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Mitigation & Recovery
Clint Fella, Mitigation & Recovery Section Director
This position is integral to the various administrative processes of the Division including general agency budgeting, financial and compliance reports, and construction reports for infrastructure and mitigation projects; integration of agency budget with departmental budget preparation; preparation and review of federal funding applications for basic program support, mitigation, and recovery and reconstruction; monitoring of emergency response expenditures; organization of assessment of damage and losses impacting public infrastructure; recovery compliance inspections and  administration of recovery costs of state agencies, local government, and other public entities.  It represents the Director of the Division and the Department on these issues. It integrates and coordinates processes that often consist of complex technical issues and conflicting authorities and regulations that may involve controversial situations with public officials.
Julie Slevin, Facilities Engineer
This position serves as the Infrastructure Program Representative to administer the grants and contracts provided through the Federal Public Assistance Program.  In conjunction with the federal public assistance officer, the financial team and the inspection teams, this position is responsible for the monitoring of all projects approved for federal funding assistance under a Presidentially declared disaster.  This position also provides technical assistance to local governments in their recovery planning process and during actual emergencies.  The position also provides technical assistance to hazard mitigation construction projects.
Dennis Sigrist, Hazard Mitigation Officer

The purpose of this position is to administer the Governor’s Hazard Mitigation Policy and Program objectives through a statewide hazard mitigation program accomplished, largely, with federal funding provided by the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, Flood Mitigation Assistance Program, and the Pre-Disaster Mitigation Program.  Mitigation planning is essential to an effective statewide natural hazards mitigation program and this position includes coordinating and facilitating participation in local, regional and state hazard mitigation planning efforts to reduce or eliminate the loss of public infrastructure and private property due to natural disasters. Mitigation projects and measures, identified through the mitigation planning process, are then implemented using federal grant funding administered by this position.  The close working relationship with local, state and federal agency representatives also leads to funding and technical assistance partnerships with the intent of leveraging other program resources to accomplish mitigation objectives. 

Joseph Murray, Planner
The purpose of this position is to assist the Section Director in the areas of hazard mitigation and recovery by conducting hazard research and analysis, planning, hazard reduction activities, damage assessment, and coordinating various disaster assistance programs.  This includes developing plans, procedures and guidance for improving state and local capabilities to implement disaster relief and recovery programs and tasks, and plans which seek to mitigate the effects of natural hazards in Oregon.  The position also provides training assistance in these areas.  In carrying out the purpose of this position, the Emergency Management Specialist assists the Section Director in the broader preparedness effort for all hazards faced by the State of Oregon.
Denise Choin, Fiscal Coordinator
Monitor billings received from local jurisdictions for proper expenditures of their emergency management assistance funds and compliance with federal regulations. The position also processes all Division invoices, maintains billing records, processes federal quarterly reports and necessary federal documentation associated with receipt of federal funds. This position also assists the Grants Coordinator in the event of a Presidentially declared disaster with the processing of disaster payments for local governments.
Connie Lauritsen, CSEPP Fiscal Coordinator
This position serves as an Accountant II, performing all of the financial functions for the Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program.  Since the CSEP Program does their accounting by benchmark, this involves keeps track of every program expenditure according to a line item in a FEMA approved budget, and reconciling the expenditure in the State’s SFMS system for ease in tracking.  This position performs all federal financial reports, as well as OEM’s smartlink financial report, which is the system OEM uses to draw down federal funds.
Christine O'Day, Grant Coordinator
Assist with the administration and coordination of the fiscal and grant processes for all projects within OEM to include ensuring the accuracy and proper use of federal, other and general funds that the Division receives.  This includes funds expended at the state and local level, as well as Federal Funding that is administered through OEM's Cooperative Agreement with other state agencies.  Provides advice and counsel as to proper use of funding within OEM guidelines, state rules and regulations, other civil preparedness guides, and maintains audit information for Division.    Provides Division management with program budget information, and prepares special reports as required.  Prepares special project reports for the agency's 9-1-1 program, to include revenue and expenditures projections for the various 9-1-1 non-limited accounts.  Reviews entries made by GHQ staff against agency funding sources and directs corrections and necessary changes that may be required.
Sonja Dettwyler-Gwin, Homeland Security Grants Accountant
The purpose of this position is to monitor Homeland Security related federal grants to ensure compliance with grant agreements, state and federal rules, policies, procedures and standards, and generally accepted accounting principles.  Update and review all subgrant agreements for accuracy and completeness.  Design, modify, enhance and maintain grant management database.  Prepare Federal Financial Reports (FFR) quarterly and submit federal drawdown requests as needed through the Payment and Reporting System (PARS).  Review subgrantees’ annual audits and follow-up as needed to ensure compliance with federal and state grant requirements.  Review work and lead accounting and administrative support staff performing OEM fiscal and accounting functions to ensure accurate and timely accounting processes. Provide comprehensive internal reports and projections to management as needed.
Dan Gwin, Homeland Security Grants Accountant
The purpose of this position is to monitor all federal Homeland Security related subgrants to ensure compliance with grant agreements, state and federal rules, policies, procedures and standards, and generally accepted accounting principles.  Review all subgrantees’ requests for reimbursement (RFR) to determine appropriateness and allowability of request, and work with grant coordinator and subgrantee to resolve any discrepancies.  Review subgrant application budgets to ensure allowability of line items and recommend appropriate budget changes.  Provide technical assistance to subgrantees in the area of grant budget preparation, amendments, supporting documentation, financial reporting, and state/federal financial and accounting regulations.  Conduct on-site visits as needed. Process monthly accounting reports for 911 program, track revenues and expenditures to determine PSAP distribution, amounts to transfer into enhancement and administrative accounts, and prepare quarterly distribution paperwork.  Track and document OEM assets/capital outlay inventory. 
Retired Darrell Neet, Special Projects Coordinator 
This position serves as a program analyst supporting both the Public Assistance Program and the Hazard Mitigation Program.  Program support functions include verification and assessment of damage, compliance monitoring, project eligibility tracking and assisting in coordination with Federal, State and local government agencies involved in the recovery process.  The position also brings program related awareness and Public Assistance training to Disaster affected areas.