Wendy Walsh

Homeland Defense and Security Coordinator

Monterey, 93943, United States


Disaster Response

Information Sharing

Homeland Security

Emergency Managment






Sonoma State

Public Administration , Public Administration

January 2003 - January 2003

Sonoma State

Political Science , Political Science

October 1999 - October 1999


Homeland Defense and Security Coordinator

Naval Postgraduate School , Montetery, CA

September 2006 - January 2015

Facilitates opportunities for homeland security research and technology collaboration within NPS as well as serves as a catalyst for establishing and managing viable intellectual and financial partnerships with other federal agencies, state and local governments and the private sector that are addressing issues of Homeland Defense and Security.

Program Manager

US Department Of Homeland Security , Oakland, CA

September 2004 - September 2006

Joined the US Department of Homeland Security State and Local Government Coordination and Preparedness Citizen Corps Division as a President’s Management Fellow to serve as a Citizen Corps Program Specialist. Worked in partnership with DHS Civil Rights & Civil Liberties to stand up a national committee to address the emergency preparedness concerns of people with disabilities. Supported FEMA Region IX- CA, AZ, NV, HI, Guam, Samoa and CNMI.

Assistant to the Executive Director

State of Califnorina , Sonoma, CA

June 1992 - September 2004

Worked as a psychiatric technician, coach for a self directed work team and a unit supervisor until the last four years of state service. I then took on the role of Assistant to the Executive Director and assisted in emergency preparedness planning and exercises, tracked litigation, chaired the Wellness Committee and served as the public information officer (PIO), for a large state developmental center. As the PIO, I assisted in various land issues from historical registration and migrant farm worker housing to water and agricultural development. The summer of 2003, I completed the CERT train the trainer course at the Emergency Management Institute.

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