He holds a master's in river ecology from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Cotton is an extension educator at the University of Nebraska, focusing on livestock production, natural resource management, youth education, and disaster readiness. She teaches post-graduate students on different aspects of health in disaster management and supervises PhD dissertations on health issues in humanitarian settings. She is particularly interested in resilience of marginalized communities.
RESHAPE involves researchers and professionals concerned with advancing scientific and policy-oriented knowledge about the EU response capabilities towards natural disasters, humanitarian crises and systemic risks, within and outside Europe. Professionals are trained annually and can be called in whenever disaster strikes. Okoli has worked as a lead facilitator for a non-governmental organization and also served as a volunteer with the Institute of Safety Professionals of Nigeria and the Nigerian Red Cross Society, among others. Jackson is particularly interested in how to support behavior change and improve performance in providing public value to the community based on lessons and knowledge exchange.
Morin recently received a volunteer scientist position with Working Group II of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and will support the lead author team in preparing the Fifth Assessment Report. Brady is currently undertaking a PhD at the University of Melbourne, which examines what things help most during recovery from emergency from the perspectives of those affected. He currently lives and works in Guatemala, but interacts with professionals and practitioners across Central America regarding disaster preparedness. She has a bachelors in humanities with an emphasis in English and women studies. With a research and education emphasis based on determining the most effective preparedness training and implementation, Cotton has taught disaster readiness to over 3, people in counties.
Scott Cotton Scott Cotton is known for as a long-time disaster educator with first-hand response experience. He is interested in developing communication and coordination protocols that promote more efficient early warnings and emergency response between local community-based risk reduction committees and municipal and institutional representatives. She teaches post-graduate students on different aspects of health in disaster management and supervises PhD dissertations on health issues in humanitarian settings. She is now working on implementation research as a follow-up to that evaluation and looking at the effect of state mandates on the DMA2K plans. Her work has included examinations of family responses to Hurricanes Katrina, Ike, Charley, and Andrew, as well as bushfires in Australia. She is as an affiliated expert on urbanization for the U.
Ryan was drawn into disaster management in when her job managing a local council communication team required her to work with the Local Disaster Management Committee to keep the community informed of bushfire information. The system has the capability of linking with dispatch emergency response , mitigation planning, zoning issues, repetitive loss tracking, election precinct mapping, water resources mapping, and parcel information. Moresco is a licensed civil engineer in California with expertise in earthquake engineering and a LEED Accredited Professional with a focus on existing buildings. With Saeed's leadership, ERRA has initiated useful programs, such as medical rehabilitation of the disabled in affected areas, distribution of compensation to people who lost land during the earthquake, provision of legal assistance to vulnerable groups, and rehabilitation programs for widows and children. She hopes to continue empirical disaster research in both developed and developing countries, such as her home country, China. She has worked on projects benefiting the New Orleans area, including completing benefit-cost analyses for the potential retrofitting of university buildings, flood mitigation planning for several suburban New Orleans neighborhoods, identifying and implementing outreach projects for the Disaster Resistant University project, and conducting community outreach related to the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.
Before she took her position with the national team, Brady headed the Red Cross Victorian Bushfire Recovery team, which was developed to support community recovery following the Victorian bushfires. Sarah Thompson Sarah Thompson has been an active member of the Emergency Management community in Canada for over seven years. He has commissioned and coordinated more than 30 humanitarian research projects and published more than a dozen disaster risk reduction tool kits, handbooks, training manuals, and videos.
Betty Lai Betty S. Kate Brady Kate Brady is the National Recovery Coordinator for Australian Red Cross Emergency Services, where she is responsible for coordinating the development of all recovery services and activities undertaken around the country. Uchenna Okoli Uchenna Okoli is a native of Nigeria. Her current research is focused on two main topics; Emergency Social Services and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment methodologies. His community-based research initiative on early warning of flash floods was named among the top projects in the National Development and Creativity Festival. Lilia holds degrees in engineering in emergency management and a master's in risk analysis.
Brunie specializes in social capital, collective action, empowerment, and disasters, focusing particularly on how assistance programs can take advantage of existing structures to achieve more equitable and sustainable outcomes. Jerolleman is completing a master's in public administration at the University of New Orleans and will begin work on a PhD in urban studies in the fall. Through this work, Membreno was encouraged to further pursue vulnerability reduction issues with the possibility of implementing a floodplain manager certificate program for Honduras. Around the same time, the Queensland Police District Disaster Management Group asked her to set up a communication function at district level.
She works to develop relationships and capacity with local authorities, community partners, and impacted populations, and oversees and manages several volunteer teams throughout the region. Her research interests focus on natural hazards, sustainable development policy, and climate change adaptation.