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Mike harryman (OFFICE OF GOVERNOR kate brown) state resilience officer

Dr. Este Geraghty, MD, MS, MPH, CPH, GISP, is the Chief Medical Officer at Esri where she leads strategy and messaging for the Health and Human Services sector. During her time at Esri, Dr. Geraghty has helped organizations around the world use location intelligence to combat Zika virus, finish the fight against polio, grapple with the opioid crisis, combat homelessness, enhance health preparedness and response, inform strategic planning, optimize healthcare access, and traverse the COVID-19 pandemic while tackling inequity. Formerly the Deputy Director of the Center for Health Statistics and Informatics with the California Department of Public Health, Dr. Geraghty led the state vital records and public health informatics programs working on statewide initiatives in meaningful use, health information exchange, open data and interoperability. While serving as an Associate Professor of Clinical Internal Medicine at the University of California at Davis she conducted research on geographic approaches to influencing health policy and advancing community development programs. In addition to her degrees in Medicine, Medical Informatics and Public Health, Dr. Geraghty is also a board-certified public health professional (CPH) and a Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP).

Mike Harryman serves as Oregon’s first State Resilience Officer, confirmed by State Senate on May 25, 2016. The position was created in response to the Oregon Resilience Plan, the 50-year long-term planning document that addresses reducing risk and improving recovery for the next Cascadia Earthquake and Tsunami. 

During Mike’s tenure to date he has, produced 5-year progress report on 50-year Oregon Resilience Plan (2013) to better prepare for the next Cascadia Subduction Zone event, created the white paper for Gov. Kate Brown outlining next steps on key resiliency issues, fostered strong resiliency network and established 33-member interagency council to ensure government continuity. 

Mike is also severing as the point of contact for the After Action Reports (AAR) for COVID-19, the 2020 Labor Day Fires, and the 2021 February Ice-Storm for the Executive branch of government. 

Prior to this appointment, Mike served as the Director of Emergency Operations within the Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division: Health Security, Preparedness and Response program since February 2006, leading the state’ Emergency Support Function-8, Public Health & Medical Services. 

Mike is a veteran of the 1991 Gulf War and in 1999 retired after a 22-year career at the rank of Master Sergeant from the U.S. Army. 

Mike received his master’s degree with honors in Emergency and Disaster Management from the American Military University. He holds a B.S. in Business Management from the University of Phoenix and competed the Naval Postgraduate School’s Executive Leader’s Program.

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