October 15-16, 2018 | Boston, 2018 x2, MA

Chris Laborde

Director of Training and Exercises
Connect Consulting Services

As an emergency program manager with the state of Alaska, Department of Health and Social Service, Chris Laborde managed the Center for Disease Control Public Health Emergency Programs (PHEP) and the Department of Health and Human Services Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) grant activities and resources, working with the federal, state, and Alaska Native Public Health issues in disaster response planning, training, exercise, education and resource development.

After the terrorist plane attach on 9-11 Chris started working for the federal government at the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). She worked in both the Transportation Sector as a supervisor, transportation security officer/trainer and program analyst in the CBRNE Office, and in the Postal and Shipping Sector office.

Chris eventually transferred to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as a training specialist at the Emergency Management Institute in Emmitsburg, MD. There she worked in the Integrated Emergency Management Course (IEMC) office. There she developed and controlled tabletop and functional EOC-based exercises including Operations, EOC, Policy and SIMCELL components. She was also a Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) trainer.

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