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Panel Discussion: Equity in Emergency Management

How can equity be further integrated into emergency response?

January 29, 2019
10:00 AM – Noon
Parsons Gallery, 2nd Floor Urban Center
506 SW Mill St., Portland, OR


  • Dr. Masami Nishishiba, Department Chair and Associate Professor in the Department of Public Administration, PSU
  • Justin Ross, Community Capacity Specialist at the Multnomah County office of Emergency Management
  • Cynthia Valdivia, Senior Bilingual Communication and Education Specialist and Medical Reserve Corps Unit Coordinator, Washington County
  • Da’Von Wilson-Angel, Neighborhood Emergency Team (NET) Program Specialist, Portland Bureau of Emergency Management


Sabina Roan & Jaye Cromwell





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