Dr. Atyia Martin is a certified emergency manager with a diverse set of experiences in resilience, public health, crisis intervention, intelligence, and homeland security. Mayor Martin J. Walsh appointed her as the Chief Resilience Officer for the City of Boston as part of the 100 Resilient Cities initiative pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation. In this role, she was responsible for leading the development and implementation of Boston’s Resilient Strategy, which focused on addressing racism and fostering social as well as physical resilience in response to trauma and disasters. Dr. Martin is currently a Distinguished Senior Fellow with the Global Resilience Institute at Northeastern University. Dr. Martin has also served as the Director of the Office of Public Health Preparedness at the Boston Public Health Commission and worked for the Boston Police Department’s Regional Intelligence Center, the City of Boston’s Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management, the Federal Bureau of Investigations, and as active duty Air Force assigned to the National Security Agency.
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