Morgan Johnson


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  • Master of Public Health - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Bachelor of Science - College of William and Mary


  • FEMA Master Exercise Practitioner (MEP)

Morgan Johnson

Deputy Director of Preparedness

Ms. Morgan Johnson, Deputy Director of Preparedness, is an emergency management professional with over 20 years of experience in emergency preparedness and response at the local, state, and federal levels. Beginning with her work in emergency management as part of the initial team to establish the Harvard Center for Bioterrorism Preparedness, Morgan has expanded her experience in both public health and emergency management, including earning her status as a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Master Exercise Practitioner (MEP).

Morgan is a highly regarded public health preparedness and response expert — serving in key preparedness, response, and recovery roles on contracts spanning local, state, federal, and private sector health, and emergency response entities. Given her background in public health, Morgan is a subject matter expert (SME) for pandemic planning, response, and recovery, with experience in strategic planning and field operations for pandemic response, including serving as a key member of the New York City (NYC) Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s (DOHMH) emergency response team during the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic.

Prior to joining Hagerty, Morgan served in various senior planning roles for FEMA, including the FEMA Platform for Understanding Lifeline Stabilization of the Economy (PULSE), currently used as a forecasting tool for economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, Morgan has extensive experience in the development of geographic information system (GIS) solutions for emergency management planning and response. Since 2003, she has worked with teams to develop GIS-based decision support tools that promote situational awareness and efficient command decisions for emergency managers at the local, state, and federal levels. Morgan began her career in front-line positions with public health emergency response groups supporting the State of North Carolina and FEMA.

Morgan graduated with a Master of Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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