GUEST SPEAKER: Kiearra Jones
TOPIC: The Medical Reserve Corps: Serving your Community
WHEN: Thursday, December 1, 2022, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. CST
WHERE: Tavern On Main – 301 E Main St, Belleville, IL 62220
Kiearra Jones is the Medical Reserve Corps Coordinator at the St. Clair County Health Department. She is a Belleville native and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Corporate Communications: Advertising, Marketing, and Public Relations from Lindenwood University. Kiearra believes her 4-years of experience working in Media Marketing has molded her recruitment and communication skills with her transition into public health. The Pandemic was successful at highlighting what Kiearra valued most, which is her overall mantra, “To aspire to inspire when it comes to creating real change in the community”.
She is responsible for developing relationships with departments, jurisdictions and other agencies, schools, and colleges to develop potential sources for volunteers needed during public health exercise or response efforts. In addition to recruitment, she also is responsible for the unit coordination, and emergency preparedness training throughout the county. Kiearra is a certified Basic Life Support (BLS) Instructor and has certified almost 150 St. Clair County employees and MRC volunteers in CPR during her 2-year tenure. During her time as MRC Coordinator- the unit has received 2 Operational Funding Awards and most recently a National Recognition Award for Community Preparedness and Resilience.
The presentation will focus on the history of the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC), how they were established, why they are needed, and what activities, partnerships, and trainings they participate in. Our hope is that attendees will be inspired to go out and create change in their community through volunteerism.
Contact this Speaker Directly:
Kiearra Jones, Medical Reserve Corps Coordinator/St. Clair County Health Department
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