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FEMA Earthquake Contacts

Below is contact information for the FEMA NEHRP team. Earthquake-specific activities at FEMA are coordinated by an earthquake program team located at FEMA headquarters, working in concert with regional earthquake program managers located in FEMA's regional offices. These personnel are known as the FEMA NEHRP team because their activities are supported through FEMA's participation in the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP).

Headquarters

Bill Blanton
Branch Chief
400 C Street, SW
Washington, DC 20472
(202) 646-3151
bill.blanton@fema.dhs.gov

David Javier
FEMA NEHRP Senior Program Specialist
400 C Street, SW
Washington, DC 20472
(202) 646-4037
gabriele.javier@fema.dhs.gov

Mike Mahoney
FEMA NEHRP Senior Geophysicist
400 C Street, SW
Washington, DC 20472
(202) 646-2794
mike.mahoney@fema.dhs.gov

Jonathon Foster
FEMA NEHRP Earthquake Program Manager
400 C Street, SW
Washington, DC 20472
(202) 212-7852
jonathon.foster@fema.dhs.gov

Andrew Herseth
Physical Scientist
400 C Street, SW
Washington, DC 20472
(202) 445-6129
andrew.herseth@fema.dhs.gov

Mai Tong
Physical Scientist
400 C Street, SW
Washington, DC 20472
(202) 646-4681
mai.tong@fema.dhs.gov

Regions

FEMA Regional Earthquake Contacts

FEMA RegionEarthquake ContactPhone / Email
I
(CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT)
Paul Morey(617) 956-7628
paul.morey@fema.dhs.gov
II
(NJ, NY, PR, VI)
Jose Lebron(202) 805-7712
jose.lebron@fema.dhs.gov
Sonny Beauchamp
(Caribbean Division)
(787) 296-3500
sonny.beauchamp@fema.dhs.gov
III
(DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, WV)
Darlene Messina(215) 873-5303
darlene.messina@fema.dhs.gov
IV
(AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, TN)
Noriko Kibble(770) 220-8870
noriko.boston@fema.dhs.gov
V
(IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI)
Daniel Ryan(312) 408-4432
daniel.p.ryan@fema.dhs.gov
VI
(AR, LA, NM, OK, TX)
Bart Moore(940) 898-5363
bart.moore@fema.dhs.gov
VII
(IA, KS, MO, NE)
Cheickh Koma(816) 283-7067
cheickh.koma@fema.dhs.gov
VIII
(CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, WY)
Sean McGowan(303) 235-4800
sean.mcgowan@fema.dhs.gov
IX
(AS, AZ, CA, FM, GU, HI, MH, MP, NV)
Anne Rosinski(510) 627-7172
anne.rosinski@fema.dhs.gov
X
(AK, ID, OR, WA)
Amanda Siok(425) 487-4626
amanda.siok@fema.dhs.gov

Regional Earthquake Consortia

The National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) pioneered the concept of regional and community hazard reduction alliances to advocate for seismic safety and place earthquakes on the public agenda. Today, FEMA supports four regional nonprofit consortia focused on raising awareness and reducing losses from earthquakes in their regions through sustained outreach, partnership-building efforts and the mobilization of public support for loss reduction.

  • Cascadia Region Earthquake Workgroup (CREW) 
    Established in 1996, CREW is a coalition of private and public representatives working together to increase the ability of Cascadia Region communities in British Columbia, California, Oregon and Washington to reduce the effects of earthquake events. CREW is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.
     
  • Central United States Earthquake Consortium (CUSEC)
    CUSEC is a partnership of the federal government and the states most affected by earthquakes in the New Madrid Seismic Zone: Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee. Ten adjacent states also participate as associates in CUSEC (Georgia, Iowa, Louisiana, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Virginia). CUSEC was established in 1983 and is headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee.
     
  • Northeast States Emergency Consortium (NESEC)
    NESEC works with federal, state and local partners to promote all-hazards emergency management activities throughout the Northeast. Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont form NESEC, which was established in 1991. NESEC is headquartered in Wakefield, Massachusetts.
     
  • Western States Seismic Policy Council (WSSPC)
    WSSPC members include the directors of the geological surveys and emergency management agencies from 13 western states (Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming), three U.S. territories (American Samoa, Guam and Northern Mariana Islands), a Canadian territory (Yukon Territory) and a Canadian province (British Columbia). The membership also includes a representative from each of the seven state seismic safety councils and commissions currently operating in the western states.

State Earthquake Contacts

Many state and territorial governments include programs or positions responsible for coordinating efforts to reduce seismic risks. Earthquake programs are typically found in state emergency management agencies and state earthquake risk-reduction activities are typically led by earthquake program managers or coordinators or by state hazard mitigation officers.

This information is provided as a convenience for persons involved or interested in earthquake risk-reduction activities at the state level. FEMA updates this information as changes become known but cannot guarantee its complete up-to-date accuracy.

 
StateEarthquake ContactPhone / Email
AlabamaLa'Tonya Stephens(205) 280-2200
latonya.stephens@ema.alabama.gov
AlaskaDan Belanger(907) 428-7009
dan.belanger@alaska.gov
American SamoaMulivanu Aiumu(684) 699-0414
m.aiumu@asdhs.as.gov
ArizonaMichael Conway(520) 209-4146
michael.conway@azgs.az.gov
ArkansasHilda Booth(501) 683-6700
hilda.booth@adem.arkansas.gov
British ColumbiaRobert White(604) 660-2421
robert.white@gov.bc.ca
CaliforniaKevin Miller(510) 326-1141
kevin.miller@caloes.ca.gov
ColoradoKaren Barry(303) 384-2640
kaberry@mines.edu
ConnecticutIan Alexander(860) 529-6893
ian.alexander@ct.gov 
DelawareStephanie Baxter(302) 831-1576
steff@udel.edu
FloridaMiles Anderson(850) 413-9816
miles.anderson@em.myflorida.com
GeorgiaGinger Martin(404) 635-7202
ginger.martin@gema.ga.gov
GuamLeo Espia(671) 478- 0296
leo.espia@ghs.guam.gov
HawaiiKevin Richards(808) 733-4301
krichards@scd.hawaii.gov
IdahoSusan Cleverley(208) 258-6500
scleverley@imd.idaho.gov
IllinoisScott Gauvin(217) 782-2700
scott.gauvin@illinois.gov
IndianaAllison Curry(317) 232-3980
acurry@dhs.in.gov
IowaDavid Johnston(515) 725-3295
david.johnston@iowa.gov
KansasJeanne Bunting(785) 291-3333
jeanne.l.bunting.nfg@mail.mil
KentuckySteve Brukwicki(502) 607-5759
steven.e.brukwicki.nfg@mail.mil
LouisianaDavid Schultz(225) 925-7500
david.schultz@la.gov
MaineAnne Fuchs(207) 624-4400
anne.p.fuchs@maine.gov
MarylandChas Eby(410) 517-3600
chas.eby@maryland.gov
MassachusettsSarah J. White(508) 820-2053
sarah.white@massmail.state.ma.us
MichiganMatt Sobocinski(517) 336-2053
sobocinskim@michigan.gov
MinnesotaJenny Kane(651) 201-7491
jenny.kane@state.mn.us
MississippiJasmine Johnson-Divinity(601) 933-6362
jdivinity@mema.ms.gov
MissouriJeff Briggs(573) 526-9232
jeff.briggs@sema.dps.mo.gov
MontanaAndrew Long(406) 324-4777
andrew.long@mt.gov
NebraskaMolly Bargmann(402) 471-7421
molly.bargmann@nebraska.gov
NevadaJanell Woodward

(775) 687-0314

jwoodward@dps.state.nv.us

New HampshireNick Bibeau(603) 271-2231
nicholas.bibeau@dos.nh.gov
New JerseyChristopher Tetsa(609) 963-6963
lpptestc@gw.njsp.org
New MexicoWendy Blackwell(505) 476-9676
wendy.blackwell@state.nm.us
New YorkJennifer Wachajennifer.wacha@dhses.ny.gov
North CarolinaKevin Kalbaugh(915) 825-2500
kevin.kalbaugh@ncdps.gov
North DakotaPaul Messner(701) 328-8259
pmessner@nd.gov
Northern Mariana
Islands
Brien Ser Nicholas(670) 237-8000
bnicholas@cnmihsem.gov.mp
OhioDan Baker(614) 889-7150
dabaker@dps.ohio.gov
OklahomaBonnie McKelvey(405) 521-2481
bonnie.mckelvey@oem.ok.gov
OregonAlthea Rizzo(503) 378-2911
althea.rizzo@state.or.us
PennsylvaniaTom Hughes(717) 651-2726
thughes@state.pa.us
Puerto RicoSarimar Hiraldo(787) 724-0124
shiraldo@prema.pr.gov
Rhode IslandSamantha Richer(401) 462-7048
samantha.richer@ema.ri.gov
South CarolinaRachel McCaster(803) 737-8500
rmccaster@emd.sc.gov
South DakotaJim Poppen(605) 773-3231
jim.poppen@state.sd.us
TennesseeCecil Whaley(615) 741-0640
cwhaley@tnema.org
TexasDavid Jackson(512) 424-7844
david.jackson@dps.texas.gov
UtahBob Carey(801) 538-3784
bcarey@utah.gov
VermontMarjorie Gale(802) 241-3496
marjorie.gale@state.vt.us
Virgin IslandsDenise Lewis(340) 773-2244
denise.lewis@vitema.vi.gov
VirginiaDebbie Messmer(804) 897-6500
debbie.messmer@vdem.virginia.gov
WashingtonMaximillian Dixon(253) 512-7000
maximilian.dixon@mil.wa.gov
Washington, D.C.Donte Lucas(202) 727-6161
donte.lucas@dc.gov
West VirginiaTim Keaton(304) 957-2572
tim.w.keaton@wv.gov
WisconsinKatie Sommers(608) 242-3222
katie.sommers@wisconsin.gov
WyomingMelinda Gibson(307) 777-4914
melinda.gibson@wyo.gov

 

Last Updated: 
05/11/2020 - 14:10