Humanitarian Response: Program

March 2, 2013  |  Gordon College
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Humanitarian Response: Innovation to Meet Needs 
Conference on Delivering Health and Humanitarian Assistance

March 2, 2013
Gordon College

9:30–10 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast (Loggia, KOSC)
10–10:15 a.m.

Welcome (KOSC 109 or Chairman's Room)

Janel Curry, Provost, Gordon College
Mike Veatch, Professor of Mathematics, Gordon College

10:15–10:30 a.m.

Innovation in Humanitarian Response

Jarrod Goentzel, Humanitarian Response Lab, MIT

10:30 a.m.–
12 p.m.

International Health Response (Haiti), (KOSC 109 or Chairman's Room)

Kathryn Kempton, Director of International Operations, Partners in Health
Laurent Dedieu, Logistics Supervisor, Médicins Sans Frontières
Dan Neal, Director of Global Logistics, Heart to Heart International

12–1:30 p.m. Lunch (Lane Student Center - Chester's Place)
1:30–2:45 p.m.

Domestic Crisis Response (United States), (Chairman's Room)

Erin Bores, Emergency Planner, California Department of Public Health
Michael A. Orfitelli, Disaster Services Coordinator, Salvation Army
Dan Neal, Director of Global Logistics, Heart to Heart International

2:45–3:15 p.m. Break
3:15–4 p.m.

Parallel Sessions:

Disaster Response (KOSC 124)
Food Security (KOSC 125)
Global Health (KOSC 127)
(Details below)

4–5 p.m. Reception (Loggia) 
Cider and cheese


Parallel Session—Disaster Response (KOSC 124)

  1. Julia Moline, MIT: Donations and Muckout Management for Hurricane Sandy Response
  2. Mike Veatch, Gordon College: Airport Operations after the Haiti Earthquake

Parallel Session—Food Security (KOSC 125)

  1. Anna Jonker, Gordon College, and Simmy Willemann, MIT: Supplying Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Feeding Products for UNICEF Nutrition Programs
  2. Hisham Bedri, MIT: Value Chain Analysis to Support Food Vouchers in Darfur

Parallel Session—Global Health (KOSC 127)

  1. Brittany Johnson and Anand Bhatia, MIT: Private Sector Pharmaceutical Distribution in Zambia and Zimbabwe
  2. Kathryn Nishimura and Jian Wang, MIT: Optimizing United Nations Humanitarian Response Depot Stockpiles