Katie Gamble is a FEMA certified Master Exercise Practitioner (MEP) and a Senior Associate with The Olson Group, Ltd. Ms. Gamble has served as the Region 4 and Region 6 Exercise Liaison under contract with the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) Regional Capability Project for 11 years. In this role, her responsibilities have included obtaining regional input for an exercise strategy and developing exercise plans, schedules, documentation, conduct, and evaluation of exercises.
Ms. Gamble also assists in other VDEM Regions and on other Olson Group exercise projects as requested, conducting studies and analysis, prevention and planning activities, and related tasks. She is well-versed in using the HSEEP methodology and data entry into the newly developed VDEM CAMS system. She has been responsible for Region 4 and 6 follow-ups on related issues. Ms. Gamble recently supported developing, conducting, and evaluating an emergency exercise at the Big Walker Tunnel.