Jason provides executive leadership for the Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response as its team works collaboratively with Tulane’s departments and in conjunction with external response partners to prepare for, respond to, recover from, and mitigate against disasters of all types. He is an interdisciplinary emergency management professional with nearly 20 years of progressive experience across the higher education, public health, and emergency management sectors.
Jason holds a master’s degree in public health (MPH), is a member of the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) and is a certified instructor of FEMA’s Incident Command System (ICS) curriculum. Jason also brings a wealth of knowledge, best practices, and lessons learned from deployments on several disaster response missions including Typhoon Haiyan and Hurricane Harvey. He has led the development of Emergency Operations Plans (EOPs), after-action reports (AARs), and improvement plans (IPs) for university campuses as well as municipal and county governments. Jason also led the development of Team Rubicon’s training and exercise division to equip military veterans and civilian volunteers to rapidly, effectively, and safely render critical aid within disaster-affected communities worldwide.