Mark Linderman, MSM, CCPH, is the Preparedness Coordinator for a local Health Department which he has served for more than 18 years. He is an instructor for the Fairbanks School of Public Health at Indiana University, where he teaches public health preparedness. He instructs courses in Natural Disasters and Crisis/Risk Communications at Crown College and Ashland University, and Graphic Design for Purdue University. Linderman is one of 50 professionals in the United States who is certified as a Public Health Communicator. He instructs Crisis and Emergency Risk Communications for the Centers for Disease Control, as well as Vantage Point Consulting in Indianapolis, Indiana.