Americares Vice President of Emergency Programs
Areas of Expertise:
- Emergency management
- Disaster recovery programs, including health systems recovery
- Immediate and long-term needs of disaster survivors
- Relief efforts after tornadoes, floods, hurricanes, wildfires and other natural disasters
As vice president of emergency programs, Kate Dischino oversees Americares preparedness, response and recovery programs in the U.S. and around the world. Dischino is responsible for deploying emergency response teams, coordinating large scale deliveries of medicines and relief supplies and implementing recovery programs that restore health services for disaster survivors. Since joining Americares in 2012 she has been on the frontlines of dozens of emergencies including Hurricane Sandy (2012), the Oklahoma tornadoes (2013), Typhoon Haiyan (2013), the Nepal earthquake (2015), Hurricane Matthew (2016), Hurricane Harvey (2017) and Hurricane Irma (2017).
A leader in the emergency response field, Dischino serves on the Global Advisory Board of the Humanitarian Innovation Initiative at Brown University. Previously, she served on the Board of Directors of the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters where she was a member of the Executive Committee and chairman of the Disaster Health Committee.
Prior to joining Americares, Dischino served as the associate director of Save the Children’s Domestic Emergencies Unit. She earned a master’s degree in international administration from the University of Denver and a bachelor’s degree in international studies and Spanish from Muhlenberg College.