FEMA Promising Practice: Establishing Disability Community Preparedness through State and Local Efforts

Event Date/Time: 

Thursday, March 10th, 2016
11:30 AM PST - 1:00 PM PST




In this webinar, two presentations will demonstrate practices in the field that assist in the preparedness of people with disabilities.The first presentation will present a model for including individuals with disabilities and their organizations in advising and shaping emergency management practices and policy at the state level. The second presentation will engage audiences on how CERT (Community Emergency Response Teams) Neighborhood Teams can assist local agencies in working collaboratively with the whole community enhancing emergency preparedness for all at the neighborhood level with and for the entire neighborhood.


Denita Powell, serves as the State Coordinator for Operations at the Texas Division of Emergency Management at the Texas Department of Public Safety. 

Angi English, LPC, LMFT, is the Division Chief of Strategic Programs and Senior Advisor at the Texas State Office of Risk Management. 

Dan Price, Subcommittee on Planning, Texas Department of Public Safety. Dan Price, Subcommittee on Planning, Texas Department of Public Safety. 

Laura M. Stough, Ph.D., Assistant Director, Center on Disability and Development, Texas A&M University. 

Kathryn A. Gerk, CEM (Certified Emergency Manager) serves as the Emergency Services Manager for the City of Richmond Fire Department Office of Emergency Services for the past 27 years. 

From the Sponsor: 

ADA National Network


State and Local Government, People with Disabilities


State and Local Government (ADA Title II), Emergency Preparedness





Registration Deadline: 

Wednesday, March 9, 2016