With over 11 million confirmed cases and over 500,000 deaths worldwide, many questions surrounding COVID-19 still remain: Is it safe to reopen the office for business? How do we protect our employees and what should workspaces look like? When can we safely start traveling domestically and internationally?

In addition, as some organizations pause their reopening efforts and others move forward, the reality is, returning to “normal”, is not a one size fits all process.

Join us for a special webinar on Friday, July 10, and hear directly from Global Guardian’s medical leadership staff, Director of Intelligence Michael Ballard, and Chief Executive Officer, Dale Buckner, as they discuss the latest on navigating the COVID-19 pandemic. The discussion will include:

  • 15-minute assessment of the current pandemic with an emphasis on medical advancements, travel, and reopening risks and considerations;
  • 45-minute Q&A session to answer all of your COVID-19 related questions

Dale Buckner is the CEO of Global Guardian and has been leading Global Guardian since its inception in March 2012. He is a decorated Combat-Commander with multiple combat tours and classified operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, Colombia, Haiti and Cuba and executed deployments to Russia, El Salvador, Honduras, Chile, Panama, Kuwait, and Qatar. Dale served in the United States Army Infantry (9 years), Military Intelligence (2 years), and Special Forces Green Berets (13 years). He commanded 5 organizations including an Infantry Reconnaissance Platoon, Special Forces Scuba Team, Special Force Counter-Terrorism Team, a Special Forces Counter-Terrorism Task Force, and a Special Troops Battalion. Dale has Bachelor’s Degrees in Criminal Justice and Business, Master’s Degrees in Public Administration and Business Administration, a Masters Certificate in  Strategic Leadership from Cornell and was a Senior Fellow at the Tufts University School of Law and Diplomacy. Dale earned a total of 27 awards and decorations highlighted by his combat Bronze Star Medal and Defense Meritorious Service Medal.

Shelly Weisenfeld, M.D., M.P.H

Dr. Weisenfeld received her Master's in Public Health from San Diego State University and her Medical Degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine, where she graduated with honors. She has over 24 years of experience and brings a wealth of knowledge to her current roles. Currently Dr. Weisenfeld holds a faculty position in emergency medicine at a major academic facility and serves as the Medical Director for Global Guardian.  She has also completed extensive world travel, including travel to Africa, Austria, Caribbean, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Peru, Poland, South America, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland.

Christopher White, M.D.

Dr. White started his career in Emergency Care as a FF/EMT with Carroll County Fire Rescue and West Georgia Ambulance in Carrollton, GA while completing his B.S. and M.S. in Biology from the University of West Georgia. After 5 years in the EMS and Fire services he entered Mercer University School of Medicine in Macon, GA in 2009. Afterwards, he completed Emergency Medicine Residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Upon completion of residency Dr. White entered active duty service with the United States Air Force where he served as the EMS Director for Eglin Air Force Base. Additionally, Dr. White received further training through USAFSAM and C-STARS as a critical care flight physician. Dr. White is currently an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at a major academic facility and Assistant Medical Director at Global Guardian.

Michael ballard, director of intelligence

Michael currently manages Global Guardian's intelligence network with international partners. He is responsible for all COVID-19 intel report updates and has been providing regular reports to clients since the first case was reported. Prior to joining the Global Guardian team, Michael was the former lead intelligence analyst for the North American region at UnitedHealth group. He holds a Master's Degree in International Affairs from the University of Kentucky, and Bachelor's Degree in History from the University of Mary Washington.


Mike McGarrity is a twenty three year veteran of the FBI and most recently was the Assistant Director of the FBI’s Counterterrorism Division, a position he held since February 2018. As Assistant Director of the FBI Counterterrorism Division he led all FBI counterterrorism investigations in the US and abroad. Mike served as the Special Agent in Charge of the Criminal Division of the New York Field Office where he led all criminal investigations in the FBI’s largest field office. As the Special Agent in Charge he led multiple task forces which assisted in bringing significant reductions in violent crime in New York City. During his tenure he led investigative teams that also brought substantial public corruption, white collar, and security fraud investigations and prosecutions. Before joining the FBI, Mike was an Assistant District Attorney in the New York County District Attorney’s Office in New York City and previously worked in the oil and gas industry. He obtained his law degree magna cum laude and undergraduate degree in economics from The Catholic University of America. He is a graduate of both Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government Senior Executive Program in National Security and Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management Strategic Change Program.

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