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Jennifer Symonds, D.O.

Fire & Aviation Management Medical Officer
Fire Medical Qualifications Program Manager
USDA Forest Service
Dr. Symonds graduated from Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1994. She completed a residency in Family Medicine and holds a board certification in Urgent Care Medicine. She had worked in Urgent Care Centers practicing Urgent Care Medicine and Occupational Medicine until 2013 when she accepted the position of Medical Officer for the USDA Forest Service, Fire and Aviation Management. Dr. Symonds oversees the medical qualification of all Forest Service fire staff that have fitness qualifications. Dr. Symonds was part of the implementation working group that created, in conjunction with the National Park Service, the Interagency EMS Program (NPS and FS). She is a member of the National Wildfire Coordinating Group’s Emergency Medical Committee that provides national leadership and establishes standards that support rapid delivery of high-quality emergency medical services on national interagency wildland fire incidents. In 2020 with the advent of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, she became a member of the Federal Wildfire Fire Management Board’s Medical and Public Health Advisory Team putting out guidance on how agencies should attempt to prevent and mitigate COVID-19 in the fire environment and camps.

Dr. Cathelijne Stoof

Creator and leader of PyroLife Innovative Training Network
Board of Directors International Association of Wildland Fire
Dutch representative to the EU Expert Group of Forest Fires
Assistant Professor, Soil Geography and Landscape Group. Coordinator Wageningen Fire Centre
Wageningen University, the Netherlands
Dr. Cathelijne Stoof is specialized in pyrogeography – the interdisciplinary study of the distribution and functioning of wildland fire. She is the national delegate of The Netherlands to the EU Expert Group of Forest Fires, an active science communicator, and founder and leader of the newly funded Innovative Training Network PyroLife, that will train 15 PhD candidates to become the our new generation of integrated fire management experts. PyroLife will foster knowledge transfer from southern Europe to temperate Europe, and from cross-risk approaches including water management to fire. It thereby combines how the North solves community problems with fire knowledge from the European South, with a strong focus on diversity in terms of interdisciplinarity, science-practice links, geography and gender. With this, PyroLife will train young people to understand fire, deal with uncertainty, communicate risks, and stimulate knowledge exchange to improve awareness and preparedness for current and future fire challenges.

Dan Cable, PhD

Professor of Management
Dan Cable is Professor of Organisational Behaviour at London Business School. Dan’s research and teaching focus on employee engagement, change, organizational culture, and leadership mindset. Dan is Shortlisted for the 2019 Thinkers50 Talent Award, and selected for the 2018 Thinkers50 Radar List. The Academy of Management has twice honored Dan with “Best article” awards, and The Academy of Management Perspectives ranked Dan in the “Top 25 most influential management scholars.”

Dan’s newest book is Exceptional, published September 2020. Alive at Work: The Neuroscience of Helping Your People Love What They Do appeared in 2018, and his first book was Change to Strange. He also has edited two books and published more than 50 articles in top scientific journals. His most recent research was published in Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review, the Academy of Management Journal, and Administrative Science Quarterly. This research recently has been featured in the Economist, Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, CNBC, New York Times, and Business Week.

Dan’s clients include Amazon, BMW, Capital One, Deloitte, EY, Estee Lauder, Facebook, HSBC, Ikea, MetLife, NBC Universal, O2, Porsche Consulting, Prudential, PwC, Rabobank, Randstad, Roche, Sanofi, Siemens, and Twitter.

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