A Disaster DIET: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Transformation Before, During, and After Emergencies

Facilitated by Dr. S. Atyia Martin and D’Janapha Fortune, All Aces, Inc.

Hawaiʻi has recently experienced several major natural disasters – from severe flooding on Kauaʻi, to the volcanic eruption and lava devastation on Hawaiʻi Island – making disaster management and recovery a more integral part of the work our nonprofits must do to support their communities.

This session begins with an interactive activity that will facilitate a more sophisticated conversation and action-oriented learning on the critical role of resilience and equity in all phases of emergency management. Participants will walk away with tools to support their role in the ongoing practice of equitably improving the ability of people, organizations, systems, and assets to thrive in the face of chronic stresses and acute shocks. All Aces team members will provide contexts and tools based on a participant-driven process.

Event Details:

Thursday, October 10, 2019
12:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Pomaika’i Ballrooms
735 Iwilei Road


  • HANO member rate: $89
  • Non-member rate: $139

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Dr. S. Atyia Martin is the CEO and Founder of All Aces, Inc., an education social enterprise with a mission to activate the power of consciousness, critical thinking, and community to catalyze transformative action that advances racial equity and resilience. Additionally, Dr. Martin serves as a Distinguished Senior Fellow at Northeastern University’s Global Resilience Institute. As a certified emergency manager, her previous professional roles include Chief Resilience Officer for the City of Boston, director of the Office of Public Health Preparedness at the Boston Public Health Commission, and adjunct faculty in the Master of Homeland Security at Northeastern University. Dr. Martin has also held positions at the Boston Police Department’s Boston Regional Intelligence Center; City of Boston’s Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management; the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI); the Air Force as active duty assigned to the National Security Agency; and the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City. Dr. Martin and her husband were born and raised in Boston where they currently live. They co-founded Next Leadership Development Corporation, a nonprofit focused on building resilience in Black households and communities. They have five children, two still at home.

D’Janapha Fortune has over ten years of experience with nonprofits, primarily serving youth and families of color in the Boston area. To date, D’Janapha has worked across focus areas including education, health care access, reproductive justice, trauma, and economic opportunity. She has led teams and organizations through processes for idea generation, consensus building, strategic planning, and program development. She currently serves as the Director of Project Management for All Aces, Inc., a social enterprise that provides a range of products and services to put clients and participants in control of difficult conversations and situations. D’Janapha is a graduate of Northeastern University’s Master of Public Health Program where she studied urban health and nonprofit management.

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