Kimberly Poorbaugh

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Kimberly Poorbaugh

Assistant Section Chief of Preparedness

  • (225) 763-8700 Ext. 117



Kimberly Poorbaugh is the Assistant Section Chief of Preparedness and Special Projects Coordinator for GHOSEP. She has several years of professional experience in state and local government and academia. Her experience includes government special projects, Tribal liaison, disaster recovery programs, and public information.

She has extensive experience with program management, curriculum and training development, sustainability analysis, public-private sector relationships, multi-agency and inter-governmental collaboration, and policy reform. She can provide guidance and technical expertise on State, Local, Federal, and Tribal programs. She is a subject matter expert on volunteer and donations management and housing recovery programs. She is also a subject matter expert in temporary repair programs and the interface of immediate local housing needs with available federal programs.

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Mrs. Poorbaugh has held key leadership positions at the State level and local level, serving as the Senior Project Coordinator, State Voluntary Agency Liaison (VAL), and State Tribal Liaison for the Governor’s office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP). She also made an impact at the County level through her roles of Assistant Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, Public Information Officer, and Training and Exercise Development Coordinator for the La Paz County Health Department.