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C O R P O R AT E A N N U A L R E P O R T | 1 3 Spencer Grover, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, Indiana Hospital Association Sue Hancock, Senior Project Manager & Strategy Analyst, Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health David Hopper, Director of Local Health Department Outreach, Indiana State Department of Health Jerry King, Executive Director, Indiana Public Health Association Sandra Liu, Professor, Consumer Sciences, Director of the Center for Global Urban Sustainability — Ensuring Sustainable Health among Underserved of College of Health and Human Sciences, Purdue University JoBeth McCarthy-Jean, Director, Indiana Public Health Practice Council, Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health Mary McKee, Director, Public Health Practice, Marion County Public Health Department Brianna Myers, Office Manager/Birth and Death Certificates, Tippecanoe Health Department Carol Rogers, Deputy Director & CIO, Indiana Business Research Center Sarah Seward, Administrative Director, Patient Experience/Service Excellence, Marion General Hospital Pauline Shen, Epidemiologist, Tippecanoe County Health Department Professional Education Key Accomplishments Hazus-MH & FEMA Courses/Workshops • Polis continues to be recognized as an acknowledged leader in the development of Hazus-MH curriculum as well as the instruction of Hazus and other disaster management- related courses. During FY2017, we updated multiple classroom and virtual courses for FEMA and offered workshops in Maryland, Washington, Texas, Arkansas, South Carolina, and Georgia. We continued to support FEMA’s Emergency Management Higher Education Program. Activities include conducting workshops at the annual Higher Education Conference on the use of GIS within academia to support service, research, and teaching. We also lead a FEMA focus group tasked with identifying metrics for evaluating and promoting emergency management programs within academia as well as collaborations between the academic and practitioner communities. Associations/Presentations • Kevin Mickey, Director of Professional Development and Geospatial Technologies Education, presented at three national conferences and the Indiana GIS conference on topics related to modeling disasters, data management and incentivizing disaster mitigation. • Mickey chairs the Indiana Geographic Information Council Education Committee, which is tasked with facilitating education opportunities for the Indiana GIS community and stakeholders that benefit from GIS technologies and resources. • Mickey serves as Chair of the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) Multihazard Mitigation Council (MMC). The MMC focuses on reducing the consequences and costs associated with natural and man-made hazards to buildings and infrastructure. In September 2016, the MMC and the NIBS Council on Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate jointly published an addendum to its 2015 paper, “Developing Pre-Disaster Resilience Based on Public and Private Incentivization,” which garnered interest from the federal legislative and executive bra nches. On August 3, 2016, Mickey participated in the White House Forum on Smart Finance for Disaster Resilience that was influenced by this work. In November 2016, the MMC began a major update of its landmark 2005 “Mitigation Saves” study. That often-quoted study identified an average of $4 saved for every $1 spent in FEMA mitigation grants attributed to wind, flood and earthquake hazards. The 13