Sonja Grigsby is the Founder and CEO of AarowPrep Emergency Management Consulting and a 2018 graduate of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) - Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) - National Emergency Management Advanced Academy (NEMAA) from the Emergency Management Institute in Emmitsburg, Maryland, as part of their Emergency Management Professional Program series. She was only the 488th graduate worldwide to successfully complete this prestigious year-long program.
After having responded to multiple, large-scale mass casualty incidents, as well as countless other disasters, her passion now is to educate organizations & citizens on how they can better prepare for an active shooter/assailant event. She's also passionate about helping organizations navigate the complicated world of emergency management by teaming up with a cadre of subject matter experts to help evaluate the needs of the organization and to implement processes so that an organization can be better prepared in the face of disaster.
She has worked in Mass Care with the American Red Cross for many years to assist those impacted by a disaster. During this time, she’s led over 40 responses across the nation in areas such as Individual Assistance & Casework, Mass Care Sheltering & Feeding, Disaster Assessment, Bulk Distribution, Public Affairs, Community Partnerships, Government Operations, Staffing, Health & Mental Health Services, Logistics, Technology, and Volunteer Services.