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Children and Disaster

IAEM-USA Children and Disaster Caucus

Caucus Chair:
Heather Beal, Ph.D., CEM

Caucus Vice Chair
Dr. Vicki Abbinante

Caucus Secretary
Kaylee Sorenson

Board Liaison: 
Robert W. Hill, CEM, IAEM-USA Region 8 President, iaem.R8@iaem.com 

Staff Liaison:
Chelsea Steadman, chelsea@iaem.com

  • Access and Inclusion Caucus Liaison: TBD
  • Diversity Committee Liaison: Karma Kumlin-Diers
  • Faith-Based Organizations Caucus Liaison: C. J. Huff
  • Government Affairs Committee Liaison: Duane Hagelgans
  • Healthcare Caucus Liaison: Kris Mattson
  • Public Private Partnership Caucus Liaison: Allen King
  • K-12 Caucus Liaison: Vicki Abbinante

IAEM-USA members interested in participating in this caucus should email the caucus staff liaison and tell them how you can contribute to or learn from this caucus's important work.

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Purpose Statement

The IAEM-USA Children and Disaster Caucus exists to advocate for and facilitate the inclusion of the needs of children in emergency planning and response before, during, and after emergencies. We accomplish this by identifying issues related to children and disasters, working to identify solutions to those issues, and sharing the issues and solutions with the broader emergency management community. To this end, we collaborate with other organizations committed to the well-being and safety of children who may be effected by disasters. We endeavor to ensure the widest possible network for both identification of smart practices and dissemination of useful information and solutions throughout the emergency management family.

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