Our Network

CADAN is a collaborative group of practitioners and academics who have been engaged in projects all over the world. Click the images below to learn more about each CADAN member, and use the map below member snapshots to see where we have worked.
Kate Browne

Location of experience: Caribbean and Central America; North America; Pacific

Type of disaster work: Community; Disaster recovery; Sustainability, resilience, and mitigation

Primary Interests: Disaster recovery; Disaster risk reduction; Social Vulnerability; Livelihoods; Health; History

Alexa Dietrich

Location of experience: Caribbean and Central America; North America; South America

Type of disaster work: Disaster risk reduction; Community; Sustainability, resilience, and mitigation

Primary Interests: Social vulnerability; Health; Climate change and climate change adaptation; Emergency management / Disaster management; Humanitarian response

AJ Faas

Location of experience: South America; North America

Type of disaster work: Disaster response; Disaster recovery; Displacement and resettlement

Primary Interests: Social organization; Economy; Postcolonialism; Statecraft; Memory

Alessandra Jerolleman

Location of experience: North America; Caribbean and Central America; Europe

Type of disaster work: Disaster recovery; Disaster risk reduction; Planning

Primary Interests: Sustainability, resilience, and mitigation; Governance; Migration, displacement, and resettlement; Climate change and climate change adaptation; Emergency management / Disaster management

Heather Kirkland

Location of experience: North America

Type of disaster work: Mitigation; Recovery; Culture of emergency management; Inter-generational trauma; Diversity & inclusion

Primary Interests: Disaster risk reduction; Marginalized populations; Inter-generational trauma; Institutional change; Issues surrounding access needs; Hazard mitigation; Diversity & inclusion; Data governance

Adam Koons

Location of experience: Africa; Asia; Middle East

Type of disaster work: Disaster risk reduction; Emergency management/Disaster management; Humanitarian response

Primary Interests: Livelihoods; Disaster recovery; Food and agriculture; Sustainability and resilience; Migration, displacement, and resettlement

Heather Lazrus

Location of experience: North America; North America; Small Island Developing States (SIDS)

Type of disaster work: Social vulnerability; Natural hazards; Disaster risk reduction

Primary Interests: Migration, displacement, and resettlement; Climate change and climate change adaptation; Risk perception

Julie Maldonado

Location of experience: North America

Type of disaster work: Climate change and climate change adaptation; Migration, displacement, and resettlement; Sustainability, resilience, and mitigation

Primary Interests: Climate change and climate change adaptation; Migration, displacement, and resettlement; Sustainability, resilience, and mitigation; Disaster risk reduction; Energy

Elizabeth Marino

Location of experience: Alaska; Oregon; National/International disaster policy

Type of disaster work: Climate change; Flooding; Forced migration

Primary Interests: Climate change displacement; Relocation; DRR policy; Risk perception; Disaster prevention

Keely Maxwell

Location of experience: North America; South America

Type of disaster work: Sustainability, resilience, and mitigation; Community; Environment

Primary Interests: Disaster risk reduction; Disaster response; Disaster recovery

Caela O'Connell

Location of experience: Caribbean and Central America; North America; Small Island Developing States (SIDS)

Type of disaster work: Recovery; Sustainability, resilience, and mitigation; Natural hazards

Primary Interests: Climate change and climate change adaptation; Economics; Food and agriculture; Sustainability, resilience, and mitigation; Governance

Laura Olson

Location of experience: Middle East/North Africa (MENA); North America; Africa; Southeast Asia

Type of disaster work: Disaster recovery; Climate change adaptation; Emergency/disaster management

Primary Interests: Community recovery from disasters; Climate change adaptation; Livelihood resilience; Migration, displacement, and resettlement; Disaster risk reduction

Sarah Powell

Location of experience: North America, Republic of Ireland

Type of disaster work: Emergency management; Risk management; Disaster behavioral health; Public health preparedness; All-hazards planning: response, mitigation, recovery

Primary Interests: Evidence-informed practice; Social and cultural capital; Psycho-social impacts; Organizational culture; Diversity; Strategic planning and implementation; Disaster recovery and resilience

Namrita Singh

Location of experience: Europe; Middle East/North Africa (MENA); North America

Type of disaster work: Conflict; Health; Humanitarian response

Primary Interests: Migration, displacement, and resettlement; Community; Disaster recovery; Social vulnerability

Laura Yoder

Location of experience: Southeast Asia/Pacific; Latin America; Small Island Developing States

Type of disaster work: Higher education recovery following disasters; Strengthening local institutions; Agricultural resilience

Primary Interests: Environmental factors in risk and disaster recovery; Local institutional collaboration; Social vulnerability

Global Reach

CADAN members are globally engaged. Use the map to locate the 52 countries of the world in which our members have expertise.