About Us

Do 1 Thing is a non-profit organization that wants to help build stronger communities. When people in our community are prepared, emergency responders can help more people. When people are prepared themselves, they can help their neighbors.

Our board is comprised of members from many different service agencies who work together to help people become prepared. This  builds stronger more disaster resilient communities. Our day jobs are in emergency management, human services, and many other fields. Together, we have over 100 years experience in disaster preparedness and response.

Do 1 Thing Current Members

Carly Adams, MPH
Epidemiologist Region 1
Michigan Department of Community Health

Byron Callies, PEM, CEM, CHSP
Emergency Management Program Manager
Mayo Clinic

Janet Clark
Retired and Senior Volunteer Programs, Lansing

Rob Dale
Regional Planner
Ingham County Emergency Management

Lynda Farquharson
Emergency Preparedness Coordinator
Mid-Michigan District Health Department

Wendy Galbreath
Support & Outreach Unit Manager and State Preparedness Officer
Michigan State Police Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division

Dean Hartenburg
Safety & Emergency Manager
Sparrow Clinton & Ionia Hospitals

Christine Hendrickson, PEM
Health Educator - Emergency Preparedness
Ingham County Health Department

Ken Jones,
Emergency Management Program Coordinator
City of Rochester, MN

Steve Lehman, PEM, (retired)
Former Clinton County Emergency Coordinator
Clinton County Emergency Services

Erika Mahoney, MSA, PEM
Do 1 Thing Executive Director and Region 1 Planner
Lansing Office of Emergency Management
Ronda Oberlin, PEM, CFM,CEM
Emergency Management Specialist
Lansing Office of Emergency Management

Bob Perialas
Chief Customer Office
Lansing Board of Water and Light

Matthew Price 
Bioterrorism Coordinator
District One Regional Medical Response Coalition

Larry St George, MS, PEM CEM
Emergency Management Program Coordinator
Clinton County Emergency Services

Sgt. Chad Stemen
Police Officer
East Lansing Police Department

Eric Tumbarella
Chief Information Officer/IT Director
City of Lansing, MI

Rachelle Wood, MS
Disaster Services Director
American Red Cross, Florida’s Southern Gulf Region

Robert Wooten, PEM
Regional Planner
Clinton County Emergency Services

Nancy Weber, (deceased)
Emergency Services Coordinator
Tri-County Office on Aging

Dan Young
President & CEO
Aegis Bleu, LLC

The mission of Do 1 Thing is to move individuals, families, businesses and communities to prepare for all hazards and become disaster resilient. 

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Recent News

Cooperation for National and Community Service Blog, by Erika Mahoney

Published: 2014-09-24
By: do1thing_emahoney
The National Service Blog has chosen to post Erika Mahoney's blog aboput starting with Do 1 Thing and as a VISTA Alumni who is still getting thigs done.

Do 1 Thing's Executive Director named White House Champion of Change.

Published: 2014-09-13
By: do1thing_emahoney
September 9th, 2014 Erika Mahoney, MS, PEM Do 1 Thing's Executive Director named White House Champion of Change.