Women in Homeland Security, a non-profit organization working on behalf of women in the field of homeland security since 2009, today launched an initiative with Homeland Security Today to highlight the tremendous work of female leaders across America.
The series will feature interviews with some of the Homeland Security Today Homeland Heroes awardees including:
Deborah Shoedel, Intelligence Operations Specialist at the DHS Office of Intelligence and Analysis. Shoedel’s contributions and abilities have benefitted I&A at the highest levels and she has positively expanded I&A’s reputation and significance at the DHS Chief Human Capital Officer level.
Doris Brown, the Executive Director of the Louisiana Department of Health in the Bureau of Community Preparedness. Under Brown’s leadership, LDH has sheltered nearly 500 COVID-19 positive residents in a medical monitoring station, an additional nearly 500 COVID-19 positive residents in isolation sites, and approximately 200 in medical special needs shelters due to hurricanes.
Jeanne Benincasa Thorpe, the Undersecretary of Homeland Security and Governor’s Homeland Security Advisor, Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security. Thorpe oversees the Massachusetts FUSION Center, National Guard, Emergency Management Agency, Fire Administration and Office of Grants and Research Homeland Security Division. She serves as key policy and executive decision advisor to the Secretary of Public Safety and the Homeland Security Advisor to the Governor and is responsible for coordination with federal agencies, regional tasks force, local governments and private sector.
Interviews will be featured on Homeland Security Today www.HSToday.us.
WHS has over 5,000 members across the country and connects them through in-person lunches (when allowed), a newsletter and webinars. The organization also works to assure women are featured and represented at events and in leadership and supports a STEM in Homeland Security program that provides hands-on field trips (www.WHSSTEM.com)
For more information and to join, visit wwwWomeninHomelandSecurity.com