Gayle Moxness is a senior public health specialist and lead exercise planner for the BioWatch program at CIDRAP, where she provides project management and bioterrorism detection exercise planning expertise. Prior to joining CIDRAP, Ms. Moxness was a senior planning analyst for 9 years in Public Health Emergency Preparedness in the Hennepin County Human Services & Public Health Department. In this position she developed emergency response plans; designed, implemented, and evaluated exercises; developed and conducted training sessions; provided leadership on metrowide planning workgroups; and participated in emergency response efforts. She has practical expertise in ICS (Incident Command System) principles as well as HSEEP (Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program) and has trained others in these areas as well.
Prior to working at Hennepin County, Ms. Moxness had more than 15 years of broad experience in the private sector in the capacity of new product planning, project management, cross-functional team leadership, strategic planning, communications, business analysis, and market research. For example, she managed the TV Report Design department at the Arbitron Company, and she developed comprehensive strategic reviews and marketing environment analyses at General Mills. In addition, she was associate director of the Office of Marketing and Communications for the School of Continuing Studies at Johns Hopkins University.
Ms. Moxness served a 6-year appointment on the Human Services Citizen Advisory Committee for Dakota County, including a 2-year post as vice chair. She has also taught English as a second language (ESL) and mathematics as volunteer community service.
Ms. Moxness received her BA in mathematics, Spanish, and education from St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN, and an MBA with marketing emphasis from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul. In 2012 she became credentialed as a certified professional project manager (CPPM) from the University of St. Thomas.