Beth Roome Announced as new Training and Exercise Program Manager

The Office of Preparedness within the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management has announced a new Training & Exercise Program Manager.  Beth Roome began her post on January 11.  Roome brings a wealth of experience to the Office and this vital program area. She has a sociology background and 20 years in program and organizational development.

She has worked in the faith-based, private, business and government sectors. For the past seven years,
Roome has worked as a Disaster Behavioral Health Specialist in both the Colorado Department of Human Services - Division of Behavioral Health and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response.

A primary focus in these years was to develop networks with the emergency management community and to develop and facilitate a coordinated, standardized system of behavioral health disaster response across the state. Most recently she developed and oversaw delivery methods for Organizational/Workforce Resilience training and workshops working with local public health agencies and their coordinating local response partners.

She is a Certified Emergency Manager, a certified Public Information Officer and a Masters of Arts candidate in Strategic Communication and Leadership through Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey.  She received her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the Colorado
College in Colorado Springs.

For immediate needs, Beth Roome can be reached at (720) 852-6650 or by email at

Information regarding the Training and Exercise Program, including the 2013 Course Schedule,  is located on the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management's website at