ASIS Houston Chapter Next Luncheon Meeting
Director of Emergency Management
University of Houston-Downtown
Originally an Engineering major, Carol Manousous studied at Texas A&M and York College ultimately receiving a BBA in Math. As her field of studies changed early in her career so to has her ultimate career direction. The first 12 years of her career was spent as a probation officer but in 2006 she moved into Emergency Management as the Incident Command Systems Asst Program Coordinator at Sam Houston State University. There she created course methodologies and materials for law enforcement, corrections, school safety, public health, public works and other emergency services (over 500 participants annually). Developed special programs and exercises for Conroe ISD, Clear Creek ISD and Texas Medical Center.
In 2010 she moved into a position as the Regional Catastrophic Planner for the office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management. There she was responsible for the development of regional plans and public outreach programs including plans for Volunteer Reception Center (VRC); Multi-Agency Coordination Center (MACC); Coordination of Multiple Incident Sites (CMIS) logistics plan, All Hazards Search and Rescue Plan and Regional Catastrophic Pandemic Influenza
In 2013 Carol advanced to Director of Emergency Management at the University of Houston Downtown campus. Her role includes the development of the All-Hazards Emergency Management Plan (EMP), Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP). Carol functions as the Continuity Coordinator and primary training source for NIMS/ICS. This entails delivering test systems, concepts, principles and procedures of emergency management via exercise development and coordination with local response partners.