John McGowan, Division Director
- Disaster Emergency Communications
- Field Operations Branch
- Operational Planning Branch
- Operations Integration Branch
- Regional Response Coordination Center (RRCC)
The mission of the Response Division is to coordinate and provide the core federal disaster response capability needed to save lives, reduce suffering, and protect property in communities throughout the Region that have been overwhelmed by the impact of a major disaster or emergency, regardless of cause.
Disaster Emergency Communications
Kenneth Link, Jr., Disaster Emergency Communications Coordinator
The Disaster Emergency Communications Coordinator serves as the Regional Emergency Communications Coordination Working Group (RECCWG) Chair. The coordinator provides Regional tactical disaster emergency communications capabilities to support all-hazards disaster response and recovery and national security emergency requirements.
Field Operations Branch
Robert F. Hoban, Branch Chief
The Field Operations Branch is the core of Region III’s Incident Management Assistance Team (IMAT). The primary mission of an IMAT is to rapidly deploy to an incident or incident-threatened venue, provide leadership in the identification and provision of federal assistance, and coordinate and integrate inter-jurisdictional response in support of an affected state or territory.
Edward DeLissio, Branch Chief
The Logistics Branch plans, manages, and sustains regional logistics response and recovery operations in support of domestic emergencies and special events while serving as the single logistics integrator for incident support in Region III. The Branch synchronizes logistics plans, operations, distribution and resource management in support of all field operations in conjunction with FEMA’s Logistics Management Directorate as well as federal and state partners.
Operational Planning Branch
JB Cuartas, Branch Chief
This branch supports the full spectrum of disaster response and recovery operational and deliberate planning, ensuring continuity between long-range planning, current operations planning, and field element incident action planning.
Operations Integration Branch
Mark O'Hanlon, Branch Chief
The Operations Integration Branch ensures the effective regional coordination, integration, and implementation of disaster operations programs and activities, including the Regional Interagency Steering Committee (RISC), GAP Analysis Program, operations training and exercises, performance measurement, and after action reviews.
Regional Response Coordination Center (RRCC)
Vacant, Branch Chief
The RRCC is the heart of disaster response. This central hub provides situational awareness information, identifies and coordinates disaster response requirements, supports response operations, performs capabilities analyses, and reports on the status of federal disaster response operations and special events in the Region.