Bonnie Canal, MBCP
Managing Partner, Project Manager, Resilience Lead Consultant
Bonnie Canal, MBCP is an internationally recognized leader in both community and business resilience innovations and strategies. This is achieved by engaging the entire business’s entire organization and with a keen focus on the key leadership personnel. Bonnie has over 30 years’ experience the Information Technology Sector with the last 12 specializing in Business Resilience.
Bonnie is an instructor for the Disaster Recovery Institute International, teaching the BCLE 2000 and BCP 501 classes and is a FEMA approved instructor and through the University of Hawaii teaches Community Resilience, Planning for Disaster Debris Manager, Hurricane Awareness, Flooding Hazards: Science and Preparedness, Climate Adaptation Planning for Emergency Management and Social Media for Natural Disaster Response and Recovery. She is also well known for her classes in Business Response and Recovery, Public-Private Partnerships, Insurance, Risk Management and Business Continuity for SMB’s taught around the United States.
As part of the leadership team, Bonnie is working with DRII’s, HUB of Resilience and Resilient Enterprise Award. She established the guidelines and processes for the DRII HUB of Resilience Award and leading the efforts in bringing this opportunity to more communities around the world. And continuing these efforts she is working with the Hub of Resilience NYU Langone Medical Center. These efforts are to create a model for resiliency and preparedness in the development of a Resilience Plan. This Plan will incorporate a comprehensive set of procedures that will aid in preparing for potentially adverse situations.
Bonnie was inducted into the Order of the Sword & Shield National Honor Society at St. John’s University, New York City for her work in Business Resilience.
Bonnie is the Immediate Past Chair of the Association of Contingency Planners where she served for 6 years. She is a proud native of New Orleans and has experienced what she calls, “The Katrina, Rita, Ike, Gustav, and BP Oil Spill” disasters first hand. She has had to learn how being resilience leaders and businesses to increased performance, achieve stronger relationships, and build mental toughness that we all need in today’s ever increasing busy world.
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A thirty-year veteran of the technology field, Don Byrne is an internationally recognized expert on risk management, regulatory compliance, data center operations, and business continuity planning.
Don is on the faculty of Boston University (BU) where he teaches graduate courses in risk management, business continuity planning, disaster recovery, I.T. operations, and regulatory compliance. He is a Senior Lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and an Adjunct Professor at Univ. of NH where he teaches entrepreneurship.
From 2011 to 2014, Don was a Senior Research Fellow at the Stephenson Disaster Management Institute (SDMI) at Louisiana State University (LSU) where his research focused on business and community resiliency.
In addition to his work in North America, his experience includes extended assignments in most of Western Europe, the Middle East, and the Far East.
Since 2012 Don has been a Senior Instructor with EPI-AP where he teaches the company’s full suite of courses on data center operations and related industry standards.
Don serves as a technical advisor and consultant to many F100 companies as well as the American Red Cross, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).
He is the chair of the TIA 942 Edge Integration Committee, sponsored by the Telephone Industry Association. Tis committee is developing standards for the operation of a new class of computing systems known as Edge Data Centers.
Don is currently working with the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) on a community resiliency study.
A veteran, Don is a graduate of the U.S. Army Chemical and Biological Warfare School. He holds fourteen professional certifications including Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP), three ISO Lead Auditor certifications, and is a Certified TIA 942 auditor (data center infrastructure).
He is the host of the Business I.Q. Radio Show which can be heard on WBNH (105.1 FM) in New Hampshire. His academic credentials include degrees in mathematics, philosophy, and marketing.
Jeanne Powell, MBCP, PMP
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Jeanne retired from the IBM Corporation after 36 years, with 26 of those years in IBM Resiliency Services US where she was the Business Continuity Program Manager. She has many years of professional experience in business, information technology, and community emergency preparedness. Business and personal experience and areas of expertise include but are not limited to: emergency/disaster awareness and education; emergency/disaster incident management planning, exercising, testing, and response/recovery execution; business risk identification, mitigation, and impact analysis; data center and hot-site design and technical support; system and process design; application programming and integration; and regulatory and security compliance. Program and Project Management methods, techniques, documentation, tools, and tracking were used when leading teams, if and as appropriate.
In her personal life, Jeanne is a leader in her local Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and Explorers group (teen CERT). She is a certified CERT instructor and regularly teaches basic and advanced CERT training. She is a trained Incident Commander, certified in Search and Rescue (SARTECH), and has been called upon and actively responded to several actual disaster situations in her geographic vicinity. Jeanne’s knowledge, expertise, and teaching style reflect both her professional and personal experience.