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Published on August 21, 2020

Raul Gomez Accepted into Homeland Security Program 

Gomez will study and help shape emerging trends in public safety and leadership.  


Raul GomezRaul Gomez has been accepted into the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Emergence Program. Gomez is an emergency preparedness specialist at Cone Health. He is part of the team that helps the health network prepare for situations ranging from prolonged power outages to pandemics.   

Only 32 people have been accepted into the first 2020-2021 Emergence class and only 26 come from local organizations. The program is designed to help participants better understand how changes in technology and society may impact how to respond to future public emergencies.  

“This is exciting news for Raul and for the Cone Health Emergency Management team,” says Ben Wooten, director, emergency management, Cone Health. “While it is personally rewarding for Raul, it is great for Cone Health in that we will be at the forefront of how to best respond to emergencies in the communities we serve.” 

Gomez will take part in a six-month, network-based program and two one-week, in-person sessions. Those sessions will be held at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California.