Reflections of the Thomas Fire

  • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Pacific Time (US & Canada)
  • By: Antioch University Santa Barbara
  • Disaster Relief

Last year in December, our community experienced one of the most devastating fire and debris slides in our history. As we progress into a new year, Antioch University is opening up our doors to consider questions and solutions on what we can do to be better prepared for our next natural disaster. We’ve taken this year to reflect on the tools, processes and best practices commonly used among residents, disaster relief organizations, and even government officials who have all systematically determined the roadmaps of actions and collaboration with other organizations in the community.

Our aim is to take this information and discuss what works for our community, what we can improve on individually, and in our neighborhoods and community at large, as well as what goals we can strive for to mitigate the worst of the damage for our local population.

Our two keynote speakers are Emily Barany, founder of Visionality Partners, co-founder of Thomas Fire Help, and Rob Lewin, Emergency Operations Director for Santa Barbara County's Office of Emergency Management. Both keynote s peakers have contributed to the relief efforts of disasters in the Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. This firsthand experience from all our guests will provide a neces sary look into the reality of recovering from a natural disaster.

Join us for a meaningful evening that involves both reflections and a look toward the future. How may we come together as a team and be more prepared? Light refreshments provided.

Friday January 11th, 2018- 5:30 P.M. - 8 P.M.

5:30-6:10pm networking

6:15-6:25 Introduction

6:25- 6:55 Key Note Speakers:

Emily Barany

RoB Lewin

7-7:40 pannel Discussion Followed by Questions

Rose Levy- Direct Relief

Christina Kelley- Mission Harbor Behavioral Health

Fernando Moreno- Heavenly Worth Home Health

Stephanie Kaster- Casa Dorinda

8:00 Closing And Thank You Remarks

Business Attire recommended