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Lee P. Gary, Jr.

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Lee P. Gary, Jr.

Lee P. Gary, Jr. has over twenty-five years of experience with project management in ever-demanding complex and adverse arenas, assisting private firms, public agencies, and nonprofit organizations with preparing for and responding to natural, manmade, and technological disasters.   Overall focus is rigorous analysis, implementing, and monitoring of strategic options and opportunity, stressing sustainable management of vital resources.   Forte is balancing economic development and environmental stewardship to foster sustainable growth and conservation.   Particular attention is directed at nurturing knowledge transfer to strengthen institutional building, plus enhance community resiliency for extreme events.

  • Owner/CEO of Strategic Management Services – USA, a consultancy specializing in designing, managing, and evaluating strategic initiatives for mitigating hazardous, human, and medical waste to
    safeguard community health.   Founding CEO of the Sanitary Consortium Inc., a global project team of resource scientists and business executives formed to manage human waste in Haiti, plus operate
    regional treatment facilities, following the devastating earthquake in 2010.   Visiting Consultant for Tampa City Council (Florida) emphasizing oversight of municipal agencies during extreme events,
    hosted by the Office of Emergency Management in 2014.
  • Global experience covers leading renewal projects in Botswana, Poland, Romania, and Russia, blending interest of local stakeholders and investors with diversified expectations – plus hosting and
    conducting customized executive development programs in New Orleans for senior officials from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Nigeria, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan, sponsored by international donors.
  • Site Coordinator for WASH functions (Water, Sanitation, & Hygiene) at the Makeni and Lunsar Ebola Treatment Centers in Sierra Leone during 2015, conducted by International Medical Corps.
  • Ebola Program Consultant in Sierra Leone for Project HOPE in 2014, coordinating countrywide relationships with public and private organizations, plus USAID and CDC (Atlanta).
  • Adjunct Faculty with Tulane University Payson Center for International Development, teaching environmental and infrastructure courses, emphasizing sustainability and entrepreneurship issues in evolving countries, plus revitalizing public health.   Also, Adjunct Faculty for Project Management and Environmental Sciences with Herzing University.
  • Graduate of 2014 National Academy for Emergency Management Executives, established by the US Department of Homeland Security and conducted by FEMA/Emergency Management Institute.
  • Member of Logistics Unit of Delta-1 / Disaster Medical Assistance Team, new mobile response component of National Disaster Medical System with US Department of Health & Human Services.
  • Fellow of Environmental Public Health Leadership Institute, conducted by US Center for Disease Control in Atlanta to provide senior executives from academia, business, and government agencies
    with training and research models to address emerging global health threats and issues.
Primary Classification: 
  • B.S., Tulane Univeristy, 1963
  • M.P.H., Tulane School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine, Disaster Management, 2010
  • Certificate in Global Health, Tulane School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine, 2010
  • Certificate in Emergency Management, FEMA National Emergency Management Executive Academy at the Emergency Management Institute (EMI), 2014
Country Experience: 
Sierra Leone

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