FEMA Region IX: Media & Outreach

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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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The portal is an excellent online community preparedness resource, where you can not only search for events by zip code, you can add and participate virtually in events via webinars. 



Members of the Media:  Schedule an Interview!

Subscribe to FEMA Region IX for news releases and alertsFEMA'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.

If you're a member of the media interested in scheduling an interview with a FEMA expert, please contact External Affairs at 510-627-7006.
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External Affairs Contacts

John Hamill, Director of External Affairs
E-Mail: john.hamill2@fema.dhs.gov
Telephone: (510) 627-7054

Casey De Shong, Congressional Affairs and Intergovernmental Affairs
E-Mail: casey.deshong@fema.dhs.gov
Telephone: (510) 627-7785

Mary Simms, External Affairs Officer (Region 9 Media Queries)
E-mail:  mary.simms@fema.dhs.gov  
Telephone: (510) 627-7006

Michael Cummings, Private Sector Liaison
E-Mail: Michael.Cummings@fema.dhs.gov
Telephone: (510) 627-7220

Kelly Hudson, External Affairs/Speakers' Bureau Coordinator
E-Mail: Kelly.Hudson@fema.dhs.gov
Telephone: (510) 627-7079

Veronica Verde, External Affairs Specialist
E-Mail: Veronica.Verde@fema.dhs.gov
Telephone: (626) 431-3843

Olivia Humilde, Mitigation Outreach Specialist
E-Mail:  Olivia.Humilde@fema.dhs.gov
Telephone:  (510) 627-7068

JoAnn Scordino, Regional Disability Integration Specialist
Telephone:  (510) 627- 7225

Last Updated: 
02/24/2015 - 14:05
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