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The Scishield EHS Community Connection Webinar Series

Managing Emergencies During an Ongoing Emergency

Emergency Management is hard enough without an ongoing pandemic to complicate things. We'll review how common EM solutions have changed, and examine COVID-influenced plans.

[This webinar aired on February 11, 2021]

Meet the Panelists:

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Michael Blayney

Executive Director, Research Safety
Northwestern University

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Jennifer Howley

Risk & Emergency Manager
Rhode Island School of Design

Jennifer Howley has worked at RISD since 2007 and has led the Risk and Emergency Management Programs since 2013. In her work, she created a formal emergency management structure and has organized teams dedicated to on-campus emergencies, international incidents and cyber incidents. During the pandemic she has been a key member of the planning and response teams and is the Chair of the Risk Monitoring Group. She holds her BA in Finance from East Carolina University.

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Jenny Novak

Director, Emergency Management & Continuity
California State University
Twitter (@MsJennyNovak)

Jenny Novak is an award winning Certified Emergency Manager with over fourteen years of experience in emergency management and fire prevention. Novak was recently selected as the first systemwide Director of Emergency Management and Continuity for the California State University system. Previously, she worked for the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services where she responded to several presidentially declared major disasters.

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Matt Segal

Matt found his way to SciShield after working at Boston Children's Hospital performing translational rare blood disease research. As the safety guy in his lab, he saw firsthand how challenging it was to manage safety in a laboratory environment and wanted to find a way to help. He now spends his time hosting webinars, arguing with his 3D printer, and cooking food in plastic bags at low temperatures.