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MICHAEL J. MANYAK, MD, FACS

Dr. Michael J. Manyak is a urologist, explorer, and corporate medical executive with significant expertise in expedition medicine. He is the former Chief Medical Officer for Triple Canopy, Inc., a large international high threat security firm. Dr. Manyak received the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award from the Boy Scouts of America, awarded to one in a thousand Eagle Scouts. He serves as vice president of the National Eagle Scout Association and heads the NESA World Explorer Program, sending nationally-selected Eagles on expeditions.

 

Dr. Manyak has received several awards for educational and editorial activities, is a frequent national and international speaker, has numerous appearances on national networks, and was profiled by Washingtonian Magazine as one of 50 people selected as ''The Best and Brightest of Washington.'' He has published over 200 professional abstracts, book chapters, and refereed journal articles and has been granted 11 patents. He maintains his academic appointments as Adjunct Professor of Urology, Engineering, Microbiology, Immunology, and Tropical Medicine at The George Washington University.

REAR ADMIRAL JOYCE M. JOHNSON, DO, USPHS (RET)

Rear Admiral Joyce M. Johnson, DO, USPHS (ret) is a physician with a breadth of global public health experience. She serves on various for-profit and non-profit boards and advisory committees.

 

Dr. Johnson has worked on all seven continents. For over a decade she has been a consultant to the National Science Foundation on development of the health care system for Antarctica, and has been to the South Pole twice.

 

RADM Johnson served in the U.S. Public Health Service (Rear Admiral, Upper Half.) Her last active duty assignment was with the U.S. Coast Guard as director, health and safety (Surgeon General). She managed the Coast Guard s health care system, including 150 sickbays and clinics worldwide. She also had responsibility for the Coast Guard s safety, security, and work-life programs.

 

Dr. Johnson writes the monthly Ask the Doctor and Nutrition columns for the Military Officer Magazine (readership about 500,000), the regular Health Today: Q&A for Uniformed Services Journal , and writes on a range of health topics for lay and professional audiences. She is a frequent speaker at professional meetings. She is active with many professional associations and has served on expert committees including the National Academy of Science, Institute of Medicine.

WARREN J. YOUNG, MBA

Warren J. Young is the Director of Security Services and Business Continuity for the International Monetary Fund (IMF), based in Washington DC. In this capacity he is accountable for designing and implementing the safety and security program responsible for employees who travel to, and work in all 188 IMF member countries.

 

To assist the IMF in achieving its objective of fostering global growth and economic stability worldwide, Mr. Young is responsible for the travel safety and security preparedness of up to 600 traveling personnel per day, who conduct an average of 8,500 overseas missions per year many of which take place in some of the most challenging security environments on the planet. He is a former Head of Security for the Asian Development Bank, based in Manila Philippines and a former Regional Director of Operations (Asia Pacific) for the global risk and strategic consulting firm, Control Risks. He is a former Australian Army officer who served his country for 22 years in both conventional and Special Forces, participating in several overseas deployments including an operational tour of duty as a commander of a multi-national military force in Afghanistan, for which he was awarded the United Nations Special Service medal.