Beth Gatlin, RN, MA-HSM Beth Gatlin, RN, MA-HSM
ASPR Project Director


For more than a decade, Beth Gatlin, RN, MA-HSM, has fulfilled the role and responsibility of the The Center for Health Affairs' ASPR project director as well as the regional healthcare coordinator for 27 acute-care hospital facilities and federally qualified health centers over a five-county region (Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake and Lorain) by assisting them to increase their capacity and capability to respond to man-made or natural disasters.

Gatlin 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 works with regional, state and higher education partners to identify, coordinate and execute training and exercise opportunities, including Federally Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) training and contractor managed specialty training.

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 U.S. 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

For more information or to contact Beth Gatlin, please call 800.362.2628 ext. 3611 or contact us.

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