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This collection includes photos from Region III, focused on our preparedness programs, mitigation, outreach, and steady state work. For any questions regarding the content, please contact the FEMA Region III News Desk at femar3newsdesk@fema.dhs.gov.
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February 28, 2018
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  • <p>FEMA Region III Regional Administrator participates in an exercise with the Virginia Army National Guard during the National Level Exercise (NLE) 2018.</p>

    Regional Administrator MaryAnn Tierney Participates in National Level Exercise

    Photo by Will Powell

    FEMA Region III Regional Administrator participates in an exercise with the Virginia Army National Guard during the National Level Exercise (NLE) 2018.

  • <p>FEMA Region III&#39;s Floodplain Management Specialist Charles Baker (left) presents Mary Ellen Ramage, Borough Manager for the Borough of Etna with the Community Rating System (CRS) plaque. This plaque recognizes Etna Borough&#39;s flood risk reduction efforts and advancement to a CRS Class 7 Rating.</p>

    Etna Borough, PA Community Rating System Plaque Presentation

    Photo by Will Powell

    FEMA Region III's Floodplain Management Specialist Charles Baker (left) presents Mary Ellen Ramage, Borough Manager for the Borough of Etna with the Community Rating System (CRS) plaque. This plaque recognizes Etna Borough's flood risk reduction efforts and advancement to a CRS Class 7 Rating.

  • <p>FEMA Region III Regional Administrator MaryAnn Tierney (left) and Virginia Department of Emergency Management State Coordinator Dr. Jeff Stern (right) shake hands and pose after signing the Memorandum of Agreement putting in place a FEMA Integration Team (FIT) in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The FIT Team will enhance FEMA and VDEM&#39;s partnership and capabilities through embedded specialists in the Virginia Emergency Operations Center.</p>

    Virginia FIT Team Memorandum of Agreement

    Photo by Will Powell

    FEMA Region III Regional Administrator MaryAnn Tierney (left) and Virginia Department of Emergency Management State Coordinator Dr. Jeff Stern (right) shake hands and pose after signing the Memorandum of Agreement putting in place a FEMA Integration Team (FIT) in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The FIT Team will enhance FEMA and VDEM's partnership and capabilities through embedded specialists in the Virginia Emergency Operations Center.

  • <p>Official FEMA Region III Portrait - Janice Barlow, Deputy Regional Administrator, FEMA Region III</p>

    Official FEMA Region III Portrait - Janice Barlow

    Photo by Will Powell

    Official FEMA Region III Portrait - Janice Barlow, Deputy Regional Administrator, FEMA Region III

  • <p>FEMA Region III&rsquo;s Zane Hadzick (right) presents the Community Rating System (CRS) Plaque to the City of Norfolk&rsquo;s Mayor Kenneth Alexander (center) and City Floodplain Manager Matthew Simons (far left) with City Council present behind them. The City of Norfolk advanced to a Class 7 community under CRS thanks to their mitigation efforts.</p>

    City of Norfolk, VA Community Rating System Plaque Presentation

    Photo by Will Powell

    FEMA Region III’s Zane Hadzick (right) presents the Community Rating System (CRS) Plaque to the City of Norfolk’s Mayor Kenneth Alexander (center) and City Floodplain Manager Matthew Simons (far left) with City Council present behind them. The City of Norfolk advanced to a Class 7 community under CRS thanks to their mitigation efforts.

  • <p>FEMA Region III&rsquo;s Cyber Security Workshop participants work through the first part of a table top exercise to discuss cyber capabilities and gaps between federal, state, and private sector partners.</p>

<p style="margin-left:0in; margin-right:0in">The 2019 workshop was the fourth workshop hosted by FEMA Region III, and the first in the State of Delaware. In addition to an overview of responsibilities and the case study, the workshop featured a discussion on cyber resiliency best practices and a table top exercise. The exercise allowed participants to work in groups and explore a potential response to a simulated cyber event, underscoring the need to assess roles and responsibilities and plan-ahead for future cyber hazards in the region.</p>

    FEMA Region III Hosts Cyber Security Workshop in Delaware

    Photo by Melissa Wiehenstroer

    FEMA Region III’s Cyber Security Workshop participants work through the first part of a table top exercise to discuss cyber capabilities and gaps between federal, state, and private sector partners.

    The 2019 workshop was the fourth workshop hosted by FEMA Region III, and the first in the State of Delaware. In addition to an overview of responsibilities and the case study, the workshop featured a discussion on cyber resiliency best practices and a table top exercise. The exercise allowed participants to work in groups and explore a potential response to a simulated cyber event, underscoring the need to assess roles and responsibilities and plan-ahead for future cyber hazards in the region.

  • <p>FEMA Region III and Virginia Department of Emergency Management personnel conduct preliminary damage assesments following a tornado that hit the town of Lynchburg, Virginia in April 2018.</p>

    Preliminary Damage Assesments in Lynchburg, VA

    Photo by Will Powell

    FEMA Region III and Virginia Department of Emergency Management personnel conduct preliminary damage assesments following a tornado that hit the town of Lynchburg, Virginia in April 2018.

  • <p>Headshot of Dan Stoneking, FEMA Region III External Affairs Director, in Philadelphia</p>

    Dan Stoneking FEMA Region III External Affairs Director

    Photo by Melissa Newman

    Headshot of Dan Stoneking, FEMA Region III External Affairs Director, in Philadelphia

  • <p>Zane Hadzick, FEMA Mitigation Planning Specialist (center) presents the City of Virginia Beach Mayor Bobby Dyer (Left) and City Planner Whitney McNamara (Right), with the CSR Class 7 recognition.</p>

    VA Beach CRS Award

    Photo by Corey Rigby

    Zane Hadzick, FEMA Mitigation Planning Specialist (center) presents the City of Virginia Beach Mayor Bobby Dyer (Left) and City Planner Whitney McNamara (Right), with the CSR Class 7 recognition.

  • <p style="margin-left:0in; margin-right:0in">April Cummings currently serves as the Director for the Mitigation Division at FEMA Region III.&nbsp; In this role she oversees programs that strive to make communities safer by reducing risks to life and property by using risk analytics, floodplain management and insurance, community planning, various grant programs, and environmental and historic preservation compliance.&nbsp;</p>

<p style="margin-left:0in; margin-right:0in">Prior to this position, Ms. Cummings was the Deputy Director for the Mitigation Division at Region III and the Deputy Regional Environmental Officer for FEMA Region IV. During her tenure, she has completed details with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention during the Ebola Outbreak and with FEMA&rsquo;s Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration.&nbsp; She has also responded to several events including Hurricane Katrina, the Nashville Floods, 2011 Alabama Tornado Outbreak, Hurricane Sandy, and the 2016 West Virginia Floods.</p>

<p style="margin-left:0in; margin-right:0in">Ms. Cummings holds dual undergraduate degrees in History and International Relations from Marquette University and a Master of Science from the University of Vermont.</p>

    April.jpg

    Photo by Amanda Hancher

    April Cummings currently serves as the Director for the Mitigation Division at FEMA Region III.  In this role she oversees programs that strive to make communities safer by reducing risks to life and property by using risk analytics, floodplain management and insurance, community planning, various grant programs, and environmental and historic preservation compliance. 

    Prior to this position, Ms. Cummings was the Deputy Director for the Mitigation Division at Region III and the Deputy Regional Environmental Officer for FEMA Region IV. During her tenure, she has completed details with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention during the Ebola Outbreak and with FEMA’s Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration.  She has also responded to several events including Hurricane Katrina, the Nashville Floods, 2011 Alabama Tornado Outbreak, Hurricane Sandy, and the 2016 West Virginia Floods.

    Ms. Cummings holds dual undergraduate degrees in History and International Relations from Marquette University and a Master of Science from the University of Vermont.

  • <p style="margin-left:0in; margin-right:0in">As Recovery Division Director, Michael leads the largest Division in Region 3 with more than 100 regional employees.&nbsp; The Recovery Division is responsible for several program areas which includes Individual Assistance, Public Assistance, Declaration Processing, and the National Disaster Recovery Framework.&nbsp; These programs are intended to assist individuals and communities affected by presidentially declared disasters to rebuild, recover, and protect against future hazards.</p>

<p style="margin-left:0in; margin-right:0in">Michael has been deployed to over 20 federally declared disasters around the country where he has served in leadership roles as the Federal Coordinating Officer, Director of the West Virginia Recovery Office, and Individual Assistance Branch Director.&nbsp; He previously served as the Region 3 Individual Assistance Branch Chief from 2012-2014 and as the Region 3 Recovery Division Deputy Director from 2014 &ndash; 2018.&nbsp;</p>

<p style="margin-left:0in; margin-right:0in">Prior to joining FEMA Region 3, Michael managed the closure of the Direct Housing Operation from Hurricane Isabel in Maryland in addition to managing the Recovery Support Center at FEMA Headquarters in response to Hurricane Katrina.&nbsp; He worked on the Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act (PKEMRA) legislation for Individual Assistance and helped institute formaldehyde testing procedures for FEMA temporary housing units.&nbsp; In response to the 2007 California Wildfires, he deployed as part of a &ldquo;Tiger Team&rdquo; and led the first Joint Housing Task Force used for disaster operations.&nbsp;</p>

<p style="margin-left:0in; margin-right:0in">Michael holds a Bachelor of Science in Education from Bloomsburg University and lives in Pennsylvania with his wife and two children.</p>

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    Mike Senycz, FEMA Region III Recovery Division Director

    Photo by Amanda Hancher

    As Recovery Division Director, Michael leads the largest Division in Region 3 with more than 100 regional employees.  The Recovery Division is responsible for several program areas which includes Individual Assistance, Public Assistance, Declaration Processing, and the National Disaster Recovery Framework.  These programs are intended to assist individuals and communities affected by presidentially declared disasters to rebuild, recover, and protect against future hazards.

    Michael has been deployed to over 20 federally declared disasters around the country where he has served in leadership roles as the Federal Coordinating Officer, Director of the West Virginia Recovery Office, and Individual Assistance Branch Director.  He previously served as the Region 3 Individual Assistance Branch Chief from 2012-2014 and as the Region 3 Recovery Division Deputy Director from 2014 – 2018. 

    Prior to joining FEMA Region 3, Michael managed the closure of the Direct Housing Operation from Hurricane Isabel in Maryland in addition to managing the Recovery Support Center at FEMA Headquarters in response to Hurricane Katrina.  He worked on the Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act (PKEMRA) legislation for Individual Assistance and helped institute formaldehyde testing procedures for FEMA temporary housing units.  In response to the 2007 California Wildfires, he deployed as part of a “Tiger Team” and led the first Joint Housing Task Force used for disaster operations. 

    Michael holds a Bachelor of Science in Education from Bloomsburg University and lives in Pennsylvania with his wife and two children.

     

  • <p style="margin-left:0in; margin-right:0in">Lilian Hutchinson serves as the Director of the National Preparedness Division for FEMA Region III.&nbsp; As the Mid-Atlantic&rsquo;s Federal Preparedness Coordinator, Ms. Hutchinson leads and facilitates all federal efforts to assist state and local emergency management and emergency response organizations to build and sustain capabilities to respond to any emergency or disaster such as terrorist incidents, natural or man-made events.&nbsp; She also works closely with those partners to align their efforts and expand their reach by integrating stakeholders from the private and nonprofit sectors. During disaster operations in Region III, Lilian deploys to FEMA&rsquo;s National Response Coordination Center (NRCC) and serves as an integral advisor to senior leaders on regional plans and capabilities.</p>

<p style="margin-left:0in; margin-right:0in">Prior to her current position, Ms. Hutchinson served as the FEMA Region III Mission Support Division Director, overseeing the Region&rsquo;s customer-focused business management services and disaster support functions.&nbsp; Before moving to Region III in 2017, she spent 10 years at FEMA Headquarters in the Office of the Chief Procurement Officer as the Section Chief for the Disaster Acquisition Response Team and deployed to over two dozen disasters as the leading subject matter expert in disaster and housing contracting.&nbsp;</p>

<p style="margin-left:0in; margin-right:0in">Prior to joining FEMA, Lilian served as a Contract Administrator for the Defense Contract Management Agency.</p>

<p style="margin-left:0in; margin-right:0in">Ms. Hutchinson holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Central Florida and a Master&rsquo;s in Accounting from Florida Atlantic University.&nbsp; She lives in Center City Philadelphia.</p>

    Lilian Hutchinson, FEMA Region III National Preparedness Division Director

    Photo by Amanda Hancher

    Lilian Hutchinson serves as the Director of the National Preparedness Division for FEMA Region III.  As the Mid-Atlantic’s Federal Preparedness Coordinator, Ms. Hutchinson leads and facilitates all federal efforts to assist state and local emergency management and emergency response organizations to build and sustain capabilities to respond to any emergency or disaster such as terrorist incidents, natural or man-made events.  She also works closely with those partners to align their efforts and expand their reach by integrating stakeholders from the private and nonprofit sectors. During disaster operations in Region III, Lilian deploys to FEMA’s National Response Coordination Center (NRCC) and serves as an integral advisor to senior leaders on regional plans and capabilities.

    Prior to her current position, Ms. Hutchinson served as the FEMA Region III Mission Support Division Director, overseeing the Region’s customer-focused business management services and disaster support functions.  Before moving to Region III in 2017, she spent 10 years at FEMA Headquarters in the Office of the Chief Procurement Officer as the Section Chief for the Disaster Acquisition Response Team and deployed to over two dozen disasters as the leading subject matter expert in disaster and housing contracting. 

    Prior to joining FEMA, Lilian served as a Contract Administrator for the Defense Contract Management Agency.

    Ms. Hutchinson holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Central Florida and a Master’s in Accounting from Florida Atlantic University.  She lives in Center City Philadelphia.

  • <p>Lisa Garcia currently serves as the Director of Mission Support for FEMA Region III.&nbsp; In this role she is responsible for delivering end-to-end business solutions and customer services, including management of human resources, facilities and information technology assistance to the Region.&nbsp; Prior to this position, she served for 6 years as the Budget Officer within the Office of the Regional Administrator, where she led the Budget and Policy team and oversaw the development and implementation of the Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution for the Region. Prior to her service with FEMA, Lisa served as a Program Analyst in the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical Biological Defense within the Department of Defense. Ms. Garcia holds a Bachelor of Science in Operations Management from the University of Delaware and is a strong advocate for streamlined processes and collaboration amongst the programs she supports. Lisa resides in Downingtown, PA with her husband, Peye, and two children, Emma and Macklin.</p>

    Lisa Garcia, Mission Support Division Director

    Photo by Amanda Hancher

    Lisa Garcia currently serves as the Director of Mission Support for FEMA Region III.  In this role she is responsible for delivering end-to-end business solutions and customer services, including management of human resources, facilities and information technology assistance to the Region.  Prior to this position, she served for 6 years as the Budget Officer within the Office of the Regional Administrator, where she led the Budget and Policy team and oversaw the development and implementation of the Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution for the Region. Prior to her service with FEMA, Lisa served as a Program Analyst in the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical Biological Defense within the Department of Defense. Ms. Garcia holds a Bachelor of Science in Operations Management from the University of Delaware and is a strong advocate for streamlined processes and collaboration amongst the programs she supports. Lisa resides in Downingtown, PA with her husband, Peye, and two children, Emma and Macklin.

  • <p style="margin-left:0in; margin-right:0in">Kelly Wolslayer joined the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in September 2015 to serve as the Response Division Director in Region III.&nbsp; As the Response Division Director, Kelly leads a team of dedicated emergency managers that provide the coordinated Federal response capabilities needed to save and sustain lives, minimize suffering, and protect property in a timely and effective manner in communities that have been impacted by natural disasters, acts of terrorism, or other emergencies. Response program activities encompass the coordination of all federal emergency management response operations, response planning, logistics programs and integration of federal, state, tribal nation and local disaster programs.&nbsp; This coordination ensures efficient and effective delivery of immediate emergency assistance to individuals and communities impacted and overwhelmed by these disasters, emergencies, or acts of terrorism.</p>

<p style="margin-left:0in; margin-right:0in">Prior to FEMA, Ms. Wolslayer served for five years at Department of Homeland Security overseeing the Department&rsquo;s Continuity of Operations programs and nine years as Director, Treasury Emergency Programs where she was responsible for directing all aspects of the Treasury Emergency Management and Homeland Security Program. Before joining Treasury headquarters, Ms. Wolslayer served as the Deputy Director, Access Controls in the Security Evaluation and Oversight Office at the Internal Revenue Service.&nbsp; Ms. Wolslayer started her professional career in July 1989 as an Information Systems Analyst, Office of Information Management and Technology in the US General Accounting Office.&nbsp;</p>

<p style="margin-left:0in; margin-right:0in">Ms. Wolslayer graduated from the Pennsylvania State University, earning a BS in Math/Systems Analysis. She also has a Master&rsquo;s Certificate in Management Information Systems from George Washington University and a Master Of Arts in Security Studies (Homeland Security and Defense) from the Naval Post Graduate School.&nbsp; She most recently completed the Key Executive Leadership Certificate Program at American University.</p>

    Kelly Wolslayer, FEMA Region III Response Division Director

    Photo by Amanda Hancher

    Kelly Wolslayer joined the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in September 2015 to serve as the Response Division Director in Region III.  As the Response Division Director, Kelly leads a team of dedicated emergency managers that provide the coordinated Federal response capabilities needed to save and sustain lives, minimize suffering, and protect property in a timely and effective manner in communities that have been impacted by natural disasters, acts of terrorism, or other emergencies. Response program activities encompass the coordination of all federal emergency management response operations, response planning, logistics programs and integration of federal, state, tribal nation and local disaster programs.  This coordination ensures efficient and effective delivery of immediate emergency assistance to individuals and communities impacted and overwhelmed by these disasters, emergencies, or acts of terrorism.

    Prior to FEMA, Ms. Wolslayer served for five years at Department of Homeland Security overseeing the Department’s Continuity of Operations programs and nine years as Director, Treasury Emergency Programs where she was responsible for directing all aspects of the Treasury Emergency Management and Homeland Security Program. Before joining Treasury headquarters, Ms. Wolslayer served as the Deputy Director, Access Controls in the Security Evaluation and Oversight Office at the Internal Revenue Service.  Ms. Wolslayer started her professional career in July 1989 as an Information Systems Analyst, Office of Information Management and Technology in the US General Accounting Office. 

    Ms. Wolslayer graduated from the Pennsylvania State University, earning a BS in Math/Systems Analysis. She also has a Master’s Certificate in Management Information Systems from George Washington University and a Master Of Arts in Security Studies (Homeland Security and Defense) from the Naval Post Graduate School.  She most recently completed the Key Executive Leadership Certificate Program at American University.

  • <p>Ms. Frederique has close to 20 years of grants management experience that spans state, academia, and private sectors.</p>

    Regeane Frederique, FEMA Region III Grants Division Director

    Photo by Amanda Hancher

    Ms. Frederique has close to 20 years of grants management experience that spans state, academia, and private sectors.

  • <p style="margin-left:0in; margin-right:0in">Jimmy remains focused on improving the delivery of assistance to communities and on supporting the state and local emergency managers who make disaster recovery a reality.</p>

    Jimmy Falone, FEMA Region III Recovery Deputy Division Director

    Photo by Amanda Hancher

    Jimmy remains focused on improving the delivery of assistance to communities and on supporting the state and local emergency managers who make disaster recovery a reality.

  • <p style="margin-left:0in; margin-right:0in">As Deputy Director for Response, Jim helps to coordinate and deliver support to citizens and State, local, tribal and territorial (SLTT) governments to save lives, reduce suffering and protect property.</p>

    Jim Belzer, FEMA Region III Response Deputy Division Director

    Photo by Amanda Hancher

    As Deputy Director for Response, Jim helps to coordinate and deliver support to citizens and State, local, tribal and territorial (SLTT) governments to save lives, reduce suffering and protect property.

  • <p>Nicole most enjoys working with our partners to improve community resilience to risk through land use, floodplain management, flood insurance, risk mapping and hazard mitigation planning.</p>

    Nicole Lick, FEMA Region III Mitigation Deputy Division Director

    Photo by Amanda Hancher

    Nicole most enjoys working with our partners to improve community resilience to risk through land use, floodplain management, flood insurance, risk mapping and hazard mitigation planning.

  • <p>As Chief of Staff, Mary has the honor of working throughout the entire Regional Office coordinating &amp; interacting with everyone in the Region.&nbsp;</p>

    Mary McKenna, FEMA Region III Chief of Staff

    Photo by Amanda Hancher

    As Chief of Staff, Mary has the honor of working throughout the entire Regional Office coordinating & interacting with everyone in the Region. 

  • <p style="margin-left:0in; margin-right:0in">Scott Thomson is the Budget Officer for Region III, leading the Budget and Policy Team within the Office of the Regional Administrator.&nbsp;As the Budget Officer, Scott oversees the financial management activities for the region (both non-disaster and disaster), the Planning, Programing, Budget and Execution budget process, as well as coordinating policy responses for the&nbsp;Office of the Regional Administrator.&nbsp;Scott joined FEMA in 2013 as part of the finance team for the Superstorm Sandy response and recovery efforts in New Jersey. He then became Finance Director for the Sandy Recovery Office providing finance and administration support for the FEMA recovery activities in both New Jersey and New York. From there, Scott took on the role of Disaster Finance Branch Chief for Region II, overseeing the financial management of both open and closeout disasters at the regional level. Scott attained his B.B.A. in finance from the University of Miami and his M.B.A. from New York University.</p>

    Scott Thomson, FEMA Region III Budget Officer

    Photo by Amanda Hancher

    Scott Thomson is the Budget Officer for Region III, leading the Budget and Policy Team within the Office of the Regional Administrator. As the Budget Officer, Scott oversees the financial management activities for the region (both non-disaster and disaster), the Planning, Programing, Budget and Execution budget process, as well as coordinating policy responses for the Office of the Regional Administrator. Scott joined FEMA in 2013 as part of the finance team for the Superstorm Sandy response and recovery efforts in New Jersey. He then became Finance Director for the Sandy Recovery Office providing finance and administration support for the FEMA recovery activities in both New Jersey and New York. From there, Scott took on the role of Disaster Finance Branch Chief for Region II, overseeing the financial management of both open and closeout disasters at the regional level. Scott attained his B.B.A. in finance from the University of Miami and his M.B.A. from New York University.