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About Us

The Southeast & Caribbean Disaster Resilience Partnership (SCDRP) is a diverse and multi-disciplinary affiliation of public, private, and non-profit organizations that strengthens the ability of the region's coastal communities, economies, and environment to recover from the next coastal storm.


The Partnership connects disaster recovery practitioners from public, private, and non-profit backgrounds and provides a platform for training, resources, and relationships that coastal communities need to bounce back. The SCDRP is led by an Advisory Board and staffed by an Executive Director and a Program Coordinator. 

Join Our Monthly Partnership Meetings

Participating in our monthly meetings is free of charge and held virtually. We want to be sure to remain open to everyone who's interested in resilience and climate adaptation. Become a member or email to receive the Monthly Partnership Meeting virtual link.

Become a member to receive our newsletter, information about upcoming meetings, and other resources! 

In line with our mission, SCDRP participation is freely available to anyone with an interest in learning and sharing about resilience and climate adaptation. It is critical that all voices, regardless of ability to pay, can join this dialogue.

Our listserv is now over 400 participants from all resilience sectors and interests. We share information such as:

• webinars and online events;

• important policy or legislation updates;

• regional updates, newsletters, important  announcements;

• calls for serving on committees;

• job opportunities in resilience-related fields;

• calls for proposals and funding announcements;

• calls for input on tools and products from members

Build regional capacity for resilience and recovery planning 

SCDRP increases coordination and collaboration across sectors and geographies, engaging stakeholders through workshops and information-sharing events.

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What We Do

SCDRP assesses the challenges businesses face in recovery planning and provides strategies to improve economic recovery.

Build business resilience and advance collaboration across public and private sectors


Help states, territories, and local organizations advance disaster recovery capacities

SCDRP has invested in state and local projects that advance disaster recovery planning, implementation, learning, and training. 


We hold regular calls and use a listserv to share resources. We also get together once a year to discuss critical topics and generate networking opportunities.  

Maintain relationships and share resources


Heather McCarthy, SCDRP Executive Director

Josephine Jeni Justin, SCDRP Program Coordinator 

Advisory Board Members

Lindy Betzhold, NOAA Office for Coastal Management/Lynker, Chair

Duane DeFreese, Ph.D., Indian River Lagoon Council

Debra Hernandez, SECOORA

Amanda Martin, Ph.D., NC Office of Recovery & Resiliency

James Murley, Miami-Dade, Office of Resilience

Geno Olmi, NOAA, SE & Caribbean Regional Collaboration Team

Jon Philipsborn, SLR International Corp., Vice Chair

Gavin Smith, Ph.D., AICP, NC State University

Richard DeVoe, College of Charleston

Lillian Ramírez Durand, Sea Grant Puerto Rico

Participants & Members Include:

  • Atlantic Business Continuity Services


  • Broward County Environmental Planning and Community Resilience Division

  • Coastal States Stewardship Foundation

  • Flood Mitigation Industry Association

  • FEMA

  • Georgia Department of Natural Resources Coastal Management

  • Hagerty Consulting

  • Indian River Lagoon National Estuary Program

  • Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety

  • ICF

  • Jacksonville University

  • Lloyd's Register

  • Miami-Dade County Office of Emergency Management 

  • Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce

  • North Carolina State University

  • North Carolina Emergency Management

  • North Carolina Sea Grant

  • NOAA Office for Coastal Managment

  • NOAA Southeast and Caribbean Regional Team (SEACART)

  • The Nature Conservancy

  • Northeast Florida Regional Council

  • Puerto Rico Sea Grant

  • SAI Global

  • Smart Home America

  • South Carolina Emergency Management

  • South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium

  • Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Center


  • Strategic BCP

  • US Army Corps of Engineers

  • US Virgin Islands Division of Coastal Zone Management

  • National Academies of Sciences, Gulf Research Program

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