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Kristen Lepore

Region II MRC Regional Liaison

Born and raised in Region II, Kristen Lepore is an upstate New York transplant to the fair borough of Brooklyn, which she now calls home. She is thrilled to be a part of the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) and seeks to leverage her skills, energy, and expertise to support localities across New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Kristen currently serves as the MRC Regional Liaison for Region II for the MRC Program under the Partner Readiness and Emergency Programs Division within the Office of Emergency Management (OEM), the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR). She works closely with individual MRC units to coordinates with the goals of the MRC Program, support the mission of the OEM and ASPR, and advance the U.S. Surgeon General’s public health priorities.

With over 15 years of experience in the field of public health, Kristen brings to her position a longstanding commitment to community engagement, a love of the nuts and bolts of organization, and a penchant for strategy and program development. Her formative work in HIV/AIDS and sexual/reproductive health continues to drive her firm belief that effective local programming depends on ground-level input and ownership. It was this work that ignited her interest in preparedness. Believing that community disruptions often serve as a flashpoint for understanding how well we are able to safeguard the health and wellbeing of the most vulnerable among us, Kristen engaged preparedness work at Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health. In seeking to marry her interests in public health, preparedness, and community organization, Kristen finds her job within the MRC to be tailor made.

Kristen has a MPH from Columbia University, and B.A. from Skidmore College.

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