This section of the site contains information on FEMA Region III, its leadership, and the vision for the office.
FEMA's mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.
Region III's vision is to create an environment that fosters quality and drives operational excellence in everything we do.
Deputy Regional Administrator: Robert Welch (PDF 22KB)
External Affairs Director: Dan Stoneking
Mission Support Director: Catherine McManus (acting)
Recovery Director: Jack Schuback
Response Director: John McGowan
Mitigation Director: Eugene Gruber
National Preparedness Director: Michael Sharon
Appointed by the President upon the declaration of a major disaster or emergency, Federal Coordinating Officers (FCOs) manage federal resource support activities in accordance with the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act.
There are four FCOs assigned to Region III: Donald Keldsen, Regis Phelan, William Watrel, and Steven Ward.
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