Profiles in Excellence: Interview with Doris Brown, Executive Director with the Louisiana Department of Health Bureau of Community Preparedness

Stay tuned as we continue to highlight our 2020 Award Winners!

Each year, Homeland Security Today honors shining stars in the community who are making their own unique, invaluable contributions to advance the mission of keeping America safer from myriad threats. Their strong commitment to mission touches every part of their work, from day-to-day operations to special projects and work in the community. This year, with the unprecedented coronavirus pandemic affecting every facet of homeland security, HSToday is interviewing these individuals for a Profiles in Excellence series: to highlight the stories and successes from our winners.

This interview features Doris Brown, a winner of our Mission Award – Coronavirus. Doris Brown has been a registered nurse for 45 years and has nearly 40 years of experience in public health nursing, education and health care administration. As Executive Director for Community Preparedness at the Louisiana Department of Health, she provides oversight for several public health programs within Emergency Preparedness & Response (Emergency Operations Center, Pandemic Flu, Cities Readiness Initiative, Strategic National Stockpile, Medical Social Services, Community Outreach, Emergency Systems for Advanced Registration of Volunteer Health Professionals and Workforce Development).

In this interview, Brown sits down with HSToday to highlight how she has helped lead the Louisiana Department of Health to better manage the COVID-19 pandemic, bringing in past disaster experience to remain prepared. She elaborates on the tips and techniques to ensure positive communication and information sharing; as well as how to utilize the relationships she has built on a day-to-day basis.

Watch the full interview below & stay tuned as we continue to highlight our 2020 Award Winners:

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