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National Advisory Council Members

The following individuals are members of FEMA's National Advisory Council. New or reappointed members are marked with an asterisk.

W. Nim Kidd, NAC Chair
Chief Texas Division of Emergency Management
Vice Chancellor Texas A&M University System
Austin, Texas 
Non-Elected State Government Officials (Representative); Term ends: 2022

Jeffrey Hansen, NAC Vice Chair* 
Director, Office of Emergency Management Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
Durant, Oklahoma 
Non-Elected Tribal Government Officials (Representative); Term ends: 2023

Jeanne Abadie* 
Area Manager, Office of Aging and Adult Services
Louisiana Department of Health
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 
Disabilities, Access and Functional Needs (Representative); Term ends: 2023

Rich Baich 
Executive VP, Chief Information Security Officer AIG
Charlotte, North Carolina 
Cybersecurity Expert (Special Government Employee); Term ends: 2021

Sue Anne Bell* 
Assistant Professor, University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan 
Health Scientist (Special Government Employee); Term ends: 2023

Steve Birnbaum 
President, Resudox Solutions, LLC Arlington, Virginia
Communications (Special Government Employee); Term ends: 2021

Donald Bliss* 
Vice President, Field Operations (Ret.)
National Fire Protection Association
Quincy, Massachusetts
Standards Setting and Accrediting (Representative); Term ends: 2023

Donna Boston
Senior Manager, Business Resilience & Emergency Planning
Southern California Edison
Silverado, California
Administrator’s Selection (Special Government Employee); Term ends: 2022

Paul Brennan
Director, Pre-Hospital EMS and Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, Lawrence General Hospital
Lawrence, Massachusetts Emergency Medical Provider (Representative); Term ends: 2022

Deanna Dahl-Grove
Associate Professor, Pediatric Emergency Medicine UH Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital
Cleveland, Ohio
In-Patient Medical Provider (Special Government Employee); Term ends: 2021

Dante Disparte
Founder and CEO, Risk Cooperative
Washington, District of Columbia
Administrator’s Selection (Special Government Employee); Term ends: 2021

Paul Downing* 
Indian Township Tribal Council Member, Passamaquoddy Tribe at Indian Township
Indian Township, Maine 
Elected Tribal Government Officials (Representative); Term ends: 2023

Charley English 
National Emergency Management Liaison, American Red Cross
Fairfax, Virginia 
Administrator’s Selection (Special Government Employee); Term ends: 2021

Charles Esteves 
Administrator, Office of Civil Defense
Guam Agna Heights, Guam 
Administrator’s Selection (Special Government Employee); Term ends: 2022

John Grathwol*
Deputy Director (Ret.)
New York City Mayor’s Office of Management and Budget
New York City, New York
Non-Elected Local Official (Representative); Term ends: 2022

Lori Hodges
Director, Emergency Management
Larimer County, Colorado
Fort Collins, Colorado
Administrator’s Selection (Special Government Employee); Term ends: 2021

Patricia Hoffman
Acting Assistant Secretary for Electricity Department of Energy
Washington, District of Columbia
Ex-Officio; Term ends: 2022

Lisa Jones* 
Director, Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (Ret.) City of Phoenix
Phoenix, Arizona
Administrator’s Selection (Special Government Employee); Term ends: 2023

Ramesh Kolluru
Vice President for Research, Innovation, and Economic Development
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Lafayette, Louisiana
Administrator’s Selection (Special Government Employee); Term ends: 2021

Anna Lang Ofstad*
Research Engineer, Founder Zylient
Kalispell, MT
Administrator’s Selection (Special Government Employee); Term ends: 2023

Jackie Lindsey
Fire Chief
Santa Fe County Fire Department
Santa Fe, New Mexico 
Emergency Response Provider (Representative); Term ends: 2021

Linda Long*
Battalion Chief
Philadelphia Fire Department
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 
Emergency Response Providers (Representative); Term ends: 2023

Nicolette Louissaint
Executive Director
Healthcare Ready
Washington, District of Columbia 
Public Health (Special Government Employee); Term ends: 2022

Warren Miller
State Representative
NVOAD Board of Directors
Jackson, Mississippi 
Administrator’s Selection (Special Government Employee); Term ends: 2022

Jimmy Patronis 
Chief Financial Officer, State of Florida
Tallahassee, Florida 
Elected State Official (Representative); Term ends: 2022

Brad Richy 
Director, Office of Emergency Management State of Idaho
Boise, Idaho 
Emergency Management (Representative); Term ends: 2021

Carol Salas
Director, Puerto Rico University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
San Juan, Puerto Rico 
Disabilities, Access, and Functional Needs (Representative); Term ends: 2022

Carrie Speranza 
Deputy Director, Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency
Washington, District of Columbia 
Administrator’s Selection (Special Government Employee); Term ends: 2022

Kevin Staley 
Mass Care Manager
Charlotte Mecklenburg, NC Office of Emergency Management
Charlotte, North Carolina 
Emergency Response Provider (Representative); Term ends: 2022

Tina Titze* 
Director, Office of Emergency Management South Dakota
Pierre, South Dakota
Emergency Management (Representative); Term ends: 2023

James Waskom* 
Director, Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 
Administrator’s Selection (Special Government Employee); Term ends: 2023

Pamela Williams*
Executive Director
BuildStrong Coalition
Washington, D.C.
Standards Setting and Accrediting (Special Government Employee); Term ends: 2022

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For information on how to apply for NAC membership, visit our application page.

Last updated June 7, 2021