Who We Are

The Disaster Resistant Business (DRB) Toolkit Workgroup is an IRS certified 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that specializes in developing and implementing tools, education, and training to assist small-to-medium sized businesses and non-profits to become more resilient.

We consist of subject-matter experts from Fortune 100 & 500 businesses, government and non-profits who have improved resiliency in our own organizations and are sharing best practices. During disasters in our communities, we saw a dire need of smaller organizations who lacked resources or perspective that made them more vulnerable to disruption, losses, and closure.

Affected businesses also cause major impacts to the community as well, as we all rely on the smaller companies and non-profits to be operational after a disaster providing their services, products, and support. More prepared businesses help make the whole community more resilient!

In addition, we seek to incorporate feedback provided by users as they create, and utilize materials produced by our organization. We see our Contributors, Collaborators and Clients are all part of our overall partnership efforts to make organizations and communities more resilient. We value all ideas and thoughts. Please send yours to feedback@DRBToolkit.org

The Disaster Resistant Business Toolkit Workgroup (DRBTW) develops educational products to promote disaster-resilient small to mid-sized business and non-profits; advances knowledge & capacity of groups to prepare for, survive & recover from disasters; and provides training.

  • Design an easy-to-use process for businesses and organizations with limited resources
  • Create user-friendly tools
  • Improve economic resiliency of the community, reducing recovery time
  • Strengthen partnerships between public and private sectors

We tapped into many years of Business Continuity and Emergency Management expertise from our disaster planning professionals in developing the DRBTW and corresponding tools.

DRB Toolkit Workgroup
     * Core DRB Partners  ++ Board of Directors & Advisory Board
Ines Pearce*++ (Project Chair)
Jeff Kulawiak++ Ryan Walker++ Laurie Willis++
Charles Davis Jr., CBCP* John Ufford*++ Linda Walker++
Jim Hubly, CBCP* Robert Pence Roseanne Rostron
Phil Millard John Hays

As disruptions and experiences grow, we incorporate enhancements based on studies of disasters, Here are some of our key and valued, Contributors, Editors, Reviewers, Testers:

Robert Allen Andrea Cohen Steve Charvat
Roger Ditto Jerry Gardner Jim Mullen
Karla Oman Joan Scofield Diane Schurr
Tony Sinclair Leahjo Tietz
Contingency Planners and Recovery Managers (CPARM) And many others who provide support, feedback, and encouragement.

In addition, we seek to incorporate feedback provided by users as they create, and utilize materials produced by our organization. We see our Contributors, Collaborators and Clients are all part of our overall partnership efforts to make organizations and communities more resilient. We value all ideas and thoughts. Please send yours to feedback [at] DRBToolkit.org

The DRB Toolkit Workgroup (DRBTW) values the diversity of its workforce, community, and partners. We demonstrate our commitment to diversity by being open and inclusive. Our inclusive culture extends to valuing diversity of thought, backgrounds, experiences and culture. This allows us to work locally, with others across the country, and internationally, to develop and deliver resilience knowledge and services to the diverse communities we serve. The DRBTW will consistently deliver its products, goods, and services in a culturally competent manner. We aspire to be an organization fully committed to diversity and inclusion by creating and maintaining a diverse, high-performing workforce of employees and partners who reflect all communities we serve; by cultivating a collaborative, inclusive and respectful work environment that empowers all contributors and leverages diverse partnerships.