Joanna Lane
  • I'm a Social Media for Emergency Management (SMEM) Consultant, specializing in Virtual Operations Support Teams (VOST), SMEM and VOST Strategy, Best Practices, Presentations, Training Workshops.
  • I enjoy working remotely.
  • I'm Team Lead for NY VOST, which supports the NY Suffolk County FRES (Fire Rescue and Emergency Services) on Long Island, New York. NYVOST.org
  • I've been working on VOST concept development since its inception in March 2011 and have deployed as a digital 1st responder with many different teams for wildfire, flood, earthquake, tornado, hurricane and blizzard missions.
  • I design mobile responsive websites, ReadinessConsulting.com and Emergency20Wiki.org for example.
  • I founded the Virtual Operations Support Group site in 2011 as an international hub for #VOST to facilitate team collaboration, and VOST Leadership conference calls.
  • As a NY Suffolk County CERT member, I have training in NIMS, ICS, first aid, search and rescue, shelter management and advanced E-Team. I'm not qualified to put out a real fire in anything larger than a waste paper basket, but I know how to stop an online fire spreading from actionable misinformation fueling social networks.
  • I have a NYS Real Estate Broker License, and am a former Secretary of The Hamptons and North Fork REALTORS® Association.
  • Born in the United Kingdom, I have a Film and TV production background, employed by BBC TV in London for 14 years.
  • I have an Academy Award from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) for graphic design on "The Singing Detective" and created the fundraising mascot "Pudsey Bear" for the BBC Charity Children In Need.
  • I believe that harnessing the power of Social Media to fill gaps in Emergency Management for the public benefit is one of the greatest humanitarian opportunities of our time.