Our Team

Our team of seasoned professionals help you set the right goals & make sure you achieve them.

The only person who can
truly change your schools is you.

But you’ll need a guide. Our team will meet you where you are on your safety and security journey. Our goal is to support not only the enhancement of safety, security, and emergency preparedness, but to dramatically reduce the runway to get there.

Through the proven Altaris Emergency Management Program you will be paired with one of our expert consultants who will offer the accountability and guidance you need.

They will work with your team to implement the tools and systems needed to be truly safe and prepared in an emergency.

Working with Altaris has been tremendous. Bringing in Altaris has allowed us to have a more systemic and professional security process throughout the district

Dan Carlin

Assistant Superintendent for Business

Bronxville School District

Our incredible team, including many former emergency service professionals, possess decades of real-world experience in preventing and managing critical incidents. Understanding the unique nature of the K-12 environment, our team is ultra-conscious of the sensitive nature of safety and security.

Altaris does not believe in
a “shock and awe” approach to working with schools.

Our team is championed by district leaders as the best in the business in providing exceptional guidance, project management, and instruction on challenging topics without instilling fear and anxiety.

Altaris has a great team of professionals that will provide you with current and important insight every time.

Dr. Dominick Palma


Merrick School District

Our senior management team has the privilege of overseeing an expert team of consultants, site coordinators, and support staff.

John LaPlaca
Founder and CEO
Brian Shanahan
Senior Vice President
Cliff Gabrielsen
Vice President
Samantha Vicinanza
Director of Project Management

Altaris is really great at also balancing your culture, your communities culture, your school district's culture with the best practices of safety and security.

Eric Rauschenbach
Assistant Superintendent
Scarsdale Public Schools

Request a free 60-minute Consulting Session

Your complimentary 60-minute Consulting Session is the next step to achieving the safe and prepared school you have always wanted. We will learn more about:

Your current safety and security operations

Your emergency management program

What keeps you up at night

Our solutions are designed for K-12 administrators who simply lack the time and expertise to manage the complex operations of safety, security, and emergency preparedness in their schools.