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Cohort 1 (2015-2016)


Dana Carr 

Major of Police 

City of Miami Police Department


Oscar E. Celorio

Cities Readiness Initiative Coordinator

Florida Department of Public Health


China Walker

Emergency Management Specialist

Federal Emergency Management Agency


Cohort 2 (2016-2017)

Nina Markowitz

Head of Strategic Intelligence


Bridget A. Pelaez

Deputy Team Commander 

National Disaster Medical System


Jessica Sandoval

Emergency Management Specialist

Miami-Dade Office of Emergency Management

Cohort 3 (2017-2018)

Lucas Biehler

Emergency Planner

FIU Department of Emergency Management

Veronica Perez

Miami-Dade Office of Emergency Management

Lea Tardanico

Emergency Planning

Flagler County Emergency Management

Cohort 4 (2018-2019)

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F. Vincent Cesario

Contingency Planning and Force Readiness Division

United States Coast Guard

Victor Colon

United States Southern Command