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Elizabeth Disco-Shearer

St Vincent de Paul

Elizabeth Disco-Shearer is the CEO of Disaster Services for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul of United States in the Washington, DC Metro area.  She oversees the disaster recovery efforts of eight regions of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. Currently she is managing SVDP’s disaster relief and recovery efforts for Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, in addition to 31 other disasters across the nation.


Elizabeth has over 25 years of senior management experience and is a former College Administrator, Federal Compliance Contractor, Senior Partner of a Non- Profit Consulting Practice, and an Administrator for Catholic Charities of Dallas and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Dallas. She is a National Speaker on Disaster Case Management and on Long Term Economic Recovery after a disaster. During Hurricane Katrina, she was instrumental in developing SVDP’s National House in a Box ® Program which provides new furniture and household items to families after a disaster and has assisted over 100,000 disaster survivors.


She has served on many NGO Boards and was President of the Texas Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster and Chair of the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster, Disaster Case Management Committee.  Ms. Disco-Shearer volunteers as a Citizens Emergency Response member with the City of Dallas, Office of Emergency Management, and commutes between Dallas, TX and Washington, DC.  

My Speakers Sessions

Friday, September 29

1:00pm EDT