Letter from the Director
As many people know, Rebecca Phillips retired at the beginning of the summer. We cast a wide net to find a new Associate Director to lead education and training through the DelValle Institute for Emergency Preparedness. There were dozens of highly-qualified candidates, but one stood out.
It is with great pleasure that I announce Mea Allen as the new Associate Director for Education and Training for the Office of Public Health Preparedness (OPHP), which includes the DelValle Institute for Emergency Preparedness. Mea has years of experience in management, technology, and education. In her work as a Senior Program Manager, she led the Institute in standardizing curriculum development and delivery to align with higher education industry standards as well as FEMA National Training and Education Division guidelines. In addition, she created and implemented the strategic plan for developing, strengthening, and continually enhancing DelValle's online learning capability and capacity.
In her new role, Mea will be responsible for leading emergency management education and training efforts that support OPHP's role within the Boston Public Health Commission, including support to Boston EMS, the City of Boston, and regional public health and medical services partners. Additionally, she will direct evidence-based development and delivery of high-quality, all-hazards learning opportunities for our partners beyond the greater Boston area.
There is no doubt that Mea will lead the team in continuing to break new ground with innovative and meaningful learning solutions for building capabilities across the spectrum of public health, EMS, and healthcare partners. Please join me in welcoming Mea Allen into her new role.
S. Atyia Martin
Director, Office of Public Health Preparedness
Get Ready. Be Safe. Stay Healthy.
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