Nick Lobel-Weiss

Nick Lobel-Weiss leads the Global Health Security Hub within the Health and Nutrition Practice and is a Senior Principal Consultant at OPM.  He brings over 20 years’ experience in health emergency preparedness resilience and response, globally.

Nick served as a Principal Expert for Global Health Security within the Pan Africa Department at The United Kingdom’s Foreign Commonwealth & Development Office (UK FCDO). He was previously Director of The UK’s Emergency Medical Team (UK EMT), a rapid medical response capability that delivers expert front-line health care and specialist advice globally.

Before joining FCDO (then the Department of International Development), Nick was the Manager of Emergency Training and Exercising for NHS England. As the Deputy Regional Incident Manager on NHS England’s Emergency Preparedness Resilience and Response Team, Nick coordinated London’s health and medical responses to the Westminster Bridge Attack, the NHS Cyber Attack, the London Bridge Attacks, the Grenfell Tower Fire and other incidents impacting London.

During his tenure at NHS England, Nick was detailed to London Resilience, hosted by the London Fire Brigade and part of The London Resilience Partnership, a consortium of over 170 organizations with collective responsibility of keeping London prepared for emergencies.

Before coming to the UK, Nick led emergency responses in Liberia for the 2014 Ebola outbreak; in Haiti for the 2010 earthquake; and in Pakistan for the 2005 earthquake.
As The Director of Health and Medical Planning and Preparedness at New York City Emergency Management (formerly The NYC Office of Emergency Management), Nick led a team of specialists to prepare NYC for disasters and citywide emergencies. When emergencies arose, Nick worked with partners to coordinate the responses. During his tenure at OEM, Nick helped to develop the NYC Healthcare Facility Evacuation Plan implemented successfully during Hurricane Sandy. He managed other health emergencies including the Flight 1549 Aviation incident on the Hudson River, and the 2009 H1N1 influenza outbreak.

Nick also served as an Emergency Medical Technician for New York City’s FDNY 911 Emergency Medical Services (EMS) system and oversaw a division of EMS and Corporate Partnerships for St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital (now Mount Sinai Medical Center).

Nick holds a B.A. from Oberlin College.