Meghan McPherson is the Director of Emergency Management for Mount Sinai Queens Hospital in New York City. In this role, she is on the front lines of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Prior to joining the Mount Sinai Health System, Meghan was Assistant Director of the Center for Health Innovation (CHI) at Adelphi University, served as the program coordinator for emergency management graduate programs, and concentrated her work on community-based social resilience initiatives. Prior to her work at Adelphi, Meghan spent four years as both the Grants Manager and the Energy Assurance Program Manager in the Governor’s Office of Energy and Planning in New Hampshire. While in this position, she supported the State Emergency Operations Center during disasters by ensuring continuity of the state’s energy supply. She also worked for James Lee Witt Associates in Washington, D.C. and deployed multiple times to Louisiana to support recovery efforts following Hurricane Katrina.
Meghan is a Certified Emergency Manager (CEM), Certified National Healthcare Disaster Professional (NHDP-BC), Certified Healthcare Provider Continuity Professional (CHPCP), and is the Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Pracademic Affairs journal. She is also a member of the Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security Executive Leaders Program Cohort 2102. Meghan earned her BA in political science at the University of New Hampshire and her Master of Public Policy (MPP) with a concentration in national security policy from The George Washington University.