Kenyon CEO and Forensic Anthropology Expert to Lead Workshop at AAFS Meeting
New Orleans, January 9, 2017 - Robert Jensen, CEO of Kenyon International Emergency Services, alongside Arizona State University’s Anthony Falsetti, Ph.D, will lead a daylong workshop at the American Academy of Forensic Science’s 69th Annual Scientific Meeting on Monday, 13 February, beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans.
Robert Jensen leads an international corporation that provides disaster management services to a wide range of industries, as well as local, state and national governments. Prior to joining Kenyon, Jensen was a commissioned officer in the U.S. military. He supervised on ground military mortuary operations in Haiti, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Croatia. He has directed response efforts to numerous mass fatality incidents. He serves as an international advisor to both government officials and members of the private sector on disaster management issues and is a member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.
Anthony Falsetti is a Board Certified Forensic Anthropologist with a Ph.D. in Biological Anthropology from the University of Tennessee. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Forensic Anthropology and a Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. Falsetti has worked on several major mass fatality incidents including the Oklahoma City Bombing, the crash of TWA Flight 800, World Trade Center (WTC), the Thailand Tsunami Victim Identification Center in Phuket, Thailand, and most recently in the aftermath of the Haiti earthquakes.
Jensen and Falsetti will explain how organizations can manage the multidisciplinary response to a mass fatality event. The workshop, worth 6.5 CE hours accredited by the AAFS, will provide a big-picture, practical, mass fatality event management strategy. Topics covered in this session include: an overview of who’s involved, from occurrence of the event to final litigation in court and managing the best practice teamwork that is needed for success; an overview of what’s involved; media and communications management; common mistakes in the identification and release of human remains; dealing with hazardous materials (including deliberately introduced) or infectious (public health) and contaminated human remains and scenes; and, managing the critical incident stress impact on oneself and staff.
In addition to the workshop, Kenyon staff will be available at booth 715 for the duration of the exhibition to explain Kenyon’s Team Member program and start the application process for those interested. The staff will also share information on Kenyon’s government at-need disaster response services. These services, created to provide additional surge resources to governments, include international call center support, missing persons data collection and management, mobile mortuary services, and personal effects recovery and return.
The American Academy of Forensic Sciences is a multi-disciplinary professional organization that provides leadership to advance science and its application to the legal system. The objectives of the Academy are to promote professionalism, integrity, competency, education, foster research, improve practice, and encourage collaboration in the forensic sciences.
About Kenyon International Emergency Services, Inc.
Kenyon is the international leader in worldwide disaster management, providing pre-incident crisis planning and post-emergency response services on behalf of the world’s foremost companies. Privately owned, Kenyon remains the only firm in its business with a hundred year history, comprehensive resources, and experience in every type of mass fatality accident including aviation, industrial and natural disasters, war and terror attacks. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Kenyon has offices or facilities in Sydney, Australia; Bracknell, UK; Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; and Beirut, Lebanon.
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