“In developing Powered for Patients, Eric Cote and Cara Klein have demonstrated their out-of-the box strategic thinking and skill in coalition building. This project benefitted from outside creative thinking to bring together disparate interests for a common purpose. The impressive result of the work of Disaster Safety Strategies is a platform that can help tackle the serious challenge of protecting backup power and restoring utility power for critical healthcare facilities impacted by disaster. This is an area of great concern to public health officials and we now have an excellent vehicle in Powered for Patients to address this challenge.”"
—Gerrit T. Bakker, Senior Director
Public Health Preparedness
Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
“Eric Cote and Cara Klein have been partners from the very beginning, helping to build Rx Response from the ground up. Their initial work in opening doors with key state emergency management leaders helped us establish credibility and grow into a highly respected organization. Today, Disaster Safety Strategies plays an important role in leading our communications initiatives which help us maintain visibility with key stakeholders, including emergency management and public health officials."
—Erin Mullen, RPh., Ph.D., Executive Director
“Losing my daughter Baylee in the Oklahoma City Bombing is something I’ll never fully recover from. But thanks to the creativity and sensitivity of Eric Cote and his team, my daughter’s death was not in vain and her memory is serving as a powerful tool in saving lives and making America safer.”
Mother of Oklahoma City Bombing Victim Baylee Almon
“The creativity and passion Eric Cote and Cara Klein bring to disaster safety communications is very unique and has been a wonderful fit for FLASH given our mission of strengthening homes and safeguarding families. They really care about the work we do and their devotion to our mission is very evident in the quality of their work.”
President and CEO, Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH)
“Eric Cote and Cara Klein have been very helpful in providing high level strategic counsel to the Lightning Protection Institute. They’ve brought great ideas to the table that helped us get the most from our media events. We’ve also appreciated their national network of PR associates which we were able to tap recently for a major event in Texas.”
—Kim Loehr, Communications Director
Lightning Protection Institute