Nancy Robillard, Project Director


Nancy Robillard joined Disaster Chaplaincy Services in the fall of 2012 and coordinated “Just in Time” trainings for new volunteer disaster chaplains as part of DCS’s response to Hurricane Sandy. She has over fifteen years of administrative experience in not-for-profit organizations. She also works as a theater director and educator.

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Rev. Julie Taylor, Consultant for Deployment and Training

Rev. Julie Taylor, MDiv, CTR, EMT-B specializes in critical incident response, trauma, and disaster spiritual care.  She served five years as the executive director for Disaster Chaplaincy Services, located in New York City.  During the 9/11 recovery, Rev. Taylor was a chaplain at St. Paul’s Chapel at the World Trade Center site and has continued to respond to local and national crises including floods, building collapses, fatal shootings and airline disasters.

In addition to her consulting work with Disaster Chaplaincy Services, Rev. Taylor serves as a board member and a responder with the Unitarian Universalist Trauma Response Ministry, and was recently a member of the Hudson Valley CISM Team and EMT with the Central Park Medical Unit.  Rev. Taylor is a Unitarian Universalist minister, ICISF Approved Instructor, and received her Master’s of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York.

Julie can be reached at

Rev. Joshua Ellis, Communication Consultant

Rev. Joshua Ellis was ordained as an Interspiritual minister at New York City’s One Spirit Interfaith Seminary in 2006.  He is also a trained Interspiritual counselor.   Rev. Josh has been a chaplain with Disaster Chaplaincy Services since 2009.

Prior to becoming a minister he had a 30-year career as a theatrical press agent, during which time he represented over 100 Broadway and off-Broadway productions, including numerous Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning plays and musicals.

Josh has taught classes and courses in entertainment marketing and public relations at Brooklyn College, the University of California San Diego, San Diego State University and Yale University.

 Josh can be reached at

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