As Americares Director of Preparedness and Disaster Risk Reduction, Kristin Stevens oversees the strategic direction of Americares disaster preparedness and climate adaptation programming in the U.S. and around the world. She is responsible for implementing programs that provide health centers with the tools to better prepare for future emergencies and continue to operate despite power outages, facility damage and other obstacles. She is responsible for directing initiatives that strengthen health systems in vulnerable communities and save lives.
Stevens, a certified emergency manager, brings to Americares more than a decade of experience in the health sector. Prior to joining Americares, she served as principal and founder of Stevens Research & Consulting where she provided consulting services in emergency management, health security, disaster risk reduction and business continuity to a variety of health care, nonprofit and higher education organizations on both domestic and international projects. Stevens also served as a disaster risk reduction technical advisor for Americares in Nepal and worked as Director of Emergency Management for NYU Langone Medical Center where she oversaw the emergency management program for three hospitals and the NYU School of Medicine.
Stevens earned a Master of Science degree in threat and response management from the University of Chicago and a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Colgate University.
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