President - Ron Alves
Principal, Alves & Associates
Fire Captain, Emerg Mgmt Spec. Specialist (Ret.)
P.O. Box 120
Cotati, CA 94931
Ron Alves has over 33 years of experience as a responder and administrator in Emergency Services. His multi-disciplinary private sector background includes functioning as a Paramedic, Public Information Officer, and Regional Manager.
Orange County Sheriff's OEM
2644 Santiago Cyn. Rd.
Silverado, CA 92676
Vicki Osborn is the Assistant Emergency Manager for Orange County and has been involved with Emergency Management for the last 8 years. Vicki began her career with the Sheriff’s Department over 18 years ago as a Radio Dispatcher.
Treasurer - John DeBeaux Jr., MPA
Emergency Operations Manager
Office of Emergency Management
Sutter County Community Services
1130 Civic Center Blvd.
Yuba City, CA 95993
Originally from Florida, John is a retired United States Air Force Master Sergeant and has traveled to, worked in, and lived in places such as Japan, South Korea, Philippines, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates. Serving for 22 years, he completed his Air Force career at Beale AFB, CA on August 1, 2000. John joined the Sutter County team in August of 2000 as a Personnel Analyst. On June 1, 2004, he became the Emergency Operations Manager.
Immediate Past President John Gulserian
Emergency Services Officer Butte County Office of Emergency Management
25 County Center Drive Suite 200
Oroville, CA 95965
John Gulserian is the Emergency Services Officer for Butte County and has held that position for the past 6 years.
Member at Large & Committee Chair Legislative
Program Manager Emergency Preparedness
City of San Ramon 2401 Crow Canyon Rd
San Ramon, CA 94583
With 27 years of experience, Raymond Riordan is currently the Emergency Preparedness Program Manager for the City of San Ramon in California. He is a Certified Emergency Manager, recognized by the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM). He serves as the elected Chair for the California Water/Wastewater Agency Response Network (or CalWARN), and he provides routine support to the US Department of Homeland Security and Environmental Protection Agency on the development of national projects.
Member at Large
Dave Le Blanc
Emergency Management Specialist
Bureau of Reclamation
2800 Cottage Way, MP-160
Sacramento, CA 95825
Dave has ten years experience in Emergency Management, having started as an employee at CSU, Sacramento. His preparedness and response capabilities broadened during a stint at the California Department of Public Health's Emergency Preparedness Office, where he assisted in development of EOC training curricula, update of the department's COOP Plan exercise design and health-related emergency response. Dave moved on to Cal OES' Preparedness Branch where he performed Animal Emergency Response Planning, SEMS/NIMS Compliance and exercise design, as well as updating the State Operations Center's activation and operations plans. At CDPH and OES he staffed the Situation Unit during emergency response activities, because once you get good at something, they never let you leave it. Dave is currently entering his fourth year at the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, where he works to keep the West safe from floods and disasters related to water infrastructure.
Member at Large
(Alt Coastal Chapter)
Director of Emergency Services
San Jose Office of Emergency Services
855 N. San Pedro #404
San Jose, CA 95110
Chris Godley is the Director of Emergency Services for the City of San Jose. Chris has served as Incident Commander, Emergency Operations Center Coordinator and Recovery Manager in response to four presidential, eight state, and sixteen local disasters. His areas of expertise include development of emergency management programs and Emergency Operations Center systems design.
Member at Large
(Alt Inland chapter)
Emergency Manager UC Davis
One Shields Avenue
279 Hoagland Hall
Davis, CA 95616
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Board Member - Corinne Bartshire
AICP, CFM Project Consultant
1410 Rocky Ridge Road, Suite 305
Roseville, CA 95661
Corinne is a project consultant, local to the San Francisco Bay Area, in Dewberry’s Emergency Management Services group. As a professional planner and certified floodplain manager, she brings more than 11 years of professional experience and valued expertise to numerous communities through Dewberry’s emergency management consulting services. Corinne’s experience includes the development of digital flood insurance rate maps, hazard mitigation plans, and emergency management exercises. She also supports the Hazard Mitigation Technical Assistance Program as needed for mitigation grant application review, benefit cost analysis training, and post-disaster tasks.
Board Member - Jennifer Broussard
Public Health Emergency Response Coordinator
Sutter County Public Heath
1445 Veterans Memorial Circle
Yuba City, CA 95993
A California native, Jennifer was born and raised in Yuba City. Her desire to help others is the reason she chose to be in the health and emergency management field. In 2008, she was hired as the Sutter County Public Health Emergency Response Coordinator. This position allows her to continue her passion for health with the added benefit of assisting the public and local agencies in the preparation and response to emergencies. Jennifer has had extensive experience in communicating with a wide variety of audiences, including developmentally disabled and brain injured adults, elementary and preschool children, first responders, doctors, medical staff, and administrators.
In 2009, Jennifer was able to utilize her communication skills and trainings to manage the response to the H1N1 pandemic. She led the initial setup and managed the operation of the Sutter County Public Health Department Operation Center (DOC). Jennifer was the DOC Coordinator and held various positions such as DOC Director, Plans Chief, Assistant PIO, and Liaison. She facilitated resource requests to the state on behalf of Sutter County Public Health. From 2009-2011 she assisted dozens of local agencies in responding to H1N1, including providing executive level training to local school superintendents.
As the Emergency Response Coordinator, Jennifer manages numerous state and federal emergency preparedness grants. Sutter County has made extensive use of these funds by purchasing equipment, providing trainings, and collaborating with Yuba County for TTX and functional exercises. Other accomplishments have included writing the Sutter County CHEMPACK plan (antidotes for chemical and biological agents), jointly adopting a local health agency situational report, and creating several departmental policies and procedures.
As a CESA state board member and Inland Chapter Vice President, Jennifer invites the opportunity to broaden her emergency management skills and interface with other professionals to share ideas and increase the collective knowledge base. She is dedicated to ensure CESA continues to be a strong and effective organization for emergency managers within the inland region and across the state.
Master of Health Administration
University of Southern California, Sacramento, CA
Bachelor of Applied Science, Health Science, Concentration in Health Care Management (Cum Laude)
San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
Associate of Applied Science, Business Administration
Yuba College, Marysville, CA
Board Member - Kelly Hubbard
Emergency Services Manager
Water Emergency Response Organization-Orange County
Municipal Water District of Orange County
18700 Ward Street
Fountain Valley, CA 92728
Kelly Hubbard works for the Municipal Water District of Orange County (MWDOC) and is the Water Emergency Response Organization of Orange County (WEROC) Program Manager. WEROC is a water mutual aid group for water and wastewater utilities within Orange County. Ms. Hubbard provides coordination and support for 34 agencies' in their emergency preparedness, planning, response and recovery efforts. As the WEROC program manager she is responsible for: the maintenance and operation of two emergency operations centers; the coordination of a volunteer group of water professionals; and the development and coordination of multi-agency trainings and exercises. In addition, Kelly works with government agencies of all disciplines to increase awareness of water utilities' role in emergency response and to build partnerships for response.
Committee Chair - State Board Policies - Joe Guzzardi
Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency Management
4408 Cathedral Oaks Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93110
Joe has been with the Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency Services since 1998. He is program manager for the Santa Barbara Operational Area Terrorism Working Group and the State Homeland Security Grant Program. Joe serves as liaison to the 8 city emergency coordinators, various disaster service worker groups and community groups throughout the Santa Barbara Op Area. He also coordinates operation of the Emergency Alert System. Joe is a graduate of California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, receiving a B.S. in Natural Resources Management. Prior to coming to OES, Joe spent 10 years as the local health inspector, working at Santa Barbara County Environmental Health Services. He continues to maintain his state certification as a Registered Environmental Health Specialist.
Committee Chair - Website Breanna Medina
Management Analyst II/Emergency Management Program
City of Rancho Cucamonga
10500 Civic Center Drive
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
Breanna Medina is the Emergency Manager for the City of Rancho Cucamonga and the Rancho Cucamonga Fire Protection District, which serves a total combined population of 170,000 people. She is responsible for all phases of emergency management, including mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery, and also serves as the lead WebEOC Administrator. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and a Master’s degree in Leadership and Management with a concentration in Organizational Development. She serves on the Board of the California Emergency Services Association, Southern Chapter and is the Chair of the State Association Website Committee.
Committee Chair - Training & Education - Marsha Hovey
Emergency Services Coordinator
10300 Torre Avenue
Cupertino, California 95014 (408) 772-1210 firstname.lastname@example.org
Marsha Hovey is employed by Santa Clara County Fire Department as the Emergency Services Coordinator for the City of Cupertino. She oversees the planning, coordination, training and testing for Cupertino's emergency management programs and works extensively with service clubs, community based organizations, schools and businesses to facilitate an organized disaster response.
Committee Chair - Membership- Stacy Barnes
Emergency Management Coordinator
City of Compton Fire Department
201 S. Acacia Avenue
Compton, CA 90220
Stacy L. Barnes has served as Emergency Management Coordinator for the City of Compton Fire Department – Office of Emergency Management since 2008. She is responsible for the mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery phases of emergency management, and coordinates the EM training and outreach programs for Compton City staff and the local community. She modernized and restructured the City’s Emergency Operations Center, and recently updated Compton’s Hazard Mitigation (2011) and Emergency Operations Plans (2012). Stacy also revitalized Compton’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program in 2010 and launched the City’s first Advanced CERT (ACERT) program in May 2013. In addition to her emergency management duties, Stacy also serves as a Public Information Officer (PIO) for Compton Fire, coordinates and supports the FF/PIO staff, assists with fire prevention education and training, serves on the Department’s Training Committee, and provides on-scene support during major incidents. Stacy has a Bachelor of Arts from Washington College, a Master of Arts in Communication from Hawaii Pacific University and a Master of Science in Emergency Services Administration from California State University Long Beach. Stacy currently serves as a Board Member for CESA Southern Chapter and is Chair of the State Membership Committee. She created the Emergency Management Mentoring Program (EMMP) which was launched State-wide through CESA in October 2012. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the California Fire Chiefs’ Association Emergency Management Section, and as a Board Member for both the Area E Disaster Management JPA and the Area E Regional CERT Program.