Barry Wante

Director of Emergency Preparedness, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Barry Wante has worked for more than ten years in emergency preparedness for Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) coordinating the emergency preparedness programs among BWH, Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital and Brigham Health to formulate shared emergency response plans in case of a disaster.  Barry Wante’s experience has ranged from the Boston Marathon bombing; development of an active shooter plan and training; responding to an active shooter situation and various other issues impacting a large academic medical center.

Before joining BWH, Wante was the branch chief of Homeland Security and Regional Services for the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) and prior to that, he served with the City of Keene, N.H., Police Department for 23 years, retiring as police chief in 2002.

Barry Wante is IAEM certified as an emergency manager and holds a bachelor’s degree from St. Anselm College and a MBA from Plymouth State University.

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