Clara Decerbo

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B.A. in international studies, Middlebury College (2011)
M.A. in marine affairs, University of Rhode Island (2013)
Ph.D. in marine affairs, University of Rhode Island (2018)

Professional Experience:

I am the director of the Providence Emergency Management Agency, responsible for coordinating and leading all activities necessary to build, sustain and improve the all-hazards emergency management program in Rhode Island's capital city. I am a graduate of the National Emergency Management Advanced Academy (Cohort 2020-2), Executive Academy (Cohort X) and Vanguard Executive Crisis Leadership Program (Cohort 4). I also serve as an information management section chief with the Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response incident management team. In my spare time, I volunteer as a firefighter and paramedic in Rhode Island.