Metrolina Preparedness

Facilitating coordination and cooperation throughout the Triad region so partners can mitigate against, prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergent health and medical events.

Leadership Profiles

Triad Healthcare Preparedness Coordinator/ Planner
Karlee McQuillen, M.P.S.
Triad Healthcare Preparedness Operations Coordinator

Karlee McQuillen has served as operations coordinator for Triad Healthcare Preparedness region since 2017. She is a Penn State University graduate with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Health Policy and Administration and a Master’s of Professional Studies Degree in Public Health Preparedness.  As operations coordinator, her roles include operational response planning, coordination of resource allocation and regional resource requests, development of multi-year training and exercise schedule and maintaining operational procedures and guidelines.

Mike Brienza, MA
Triad Healthcare Preparedness Logistics Coordinator

Mike Brienza joined THPC as Logistics Coordinator in September 2019.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Emergency and Disaster Management from American Military University and a Master of Arts in Business-Executive Leadership at Liberty University.  He served in the US Army as a Combat Medic and LPN, deploying to Afghanistan in 2010-2011.  He assists the Triad Regional Healthcare Preparedness Planner with professional and administrative work including planning, organizing, and directing the implementation of the Triad Healthcare Preparedness Coalition work plan, regional projects approved by the Coalition and the regional medical disaster response and recovery program. As Logistic Coordinator, he is responsible for maintaining accountability and readiness of THPC assets to be available for deployment at the needs of coalition members

Ashley McDaniel, EMT-P
Triad Healthcare Preparedness Finance/ Administration Coordinator

Ashley McDaniel joined THPC as the financial coordinator in January of 2019. She holds an Associates Degree in Office Administration from Forsyth Technical Community College. Prior to joining the team she has been, and continues to be, a critical member of the public safety community. Ashley has been a member of the Jerusalem Volunteer Fire Department for 13 years and served as a paramedic for 9 years.  During her EMS career, she has served for 5 years full-time at Davie County EMS and 6 years part-time at Yadkin County EMS.  Her finance coordinator responsibilities will include grant management, analyzing and reporting on financial data, verifying and preparing transaction information and creating and processing invoices, accounts, and payments.

Caroline Cody
Triad Healthcare Preparedness Administrative Assistant

Caroline Cody joined the Triad Healthcare Preparedness Coalition as an administrative assistant in December 2018.  She brings extensive volunteer experience to the team, having donated her much of her time during Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Texas for community disaster response.  As administrative assistant she provides support to full time staff, assisting in daily office needs and manages general administrative activities.