What They're Saying About Us

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Wisconsin Primary Health Care Association


“Nora O’Brien was a leader in emergency preparedness for community health centers in California and across the nation. As a participant in national workgroups, learning and development meetings, and national conferences Nora was a mentor to many colleagues leading the way in emergency management for health centers across the country.”

Amanda Wilkins

formerly served as Program Coordinator, Wisconsin Primary Health Care Association

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California Department of Public Health


“Nora is a nationally recognized leader in emergency management planning for community clinics. She has served on many federal, state and local workgroups to represent community clinics in emergency management planning, response, and recovery efforts. She is a strong leader and highly values participation and collaborative decision-making.”

Cheryl Starling

Pandemic Influenza Project Manager, California Department of Public Health

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Alameda Health Consortium


“I thoroughly enjoyed working with Nora. She was a creative and energetic partner in our work and truly deserved her national award for grassroots advocacy. She worked hard to ensure that federal disaster planning money was awarded to our member clinics and took the lead on important voter registration work. It was a pleasure and a privilege to work with Nora.”

Ellen Brown

formerly served as Health Policy Analyst, Alameda Health Consortium

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Direct Relief


“Nora’s experience, connections, and insight have been terrifically helpful as Direct Relief has expanded emergency preparedness and response efforts throughout the country. Her deep knowledge and passion for advancing emergency-preparedness initiatives is evident in her work product and service, which have been excellent.”

Damon Taugher

Director of Direct Relief USA, Direct Relief

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Hawaii Primary Care Association


“Nora is an incredibly knowledgeable and thorough individual whose grasp of planning, preparedness, and operational issues for health care providers is astonishing. Her willingness to help her peers and colleagues with critical aspects of statewide preparedness has proved invaluable to many planners across the country. She is without doubt an asset to any planning activity.”

Matthew Nagato

Director of Communications, Hawaii Primary Care Association

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Colorado Community Health Network


“Nora is a nationally recognized leader in emergency management planning for community clinics. She has served on many federal, state and local workgroups to represent community clinics in emergency management planning, response, and recovery efforts. She is a strong leader and highly values participation and collaborative decision-making.”

Nancy Gilbert

Former Emergency Preparedness Manager, Colorado Community Health Network