Ashley Woodson - Institute for Security Governance
Staff, Peace & Security Division
Ms. Ashley Woodson is Operations Manager for the Emergency Management (EM) portfolio in the Peace & Security (P&S) Division of the Institute for Security Governance (ISG), to include the Civil-Military Emergency Preparedness Program (CMEP). In this role, she supports planning and facilitation of international disaster preparedness and response engagements and post-event evaluation and assessment. Her projects have convened various communities of international organizations, non-governmental and government stakeholders for training and workshops intended to share best practices and institutional knowledge.
Prior to her role at ISG, Ms. Woodson was a Program Coordinator for the Prevention, Relief and Recovery (PR&R) in the Center for Civil-Military Relations (CCMR). In this capacity, she assisted with all resident course planning, with particular focus on emergency management resident and mobile engagement team (MET) courses.
Previously, Ms. Woodson served as the Associate Operations Manager for the Joint Foreign Area Officer (FAO) Program at the US Naval Postgraduate School (NPS). Her prior area of focus was coordination of skills sustainment courses for senior FAOs in Monterey and abroad.
Ms. Woodson holds an MA in Security Studies with a focus on Stabilization and Reconstruction from NPS, a BA in International Relations from the California State University of Monterey Bay, and a Certificate in Urban Sustainable Agriculture from the University of the District of Columbia. She and her husband, Al, reside in Alexandria, VA.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
- Humanitarian Assistance & Disaster Response
- Emergency Preparedness