This section of the site contains information on FEMA Region 9 public outreach activities, media contacts, links to social media accounts and other agency information.
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Members of the Media: Schedule an Interview!
FEMA's emergency response experts are available for interviews to discuss important issues that impact local communities. The FEMA Region IX External Affairs Officer in Oakland, California facilitates media requests for reporters in Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, and Pacific Southwest tribes and territories.
John Hamill, Director of External Affairs
Telephone: (510) 627-7054
Casey De Shong, Congressional Affairs and Intergovernmental Affairs
Telephone: (510) 627-7785
Mary Simms, External Affairs Officer (Region 9 Media Queries)
Telephone: (510) 627-7006
Michael Cummings, Private Sector Liaison
Telephone: (510) 627-7220
Kelly Hudson, External Affairs/Speakers' Bureau Coordinator
Telephone: (510) 627-7079
Veronica Verde, External Affairs Specialist
Telephone: (626) 431-3843
Olivia Humilde, Mitigation Outreach Specialist
Telephone: (510) 627-7068
JoAnn Scordino, Regional Disability Integration Specialist
Telephone: (510) 627- 7225