Lauren Alexander Augustine is the director of the Program on Risk, Resilience, and Extreme Events in the Office of Special Projects in the Division of Policy and Global Affairs at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. She also serves as the associate executive director of the Division of Earth and Life Studies. Augustine directs the Resilient America Roundtable and the International Forum on CBRN Resilience, and she is the staff lead for the cross-Academies Resilience Working Group. She serves on the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Risk and Resilience and is a member of the Advisory Board for the American Geophysical Union’s Thriving Earth Exchange program. Augustine joined the National Academies in 2002. During her tenure, she was a study director on the Water Science and Technology Board, and from 2007 to 2014, she served as the country director for the African Science Academy Development Initiative, a cross-academies program that builds scientific capacity in national academies of science in eight African countries. From 2008 to 2013, she directed the Disasters Roundtable. Her most recent positions have entailed developing a portfolio on natural disasters and how science can inform policy to reduce disaster risks, and build and enhance society’s resilience to these risks. Augustine earned her Ph.D. in an interdisciplinary program at Harvard University that combined hydrology, geomorphology, and landscape ecology. She received her B.S. in applied
mathematics and systems engineering and her master’s degree in environmental planning and policy from the University of Virginia.
Joshua Barnes serves on the White House National Security Council Staff as the director for preparedness policy. In this capacity, he leads, plans, and coordinates development and implementation of preparedness policies and grant programs. Included in those efforts is the implementation of the National Preparedness Goal and the National Preparedness System, which encompasses the protection, prevention, mitigation, response, and recovery mission areas. In addition, he is leading efforts to better integrate federal community resilience policies and metrics. He also led the Administration’s actions in building long-term drought resilience resulting in a Presidential Memorandum and associated Action Plan. Prior to joining the White House, Barnes served as the EDA disaster recovery coordinator and led disaster recovery policy and technical assistance implementation efforts. In his tenure at EDA, he served as a core team member in the National Incident Command Economic Solutions Team responding to the economic recovery consequences from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. In addition, Barnes served as the national coordinator for the Economic Recovery Support Function, under the National Disaster Recovery Framework. In that role, Barnes led interagency efforts to coordinate information sharing, technical assistance, and the leverage of resources to support major and catastrophic disasters nation-wide. Barnes also led economic resilience policy initiatives for the agency.
Michael Berkowitz joined the Rockefeller Foundation in August 2013 to shape and oversee the 100 Resilient Cities. Previously, he worked at Deutsche Bank (DB), most recently as the deputy global head of operational risk management (ORM). In that capacity, he oversaw the firm’s OR capital planning efforts, served as a primary regulatory contact and connected the myriad operational risk management efforts group-wide. He held multiple other positions at DB, including chief operating officer of corporate security, business continuity (CSBC) and operational risk management, where he had responsibility for budgeting, operations, and global coordination across the group’s six work streams. During this time, he also served as the head of the Bank’s Protective Intelligence unit, designed to assess and analyze security and geo-political threats to the Bank, its staff, processes, and information. Prior to December 2010, he was the CSBC head in APAC with responsibility for all business continuity planning and
alternate site operations, as well as physical security, executive and event protection, fraud investigation and prevention, and cybercrime. Between 2005 and 2008, he had management roles for DB in Mumbai, India, and New York. Until January 2005, he was deputy commissioner at the Office of Emergency Management in New York City. In this position, he worked on major planning initiatives, including the New York City Coastal Storm, Biological Terrorism, and Transit Strike contingency plans. At OEM, he led an initiative to create OEM’s Public-Private Emergency Planning Initiative and its Ready New York citizen preparedness campaign. He also responded to incidents including the 1999 outbreak of West Nile Fever, Tropical Storm Floyd, major flooding in Southern Queens (1999), the crashes of SwissAir 111 and American Airlines 587, the 2003 Northeast blackout, as well as the 2001 anthrax incidents and the World Trade Center disaster.
Richard Bissell is executive director for Policy and Global Affairs of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Prior to joining the National Academies in 1998, Bissell was a member and chair of the Inspection Panel at the World Bank, where he reported to the Board of Executive Directors as a founding member of a permanent, independent panel. In previous appointments, he was assistant administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development as head of the Science & Technology Bureau and as head of the Policy and Program Coordination Bureau, as well as director of research at the U.S. Information Agency. He has been a visiting professor at American University, Georgetown University, and the University of Pennsylvania. He was educated at Stanford University, the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, and Princeton University.
Ray Bonilla leads the resiliency and continuity efforts for Kaiser Permanente IT. As the leader for IT resiliency, he is responsible for the strategic direction and execution of enterprise-wide IT resiliency management programs, IT business continuity planning, IT crisis management, HIPAA security contingency planning compliance, and enterprise technology risk assessments and professional teams. Bonilla leads cross-organizational programs and initiatives to enhance the resiliency of Kaiser Permanente’s IT workforce, technology infrastructures, and business processes. He also provides strong leadership in developing strategies, executing on commitments from executive leadership and the Board of Directors, and change management with
key stakeholders around the organization. Bonilla has extensive experience managing large and complex business continuity, emergency management, and disaster recovery programs. Prior to joining IT, Bonilla served as a senior business continuity consultant with Kaiser Permanente, where he managed the business continuity program for the Northern California region. As a regional project manager for T-Mobile, USA, he designed, developed, and implemented preparedness programs and training. He serves on numerous business continuity boards, committees, and focus groups throughout the United States. His activities include director of membership for the Association of Contingency Planners, and terrorism liaison officer with the Northern California Regional Intelligence Center. He is a Master Business Continuity Professional (MBCP), an Associate Fellow of the Business Continuity Institute (AFBCI), and a Project Management Professional (PMP). Bonilla received his bachelor’s degree in organizational communications from California State University, East Bay, and his M.B.A. from the University of San Francisco.
Lieutenant General Thomas P. Bostick is a 1978 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy and holds Master of Science Degrees in both civil engineering and mechanical engineering from Stanford University. He served as the 53rd Chief of Engineers and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, where he was responsible for most of the nation’s civil works infrastructure and military construction. Bostick also served as the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-1, responsible for total U.S. Army personnel and manpower; Commanding General, U.S. Army Recruiting Command; and as the Assistant Division Commander-Maneuver; and then Assistant Division Commander-Support of the 1st Cavalry Division. He deployed with the Division in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom before commanding the Army Corps of Engineers Gulf Region Division, where he was responsible for more than $18 billion of reconstruction in Iraq. Bostick also served as an associate professor of mechanical engineering at West Point and was a White House Fellow, working as a special assistant to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs. Bostick has been one of the leading advocates in the federal government on resilience and with developing a systems approach to watershed matters. He led the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the completion of the North Atlantic Coast Comprehensive Study: Resilient Adaptation to Increasing Risk report to U.S. Congress in 2015.
Andrew Brenner is the senior manager of Global Communications at 100
Resilient Cities and leads much of the organization’s media and strategic communications work. Prior to 100 Resilient Cities, Brenner worked as an assistant vice president in Widmeyer Communications’ PreK–12 education practice, leading work for numerous education and philanthropic clients, including the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Nobel Laureate James Heckman, and the First Five Years Fund. Previously, Brenner was a senior consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton; he provided communications and consulting support to several U.S. Department of Defense clients. Brenner began his career in the political world, as a senior associate at Kennedy Communications, a DC-based boutique political communications firm, providing strategic communications guidance and qualitative political research. Brenner also spent time on the ground in the campaign world—for the New York State Democratic Party in 2006 and Obama for America in 2007–2008. Brenner holds an M.P.A. from Cornell University, where he was a teacher’s assistant to Prof. Theodore Lowi and graduate assistant at the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies. At Cornell, Brenner also spent time as a Summer Fellow with an NGO in Tuzla, Bosnia, and Herzegovina helping to develop an international development education initiative. Brenner graduated cum laude from Le Moyne College with a B.A. in political science. Throughout college and graduate school, Brenner was active in journalism and writing—serving as an editor for three separate publications and contributing to numerous professional publications, including The Post Standard (Syracuse, N.Y.) and The News Media and the Law magazine.
Dan Burger is the director of the Coastal Services Division for the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), Ocean and Coastal Resource Management (OCRM). Since joining DHEC in 2004, Burger has worked to advance the policy goals of the state’s Coastal Zone Management Program through the development and implementation of innovative program strategies, products, and services. Currently, Burger leads staff performance of inter-governmental planning, coastal hazard analysis, and policy development efforts. In 2015, Burger led the establishment of the Charleston Resilience Network (CRN) and has since been honored to serve as chair of the coalition. Prior to his work in South Carolina, Burger worked to advance environmental public policy in Maryland as the program manager for the Maryland League of Conservation Voters. Burger is an honors graduate of Western Maryland (McDaniel) College and holds a Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) in Urban Public Affairs from the
College of Charleston. Since 2011, Burger has served on the College of Charleston M.P.A. Advisory Board.
Jane Cage is widely regarded as a community organizer and activist. She served as chair of the Joplin Citizens Advisory Recovery Team after the 2011 tornado, managing more than 150 volunteers and serving as liaison with federal, state, and local government representatives. Cage was awarded the 2012 Rick Rescorla National Award for Resilience from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for her work in Joplin. In 2014, she founded a small consulting business (InsightFive22) that provides services and programs that enhance community preparedness and resilience. In addition to her disaster-related experience, Cage is an experienced corporate executive with 25 years of experience as the chief operating officer of a $15 million computer networking firm, where she managed all internal functions of the company. She has served as a facilitator and peer coach for more than 8 years for IT-related businesses. Cage is an accomplished facilitator and engaging public speaker who has worked with communities across the country.
Arrietta Chakos (see Appendix A).
Miriam Chion is focused on urban and regional planning, land use policies, community resources, and international development. As director of planning and research at the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG), she is responsible for the development of regional strategies in coordination with cities, businesses, and community organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is addressing the intersection of equity, resilience, and sustainability. Until 2009, she was a faculty at the Department of International Development, Community, and Environment, at Clark University, Massachusetts. Until 2004, she worked at the San Francisco Planning Department. She completed her doctoral studies at the University of California, Berkeley, and her architectural degree at Universidad Ricardo Palma in Lima, Peru.
Sandi Fowler serves the City of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, as the assistant city manager. Fowler has held several positions in her more than 26 years in Cedar Rapids city government. Following Cedar Rapids’ devastating flood of 2008, Fowler was responsible for citizen engagement, program development, and the rebuilding of damaged and destroyed city facilities valued at more than $300 million. Fowler leads the departments of Public Works,
Community Development, Building Services, and Transit. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration, a master’s degree in public administration, and completed Harvard University’s Senior Executives in State and Local Government Program.
W. Craig Fugate was confirmed by the U.S. Senate and began his service as administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in May 2009. Promulgating a “whole community approach” to emergency management, Fugate’s leadership under FEMA has fostered resiliency, a community-oriented approach to emergency management to build sustainable and resilient communities. Prior to coming to FEMA, Fugate served as director of the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) as well as Florida State Coordinating Officer for 11 presidentially declared disasters including the management of $4.5 billion in federal disaster assistance. Between 2004 and 2005, Fugate managed seven federal disaster responses to hurricanes in Florida, the largest of which involved four major hurricanes that impacted the state in quick succession: Hurricanes Charley, Frances, Ivan, and Jeanne. Fugate began his emergency management career as a volunteer firefighter, paramedic, and a Lieutenant with the Alachua County Fire Rescue. Eventually, he moved from exclusive fire rescue operations to serving as the emergency manager for Alachua County in Gainesville, Florida, before being bureau chief for preparedness and response for FDEM.
Gerald E. Galloway, Jr., is a Glenn L. Martin Institute Professor of Engineering and an affiliate professor of public policy at the University of Maryland, College Park. His 38-year career in the military included positions such as commander of the Army Corps of Engineers District in Vicksburg, Mississippi, member of the Mississippi River Commission, and professor and founding head of the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering and dean of the Academic Board at the U.S. Military Academy. He retired from the U.S. Army in 1995 as a Brigadier General. Galloway earned his M.S.E. at Princeton and his Ph.D. in geography (specializing in water resources) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A civil engineer, public administrator, and geographer, Galloway’s current research focuses on the development of U.S. national water policy and disaster resilience in general and national floodplain management policy in particular. He currently serves as a consultant to several federal and state and nongovernmental agencies on water resources
policy development and flood risk management including the Louisiana Governor’s Advisory Commission on Coastal Protection, Restoration, and Conservation; the Maryland Coast Smart Council, an international panel of experts examining the flooding threats to Florence; and a panel of experts advising on sea-level rise challenges in Singapore. Prior to joining Maryland, he was vice president, geospatial strategies, for the ES3 Sector of the Titan Corporation. He was a 6-year member of the National Research Council’s Water Science and Technology Board and has served as chair or member of 13 National Research Council committees. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the National Academy of Public Administration.
Natalie Grant joined the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) as a program analyst within the Division of Recovery in January 2012. Since that time, she has served as the health and social services recovery field coordinator for federal interagency coordination following Hurricane Sandy from 2012 to 2016 through the National Disaster Recovery Operation. She has also facilitated recovery planning and coordination in other disaster and emergency incidents within HHS Regions 1, 2, 5, and 10. Prior to her federal role, Grant served as director of the Office of Public Health Preparedness at Boston Emergency Medical Services (BEMS) within the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC). In this capacity, she was chief emergency planner for public health and medical matters, oversaw all programmatic activities associated with implementation of the Public Health Emergency Preparedness Cooperative Agreement (PHEP) and the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC), while collaborating closely with the Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) through a partnership with the Conference of Boston Teaching Hospitals (COBTH) and the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers. Grant was the Emergency Support Function Eight (ESF-8) lead during planned citywide events and public health emergency activations such as H1N1, Massachusetts Water Emergency, and various weather emergencies. She also worked at the Miami-Dade County Office of Emergency Management as health and medical emergency management coordinator. In close partnership with colleagues at Miami-Dade Fire Rescue, she led the Miami-Dade County ESF-8 response to natural hazards, utility failures, and civil disturbances. Grant fostered strong relationships with partners across the health care delivery system including pre-hospital, hospital, community health centers, ancillary care services, and
private home care providers. Originally from Homestead, Florida, Grant is an accomplished track and field athlete and competes internationally for the Jamaican National Team. She received her M.P.H. in international health from Boston University and A.B. in biology from Harvard College.
Jeanne Herb leads a variety of projects and programs related to environmental policy and sustainability. Her work includes co-facilitating the New Jersey Climate Adaptation Alliance (http://climatechange.rutgers.edu/njadapt), a public–private partnership in New Jersey that is building capacity in New Jersey to prepare for climate change impacts and to develop public policies that promote resilience; supporting the Transportation and Climate Initiative, a 12-state effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector facilitated by the Georgetown Climate Center (www.georgetownclimate.org); developing guidance on land use and other strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector and increase capacity to promote resilience for more than 100 communities in New York State; engaging a five-state regional stakeholder process to develop a transparent and public portal to support regional ocean planning, including engagement of citizens in participatory and consensus-based geospatial processes; incorporating health in all policies (HIAP) approaches into the North Jersey Sustainable Communities Consortium (http://www.policy.rutgers.edu/njscc/), including organization of a Health in all Policies conference in spring 2013; and developing capacity in New Jersey for Health Impact Assessments and enhancement of capacity to apply integrated environmental public health data. Prior to joining the Bloustein School, Herb was assistant commissioner for policy, planning and science at the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP). While at NJDEP, she oversaw programs related to climate change, environmental justice, sustainable development and “green” design, state planning, environmental health tracking, smart growth, and coastal and ocean policy. Herb began her career at NJDEP in the mid-1980s through the late 1990s when she was engaged in the state’s landmark Worker and Community Right to Know and Pollution Prevention Acts. In between her two “tours of duty” at NJDEP, Herb spent 6 years as the manager of the public policy program at Tellus Institute, a Boston-based nonprofit consulting “think-do” tank that focuses on environmental policy, sustainable development, corporate governance, and energy planning. She holds a B.A. degree from Rutgers University and an M.A. from New York University.
June Isaacson Kailes (www.jik.com) is a disability policy consultant and the associate director and adjunct associate professor at Harris Family Center for Disability and Health Policy at Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, California. Her breadth and depth of experience in disability and access and functional needs issues as a writer, trainer, researcher, policy analyst, subject matter expert, and advocate is widely known and respected. In the emergency world, Kailes is well known for her pioneering work in conceiving, promoting, and moving the emergency management world from the vague “special needs” focus to operationalizing an access and functional needs approach to planning, response, and recovery. This also includes conceiving and working with the State of California to adopt and implement the use of Functional Assessment Service Teams (FAST). These teams strategically link government, nonprofit, and business sectors to work with individuals with access and functional needs to enable people to maintain mobility, health, safety, independence, and successfully manage in general population shelters and other temporary housing options. This model is being put into practice in California and customized for use in other parts of the United States. Kailes has the unique ability to blend and bridge two worlds: disability user experiences and emergency management experiences. Her contracts include working with several California State Departments as well as cities and counties. She has also worked nationally with FEMA, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and U.S. Health and Human Services on policy, planning, and training issues. She co-chaired The United States Department of Homeland Security’s working group, which developed a Functional and Medical Support Sheltering Target Capabilities List, worked on FEMA’s Guidance on Planning for Integration of Functional Needs Support Services in General Population Shelters, and is a member of FEMA’s National Advisory Council. In the health care world, Kailes’s focuses encompass working as a contractor with a variety of health facilities, managed care plans, government projects, and consulting firms. These projects include work with Rehabilitation Research and Training Centers: on Aging with a Disability, Managed Care and Disability, Health and Wellness and Disability, National Center of Physical Activity and Disability and the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Accessible Medical Instrumentation, the Access Board. She delivers workshops on developing disability competencies in health care covering the demographics of disability populations (prevalence, causes, function versus diagnosis, employment rates, and health disparities) compliance with the Americans with Disabilities
Act (attitudinal, communication, physical, medical equipment, and programmatic access), care coordination and long-term support services, and stakeholder engagement. Kailes is the recipient of many honors and awards, and has delivered hundreds of keynote addresses, workshops and seminars and has more than 200 publications on disability-related health, wellness and aging with disability, and emergency issues. She has held many offices on the boards of the National Council for Independent Living (NCIL), and the California Foundation of Independent Living Centers. As a presidential appointee to the United States Access Board, where she served as its chair and vice chair, Kailes is a well-known and respected disability rights advocate and consultant. Recognized nationally and internationally, she is one of the original national leaders in the Independent Living Movement.
Alex Kaplan is senior vice president of global partnerships for Swiss Re charged with developing and executing innovative risk transfer solutions to help governments, international financial institutions, and NGOs at all levels manage their financial risks to help society create effective responses to major challenges, including natural catastrophes, climate change, and food security as well as infrastructure, health care, and longevity. Kaplan joined Swiss Re in 2008 as vice president of regulatory affairs representing Swiss Re before governments and regulators. Prior to joining Swiss Re, Kaplan was appointed as deputy to the Assistant Secretary for Legislative Affairs for the United States Department of the Treasury under Secretary Henry M. Paulson in August 2006. Kaplan has also worked with the Organization for International Investment (OFII), a Washington, DC-based business association representing U.S. subsidiaries of foreign companies. Prior to joining OFII, Kaplan worked with the Committee on Ways and Means in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Nick Kushner is a project manager of the Age-Friendly DC program in the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services, Government of the District of Columbia. He joined DC Government as a Capital City Fellow in January 2014, spending 6 months with the District Department of the Environment, implementing the city’s sustainability plan, before joining the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services and helping to write the final Age-Friendly DC Strategic Plan. He is currently engaged in numerous interagency efforts working on the plan’s implementation and serves as the emergency management liaison for the office. Beginning in May 2016, Kushner began working on detail with the DC Office of Planning,
where he is engaged in the drafting of a new resilience element to the city’s Comprehensive Plan as well as working to update other sections of the plan. He also participated on the application team for DC’s 100 Resilient Cities application and currently sits on the launch team as the District begins this journey. Previous work experience includes researching comprehensive plans and public health at the American Planning Association, field work in eastern Africa assisting refugees coming to the United States, and domestic work coordinating refugee resettlement in the United States. He has a dual master’s degree from Virginia Tech in urban and regional planning and public and international affairs and a bachelors’ degree in political science from the University of Minnesota.
Chip LaMarca is a lifelong resident of Broward County. LaMarca attended Broward College, Florida Atlantic University, and Boston University, before returning home to follow in his late father’s footsteps by helping bring jobs to Broward through the construction industry. He started LaMarca Construction in 2006. He was elected to the Lighthouse Point City Commission in 2005 and is proud to serve the people of District 4 as a Broward County Commissioner since 2010. LaMarca has worked hard to improve Broward’s economy through job creation in his position on the Board of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance. LaMarca is a dedicated member of the National Association of Counties, for which he serves as the vice chair of Large Urban County Caucus and the Florida Association of Counties, for which he chairs the Finance & Tax Administration committee. He is most proud of his work with the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance and the Six Pillars project, where he serves as co-chair of the Steering Committee.
Linda Langston (see Appendix A).
Andrea Larson is the City of Minneapolis’ results management program coordinator, leading its work on enterprise strategic planning, analysis, and reporting. In this role, Larson is responsible for setting the management and reporting structures for the city and her focus is on evolving the way that local government uses and shares data, especially through the use of community indicators and analysis. Prior to working for the city, Larson spent time in both the private and nonprofit sectors, applying data driven strategy principles to drive progress. She spent 5 years working at Target Corporation, focusing first on driving profitability in the core business and later in Target’s philanthropic arm. In corporate philanthropy, she led national edu-
cation initiatives, for which she created shared value among the customer, the community, and the company. In this position, Larson was recognized for her work on developing Facebook’s largest ever giving campaign at that time. She also spent time consulting on policy and implementation strategy for a variety of nonprofit organizations. She earned her B.A. in psychology and Scandinavian studies with a minor in business from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 2008 and received her master’s in public policy with a focus on public and nonprofit leadership and management in 2015 from the University of Minnesota.
Erika Lindsey is a senior policy advisor for the New York City Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency (ORR), working on initiatives that support the strengthening of social infrastructure and support networks in communities across the city. Previously, Lindsey conducted spatial analyses that informed policy recommendations for the city’s comprehensive climate resilience plan, A Stronger, More Resilient New York. As part of her flood risk outreach work, she used geospatial analyses to communicate current and future flood risk to New York City’s population, built environment, and critical infrastructure. Prior to the Mayor’s Office, Lindsey worked as a land use planner for the Manhattan Borough President’s Office, taught ArcGIS to nonprofit leaders, and conducted spatial analyses for an environmental justice organization in New Delhi, India. She is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles, with a B.A. in sociology. She received her Master in City Planning from the University of Pennsylvania School of Design.
Kevin Long is an emergency management specialist in the Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, in Washington, DC, for 14 years. Long has worked in the National Flood Insurance Program and other mitigation programs during this time. He also served as the secretariat for the Mitigation Framework Leadership Group (MitFLG) for 3 years. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from West Virginia University and his Master of Science degree in Geographic Information Science from the University of Redlands.
Nick Macchione serves as San Diego County’s director of the Health and Human Services Agency. He directs a professional workforce of 6,000 employees with a $2 billion annual operating budget, including 166 citizen advisory boards/commissions and 1,000 contracted community service providers. Under Macchione’s leadership, the Agency has earned numerous
state and national recognitions for its innovative, cost-effective solutions in improving the health, safety, and well-being for its 1 million clients. The Agency is of the largest health and human services networks in the nation, supporting all of its 3.2 million residents residing in San Diego County. With a passionate focus on practical innovation for improving the quality of life of San Diegans, Macchione directs the delivery of health and social service safety net programs, including public health services; emergency medical services and disaster response; behavioral health services; Medicaid managed care and other safety net health insurance programs; nutrition assistance for the indigent; child and adult protective services; family and community violence prevention; parenting and early childhood development programs; support services for active duty military, veterans, and their families, as well as numerous other services. Macchione implements policy direction of an elected Board of Supervisors and also oversees the operations of the County’s Psychiatric Hospital; Edgemoor Skilled Nursing Facility (2014 winner of the Silver Achievement in Quality Award by the American Health Care Association); Children’s Emergency Shelter; and a residential high school academy for foster youth. Most notably, under his leadership in 2010 the Health and Human Services Agency and the rest of county government embarked on its most bold and ambitious countywide “social movement” known as Live Well San Diego. Live Well San Diego is being implemented countywide through hundreds of public–private partnerships representing tens of thousands of San Diegans in building better health, safer living, and economic vitality for all San Diegans. Measurable improvements have been made in all three aforementioned categories as demonstrated in www.LiveWellSD.org. Macchione is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, having previously served a 3-year term as the elected Regent for San Diego and Imperial Counties. He is a Public Health Leadership Scholar with the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and a Creating Healthier Communities Fellow of the American Hospital Association’s Health Forum. Macchione serves on numerous regional and national boards, including serving as vice chair of the Milbank Memorial Funds’ Reforming States Group, vice chair of the National Association of Counties’ health committees, executive steering committee for Harvard University’s Human Services Value Curve, and Aspen Institute’s TeamWorks project for state health departments. Macchione holds dual master’s degrees from Columbia University and New York University, where he specialized in health services management and health policy. Also, he earned a senior healthcare leadership certificate from Harvard University.
For the past 18 years, he has been an active instructor and faculty member at San Diego State University’s Graduate School of Public Health and holds the endowed position of the John Hanlon Executive Scholar for the division of health management and policy.
Sarene Marshall is head of the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI’s) Center for Sustainability and oversees ULI’s activities in the areas of climate change, energy, sustainability, and resilience, including the Greenprint Center for Building Performance and the Urban Resilience Program. Through the work of Greenprint and the Urban Resilience Program, the Sustainability Center provides leadership and support to ULI’s 35,000 members—land use professionals across North America, Europe, and Asia—to invest in addressing building energy performance and increase portfolio resilience while reducing risks due to the changing climate. Marshall came to ULI from The Nature Conservancy (TNC), where she spearheaded the organization’s efforts to reduce its environmental footprint by managing carbon, waste, water, and recycling. She also worked with the Conservancy’s Latin America region to develop new initiatives on food security, water security, and smart infrastructure. During her time at TNC, Marshall served as managing director for the global Climate Change program and associate director of Forests and Climate program—two of the Conservancy’s largest programs. Previously, she led change management, globalization, and strategic planning projects on behalf of TNC’s executive team. Prior to her 12 years at The Nature Conservancy, she held positions with Mercer Management Consulting (now Oliver Wyman), a subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies, and the World Wildlife Fund. Marshall holds a Master of Business Administration and Master of Arts in International Studies from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School/Lauder Institute. She is a fluent Spanish speaker who earned a Bachelor of Arts in international studies from George Washington University and has lived in cities in the United States, Spain, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru.
Ben McAdams was sworn into office as Salt Lake County Mayor on January 7, 2013. McAdams pledged to work collaboratively, across party lines, to find efficiencies in county government and to be open and accountable to citizens. During his tenure as County Mayor, he has championed education, helping the county become the first in the country to partner with the private sector to offer greater access to high-quality preschool for low-income children. McAdams has also emphasized economic development and job
growth, partnering with cities to attract business while being a careful steward of taxpayer dollars. He has also supported greater access for businesses and residents to transit, trails, and open space. McAdams is a graduate of the University of Utah and Columbia Law School. After Columbia Law School, he worked as a corporate finance attorney with firms in New York and Salt Lake City.
Kathy Baughman McLeod is managing director of coastal risk and investment. She leads a global team of professionals advancing the ability of natural infrastructure, including reefs and wetlands, to protect people and property along coastlines, sequester carbon, improve fisheries, and more. Through science and policy, with engagement in the insurance, engineering, and financial sectors, The Nature Conservancy (TNC) seeks to make investing in nature a standard practice for healthier, more resilient communities and economies. Prior to coming to TNC, Baughman McLeod served international clients in mining, energy finance and other natural resource sectors. She was also twice appointed by the Governor of Florida to the Florida Energy & Climate Commission. Baughman McLeod served as the Deputy Chief of Staff to Florida’s elected chief financial officer, where she led policy development and execution related to the State Treasury and Pension Fund ($150 billion) and the financial risks and impacts of climate change, including Florida’s Hurricane Catastrophe Fund ($26 billion) and Citizens Insurance (1.3 million policies). She worked for The Trust for Public Land in conservation finance for several years on more than $6 billion in conservation funding. She holds an M.B.A. from Duke’s Fuqua School of Business, where course work took place in Dubai, Delhi, St. Petersburg, Bangkok, Shanghai, and London, an M.S. in urban geography and a B.S. in international affairs from Florida State University. She also holds a certificate in Health Impact Assessment from the University of Liverpool in the United Kingdom. She is a 2013 Policy Fellow of the French Foreign Ministry and a Fellow of the Forte Foundation for Women in Business.
C. Dan Mote, Jr. (NAE) is president of the National Academy of Engineering, and Regents’ Professor on leave from the University of Maryland. He served as president of the University of Maryland for 12 years and on the University of California, Berkeley, faculty for 31 years, where he held an endowed chair in Mechanical Systems, was chair of Mechanical Engineering, and served as vice chancellor. As president of the NAE, Mote is committed to ensuring highly competitive talent in the national engi-
neering workforce, facilitating public understanding of engineering and demonstrating how engineering creates a better quality of life, and engaging the Academy in global engineering issues in support of national interests. A highlight of global engineering engagement is the promotion of the NAE fourteen Grand Challenges for Engineering whose solutions are needed to preserve life on the planet as we know it in this century. The drive to preserve life on the planet is the first vision for the engineering profession in history. Mote is internationally recognized for his research on the dynamics of gyroscopic systems and the biomechanics of snow skiing. He has produced more than 300 publications and is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, American Academy of Mechanics, American Association for the Advancement of Science, and Acoustical Society of America, and an honorary fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). He is the 2005 recipient of the Founders Award from the National Academy of Engineering and the 2011 recipient of the ASME Medal in recognition of both his comprehensive body of work on the dynamics of moving flexible structures and his leadership in academia.
Paul Nicholas is a senior director for Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing. Nicholas leads the Global Security Strategy and Diplomacy Team, which focuses on advancing cybersecurity, cloud computing, and risk management. He actively participates in World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Risk and Resilience and leads Microsoft partnership with 100 Resilient Cities. Prior to joining Microsoft in 2005, Nicholas spent 8 years in the U.S. government, focusing on emerging threats. During this time, he served as White House director of Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Protection, a senior policy advisor in the U.S. Senate, an assistant director at the Government Accountability Office, and a U.S. Department of Defense analyst. Nicholas earned a B.A. from Indiana University and an M.A. from Georgetown University.
Molly O’Donnell is the resiliency planner and project manager for the Boulder County Collaborative CDBG-DR Infrastructure Program. She specializes in bringing engineers, regulators, and other stakeholders with wide-ranging directives to one table to find innovative, sustainable, and resilient solutions to successfully move infrastructure projects forward in the face of the challenges of the 21st century. She joined the City of Longmont, acting as the lead agency for the Boulder County Collaborative, in January 2016. The Boulder County Collaborative is a collective of towns, cities,
and county governments within Boulder County that formed together after the 2013 Colorado wildfires and floods to prioritize limited disaster funds to address the greatest and most pressing needs in the communities. O’Donnell manages the $35 million project portfolio containing the Collaborative’s CDBG-DR Infrastructure Program. She also led the team that crafted the Resilient Design Performance Standard for Infrastructure and Dependent Facilities, an innovative tool to help Boulder County communities move toward a more resilient future, one project at a time. She also sits on the Data, Metrics, & Tools Committee for the Community Resilience Panel for Buildings and Infrastructure. The bulk of O’Donnell’s prior experience was at the County of San Diego Department of Public Works, where, as environmental planning manager, she managed the environmental regulatory review and permitting process for multi-million dollar capital projects and ran the division’s operating and capital budgets. O’Donnell was later the assistant to the City Manager for the City of Carlton, Oregon, on special assignment to make a dent in its backlog of capital projects and to spearhead the integration of performance analytics into the strategic plan and annual budget. While obtaining her M.P.A., she acted as project manager for the Oregon Public Performance Measurement Association, promoting the use of data and analytics in local government management decision-making. She also helped create the Total Employers Cost of Compensation tool, a software-enabled compensation benchmarking system for the public sector. O’Donnell received a B.A. in environmental studies from the University of San Diego and an M.P.A. with a local government management focus from Portland State University’s Hatfield School of Government.
Lori Peek is an associate professor in the Department of Sociology and co-director of the Center for Disaster and Risk Analysis (CDRA) at Colorado State University (CSU). She also is an adjunct research scientist at the National Center for Disaster Preparedness, the Earth Institute, Columbia University. Since 2006, she has served as associate chair of the Social Science Research Council Task Force on Hurricane Katrina and Rebuilding the Gulf Coast. Peek studies vulnerable populations in disaster, with a special emphasis on the experiences of low-income families, racial and ethnic minorities, women, and children. She is the author of Behind the Backlash: Muslim Americans after 9/11 (Temple University Press, 2011), co-editor of Displaced: Life in the Katrina Diaspora (University of Texas Press, 2012), and co-author of Children of Katrina (University of Texas Press, 2015). Behind the Backlash received the Distinguished Book Award from the Midwest Sociological Soci-
ety and the Best Book Award from the American Sociological Association Section on Altruism, Morality, and Social Solidarity. In 2009, the American Sociological Association Section on Children and Youth honored Peek with the Early Career Award for Outstanding Scholarship. She was named the 2010 Greek Life Professor of the Year and has received CSU’s Alumni Association Best Teacher Award, College of Liberal Arts Excellence in Teaching Award, and the Waterpik Excellence in Education Award. In addition, the Institute on Teaching and Learning at CSU selected her as a 2011–2012 Teaching Fellow as part of a university-wide competition. Peek earned a B.A. in sociology from Ottawa University in 1997, a M.Ed. in education and human resource studies from Colorado State University in 1999, and a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Colorado Boulder in 2005.
Robin Pfohman has worked to address health disparities caused by emergencies for the past 10 years. As the manager of the Community Resilience + Equity Program at Public Health-Seattle & King County, Pfohman collaborates with internal and external stakeholders, identifies systems issues and builds programming to address disproportionate impacts in emergency response and recovery planning. Pfohman is particularly interested in strengthening everyday systems so that our community will be more resilient in disasters. Prior to joining the Preparedness Section, Pfohman served as a program manager in the Community Health Services Division of Public Health. Pfohman has more than 20 years of experience in public health, working on such issues as school-based health, Medicaid managed care, and community engagement/partnership development. She has committed her career to system integration and alignment on behalf of underserved communities. Pfohman received her M.P.A. from the University of Oregon and completed her undergraduate degree at the University of San Francisco.
Lynn Scarlett is the former deputy secretary and chief operating officer of the U.S. Department of the Interior, now worldwide managing director for public policy at The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and leads TNC’s global climate strategy. She chairs the Science Advisory Board of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, co-chairs the National Academy of Sciences Sustainability Roundtable, and also co-chairs the federal Landscape-scale Conservation Cooperatives Council. During her 8 years at the Interior Department, Scarlett convened and chaired the Department’s Climate Change Task Force. She served on the Executive Committee of the President’s Management Council in the White House. She served as a co-lead author
of the 2014 (U.S.) National Climate Assessment and served on the U.S. Global Change Research Program Committee. She is author or co-author of publications on climate change adaptation; urban greening; large landscape conservation; and science and decision-making. She received her M.A. in political science from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she also completed her Ph.D. coursework and exams in political economy.
Andrea Seabrook is an award-winning journalist with more than 15 years focusing on government and politics. In June 2016, she joined the staff of the public radio show Marketplace as its DC bureau chief and senior editor. Seabrook is well known to public radio listeners, as NPR’s long-time Congressional Correspondent from the U.S. Capitol, and a host of its top shows, including All Things Considered, Weekend Edition, The Diane Rehm Show, and Talk of the Nation. In 2012, Seabrook left NPR to start the groundbreaking podcast DecodeDC, which was later acquired by the E.W. Scripps Co. Seabrook’s coverage of campaign finance garnered a Joan S. Barone award for coverage of the U.S. Capitol, and was featured on an episode of This American Life entitled, Take the Money and Run . . . for Congress. She has traveled with and interviewed dozens of the nation’s most important political figures, including Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Nancy Pelosi, and Tom DeLay. In 2013, she was named a “Champion of Change” by the White House.
Michael Seibert began his service to the City of Joplin in 2008 by serving on the City Council and was reelected in 2010 and 2014. After the F5 tornado that struck Joplin in May of 2011, his role on the Council grew; he was elected mayor in 2014 and was recently reelected to serve a second term. Seibert currently serves as the chair of the Police and Fire Pension Board, Executive Board Joplin Chamber of Commerce, and Joplin Regional Prosperity Initiative. Since the 2011 tornado, he has been focusing on recovery challenges and economic development within the city. Seibert and the citizens of Joplin have a goal to be known not for the disaster that devastated the community but as a model for recovery. Seibert is currently a senior sales representative for Bristol-Myers Squibb.
William D. Solecki (see Appendix A).
Roy Wright serves as the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s deputy associate administrator for insurance and mitigation. He leads FEMA’s risk management, risk reduction, and flood insurance programs. These programs promote a risk-conscious culture, enable faster recovery from flood disasters, and address long-term vulnerabilities to life, property, and well-being in communities across the nation. Wright directs the National Flood Insurance Program, the mitigation programs under FEMA’s Stafford Act authorities, the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program, and the National Dam Safety Program. Wright is also responsible for the delivery of environmental and historic preservation technical assistance and compliance across all FEMA programs. He chairs the inter-agency Mitigation Framework Leadership Group (MitFLG) that coordinates mitigation and resilience efforts across the federal government in consultation with state, local, tribal, and territorial governments as well as the private sector. Wright was appointed to the Federal Senior Executive Service in 2013. He holds a Master of Public Administration from The George Washington University and a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Azusa Pacific University. Prior to taking this role, Wright has served as a strategy consultant, as the program executive for FEMA’s Risk MAP program, and as policy advisor to the Secretary of the Interior focused on land conservation measures.
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