Bob VandePol, President

Crisis Care Network

2855 44th Street SW
Grandville, MI 49418
Tel: (888) 736-0911, X839
E-mail: bob.vandepol@crisiscare.com

• Author
• Consultant
• Speaker

Certified Social Worker
American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress – Diplomate and Board Certified
International Critical Incident Stress Foundation – Trained Trainer

Master of Social Work University of Iowa 1980
Bachelor of Arts Dordt College 1977

President of Crisis Care Network, the largest provider of Critical Incident Response Services to the workplace. Crisis Care Network responds 1,000 times per month following workplace tragedies to facilitate employee/organizational return to productivity. He consults with corporations, insurers, EAPs, and behavioral health professionals regarding how to manage the behavioral risks inherent in workplace tragedies. Active as a keynote speaker, Mr. VandePol has published and been quoted in business and clinical journals, co-authored book chapters addressing workplace security and response to tragedy, and has been featured in multiple video training series. He managed CCN's Command Center in Manhattan after the 2001 terrorist attacks and has led numerous leadership summits/consultations following Hurricane Katrina, the Virginia Tech tragedy, and other large-scale events regarding how employers could lead organizational recovery during crises. Mr. VandePol is a member of the Employee Assistance Professional Association's Workplace Disaster Preparedness Panel of Experts and the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention.

International Critical Incident Stress Foundation
American Academy for Experts in Traumatic Stress
American Association of Christian Counselors


  • Risk Insurance Management Society (2011)
  • International Critical Incident Stress Foundation World Congress (2011)
  • Disability Management Employers' Coalition - Minnesota Chapter (2011)
  • United States Senate Disaster Peer Support Group (2010)
  • Travelers Virtual Satellite Summit (2010)
  • National Safety Council World Congress (2010)
  • Employee Assistance Professional Association Annual World Conference (2010)
  • American Insurance Association Workers Compensation Sub-Committee (2010)
  • The Conference Board of Canada - Council on Emergency Management (2010)
  • Workers' Compensation Claims Professionals Claims Management & Leadership Conference (2010)
  • Risk Insurance Management Society - North Carolina (2010)
  • PartnerSource Texas Nonsubscription Conference (2010)
  • Michigan Contract Security Association (2010)
  • Peru Seguridad de Minera International Conference on Mining Safety (2009)
  • The Conference Board -- Workplace Security, Business Continuity, and Crisis Management Conference (2009)
  • Employee Assistance Professional Association Annual World Conference (2009)
  • National Safety Council World Congress - Construction Division Conference (2009)
  • Property Insurance Report National Conference (2009)
  • Construction Financial Management Association National Conference (2009)
  • EAPTechnology Advanced Training Institute (2009)
  • CSP Risk & Liability Conference (2009)
  • Women's Business Enterprise Council - South webinar (2009)
  • Construction Financial Management Association - Ohio Chapter (2009)
  • Risk Insurance Management Society - Ohio Chapter (2009)
  • Construction Financial Management Association - Philadelphia Chapter (2009)
  • Loss Prevention Industry Professional Association Convention (2009)
  • Risk Insurance Management Society (RIMS) Annual Conference (2009)
  • California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists webinar series (2009)


Co-authored (with Calvin Beyer) The Importance of Managing Human Factors during a Workplace Crisis; a whitepaper distributed by Zurich North America (2011)

Authored Facilitating Individual and Organizational Resiliency After Workplace Tragedy in Good Company. (2011)

Authored (with W. Barry Nixon) Dealing with the Aftermath of a Workplace Violence Incident in the Workplace Violence Prevention News. (2010)

Authored (with Mark Attridge Ph.D) The Business Case for Critical Incident Response Services in the Journal of Workplace Behavioral Health. (2010)

Cited in The Conference Board of Canada's briefing Managing the Risks of Workplace Violence and Harassment. (2010)

Authored (with Betty Gilmore Psy.D) Healing the Wounds: How to support your employees in the aftermath of a bank robbery in Texas Banking. (2010)

Quoted in the Wall Street Journal regarding the increase in retail crime during the economic downturn. (2009)

Interviewed regarding corporate leadership strategies during an economic downturn for the International Association of MBAs blog site.(2009)

Interviewed regarding the rise in workplace suicide for Business Insurance. (2009)

Authored (with Calvin Beyer) The High Cost of Workplace Tragedies; Leading Employees through Crises in CFMA's Building Profits. (2009)

Authored (with Betty Gilmore Psy.D.) Responding to the Angry Customer in the Texas Banking Association's Texas Banking Magazine. (2009)

Quoted in CSP Magazine's May Roundtable Report The Human Factor. (2009)