Victor B. Carter

Mr. Carter has been an adjunct professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University since April of 2003 and has taught a variety of subjects to include, Leadership Plus, Ethics in governance, Organizational Communications and Conflict Resolution, Marketing Social Change, Building Strategic Partnerships and Global Health and Human Services. He has developed and successfully conducted three on-line courses as well as developed and delivered a number of continuing education programs both within the university and for private and governmental entities.

At present, Mr. Carter is employed with the Bergen County Department of Health Services as a per diem Public Health Emergency Preparedness planner where he coordinates the Department’s responsibilities in meeting the goals of managing the County component of the Strategic National Stockpile program. He also participates and provides input into the public health subcommittee in the Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) program. Mr. Carter is also presently the Vice President of HelVic LLC a private consulting firm working in the public health arena providing grant management and other assistance to governmental and non-governmental entities.

As one of two managing logistics coordinators dealing with issues involving public health emergency preparedness and response, Mr. Carter is retired from the State of New Jersey’s Department of Health and Senior Services, Division of Health Infrastructure Preparedness and Emergency Response, where he coordinated the Health Department’s logistics efforts in meeting its Homeland Security responsibilities.

In one of his previous roles within State government, Mr. Carter managed the Basic Life Support Services for the State of New Jersey’s Department of Health and Senior Services, Office of Emergency Medical Services. He directed policy development as it relates to basic life support emergency medical services in the State of New Jersey. He also provided technical assistance to cities, municipalities, private sector agencies and other interested public or private sector parties on issues involving basic life support emergency medical services. Prior to his above listed role within the Office of Emergency Medical Services, Mr. Carter was instrumental in the implementation of the continuing education program for the re-certification of emergency medical technicians in New Jersey. With over 30 years of experience in Emergency Medical Services, Mr. Carter has participated in a wide array of experiences within the industry. In 1973, Mr. Carter began his career in EMS as an Air Force medic. He was honorably discharged from the US Air Force in 1977. Mr. Carter has an extensive background in EMS. He has participated in all levels of the EMS industry, from direct clinical care provider as a paramedic, to administrator of the Advanced Life Support Paramedic Services at University Hospital, Newark, NJ. He has also participated in various committee memberships at the State level pertaining to the delivery of basic and advanced life support services in New Jersey and presently, is working with a committee seeking to change the culture of EMS operations in New Jersey to a culture of safety.

Mr. Carter has a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, during his studies at Rutgers he was admitted to Pi Sigma Alpha (Political Science Honor Society), and Alpha Sigma Lambda (University wide National Honor Society). Mr. Carter also has an Executive MPA degree from Rutgers, a degree he earned along with admittance to Pi Alpha Alpha, the graduate school of Public Administration’s national honor society.

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