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Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP; DRII 2019)

Project Management Professional (PMP; PMI 2003)

Masters in Science of Management, Hult International School of Business (1997)

B.A., Johns Hopkins University (1990; International Studies)


Andrew Boyarsky, MSM, PMP, CBCP, is President of Pinnacle Performance Management, and an emergency management and disaster recovery specialist with 29 years of experience in project management and 20 years in emergency management, business continuity, and disaster recovery. He is also a Clinical Associate Professor in Project and Emergency Management at NYU and John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY).  In the early 1990s, he developed and managed large-scale emergency programs overseas in former Yugoslavia and in the Caucasus with the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and Catholic Relief Services/Caritas Internationalis. From 2007-2016, Prof. Boyarsky was Program Manager helping the NYC Office of Emergency Management prepare for disaster and catastrophic events. His clients have included FEMA, the Regional Catastrophic Planning Team of NY-NJ-CT-PA, the NYC Dept. of Emergency Management, the NYC Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene, Westchester County (NY) Office of Emergency Management, and the NYC Dept. of Social Services. In addition, Mr. Boyarsky was involved in the deployment and management of large-scale emergency sheltering in New York City during Hurricanes Irene and Sandy and developed the Pan-Flu Planning Toolkit for the Dept. of Health used in responding to COVID-19. He has a B.A. from Johns Hopkins University and a Masters in the Science of Management from the Hult International School of Business. He holds certifications as a PMP and CBCP and volunteers in the Community Emergency Response Team in South Orange, NJ, where is resides with his family. He also hosts a podcast series Riding the Wave-Project Management for Emergency Managers.

JJC Affiliations
Master of Science in Emergency Management, Christian Regenhard Center for Emergency Response Studies
Courses Taught

Current courses

Technology in Emergency Management and Public Safety 

Project Management for Emergency Management and Public Safety

Previous courses

Project Management

Professional Memberships

Disaster Recovery Institute International

Association for Continuity Professionals

International Association for Emergency Managers

Project Management Institute

English (Native), Russian, German
Scholarly Work

A Storm's Approach; Hurricane Shelter Training in a Digital Age

Honors and Awards

Michael Ribaudo Award for Information Technology Excellence  (CUNY) 2011

The Army Research Laboratory Simulation & Training Technology Center, Federal Virtual Worlds Challenge, 2nd Place for Hurricane Shelter Simulation 2011



Research Summary

Conducting research for a book on project management for emergency managers and public safety professionals.