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A meeting of the COVID-19 task force
A meeting of the COVID-19 task force.

The University, in accordance with P.L.2011Chapter 214, an act concerning the disaster preparedness of institutions of higher education and supplementing 3B of Title 18A of the New Jersey Statutes has developed and filed with the State of New Jersey an Emergency Operations Plan, approved by the Rutgers Board of Governors, to ensure the continuity of essential institutional functions under all circumstances.

The State further requires that an Emergency Management Coordinator be appointed by Board resolution. Antonio M. Calcado, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer was appointed to this position on October 5, 2017.

The plan calls for an Emergency Management Team, composed of senior administrators and department heads, generally the president’s leadership team, whose organizations have emergency response functions or resources. The Emergency Management Coordinator coordinates the response efforts of the various team leaders.


Working Group Team Lead
Chair Antonio Calcado
Executive Vice President for Strategic Planning and Operations and Chief Operating Officer
Institutional Planning and Operations
Office of the President Brian Ballentine
Chief of Staff
Office of the President
Academic Affairs Barbara Lee
Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
Logistics John Shulack
Vice President, Facilities
Institutional Planning and Operations
Legal John Hoffman
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Office of the Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Labor Vivian Fernández
Senior Vice President for Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness
University Human Resources
Finance & Procurement Mike Gower
Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration and University Treasurer
University Finance and Administration
Communications Pete McDonough
Senior Vice President for External Affairs
Department of External Affairs
Health Care (Internal) Melodee Lasky
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Health and Wellness
Rutgers Student Health
Health Care (External) Vicente Gracias
Senior Vice Chancellor for Clinical Affairs
Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences
Vice President of Health Affairs
Rutgers University
Research David Kimball
Senior Vice President for Research and Economic Development
Office of Research and Economic Development
OIT Michele Norin
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Office of the Information Technology
Foundation Nevin Kessler
Rutgers University Foundation
Secretary’s Office Kim Pastva
Secretary of the University
Office of the Secretary
Public Safety Ken Cop
Executive Director of Public Safety/Chief of University Police
Institutional Planning and Operations
Student Life Felicia McGinty
Executive Vice Chancellor of Administration and Planning
Office of the Chancellor, Rutgers–New Brunswick