Who We Are

Center Team

The Center is led by Dr. Lucy Jones and supported by a team that currently includes:

Dr. Lucy Jones

Dr. Lucy Jones is the founder of the Dr. Lucy Jones Center for Science and Society, with a mission to foster the understanding and application of scientific information in the creation of more resilient communities.
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John Bwarie

John Bwarie has spent over a decade engaging with communities, crafting messages, and delivering results in support of resilience and the use of expert information in decision-making. John has worked alongside Dr. Jones since 2007 and was instrumental in creating the Great ShakeOut.

Isabela Lovelace

Isabela Lovelace is a project coordinator at the Dr. Lucy Jones Center. She first began her work with the Center in 2019, creating the Connected Communities Resilience Program. With this work, she completed her thesis and received a B.A. in Geological Sciences at Brown University, along with an Honors B.A. in Visual Arts.



Ines Pearce

Ines Pearce has spent 26 years in emergency management and building extensive public-private partnerships, most notably as Director of Project Impact for the City of Seattle. Having represented the World Economic Forum at the United Nations, as well as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Pearce is an internationally recognized expert in the field.

Kate Long

Kate Long has spent two decades in emergency management, most recently serving as the Earthquake Program Officer for the State of California. Having worked previously for FEMA and the Los Angeles City Mayor’s Office, Kate is recognized nationally for her leadership in seismic and disaster hazard and communication and was a driving force in the creation of the Earthquake County Alliance. She started her career as a film producer in Hollywood.

Advisory Board

Marissa Aho – Washington State Department of Natural Resources
Andrea Davis – The Resiliency Initiative
James Goltz – University of Kyoto
Ellis Stanley, Sr. – Ellis Stanley Partners, LLC
Christopher Terzich – Wells Fargo