TRANSFORM911Convenings: June 2022 Blueprint Launch


Blueprint Launch

On June 29, 2022, Transform911 unveiled a blueprint to transform the nation’s 911 system—from call-taking and dispatch through final resolution. Public safety professionals—including 911, EMS, fire, and law enforcement—along with community responders, advocates, public health officials, researchers, and other experts have spent the past year developing recommendations to better prioritize public health, community safety, and justice in emergency response. Read the Blueprint for Change here.

Media and Hill Briefing

  • Dean Katherine Baicker, UChicago Harris School of Public Policy
  • Mayor LaToya Cantrell, New Orleans
  • Executive Director Tyrell Morris, Orleans Parish Communications District
  • Mayor Regina Romero, Tucson
  • Police Chief Chad Kasmar, Tucson
  • Washington State Representative Tina Orwall
  • Portia Reddick White, Vice President of Policy and Legislative Affairs, NAACP
  • Budge Currier, President, National Association of State 911 Administrators
Recorded remarks: US Senator Amy Klobuchar
Remarks: Amy Solomon, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Office of Justice Programs
Welcome: Laying the foundation and learning from history
  • S. Rebecca Neusteter, Executive Director, UChicago Health Lab and Principal Investigator, Transform911
  • Tara White, Historian, Black Belt African American Genealogical and Historical Society
Recorded video remarks: US Congresswoman Norma Torres
Callers’ Bill of Rights panel
  • Madge Haynes, Senior Manager of Engagement and Partnerships, Full Frame Initiative (moderator)
  • Richard Ray, FCC Disability Advisory Committee and NENA Accessibility Committee Member
  • Moki Macias, Executive Director, Policing Alternatives and Diversion Initiative
  • Sean Goode, Executive Director, Choose 180
  • Yana Calou, Director of Advocacy, Trans Lifeline
  • Ashley Tjaden, Business Services/Equity and Diversity Coordinator, Bureau of Emergency Communications (9-1-1)
Fireside chat, Pathways and perspectives: What brings us to this work?
  • Tanya Tucker, Chief of National Engagement and Partnerships, Full Frame Initiative (moderator)
  • Sean Goode, Executive Director, Choose 180
  • Chad Kasmar, Police Chief, Tucson
Bright Spots panel
  • Melissa Reuland, Senior Advisor, Transform911 (moderator)
  • Mariela Ruiz-Angel, Director, Albuquerque Community Safety Department
  • Moki Macias, Executive Director, Policing Alternatives and Diversion Initiative
  • Matthew Perkins, Program Director/Business Development, Local Initiatives Support Corporation
  • Jerry Clayton, Sheriff, Washtenaw County
  • Mayor Regina Romero, Tucson, and Sarah Launius, Director of Community Safety, Health and Wellness Program, Tucson
Inviting audience discussion – Connecting 911 and gun violence and exploring community assets

Facilitated by Dr. LJ Punch, Bullet Related Injury Clinic Director and Trauma Surgeon

Remarks: Karhlton Moore, Director, Bureau of Justice Assistance

911 Professional Workforce panel

  • George Rice, Managing Partner, SkyHawk Global and Transform911 Senior Advisor (moderator)
  • Tyrell Morris, Executive Director, Orleans Parish Communication District
  • Karima Holmes, Director, District of Columbia Office of Unified Communications
  • Lora Ueland, Executive Director Valley Communications Center 911
  • Budge Currier, National Association of State 911 Administrators Board President
Off the Sidelines

Facilitated by Katya Smyth, CEO and Founder, Full Frame Initiative

Closing remarks: S. Rebecca Neusteter, Transform911 Principal Investigator

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