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Appendix A ________________________________________________________________________ Committee Biographies William H. Hooke (Chair) is a senior policy fellow and the director of the Atmospheric Policy Program at the American Meteorological Society (AMS) in Washington, D.C. Prior to arriving at AMS in 2000, Dr. Hooke worked for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and antecedent agencies for 33 years. After 6 years of research with NOAA he moved into a series of management positions of increasing scope and responsibility including chief of the Wave Propagation Laboratory Atmospheric Studies Branch, director of NOAA’s Environmental Sciences Group (now the Forecast Systems Lab), deputy chief scientist, and acting chief scientist of NOAA. Between 1993 and 2000, he held two national responsibilities: director of the U.S. Weather Research Program Office, and chair of the Interagency Subcommittee for Natural Disaster Reduction of the National Science and Technology Council Committee on Environment and Natural Resources. Dr. Hooke was a faculty member at the University of Colorado from 1967 to 1987, and served as a fellow of two NOAA Joint Institutes (CIRES, 1971-1977; CIRA 1987-2000). The author of over 50 refereed publications and coauthor of one book, Dr. Hooke holds a B.S. (physics honors) from Swarthmore College (1964), and S.M. (1966) and Ph.D. (1967) from the University of Chicago. He chaired the National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council (NAS/NRC) Disasters Roundtable from 2003-2009, has served on numerous NAS/NRC committees, and was named an NAS/NRC National Associate in 2008. In 2006, he was elected a member of the American Philosophical Society. Arrietta Chakos is project director of the Harvard Kennedy School’s Acting in Time Disaster Recovery Research Project and previously served as assistant city manager in Berkeley, California, directing innovative hazard mitigation initiatives. The Acting in Time Disaster Recovery Research Project focuses social and governmental interventions to reduce disaster risk and by supporting communities to responsibly implement safety measures. Ms. Chakos has worked with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the California Office of Emergency Services on hazard mitigation programs. She has served as a technical advisor for FEMA on risk mitigation and disaster loss estimation. She has advised GeoHazards International, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the World Bank, the California Office 65
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66 PRIVATE-PUBLIC SECTOR COLLABORATION FOR COMMUNITY DISASTER RESILIENCE of Emergency Services, the Association of Bay Area Governments, and the Center for BioSecurity on disaster and community engagement issues. She is a committee member of the NAS/NRC Disasters Roundtable. . Publications include papers on disaster issues for numerous technical conferences on disaster risk reduction; for the American Society of Civil Engineers; for Spectra, a professional publication; and for the Natural Hazards’ Observer. She contributed a chapter to OECD’s book, Keeping Schools Safe in Earthquake Country and to Global Warming, Natural Hazards, and Emergency Management (2008). Ms. Chakos received a B.A. in English from California State University, Humboldt, and a M.P.A. from the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government. Ann-Margaret Esnard is a professor and director of the Visual Planning Technology Lab (VPT Lab) at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) School of Urban and Regional Planning. Dr. Esnard’s expertise encompasses geographic information systems (GIS)/spatial analysis, coastal vulnerability assessment, displacement vulnerability, land- use planning, and disaster planning. She has been involved in a number of related research initiatives and is the principal investigator for a 3-year National Science Foundation grant to study hurricane-related population displacement, housing, and land development policy issues in eight coastal states (North Carolina to Texas). She has written on topics that include vulnerability assessments of coastal and flood hazards, population displacement vulnerability, quality of life and holistic disaster recovery, environmental justice, spatial analysis, GIS education, and public participation GIS,. Dr. Esnard has served on a number of local, state, and national committees including the Steering Committee for Evaluation of the National Flood Insurance Program directed by the American Institutes for Research on behalf of FEMA; the Disasters Roundtable of the National Academy of Sciences; the review committee for the Institute for Business & Home Safety’s Award for Scholarship in Planning and Natural Hazards. She is currently a member of the State of Florida Post-Disaster Redevelopment Planning Initiative. Dr. Esnard holds degrees in agricultural engineering (B.Sc., University of the West Indies- Trinidad), agronomy and soils (M.S., University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez), and regional planning (Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst). She also completed a 2-year postdoc at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. John R. Harrald is a research professor and adjunct professor of public policy at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Center for Technology, Security, and Policy. He is the director emeritus of the George Washington University (GWU) Institute for Crisis, Disaster, and Risk Management and professor emeritus of engineering management and systems engineering at GWU. Dr. Harrald is a member and chair of the National Research Council Disasters Roundtable Steering Committee, and a member of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention Board of Scientific Counselors. He served as a member of the National Research Council Transportation Research Board Aviation Emergency Management Task Force. He is the executive editor of the electronic Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and associate editor of The International Journal of Emergency Management. He is the immediate past president of the International Emergency Management Society. He has been engaged in the fields of emergency and crisis management and maritime safety and security and as a researcher in his academic career and as a practitioner during his 22 year career as a U.S. Coast Guard officer, retiring
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COMMITTEE BIOGRAPHIES 67 in the grade of Captain. Dr. Harrald received his B.S. from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, a M.A.L.S. from Wesleyan University, an M.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he was an Alfred P. Sloan Fellow, and an M.B.A. and Ph.D. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Lynne Kidder is the senior vice president for public-private partnerships at Business Executives for National Security (BENS), a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to applying best practices of the business sector to help make America safe and resilient. Ms. Kidder directed BENS’ national Business Force partnership program, facilitating public-private collaboration to strengthen homeland security and all-hazards disaster resilience at the state and local level. In addition to working on related federal policy, she continues to advise new and prospective partnerships. In 2008-09, Kidder led a BENS- convened coalition of national business leaders, professional/trade organizations, academics, NGOs, military, and agency partners, to build consensus on a framework for effective public-private collaboration at all levels of government. She is a member of the National Homeland Security Consortium and the Institute of Medicine’s Forum on Medical and Public Health Preparedness for Catastrophic Events – co-chairing its working group on countermeasure dispensing. Kidder’s previous experience includes executive level management in state government, corporate government affairs, and eight years as professional staff in the U.S. Senate. Prior to joining BENS in 2005, she served as the executive director of a non-profit organization of C-level executives in northern California, where she led numerous collaborative initiatives between private employers, public officials and other civic leaders. Kidder holds a BA from Indiana University, and a master’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin, and did additional post graduate study in Public Administration at George Mason University. Michael T. Lesnick is a cofounder of and senior partner at Meridian Institute, a nonprofit organization that provides neutral conflict management and multiple-stakeholder collaborative problem-solving services domestically and internationally. Dr. Lesnick has over 30 years of experience designing and managing multiparty information-sharing, problem-solving, and conflict management processes. His work with decision makers and stakeholders from government, corporations, nongovernmental organizations, international institutions, and scientific bodies has resulted in bringing practical solutions and new private-public partnerships to some of society’s most controversial and complex problems, particularly in the areas of national and homeland security, environment and sustainable development, public health, food security, climate change, international development, and science policy. Dr. Lesnick facilitated the White House Hurricane Katrina Stakeholder Summit as well as interagency and stakeholder processes in the development of the National Infrastructure Protection Plan and the National Response Framework. He directed projects that resulted in the formation of nine critical infrastructure/key resource sector coordinating councils at the national level as well as pandemic planning processes for the Department of Homeland Security Office of Infrastructure Protection. Dr Lesnick works extensively with the Community and Regional Resilience Institute. He has been the project director of over 100 domestic and international multiple-stakeholder collaboration processes. Dr. Lesnick has published in the areas of facilitation, mediation, and strategy assessment. He holds an M.S. and a
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68 PRIVATE-PUBLIC SECTOR COLLABORATION FOR COMMUNITY DISASTER RESILIENCE Ph.D. from the University of Michigan where he was also a postdoctoral fellow in environment and collaborative problem-solving and conflict management. Inés Pearce is chief executive of Pearce Global Partners Inc. (PGP), addressing the needs of government, business, nonprofits, and communities to reduce the potential for loss of life and property from natural and human-caused disasters. Ms. Pearce is a business continuity and emergency management expert with 17 years of professional experience, including 12 years specializing in private-public partnerships. She serves as the senior disaster response advisor for the Business Civic Leadership Center (BCLC) of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, where she is BCLC's primary point of contact for community- level disaster preparedness, recovery, and partnership coordination. She has also served as a U.S. Chamber of Commerce liaison during disasters, to facilitate long-term recovery, such as 2010’s earthquake in Haiti, the American Samoa tsunami in 2009, and 2008’s flooding in Iowa, storms in Florida, and hurricanes in Texas and Louisiana. Before launching PGP, Ms. Pearce was appointed as Seattle Project Impact director for the City of Seattle Emergency Management, managing four mitigation programs that provided resources for safer schools, homes, and businesses, as well as better hazard maps. During her tenure, Seattle Project Impact received numerous national excellence awards. As an expert in private-public partnerships, Ms. Pearce has represented the World Economic Forum at the United Nations (UN) Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in Geneva, Switzerland, and has addressed the United Nations regarding private-public partnerships at the World Conference for Disaster Reduction in Kobe, Japan. In 2003, Ms. Pearce was inducted into the Contingency Planning & Management Hall of Fame in the Public Servant category. She has also received two National Excellence Awards from the Western States Seismic Policy Council and in 2009 received an Award of Recognition from the city of Los Angeles for the successful planning of the Great Southern California ShakeOut, the largest earthquake drill in U.S. history with 5.5 million participants. Ms. Pearce is president of the Disaster Resistant Business Toolkit Workgroup, a 501c-3 public charity, which provides a comprehensive tool designed to assist small businesses create and implement improving their disaster readiness plans; the Contingency Planning & Recovery Management group; and on the Board of the Cascadia Regional Earthquake Workgroup. She received her B.A. degree in political science from Gonzaga University. Randolph H. Rowel is an assistant professor and director of the Why Culture Matters Disaster Studies Project at the Morgan State University School of Community Health and Policy. Dr. Rowel has over 25 years’ experience in community health education with considerable expertise in community organizing and empowerment, partnership development, and social marketing. He teaches Community Needs and Solutions, Community-Based Participatory Research, and Qualitative Research in Public Health and has been an invited presenter at numerous emergency management–related conferences to speak on community engagement and the cultural implications of disasters. Dr. Rowel serves as an investigator for the Department of Homeland Security–funded National Center for Preparedness and Catastrophic Event Response (PACER), where he is conducting studies to examine the relationship between daily crisis and preparedness behavior and community engagement strategies for low-income populations. As a
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COMMITTEE BIOGRAPHIES 69 PACER investigator, Dr. Rowel is also developing culturally appropriate disaster preparedness curriculum for faith-based leaders. In partnership with Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Dr. Rowel recently completed a project that examined knowledge, perceptions, and natural disaster experiences of low-income African American and Spanish-speaking Latino populations. This initiative led to publishing a Guide to Enhance Grassroots Risk Communication Among Low-Income Populations, which provides practical, step-by-step instructions on how to work with grassroots organizations in order to deliver critical information to low-income populations before, during, and after a disaster. Dr. Rowel recently served on the National Academies’ Ad Hoc Committee to Plan a Social Network Analysis (SNA) workshop. The workshop examined the current state of the art in SNA and its applicability to the identification, construction, and strengthening of networks within U.S. communities for the purpose of building community resilience. He received his undergraduate degree at Morgan State University and his master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Utah and the University of Maryland, College Park, respectively. Kathleen J. Tierney is a professor of sociology and director of the Natural Hazards Research and Applications Information Center at the University of Colorado, Boulder. The Hazards Center is housed in the University’s Institute of Behavioral Science, where she holds a joint appointment. Dr. Tierney's research focuses on the social dimensions of hazards and disasters, including natural, technological, and human-induced extreme events. She is senior author of Facing the Unexpected: Disaster Preparedness and Response in the United States (Joseph Henry Press 2001), co-editor, with William Waugh of Emergency Management: Principles and Practice for Local Government (International City and County Management Association 2007), and author or co-author of several dozen journal articles and book chapters on disaster-related topics. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Colorado, she was a professor of sociology at the University of Delaware, where she directed the Disaster Research Center. Her current and recent research includes projects focusing on warning systems for extreme weather events; disaster preparedness among community-based and faith-based organizations serving vulnerable populations; the structure of local inter-organizational networks for terrorism preparedness; vulnerability analyses of interdependent critical infrastructure systems in California’s Northern Delta; and flood hazard vulnerability and preparedness in the Netherlands. Tierney has served as a member of the National Academies/National Research Council Committee on Disaster Research in the Social Sciences and the Panel on Strategies and Methods for Climate-Related Decision Support. She is a current member of the Panel on Informing Effective Decisions and Actions Related to Climate Change, which is part of the “America’s Climate Choices” study. In 2006, she was the recipient of the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute’s Distinguished Lecturer award, the only sociologist and the first woman to receive that honor. Tierney received her Ph.D. in sociology from The Ohio State University and subsequently held a 3-year NIMH postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California Los Angeles. Her other academic and research appointments include positions at the California Seismic Safety Commision, the University of Southern California and the University of California at Irvine.
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70 PRIVATE-PUBLIC SECTOR COLLABORATION FOR COMMUNITY DISASTER RESILIENCE Brent H. Woodworth is currently president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Los Angeles Emergency Preparedness Foundation. He is a well-known leader in domestic and international crisis management with a distinguished history of working in partnership with government agencies, private sector companies, academic institutions, faith-based organizations, and nonprofits. In December 2007, he tretired from IBM Corporation after 32 years of service which included the development and management of all worldwide crisis response team operations. Over the past several years, Brent has led his “Crisis Response Team” in response to over 70 major natural and human-caused disasters in 49 countries. Brent’s domestic response efforts include the 1992 civil unrest in Los Angeles followed by the 1994 Northridge earthquake, Oklahoma City bombing, 9/11 World Trade Center attacks, Hurricane Katrina and multiple flooding, wind, fire, and seismic events. In 1998, Brent was appointed by Federal Energency Management Agency Director James Lee Witt to serve on a U.S. congressionally designated committee where he coauthored the national plan for predisaster mitigation. Brent has continued to demonstrate his industry leadership by serving on national and local committees and boards including the National Institute of Building Sciences board of directors; the U.S. Multi-hazard Mitigation Council (MMC) as chairman; the Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction (ACEHR) board of directors; and as the Los Angeles Emergency Preparedness Foundation president and CEO. Brent is the recipient of multiple industry awards and a well-published author on disaster preparedness, private-public partnerships, and crisis events. One example of Brent’s private-public sector collaboration focus includes his successful negotiation with Starbucks Corporation and T-Mobile Inc. whereby they provided free wireless connection service at over 1,000 locations from Santa Barbara to the U.S.-Mexico border during the California wild fires in October 2007. He received his B.S. in marketing management from the University of Southern California.