| Beth Gatlin, RN, MA-HSM|
ASPR Project Director
Over the past seven years, Beth Gatlin has fulfilled the role and responsibility of acting as the regional healthcare coordinator and ASPR grant administrator for 27 acute-care hospital facilities over a five-county region (Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, and Lorain) by assisting them in their abilities to respond to manmade or natural disaster events.
As the regional healthcare coordinator, Gatlin's focuses on four major components of preparedness:
- individual hospital preparedness
- regional hospital preparedness
- preparedness partnerships with public health departments and public safety organizations (police, fire, EMA/EMS)
- preparedness with other community healthcare entities (non-critical settings)
Gatlin also addresses the education and training preparedness needs of healthcare professionals to respond to chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or explosive (CBRNE) events. She also works with regional, state and higher education partners to identify, coordinate and execute training and exercise opportunities, including FEMA training, HICS IV, DECON and BDLS/ADLS.
She is also involved with multiple healthcare facilities in the region and sits on numerous local, regional and state committees related to preparedness planning. Gatlin is committed to assisting Northeast Ohio hospitals and healthcare facilities reach their individual, regional and statewide goals to reduce patient morbidity and mortality and improve the region’s overall response to emergency preparedness events.
Beth Gatlin spent seven years on active duty in the US Navy Nurse Corps and has retired from the Navy Reserves with 26 years of service. Her past experiences come from hospital, nursing home, home-care and correctional settings.
She graduated from Augustana College in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, with a Registered Nurse degree, and received her Master's in Health Services Management from Webster University in St Louis, Missouri. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau.
A Wisconsin native, she lives in Oakwood Village, Ohio, with her husband, Morris, and has two grown children.
Gatlin's areas of expertise include:
- ASPR Grant Funding
- Emergency Preparedness Exercise Planning
- Emergency Preparedness Education and Training