April Marker Lawless, MPH


April Marker Lawless is a seasoned project manager, a facilitator and team builder with a true collaborative spirit. As a public health professional, she has guided organizations through all aspects of complex projects and plan development including, assessment, training, project management and improvement planning. Throughout her career, April has managed community health and emergency preparedness projects with local governments, state agencies, federal partners, tribes, non-profit organizations, and healthcare facilities. Mrs. Lawless holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Community Health from University of Oregon and a Masters in Public Health from University of Arizona. She also holds her certificate as a Professional Continuity Practitioner from FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute.

Diane Reed MA, RS


Diane Reed has over 20 years experience as a public health and emergency management professional working with state and local government agencies. She has a substantial background in environmental health and infectious disease surveillance, investigation, and control.

Ms. Reed has administered all aspects of local public health emergency preparedness programs, provided training, and developed and conducted local and statewide emergency exercises that are designed to test public health and healthcare system capabilities. She has successfully partnered with federal, state and local public health, law enforcement, fire department, emergency management, and private non-governmental organizations including hospitals and other healthcare facilities to provide effective public health and medical participation in multidisciplinary exercises.

Ms. Reed holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Arizona State University and a Master of Arts degree in Security Studies, Homeland Security and Defense from the United States Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. She is also a Registered Sanitarian (Environmental Health specialist).