Marsha Myers, MS

 

                                        

Department of Health and Human Services
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response
National Disaster Medical Systems

 

EDUCATION

BS
Administrative Systems
Southern Illinois University
MS
Adult Education
University of North Carolina
National Incident Management System (NIMS) certification
FEMA, Emergency Management Institute
National Disaster Medical System Response Team Training Program
Department of Emergecy Health Services, University of Maryland
Disaster Management and Operations for a Terrorism Event


Ms. Myers is an experienced educator with 22 years of higher education experience in curriculum development and delivery, instructional design, and distance learning. She has comprehensive knowledge of university culture, regulations, policies, and procedures. As a member of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services/National Disaster Medical System’s response teams, she provided or obtained a variety of administrative support, medical services, and patient movement during natural disasters, public health emergencies, and National Security Special Events. She has established patient medical aid stations and/or special needs shelters during 10 hurricanes, including patient treatment and evacuation in Gulfport, MS, in response to Hurricane Katrina. She served as Deputy Commander in establishing a Special Medical Needs shelter in College Station, TX, during Hurricane Rita.

Presently, she is a member of the Incident Response Coordination Team- Advanced for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services providing tactical coordination for public health and medical personnel engaged in providing direct services to disaster victims. The team sets up initial response operations and provides rapid situational assessments to HHS headquarters. Since 2001, she has been the Administration Finance Section Chief for the National Disaster Medical System for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, providing leadership, direction, and supervision in day-to-day operations of the DMAT and NMRT-East. Her past experience includes work at the University of North Carolina as a Senior Academic and Administrative Officer providing leadership, project management, and strategic planning for the development of performance measures, formulation of policy and procedures, and initiating staff training programs. Since 1984, she has worked with Davidson County Community College and High Point University developing higher education curriculum, delivery mechanisms, and distance learning strategies.