About Us

Founded in 1998, Domestic Preparedness continues to be a pioneering thought leader in the emergency preparedness, response, and recovery space. The multidisciplinary editorial focus helps professionals acquire critical information to develop collaborative, real-world solutions. With relevant, multidisciplinary, whole-community intelligence from the front lines, practitioners can learn from diverse perspectives. The authoritative, practitioner-centered, multimedia information platform disseminates intelligence the way busy management-level public- and private-sector professionals want to learn. This is the trusted source for content written by practitioners, for practitioners, with relevant, real-world best practices.

Leadership Team

Catherine (Cathy) Feinman


Catherine L. Feinman, M.A., joined Domestic Preparedness in January 2010. She has more than 30 years of publishing experience and currently serves as editor of the Domestic Preparedness Journal, DomesticPreparedness.com, and The Weekly Brief, and works with writers and other contributors to build and create new content that is relevant to the emergency preparedness, response, and recovery communities. She received a bachelor’s degree in international business from University of Maryland, College Park, and a master’s degree in emergency and disaster management from American Military University.

Madison Leeves

Marketing Coordinator

Madison Leeves joined the Domestic Preparedness team as the marketing coordinator in May of 2023. Before that, she joined the Texas Division of Emergency Management in July 2022 as a preparedness planner for the Preparedness Division. In her role as marketing coordinator, her duties consist of collaborating with the private and public sector partners to bring their products and services to our readers. Madison graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration emphasis in Marketing.

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