Kathy O'Day, LCC Director of Disaster Response Shares Expertsie with Akiko Iizuka, PhD., Assistant Professor at Utsunomiya University, Japan
Kathy O’Day, LCC Director of Disaster Response was invited to meet with Akiko Iizuka PhD., Assistant Professor from the Center for International Exchange-Utsunomiya University, Japan and Steve Cain, Indiana Department of Homeland Security Foundation Chairman to discuss best practices of disaster case management, how non-governmental (NGOs) and faith-based organizations respond to disasters and work with disaster affected communities utilizing volunteers.
This semester, Akiko is delivering lectures on “Building Resilient Communities”, “Risk Management”, “Disaster Studies”, “Disaster and International Cooperation,” and other disaster-related subjects at Northeastern College in Boston, Massachusetts. Akiko has served as a project coordinator in overseas disaster recovery and rehabilitation projects in Japan, Sri Lanka, Iran and Afghanistan.
Akiko is spending a few days in the Chicago area meeting with several government agencies, NGOs and faith-based organizations. Kathy was honored to share and exchange disaster response experience with Akiko.