Register Today: The 2017 Whole Community Summit on Nov 16th

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4 Reasons To Attend​

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Piecing It Together: 

Building Resilience Through ​Partnerships​​


About the Summit

Attendees at the 2017 will experience dynamics speakers and panels and diverse networking opportunities. The summit will feature leading business, voluntary organizations, and public safety officials who will present their firsthand observations from real-world disaster scenarios.

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The summit will focus on providing participants an opportunity to assess their preparedness, response, and recovery capabilities. Throughout the day, participants will focus on the significance of building strong partnerships across public, private, and nonprofit sectors in Maryland to strengthen community resilience.

Light Breakfast and Lu​nch ​will be Provided​​​ ​​​

Thursday, November 16, 2017
*Please note change in location*
Ten Oaks Ballroom and Conference Center
5000 Signal Bell Lane
Clarksville, MD 21029

Valuable Content from Top Speakers​

Private Sector Morning Breakout Session 
Safety Concerns that Affect Business Continuity


Liberty Day, Assistant Director of Training 

National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START)​

Frederick Ferrer

Frederick Ferrer, Branch Chief Critical 

Infrastructu​re Protection (CIP), Anti-Terrorism Division
Maryland Coordination and Analysis Center
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Cyrus Green

T. Rowe Price

Robin Remines​​ ​​

Robin Remines, Executive Director

​​​Mid-Atlantic First
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VOAD Morning Breakout Session  
Recovery Initiatives = Successes Outside the Box

Michelle Breeland

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region III

Jenny Gannaway

West Virginia Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster  (VOAD)


Lunch Keynote

Corporal Alvin Lide

 – Run, Hide, Fight: Active Shooter Preparedness

Private Sector Afternoon Breakout Session 
Back in Business: Lessons in Business Resilience


Lisa Crow, Senior Policy Analyst 

Center for Health and Homeland Security
James Ott

James Ott, Hospital Emergency Manager

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
James Morentz

James Morentz, Executive Director​

Single Automated Business Exchange for Reporting, (SABER)​

Paul Striedl​

Paul Striedl, Business Continuity Manager ​ 

Retail Business Services, an Ahold Delhaize Company​

VOAD​ Afternoon Breakout Session
National VOAD - State VOAD - Community based organizations – Survivors

Corporal Alvin Lide

Greg Forrester, President and CEO  

National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster


Afternoon Workshop
Think Big! Generating Ideas to Prepare for the Future

Donald Doc Lumpkins

Donald "Doc" Lumpkins  


Frequently Asked Questions​ (​FAQs)

Who should attend?


The summit is free and open to representatives from businesses and community organizations in Maryland. If your responsibilities include involvement with your organization’s disaster planning and emergency preparedness efforts, this event is for you. The summit will draw a diverse group of participants with varying roles including:

  • Emergency management professionals

  • Business continuity planners

  • Healthcare/hospital emergency managers

  • Private sector industry risk managers

  • Contingency planners

  • University/college emergency managers

  • Educators in the field of emergency management/homeland security

Who should I contact if I have other questions?


If you have questions about the summit please contact Charissa Cooper ( or Jessica Nusbuam (​).

What is the dress code?


The summit does not have a dress code, however attendees typically wear business casual attire.

Why attend?


This one day summit will provide participants an opportunity to assess their preparedness, response, and recovery capabilities while networking with others in the emergency management field.

Are meals included with registration?


A light breakfast and lunch will be provided at no cost to attendees. If you have any dietary restrictions please contact Jessica Nusbuam (

Are there accommodations for people with disabilities and those requiring special assistance?


If you require special assistance or other reasonable accommodations to fully participate in this event, please email Charissa Cooper ( Information regarding disabilities and special assistance will remain confidential.


Will my photo be taken at the summit?


MEMA takes photographs during its meetings and events for use in our newsletters, websites, and social media accounts.

When and where is the 2017 summit?


The 2017 Summit will be held on November 16, 2017 at the Ten Oaks Ballroom and Conference Center located at 5000 Signal Bell Lane Clarksville, Md 21029. Registration will occur from 8:00 am to 9:00 am. The summit will run from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Help! I want to attend but cannot access the registration link.


If you would like to register for the summit but are having trouble accessing the Eventbrite registration link, please contact Charissa Cooper ( or Jessica Nusbuam (​).

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