethlehem. He was promoted to corporal in 1996 and to sergeant in 2008. He is currently the Director of Security at Wallenpaupack Area School District.