Kelli McCarthy, MPS, CEM-GA, EMHP

Clinical Assistant Professor
Faculty Advisor, Disaster Dogs

Kelli McCarthy is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Georgia (UGA) Institute for Disaster Management. She has a bachelors in geography with an interdisciplinary certificate in geographic information science (GIS) and a masters in GIS from the University of Maryland.

In her current role, Kelli primarily serves as the program manager for the Georgia Healthcare Coalition Assistance Program. She assists 14 healthcare coalitions in the state of Georgia to procure supplies, conduct training and provide travel assistance to increase preparedness efforts in their respective regions. She also teaches classes ranging from long term emergency preparedness education to the DMAN 7400 masters class, and FYOS course.

Kelli has attended many trainings and holds numerous certifications with topics ranging from incident command to disaster life support. She currently holds the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency Georgia Emergency Manager certification, the Emergency Management Healthcare Professional certification from the Georgia department of Public Health, and is a trained trainer for both Georgia hospital first-receiver decontamination and homeland security WMD radiological / nuclear awareness.

Kelli enjoys spending time with her two children, her family, and always cheering on the Dawgs!