(Virtual) 2022-23 Whole Community Training Summit

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(Virtual) 2022-23 Whole Community Training Summit

(Virtual) 2022-23 Whole Community Training Summit

By City of Chicago OEMC

When and where

Date and time

Wednesday, March 22 · 7am - 1pm PDT



About this event

  • 6 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

Please join us virtually on March 22, 2023, for the Whole Community Training Summit (WCTS) hosted by the City of Chicago - Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC). This event is the first of a multi-year plan to provide whole community engagement and training for 2022 (Focus: Preparedness), 2023 (Focus: Response), and 2024 (Focus: Recovery).

The 2022-23 agenda is listed below (Conference Packet Download)

(Please note, hands-on training and certain sessions are available in-person only)

9:00 am - Welcome!

Daiko Abe, CFM, Director of Operations, Integrated Solutions Consulting

9:05 am - Opening remarks

Richard Guidice, Executive Director, Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communications

9:15 am - Multi-Sector Panel discussion: Staffing Challenges in the New Normal – How to Prepare for the Next Crisis

  • Daniel O’Connor, Deputy Chief, Chicago Police Department
  • Dr. George T. Chiampas, Executive Director, Disaster Management and Community Emergency Preparedness Institute
  • Christopher Shields, EMT-P, Assistant Commissioner, Chicago Department of Public Health
  • David Bunge, MScTRM, Emergency Preparedness Manager, ComEd
  • Lisa Stender, VP of Manufacturing, Feed my Starving Children
  • Facilitator: Steve Mier, President, Mier Consulting Group, Inc

11:00 am - Federal Update on Active Shooter Emergencies

Puneet Khan, Senior Advisor, National Security Administration

11:45 am - Lunch Panel Discussion: From Preparedness Planning to Understanding Evolving Threats -- the 2022 Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Outbreak Experience

Andrea Dos Santos, Deputy Director, Illinois Department of Public Health

Molly Gabaldo, Hospital Preparedness Program Project Manager, Chicago Department of Public Health

Arien Herrmann, Southern Illinois Hospital EMS and Preparedness, Regional Hospital Coordinating Manager, Southern Illinois Hospital

Facilitator: Theresa Tolar, Office of Preparedness and Response, Hospital Preparedness Coordinator, Illinois Department of Public Health

1:00 pm - Vulnerable Populations Breakout Sessions:

Changing Needs of People with Disabilities and Other Individuals with Access and Functional Needs

Mary Casey-Lockyer, MHS, Disaster Health Services Lead, American Red Cross

Kira Meskin Schiff, OTD, OTR/L, CAPS, ECHM, ADAC, Vice Chairperson, Illinois Emergency Management Agency's Access and Functional Needs Advisory Committee

Human Trafficking and Disasters

Dr. Joy Lo, Program Manager, Reclaim13

2:15 pm - Psychological Preparedness Breakout Sessions:

Responder Trauma

Dr. Kammie Juzwin, IMERT, Bartlett Police Department

Psychological Preparedness for Disasters

Phil Andrew, JD, Principal, PAX Group

Jamie Aten, PhD, Co-Founder, Spiritual First Aid

Kent Annan, MDiv, Co-Founder, Spiritual First Aid

In order to better understand your organization's needs and the changing needs of the various sectors, we ask that you also please complete this 1-minute survey, via this link: https://isconsulting.jotform.com/223416458354054

This survey will help the planners of the Whole Community Training Summit for future conferences. Thank you!

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