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National Advisory Council (FEMA)


Provides advice on all aspects of emergency management ranging from preparedness goals to response plans.

Membership List

W. Nim Kidd, Chief; Vice Chancellor Texas Division of Emergency Management; Texas A&M System (Chair)

Jeffrey Hansen, Director, Office of Emergency Management Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma (Vice Chair)

Jeanne Abadie, Area Manager, Office of Aging and Adult Services Louisiana Department of Health

Rich Baich, Executive Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer AIG

Sue Anne Bell, Assistant Professor University of Michigan

Steve Birnbaum, President Resudox Solutions, LLC

Donald Bliss, Vice President, Field Operations (Ret.) National Fire Protection Association

Donna Boston, Senior Manager, Business Resilience & Emergency Planning Southern California Edison

Paul Brennan, Director, Pre-Hospital EMS and Preparedness Coordinator Lawrence General Hospital

Deanna Dahl-Grove, Associate Professor, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital

Dante Disparte, Chairman and CEO Risk Cooperative

Paul Downing, Indian Township Tribal Council Member Passamaquoddy Tribe at Indian Township

Charley English, National Emergency Management Liaison American Red Cross

Charles Esteves, Administrator Guam Office of Civil Defense

John Grathwol, Deputy Director (Ret.) New York City Mayor’s Office of Management and Budget

Patricia Hoffman, Acting Assistant Secretary for Electricity Department of Energy

Lori Hodges, Director, Emergency Management Larimer County

Lisa Jones, Director (Ret.), Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, City of Phoenix

Ramesh Kolluru, VP for Research, Innovation and Economic Development University of Louisiana

Jackie Lindsey, Fire Chief Santa Fe County Fire Department

Linda Long, Battalion Chief Philadelphia Fire Department

Nicolette Louissaint, Executive Director Healthcare Ready

Warren Miller, State Representative NVOAD Board of Directors

Anna Lang Ofstad, Research Engineer, Founder Zylient

Jimmy Patronis, Chief Financial Officer, State of Florida

Brad Richy, Director, Office of Emergency Management State of Idaho

Carol Salas, Director, Puerto Rico University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities

Carrie Speranza, Deputy Director Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency

Kevin Staley, Deputy Director (Ret.) Mecklenburg EMS Agency

Tina Titze, Director South Dakota Office of Emergency Management

James Waskom Director, Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness

Pamela Williams, Executive Director BuildStrong Coalition


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FEMA NAC Charter (2023) PDF 186.86 KB 08/03/2023
Last Updated: 08/03/2023
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