Thursday, January 2, 2014

Alumni Speaker Series: Disaster Preparedness

You never know when or where the next emergency or disaster will occur, and just as you make emergency plans for yourself and your family, it’s important to include your guide dog in those plans. Make it your New Year’s resolution to learn about emergency and disaster planning from an expert who is also a guide dog handler during the next Alumni Association Speaker Series call being held on January 9, 2014. We will discuss what to do and how to plan for emergencies like floods, fires, earthquakes, hurricanes and/or terrorist attacks.

We are pleased to welcome disaster planning expert Jenine Stanley, who has worked with guide dogs for her own independent mobility for over 25 years and currently serves as Consumer Relations Coordinator for the Guide Dog Foundation and America's VetDogs. She has a long history of work in the disability field including: areas of transportation, ADA compliance and technology. Jenine has worked in radio, producing award-winning documentaries for both public and internet radio. She is also a member and staff officer of the Coast Guard Auxiliary where she has served as Public Affairs Officer and Materials Officer at the flotilla and division levels. As part of this work, she has taken courses with FEMA on disaster preparedness and First Responder responsibilities during natural disasters and terrorist attacks.

As part of her work in supervising the Guide Dog Foundation's Alumni Council, Jenine has organized presentations on disaster preparedness for assistance dog handlers and advised graduates on procedures for such events as mass shootings in public places. Jenine lives in Columbus, Ohio with her current guide dog, Swap, a male Labrador/Golden Retriever cross, her husband Kent and their two cats.

Save the date: Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 7 P.M. (Eastern) and 4 P.M. (Pacific)
Instructions: toll-free number (US/Canada) 1-877-668-4490; Attendee access code 202 900 74

In order to have your questions answered during Jenine’s presentation, please send your questions to Maile George either during or prior to the presentation.
mgeorge@guidedogs.com

Also, if you have ideas for future Speaker Series calls, please send your suggestions to either Theresa Stern or Becky Andrews.
tstern@guidedogs.com
bandrews@guidedogs.com

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