Access & Functional Needs Coordinator
Colorado Department of Public Safety Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management
Sadie Martinez is the Colorado State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management's (DHSEM) Access and Functional Needs Coordinator her role focuses on coordinating the development and operations of a statewide network of contracted local Access and Functional Needs integration emergency planners.
She supports state agencies and local jurisdictions in the development of inclusive, whole community emergency operations plans that adequately account for people with Access and Functional Needs, emergency preparedness workshops and serves as the Access and Functional Needs subject matter expert during state-level planning initiatives,
Sadie is using the C-MIST framework assesses the functional needs of Communications, Maintain Health, Independence, Safety, Support Services, Self-Determination, and Transportation from a resource standpoint, rather than a special need or vulnerability. Helping Colorado emergency managers better understand what capabilities to acquire before, during, and after a disaster by approaching Access & Functional Needs from a resource perspective. CMIST (©June Isaacson Kailes Disability Policy Consultant http://bit.ly/JKailesCMIST)
Sadie has three decades of business management experience and has worked with state agencies to help improve quality services in program systems. Her passion is human development with a focus on equity and inclusion for whole community approaches in emergency management.