DHSEM Welcomes New Communications Specialist Sara Spualding

The Colorado Division of Homeland Security welcomes Sara Spaulding to the Startegic Communications team today.    She can be contacted by email at sara.spaulding@state.co.us, cell phone is 720-879-2462 and desk phone is 720-852-6625.

Sara Spaulding is the Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) Communications Specialist and is based in the Centennial DHSEM Office. A member of the Board of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Colorado Chapter, Spaulding is an accredited public relations professional (APR) and a national PRSA Fellow.

Spaulding is a member of the Emergency Services Public Information Officers of Colorado (ESPIOC) and following the crash of an AirLife helicopter in 1997, founded the Friends of AirLife Committee, whose Board hosts the annual EMS Celebration and AirLife Memorial Run/Walk. She responded as the PIO/Spokesperson for Swedish Medical Center following the shootings at Columbine High School, for multiple incidents/exercises while working for Denver Health and Hospitals, for wildfires, blizzards and other disasters while serving with the Mile High Chapter of the American Red Cross, and most recently during service outages experienced by CenturyLink. Spaulding also served for more than eight years as the Vice President of Communications for the Alzheimer's Association of Colorado receiving multi-year awards for media coverage.

Spaulding teaches part-time for the Metropolitan State University of Denver and, since 2006, has taught G290 and other PIO courses for DHSEM. She was recently deployed as the Lead PIO for the JIC during the Gold King Mine Release in Durango. Spaulding received her master's degree in communications from CSU.