Leadership

The NCA Leadership Team consists of the following:

Board of Directors

The NCA Board of Directors are voting members of the NCA Leadership team. These members includes 2 elected representatives from each FEMA region and a number of at large numbers. This ensures that the NCA represents the geographically diversity of the CERT program as well as program diversity.

FEMA Observers

FEMA Preparedness staff at each FEMA region and FEMA HQ participate on the NCA Leadership team as non-voting observers. This ensures a strong partnership and synergy between the NCA and FEMA

Current Board of Directors for the NCA

Fema RegionNameOrganization / CERT Role
Region 1
Mark Amartrudo
Co Chair, Connecticut Citizen Corps Council
Region 1
Donald Janelle
Manchester Emergency Management
– CERT Program Manager
Region 2
Mike Oppegaard
Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office
– CERT Program Manager
Region 2
TBD
Region 3
Jessica Robison
Chesterfield Fire & EMS -
Emergency Management
– Program Manager
Region 3
Cookie Ketcham
Virginia Beach Office of Emergency Services
– Program Manager
Region 4
Dave Nichols
Region 4
Samantha Royster
North Carolina Emergency Management
– State CERT Administrator
Region 5
Michelle Hanneken
Serve Illinois Commission
– State CERT Administrator
Region 5
Josh Vittie
Ohio Emergency Management Agency
– State Administrator
Region 6
Amanda Smith
Louisiana Office of the Lieutenant Governor
– State CERT Coordinator
Region 6
Gary Ragan
Arkansas Department of Emergency Management
– State CERT Program Manager
Region 7
Steven Tatlow
Missouri State Emergency Management Agency
– State CERT Program Manager
Region 7
Quinn Lewandowski
Nebraska Emergency Management Agency
– State Citizen Corps Program Coordinator
Region 8
Harold Tiger
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe
– CERT Program Manager
Region 8
Wade Matthews
Utah Department of Public Safety
– State CERT Administrator
Region 9
Suu-Va Tai
California Volunteers
– State CERT Administrator
Region 9
Jake Heflin
Long Beach City Fire Department
– CERT Program Manager
Region 10
Paula Towne
Serve Washington
– State CERT Administrator
Region 10
Michelle Torres
Alaska Department of Homeland Security & Emergency Management
– State CERT Administrator
At Large
Jamie Cunningham
Florida CERT Association
– State Association Chair
At Large
Rachel Jacky
Portland CERT
– CERT Program Manager

Here is a list of the FEMA Observers

Fema RegionNameOrganization / CERT Role
FEMA HQ
Andrew Burrows
FEMA HQ ICPD
– National CERT Coordinator
Region 1
Arlene Magoon
FEMA Region I
– Community Preparedness Officer
Region 2
Deborah Costa
FEMA Region II
– Community Preparedness Officer
Region 3
John DiSpaldo
FEMA Region II
– Regional Preparedness Liaison
Region 4
Candace Burrell
FEMA Region IV
– Community Preparedness Officer
Region 5
Kimberly Hayward
FEMA Region V
– Community Preparedness Officer
Region 6
Bill Bischof
FEMA Region VI
– Community Preparedness Officer
Region 7
Linda Davis
FEMA Region VII
– Community Preparedness Officer
Region 8
Katrina Woodhams
FEMA Region VIII
– Community Preparedness Officer
Region 9
Vincent Martinez
FEMA Region IX
– Region Preparedness Liaison
Region 10
Ilyssa Plumer
FEMA Region X
– Community Preparedness Officer
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