Paul M. Sarnese is the Assistant Vice President of Safety, Security and Emergency Preparedness for Virtua Health serving southern New Jersey.
Paul has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Rowan University, a Master’s Degree in Safety Engineering from Warren University and a Master’s in Administrative Science from Farleigh Dickinson University.
Paul has been published in Campus Safety Magazine, govCIO Outlook, Total Security Advisor, Annals of Emergency Medicine, Journal of Emergency Nursing, Security Management Magazine, Journal of Emergency Nursing, HcPro, Journal of Healthcare Protection Management, and Hospital Safety and Security Management.
In 2020, Paul was presented with the Russell L. Colling Literary Award from the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety for making a significant contribution to the healthcare security, safety, and/or risk management professions.
Paul is a Certified Healthcare Protection Administrator and a Certified Associate Project Manager.
Paul is currently the Immediate President for the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety.
Paul was recognized as the 2022 Campus Safety-Healthcare Security Director of the Year.