Senior Policy Analyst
Shelly Gooding joined CHHS in May 2021. Shelly is a Certified Emergency Manager who holds a Master’s Degree in Emergency and Disaster Management and a Bachelor’s of Science in Emergency Management. Shelly also attended the US Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS) for the 2017-2018 cohort of their Emergence Program.
Prior to joining CHHS as a Research Fellow, she was the Corporate Emergency Manager, Critical Incident Response Coordinator for UM Capital Region Health. In this position she served within the Incident Command Structure for the COVID-19 response and was the project lead for the patient relocation to their new hospital.
Shelly’s professional experience includes Training and Exercise Coordinator with Anne Arundel County where she was responsible for creating the Anne Arundel County Region Emergency Preparedness Coalition. This initiative brought all county partners and stakeholders together for planning, training and exercise, and focused on regional capabilities and goals. In Calvert County, she served as the Emergency Management Specialist where she worked in all aspects of emergency management from mitigation projects to leading the EM response to a disastrous community fire.
In her current role, Shelly is supporting the Prince George’s County Office of Emergency Management’s planning initiatives, serves as COVID vaccine Future Planning and Demobilization Unit Leader, and represents the interests of Prince George’s County as a NCR Regional Planner.
She also serves as the Secretary for the Maryland Emergency Management Association.