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Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Westporter Named to FEMA Advisory Council

Westporter Jeanne-Aimee De Marrais, senior director for U.S Emergencies, Save the Children, has been named to the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) National Advisory Council (NAC).

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Jeanne-Aimee De Marrais: works for Save the Children. Contributed photo

The appointment was announced by FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate who named 12 new members and reappointed two members. The NAC is an advisory committee established by federal law to ensure effective and ongoing coordination of federal emergency management activities. 

Members include representatives from a wide array of backgrounds and communities involved or affected by the emergency management profession. The NAC consists of up to 35 members.

De Marrais was instrumental in establishing Save the Children’s domestic emergencies unit in 2006, helping to develop the strategic plan, build response capacity, and lead preparedness, response and recovery program planning and implementation, according to a biography on the charity’s website.

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