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GISCorps Core Committee Member
Heather has been active with GISCorps since 2005, and a GISCorps Core Committee Member since 2008. After 15 years as a GIS Instructor and GIS Specialist, Heather is currently enrolled in the Tulane University's Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy MS program.
Standby Task Force
Justine used to be Airfield manager at London, Heathrow Airport. She now is LEAN six sigma consultant and researcher for QCRI. She was named as one of the top 57 pioneering female leaders in UK – 2013.
Helen Campbell, MSc, is a consultant specializing in humanitarian and environmental Information Management. She is an active volunteer with MapAction, where she has led several emergency and capacity building missions using GIS for humanitarian disaster response and preparedness. She also served on the MapAction Board of Trustees for several years. She was previously manager of the Environmental Data Centre at the British Antarctic Survey, and was a GIS Analyst for the Environment Agency in England. Current research interests include improving Information Management for supporting Decision...
Cat Graham Co-Founder and Vice President of 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,...
Translators without Borders
Translators without Borders Program Director; professional writer, marketing, strategy, mgmt, traveler, expat, proud mother.
Rob brings over ten years of experience as a program director and developer focusing on the application of ICT for humanitarian response with a focus on mobile, mapping, and open aid data. Most recently, Rob was COO for Ushahidi and a White House Innovation Fellow detailed to USAID to implement their open data strategy, and has previously worked with the World Bank, Oxfam America, the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team, and other innovative ICT projects.
UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Luis Capelo is a recent graduate from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, where he earned a Master in Public Policy. Now he works as a consultant for the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in New York. He works exploring new technologies, new data sources and new analytics methods, always trying to improve how humanitarian response is done. While in school he was a recipient of the Joan Shorenstein Center Scholarship in Media and Politics and continues to be a...
Kate Chapman is the Acting Executive Director at the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team. Her most recent work has been in Indonesia working on a pilot program over the past year analyzing the feasibility utilizing OpenStreetMap for collection of exposure data. This project has hosted a OpenStreetMap mapping competition, a month long event to map critical infrastructure in Jakarta and assisting community faciliators in moving from hand-drawn maps to digital maps. Previous to working at HOT Kate was involved in development of multiple web-GIS applications including GeoCommons and iMapData.
DHN Coordinator SBTF
Valeria joined Standby Task Force just after Typhoon Yolanda and she is a SBTF Core Team Member since 2015. She has a background in International Relations and Political Science, and solid experience in digital and corporate communication, as well as in social media analysis. She has also worked on several projects promoting corporate social responsibility and innovation.
DHN Coordinator Aspiration
Willow Brugh cofounded Geeks Without Bounds in 2010 as a way for software developers to assist in crisis response through hackathons and an accelerator program. In 2015 she joined Aspiration as their Community Leadership Strategist, focusing on technology and facilitation capacity building in response groups. Willow looks at connections, systems, empowerment, and powerlessness and strives to both understand and improve whatever she finds.
Patrick is the co-founder of the Digital Humanitarian Network (DHN) and the author of the book "Digital Humanitarians." His influential blog, iRevolution.net has received 2 million hits. Patrick presently serves as Co-Founder and Executive Director of WeRobotics. Previously, he served as Director of Social Innovation at QCRI, co-directed Harvard's Program on Crisis Mapping & Early Warning and served as Director of Crisis Mapping at Ushahidi. Patrick is also a UNICEF Humanitarian Innovation Fellow and a Rockefeller Foundation & PopTech Fellow....
DHN Co-Founders UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Andrej Verity is an information management officer at the United Nations (UN) Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in New York and a co-founder of the Digital Humanitarian Network. Between responding to emergencies, he leads OCHA's multi-skilled Digital Services team providing strategic end-to-end service development, integrating and promoting standards and taxonomies, and managing platform-as-a-service support to a variety of sites ranging from ReliefWeb to the Humanitarian Data Exchange to the Financial Tracking Service to unocha.org. Verity has been working in the...