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2018 Collaborative Coalition Conference Presentations

The 2018 Collaborative Coalition Conference held on April 11th in Latham, NY represented a gathering of NY State and local voluntary organizations active in disaster, along with emergency management professionals from federal, state and local government, to network and share best practices for disaster assistance and recovery. The following presentations from the conference highlight the topics discussed (click on each to play the video):

Opening Remarks
Jamie Marcella, Bill Dugan



Trends in Emergency Management
Terry Hastings



Working Together with Emergency Management
Laura Del Prete, Jill Cornell



New York VOAD 2018
Peter Gudaitis



Panel Discussion: Setting Up a MARC
Nicholas Croce, Meryl Hulse, Betty Joan Beaudry, Julio Saenz



FEMA Individual Assistance
Iris Epsenhart



The conference concluded with a lively facilitated discussion on a wide range of topics, from access and functional needs to animals and pet care.  The following are some related resources for more information.

Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) and Community Organizations Active in Disaster (COAD)

NYS VOAD

National VOAD

 

Local VOAD Entities

VOAD map

NYC VOAD

Other assistance may be available in your community. Search the 2-1-1 data bases of services or call 2-1-1.

2-1-1

 

 

 

 

 

For more info: IAinfo@dhses.ny.gov