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GDIN Executive Committee Membership

 

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  • Anne Hagen

Director of GDIN Fund

email: gdinfund@ gdin.org

 

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  • Joseph Garcia
  • President, National Congress of American Indians
  • Ohkay Owingeh

  • P.O. Box 1099

  • San Juan Pueblo, NM  87566

  • Ofc:  505.852.4400

  • Fax:  505.852.4820

  • Cell:  505.660.0989

  • mistylake@cybermesa.com

  • Contact:  Nancy Garcia

 

  Glenda Davis,

Representative of the Navajo Nations

Océane Vibert
Special Assistant on Disaster Management. Ms. Vibert began a five month tour with GDIN on March 14, 2005. Subsequently, she completed her post graduate study in geography and risk management at the University of Montpellier III, France and continues to provide technical advise to GDIN.gaillak@hotmail.com.
   
   
BOARD OF ADVISERS
Alan Hodges
Honorary member of the GDIN Executive Committee, (Formerly, Chairman of the Executive Committee and former Director General, Emergency Management, Australia) and member of the GDIN Fund Board.
Email: alan.hodges@ahconsulting.com.au
David Baxa

Former GDIN Director and President of the GDIN Fund.
President of Vista technologies, Herndon, Virginia

 

   
   

Former Significant Officers

 

Former Working Group and Committee Chairpersons

These individuals acted as a cabinet to the Executive Director during the initial phase of GDIN prior to formal incorporation. Working Groups and Committees had no set time frame of operation; but are instead were geared to meet specific needs, both long and short term.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

FUNDING COMMITTEE

  • Karen Risa Robbins, Chairperson, President and CEO AmTech Technology Alliances, California , USA

ACADEMIA

  • Dr. Al Austin, Director of Weather Related Disaster Research
    Iowa State University
    , USA

COMMUNITIES (formerly known as the small communities working group)

  • Bernard Joyce, Research Fellow, School of Earth Sciences , University of Melbourne , Australia

GIS/REMOTE SENSING

Co-Chairs:

INDUSTRY

  • Russ Johnson, ESRI, Public Safety Solutions Manager, California USA

INFECTIOUS DISEASES

  • Dr. Robert J. Coullahan, Assistant Vice President, Disaster Preparedness & Consequence Management Programs, Science Applications International Corporation, Virginia, USA

INFORMATION FACILITATOR

Co-Chairs:

  • Laurie Johnson, Director, Catastrophe Analysis, Risk Management Solutions, Inc.
  • John Rietz, Director, Asia Pacific Area Network, Cubic, Applications, Ins and CINCPAC Knowledge Production Staff

NGOs

Co-Chairs:

  • Ambassador James Bishop, Director of Humanitarian Response, InterAction, Washington DC , USA
  • Megan Fox, American Red Cross

POLICY

REGIONAL INITIATIVES: AFRICA

  • Vacant
    Point of contact: Larry Roeder GDIN Executive Director

REGIONAL INITIATIVES: AMERICAS

  • Vacant
    Point of contact: Larry Roeder, GDIN Executive Director

REGIONAL INITIATIVES: ASIA-PACIFIC REGIONAL WORKING GROUP

Co-Chairs:

  • Loy Rego, Senior Manager, Asian Disaster Reduction Center , Bangkok , Thailand and
  • Jonathan Abrahams, Acting Director, Development, Emergency Management Australia , Canberra , Australia

REGIONAL INITIATIVES: MEDITERRANEAN INITIATIVE (MEDIN)

  • Dr. Anver Ghazi, Chief of Disaster Management, European Commission, Brussels , Belgium .  

STANDARDS

Co-Chairs

  • Dennis King, At the time Information Manager, UNICEF Operations Center, NY, USA, prior to that ReliefWeb Project Director and currently an officer in the US Department of State
  • Jean Yves Bouchardy, former Chief Cartographer, UNHCR

TELECOMMUNICATIONS

Co-Chairs:

  • Hans Zimmermann, Senior Humanitarian Affairs Officer, UN OCHA, Geneva, Switzerland, and Chairman, the UN Working Group on Emergency Telecommunications (WGET)   One of the founding officers of the Tampere Convention on the Provision of Emergency Telecommunictions.

PeaceWing Pilot Project

  • Dr. Albin Gasiewski, Physicist & Group Leader, Microwave Radiometry/Ocean Remote Sensing, NOAA, Office of Oceanic & Atmospheric Research, Environmental Technology Lab , Colorado , USA .

Conference Committee

This Committee was used to advise the host of the next GDIN Conference of the what should be on the agenda and to provide ideas on management.   Conference Management is now handled directly by the GDIN Corporate staff.

Chair: Italy : Dr. Raniero Guerra Host of GDIN2002, Director General, International Relations, Istituto Superiore di SanitÓ, Italy .

Executive Director: Larry Roeder

Chairman, Executive Committee, Alan Hodges

Fund Director: Karen Risa Robbins

Coordinator: GDIN2001: Jonathan Abrahams, EMA, Australia

Coordinator: GDIN2000: Polat Gulkan, METU, Ankara

Coordinator: GDIN1999: Mario Aquilar, Government of Mexico

Chairs of the Working Groups (see above)