Advisory Team

Nancy Beers Center for Disaster Philanthropy

Nancy Beers, DLT Advisory Committee

Director, Midwest Early Recovery Fund, Center for Disaster Philanthropy

Nancy Beers oversees The CDP Early Recovery Fund, which focuses on supporting vulnerable populations in 10 states in the Midwest, following a disaster. Before joining CDP, Nancy was Senior Director of Disaster Services for Lutheran Social Services of Minnesota where she led disaster long-term recovery work and Camp Noah, a nationally acclaimed trauma recovery program … Read More

Kevin King Executive Director Mennonite Disaster Service

Kevin King, DLT Advisory Committee

Executive Director, Mennonite Disaster Service

Kevin King was born on a potato and dairy farm in southeastern Pennsylvania.  He attended Eastern Mennonite College (now University), Harrisonburg, Virginia, and graduated in 1981 with a degree in International Agriculture Development. He also received an MBA in International Economic Development in 1987 from Eastern College, St. Davids, Penna. Since February 2004 Kevin is … Read More

Greg Forrester National Voluntary Organization Active in Disaster

Greg Forrester, DLT Advisory Committee

President/CEO, National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster

Greg Forrester brings more than 20 years of emergency management and leadership experience from a diverse career in the public, private and nonprofit sectors. He previously served as Assistant General Secretary for United States Disaster Response for the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) where he led responses to dozens of disasters on the national, … Read More

Jono Anzalone

Jono Anzalone, DLT Advisory Committee

Vice President, International Services, American Red Cross

Jono is the Vice President of International Services at the American Red Cross based out of Washington, DC where he oversees disaster management programs touching 99 countries and 183 million people receiving services. Prior to assuming the position in October 2016, Jono was the North Central Division Disaster Executive at the American Red Cross, serving … Read More

Lesli Remaly-Netter, DLT Advisory Committee

FEMA IV, Senior Voluntary Agency Liaison, Mass Care and Emergency Services Specialist

Over the past 17 years, Lesli Remaly has worked in emergency management with special emphasis on recovery and voluntary agency partner engagement. She has responded to disasters across the country, from Alaska to Puerto Rico. Lesli began her service with FEMA in April 2011, as an Emergency Management Program Specialist – Voluntary Agency Liaison (VAL) (Region … Read More

Jeff Blackburn

Jeff Blackburn, DLT Advisory Committee

Pastor, Greensburg Mennonite Church

Jeffrey D. Blackburn has been the pastor of Greensburg Mennonite Church, Greensburg, Kansas, for more than 20 years. On May 4, 2007, the community of Greensburg sustained a direct hit from an EF5 tornado, which leveled nearly 90% of the town of 1300, including the entire downtown, its schools, the hospital, and most private homes. Jeff’s … Read More

Flo Walker Knox, DLT Advisory Committee

Director of Disaster Emergency Services, Salvation Army

Flo currently works at The Salvation Army National Headquarters as the Emergency Disaster Services Director. Previous positions within The Salvation Army over the past 33 years include Government Liaison/EDS Program Specialist; Basic Needs Program Specialist; Disaster Services Training and Development Specialist; Coordinated Assistance Network (CAN) Liaison; Emergency Social Services Director for the Midland Division; Assistant … Read More

Paul Unruh

Paul Unruh, DLT Advisory Committee

Retired LSCSW and Project Coordinator, Mennonite Disaster Service

Paul is a captivating storyteller and a skillful listener. His exceptional listening skills have made him the storyteller he is today. Paul grew up in Central Kansas, attended Hesston Academy, and graduated from Hesston College and Bethel College in North Newton, Kansas. His Masters of Social Work degree was from the University of Nebraska. His social work career … Read More