Marcie Roth

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Photo of Marcie RothMarcie Roth was appointed by President Obama to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security - Federal Emergency Management Agency in 2009. She serves as Senior Advisor and Director of the Office of Disability Integration and Coordination, supporting implementation of the President’s National Preparedness Goal and leading the national transformation towards integrating the access and functional needs of people with and without disabilities in all aspects of whole community emergency preparedness and disaster response, recovery and mitigation. Ms. Roth joined DHS/FEMA after serving for over 20 years in senior leadership positions with national and international disability policy organizations. She led national private sector response to the needs of survivors with disabilities during and after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and she was commended by the White House for her efforts on behalf of New Yorkers with disabilities in the aftermath of the 2001 terrorist attacks.

In her senior leadership role at FEMA, she provides policy and operational guidance, advice and technical expertise for meeting equal access requirements for physical, program and effective communication accessibility across emergency preparedness, response and recovery programs and services.  She leads a team of seventy disability integration advisors who have deployed to over one hundred disasters since 2011. Ms. Roth’s office also leads the work of the Federal Interagency Coordinating Council on Emergency Preparedness and Individuals with Disabilities, and she represents the U.S. government internationally as an expert on disability inclusive global disaster risk reduction. Ms. Roth is a 2014 Harvard Kennedy School Senior Executive Fellow and she lives outside Washington, DC.

Last Updated: 
02/06/2015 - 18:02
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