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MD EPN Webinar_Disaster Preparedness for the LGBTQ+ Community

  • Wednesday, March 30, 2022
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Online

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Webinar: Disaster Preparedness for the LGBTQ+ Community


Wednesday, March 30, 2022 at 11:00 AM

A Training for the Community 

Registration is free, but required. Register today!


About this Event

Being prepared for a disaster often means that you are able to recover faster and easier. In this webinar we will discuss ways that members of the LGBTQ+ Community can be more prepared when a disaster happens. What steps should you take now to prepare, and what should you do if a disaster impacts you. Register for the free online seminar on March 30, 2022, at 11 a.m. here

Additionally, a free training for medical professionals/practitioners (all of MNCHA/MD EPN) community is available on Wednesday, March 23, 2022 at 11 a.m., register here.


Our Speaker


Leighton Jones, ALM, CEM

Leighton is the Director of Emergency Response and New Initiatives for Direct Relief, an international humanitarian organization based in Santa Barbara, California. 

Prior to joining Direct Relief Leighton led the Emergency Preparedness Research, Evaluation & Practice (EPREP) Program at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston, which serves as Harvard’s Center for public health and healthcare preparedness. 

Leighton’s background is in non-profit administration and emergency management having previously worked as the Chief Program Officer for the American Red Cross of Massachusetts and in various leadership positions for The American Red Cross and The Salvation Army in New York. He has deployed in response to numerous disasters across the United States including hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, fires, and aviation disasters. Leighton also served at Ground Zero in Manhattan immediately following the September 11th attacks and led the Red Cross response to the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombings.   

Leighton is a graduate of the University of Plymouth (UK) and Harvard University.  He is a Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) with the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) and conducts trainings nationally on diversity, equity and inclusion in emergency planning and response. 

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