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    HR’s Role in Response to Community Emergencies

    Date: July 12, 2018, 7:30am – 9:30am
    Opportunity Village/Kitty Rodman Bldg -
    6050 S Buffalo Dr
    Las Vegas, NV 89113
    Park & enter at N.E. corner
    Members: $25 | Non-Members $35
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    HR’s Role in Response to Community Emergencies

    Synopsis of this Presentation:    This presentation will assist HR understand how to support its employees in the wake of community emergencies.

    Attendees will learn:

    • Disaster Health & Mental Health Services – our available services in this area and the process as far as providing services to the community.
    • American Red Cross “Safe & Well” initiative: After a disaster, it is imperative that individuals notify family and friends that they are safe. Our Safe and Well program enables the community to use a consolidated system to notify family and friends that they are safe after a disaster.
    • Disaster Services – The Red Cross’ immediate actions concerning feeding, sheltering, and immediate client assistance upon notification of a disaster situation.
    • The Ready Rating Program - This program is a free, self-paced, membership program that is designed to help businesses and other organizations become better prepared for emergencies.

    About the Presenters:

    Stacy Hakes, MS, CPC, DCC | Behavioral Healthcare Options | Manager of Clinical EAP Operations

    Ms. Hakes has been with Behavioral Healthcare Options, Inc. since 2007. She provides clinical oversight of BHO’s dedicated EAP Unit, and manages all of the clinically complex cases that are seen through our Employee Assistance Program.  Ms. Hakes also provides outreach, training, and consultation to all of the client companies that BHO serves.

    Ms. Hakes has been employed by Behavioral Healthcare Options for the past 10 years. She currently manages and oversees approximately 200 local and nationwide client companies that have retained Behavioral Healthcare Options to implement Employee Assistance Programs and services. Current responsibilities are both clinical and administrative in nature. Current tasks include assessing clinically complex cases, onsite crisis management for critical incidents, management consultations, and workshop presentations in the workplace. She is also tasked with the role of monitoring accounts regarding utilization and ensuring that policies and procedures are implemented correctly. In addition, she provides oversight and implementation of marketing and account management strategies to align with the growing trends in the marketplace.

    Ms. Hakes has extensive clinical, managerial, and business experience in all populations across the age continuum as it relates to mental health. Many years of her career have been spent as a Family Counselor for the School Board of Broward County, focusing on special needs children. Ms. Hakes provided parent training programs, group, individual, and family therapy. Ms. Hakes has additional experience in crisis intervention, patient assessment, and suicide prevention training. Ms. Hakes possesses strong relationships within the community and continues to provide professional education and outreach surrounding the needs of the mentally ill. Ms. Hakes also assisted in launching a premier Geropsychiatric facility in the Vegas Valley in which she was responsible for building community relationships, physician relationships, and new business retention.

    Kara Barcomb | Disaster Program Manager

    Kara Barcomb is the Disaster Program Manager serving Southern Nevada (Clark, Lincoln, Nye and Esmeralda counties). Kara was born and raised in Binghamton New York before enlisting in the U.S. Air Force out of high school. She spent 21 years as a Personnel/Human Resources professional in various locations including New Mexico, Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, and Nevada.


    After her career in the Air Force, Kara spent some time working for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) of Las Vegas as Investigator Support. Kara decided to move on from the EEOC to concentrate on pursuing her Doctor of Business degree before applying for the Disaster Program Manager position with the American Red Cross. Kara is the lead on several initiatives for the Southern Nevada Chapter across four counties, including the Home Fire Campaign, Disaster Action Teams, client casework, Safe & Well, Ready Rating Program, and working closely with community partners to ensure 100% service delivery to members in our communities.


    This meeting has been submitted for HRCI and SHRM Re-Certification Credits

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