Gregory T. Banner

Regional Emergency Coordinator, Region I (New England), US Department of Health and Human Services
Address: JFK Federal Bldg, Rm 2126, Boston, MA 02203
Office telephone: 617-565-1485

Brief Biography:
Gregory T. Banner, MS, CEM (Certified Emergency Manager), is a Regional Emergency Coordinator, Region I (New England), US Department of Health and Human Services. In that capacity he primarily coordinates federal medical support to the six New England states, but has deployed throughout the US for various emergencies and planned events. He also deployed for five weeks to Haiti following the earthquake in that country. He graduated from the US Military Academy at West Point, New York and then served 21 years in the US Army in Infantry and Special Forces assignments. He commanded units for over 90 months ranging from team level (11 personnel) to a battalion of several hundred soldiers. Assignments involved live operational missions and contingency planning throughout the world, including Central America, Africa, The Middle East, and Bosnia. Among other duties he served as a War Plans officer, instructor and advisor.

Following retirement from the Army he spent five years as the Emergency Planner at the Rhode Island Department of Health. In that position he served as the lead planner for the State Health Department for the SNS program, CHEMPACK, Medical Reserve Corps, Biohazard Detection System and for ESF8 functions.

He assumed his current position with the federal government in April 2005. In addition to his official functions he provides volunteer medical support and teaches in a number of areas with the National Ski Patrol.