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About Us


To make East Harlem a better prepared and safer community through rapid communication, coordination, identification, and distribution of resources during a public health emergency. 


East Harlem is a prepared and safe community. 

Who We Are

The East Harlem COAD is a coalition of local organizations and businesses who work to prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters that affect the lives of East Harlem residents. 

East Harlem

Adults Without Health Insurance
Population 123,579
Poverty Rate
Youth and Seniors
Limited English Proficiency

In the event of a disaster, vulnerable populations are most at risk.

The East Harlem COAD aims to serve the needs of the entire community, and keep the needs of its most vulnerable residents in mind.  

Role of the COAD


Creating Emergency Plans

Conducting Drills & Exercises

Providing Training


Coordinating Local Resources

Supplementing NYC efforts

Identifying Lessons Learned


Communicating with Partners

Assessing Local Needs

Identifying Local Resources


Who We Are

Leadership Team
Selina Hernandez  -  Captain
Doris Garrido -  Co-Captain
Carol Johnson  -  Disaster Liaison
Michelle Robinson  -  Home Base Representative
Ann-Gel Palermo  -  Project Director
Evy Yeager - Communications Specialist
We are proud to work in collaboration with:
American Red Cross GNY
NYC Community Emergency Response Teams 
NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene
NYC Emergency Management


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Contact us to find out how your business or organization can benefit from COAD membership.
646 694 COAD (2623)

East Harlem COAD

P.O. Box 217

New York, NY 10029

2017 by East Harlem COAD

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