Julie Barron Morrill has twenty years of experience in emergency and disaster preparedness. She has developed and conducted emergency exercises with up to 1000 participants and has developed emergency response and business continuity plans for clients in a variety of industries and jurisdictions nationally and internationally.
In addition to consulting, Ms. Morrill is an Alpha Krav Maga (Israeli self-defense and combat system) certified instructor and teaches self-defense and personal safety courses for community and law enforcement groups all over the world.
Ms. Morrill has extensive experience in emergency preparedness for schools, universities, and scientific research organizations. She led site security and safety assessments, security training, and a full range of exercises for Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, New Hampshire and Miss Hall’s School in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. She has served on CMCG’s team supporting the University of Notre Dame with their emergency preparedness programs. Ms. Morrill also developed emergency management plans for Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Public Health, and Harvard School of Dental Medicine. From 2012-2014, she assisted in the development of administrative and scientific business continuity plans for a major scientific research organization in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Ms. Morrill’s exercise experience includes serving as lead exercise planner for a pandemic influenza and medical surge workshop (including a tabletop exercise) for Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The goal of the workshop was to validate tools developed by Spectrum Health under a Centers for Disease Control (CDC) grant for the provision of essential services during an influenza pandemic in Michigan. Ms. Morrill also assisted a New England state in the development and conduct of a 3-day Strategic National Stockpile exercise involving hospitals, local governments, and the State Emergency Operations Center. Ms. Morrill has facilitated and evaluated bioterrorism exercises for local public health departments in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
In addition, Ms. Morrill served as a technical consultant in developing a strategic vision for the Texas Department of State Health Services to improve health and medical preparedness for disasters. In 2006, she served as manager and technical consultant in assessing the response of the Texas Department of State Health Services to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Ms. Morrill served as an author of the after action report and was co-project manager responsible for daily project operations.
In addition to consulting, Ms. Morrill was certified as an Emergency Medical Technician in Massachusetts from 1999 to 2017. She currently is certified as a Wilderness First Responder.
- BA, Government, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, 1997
- French language and foreign affairs studies, School for International Training, Geneva, Switzerland, 1995
- Certified Wilderness First Responder since 2016
- Certified Alpha Krav Maga Phase B Instructor since 2014
She has written multiple articles and courses for both United States and international audiences. Highlights of which include:
- Co-author of “The Health and Medical Response to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita by the Texas Department of State Health Services: An After Action Assessment,” June 2006
- Presented to the Abu Dhabi, UAE Emergency Congress: “Pandemic Flu Planning for Businesses and Communities,” October 2008
- Primary developer and sole instructor of a 2-day “Disaster Planning Workshop” for the Higher Colleges of Technology, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates in June 2009
- Primary developer and co-instructor of a 3-day “Disaster Preparedness” course for the Higher Colleges of Technology, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates in October 2008