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2022 Speaker Profile

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Nicolette Louissaint, MD

Dr. Nicolette Louissaint serves as the Executive Director of Healthcare Ready, where she works to meet the most pressing patient needs before, during, and after disasters and disease outbreaks. Prior to joining Healthcare Ready, Nicolette was the Senior Advisor to the State Department’s Special Coordinator for Ebola during the height of the Ebola Epidemic of 2014. In this role, she helped coordinate international response efforts. Nicolette currently serves as the Public Health Representative on FEMA’s National Advisory Council, as a Commissioner on the Baltimore City Sustainability Commission, a board member for Project HOPE, and as a co-Chair of the Healthcare and Public Health Sector Coordinating Council (HPHSCC) under the Department of Homeland Security, leading on supply chain issues. 


Nicolette holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Chemical Engineering and Biological Sciences from Carnegie Mellon University, a Ph.D. in Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and an M.B.A from the University of Baltimore. She completed post-doctoral fellowships at Johns Hopkins University and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She has also been recently been named in The Root 100 most influential African Americans in 2020.

Tuesday | 1:45 PM- 2:15 PM

Healthcare Supply Chain Resilience: Preparing for What Comes Next

In light of the focus on supply chains, especially the healthcare supply chain, in the last two years, there has been a concerted focus on strategies to add resilience to the health supply chain. This session will review lessons learned from previous disasters, including COVID-19, and the strategies to support the road ahead.

  • Review the actions taken to add or assess resilience in the healthcare supply chain since COVID-19

  • Determine the likely strains on health supply chains from an all-hazards perspective

  • Assess various strategies to build new supply chain capacity to add long term, multi-phased resilience