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Disaster Recovery Assistance for Communities in Alberta

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Meet our Team

Disaster Recovery Solutions is a group of individuals who have extensive experience in working with both the Government of Alberta and Alberta communities who have been adversely affected by disasters. Disaster Recovery Solutions assists in creating recovery plans and assisting communities in applying and obtaining assistance from the Alberta Disaster Assistance Program. This group of individuals has been working directly with communities for the past 15 years and has extensive experience in the details of the programs and in the history of the previous community submissions. The team is completely equipped to provide substantial information and assistance in terms of recovery decision making and application submission.

Who are we?

Helen Wright

Helen Wright is the previous program director for disaster events in Alberta from 2000–2012. Helen co-authored the re-write of the Alberta Disaster Assistance Program and co-authored the Municipal Wildfires Assistance Program. Helen is a graduate from the University of Alberta and has lived in Edmonton for the past forty-five years. She was recently inducted into the University of Alberta's Sports Hall of Fame as a coach/builder in the sport of rugby. More information on Helen.

Jodi Lammers

Jodi Lammers has thirteen years experience as the municipal infrastructure coordinator for the Alberta Disaster Recovery Program and the Municipal Wildfire Assistance Program. From 2001-2015, Jodi assisted municipalities with coordinating their infrastructure repairs and approving submissions for reimbursement of costs incurred due to disasters in Alberta. Jodi is a graduate of the University of Alberta with a degree in Biology and has lived an Edmonton most of her life.

Sean Wright

Sean Wright was previously involved in the 2004 Greater Edmonton event, the 2005 and 2010 Southern Alberta Disaster Recovery Programs, liaising with the municipalities and the program office. Sean is a successful entrepreneur in Edmonton and has attended Concordia College in the sociology field. He provides small business expertise to this group. He has lived in Edmonton his entire life and has developed his team building skills through his involvement with playing and coaching both hockey and rugby to elite levels.

Amanda Wright

Amanda Wright was previously involved in the 2004 Greater Edmonton event, the 2010 and 2012 Southern Alberta events, specializing in data entry and organization. Amanda is a NAIT graduate - Chemical Lab Technician. She specializes in quality assurance program management and procedure and data control. Amanda has lived in Edmonton her entire life and is an outdoor enthusiast spending much of her free time at Alberta's lakes and mountains.

Gary Berge

Gary Berge was previously involved in the 2010 and 2012 Southern Alberta Disaster Recovery Programs, working in quality control, data review and assessment co-ordination. Gary is a retired biology teacher who graduated from the University of Alberta. He has recently been involved in representing and introducing nanotechnology to Alberta high school students through the demonstration of a Scanning Electron Microscope. Gary was recently recognized for his ambassador work in nanotechnology by the National Institute for Nanotechnology.