Ms. Susan Green is an instructor with Eastern Kentucky University, an academic partner of the RDPC.
Ms. Green’s career path has always been in the field of emergency management. She was the State Training Officer for Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management from November 2010 to August 2014. She previously served as a local county coordinator in Missouri for Cole County/Jefferson City and later for Jefferson County, overseeing all related activities. Her work included plan development, which was later used as a statewide template; incorporation of local public health in all phases of emergency management (prior to the 9/11 attacks); and managing aggressive training, exercise and outreach programs.
Ms. Green’s notable accomplishments include shifting Iowa’s centralized course delivery to deliveries within the local jurisdictions enabling an increase in course delivery without an increase in budget. Susan developed the first state recognized multi-discipline Weapons of Mass Destruction Response Teams comprised of all volunteers. Later her leadership led to the development and deployment of the first totally mobile Emergency Operations Center Response Unit in Missouri for use in any type of response. That unit is still active.
Throughout her career, Ms. Green has been a tireless supporter of volunteer and citizen-based emergency management programs and a leader in securing and developing assets through creative partnerships. She spearheaded a legislative initiative for passage of the “Disaster Leave Law,” for Missouri State Employees. She also worked to establish credit hours for teachers and law enforcement personnel for CPR and first aid training.
Ms. Green has achieved certifications as a Certified Emergency Manager, a Certified Hazardous Materials Technician, and Incident Management Team member. She has co-authored two national emergency management courses, serves as a Subject Matter Expert for several federally developed training courses. She has instructed courses and assisted in exercises across the United States, a number of State Agencies, and a variety of private firms.