When:
July 20, 2016 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
2016-07-20T12:00:00-10:00
2016-07-20T13:30:00-10:00
Cost:
Free

SPEAKER_maryannswendsen LCDR Mary Ann C. Swendsen, U. S. Coast Guard (Retired) Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) Current Position: Strategic Planner, Camber Corporation, supporting U.S. Pacific Command, Strategic Planning and Policy Division, Camp H. M. Smith, Hawaii. Career background: Over 25 years of Coast Guard service, served as a Marine Safety Officer at Marine Safety Offices Honolulu, HI and Seattle, WA investigating marine casualties, responding to pollution reports, facilities inspections and harbor security. Assigned as Intelligence Watch Officer at Joint Interagency Task Force (JIATF) South in Key West, FL conducting counter illicit trafficking operations, intelligence fusion and multi-sensor correlation to detect, monitor and handoff suspected illicit trafficking targets. Previous assignment was in a command cadre position as Administration and Logistics Branch Chief to manage support services, administration of training, military and civilian personnel management, people readiness measurements, awards process for military and civilian, performance evaluations, property management, and proper utilization of personnel resources for Alaska region. As Incident Management Assist Team member for the Pacific area since 2005, deployed to support major incidents and disasters in general and command staff positions managing and/or coordinating post incident/disaster efforts. As Coast Guard Liaison Officer and Maritime Intelligence Detachment Chief at El Paso Intelligence Center (EPIC), TX supporting Federal, State, local, tribal, and international law enforcement agencies in their interdiction efforts and investigations regarding drug trafficking, alien and weapon smuggling, and other criminal activities. Project leader to integrate biometrically-enabled identity intelligence with legacy biographic mission set to develop a comprehensive screening process and execution of fused analysis of law enforcement intelligence, open sources and national intelligence data in support of interagency maritime boarding teams and Coast Guard’s Biometrics at Sea program. Served as the South and Northeast Asia Regional Engagement Team Leader in the plans and policy directorate at JIATF West in Honolulu to combat drug-related transnational organized crime to reduce threats in the Asia-Pacific region in order to protect national security interests and promote regional stability. As Personnel Support Department Head at U.S. Coast Guard Base Honolulu servicing over 20 unit and 3,000 assigned personnel and dependents, was also the Disaster Preparedness Officer to improve the personnel accountability system and Continuity of Operations program. Prior to retiring, served as an Intelligence Planner for the USPACOM J2/Joint Intelligence Operations Center to provide actionable warning of homeland defense, maritime and all-hazard threats, coordinated with a diverse array of government and regional partners on emerging changes in priority intelligence requirements and facilitate deliver of timely, relevant and predictive all-source intel to planners, war fighters and decision makers. Currently provide planning support to USPACOM on Pandemic Emerging Infectious Disease (PEID), Homeland Defense (HD) and Department of Defense Support to Civil Authorities (DSCA). Facilitate joint planning working groups, analyzing changes in planning and policy, and propose recommendations in the development and execution of PEID, HD, and DSCA Concept Plans in support of the Theater Campaign Plan. Academic background: Graduated from University of Hawaii with a B.A. and received a Masters of Arts in Human Resources Management (MA/HRM) from Hawaii Pacific University. Currently a Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) by International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM). Held a Professional Human Resource (PHR) certification by Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) from 1999-2009. Qualified to teach FEMA Incident Command System (ICS) and National Incident Management System (NIMS) courses. Enrolled at University of Arkansas for Master of Science in Operational Management. Published several professional articles. Incident Command System (ICS) Background: PACAREA Incident Management Assist Team (IMAT) member, completed Planning Section Chief type II and Logistics Section Chief type II qualifications. Deployed as Resource Unit Leader for Katrina in Baton Rouge, LA, DEMOB unit leader for Typhoon IOKE in Honolulu, HI, Deputy Planning Section Chief for Super ferry law enforcement operations in Honolulu, HI, and Planning Section Chief for M/V Tong Cheng in Honolulu, HI. Completed ICS courses 100, 200, 300, 300a, 305, 341, 346, 347, 348, 351, 400, 420, 440, 700 and 800. Participated in many large scale Coast Guard and multi-agency exercises as a coach or evaluator such as Spill of National Significance and Area Maritime Security Exercises. Volunteer Positions: Juneau Federal Executive Association Secretary-Treasurer and SHRM Juneau Chapter Training chair. AYSO soccer youth coach and referee. FIRST Robotics Regional judge. Member of Emergency Managers Professionals of Hawaii. Short version: Over 25 years of Coast Guard service, accomplished Intelligence, Contingency and Military Planner in international and homeland security, homeland defense, contingency planning, humanitarian assistance/disaster response and knowledge of maritime security. Previously, Incident Management Assist Team member for the Pacific area, deployed to support major incidents and disasters managing and coordinating post incident efforts. Taught Incident Command System (ICS) and National Incident Management System (NIMS) courses. Deployed as Resource Unit Leader for Katrina in Baton Rouge, LA, DEMOB unit leader for Typhoon IOKE in Honolulu, HI, Deputy Planning Section Chief for Super ferry law enforcement operations in Honolulu, HI, and Planning Section Chief for M/V Tong Cheng in Honolulu, HI. Participated in many large scale Coast Guard and multi-agency exercises as a coach or evaluator such as Spill of National Significance and Area Maritime Security Exercises. Currently provide planning support to USPACOM on Pandemic Emerging Infectious Disease (PEID), Homeland Defense (HD) and Department of Defense Support to Civil Authorities (DSCA). Facilitate joint planning working groups, analyzing changes in planning and policy, and propose recommendations in the development and execution of PEID, HD, and DSCA Concept Plans in support of the Theater Campaign Plan. Graduated from University of Hawaii with a B.A. and received a Masters of Arts in Human Resources Management (MA/HRM) from Hawaii Pacific University. Finishing a Master of Science in Operational Management with University of Arkansas. Held a Professional Human Resource (PHR) certification by Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) from 1999-2009. Currently holds a CEM by IAEM.