Public Health Emergency - Leading a Nation Prepared
Emily St. Martin Lord
Executive DirectorHealthcare Ready
Ms. Lord serves as the Executive Director of Healthcare Ready, a nonprofit organization developed in the wake of Hurricane Katrina to ensure that the catastrophic breakdowns in patient access to healthcare would never happen again. Emily led the expansion of Healthcare Ready’s mission to address healthcare supply chain-wide resiliency and response by focusing on public policy and advocating for the adoption of best and promising disaster preparedness and response practices by government and industry. Healthcare Ready’s response to multiple natural disasters including Hurricane Sandy, during which the organization coordinated and worked to solve barriers to patient access to healthcare. Emily holds a Master of Public Administration from The George Washington University and a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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