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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

EM.ODHS@odhsoha.oregon.gov​


Direc​tor

Ed Flick
503-307-6038
edwin.flick@dhsoha.state.or.us

Executive Assi​stant to Ed Flick

Melissa Wagers
971-720-8899
melissa.wagers@dhsoha.state.or.us


External Affairs Chief

Sherryll Hoar
503-779-9317
sherryl.j.hoar@dhsoha.state.or.us


Operations C​​hief

Chad Knowles
503-509-7184
chad.j.knowles@dhsoha.state.or.us


Regional Emergency Coo​rdinator, North

Jeff Gilbert
503-756-0596
jeff.gilbert@dhsoha.state.or.us


Regional Emergency Coordina​tor, South

Terra​ Ralph
971-388-9081

Regional Emergency​ Coordinator, Central and​ East

Cory Jones
971-286-8269
cory.m.jones@dhsoha.state.or.us


Tribal Emergency Lia​​ison

Eli Grove
503-522-2359
eli.t.grove@dhsoha.state.or.us