This week, Skye Learning is thrilled to spotlight Dr. S. Atyia Martin, an expert for the AEM®/CEM® Prep Course (U.S. version). Martin is a Certified Emergency Manager (CEM®) with nearly 20 years of experience in emergency management, public health, intelligence, resilience, and homeland security. She was worked for the government, the private sector, and the nonprofit sector. Currently, she is CEO & Founder of All Aces, Inc., a consulting company that advances racial equity and builds organizational resilience. Martin is a distinguished senior fellow for the Global Resilience Institute.
Skye Learning’s Introduction to Emergency Management course provides an overview of fundamental concepts, including the four phases of emergency management: mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. See what a learner has to say about the course:
This week, Skye Learning is excited to spotlight Justin Kates, a subject matter expert for the AEM®/CEM® Prep Course (U.S. version). This new course was created in partnership with the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM), who offer the nationally recognized Associate Emergency Manager and Certified Emergency Manager certifications.
Kates is a Certified Emergency Manager and Master Continuity Practitioner. He is Director of Emergency Management for the City of Nashua, NH and Region 1 Vice President for IAEM. What’s more, Kates is an advisor for Decision Aid, an emergency management and business continuity consulting firm; an adjunct faculty member at Rivier University; a board member and Vice Chair of Volunteer NH; and more.
Daniela Heppard is a Certified Emergency Manager (CEM®) and Lead Emergency Management Specialist at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region I. She’s also a subject matter expert for Skye’s new course, Introduction to Emergency Management.Heppard has a long background in emergency management. Her experience began at the state level, working for the Emergency Response Section of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and eventually becoming the department’s sole Emergency Management Specialist. She later transitioned to the federal level at FEMA, assisting in over 30 disasters across the country. Heppard is also a passionate scuba diver, baker, and cook.
Skye Learning is excited to spotlight Roderick Fraser, a subject matter expert whose expert commentary is featured in Introduction to Emergency Management in the U.S. Fraser is a Certified Emergency Manager (CEM)®, the President and Lead Consultant at Professional Leadership and Management LLC, a Senior Consultant at Summit Consulting Group, and a member of the MindEdge Learning Emergency Management Council.
They collaborate, they coordinate, and they multi-task: Emergency managers are the people on the spot in times of public crisis. It's their job to support the first responders and handle all the complex logistics involved in keeping people safe when danger strikes. Roderick Fraser, president of Professional Leadership and Management LLC and former Boston Fire Commissioner, explains in our latest Skye Learning video.
Emergency managers are in high demand. Climate change has increased the rate of forest fires, hurricanes, flooding, tornadoes, and other natural disasters. Domestic and international terrorism are growing threats. The public, private, and nonprofit sectors are facing escalating pressures from the public and the government to prevent emergencies. These agencies are increasingly developing and investing in emergency management programs to mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters.