The DLTeam

Carlene Anders Mayor Pateros WA

Carlene Anders

Executive Director, DLT and Okanogan County Long Term Recovery Group

Carlene Anders is mayor of the City of Pateros, a small city in North Central Washington. Since 2014, she has led the recovery efforts for the largest wildfires in Washington State history, fires which burned over one million acres and destroyed 800+ structures during the summers of 2014 and 2015. Carlene was a wildland firefighter … Read More

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Nancy Beers Center for Disaster Philanthropy

Nancy Beers, DLT Advisory Committee

Director, Midwest Early Recovery Fund, Center for Disaster Philanthropy

Nancy Beers oversees The CDP Early Recovery Fund, which focuses on supporting vulnerable populations in 10 states in the Midwest, following a disaster. Before joining CDP, Nancy was Senior Director of Disaster Services for Lutheran Social Services of Minnesota where she led disaster long-term recovery work and Camp Noah, a nationally acclaimed trauma recovery program … Read More

Christine Files Attorney at Law

Christine Files

Board President, DLT

Chris serves as the President of the Disaster Leadership Team and served as the President of the Bastrop County Long Term Recovery Team and Chair of the Unmet Needs Committee for seven years. In September, 2011, the most destructive wildfire in Texas history struck Bastrop County, Texas destroying almost 1700 homes, 38 businesses, 34,000 acres … Read More

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Kevin King Executive Director Mennonite Disaster Service

Kevin King, DLT Advisory Committee

Executive Director, Mennonite Disaster Service

Kevin King was born on a potato and dairy farm in southeastern Pennsylvania.  He attended Eastern Mennonite College (now University), Harrisonburg, Virginia, and graduated in 1981 with a degree in International Agriculture Development. He also received an MBA in International Economic Development in 1987 from Eastern College, St. Davids, Penna. Since February 2004 Kevin is … Read More

Jeff Koller Mennonite Disaster Service

Jeff Koller

Board Vice-President, DLT and Regional Operations Manager, MDS

As the Regional Operations Coordinator for Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS), Jeff has seen more than his fair share of disasters. MDS, a long-term recovery volunteer organization, assists those affected by natural disaster by rebuilding homes in their communities. Jeff’s first experience with disaster took place in his home state of Kansas in 1973 with others … Read More

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Greg Forrester National Voluntary Organization Active in Disaster

Greg Forrester, DLT Advisory Committee

President/CEO, National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster

Greg Forrester brings more than 20 years of emergency management and leadership experience from a diverse career in the public, private and nonprofit sectors. He previously served as Assistant General Secretary for United States Disaster Response for the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) where he led responses to dozens of disasters on the national, … Read More

Nina Andaloro


After flood waters receded and the Town of Jamestown identified the need for a Volunteer & Donations Coordinator, resident Nina Andaloro took action. She identified potential volunteer groups to assist residents build back their lives. She successfully recruited Mennonite Disaster Services, Flatirons Habitat for Humanity and worked with various county, state and federal agencies to … Read More

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Lesli Remaly-Netter, DLT Advisory Committee

FEMA IV, Senior Voluntary Agency Liaison, Mass Care and Emergency Services Specialist

Over the past 17 years, Lesli Remaly has worked in emergency management with special emphasis on recovery and voluntary agency partner engagement. She has responded to disasters across the country, from Alaska to Puerto Rico. Lesli began her service with FEMA in April 2011, as an Emergency Management Program Specialist – Voluntary Agency Liaison (VAL) (Region … Read More

Janice Butler

Janice Butler

Board Treasurer, DLT and Disaster Advocate

In September 2011 Janice Butler lost her home and much of her community during the most destructive wildfire in Texas history. The Bastrop County Complex Fires destroyed almost 1700 homes, 38 businesses, 34,000 acres and resulted in the loss of 2 lives. What it didn’t destroy were the spirits of those affected. Despite her losses, … Read More

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Stephanie Brady Community Clinic Joplin MO

Stephanie Brady

Board Member, DLT and Executive Director, Community Clinic of Joplin

Stephanie is the Executive Director at Community Clinic in Joplin, Missouri, a nonprofit organization that serves the uninsured residents of southwest Missouri. Previously, Stephanie was the Assistant Executive Director at The Independent Living Center where she was employed for 15 years.  She served on the Missouri Statewide Independent Living Council (and was the Chairperson on … Read More

Jeff Blackburn

Jeff Blackburn, DLT Advisory Committee

Pastor, Greensburg Mennonite Church

Jeffrey D. Blackburn has been the pastor of Greensburg Mennonite Church, Greensburg, Kansas, for more than 20 years. On May 4, 2007, the community of Greensburg sustained a direct hit from an EF5 tornado, which leveled nearly 90% of the town of 1300, including the entire downtown, its schools, the hospital, and most private homes. Jeff’s … Read More

Robin Clegg

Board Member, DLT, President of San Diego VOAD & Board Chair Community Recovery Team

Robin Clegg has disaster experience which spans several events including one of the largest in California history – the Cedar Fire (2003) where she assisted to coordinate the one-stop shop for long-term recovery efforts. As part of the San Diego County 2003 Wildfire Recovery, Robin served as Chair and convened funding efforts for uninsured and … Read More

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Anna Tangredi Retired Texas State Emergency Management

Anna Tangredi

Board Member, DLT Retired Texas State Dept of Emergency Mgt

Anna began her career back in Beaumont, Texas, so she is no stranger to hurricanes. She received her college degree from Lamar University and immediately began working as a child abuse investigator. After 4 years she left and began working on her Masters’ Degree, only to be sidetracked by a new job offer from the … Read More

Flo Walker Knox, DLT Advisory Committee

Director of Disaster Emergency Services, Salvation Army

Flo currently works at The Salvation Army National Headquarters as the Emergency Disaster Services Director. Previous positions within The Salvation Army over the past 33 years include Government Liaison/EDS Program Specialist; Basic Needs Program Specialist; Disaster Services Training and Development Specialist; Coordinated Assistance Network (CAN) Liaison; Emergency Social Services Director for the Midland Division; Assistant … Read More

Paul Unruh

Paul Unruh, DLT Advisory Committee

Retired LSCSW and Project Coordinator, Mennonite Disaster Service

Paul is a captivating storyteller and a skillful listener. His exceptional listening skills have made him the storyteller he is today. Paul grew up in Central Kansas, attended Hesston Academy, and graduated from Hesston College and Bethel College in North Newton, Kansas. His Masters of Social Work degree was from the University of Nebraska. His social work career … Read More

Renee White, PhD, Professor University of Southern State MO

Renee White, EdD, LCSW

Team Member & Associate Professor, Missouri Southern State University

Dr. Renee White, LCSW has many ‘lessons learned’ to share with communities who are recovering from natural disaster, garnered from her experience as the Chairperson of the Joplin Area Long Term Recovery Committee (LTRC) and the Chair of the Spiritual/Emotional Committee following the Joplin tornado in May 2011. For the past 30 years, Renee has … Read More

Sue Marticek

Sue Marticek

Team Member, DLT and Executive Director Ocean County Long Term Recovery Group

Sue has worked in the field of Emergency Management for over 17 years and has a degree in Biology and a Master of Public Administration in Emergency and Disaster Management. She has held posts at the American Red Cross, FEMA and is currently the Executive Director for the Ocean County Long Term Recovery Group (OCLTRG). … Read More

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Sheryl Monette Lutheran Social Services MN

Sheryl Monette

Team Member, DLT and Project Manager, LSSMN

In June of 2012, six counties in Northeast Minnesota and one county in Wisconsin experienced flash floods, which resulted in damage to 1,700 homes. Sheryl Monette quickly joined Lutheran Social Service of MN (LSSMN) Disaster Recovery Team as a Case Manager to begin assessing the needs of residents. Sheryl was able to use her previous … Read More

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Steve Barbour

Team Member, DLT & Chair of the Wyoming VOAD (WYVOAD)

Although the state of Wyoming historically does not experience disasters, Steve Barbour has now assisted through the recovery of three, which all occurred during the same year. His first experience brought him to a small Eastern WY community, where he arrived on the second day of the response and ended up staying for the next … Read More

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Dean Minardi

Team Member, DLT and Senior Director of Property and Risk Management, LSSMN

In 2012, when widespread floods affected his local area of Duluth, Minnesota, Dean Minardi was recruited to help six counties in northeast MN and one county in northern Wisconsin to repair and replace nearly 1,700 homes. Working with a disaster team, Dean served as the Construction Manager and supervised Case Managers that assisted 800 individuals … Read More

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