In addition to the emergency response for Ukraine, ShelterBox is currently responding to ten humanitarian crises worldwide by bringing shelter, warmth, and dignity to people made homeless by natural or other disasters. Don Jorgensen highlights current deployments, including the Ukraine assessment and response process. He’ll also discuss how ShelterBox has adapted its materials and activities to meet challenging and emerging needs around the globe.

Don Jorgensen is the founder of Jorgensen Healthcare Associates and owner of Arizona-based Human Factor Consulting. Don is a global speaker and consultant in the areas of change leadership, strategic planning, and team development. He has established addiction treatment and employee assistance programs in the US that have brought recovery and growth to thousands of families. He has been interviewed by media in the US, Canada, Ireland and China. Don has authored articles and books covering such topics as children of alcoholics and the impact of change. His latest book is Three Worlds, One Voyage: Cruising to Antarctica (and Trying to get Home) during the Coronavirus Pandemic. The book is available on Amazon.

Don is past president of the International Employee Assistance Professionals Association and Greater Tucson Leadership. He currently serves as an ambassador for ShelterBox USA, a global disaster relief organization. Don has been twice honored with the “President’s Volunteer Service Award” from the White House in recognition of his work.

Don is past president of the Rotary Club of Marana and has served as a trainer at PETS, RLI and RYLA. He is a Paul Harris Society member, a graduate of Rotary Leadership Academy (RLA), and is currently the District 5500 Governor Nominee for 2023-24. Don and his wife, Kathy, have been married for 40 years. They work together on Rotary humanitarian projects around the globe. Don is an avid traveler, visiting over 40 countries and seven continents. Don is also a cancer survivor, an active runner, and martial arts practitioner.

Some pics from our April 1 hybrid meeting.