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John Jacob

acting director, Public Health Preparedness Office

John is the Acting Director of the Public Health Preparedness office at the Boston Public Health Commission. In that capacity, he leads all planning and coordination efforts related to bioterrorism preparedness and response, including the Boston Medical Reserve Corps. John joined the Commission in 2003, and has worked in several different areas of emergency preparedness and response. As a Project Manager in the Communicable Disease Control Division, John coordinated all bioterrorism-related planning activities within the division and participated in the development and implementation of the City's ED syndromic surveillance system. As Senior Project Manager and subsequently Associate Director of the Public Health Preparedness Office, John was the central point of contact for all planning activities related to the Cities Readiness Initiative since the inception of the program. Prior to the Commission, John held various positions in the private sector as a project manager and strategic planner.