Disaster Preparedness: Murphy’s Law and Lessons Learned

In 2017, our country experienced a high number of disasters, both natural and man-made. We had a series of hurricanes in rapid succession that devastated families and communities along our southern and eastern coasts. Just when we thought it couldn’t get worse, Las Vegas experienced one of the worst mass shootings in American history.

With all of these disasters, we are provided a glimpse into the operations and support that are necessary to move from emergency response to recovery. This webinar will share lessons learned by organizations involved in past disasters, including those that occurred in 2017.

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April 25, 2018
TIME: 2:00PM ET - 1:00PM CT - 11:00AM PT


Vivian Marinelli is the Senior Director of Crisis Management Services for FEI Behavioral Health. Vivian holds a Doctorate Degree in Clinical Psychology and is a Licensed Psychologist in Wisconsin. She brings over twenty years of work in direct clinical services specializing in trauma and grief counseling to her position which focuses on assisting individuals involved in critical incidents.

Vivian has provided support to the families and individuals directly impacted by many mass casualty disasters including: Egypt Air 990, Saudi Arabian Flight 115 hijacking, AirTransat Flight 236, Colgan Flight 3407, UPS Flight 6, 9/11 terrorist attacks, bombings in Islamabad and Jakarta, Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Superstorm Sandy, Boston Marathon bombings, Sikh Temple shooting, Sony data breach, Hurricanes Irma and Maria among others.

As the Senior Director of Crisis Management Services, she is responsible for leading and directing a full complement of emergency support services for corporate customers including: review of existing emergency response and family assistance plans to ensure operational feasibility, consultation with customers on emergency preparedness, crisis response and family assistance issues in accordance with industry requirements, company policies and procedures as well as overseeing the internal and external FEI Crisis Support Team members to ensure a high level of response capability.

Vivian has been the principal architect in designing, developing and continuing to oversee a highly successful team of specialists focused on supporting the critical needs of individuals, families and communities during disasters. She is recognized as a subject matter expert in community and organizational emergency response and provides customized training for teams throughout the world.


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