Pascal Schuback is an Emergency Manager and is the Executive Director of the Cascadia Region Earthquake Workgroup, a nonprofit public-private coalition working to reduce the effects of earthquakes and related hazards throughout the Cascadia and pacific northwest region. His previous role as the Global Emergency Manager for the University of Washington. His responsibilities included oversight for the security and safety of all UW international travel and activities, coordination of the Global Emergency Management Plan, development of tools to support situational awareness, continuity and response to global incidents.
Pascal has worked in the emergency management field for over 20 years. He has responded to many local, state and national incidents. He has also been involved in virtual coordination of responses, both small and large, including the earthquakes of Haiti, New Zealand, Japan, Hurricane Sandy, Typhoon Yolanda and many large scale forest fires. Pascal is passionate about finding innovative, cost conscious solutions to complex problems by integrating technology, social media and drones, as an example, to aid in public safety and disaster response globally.
In addition to his day job, he volunteers with other initiatives in EM, including the Humanitarian ToolBox, a sustained effort to leverage technology and skilled volunteer communities to solve the needs of response organizations and communities affected by natural disasters and the Virtual EMA current projects in support of Virtual Operations Support Teams (VOST), cloud based tools that integrate into all phases of emergency management, university based global situational awareness tools for travel security and a new model of NGO based emergency management delivery. On his “off time” Pascal enjoys spending time with family, taste testing at any food cart nearby and enjoying the adventures in the pacific northwest and beyond.