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Operations and Preparedness
Matt Marheine, Operations & Preparedness Section Manager
503-378-2911, x22239
This position oversees and directs the integration and coordination of diverse programmatic Federal Department of Homeland Security grants and ensures that emergency "all-hazard" plans and programs for state government and local jurisdictions are developed, coordinated, and maintained for response to an emergency or disaster in Oregon. The "all-hazard" environment includes potential natural, technological, terrorism, and national defense emergencies or disasters. The program affects every jurisdiction and citizen in Oregon by providing the infrastructure for the statewide emergency services system through the direct management of the federal grant programs.
Bill Martin, Program Analyst / Team Lead
503-378-2911, x22226
Is the State’s terrorism coordinator for the development and implementation of planning, training and exercise programs, procedures and strategies that enhance the readiness of local, tribal and state governments to respond effectively to a terrorist event. The focus is on supporting and coordinating the actions of local/tribal government officials, state agency executives and local experts in the emergency management discipline to manage the consequences of terrorist threats and events. Also serves as the Critical Infrastructure-Key Resources (CIKR) coordinator, and OEM liaison to the Oregon Titan Fusion Center for local/state government consequences management associated with threats involving terrorist threats, and the risk to CIKR statewide.​
Jim Adams, State Training Officer
503-378-2911, x22232
This position assists and coordinates the actions of local government officials, state agencies, and local experts in the emergency management field to attend training as set forth in the DHS Grant Program and the Oregon EMP. These capabilities are inherently vital to guide local emergency managers, elected officials, and responders to preclude and/or lessen the effects of, save human life, and protect property during an actual catastrophic disaster event. By training, emergency response decision makers prepare their agencies to manage resources, conduct evacuations, establish shelters and mass care, to alert and inform the public, and to recover from disasters and emergencies resulting from terrorist incidents.
Kelly Jo Craigmiles, Operations & Emergency Program Coordinator
503-378-2911, x22246
This position functions under the Operations and Preparedness Section and provides functional direction and overall monitoring of Oregon Emergency Management’s Training Program and Exercise Program within FEMA’s EMPG Program and the DHS/ODP Program; provides guidance to local and state agencies regarding these programs; interprets, monitors, and insures compliance in accordance with established federal guidelines; develops and operationally manages the budgets for the Training and Exercise Programs; monitors and approves local and state training, exercise, and CERT/Citizen Corps grant proposals; develops, implements, and monitors agency Training and Exercise Program grants; and maintains records and submits reports for federal and state government. This position works directly with state agencies, private business, and public and private community groups to provide training and exercise expertise.
​​Douglas Jimenez, State Exercise Officer
503-378-2911, x22255
This position assists and coordinates the actions of local government officials, state agencies, and local experts in the emergency management field to attend exercises as set forth in the DHS Grant Program and the Oregon EMP. These exercises are inherently vital to guide local emergency managers, elected officials, and responders to preclude and/or lessen the effects of, save human life, and protect property during an actual catastrophic disaster event. By exercising, emergency response decision makers prepare their agencies to manage resources, conduct evacuations, establish shelters and mass care, to alert and inform the public, and to recover from disasters and emergencies resulting from terrorist incidents
​​Scott Lucas, Search and Rescue Coordinator
503-378-2911, x22238
The Search and Rescue Coordinator supports the agency’s role in managing the Search and Rescue program in accordance with ORS 404. The coordinator provides service developing ongoing modification and overall program management, service delivery to multiple jurisdictions, coordinating volunteer, local, state, and federal activities, and the delivery of essential training for search and rescue activities in the State of Oregon.
Terry Pietras, Communications Officer
503-378-2911, x22258
This position manages and supports the operable and alternate communication capabilities of the office of emergency management. Through coordination and partnerships this position works with all county, tribal, State, and federal communication structures to develop and enhance the states alternate and emergency communications networks and capabilities.
Daniel Stoelb, GIS Program Coordinator “RAPTOR”
503-378-2911, x22234
This position is the statewide support for the enhancement, maintenance, and operations of OEM’s GIS related applications (currently RAPTOR), the States crisis management software, specialized database and internet based communication system for use in disaster response and recovery operations throughout the State.
Zach Swick, Preparedness Planner
503-378-2911, x22233
This position has the responsibility to write and maintain the State Emergency Management Domestic Preparedness Plan and Annexes. It directs and coordinates with other State agencies the development of their plans and responsibilities as outlined in Oregon’s Emergency Management Plan. It ensures local agency terrorism plans are developed and kept current and in compliance with all applicable Federal and State policy guidance. This position also monitors and provides technical assistance to Local Emergency Managers. This is the State of Oregon’s National Incident Management (NIMS) Point of Contact, and is responsible to maintain records of compliance for Oregon jurisdictions, as well as providing ongoing technical assistance and training on NIMS. This person works closely with OEM’s grants management team. It is the Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) project lead. This position also actively participates in National-level working groups to develop documents that support planning guidance and policy implementation.
Sidra Metzger-Hines, Grants Coordinator
503-378-2911, x22251
The purpose of this job/position is to monitor, provide technical assistance, and evaluate statewide activities of grant funded programs awarded to state and local units of government whose focus is toward state and urban area homeland security. This position assures federal and state laws, rules, and procedures that govern the establishment and administration of the grant programs are met and complied with.
Erik Rau, Emergency Planner & Tribal Liaison
503-378-2911, x22252
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This position serves as a planner with the Operations and Preparedness Section and also serves as a County Liaison Officer for the Eastern Region of the State. This positionalso participates in the Human Services Program when the agency has a presidentially declared disaster. This position also serves as a Duty Officer.
Bev Hall, Receptionist
503-378-2911, x22223
This position serves as the agency receptionist and provides direct support to the Section Director for Operations and Preparedness Section (OPS). This position also provides support to the agency’s training program, the Oregon Seismic Safety Policy Advisory Commission, the Drought Council and the Oregon Emergency Response System Council (OERS).
Jennifer Staub, Grants Assistant
503-378-2911, x22253
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This position will monitor and coordinate the execution of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Grant Program, the Oregon Emergency Management Plan (EMP), the State’s Emergency Management Training Program, the Emergency Management Performance Grant Program (EMPG), Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR), and state guidance to local and state government agencies regarding these programs. This position oversees and provides direct administrative and grant support for the Division´s Domestic Preparedness Coordinator and other program staff. Acts as Administrative Assistant to the Section Director of the Operations and Preparedness Section and the Domestic Preparedness Coordinator.
Althea Rizzo, Geologic Hazards Program Coordinator
503-378-2911, x22237
This position serves as the agency’s Earthquake/Tsunami/Volcano Coordinator and is part of the Operations and Preparedness Section. This position works with the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI), the Oregon State Seismic Safety Policy Advisory Commission (OSSPAC), National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program, Western Seismic Safety Policy Council (WSSPC),and Cascadia Region Earthquake Workgroup (CREW).

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