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2019 Mid Coast Hurricane & Disaster Conference

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Victoria Community Center

2905 East North Street

Victoria, TX 77901

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The Golden Crescent Health Care Coalition (GCHCC) would like to invite you to the 20th annual Mid Coast Hurricane & Disaster Conference to be held Thursday, April 11, 2019 at the Victoria Community Center in Victoria, Texas. Doors open at 8:00am for on-site registration, and our conference will begin at 8:30am.

Registration for the conference includes a grab & go breakfast and full catered lunch by Mike Pozzi Catering, coffee, soda, water and snacks throughout the day, and the opportunity to hear from professionals in the Golden Crescent and surrounding areas who lead their communities through preparedness, response, and recovery activities.

We will have a number of vendors for you to interact with during the conference, as well as the opportunity for a first-hand look at regional assets and equipment used to respond to emergencies and disasters. We will also have plenty of door prizes to raffle off, the chance to win an emergency preparedness go-bag within each breakout session, and our grand prize generator!



Tentative Schedule

On-Site Registration / Pre-Registration Check-in / Grab & Go Breakfast: 8am

Opening Keynote: 8:45am -- Tragedy at Sante Fe High School, Panel includes Sante Fe I.S.D. Chief of Police Walter Braun

Breakout Session 1: 10:45am – 11:45am

  • “What is the Golden Crescent COAD and How Does it Work?” Glen Dry, Disaster Pastor at Sportsman’s Church
  • "HEB Emergency Preparedness Program" Justen Noakes, HEB Director of Emergency Preparedness
  • “The Super Utilizer: What You Don’t Know and What You Can do to Help” Jessie Higgins, LPC, LMFT
  • “Human Trafficking” Michelle Sacks, Director of Safe School Institute

Lunch Catered by Mike Pozzi Catering: 11:45am – 12:45pm

Breakout Session 2: 12:45pm – 1:45pm

  • “Your Hometown News is Your Best Friend in an Emergency” Chris Cobler, Editor & Publisher of Victoria Advocate, John Shaw, IT Director of Victoria Advocate, Bill Alexander Newscenter 25 Chief Meteorologist
  • "Application of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) for Natural Disasters" Wendell Geigle, Firefighter Engineer/EMT, Victoria Fire Department
  • Session Pending - Hurricane Harvey Story Fulton, TX
  • “Whole Blood: Everything Old is New Again – A Regional Experience with Low Titer O Positive Whole Blood (LTOWB)” Donald Jenkins, MD, Professor of Surgery, Vice Chair for Quality, Associate Deputy Director of the Military Health Institute at UTHSCSA

Breakout Session 3: 1:50pm – 2:50pm

  • "Junction Flood: What We Learned" Kimble County Deputy Randy Millican
  • “Bleeding Control (B-Con) Basics, Stop the Bleed!” Melinda Griffin, BSN, RN, TCRN, Manager of Trauma and Hospital Preparedness
  • “Disaster Legal Needs 101” Dina Filley Hardwick, Staff Attorney, TRLA, Inc. Disaster Assistance and Community Resilience Teams
  • "Navigating the FEMA Public Assistance Grant Program - Our Journey" Tammy Sestak, Executive Director, Elementary Curriculum, Instruction & Accountability, VISD

Closing Keynote: 3pm – 4:30pm -- “Preparing for a New Hurricane Season – Lessons Learned from Past Storms” John Metz, Warning Coordination Meteorologist

Grand Prize Drawing & Closing Remarks: 4:30pm



Pre-registration tickets are available for $25/tkt until Friday, April 5th. On-site registration will begin at 8am on Thursday, April 11th for $30/tkt.

If you need to pay by check or purchase order, please reach out to our conference coordinator, Sarah Quick, at Sarah.Quick@strac.org or by calling 210-608-2017.


If you are interested in sponsoring our conference, please complete the following survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2019mchdcSponsor

If you are interested in being a vendor at our conference, and you are a non-profit entity, please reach out to our conference coordinator, Sarah Quick, at Sarah.Quick@strac.org or by calling 210-608-2017.

Thank you! We look forward to seeing you on Thursday, April 11th!

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2905 East North Street

Victoria, TX 77901

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