Dr. Nicolette Louissaint serves as the Executive Director of Healthcare Ready, where she works to meet the most pressing patient needs before, during, and after natural disasters, disease outbreaks, and catastrophic events. Healthcare Ready coordinates with health and emergency management across the public and private sectors to ensure communities are prepared and able to bounce back following disasters.
Prior to joining Healthcare Ready, Nicolette was the Senior Advisor to the State Department’s Special Coordinator for Ebola during the height of the Ebola Epidemic of 2014. Nicolette currently serves as the Public Health Representative on FEMA’s National Advisory Council and as a Commissioner on the Baltimore City Sustainability Commission. Additionally, she serves as a co-Chair of the Healthcare and Public Health Sector Coordinating Council (HPHSCC), leading on supply chain issues. In this role, she also manages the Medical Materials Coordination Group within the HPHSCC.
Nicolette holds Bachelors of Science degrees in Chemical Engineering and Biological Sciences from Carnegie Mellon University, and a Ph.D. in Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She completed post-doctoral fellowships at the Johns Hopkins University and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.