Centralina Regional Recovery Summit Speakers and Panelists

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Laura Hogshead, a native North Carolinian, is Chief Operating Officer of the North Carolina Office of Recovery and Resiliency (NCORR). She served as the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Chief Operating Officer from 2013 to 2017 and served on the U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Committee from 2007 to 2013. Currently, Ms. Hogshead oversees the expenditure of hurricane recovery funds from HUD for areas hit by hurricanes Matthew and Florence. She also oversees the expenditure of U.S. Department of Treasury Coronavirus Relief Fund and Emergency Rental Assistance allocations through the state’s pandemic-related emergency rental assistance program.

Laura Hogshead

Director, Recovery & Resiliency,


Dr. Dawn Baldwin-Gibson

Executive Pastor,

Peletah Ministries and Co-Chair of the NC Inclusive Disaster Recovery Network’s African American Council

Dr. Dawn Baldwin Gibson is the Executive Pastor of Peletah Ministries and serves as Executive Director of the Peletah Institute for Building Resilient Communities. She and her husband, Pastor Anthony Gibson, co-founded the church in 2011. In 2020, she was appointed by NC Governor Roy Cooper to serve on the Board of Trustees at Pamlico Community College. She is the Founding Chairperson of the Pamlico County Disaster Recovery Coalition. Dr. Dawn also serves as the Co-Chair of the NC Inclusive Disaster Recovery Network’s African American Council and was the past Emotional and Spiritual Care Task Force Chairperson for the North Carolina Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (VOAD). She has authored and/or assisted with grants for more than three million dollars for community resiliency and hurricane relief/recovery programs including United States Department of Agriculture, School to Work, Golden Leaf Foundation, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, WalMart, Food Lion, Dollar General, and many more.

Joe Stanton is an Assistant Director for North Carolina Department of Public Safety’s Division of Emergency Management. He has been involved in disaster recovery work for over 25 years. For the last eighteen years he has been with Emergency Management working in the recovery section. During these years he has served as a supervisor, section manager, and as the Recovery Chief, overseeing the day-to-day operations of Recovery. Joe currently serves as Recovery’s Program Delivery Chief, where he is responsible for the overall coordination of state and federal disaster recovery programs by supporting the delivery of these services to disaster survivors and applicants. Throughout his career with NCEM, he has worked over thirty-five federal disaster declarations and forty state disaster declarations. Joe has served on numerous state and federal committees to improve policies and programs in disaster recovery. His expertise has been in helping states and communities in developing recovery plans. Joe has a background in project management and community development, and before coming to NCEM he served as an executive director of a community-based nonprofit.  Joe is a native of North Carolina and has enjoyed living in Eastern North Carolina with his wife Cheryl for over thirty years.

Joe Stanton

Assistant Director – Recovery,


Jane Cage

Principal, Insightfive22

An experienced community leader and entrepreneur, Jane Cage provides practical and extensive long-term community recovery experience. Ms. Cage serves as the Principal for Insightfive22, a consulting firm focused on long-term community recovery and resilience. Before her role as a consultant, Ms. Cage served as Chairman of the Joplin Citizens Advisory Recovery Team, a citizen-led group of over 100 community leaders tasked with developing long-term recovery efforts for Joplin, Missouri, after the 2011 tornado disaster. She is also an instructor for FEMA’s Recovery from Disaster: The Local Community Role (E0210) course. Jane grew up in Charlotte, graduating from South Mecklenburg High School and Wake Forest University where she was named an outstanding alumna in 2012.

Amanda Martin is the Chief Resilience Officer for the State of North Carolina. She is passionate about building resilience in ways that advance economic prosperity, strengthen housing options, and celebrate cultural and natural heritage. Ms. Martin oversaw the Southeast Disaster Recovery Partnership, where she implemented capacity building and planning projects in four states, conducted applied research, and built a network of recovery and resilience professionals across the Southeast and Caribbean. She worked as a Principal Planner for the State of Rhode Island, where she led climate change adaptation planning, demographic analysis, and community engagement with underrepresented populations.

Dr. Amanda Martin

Chief Resilience Officer,