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Mitigation and Education Subcommittee

Updated: March, 2020

MES Co-Chairs

Biasco Tamra Biasco, FEMA
Region X, Lynwood, WA
Risk Analysis Branch Chief
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Miller Kevin Miller, State of California
California Governor's Office of Emergency Services, San Francisco, CA
Earthquake and Tsunami Program Manager
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Christa VonHillebrandt

Christa von Hillebrandt-Andrade, NOAA/National Weather Service
Manager, Caribbean Tsunami Warning Program, Mayagüez, PR

MES Members

Hahn Brad Baker, Gulf Coast Region
Santa Rosa County Emergency Management, Milton, FL
Belanger Daniel P. Belanger, State of Alaska
Alaska Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Management, Anchorage, AK
Emergency Management Specialist
Maximillion Dixon Maximilion Dixon, State of Washington
State of Washington Emergency Management Division, Camp Murray, WA
Earthquake/Tsunami Program Manager
Espia  Leo Espia, Guam
Deputy Administrator and State Hazard Mitigation Officer
Guam Homeland Security / Office of Civil Defense, Hagåtña, GU
Fratto Edward S. Fratto, East Coast Region
Northeast States Emergency Consortium, Wakefield, MA
Executive Director
Irigoyen Carlos Irigoyen, Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico Emergency Management Bureau, San Juan, PR
Emergency Manager
787-724-0124 ext. 20036
Denise Lewis Denise Lewis, U.S. Virgin Islands
Acting Director
Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency
Richards Kevin Richards, State of Hawaii
Hawaii Emergency Management Agency, Honolulu, HI
Natural Hazards Officer
808-733-4300 x561

Althea Rizzo, Ph.D., State of Oregon
Oregon Emergency Management, Salem, OR
Geological Hazards Coordinator
503-378-2991 x22237

Jonathan Villagomez, CNMI
CNMI Department of Homeland Security
Saipan, MP


Position Vacant, American Samoa


Grant Cooper Dr. Grant Cooper, NOAA/NWS
NWS Western Region Director
NOAA/National Weather Service Western Region Headquarters
Salt Lake City, UT
Ian Sears Ian Sears, NOAA/NWS
NTHMP Administrator
Tsunami Program
NOAA/National Weather Service Headquarters
Silver Spring, Maryland

MES General Members (non-voting)

Nicolas Arcos, National Centers for Environmental Information
Rebecca Heim, NWS Alaska Region
Laura Kong, International Tsunami Information Center
Jeff Lorens, NWS Western Region
Cindi Preller, NWS Pacific Tsunami Warning Center
Walt Zaleski, NWS Southern Region


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