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Leadership Institutes

Two National Leadership Institutes provided an opportunity for Alliance for Response Steering Committee members to strengthen local networks and learn how to build more strategic partnerships with emergency managers. The first institute was held at the Chemical Heritage Foundation in Philadelphia on November 30, 2010, and the second at the Denver Public Library in on July 20, 2011.


Philadelphia Highlights

Summary

PowerPoint Presentations (not for publication)

Panel 1: Rock My World: Making Effective State and Local Connections

  • Ross Nagy, Assistant Director, Vermont Emergency Management Agency
  • Liam O’Keefe, Deputy Director, Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management
  • Bill Jenaway, President, Congressional Fire Services Institute, and Executive Vice President, VFIS

Panel 2: Success! Integrating Cultural Heritage into State and Local Plans: COSTEP-MA and SHER

  • SHER: Dennis Jones, Assistant Director, Chatham County Emergency Management Agency, and Beth Reiter, Executive Chair, Savannah Heritage Emergency Response
  • COSTEP MA: Lori Foley, Director of Preservation Services, Northeast Document Conservation Center, and Jack Sullivan, Regional Environmental and Historic Preservation Officer, FEMA Region I

Panel 3: Helping Your Local Network Grow: Opportunities for Collaboration and Support

  • Pam Weeks, State Citizen Corps Program Manager, Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency
  • Valerie M. Jones, Valerie M. Jones Associates
  • Ruth Mascari, Director for Plans (Acting), Maryland Emergency Management Agency

Moderator and speaker biographies


Denver Highlights

Summary

PowerPoint Presentations (not for publication)

Panel 1: Rock My World: Making Effective State and Local Connections

  • Scott Field, Deputy Director for Operations, Denver Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security
  • Ken Brink, Mitigation Team Supervisor, Colorado Department of Local Affairs, Division of Emergency Management
  • Steven Hardegen, Regional Environmental Officer, FEMA Region VIII

Panel 2: Helping Your Local Network Grow: Opportunities for Collaboration and Support

  • Carol Small, Deputy Director, Jefferson County Emergency Management

Panel 3: Success! Integrating Cultural Heritage into State and Local Plans: COSTEP-MA and SHER

  • COSTEP MA: Lori Foley, Vice President of Emergency Programs, Heritage Preservation and Jack Sullivan, Regional Environmental and Historic Preservation Officer, FEMA Region ]
  • SHER: Lynette Stoudt, Senior Archivist, Georgia Historical Society

Moderator and speaker biographies

Participant List