Crisis Management and the Media
Deb Ajango, SafetyEd
Deborah Hayes, Lodestone Safety International
When a crisis happens in your organization, managing the media will be part of your response. This session will cover techniques to get your message out, training ideas for your staff who may be responding to press questions and exercises to help prepare for effective media response.
Deb Ajango has presented nationally and internationally on the topic of risk management, emergency action planning, and wilderness medicine for nearly 20 years. Deb has presented at a variety of conferences on the topics of risk management, emergency action planning, medical screening, and med-legal. Deb currently serves on the risk management committee for SCA, is on the board of Alaska State Parks, and is on the WRMC steering committee for travel abroad. Deb has a Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychology and has been an instructor for Wilderness Medical Associates for more than 20 years.
Deborah is an instructor for Wilderness Medical Associates and a managing consultant for Lodestone Safety International. She has worked in the sail training industry since 1985 for various organizations including Sea Education Association and Vision Quest taking youth to sea. She is the former Director/Captain of the GERONIMO Program at St. George’s School and holds a USCG Master Oceans license 1600 tons as well as MPIC and NREMT/WEMT. She serves on the Tall Ship’s America’s Board of Directors and Ship’s Operation and Safety Committee and is currently Chair of the Conference Steering Committee. Deborah has specialized in Crew Training and Risk and Crisis Management in the Maritime world and presented nationally and internationally on these topics.