Resilience and Emergency Management

​Emergency Management in Oregon

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

ODHS' R​ole

The Oregon Department of Human Services 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​

ODHS Office of Resilience and Emergency ​Management
500 Summer Street NE
Salem, OR 97301​

Director, Ed Flick

Public Information Officer, Sherryll Hoar

Operations Chief, Chad Knowles

Regional Emergency Coordinator (North), ​Jeff Gilbert

Regional Emergency Coordinator (South and East), Micah Goettl

Tribal Emergency Liaison, Eli Grove