Chief Operations Officer
“ Cofounder and Chief Operations Officer Humanity Road
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Catherine Graham is Co-Founder and Principal Officer for Humanity Road – a nonprofit Public Charity (501c) providing services for communications in complex disaster; including monitoring social media to identify urgent needs, delivery of innovative communications solutions in complex conditions, developing and delivering custom training for emergency management on the use of social media during disaster and developing and participating in military and civilian disaster preparedness exercises.
Humanity Road has activated for more than 1,000 events over 8 years resulting in rescue of hundreds of people and provision of aid for tens of thousands impacted by disaster
Ms. Graham serves as Chief Operations Officer and Senior Operations Research Analyst for Humanity Road developing gaming and training programs for the use of emerging technology for collection of actionable data in sudden onset disaster. She has led the development of disaster exercise gaming programs for military and civilian exercises. Participated in RIMPAC, Pacific Endeavor, Camp Roberts, X24 and X24 Europe. Collaborated on exercise scenario development with DoD, DHS, PACOM, EUCOM, NORTHCOM, Naval Post Graduate School JIFX and Arizona State University.
Ms. Graham is responsible for the functional operations of the digital response team on a daily basis, and for the field rapid response teams such as Florida and Texas in 2017 and for Super Storm Sandy in 2015. Leveraging using new apps and databases addressing needs for health, donations management and case management. She also serves as Social Media SME for multinational communications interoperability test teams in the Asian Basin. Serves in a supporting role for the organization’s semantic studies to help improve real time monitoring of information.
Previously served as Coordinator for Digital Humanitarian Network serving as technical expert on executive-level project teams providing technical direction, interpretation and alternatives. This team has supported UNOCHA and others during sudden onset disaster with crisis mapping, media monitoring, translations and other technology skills. Served as member FEMA Innovation Team collecting and documenting emerging innovative communications solutions during complex disaster. Deployed onsite to New York after Super Storm managing deployment of an innovation team that provided a communications solution that allowed 48,000 people to receive aid in a spontaneous citizens command center.
Previously in her role as Senior Information Technology Expert, she developed and deployed innovative Internet based communications after Hurricane Katrina. The use of networked computers in a configuration for a day use disaster response center allowed more than 10,000 displaced people to sign up online for aid.