Keynote Speaker: Major Doug Burig

Major Douglas Burig has been a member of the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) for 24 years where he currently serves as the Director of the Bureau of Criminal Investigation.  His responsibilities include statewide oversight of the investigative programs and specialized investigative resources for his agency including: intelligence & counterterrorism; auto theft; drug enforcement; organized crime; domestic security operations; computer crime; marine operations; criminal investigation assessment; among others. Prior to his current position, Major Burig served in numerous disciplines within the PSP including: patrol; criminal investigations; criminal investigation assessment; the Amber Alert program; analytical intelligence as the commander of the state’s primary designated fusion center – the Pennsylvania Criminal Intelligence Center (PaCIC); and as the Director of the Intelligence Division.  He also served on the state’s Type III All Hazards Incident Management Team for seven years.  In October 2006, Major Burig was one of the first responders to the West Nickel Mines Amish School Shooting and was the on-scene incident commander when 10 young girls were shot. In September 2014, after Pennsylvania State Police Corporal Bryon Dickson was murdered and Trooper Alex Douglass was shot at the PSP Blooming Grove Barracks, Major Burig was assigned to the role of Deputy Incident Commander to manage 1,000 law enforcement personnel for the final 45 days of the investigation & manhunt.Major Burig earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Salisbury University and a Master of Science degree in the Administration of Justice & Homeland Security from Wilmington University.  He is also a graduate of the 255th session of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.  In 2018, Major Burig completed the one-year FBI International Leadership in Counterterrorism (LinCT) program.  Major Burig is a member of U.S Department of Justice Criminal Intelligence Coordinating Council, the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), the IACP Police Investigative Operations Committee, Vice President of the Association of State Criminal Investigative Agencies (ASCIA), the Pennsylvania Coroner’s Education Board, the Anti-Defamation League’s Law Enforcement Advisory Committee and the MAGLOCLEN Policy Board.  He also serves on the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force Executive Board for the Pittsburgh and Philadelphia Field Divisions. Since 2017, Major Burig has been a regular presenter at the FBI National Academy in Quantico. 

David J Schonfeld, MD, FAAP

established and directs the National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement (, located at the Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work in the University of Southern California.  He is Professor of the Practice in Social Work and Pediatrics at the University of Southern California and Children's Hospital Los Angeles.  Prior faculty positions have been in the Department of Pediatrics at Yale University School of Medicine; Head of the Section of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center; and Pediatrician-in-Chief at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children and Chair of Pediatrics at Drexel University School of Medicine. For over 30 years, he has provided consultation and training to schools on supporting students and staff at times of crisis and loss in the aftermath of numerous school crisis events and disasters within the United States and abroad.He coordinated the training for school crisis response teams for the NYC DOE after the events of September 11, 2001.  Dr. Schonfeld frequently speaks (with over 1,000 presentations) on the topics of crisis and loss and has authored more than 100 scholarly articles, book chapters, and books.  He has conducted school-based research (funded by NICHD, NIMH, NIDA, the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, William T Grant Foundation, and other foundations) involving children’s understanding of and adjustment to serious illness and death and school-based interventions to promote adjustment and risk prevention.  Dr. Schonfeld is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Disaster Preparedness Advisory Council and the National Biodefense Science Board (NBSB)/National Preparedness and Response Science Board (NPRSB). He served as a Commissioner for both the National Commission on Children and Disasters and the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission in CT.  He served as President of the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics from 2006-7.