Resilience Rising 

Women in Crisis & Consequence Management

Resilience Rising 

Women in Crisis & Consequence Management


AHC’s Resilience Rising initiative is designed to encourage women to not only enter into and grow within the crisis and consequence management field but to strive for leadership roles.

We focus on bringing together women with different levels of experience and expertise to share knowledge, resources, and best practices and to provide support and encouragement to others.

The Resilience Rising initiative will assist female crisis management professionals at different career stages with training, mentoring, job advice, and opportunities to connect and build relationships with other like-minded women.

Our mentors include:

Heather Geldart

Emergency Management Expert/Local Government

Kari Hicks

GIS Expert

Todd DeMuth

Emergency Management Expert/State Government

Richard Fimbel

Water Expert

Tom Farmer

Transportation Expert

Carlos Torres

Electric Sector Expert

Katie Simon

Emergency Preparedness Analyst, U.S. Senate Sergeant-at-Arms

Ashley Morris, CEM

Preparedness Coordinator - Community Developer, Prince George's County Office of Emergency of Management

Edie Casella

State Emergency Management Expert

Find a Mentor

Resilience Rising - Women inCrisis & Consequence Management offers mentor services to include resume review, one-on-one advice, and possible internship opportunities. Our mentors represent a range of industries within the field. All of our leaders are successful in their careers, and have committed to being mentors.

Education & Networking

Upcoming Virtual Discussions

  • TBD 2023: Building Your Career in Crisis and Consequence Management

Listen to our January 2023 session on Women as Leaders in Crisis Management


Mentorship Application

To request a mentor, please fill out this form


Our Leadership

Resilience Rising - Women in Crisis and Consequence Management was launched in 2022 by All Hazards Consortium Director, 
Laura Johnson.
“Like a lot of women in this field - traditionally comprised of men - I’ve had to navigate a tricky path to success. Through this initiative, It’s my goal to provide tangible ways for women to work through career challenges and achieve their goals”

Laura Johnson

Director, All Hazards Consortium

Sponsor our Initiative

The generous support of sponsoring organizations enables us to provide women with networking and training programs that can enhance their career.

As a sponsor, your company will benefit from the following opportunities:

Visibility and Exposure: Your company logo will be prominently displayed on our website, social media platforms, and marketing materials, increasing your brand exposure to a targeted audience of professionals in the crisis management field. 

Networking and Relationship Building: You will have the chance to connect and build relationships with other sponsors and members of the Women in Crisis Management initiative, potentially leading to new business opportunities and partnerships. 

Thought Leadership: You will have the opportunity to participate in discussions and contribute to the development of best practices and thought leadership in the crisis management field.

Volunteer Opportunities

We are looking for passionate women and men to be mentors to others in your line of work. 

Please contact us here.


For questions, more information, or to talk about ways to get involved, 
please contact Laura Johnson at

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