Center for Preparedness and Response (CPR)

Josh Bornstein, MPA

Josh Bornstein, MPA

Josh Bornstein, MPA, is Acting Director of the Center for Preparedness and Response. In this role, he is responsible for all programs that comprise CDC’s public health preparedness and response portfolio. He has more than 15 years of experience in national security, facilities operations, critical infrastructure protection, personnel and physical security, and emergency management.

Bornstein’s permanent position is the Director of the Office of Safety, Security, and Asset Management (OSSAM) at CDC, where he is responsible for safety, security and internal crisis management programs for CDC employees, contractors, and visitors. He also directs all facilities planning, engineering, maintenance, design and construction services, real property management, intelligence and counterintelligence activities, work/life wellness initiatives, sustainability, and transportation and fleet services.

Before joining OSSAM, Bornstein served as Deputy and Acting Director of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Office of Homeland Security. In this capacity, he led all aspects of USDA’s homeland and national security enterprise, protecting over 100,000 employees at over 9,000 facilities worldwide. Prior to USDA, Bornstein served as the first Director of Safety and Security for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. He has worked across federal, state, and local governments and in the private and non-profit sectors supporting homeland security in the public health, food, and agriculture sectors.

Bornstein holds a Bachelor’s in Political Science from Emory University and a Master’s in Public Administration from Georgia State University.

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