The 25th Hour

Date/Time
Date(s) - Wednesday. September 12, 2018
9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Location
Pacifica Graduate Institute
801 Ladera Lane
Santa Barbara , CA 93108

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Membership Activity and Workshop

We’ve nailed down the details and we’re more excited than ever for a day of collaborative learning on September 12. Register yourself and your team members today for this important community-wide conference. Scroll down for complete agenda.

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25th Hour: Conference Agenda

9AM – Keynote – Kevin Smith, FEMA/Director of DHS Center for Faith and Opportunity Initiative

Kevin Smith’s new federal role is to promote and develop partnerships among the public, faith- and community-based organizations, emergency managers, and first responders to strengthen the resilience of our nation. Widely lauded for more than a decade of hurricane and earthquake response leadership, Smith worked for 20 years in faith- and community-based organizations, most recently as the Florida State Director for Emergency Disaster Services for The Salvation Army. See his full bio

9:30AM-12:30PM – Large-Scale Disaster Response Exercise

In this exercise — developed by Suzanne Blake of the MIT Office of Emergency Management and Business Continuity, in cooperation with the Santa Barbara County OEM and VOAD — cross-sector groups will collaborate to respond to a major earthquake in Santa Barbara County. Video newscast simulations will enliven and enhance the exercise.

12:30PM – Lunch Provided by Food Liaison

1:30-2:20PM & 2:30-3:20PM – Afternoon Workshops

Panel Discussion: How Nonprofit Organizations can Collaborate Most Effectively in a Disaster

  • Barbara Andersen, Chief Strategy Officer, Santa Barbara Foundation
  • Steve Ortiz, CEO, United Way of Santa Barbara County
  • Ben Romo, Community Recovery and Engagement Coordinator, Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency Services
  • Erik Talkin, moderator, CEO, Foodbank of Santa Barbara County

Channeling Volunteer Support During a Disaster

  • Jim Caesar, Campus Emergency Manager, UCSB
  • Yolanda McGlinchey, Emergency Services Manager, City of Santa Barbara

Communicating with the Media & Clients

Sherri Benninghoven, Partner, SAE Communications

Communicating with the Latino Community During Disaster

  • Gracie Huerta, Founder, Listos
  • Lena Moran, Program Manager, Just Communities’ Language Justice Initiative

Staff Burnout – How to Help

  • Kate Wiebe, Executive Director of the Institute for Collective Trauma and Growth
  • Suzanne Grimmesey, Chief Quality Care & Strategy Officer, Santa Barbara County Department of Behavioral Wellness

Working with Government: Before, During & After Disaster

  • Margaret Larson, Advisor, Ernst & Young

3:30-5PM – Post-Summit Reception

A gathering for attendees and guests with wine and light refreshments.

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Erik Talkin
Chief Executive Officer
Foodbank of Santa Barbara County
4554 Hollister Avenue
Santa Barbara, CA 93110
(805) 967-5741
etalkin@foodbanksbc.org