Samuel Gaber works as an Environmental Protection Specialist with the Resilience, Sustainability, and Energy Management (RESM) Program with the Office of the Chief Readiness Support Officer. In his role, he has supported DHS by conducting an analysis and evaluation of resilience hub capacity across the United States to determine resource function and location. The results of his analysis were used to develop the DHS Resilience Hub Finder Tool to encourage community resilience hub development and collaboration.
His experience includes working in the field of environmental health, climate change resilience planning, environmental wellness, and safety for 7.5 years. Prior to joining DHS, Samuel worked with Fairfax County Health Department’s Division of Environmental Health as a Senior Environmental Health Specialist conducting field inspections, managing projects, providing technical assistance, and coordinating the food safety and environmental program. In this role, Samuel helped support and establish the Climate Health Initiative with the Health Department and draft the Climate Health Adaptation Plan.
In addition, He previously served on Fairfax County’s Resilient Fairfax Team where he collaborated with multiple agency representatives to contribute to the County’s first ever resilience plan. He has also served on multiple interagency committees and groups, such as the Council of Government’s (COG) Metropolitan Washington Air Quality Council Technical Advisory Committee, the Transportation Planning Sub-Committee, and the Air and Climate Public Advisory Committee.
He is a 2012 and 2015 graduate of George Mason University with a B.S. in Biology and a Master’s in Public Health with a concentration in Global and Community Health.
An Overview of DHS Resilience Framework, focused on the Resilience Hub Finder ToolThe Department of Homeland Security will provide an overview of the resilience framework and provide a demonstration of the DHS Resilience Hub Finder Tool developed to support U.S. Citizens across the U.S. that are susceptible to climate change threats. This presentation will include examples of resilience policy development, assessments, and results of a resilience hub evaluation.
The learning objectives for this session will provide an overview of resilience at DHS and a demonstration of the DHS Resilience Hub Finder Tool.
- Discuss the Resilience Program at the Department of Homeland Security.
- Provide an Overview of the Resilience Hub Capacity Analysis
- Provide a Demonstration of the DHS Resilience Hub Finder Tool
- Learn how resilience is addressed at a federal agency
- Learn about the importance of resilience hubs in communities
- Learn how to enhance community safety with the DHS Resilience Hub Finder tool