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SAA Advisory Council Contact List

The NDPC State Administrative Agency (SAA) Advisory Council is currently a 13 member body that was established in 2007. The NDPC SAA Advisory Council is comprised of 13 SAA TPOCs that represent all states, Tribal and US Territories and a NDPC Council Liaison. The council provides guidance and feedback by identifying training needs for new courses; recommend changes or updates in existing courses to the NDPC providers. The mission of the council is to give guidance and support for the NDPC’s training development focus areas, assist in developing processes and procedures for efficient program management, and promotion of the NDPC’s mission. Members also review and analyze the current and future training needs of the emergency responders/first receivers and recommend training priorities with emphasis on the needs of federal, state, local, territory, and tribal communities. The Council members represent states in their respective FEMA Regions to assist states with any NDPC issues.

FEMA Region Areas of Reponsibility Home State Name Phone Email Member Since
All NDPC Council Liason Oklahoma Gary Davis (405) 650-8236 Jan-07
1 CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT New Hampshire Bob Christensen (603) 223-3636 Jul-17
2 NJ, NY New York Rick French
Chair Jul-16
(518) 292-2357 Jun-12
3 DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, WV Maryland John T. Broaddus (410) 517-3609 Jul-18
4 AL, FL, GA, MS Mississippi Steve Beard (601) 346-1508 Dec-12
4 KY, NC, SC, TN North Carolina Michelle Tuck (919) 825-2359 Apr-17
5 IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI Michigan Crystal Black (517) 284-3232 Oct-18
6AR, LA, NM, OK, TX Texas Paul Hahn (512) 424-2039 Aug-15
7 IA, KS, MO, NE Missouri Ryon Richmond (573) 526-4388 Jan-19
8 CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, WY Colorado Lynn Bailey (720) 287-9741 Apr-16
9 AZ, HI, NV Arizona Robert Campa (602) 464-6210 May-17
9 CA California James (Jim) Ayre (916) 324-9220 Jan-07
10 AK, ID, OR, WA Oregon Karen Layng (503) 378-2911 Oct-18
Territories PR, USVI, GU, AS, CNMI, RMI, FM US Virgin Islands Irvin Mason (340) 774-2244 Jul-15
Note: Regions are based on FEMA Regions - some regeions have more than one Advisory Council Member

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