Elise Fisher, MS, GISP
SENIOR GIS ANALYST
Elise Fisher is the owner of EF Geographic, which provides a broad range of technical support and software expertise to FireStats, LLC. Elise is proficient in ArcGIS 9.3, including Network, Spatial, 3D, and Geostatistical Analyses. She is also proficient, among other things, in ModelBuilder, ArcView 3.1, and ArcSDE 9.0, which is a valuable tool for storing and managing spatial data in a relational database management system. Elise has a Masters of Science Degree from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, in Geographic and Cartographic Sciences. She is a Certified Graphic Information Specialist with and has a great deal of practical experience in the application of GIS to fire service deployment and response capability analysis.Elise worked for four years for the International Association of Firefighters doing geospatial analysis and has extensive private industry experience in the application of GIS in public works and public utility service delivery models. She served on the National Alliance for Public Safety GIS (NAPSG) from 2007 to 2009 and was a member for workshops and training on their Credentialing and Standards Task Force. She has published numerous works and made presentations on Public Works GIS, as well as on fire suppression and emergency services response capability, including being published in the International Fire Service Journal of Leadership and Management.
Paul Rottenberg, MBA, MPH
Paul Rottenberg is the president of FireStats, LLC. He has been performing statistical analyses for municipal fire departments since 1999 and has been working for over 25 years as a consultant to business and government, providing analysis and public policy support to cities, special districts, and public contractors throughout the United States. Paul has a Master’s Degree in Public Health...
Pablo Gomez, BS.
CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER
Mr. Gomez is the Chief Technology Officer for FireStats, LLC. He holds a degree in Information Systems Engineering, and has post-degree courses in Artificial Intelligence, Business Analytics and Business Intelligence along with a Project Management certification from the PMP Institute. Pablo was also an International Math and Physics Olympian. Pablo has two decades of experience in a broad array of...
Micheal D. Despain, M.A., EFO, CFO, MIFireE.
SENIOR MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT
Micheal Despain is a fire service consultant providing a broad range of fire and EMS expertise to FireStats, LLC. Chief Despain has over 36 years of experience in the public safety field, previously serving as fire chief for the City of Clovis (CA) and the City of Lincoln (NE). He has also served as interim fire chief for the cities of Fresno (CA), Rocklin (CA), Piedmont (CA), as well as a second time serving Lincoln (NE).
John Fesenko, MS.
SENIOR DATA SCIENTIST
Mr. Fesenko is the principal statistician and computer programmer for FireStats. John is a highly accomplished scientist who brings both academic and healthcare-sector expertise to the analysis of Fire Service data. John has a Master’s of Science in biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where his emphasis in course work and lab research was on neurobiology. His Bachelors...
Elise Fisher, MS, GISP
SENIOR GIS ANALYST
Elise Fisher is the owner of EF Geographic, which provides a broad range of technical support and software expertise to FireStats, LLC. Elise is proficient in ArcGIS 9.3, including Network, Spatial, 3D, and Geostatistical Analyses. She is also proficient, among other things, in ModelBuilder, ArcView 3.1, and ArcSDE 9.0, which is a valuable tool for storing and managing spatial data...
Mark Hensley, Ph.D.(c)
Mr. Hensley is an epidemiologist and statistician who provides Firestats with survey design, data analysis, statistical modeling, and technical writing. Outside of his work with Firestats, Mark works as a biostatistician with a contract research organization in partnership with major pharma companies, analyzing clinical trials and coordinating interim oversight. He is also a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Washington...