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Disaster Response, Emergency Evacuations, and Business Continuity Committee

Tuesday, January 05, 10:00 AM- 1:00 PM ET
Virtual Committee, Committee 6
Anne Strauss-Wieder, North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority,
R. Michael Robinson, Old Dominion University

Sponsored by:
Standing Committee on Disaster Response, Emergency Evacuations, and Business Continuity (AMR20)

This committee addresses issues related to managing and executing transportation, mobility, and logistical efforts associated with the preparation for, response to, and recovery from human-made and natural emergencies and disasters. Specific topics include emergency evacuations, the supply chains associated with disaster response, longer-term business and community continuity, and humanitarian relief. Each topic is considered in terms of technical, operational, and human dimensions and policies using analytical methods, innovative techniques, and decision-making processes to plan for, respond to and recover from emergency events.


  • Call to Order and Introductions
  • TRB Update – Bill Anderson
  • Resiliency Section Update – John Contestabile, Section Chair
  • Committee Update – Anne and Mike
    • Committee Leadership
    • Committee Membership Rotation

  • 2021 Annual Meeting Preview
    • Sessions and Events Preview – Anne Strauss-Wieder
    • Workshop/Simulation – Chelsea Treboniak
    • Paper Reviews – Steven Polunsky

  • Subcommittee Updates
    • Humanitarian Relief – Felipe Aros-Vera and Johanna Amaya-Leal

  • Presentations: Supply Chain Efforts During the Pandemic
    • Michael Cuccio, Supply Chain Integration Branch Chief, FEMA:   Challenges and Successes associated with sourcing items such as PPE for the COVID-19 response
    • Timothy Smith, Operations Integration Branch Chief, FEMA:   Handling Donations for COVID-19
    • Kathy Fulton, Executive Director, American Logistics Aid Network:  Private Sector Donations 

  • 2022 Annual Meeting Initial Thoughts  – Diana and Pam
    • Tabletop
    • Potential Session Topics
    • Subcommittee Activities
    • Possible Virtual Meetings throughout the Year
    • Call for Papers

  • Two Minute Updates by Meeting Participants
  • Additional Items of Interest
  • Adjourn