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The New Jersey Self-Advocacy Project


9/6/22: Disaster Preparedness – Be Prepared and Ready

Webinar attendees will explore the following topics:

· The importance of disaster planning, putting together a disaster supply kit and staying connected and informed during a disaster

· Identify members of your support network during emergencies

· Know the State/County agencies providing services/support to those with disabilities or access or functional needs

Joe Geleta currently serves as the Director of Emergency Management for the NJ Department of Human Services. He is directly responsible for emergency management activities associated with the Department’s 7 facilities and 10,000 employees. He serves as the State of New Jersey’s Mass Care (Sheltering/Feeding/Reunification/ Distribution of Emergency Supplies) lead during disaster response

operations. He retired from the NJ State Police after 30 years of service and was leading New Jersey’s Hurricane Sandy recovery effort along with our FEMA Colleagues. Upon his retirement he served as the Executive Director of the NJ211 Partnership. NJ211 is the statewide help and referral call center for those needing health or human service needs. Simply call 2-1-1 or visit to get connected.