Kali Rapp Roy, Executive Director
Kali Rapp Roy joined the Evacuteer team as the Director of Operations in 2014 and was promoted to Executive Director in 2016. Roy holds a MSc in Disaster Resilience Leadership Studies from Tulane University and a BA from Arizona State University. With Evacuteer.org, Kali serves the local community by engaging with local agencies and government partners in order to inform better processes and ensure plans do not grow stagnant. As a collaborator with the New Orleans-based international Building Resilience Workshop, she coordinates practitioners and stakeholder groups that face threats to their ability to bounce back after a shock, and encourages them to share and learn. Previously, Roy served as a continuity of operations software consultant with clients ranging from energy companies to healthcare systems and school districts. She lives in Fontainebleau with her husband Michael.
JILLIAN SANDOVAL, PROGRAM AND EVACUTEER MANAGER
Jillian has volunteered with Evacuteer.org since 2013. Born and raised in the Piney Woods of East Texas, she fell in love with New Orleans the first time she visited the city; in her heart she knew that one day she would make it her home. Jillian became interested in nonprofit work as a service recipient of a women’s workforce development program in Portland, Oregon with Oregon Tradeswomen, Inc. After working as a carpenter with Habitat for Humanity, the opportunity arose for her to become a part of New Orleans’ recovery by helping rebuild homes for Katrina survivors with Project Homecoming’s AmeriCorps program. Driven to improve issues around equity and access to opportunity in the city she loves, Jillian completed her undergraduate studies in Social Sciences and Health at Tulane University.