2022 Mass Care Forum

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2022 Mass Care Forum

A free, one-day conference for individuals and organizations supporting Mass Care (i.e., sheltering, feeding, distribution of supplies).

When and where

Date and time



About this event

The 2022 Mass Care Forum will cover the following topics:

  • Mass Care 101 - a session designed for those who are new to the Mass Care arena or who want an updated overview of what mass care is and who is responsible for which activities.
  • Mass Care and Sheltering - Pets and People - Experiences and Lessons Learned.
  • Severe Weather – What’s Expected? Impacts for People.
  • Telehealth - Experiences and Lessons Learned.
  • Regional Planning Updates (Regional Shelter Plan, Community Points of Distribution (CPOD), Functional Assessment Service Team (FAST), and Catastrophic Planning).


  • Sarah DeYoung - Core Faculty | Disaster Research Center | University of Delaware
  • Tyler Verda - Human Services Planner, Snohomish County
  • Dr. Gary Goldbaum - former Snohomish County I&Q Medical Director | former Snohomish County Health Officer
  • Laura Knapp, MSW, LICSW - Director Behavioral Health Northwest Service Area, Providence Medical Group
  • Dr. Eric Cooper - Snohomish County EMS Director | former Snohomish County I&Q Medical Director
  • Ted Buehner - Meteorologist | retired from the local National Weather Service
  • Nichole Bernardo - Washington State Emergency Management Division
  • Shane Moore - Washington State Emergency Management Division
  • Deborah Witmer - Vulnerable Populations Planning Coordinator, Emergency Management Team at Human Services Department, City of Seattle
  • Ivan Tudella - Access & Functional Needs Coordinator, Pierce County Emergency Management
  • Amy Lucas - Community Resilience Program Manager, Snohomish County Emergency Management

The current Agenda and Speaker Biographies for this event can be downloaded from here: https://app.box.com/s/q5pf1un19t9xy6g8hovsf3fih2lh0o82

Target Audience:

Any person or organization involved in the support of Mass Care (sheltering, feeding, distribution of emergency supplies) in the King, Pierce, and Snohomish County area. All participants are welcome.

Cost: None

Location: Online Event

To request an accommodation, please note it while registering for this event. For questions about accessibility or to request an accommodation after registering, please contact Tom Sharp at tsharp@kingcounty.gov