On Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, Ken Curtin, federal disaster recovery coordinator for FEMA Region II, spoke to American Red Cross Greater New York Region workers about the historical context of recovery, the evolving nature of recovery operations and the partnership the Red Cross has with the federal government in recovery efforts.
FEMA Region II includes New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Curtin has nearly 40 years of experience in disaster and emergency human services, and has worked on assignments in 25 states and 31 countries. He formerly served as disaster services director for the Red Cross Greater New York Region.
Pictured L-R: Malcolm Hardy, Red Cross Government Liaison; Jessica Pavone, Senior Director, New York Long Term Recovery and Ken Curtin, FEMA Region II Federal Disaster Recovery Coordinator.