Chuck Hardy, USAF (Ret.) has expertise in the integration of US military capabilities with global humanitarian and disaster response operations. Chuck currently serves Webster University as an Adjunct Professor of Organizational Behavior. He also serves as Chairman of Volunteers with the American Red Cross, Service to the Armed Forces. An Air Force Aviator, with 27 years of experience, Chuck retired from active duty in 2007. During his active duty career, Chuck flew combat and humanitarian operations over the Middle-East, Europe, Asia, and Pacific regions. In his final USAF assignment, Chuck planned and executed global flight operations involving 7,000 personnel and $13 billion in aircraft assets. As a member of the Combined Air Operations Center staff, Chuck directed the use of military aircraft to evacuate 40,000 stranded victims in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Chuck earned his Bachelor’s degree in between deployments to Iraq, Bosnia, and Afghanistan, and later completed an MBA from Southern Nazarene University, in Bethany Oklahoma.
Art has extensive experience in disaster response with FEMA and state and local agencies as well as internationally. A founding trustee of the non-profit Partnership for Public Warning, Art was the originator and architect of the Common Alerting Protocol standard underlying advanced public warning systems in the U.S. and worldwide. Over his career Art has worked as a systems analyst, a radio and TV broadcast engineer, a broadcast and print journalist and an online advertising executive. He describes his focus as “exploring ways to use technology to help people cope with rapid change.
Partner with the Washington, D.C. law firm of Blooston Mordkofsky Dickens Duffy & Prendergast, LLP, where he advises rural telephone companies and entrepreneurs on wireless telecom legal and regulatory matters. Mr. Mitchell has worked as a volunteer at the Embassy of Haiti in Washington where he helped organize a team of volunteers and members of the Greater Washington Haiti Relief Committee in establishing an integrated crisis information web site and volunteer portal to serve the needs of the Haitian Diaspora in the aftermath of the January 12, 2010 earthquake. Mr. Mitchell is a graduate of Dartmouth College (A.B. English), the Newhouse School of Public Communications (M.S. Journalism) and from Syracuse University College of Law (Juris Doctor). He is admitted to the bars of the State of New York and the District of Columbia and a member of the Federal Communications Bar Association. He is active in the Washington, DC, arts community.
Robert A. Enholm became a Director of Humanity Road in 2010 and has long been an advocate of employing emerging technologies to aid response in humanitarian crises. He is currently the Executive Director of The President Woodrow Wilson House museum located in Washington, D.C., where visitors can see the home in which President and Mrs. Wilson lived after they left the White House in 1921 and also reexamine the legacy of President Wilson’s ideas. Previously Bob was the President of Citizens for Global Solutions, a Washington-based nonprofit. In 2006 Bob served at the United Nations in the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in New York, helping to establish the $500 million Central Emergency Response Fund. Previous to that Bob had a career as an international and corporate lawyer, including stints as general counsel of two companies and as a partner in two national law firms. Bob received his law degree from the University of California, Berkeley and his bachelor’s degree in History and Economics from the University of California, Davis.
Cat Graham Co-Founder and Chief Operations Officer Humanity Road. Ms. Graham is an expert in #SMEM and social media exercises. She has participated in the development of #SMEM exercises for Samoa, New Zealand, RIMPAC, United States European Command, Pacific Command, Department of Defense with Joint Chiefs of Staff. She currently serves as coordinator for the Digital Humanitarian Network and is a member of the Federal National Preparedness and VOST Leadership coalitions. For over ten years, Graham served as Team Lead for Gwinnett County, Georgia, American Red Cross Disaster Action Team and in 2005, developed and deployed the first Internet café for the Joint Resource Recovery Center in Lawrenceville, assisting thousands of displaced residents after Hurricane Katrina. In 2012 Graham deployed a citizen command center in Rockaway New York that supported 40,000 after Super Storm Sandy. Graham is an active and requested participant in disaster-related conferences globally and continues to advance the mission of Humanity Road and its digital disaster community of volunteers.
Christine Thompson is President and Co-Founder of Humanity Road; a nonprofit organization dedicated to educate the public before, during and after disaster on how to survive, sustain and reunite with loved ones. Ms. Thompson has extensive experience establishing, leading and managing large teams and 28 years product deployment experience including cutting edge communications products. In 2003, Ms Thompson developed a unique wireless rural broadband concept that won Verizon Avenue the distinguished Broadband Provider of the year. In 2005, Ms. Thompson developed and implemented the first online Internet café in the Joint Resource Center in Lawrenceville, Georgia which permitted 10,000 displaced persons to register online for aid. Locally, Ms. Thompson is Co-Founder and member of Town of Boydton Virginia Local Emergency Planning Committee, and serves as Vice President of Boydton Virginia Local Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. She is recognized as an industry leader, serving on the Digital Humanitarian Network governance steering committee and is Former Co-Chair for the Department of Homeland Security Virtual Social Media Working Group. Ms. Thompson also serves on the board for South Central Virginia Voluntary Agencies Active in Disaster.
Mrs. Carr joined Humanity Road in September of 2012 and contributed significantly to the organization, including coordinating volunteers and training and responding to numerous disasters. In February of 2013 she was one of several Humanity Road volunteers invited to the White House in recognition of support provided during Hurricane Sandy. In June of 2013, following devastating tornadoes in the Oklahoma City area, Aline deployed to Moore, Oklahoma where she represented Humanity Road at the Multi-Agency Resource Center to provide survivors with resources to meet unmet needs. More recently she has focused on improving Humanity Road’s disaster response procedures and developing response roles based on the Incident Command System. She lives with her husband in Alamagordo, NM.
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