HELP Paradigm offers skilled nursing facilities critical emergency management consulting services focused on individual preparedness needs. HELP (Homeland Exercises & Logistics Planning)  was founded in 2017 as Steven Foss Consulting. Born out of a need in our community for cost-effective emergency response training and compliance services, the company is rapidly revolutionizing the field of emergency preparedness for SNFs.


We provide on-demand emergency management solutions via disaster risk and vulnerability assessments, then determine the options and countermeasures available for mitigating the variety of threats. We also work with local contacts on project prioritization, implementation, and the review, monitoring, evaluating, and updating of plans as needed or dictated by state and federal entities. 


Founder and CEO Steven Foss has used his experience and relationship with county and state government officials to build HELP Paradigm's reputed team of disaster management experts and proprietary compliance procedures. HELP Paradigm's reputed team of experts in disaster management honed their skills in federal agencies, top state and local homeland security, as well as in emergency leadership positions.


Steven Foss

President & Director of Preparedness

Steven Foss is an experienced management professional who has worked with international, national, regional, state, local, and private-sector organizations in the areas of emergency management, homeland security, business continuity, and public health preparedness. His expertise includes project management, planning, facilitation, and evaluation related to various topics including catastrophic incidents, mission ready packages (MRPs), mass care, and evacuation. Steven served as the first Emergency Planner for the Stark County Emergency Management Agency from 2016 until 2019 where he worked with local officials and other planners and contractors to maintain, update and develop local hazard plans, as well as ensure compliance with state and federal planning regulations and guidelines.

Lt.Col. Costel Patrichi Ret.

Adjunct Consultant - HAZMAT

Lt. Col. Patrichi serves an advisory role for HELP Paradigm on EHS or Extremely Hazardous Substances. Lt. Col. Patrichi served as a Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical weapons expert in the Romanian Army for 26 years. Among many roles, one of the most notable for these particular units was the training of American military forces on NBC warfare in the 90’s. Lt. Col. Patrichi also assists with governmental relations for HELP Paradigm in Europe. With HELP Paradigm’s entrance onto the world’s stage, LT. Col. Patrichi will add an immense amount of knowledge on environmental and workplace safety. His expertise will be critical in leading us with our push into school Emergency Action Plans in Europe as we bring American level safety and security to schools overseas. 


WMD Responder Training 2012


Steven Foss training with MSG Detachment in Budapest, Hungary 2012


Steven Foss with Ambassador Eleni Tsakopoulos Kounalakis at the U.S. Embassy Budapest in 2012.