needed to support the development of the plans, tools, programs, and projects of the RCPT.
Regional Integration Center (RIC )
The RIC is the operational arm of the RCPT, managing and executing the planning goals for the NY/NJ area. The RIC is located near the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan and acts as a regional hub for the program. The core staff is composed of planners and project managers from multiple disciplines, with additional support and input coming from key emergency management personnel from around the region.
RIC Program Staff
Laura Stockstill manages projects covering regional risk review, infrastructure resiliency planning and private sector coordination. Her work for the RCPT has encompassed energy, water and communications resiliency planning; the Communications Resiliency Assessment Tool; the Rolling Blackouts Guide for Public Agencies; the Infrastructure Protection Plan for Electric Power Restoration; the Regional Debris Management Plan; and the Dozer Debris Management Tool. Stockstill is an experienced urban planner in the governmental and nonprofit sectors, with a background in environmental and infrastructure issues. She holds a master's degree in city and regional planning from Pratt Institute and a bachelor's degree from Reed College.
Director of Training and Exercise
Nancy Harris is the Director, Training and Exercise for the RIC. Harris first joined the RIC as a Logistics planner, developing the Volunteer and Donations Management Plan as well as the Logistics Center plan and the Disaster Logistics Training program. Before joining the RIC, Harris spent 10 years working on large-scale, multi-day outdoor cycling and walking fundraising events, overseeing all aspects of the event logistics and managing teams of 500 or more volunteers. Harris is currently president of the IAEM—USA Region 2. She holds a BS in print journalism from Boston University and an MA in Emergency and Disaster Management from American Military University. Harris is an avid runner, beer drinker and brewer.
Pearl Cheng is the Project Manager at the RIC. Prior to this role, Cheng was the Logistics Planner with the Regional Logistics Program at the RIC. She developed the Commodity Point of Distribution Plan and Field Operations Guide, Regional Asset Database Project Assessment Paper, Intermodal Freight Guide, and an interactive Trucking & Pallet online calculator. Cheng also developed and managed many of the Program's information sharing projects such as the website, the monthly newsletters, the Universal Logistics Standard video, and all communication materials. Cheng has over 10 years of experience in community development and sustainability. She holds a master's degree in public policy and management from Carnegie Mellon University and a bachelor's degree from Bernard M. Baruch College.
Project Manager, New Jersey Urban Areas Security Initiative
De'Anna Belgio is the New Jersey Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) Project Manager for the RCPT program, plans,exercises, resources, and tools. Currently her project scope has been expanded to encompass 16 of the State of New Jersey's Jurisdictions. De'Anna Belgio has over 14 years of experience in emergency management / homeland security operations and planning. She holds several State, and Federal level training and instructor certifications. Belgio started her career in the New Jersey State Police, Office of Emergency Management, where she later advanced to the Special Operations Section. Recently she has worked in the private sector developing and authoring strategic and operational plans throughout the country for state and county level governments as a Senior Emergency Management Project Manager. She holds her Certified Emergency Manager certification (CEM), and has studied geography; natural hazards at Rutgers University. She holds a BA in Public Administration which she obtained from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Mass Fatality Management Plan Manager
Emily Carroll is currently working with NYC Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) as the regional project manager for the Mass Fatality Management planning initiative. Prior to joining the OCME and the RCPT, Carroll worked at the NYC Office of Emergency Management (OEM) in the training and exercise unit. She has a bachelor's degree in biomedical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a master's degree from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where she studied health policy and management at the Gillings School of Global Public Health, concentrating in disaster management policy.