Region III: Regional Advisory Council Membership

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The Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act of 2006, which was signed into law by President Bush on October 4, 2006, called for a major transformation of FEMA. On the regional level, one of two new entities was implemented to enhance communications and preparedness for future disasters, the Regional Advisory Council.

State Emergency Management

Pennsylvania – Richard Flinn
Director and Homeland Security Advisor
Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency

West Virginia – Jimmy Gianato
Director
West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management

Virginia – Jeffrey Stern
Director
Virginia Department of Emergency Management

Maryland – Clay Stamp
Director
Maryland Emergency Management Agency

District of Columbia – Christopher Geldart
Director
DC Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency

Delaware – Jamie Turner
Director
Delaware Emergency Management Agency

Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI)

Samantha Phillips, Deputy Managing Director for Emergency Management
City of Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania

Connor Scott, Emergency Management PLanner
Baltimore Office of Emergency Management
Maryland

Robert Braidwood, CEM, CFM
Hampton Roads UASI
Virginia

Anna M. McRay, PEM
Deputy Coordinator of Emergency Management
Office of Emergency Management
County of Henrico Division of Fire
Virginia

Rural Area Representative

Harrison Moody, Chair
Dinwiddie County
Virginia
 
Robert Kagel, Director
Chester County
Department of Emergency Services
Pennsylvania

Volunteer Groups

Cookie Ketcham, VBCERT Coordinator
Virginia Beach Fire Department
Virginia

Fire Services

Robert Cumberland, Jr., Chief
Westminster Fire Engine & Hose Company
Maryland

Erick Coolidge, Commissioner
Tioga County
Pennsylvania

Steven Cover, Chief
Virginia Beach Fire Department
Virginia

Bruce Trego, Assistant Administrator
Office of the State Fire Commissioner
Pennsylvania

Law Enforcement

Sgt. Mike Vaugh, Deputy Director
Springfield Fire Department
Pennsylvania

Col. Nathaniel McQueen, Jr., Commander
Delaware State Police
Delaware

Trooper First Class Travis Nelson
Maryland State Police
Maryland

Elected Official

Craig Moe, Mayor
City of Laurel
Maryland

Local Government

Hui-Shan Walker, Director
Hampton Office of Emergency Management
Virginia

Barbara Miller, Director
Jefferson County Homeland Security & Emergency Management
West Virginia

Public Health

Devon Heberlig, Emergency Preparedness Liaison Officer
Office of the Medical Director, Department of Public Welfare
Pennsylvania

Emergency Medical

Michael Touchstone, Batallion Chief
Philadelphia Fire Department EMS
Pennsylvania

John Donohue, Director
Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems
Maryland

Hospitals

Col. Harrison Gilliam
West Virginia National Guard
West Virginia

Public Works

William “Chuck” Henley, Director
Public Works Department
City of Colonial Heights
Virginia

Last Updated: 
04/13/2015 - 13:49
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