When journalist Gary Axelbank was looking for an expert to give his BronxNet audience advice on Emergency Preparedness, he came to Metropolitan College of New York’s School for Public Affairs and Administration and invited Chuck Frank, the Director of the AA/BA Undergraduate Emergency Management & Business Continuity program, to share some insight for National Preparedness Month.

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About Chuck Frank
Chuck Frank is the Director of the Associate and Bachelor’s degree programs in Emergency Management and Business Continuity at Metropolitan College of New York.

Mr. Frank received his MPA in Emergency and Disaster Management from MCNY.  He holds the Project Management Professional (PMP) designation from the Project Management Institute and certifications in Emergency Action Plan Direction, Continuity of Operations Planning, HAZUS, Enhanced Threat and Risk Assessment, and Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Planning.

Mr. Frank serves on the Emergency Management Advisory Board for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Mr. Frank is also a certified Mental Health First Aid trainer with specializations working with military Veterans and their families and with uniformed services personnel.  He was honored by Chirlane McCray for his significant contribution to Mental Health First Aid Training in Brooklyn, Manhattan, and the Bronx. He was recently selected by his faculty colleagues as an honorary member of Phi Theta Kappa. Mr. Frank has recently finished a six-month project for FEMA, assessing the response and recovery effort of the federal Disaster Case Management Program in New York State following Hurricane Irene. Mr. Frank was the Education Director for the New York Chapter of the Association of Contingency Planners for 3 years, and has a broad background in business and has taught at Indiana University, Birmingham Southern College, and the University of California at Irvine.