enableUS & The National Organization on Disability’s Emergency Preparedness Initiative Present:
enABLED in Emergencies Conference
September 29-30, 2009 • Hilton Philadelphia Airport

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Agenda

September 29, 2009

7:00-8:00am

Registration/Continental Breakfast – Sponsored by NOD EPI

8:00-8:15am

Conference Overview and Introductions

Brian Lake, Conference Chairman, enableUS

Hilary Styron, Conference Chairwoman, National Organization on Disability’s Emergency Preparedness Initiative

8:15-8:30am

Welcome to Philadelphia

MaryAnn Tierney, Director, Office of Emergency Management, City of Philadelphia

8:30-9:30am

Opening Keynote: Marcie Roth, Senior Advisor for Disability Affairs, FEMA

9:30-10:00am

Networking Break

10:00-11:15am

Panel: Assistive Technology and Communications: Before, During and After Disasters
Moderated by: Neil McDevitt


Frank Lucia, Co-Director, Wireless Emergency Communications, Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center, Georgia Tech University
Chief Thomas Jennings, Chairman, Black Hawk 9-1-1 Board, Black Hawk County, Iowa

11:15-12:00pm

Dynamic Community Partnerships with Disability Stakeholders – Practical Approaches to Engagement with Emergency Management, Public Health, and VOADs

 

Maggie Elestwani,Texas Collaborative for People with Disabilities

12:00-1:30pm

Lunch -- Sponsored by enableUS

Luncheon Speakers:

David Henry, Office of Emergency Management, WalMart

John Vaughn, Chairman, National Council on Disability

1:30-2:45pm

Panel: Sheltering for Disabilities and Special Needs: What to do if the plan you thought you had, FAILS!

Moderated by Hilary Styron

Jill Olen, CEO, The Olen Group, Former Deputy Chief Operating Officer for Public Safety, City of San Diego, CA

Doug Havron, Administrative Director, Preparedness Program, Southeast Texas Trauma Regional Advisory Council

2:45-3:15pm

Networking Break

3:15-4:30pm

Panel: Special Needs Advisory Programs (SNAP)
Moderated by Brian Lake

John Muller, Illinois Public Health Association

Mary Goepfert, Special Needs Trainer, New Jersey Office of Emergency Management

Dr. Kate McCarthy-Barnett, Office of Special Healthcare Needs, Rhode Island Department of Health

4:30pm

Closing Remarks and Adjournment

Brian Lake, Conference Chairman, enableUS

Hilary Styron, Conference Chairwoman, NOD EPI

September 30, 2009

7:30-8:30am

Continental Breakfast – Sponsored by enableUS

8:30 – 8:45am

Day 1 Recap and Introductions

Brian Lake, Conference Chairman, enableUS

Hilary Styron, Conference Chairwoman, National Organization on Disability’s Emergency Preparedness Initiative

8:45-10:00am

Opening Keynote: Lt. General Russell L. Honoré, Commander of Joint Task Force-Katrina, U.S. Army (Ret.)

10:00-10:30am

Networking Break

10:30-12:00pm

Panel: Workplace Preparedness for Employees with Disabilities

Moderated by Bruce McFarlane

Patrick Cokley, Policy Advisor, Office of Disability Employment Policy, U.S. Department of Labor

Kevin Curtin, Director, Target Center Programs, U.S. Department of Agriculture

12:00-1:30pm

Lunch -- Sponsored by National Organization on Disability’s Emergency Preparedness Initiative

1:30-2:30pm

Feature Speaker: Allan Fraser, Director of Building Safety, National Fire Protection Association

2:30-3:00pm

Networking Break

3:00-4:00pm

Panel: Disability Preparedness Education Programs

Moderated by Brian Lake

 

Neil McDevitt, Director, Community Emergency Preparedness Information Network (CEPIN)

George Heake, Emergency Management Coordinator & Information Technology Accessibility Coordinator, Temple University’s Institute on Disabilities

4:00pm

Closing Comments and Adjournment

Brian Lake, Conference Chairman, enableUS

Hilary Styron, Conference Chairwoman, NOD EPI

*Agenda Subject to Change


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