Prepare for the worst and plan for the best with innovative disaster recovery apps.
A disaster can seriously impact your organization's operations, whether it's an earthquake, wildfire, hurricane, or human-caused calamity. In this Public Good App House demo event, we will showcase practical solutions that nonprofits can use to ensure that they, and their communities, are ready to respond when disaster strikes.
Chief Strategy Officer
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF-USA)
Public Engagement Manager
Disaster Accountability Project - SmartResponse.org
Kat has worked across the not-for-profit sector for more than twenty years, and as a programme management specialist for more than eleven years. Her experience has included roles in youth employment, international development and humanitarian response, disability equality, homelessness and housing, children and young people, health, and research. She holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Sussex. Before joining Needslist, she was Regional Director (East Africa) for Field Ready and prior to that she ran global wheelchair programs for Walkabout Foundation and global youth employment programs for Business in the Community.
Nick Bayer (he/him) is the public and internal engagement manager at MSF-USA. In this role, he plans and coordinates events designed to highlight MSF's operational activities to the general public, humanitarian, medical, and academic audiences. As part of this work, he leads the MSF-USA Missing Maps mapathon program. Prior to joining MSF in 2017, Nick held positions at the Huffington Post, the World Affairs Council of the Mid-Hudson Valley, and the British House of Commons. Nick is a graduate of Marist College where he studied political science, international studies, French and music.
Claire Barnhoorn is a long-term humanitarian, working for about 15 years in humanitarian aid, from field operations to logistics and supply chain, with a growing focus on data and technology. She held various positions within MSF (Doctors without Borders) and supported various other NGOs and UN agencies. She has been described as a human(itarian) HDMI – USB cable, translating operational challenges to enable solutions.
Claire is the founder and CEO of Solvoz and Solvoz Foundation. The Solvoz platform provides procurement support for organizations in LMICs. In addition, Solvoz enables open-access knowledge and technical capacity for all through an open-access catalogue.
Ben launched Disaster Accountability Project, an independent watchdog, to confront root causes of the failed Katrina response and improve disaster relief and humanitarian aid.
DAP successfully advocated for the release of millions of dollars of aid funds, investigated deficiencies in emergency planning, and improved the transparency of nearly $2 billion of post-disaster donations.
DAP's advocacy and op-eds have been covered by global news media and its successes are attributable to hundreds of volunteers.
Previously, Ben wrote successful legislation in Connecticut and created a Youth Cabinet in Missouri. Ben is a member of the Maryland bar and an Echoing Green Fellow.
Senior Program Manager
Experienced Program Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the non-profit/social impact industry. Strong program and project management professional with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) focused in Global Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara.