Ms. O’Brien is the CEO of Connect Consulting Services, Inc., a national healthcare
emergency management and business continuity planning firm. She has served as an
Instructor for FEMA’s Center for Domestic Preparedness. She has a masters degree in
Public Affairs, Disaster and Emergency Management. Ms. O’Brien also received the
Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) designation from the International Association of
Emergency Managers (IAEM) & served as the IAEM Healthcare Caucus Chair. CCS was
named the 2018 Sacramento SBA Woman-Owned Business of the Year.