New director of emergency preparedness and business continuity joins UI Health Care – The Loop – University of Iowa Health Care

Please welcome Darren Pemberton, MEd, to UI Health Care as the newest director of emergency preparedness and business continuity. In this role, Pemberton will direct the execution of all planning, mitigation, response, and recovery of UI Health Care’s emergency preparedness program. He’ll provide guidance to the organization on overall readiness for emergency response and the institution’s capability to continue services.  

Pemberton comes to Iowa having spent more than 20 years in the United States Air Force with 10 years serving as an emergency manager including in locations such as South Korea, Germany, and various locations in the U.S. He will maintain relationships with federal, state, and local agencies who collaborate with UI Health Care when emergencies arise.