Practitioners, Academics and Students participated in the Poster Showcase in both the competitive and non-competitive divisions. 

The participants in the competitive division showcased their posters during an evaluation session before a group of judges on Monday evening during the Annual Conference

The participants were evaluated on the content and display of their poster, as well as their oral presentation of research and findings.

 The participants in the Competitive Division received the following recognition:

Name Recognition Title
Roni Fraser, Graduate Student, The University of Delaware Gold Demons of Disaster- Predictors Post-Traumatic Stress Following Hurricane Ike
Jessica Gottesman and Brandy Stottlemyer, Office of Disability Integration, FEMA Gold Survivors with Disabilities: Elucidating Variations in FEMA Recovery Program Utilization
Kristy Copic, Graduate Student, Georgetown University Sliver Social and Economic Programs Increase Individual Resiliency Following a Disaster
Shayna Goldfine, MPH, NRP, Graduate Student, Tulane University Silver Income, Employment and Individual Preparedness among Adults in the U.S.
Eric Marble, Graduate Student, Jacksonville State University Silver Public Health Emergency Management Decision Support Using Geographical Information
Michael Apollo, Undergraduate Student, University of Albany Sliver Utilization of Open-Source Intelligence by Emergency Managers During Severe Weather Events
Nate Baird, MSc, Emergency Preparedness Planner, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Silver Decentralizing Mass Casualty Incident Planning at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Susan Fisher, Emer. Preparedness Coordinator, Lecturer, CA State Univ., Fullerton Silver Confronting Building Evacuation Challenges for Wheelchair Users
LT. Amber Larson, Incident Management & Crisis Response Division, U.S. Coast Guard Silver The Community Inventory Worksheet: Empowering Hazard Mitigation Planners
Wesley McDermott, MSPH, CEM, Ofc. of Public Health Preparedness and Response, Div. of Emer. Ops., CDC Silver Operational Readiness Initiative for Public Health Liaison Officers and Agency Representatives
Lucia Velotti, Ph.D., Ass't. Prof., Dept. of Security, Fire and Emer. Mgt., John Jay College of Criminal Justice Silver Volunteer Management Systems during response and recovery: challenges and opportunities
Julie Malingowski, Meteorologist (Emergency Response Specialist), Regional Operations Center, NWS Bronze Lightning Safety Policy Needs for Outdoor Events
Barbara Payne, MPA, IA Info Man/Planning Manager, FEMA Bronze Measuring Destruction and Recuperation at Oregon's Critical Energey Infrastructure Hub
Geoffrey Bartlett, AEM, Independent Consultant Participant Using Maps to Enhance Understanding of Hazards in a Campus Community
Joel Curtis, MS, Warning Coordination Meteorologist, NWS, Juneau Weather Forecast Ofc Participant After the Waves: What's in YOUR Tsunami Emergency Operations Plan?
Una Smith, Ph.D., MS, Field Coordinator, Incident Commander, New Mexico Search and Rescue Participant Evolution of a State Agency Volunteer Search and Rescue Program
Robert Womack, CEM, Emergency Services Coordinator, Town of Truckee Participant Developing an Emergency Messaging Campaign and Notification System for Practitioners


Name Title
Benjamin Berger, MA, Regional and Stakeholder Lead, Individual and Community Preparedness Div., FEMA Community Based Organizations: Identifying and Overcoming Barriers to Preparedness
Andrew Burrows, MA, Emer. Mgt. Specialist, Individual and Community Preparedness, FEMA Empowering the Uninjured: You Are the Help Until Help Arrives
Scott Carpenter, Regional Response & Preparedness Specialist /(IMET), NOAA/NWS Improving IDSS across Western Region by Supporting Exercises and Large Events from the Regional Operations Center
Mariel Fonteyn, Preparedness Specialist, Americares Americares Preparedness Bootcamps for Safety Net Health Centers
Kelsey Irvine, Extension Agent I/4-H Youth Development, Nassau County Extension. Whole Community Preparedness and Resilience Starts with Youth
Matthew Lyttle, MSc, Deputy Director, Individual and Community Preparedness Division, FEMA Community Emergency Response Teams: Asset for Building Resilient Communities
Sarah McNelis, MSSA, Individual and Community Preparedness Division, FEMA Lifesaving Skills: Simple, Low-cost Activities for Individual and Community Preparedness
Dawn Skaggs, MA, Nat'l. Dir. of Whole Community Planning and Training, BCFS Health and Human Srvs. Building Shelter Capacity through Whole Community Partnerships
Rachel Slotter, MS, Doctoral, Univ. of Delaware, Disaster Research Center Coordination of Faith-Based Organizations Following Hurricane Florence
Darrell Small, CEM, City of Laurel, MD. Office of Emer. Mgt. A Roadmap in Forming an Integrated Emergency Support Service Network
Sebra Yen, Emergency Management Specialist, Individual and Community Preparedness Division, FEMA Preparing for the True Cost of Disasters
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For any questions contact the IAEM Conference Director, Julie Husk at jhusk@iaem.com or 703-538-1795 x 1789.
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Dates and Locations

Dates and Locations of Future IAEM Annual Conferences:

 Nov. 15 – 21, 2024*
 Colorado Springs, CO

Nov. 14 – 20, 2025*
 Louisville, KY

*The core program dates are Sunday-Wednesday, with additional Friday-Saturday and Thursday-Friday pre- and post-conference training and other options.

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