The Anne Arundel County Office of Emergency Management was established in 2006 to coordinate the County's response to major emergencies. Our mission is to help our County agencies, non-governmental organizations, businesses, and residents prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergencies and disasters.
The Office of Emergency Management is comprised of four units: Operations and Planning, Training and Exercise, Communication and Outreach, and Special Projects. The organizational chart below depicts the positions and names of staff members under each unit.
Operations and Planning
The Operations and Planning Unit ensures plans, policies, and procedures reflect the County’s ability to prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergencies and disasters. This Unit also manages the County’s Mass Notification System and coordinates special events planning with public safety agencies.
Training and Exercise
The Training and Exercise Unit maintains and facilitates a comprehensive training program for the Office of Emergency Management and its partnering agencies. The Training and Exercise Unit works with participating County, State, local, and non-governmental agencies to coordinate regular training and exercises to develop the necessary knowledge, skills, and capabilities to effectively prepare for, mitigate, respond to, and recover from potential emergencies and disasters that may affect County residents, businesses, and visitors.
Communications and Outreach
The Communications and Outreach Unit ensures that timely and accurate information is shared with the public and County agencies before, during, and after emergencies and disasters. This Unit increases public awareness and education through social media, traditional media, presentations, and by attending community events.
The Special Projects Unit organizes, leads, and helps execute projects that may fall outside the scope of regular duties. This Unit assists with grants management, oversees public assistance reimbursement after disasters, and maintains the operational readiness of the Emergency Operations Center. The Special Projects Unit also manages our call center during emergencies and manages logistics for mass care sheltering supplies.
|Director||Preeti Emrick||(410) 222-0600|
|Preeti is responsible for the overall management and strategic direction of the Office of Emergency Management. Preeti works with other County Department Directors to ensure coordination of planning and response efforts.|
|Deputy Director||Joseph Corona||(410) 222-0605|
|Joseph is responsible for supporting the Director and overseeing day-to-day operations. Joseph works with the Unit Leads and staff to implement the strategic plan for the office.|
|Management Aide||Stephanie Arndt||(410) 222-0601|
|Stephanie is responsible for managing the office budget, purchasing, inventory, and grants. Stephanie directly supports the Director and Deputy Director and serves as a liaison with other County agencies.|
|Office Support Specialist||Ashely Abate||(410) 222-0604|
|Ashley is responsible for assisting the Management Aide with purchasing and inventory. Ashley also responds to general public inquiries, oversees facility and vehicle management requirements, and coordinates event logistics.|
|Senior EM Planner||Joseph Seborowski||(410) 222-0610|
|Joseph oversees the Operations and Planning Unit to ensure plans, policies, and procedures reflect the County’s ability to prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergencies and disasters. Joseph manages the Damage Assessment Plan, Nuisance Flooding Plan, and Extreme Temperature Plan. Joseph also coordinates with public safety agencies to plan for upcoming special events.|
|EM Planner||Taylor Bonsall-Winn||(410) 222-0816|
|Taylor is responsible for developing and maintaining emergency plans, policies, and procedures by collaborating with County Departments and agencies. Taylor manages the Family Information Center Plan, and Commodity Points of Distribution Plan, and assists County agencies in creating Continuity of Operations Plans.|
|UASI Planner||Kimberly Fisher||(410) 222-6148|
|Kimberly is responsible for developing and maintaining emergency plans, policies, and procedures. Kimberly also manages the Long-term Housing Plan, Mass Care Sheltering Plan, and Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA). Kimberly is a member of the Gun Violence Intervention Taskforce and the Opioid Prevention Taskforce. Kimberly also assists the Training and Exercise Unit as needed.|
|UASI Planner||Max Cannon||(410) 222-0613|
|Max is responsible for developing and maintaining emergency plans, policies, and procedures. Max also manages the Fixed Nuclear Facility Plan and assists the Communications and Outreach Unit as needed.|
|Public Information Officer||Kasey Thomas||(410) 222-0607|
|Kasey oversees the Communications and Outreach Unit to ensure that timely and accurate information is shared with the public and County agencies before, during, and after emergencies and disasters. Kasey is also responsible for media relations, social media, language access, and multimedia projects.|
|Community Outreach Coordinator||Jim Krempel||(410) 222-0609|
|Jim is responsible for teaching the community about the different hazards that our County faces and how to prepare for them. Jim also organizes volunteers during disasters to support planned and unplanned events, activations, and traffic control.|
|EM Outreach Specialist||Jorge Paucar||(410) 222-0606|
|Jorge is responsible for conducting preparedness presentations in English and Spanish, providing preparedness items and information at events, and translating public information materials to better prepare our committees for emergencies and disasters. Jorge also provides Stop the Bleed training upon request.|
|Training and Exercise Coordinator||Briana Kracke||(410) 222-0608|
|Briana oversees the Training and Exercise Unit to develop and conduct training for emergency operations center representatives as well as discussion-based and operation-based exercises to test County plans, policies, and procedures. Briana manages the County’s training and exercise calendar, the Integrated Preparedness Plan, and WebEOC.|
|Project Development Administrator||Kerry Topovski||(410) 222-0612|
|Kerry oversees the Special Projects Unit which includes special events planning, managing the Emergency Operations Center call center during emergencies, and assisting with grants management. Kerry also manages the Hazard Mitigation Plan and leads public assistance efforts after disasters.|
|EM Specialist||Katie Weber||(410) 222-0602|
|Katie is responsible for ensuring the operational readiness of our Emergency Operation Center (EOC) as well as logistics for mass care sheltering supplies. Katie also assists the Operations and Planning Unit as needed and currently manages the County Evacuation Plan, Resource Management Plan, and coordinates with Dam owners on Emergency Action Plans.|