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 Founding Members and Officers

Lt. Don Boomershine (retired)
Michigan State Police Emergency Management/Homeland Security Div

Lt. Steve Beard
Michigan State University Police Department

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

Janet Clark, Director (treasurer)
Retired and Senior Volunteer Programs, Lansing

Rob Dale, (current vice-chair) Regional Planner
Ingham County Emergency Management

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),  (past chair)
Clinton County Emergency Services

Erika Mahoney, PEM,  Do 1 Thing Director  and Do 1 Thing Regional Planner
City of Lansing Office of Emergency Management
Ronda Oberlin, PEM CFM, Emergency Management Specialist (secretary) 
(past chair) 
City of Lansing Office of Emergency Management

Matt Price, Bioterrorism Coordinator (past secretary)
District One Regional Medical Response Coalition

Penny Rodriguez, CRSP PEM CHEP CPRP, Environment of Care Mgr (past  chair)
McLaren Medical Center

Larry St George, PEM CEM, Emergency Management Program Coordinator  
(past vice-chair) Clinton County Emergency Services

Chad Stemen, Officer
East Lansing Police Department

Rachelle Wood, Disaster Services Director (past chair)
American Red Cross, , Florida’s Southern Gulf Region

Nancy Weber, Emergency Services Coordinator (deceased)
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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Family Communication Plan

Today we have more ways to speak with one another than ever before. We are used to staying in touch with cell phones, internet, and email, but disasters can change things. These devices may not be available. Cell phone towers quickly become overloaded with people trying to reach friends and family. If the power is out at your home, cordless phones, internet, and email will not work either.

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Recent News

Order your 2015 Do 1 Thing Calendar by July 30th to have them for National Preparedness Month

Published: 2014-07-17
By: do1thing_emahoney
Order your 2015 Do 1 Thing Calendar by July 30th to have them for in time National Preparedness Month!

Ask Trooper Rob

Published: 2014-06-04
By: do1thing_emahoney
Ask Trooper Rob: Michigan State Police's Community Service Trooper Rob has been promoting Do 1 Thing.