President & Founder
Resiliency Advisors & World Cares
About Lisa Orloff
Lisa Orloff is a not-for-profit entrepreneur, President of Resiliency Advisors, LLC and founder of World Cares Center, the not for profit, voluntary organization she spearheaded post 9-11-2001. Orloff provides leadership, strategic vision and develops and delivers curricula including a common international response platform, and volunteer management leadership initiatives. She has developed technologies to support response capabilities.
Ms. Orloff has responded during the 9-11 relief effort, Hurricane Katrina, the Haiti Earthquake of 2010, Hurricane Irene and Superstorm Sandy. She has built partnerships with Offices of Emergency Management, Citizen Corp, CERT, the American Red Cross, Police Departments and the military, including the Department of Defense and UN cluster groups. Ms. Orloff contributes to a broader approach to inclusive disaster risk reduction and response as a subject matter expert for SAHMSA on the development of the Disaster Supervisor and Worker Resiliency Training, and members of several committees including 100 Resilient Cities, the Rockefeller Foundation, NYC-VOAD, , International Association of Emergency Managers, The National Institute for Urban Search and Rescue, NOVA’s National Community Crisis Response Team, and the Department of Public Information of the UN.
She was an Adjunct Professor at Pratt Institute School of Architecture teaching a disaster planning course she created for the Construction and Facilities Management department and Current guest lecturer at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. She is a recipient of the Mayor’s Voluntary Action Award for her service during 9/11, Letter of Appreciation from the Department of Defense, U.S. Joint Forces Command for her support on homeland defense for joint experimentation, and Letter of Accommodation from the State of New Jersey Division of State Police and Office or Emergency Management for her leadership during Hurricane Irene. Orloff Authored Managing Spontaneous Community Volunteers in Disasters: A Field Manual (CRC press, 2011).