College of Management and Technology
Dr. LaBrina Jones currently serves as a Program Development Liaison with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response (OPHPR), Division of State and Local Readiness. In this capacity, she leads the development of select public health emergency preparedness program components that advance the preparedness capability of Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) Program awardees. Specifically, Dr. Jones’ official responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Development of public health program requirements that advance vulnerable population planning,
• Assuring that state, local and territorial senior health officials provide effective oversight of PHEP-related program development activities,
• Establishing a set of PHEP-related sub-awardee monitoring questions that hone in on work being done on a more grassroots level, and
• Oversight of strategic project plans that strategically advance state, local and territorial laboratory, epidemiology, surveillance, informatics, medical countermeasure and pandemic response capability.
Previously, Dr. Jones served as the Deputy Associate Director for Policy for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response, Division of Emergency Operations. In this capacity, LaBrina was and still is considered an expert in emergency management as well as strategic planning and was responsible for assisting the Associate Director in developing vision, mission, and value statements, ensuring they were implemented and practiced. She also mentored staff on policy, planning, evaluation, and communication issues; coordinated training for policy staff; and assisted the Incident Management System Policy Unit during Emergency Operations Center responses, such as served as the Policy Lead during the Ebola response.
Prior to joining the CDC, Dr. Jones served as a Presidential Management Intern (PMI) with an appointment to the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management. Following her PMI appointment, she served as a Program Specialist with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). At FEMA, she managed personnel, budget processes, grants, and policy development. During that time, she also deployed to Florida and Mississippi to assist with Hurricane relief efforts.
Dr. Jones earned her Doctorate in Management and Organizational Leadership from the University of Phoenix; Master in Public Administration from The Florida State University; and, Bachelor of Arts from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. Dr. Jones’s published dissertation is entitled The Effects of Political Change on Federal Leadership, which explores the varied personal experiences of a select group of federal agency leaders’ with respect to how political change can result in leader turnover.
When taking a break from work LaBrina enjoys spending time with family, exercising, reading, traveling, and attending sorority activities with the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. LaBrina actively serves on the Wade Walker YMCA Advisory Board. Also, she is a leader with the Atlanta Area Council (Pack 724) of the Boy Scouts of America where she can maximize her time with a wonderful, vivacious 10-year old little boy – her son, Aaron Frazier, Jr. (AJ).