People

Robert Gougelet, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Dartmouth Medical School, and the Director of the New England Center for Emergency Preparedness. Dr Gougelet is an early developer of one of the nation’s first Disaster Medical Assistance Teams (DMAT), and through DMAT, has responded to numerous national and international medical disasters. Dr. Gougelet has worked extensively with the US Army Edgewood Chemical and Biological Command to develop a community resources planning guide and several community based surge capacity models. Dr. Gougelet provides Medical Direction for emergency response efforts in New Hampshire and Vermont and directs the Northern New England Metropolitan Medical Response System.


James Geiling, MD, is the Chief of Medical Services at the White River Junction VA Medical Center and Associate Professor of Medicine at Dartmouth Medical School. Dr. Geiling, an internist and critical care specialist, is the former director of the Health Care Clinics at the Pentagon where he served as the Military Medical Task Force Commander for the Pentagon Disaster on 9/11. He recently retired as an Army Colonel following 25 years of active service during which he served in a variety of clinical, staff, and operational positions around the world. He has previously taught and practiced critical care medicine at Walter Reed Army Medical Center where he was also on the medical faculty of the Uniformed Services University School of Medicine. Dr. Geiling is a recognized national leader in the areas of emergency preparedness, disaster medicine, and medical countermeasures for terrorist events.


Jennifer Alford-Teaster, MA, MPH, is a Senior Research Support Specialist with the New England Center for Emergency Preparedness. Prior to joining NECEP, Jennifer worked in the Geography Department at Dartmouth College as a Geographic Information System (GIS)/Spatial Analysis Specialist where she focused her research on geographic access to healthcare. Prior to coming to Dartmouth, Jennifer worked as a GIS Analyst for the City of Greensboro Fire Department in North Carolina where she provided departmental support for all fire operations requiring geographic analysis. She earned a Master of Arts in Geography with a post-baccalaureate degree in GIS from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) and a Master of Public Health (MPH) from the University of New Hampshire.


Michael Rea, MPH, is a consultant for the New England Center for Emergency Preparedness (NECEP) at Dartmouth Medical School. A 2002 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, he entered the Medical Service Corps and completed training as a healthcare scientist specializing in Radiation Health in 2003. From 2003 to 2005, he served as a staff medical physicist at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD and as the Radiation Health Officer aboard USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN 74) from 2005 to 2007. Michael completed his Master of Public Health (MPH) from The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice in 2008. Michael specializes in new technologies and systems for emergency response and mobilizing community-based response. His primary research area of interest are systems and medical guidelines for population-based care following nuclear disasters. Michael lives in Burlington, VT.


Richard W. Hutchinson, PhD, is a consultant with the New England Center for Emergency Preparedness. Dr. Hutchinson’s formal training is in chemical engineering. He worked for the U.S. Army Soldier and Biological Chemical Command at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD as a civilian project manager. There he developed chemical and biological defense materiel, verification procedures for the Chemical Weapons Convention, and measures for responding to terrorist use of biological weapons. Through these efforts he developed a general problem solving approach for complex problems.


Lamar Moss, BA, is an Executive Assistant with the New England Center for Emergency Preparedness. He provides general support for project coordination and is responsible for communicating organizational priorities to a wide range of internal and external constituents and staff members. Lamar previously worked at Dartmouth College as a research assistant in the Department of Psychology and as an undergraduate intern in the Office of Pluralism and Leadership. Lamar received a B.A. in Government from Dartmouth College.

If you are interested in working for the New England Center for Emergency Preparedness, please contact necep@dartmouth.edu