2014 Inductees

2014 Hall of Fame Inductees

From left to right: Mr. Kenneth Neafcy, accepting on behalf of Ms. Lola Baldwin; Ms. Bonnie Butlin; Ms. Elizabeth A. Zimmerman; President Marie E. Castillo accepting on behalf of the NANBPWC, Inc.; Ms. Ellen Gordon; and Ms. Linda Langston. Not present for photo: President Evelyn Rising accepted on behalf of Ms. Mary Church Terrell and Professor Smita Kadam

 

Ms. Lola Baldwin (1908), the first female police officer in the United States; Portland, Oregon (USA) (Posthumous)

 

The National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs, Inc. (NANBPWC, Inc.) (1950); member of the first Women’s Network in Civil Defense ; who participated in the first national “Women and Civil Defense” conference in Washington, DC.  (USA)

 

Ms. Mary Church Terrell (1950), the first President of NACWC, successfully promoted the inclusion of African American Women’s clubs in the first Women’s Network in Civil Defense; to include the National Council of Negro Women, Inc.; the National Association of Colored Women’s Clubs, Inc.; and the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs, Inc. She also participated in the first national “Women and Civil Defense” conference in Washington, DC.  (USA)

 

Ms. Ellen Gordon (1998), the first female president of the National Emergency Management Association, and, in 1986, Iowa’s first female, state emergency management director (USA)

 

Professor Smita Kadam (2000), Founder and Executive Director of the Saritsa Foundation, the first organization in India to initiate a campaign to empower persons with disabilities in the process of disaster risk reduction (India)

 

Ms. Elizabeth A. Zimmerman (2009), the first female Deputy Associate Administrator for DHS/FEMA’s Office of Response & Recovery (ORR); and led the development of the National Disaster Recovery Framework (USA)

 

Ms. Bonnie Butlin (2011), Co-Founder of the Canadian Security Partners’ Forum (CSPF), the first internationally recognized agile network for resilience and security (Canada)

 

Ms. Linda Langston (2013), the first, female President of the National Association of Counties (NACo), to lead and implement an resiliency initiative, “Ready and Resilient Counties”, with the potential to reach 3,069 counties in the United States (USA)