American Red Cross

Data and Tech Readiness Team (DATRAT) at American Red Cross International Services

Who we are

Ashley Schmeltzer Team Manager

Ashley started as a GIS Reservist providing support during major disasters and field projects. She has a background as a technical GIS and remote sensing specialist, as well as previous experience working with her local Red Cross chapter in California and as a GIS Officer based in Turkey to support the Syrian crisis.

Brigit Anderson GIS/IM Officer

Brigit supports data readiness for the Community Epidemic and Pandemic Preparedness Program (CP3). She started with the American Red Cross as a volunteer through the Missing Maps program and has a background in GIS and spatial analysis, as well as in training, facilitation, and education program management.

Dan Joseph Solutions Engineer

Dan assists with disaster response and provides support to long term recovery and resilience programs. In addition to remotely supporting during numerous disasters, he has deployed to responses in the Philippines, Vanuatu, Canada, Haiti, Dominica, and Mozambique. Specializing in tools to improve data management and program implementation, he builds everything from websites featuring interactive analytic tools to forms for mobile data collection. Prior to the Red Cross Dan was a Peace Corps volunteer working with a rural, municipal government in the Philippines on environmental and planning projects.

Jonathan Garro Data Engineer

Jonathan provides technical assistance to the IFRC and member national societies in the design and continual improvement of information management systems that organize and analyze projects and disaster response operations. Much of his work focuses on lowering technical barriers so that users can make the best use of available data. Prior to his current position he worked as an Information Analyst in multiple roles, including with the Haiti Assistance Program and with the International Disaster Response team.

Rachel Levine Missing Maps Program Coordinator

Rachel coordinates involvement in Missing Maps. Before joining the Red Cross, she completed a master’s degree in Activism and Social Change at the University of Leeds’ geography department and handled operations at other non-profit organizations. She is also a University of Maryland alumna and a huge fan of parks. When not attending mapathons, Rachel likes to travel and wander new cities.