BCFS EMD Names Maher as Chief of Staff

Photo: Lauren Maher

BCFS Health and Human Services’ Emergency Management Division (BCFS EMD) has named Lauren Maher as Chief of Staff. In this role, Maher will work closely with executive leadership and subject matter experts in the BCFS system and its Emergency Management Division to develop new projects that support the emergency management and preparedness efforts of local, state and federal government and private business.

“BCFS Health and Human Services’ EMD operates in ‘life and death’ scenarios daily – from developing evacuation plans for hospitals and schools, to coordinating multi-agency response efforts in the aftermath of a devastating hurricane,” said Kari Tatro, Chief Operating Officer/Executive Vice President – Administration, Education and Emergency Management. “Our government and corporate partners rely on BCFS to ensure top-notch quality and program effectiveness. Lauren’s experience directing quality assurance measures and project evaluation will further enhance our ability to be ready for anything.”

Maher has more than 10 years of emergency management experience, having most recently served as chief of staff for the Texas Department of Public Safety’s Division of Emergency Management. Maher provided chief counsel to the Texas Chief of Emergency Management on matters stretching from community relations issues to critical emergency response strategies. She directed risk management and life safety programs for the Texas Department of Public Safety, and developed systematic policies and procedures for program evaluation and quality control.

As the department’s special projects manager and emergency management liaison, she directed the special projects team, provided technical assistance in producing key deliverables and strategies, and served as the department’s “go-to” for troubleshooting complex issues in the special project program.

Maher holds a master’s degree in technical communication and an undergraduate degree from Texas State University.

For more information about BCFS Health and Human Services’ Emergency Management Division, visit BCFSEMD.org.

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BCFS Health and Human Services’ Emergency Management Division is part of the BCFS system of non-profit organizations. It is a partner of federal, state and local government and private industry, specializing in emergency management, incident management, disaster response, public health & medical emergency response, mass care, mass fatality planning, medical sheltering and p