Cathleen Evans has been involved in healthcare since 1978. Cathleen is a graduate of Abington Memorial Hospital School of Nursing. She received her Bachelor of Nursing Science from Immaculata University (2005) and a Master of Nursing from Widener University where she developed the nurse educator role with a clinical focus in emergency critical care. Cathleen’s ongoing and keen interest in emergency preparedness has enabled her to be a valued contributor and participant in local, regional, and national emergency preparedness planning and training. Completing her PhD education in 2016 at Widener University, Cathleen brought important disaster and education concepts together in her dissertation, learning transfer evidence in baccalaureate senior nursing students using a disaster emergency preparedness tabletop exercise.