Noël Francine Kepler, MPA, FAcEM, PMP
Originally from the Bay Area in Northern California, Noël Kepler started her career on the West Coast working in communications before relocating to New York City. Once on the East Coast Ms. Kepler served as a Specialist for Planning at Preparedness at the New York City Office of Emergency Management working on citywide initiatives including BioWatch and the U.S. Postal Bio Detection System Program for New York City’s postal processing centers. Working closely with the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene in NYC she assisted in the development of the first environmental data exchange network (EDEN) and served as a team member on the Urban Dispersion Program studying the effect of urban canyons on air flow.
Ms. Kepler has an extensive background working as a senior planner in healthcare environments including severe weather planning work at MediSys, a health network of hospitals, nursing homes and clinics in New York City, and with Tenet Healthcare in Dallas, TX. She has worked with National and International corporations including Aon Consulting, reducing gaps in continuity planning and crisis communications.
Ms. Kepler holds a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Behavior and a Master’s degree in Public Administration (MPA) with a concentration in Emergency Management. She was a 2011 Disaster Science Fellowship with the Emergency Management Academy (FAcEM) and is certified as an internationally recognized Project Management Professional (PMP) through the Project Management Institute.