Communication with Vulnerable Populations
Deborah Matherly, AICP
Kelly Reinhardt, PMP
February 22, 2012
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Transportation Research Board Transit Cooperative Research Program Report 150
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Deborah Matherly is a principal planner with The Louis Berger Group, Inc. She has over 31 years of experience with a broad technical and management background in major facets of transportation analysis, especially transit. Since joining LBG in 2001, she has established herself as a national expert in various aspects of emergency transportation planning.
Ms. Matherly has directed three major regional emergency planning initiatives: two for the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG) and one for the Baltimore Metropolitan Council (BMC). She supported the 2010-2011 Portsmouth, New Hampshire Seacoast Planning and Implementation Evacuation Services Procedure and led the Washington, DC Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency Public Outreach for September 2011 Emergency Preparedness month.
She was principal investigator for the Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) project A-33: Communications with Vulnerable Populations- A Transportation and Emergency Management Toolkit completed in March and published in September, 2011. She is currently leading the National Cooperative Research Program (NCHRP) project 20-59(32): A Transportation Guide for All-Hazards Emergency Evacuation and NCHRP 20-59(42), A Guide to Regional Transportation Planning for Disasters, Emergencies and Special Events. She has also been active on the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Emergency Evacuation Subcommittee since 2003.
Kelly Reinhardt, President of Jane Mobley Associates, is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute and brings more than 15 years' experience in contract management and oversight on local, regional and national contracts. She has served in both a project management and researcher role on national projects for the Transportation Research Board's Transit Cooperative Research Program and National Cooperative Highway Research Program and for regional projects for the Mid-America Regional Council and the Kansas and Missouri Departments of Transportation. Ms. Reinhardt has contributed to a number of publications, including:
Ms. Reinhardt has practiced in the field of strategic communication and strategic planning for more than 25 years and specializes in group process methodologies, qualitative research and the transfer of complex information into implementation strategies and training materials.