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Monica Czwarno
Regional Manager, Mass Care and Logistics , American Red Cross
Greater New York City Area, United States
Program/project manager with research background and multifaceted skill set, seeking international security or sustainable development assignment.

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Area of Expertise:
  • Administration, HR, Management, Accounting/Finance
  • Capacity Building, Training, Advocacy, Political
  • Disaster, Aid, Emergencies, Relief
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research, Analysis
Professional Experience:
Regional Manager, Mass Care and Logistics with American Red Cross
• Helped coordinate humanitarian aid airlift to stranded mountain communities and provided significant feeding coordination support to over 20 shelters during Hurricane Irene Disaster Relief Operation
• Negotiating and building a significant regional relationship with the Salvation Army that will result in the signing of a regional Memorandum of Understanding
• Provided mass care support to the region in regards to program development and disaster response
• Wrote training manual and workshop for the Mass Care Coordinator function and the Food Vendor Capacity Building function
• Expanded program initiatives by creating new volunteer leadership opportunities and training volunteers to preform new leadership roles
• Supervised and managed AmeriCorps and volunteers working in the department

Mass Care Planner and Volunteer Coordinator with American Red Cross
Supervised and coordinated mass care activities during a (1) national disaster response operation in which
200 people were displaced from their homes, (2) fire which displaced Somali immigrants with special
religious observances, (3) and helped supervise a shelter operation in the Bronx
Provided support to assistance center serving Haitian refugees and migrants after the earthquake in Haiti
Managed the "March to 200" capacity building initiative, which seeks to recruit and train 200 volunteers to
become shelter supervisors. Doubled the number of fully trained shelter supervisors within five months
Managed 100+ volunteers and following their training progress while providing one on one guidance and
outreach to ensure that they reach their training goals
Conducted outreach by producing and editing a promotional video for the March to 200 campaign, writing
articles and working with other departments to integrate the campaign in their messaging in order to
produce a concerted outreach effort

Education:
MRes (Master of Research) in War Studies from King's College, London

MA in Intelligence and International Relations from the University of Salford

BA in Forensic Psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Minor in Police Science and Criminal Justice, John Jay College
Affiliations and Achievements:
Published in:

-Studies in Conflict and Terrorism
-Exclusive Analysis Annual Report
-World Security Institute Blog
-Center for Defense Information Website and annual report

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    Years of Experience:
    2-5 years
    Highest Qualification:
    Masters
    Languages:
    English, Polish
    Nationality:
    United Kingdom , United States
    LinkedIn Profile: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/monica-czwarno/8/294/b01
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