Managing Administrator, Joplin Tornado Info
Rebecca Williams is the managing administrator of Joplin Tornado Info an interactive grassroots disaster recovery Facebook community created the hour of the May 22, 2011 EF5 Joplin Tornado. She is co-author of the white paper “The Use of Social Media for Disaster Recovery.” Rebecca is co-creator of the Disaster Info Model developed using lessons learned from Joplin Tornado Info and subsequent Disaster Info Model social media disaster recovery preparedness and disease mitigation efforts. These efforts include Joplin Tornado Info and Neosho Tornado Info (a proactive community preparedness model).
She has presented lessons learned in Joplin and the Disaster Info Model, created with her daughter Genevieve, at conferences including NAGW, St. Louis University Sustainability Conference, Quad Cities Disaster Readiness Conference and Natural Hazard Mitigation Association. She is scheduled to present this spring at the NVOAD Conference and the World Conference on Disaster Management.
Rebecca is dedicated to promoting whole community disaster recovery social media infrastructure preparedness.
Rebecca is a seventh generation Ozarkian and community activist. She is a 1986 graduate of Missouri Southern State University with an Associate of Science in Nursing. Rebecca is managing partner of Your Net Working and Disaster Info Team.