Disaster Preparedness: Does your organization have a plan?

Jennifer Schmidt & Karen Wilcox

Jennifer Schmidt

Jennifer is a senior development officer with the international aid organization Mercy Corps, based in Portland, OR, and has been involved in their internal and external communication efforts around the devastating earthquake in Haiti. Jennifer has worked in nonprofit outreach and communications for more than 12 years, with organizations in Washington, DC, New York, NY, and Portland, OR. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University.

Karen Wilcox

Karen Wilcox is currently a Training Manager with the National Emergency Response and Rescue Training Center (NERRTC), a division of Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX), which is one of the agencies within the Texas A & M System.  Karen has worked for NERRTC since 2004.  NERRTC provides local, state, and federal jurisdictions with high-quality, hands-on, scenario-driven leadership training, exercises, technical assistance, and strategy development.  Since 1998, NERRTC has provided training for more than 278,262 responders in all 50 states, U.S territories, the District of Columbia, and U.S. military installations worldwide.

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