co·​or·​di·​na·​tor | \kō-ˈȯr-də-ˌnā-tər \

Definition of coordinator 

1 : one who coordinates something … government becomes the coordinator of the economy but not its boss.— Robert Heilbroner especially : a person who organizes people or groups so that they work together efficiently a project coordinator She served as the coordinator of the rescue effort. (American football) a defensive/offensive coordinator [=a coach who is responsible for overseeing a team's defensive/offensive players and strategies]

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The coordinator of the outbreak response, Dr. Ndjoloko Tambwe Bathe, spoke to reporters after a weekend marked by deadly rebel attacks and violent protests that suspended Ebola containment efforts in the epicenter of the outbreak. Cara Anna, The Seattle Times, "Health workers in Congo’s Ebola outbreak attacked weekly," 22 Oct. 2018 The camp is overseen by Rachel Harbin, coordinator of the county’s Office of Disability Services. The Aegis, "Harford concludes another successful iCan Bike Camp," 13 July 2018 Now 66 and the coordinator of football officials for the Big Ten, Mid-American and Missouri Valley conferences, Carollo will be on the receiving end of two significant high-fives in the coming weeks. Gary D'amato, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "D'Amato: Not even an exuberant Brett Favre could crack referee Bill Carollo's integrity," 3 July 2018 According to Anmar Mirza, national coordinator of the National Cave Rescue Commission in the U.S. and editor of the book Manual of U.S. Cave Rescue Technique, the main decision is now whether to try to evacuate the boys or to supply them in place. Washington Post, "AP Explains: Getting soccer players out of Thai cave, safely," 3 July 2018 Carrie Spano, coordinator of curriculum for science, said the new space will have room for 10 science labs along with the astronomy dome. Janice Neumann, Daily Southtown, "Marist High School plans to turn monastery into science labs, planetarium," 27 June 2018 As the physician who quickly became the coordinator of the World Health Organization’s efforts to roll out an experimental anti-Ebola inoculation in the DRC, he was needed on the ground. Dina Fine Maron, Scientific American, "How Ebola Vaccines Have Helped to Usher In a New Era in the Outbreak Response," 23 June 2018 King was nominated by Karen Thompson, coordinator of the WorkAbility 1 program for San Marcos Unified School District. Laura Groch,, "North County Business Briefs, June 7," 7 June 2018 Ransdell was the Cincinnati coordinator of the National Alliance. Scott Wartman,, "NKY leader of white supremacist group killed in crash; Newport woman charged with murder," 6 June 2018

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1849, in the meaning defined above

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