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DaLonn Pearson, Emergency Preparedness Training Coordinator

I am thrilled to have recently joined MOD as the Emergency Preparedness Training Coordinator, where I am focusing on providing Emergency Preparedness (E.R.) for persons with disabilities trainings throughout the Commonwealth.

What makes me qualified for this position? From a young age, I had to learn to adapt to any type of situation. I grew up in New Haven, CT and was one of nine children. I moved to Massachusetts twelve years ago and joined the A Better Chance program. I graduated from Springfield College and have since made Massachusetts my home. This is a great state and there is no shortage of places to see and things to do. I currently live in Winchester.

Prior to working at MOD, I was the Director of Youth, Family and Teens at the YMCA where I worked with kids with various disabilities including Autism, Down Syndrome and learning disabilities. I was rewarded with the greatest feeling— the feeling of helping people and making a difference. This instilled in me a strong passion for working with people with disabilities.

And here I am today, highlighting state resources, increasing first responder attendance in my trainings, and providing an Emergency Go-Bag containing key items that will assist during an emergency. After attending E.R. training, people will start to create an emergency preparedness plan, build a kit, and feel better prepared in case of an emergency.

What I love most about the E.R. training is connecting with the participants. I love to stay after to talk with them and see what else it is I can do. A lot of times, they just want to know about me, just as much as I want to know about them. Then it’s on to the next training, such a rewarding feeling.

I look forward to getting to know everyone in the community and appreciate this opportunity to be serving the Commonwealth and helping our citizens.

Sincerely,

DaLonn Pearson

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