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John Sadler, Emergency Management Administrator

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Mr. Sadler joined the HRPDC’s Emergency Management staff in 2007 as a Regional Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) Planner where he served as a liaison between federal and state officials and local stakeholders on matters concerning homeland security and emergency management. He coordinated and facilitated working relationships and formal agreements between multiple agencies, and coordinated the region’s UASI program including administering all aspects of the homeland security grant process.  More recently, as a Senior Regional Homeland Security Planner, he continued his UASI duties and supported other homeland security, emergency management, and hazard mitigation initiatives. In addition, he has provided staff support to regional committees including Urban Area Work Group (UAWG), Regional Emergency Management Technical Advisory Committee (REMTAC), and Hampton Roads Interoperability Communications Advisory Committee (HRICAC).  As a result of his experience, Mr. Sadler understands Hampton Roads’ unique challenges and his familiarity with the region’s Emergency Preparedness Stakeholders provides a level of trust no other candidate could offer.  His promotion affords continuity in regional emergency planning and forward momentum.

As Emergency Management Administrator, Mr. Sadler will serve as an advocate of emergency management, homeland security and hazard mitigation initiatives and support the HRPDC, REMTAC, and the UAWG for the Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI).  As Administrator of the HRPDC Emergency Management Department he will supervise professional and technical personnel and work with varying groups and agencies inside and outside of governments to promote cooperation and understanding of emergency management, homeland security and hazard mitigation principles. Mr. Sadler will be instrumental in securing grants for emergency management programs and the management of those programs.

He is a 2007 graduate of the College of William and Mary, and while working full-time for the HRPDC, he gained his Master’s degree (Professional Studies in Security and Safety Leadership) from The George Washington University in 2012.

Jenny Redick, Regional Inclusive Emergency Planner

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Jenny Redick joined the HRPDC in April 2017 as the Regional Inclusive Emergency Planner, the position she originated from May 2008 through August 2011. Ms. Redick is tasked with enhancing preparedness for those with disabilities and access and functional needs in the community, as well as leading efforts for inclusive planning and advocacy.

Jenny has a BA in Psychology from Berry College and an MA in Counseling from Regent University. She has worked as a disability advocate and educator for many years and possesses extensive experience helping people in the fields of mental health and higher education. Providing education and training as well as nurturing a whole community approach when it comes to making the Hampton Roads region a more resilient and prepared community is one of her passions. As mom of a child with significant medical diagnoses, she personally understands the challenges facing those who have unique access and functional needs, and strives to make the region safer for them. Jenny supports inclusion planning and advocacy at the state, regional and local levels in collaboration with public, private and nonprofit organizations. She also conducts research, training, and public outreach for local jurisdictions, agencies and businesses across the region.



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