About Us

Do1Thing is a non-profit organization that promotes emergency preparedness for individuals and businesses. Our goal is to build disaster resilient communities by using a whole community approach to preparedness. Do1Thing takes emergency preparedness and breaks it down in to small easy steps each month to make preparing easier.

Started in 2005 by a group of local emergency managers in the Lansing, MI area, Do1Thing intended to provide only fact sheets but with overwhelming local support, it soon grew into its own non-profit. Our resources are translated into several languages, large and low literacy print formats, as well as audio and video formats. Do1Thing has been nationally recognized and awarded by agencies such as the Centers for Disease Control and the Federal Emergency Management Agency for its preparedness efforts.

Our board is comprised of volunteers who serve as experts in their field including, but not limited to emergency management, human services, emergency services, utility agencies and more. As a small nonprofit, with just one employee, Do1Thing relies on its partners and outreach to help keep the program growing.

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Board Members

Meghan Swain, MPA

Do1Thing Executive Director & Region 1 Planner
Lansing Office of Emergency Management

Tammy Blackburn, Departmental Analyst

Emergency Management & Homeland Security
Michigan State Police Division

David Brown, M.S., CBCP, PEM

Business Continuity Program Manager
Emergent Holdings

Carl Buonodono

Nutrition Director
Tri-County Office on Aging

Brian Chambers, Disaster Prog. Manager

Disaster Program Manager
Mid-Michigan Chapter-Red Cross

Dean Hartenburg

Safety & Emergency Manager
Sparrow Clinton & Ionia Hospitals

Thomas C. Helms II, PEM

Emergency Services Director
Clinton County, MI

Kristie Helms, PEM

Grant Specialist
Emergency Management & Homeland Security
Michigan State Police Division

Ronda Oberlin, PEM, CFM, CEM

Emergency Management Specialist
Lansing Office of Emergency Management

Jane Troutman, Analyst

Emergency Management & Homeland Security
Support & Outreach Unit

Ryan Wilkinson

Emergency Manager
Eaton County