Ray Barishansky

Nationally recognized Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Public Health Preparedness leader, author, speaker and advocate, Raphael M Barishansky is the Director of the Office of Emergency Medical Services for the Connecticut Department of Public Health. Prior to this 
position, he served as the Chief of Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response for the Prince George's County (MD) Health Department. 
Mr. Barishansky holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Touro College, a Master of Public Health degree from New York Medical College and a Master of Science in Homeland Security Studies from Long Island University. He is a graduate of the Senior Executives in State and Local Government program  held at the John F Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University http://www.hks.harvard.edu (2006) and the Healthcare Leadership and Administrative Decision Making class held at the Center for Domestic Preparedness in Anniston, AL (2009) https://cdp.dhs.gov. He has also earned a Certified Public Manager (CPM) certification through Arizona State University. 
Mr. Barishansky has served as adjunct faculty at New York Medical College, Yeshiva University and Westchester Community College and has been a guest lecturer at the George Washington University EMS degree program, the Philadelphia University Disaster Medicine and Management graduate degree program and the George Mason University Biodefense Graduate program. 
Additionally, Mr. Barishansky has written extensively with articles featured in several journals, both in the US and the elsewhere.  He is a regular presenter at regional, state and national EMS and Public Health conferences.