Simran Sandhu is a Program Manager for SALUS at the Los Angeles Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC). She works to identify opportunities to enhance SALUS given user feedback, evolving technology, and HSAC goals. Specifically, she initiates and manages the implementation strategy for SALUS, including identifying and defining use cases and workflows. She coordinates and tracks the SALUS onboarding process by setting clear deadlines, communicates with partners and internal team members, and tracks progress on configurations. She meets with partners regularly to identify specific requirements for their SALUS implementation, including opportunities for customization. Overall, Simran provides program management support to ensure all development projects and SALUS implementation are coordinated and completed successfully.
Simran previously served as an Emergency Management Specialist at Loyola Marymount University (LMU) where she assisted in the development, planning, implementation, and maintenance of the university’s emergency management programs. She provided educational presentations, technical assistance, and consultation to the campus community and LMU partners on emergency management principles that included preparedness, personal safety, resilience, continuity of operations, and mitigation strategies.
Additionally, Simran was a former member of the City of Los Angeles Emergency Management Department Intern Program, where she worked on numerous projects, including the award-winning Supply Chain Resiliency Project, a joint effort between the City of Los Angeles and the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Technical Assistance Program. Simran started her career in emergency management at the Orange County Health Care Agency Health Disaster Management Division, where she assisted in the planning and development of a new Emergency Operations Plan.
Simran holds a Master’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of California-Irvine and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of California-San Diego. She continues to pursue educational and training opportunities in the fields of emergency management, homeland security, and crisis leadership.