Skip to the main content of the page

Resilience and Emergency Management

​​​​​​​​What we do​

During emergencies or disasters, state agencies have different roles as part of Oregon's Comprehensive Emergency Man​agement Plan.

The Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) has a primary responsibility to coordinate with governmental and non-governmental agencies to address the following issues during a major emergency or disaster:​

  • Non-medical mass care including food, water and shelter
  • ​Emergency assistance including first aid and distribution of supplies
  • ​Assessing human services needs of people impacted
  • Coordinating human services and reducing barriers
  • Addressing limited English proficiency needs​

The Office of Resilience and Emergency Management coordinates this work at ODHS.​

​Contact us​

Emergency contacts – only for county and tribal emergency managers needing mass care support:

Please submit an OpsCenter request through the Oregon Department of Emergency Management.
To discuss emerging needs:  Call our Staff Duty Officer at 503-373-2366.

ODHS Office of Resilience and Emergency ​Manag​ement

3406 Cherry Ave., NE
Salem, OR 97303​


Ed Flick

Executive Assi​stant to Ed Flick

Melissa Wagers

External Affairs Chief

Sherryll Hoar

Operations C​​hief

Chad Knowles

Regional Emergency Coo​rdinator, North

Jeff Gilbert

Regional Emergency Coordina​tor, South

Amber Rawson, Interim

Regional Emergency​ Coordinator, Central and​ East

Eli Grove, Interim

Tribal Emergency Lia​​ison

Eli Grove