Don R. Boyce was appointed by President Obama as FEMA's Regional Administrator for Region I, Boston which encompasses Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont, May 19, 2010
Prior to being appointed Regional Administrator, Boyce served as Director of the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency, where he was responsible for developing, directing, and implementing a statewide all-hazards emergency management plan with state and local officials. He also served on numerous state emergency management commissions, and was on the Board of Directors for the National Emergency Managers Association, a member of the FEMA Regional Advisory Commission, and a member of the Board of Directors for the North East States Emergency Consortium.
During his tenure, Boyce also created the Emergency Management Directors Advisory Committee, opening communications from the state to the local communities and designed and implemented a mobile response capability bringing technology and resource management capabilities to remote disaster locations.
Prior to his position with the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency, Boyce was responsible for emergency management for a large hospital and ambulatory care network in New York City where he worked extensively with state and local officials on surge initiatives, emergency response plans, and CBNRE initiatives. Boyce also enjoyed a full and distinguished career with both the New York City Fire Department and the New York City Emergency Medical Service.
Boyce has a Juris Doctorate from Brooklyn Law School and a Bachelor’s degree from Saint Francis College in Brooklyn. He is married to Patricia Simino Boyce and has two children, Lily and Luke.