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Regional Disaster Preparedness Organization

Unified. Prepared. Resilient.

Phone: 503-823-5386

FAX: 503-823-3903

Nancy Bush, RDPO Steering Committee Chair


Nancy Bush is currently the Director of the Clackamas County Emergency Management Department in Oregon and has held the position since June 1, 2012.  Before that she was the Assistant Director for four years.  In this role she is an active member of the Regional Disaster Preparedness Organization (RDPO) in the Portland metropolitan area and provides leadership as the Chair of the Steering Committee and other workgroups and taskforces.  Nancy just concluded her presidency of the Oregon Emergency Management Agency (OEMA) and continues to serve on the OEMA Executive Board. 

Before pursuing a career in emergency management Nancy was in the public health field for twenty years and most recently was the Director of the Center for Emergency Response and Terrorism (CERT) in the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services where Nancy worked on projects such as the law enforcement fusion center and the campus security task force.  As a director of CERT she was responsible for the BioWatch Program, City Readiness Initiative (CRI), and Presidential Debate Planning for public health.   

Nancy has earned her Master of Business Administration from Lincoln University in Jefferson City and Master of Arts in Security Studies (Homeland Defense and Security) from the Naval Post Graduate School, Monterey, CA.