Hurricane Groups

Command Decision Team (CDT)

The CDT is comprised of the President and ECA, the Associate Vice President for Facilities, the Assistant Vice President for Marketing and Communications, the Chief Information Officer and the Director of Public Safety.  The Director of Public Safety is responsible for monitoring weather for the University and informing the Vice President for Business Development and Operations (VP-BDO) when a storm is nearing the “alert quadrant.”  The VP-BDO will keep the CDT informed of the storm’s progress and call the group together once a storm enters the "alert quadrant,” or sooner if appropriate due to the projected trajectory and/or severity of the impending storm.   The CDT will then meet on a regular basis for the purpose of anticipating states of readiness pursuant to the University’s hurricane guidelines. The 'alert quadrant' represents an area that is approximately 1000 miles from the Florida coast, between latitudes 15 and 30, and longitudes 65 and 90. Barry University is located at approximately latitude 25.8 and longitude 80.2. An average storm will travel approximately 250 miles per day so that would give the CDT 3-5 days to react. Decisions made at the CDT would then be promulgated as necessary to the Hurricane Task Force, or directly to the entire campus through all available communications channels.

Hurricane Task Force

Purpose: The Hurricane Task Force is a representative group of the campus community that has responsibility for communicating states of readiness to their areas of responsibility. The task force also provides feedback to the CDT regarding classes, activities and events that may merit special attention during storm activation.

Members: Command Decision Team plus one representative* from each of the following areas:

Department/Division/School Primary MemberAlternate Member
College of Arts & SciencesKimberlee BlechaDeborah Montague
College of Nursing and Health SciencesDr. John McFaddenDr. Claudette Spalding
Dining ServicesNick Segretario 
Department of Information TechnologyHernan Londono  Darrell Duvall Traci SimpsonWilliam Cabrera
ELS Language CentersPeggy StreetLisa Domanski
Facilities ManagementMonica Soto 
FinanceNicole Diez Mercedes Cazco
Human ResourcesJennifer Boyd-Pugh 
Library ServicesRodrigo CastroIris Vendettuoli
Office of the PresidentErica McKinneyMiguel Calvo
Public SafetyGeorge WilhelmCherie Knudson
Residential LifeMatthew CameronDennis Lue Yat Jennifer Casey     Reynaldo Soares
School of Professional And Career EducationChing PoonOlga Hodge
School of BusinessNancy HauserEdward Santana
School of EducationEstela AzevedoJoanne Ittillucksatit
School of LawDr. Leticia DiazGlen Collins
School of Podiatric MedicineValerie WilliamsNaeema Britton
School of Social WorkAnnette Cardoza-McNealMary Conseguera
Mission and Student EngagementDr. Scott Smith    Dr. Maria Alvarez Dr. Eileen McDonough Eileen Hineline Dr. Anthony Bonta          John Moriarty  Dr. James Scott Brett Klein
University RegistrarCynthia ChruszczykRick Isrel

Hurricane Operations Team

Purpose: The following departments comprise the hurricane operations team and are responsible for implementing specific detailed procedures for their individual areas of responsibility to prepare the campus for an imminent threat. Each director may require additional staff under his/her direction to assist in the implementation of the Hurricane Emergency Plan.

Members: Command Decision Team, Physical Plant (maintenance, housekeeping, grounds), Housing & Residence Life, Student Health Services, Student Union Office, Dining Services, DoIT, AIS, and Communications and Marketing, AVP of Operations, BDO.