Meet the Emergency Preparedness Team


Julie Looper Coats serves as the Senior Advisor for Emergency Preparedness at Child Care Aware® of America. Her professional service includes work as Senior Program Analyst for the Medical Reserve Corps project at the National Association of County and City Health Officials in Washington, D.C., where she supported Public Health Preparedness efforts across the country. Julie also has experience in emergency preparedness and response at the local level, working at the Oklahoma City – County Health Department from 2010-2014, where she managed the Oklahoma Medical Reserve Corps during several severe weather deployments, as well as provided support during the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon and other large-scale events. Julie has a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Emergency and Disaster Management.

Holly Nett serves as the Community Resilience Manager at Child Care Aware® of America. Her professional service includes more than 20 years of experience in the Child Care Resource & Referral industry within the states of North Dakota and Minnesota where she held leadership roles focused primarily on coaching and technical assistance systems development and delivery for early childhood programs.  Holly has experience with a broad range of early childhood focus areas and tools, including the Program for Infant/Toddler Caregivers, ERS (Environment Rating Scales), PAS (Program Administration Scale), CLASS, and NAFCC accreditation. Holly has experience in child care emergency preparedness and response at the regional level, working in eastern North Dakota and West Central Minnesota with Red River of the North during multiple historical flooding in 1997, 2009, 2011, and 2013 to develop essential resources and provide systems for child care provider support. Holly completed the NACCRRA Leadership Development Program from 2009-2012 and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development and Family Science.

Andrew Roszak, JD, MPA, EMT-P, serves as the Senior Director for Emergency Preparedness at Child Care Aware® of America. His professional service includes work as the Senior Preparedness Director of Environmental Health, Pandemic Preparedness, and Catastrophic Response at the National Association of County and City Health Officials; at the MESH Coalition and the Health and Hospital Corporation of Marion County, Indiana, as the Senior Preparedness Advisor supporting Super Bowl 46 and the Indianapolis 500; as a Senior Advisor for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; on the Budget and HELP Committees of the United States Senate; and at the Illinois Department of Public Health. Before becoming an attorney, Andrew spent eight years as a firefighter, paramedic, and hazardous materials technician in the Chicago-land area.

Andrew has been recognized for his professional contributions from numerous organizations, including: Firefighter of the Year, Red Cross Everyday Hero Award, City of El Paso Texas Pillar of Public Health Award, and been featured as a Sesame Street Hero. In 2018, FEMA Administrator Brock Long awarded an honorable mention to Child Care Aware® of Kansas, for the work overseen by Andrew and his team.

Andrew serves as an advisory board member for the Domestic Preparedness Journal, the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation and as a board member for the South West Neighborhood Assembly in Washington, DC. He has an AS in Paramedic Supervision, a BS in Fire Science Management, a Master of Public Administration, and a Juris Doctorate degree. He is admitted to the Illinois and District of Columbia Bars and is admitted to the Bar of the U.S. Supreme Court. Twitter: @AndyRoszak  or connect with Andy on LinkedIn

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