Andrew Boyarsky, MSM, PMP, CBCP, is President of Pinnacle Performance Management, and an emergency management and disaster recovery specialist with 25 years of experience in project management and 18 years in emergency management, business continuity, and disaster recovery. He is also a Clinical Associate Professor in Project and Emergency Management at NYU and John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY). In the early 1990s, he developed and managed large-scale emergency medical and mass care response projects overseas in former Yugoslavia and in the Caucasus with the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and Catholic Relief Services/Caritas Internationalis. From 2007-2016, Prof. Boyarsky was Program Manager helping the NYC Office of Emergency Management prepare their emergency sheltering operations for Hurricanes Irene and Sandy, including programs in logistics, recovery, special medical needs, and disability, access, and functional needs. His clients have included FEMA, the Regional Catastrophic Planning Team of NY-NJ-CT-PA, the NYC Dept. of Emergency Management, the NYC Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene, Westchester County (NY) Office of Emergency Management, and the NYC Dept. of Social Services. In addition, Mr. Boyarsky was involved in the deployment and management of large-scale emergency sheltering in New York City during Hurricanes Irene and Sandy and developed the Pan-Flu Planning Toolkit for the Dept. of Health used in responding to COVID-19. He has a B.A. from Johns Hopkins University and a Masters in the Science of Management from the Hult International School of Business. He holds certifications as a PMP, CBCP, cABCF and volunteers in the Community Emergency Response Team in South Orange, NJ, where is resides with his family. He also hosts a podcast series Riding the Wave-Project Management for Emergency Managers.