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Council Members


Bob Cozzie, Chair

Bob Cozzie is the Director of the Bureau of Emergency Communications (BOEC) – Portland 9-1-1. He started his career as a 9-1-1 call taker for the local Sheriff's Office in Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1995, and his career path includes trainer, lead worker, assistant supervisor, Training Coordinator, and Public Information Officer. He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Organizational Management from Colorado Christian University, and Bob and his family moved to the Portland area in 2003 where he was the Training Manager for BOEC, and later Director of Clackamas County 911. He returned to BOEC in 2018 to assume the director role. Bob serves as the Chair of the State Interoperability Executive Council and represents a Non-profit Professional Organization Interested in the Enhancement of Public Safety Communications Systems. (Currently the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO))


Tony DeBone, Vice Chair

Tony has served as a Deschutes County Commissioner since 2011 and was re-elected to his current term in the fall of 2018. He enjoys working to make Deschutes County a place where families can thrive, enjoy our rural outdoor lifestyle and participate in an environment that encourages positive economic growth. The Deschutes County Board of Commissioners is comprised of three elected commissioners who serve four-year terms. The Board is elected at large, serves as the public’s elected advocate, and is the policy making body of Deschutes County government. The Board’s duties include executive, judicial (quasi-judicial), and legislative authority over policy matters of countywide concern. The Board's responsibilities also include creation and enforcement of county ordinances and, in general, providing constituent services through various county departments. In addition, the Board is involved in a host of regional and community efforts and serves as the governing body for other boards such as the Deschutes County 9-1-1 Service District, the Black Butte Ranch Service District, the Extension/4-H County Service District and the Sunriver Service District. Tony represents the Association of Oregon Counties on the State Interoperability Executive Council.


Amani Atallah

Amani Atallah represents the Oregon Health Authority on the State Interoperability Executive Council.

Amani Atallah is a Paramedic with over 13 years of experience in Emergency Medical Services. She joined the State of Oregon in 2021 as a project manager for the COVID-19 Response and Recovery Unit and was quickly promoted to Operations Manager of the COVID-19 Therapeutics Program. Currently, Amani manages the EMS & Trauma Systems Program, tasked with licensing and ensuring EMS providers, EMS agencies, ambulances, and Trauma hospitals are in compliance with Oregon Statutes and Rules. When not at work, Amani enjoys coffee, traveling, reading, herbal studies, and dancing.


Darren Bucich

Darren has been active in the Fire Service for over 30 years, beginning as a volunteer. For the past 13 years he's had the privilege to serve as the Fire Chief for McKenzie Fire & Rescue, a combination Fire District located in Leaburg, OR. Along with his duties as a Fire Chief, he remains involved in various local and State committees and is a member of the Oregon State Fire Marshal's Incident Management Team, Past President of the Oregon Fire Chiefs Association, Fire Service Policy Committee, and is the current Chair of the Board of Public Standard and Safety. Darren represents the Oregon Fire Chiefs Association on the State Interoperability Executive Council.


Brian Boquist

State Senator Brian Boquist represents the Oregon State Senate on the State Interoperability Executive Council.

Senator Boquist was born and raised on a dairy farm in Tillamook and has been an Oregonian his entire life. He and his wife, Peggy, now live on a small farm in Dallas where their six children were raised. The family farm and forest operations spread multiple counties and several states.

At 17, Senator Boquist enlisted in the U.S. Army receiving education benefits that would later aid in his receipt of a college education. Brian retired as a Special Forces Officer from the U.S. Army Special Operations Command being transferred back to the reserves. Brian's official military retirement commenced in October 2018.

After receiving a B.S. in Social Science and Business Administration at Western Oregon University, he earned an MBA from Oregon State University in Corvallis. Formerly, he worked with a group of companies and government entities preparing Marines, Army and Navy members for combat deployments. Prior to that, he was worked in international aviation and logistics in Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East, and Latin America supporting commercial, humanitarian, and peacekeeping operations.

Brian served as State Representative in House District 23 and is now the State Senator in rural District 12, which is comprised of House Districts 23 and 24. He is an independent constitutional republican values voice for the People in rural Polk and Yamhill Counties who want the individual, family and small business freedoms.


Mark Daniel

Mark has 38 years of experience in law enforcement, starting his career as a cadet with the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office in 1981. He was a police officer and a sergeant with the Salem Police Department, until becoming a lieutenant with the Port of Portland Police Department. Chief Daniel has experience in emergency management, homeland security, patrol operations, Investigations, school policing, property/evidence room operation and management, traffic enforcement including Implementation and administration of a photo enforcement program, code enforcement, aviation law enforcement and regulation, canine operations (Patrol, Narcotics and Explosives), threat and risk management. Chief Daniel is also active in his home community as a volunteer firefighter/EMT. Chief Daniel represents the Association of Chiefs of Police on the State Interoperability Executive Council.


Alex Gardner

Major Alex Gardner currently represents the Oregon State Police on the State Interoperability Executive Council. Maj. Gardner attended the University of Oregon where he earned his B.A., M.S. (Biology/quantitative genetics), and J.D. Over the last 32 years he's worked in a variety of public safety roles for Douglas County, Lane County, and the State of Oregon where he currently serves as the State Police Bureau Major overseeing Radio and Communications Centers, the Forensic Services Division (Crime Labs), and the State Medical Examiner's System.


Ben Gherezgiher

Ben is the State's Chief Information Security Officer and also is Oregon's Single Point of Contact (SPOC) for FirstNet. Ben represents the Office of Enterprise Information Services on the State Interoperability Executive Council.


Brent Grimsrud

Brent Grimsrud represents the Oregon Department of Forestry on the SIEC and is ODF's, Chief Information Officer. Brent has over 25 years of experience in Information Technology and Networking. Past work experience includes working for the United Network for Organ Sharing, United Nations High Commission for Refugees, and Cargill Inc. Brent represents the Department of Forestry on the State Interoperability Executive Council


Nick Green

Nick Green represents the Oregon Broadband Advisory Council on the Statewide Interoperability Council.

Nick Green is the former City Manager for the City of John Day and Executive Director of the Grant County Digital Network Coalition, Grant County’s public broadband consortium. Prior to joining John Day, he was a Senior Associate with consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton, where he managed a multi-billion-dollar technology investment portfolio. Nick has also worked as a Project Manager with Jacobs Engineering and as an intelligence analyst with the Defense Intelligence Agency.

Nick is the founder and president of Catalyst Public Policy Advisors, LLC, which he started in March 2022 to provide consulting services for rural agencies. He is a frequent speaker at regional and national conferences on technology policy and innovation and strives to bring his expertise in technology entrepreneurship and public policy to advocate for rural-frontier communities throughout Oregon. Nick has a Masters in Public Administration from the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance and a Certificate in Technology Entrepreneurship from the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington, with a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from Brigham Young University.


Michael Harman

Michael Harman serves as the representative of an Information Technology (IT) Officer of an Oregon County. Michael Harman has been the system manager for the Lane County Radio Interoperability Group since November of 2016. He has a background in Public Safety Administration and is part of Lane County's emergency management committee in an ESF-2 role.


John Hartsock

50 years of planning, construction and project management. In 1985 added planning and construction management of LMR communications systems. I have managed the design / procurement / construction / and implementation of the initial 800MHz public safety trunked radio systems serving Washington County, OR / Clark County, WA and Clackamas County, OR. I am now managing the upgrade and expansion of the Clackamas, OR P25 800MHz public safety trunked radio system in collaboration with Washington County, OR. John represents members of the public who work or reside in FCC Region 35 on the State Interoperability Executive Council.


Adam Haas

Adam Haas has a strong background in operations, project management, and strategic planning, having written a number of public safety communications plans. Mr. Haas has spent 36 years specializing in convergent telecommunications businesses. He has run large urban market cable TV systems and developed hybrid fiber-coax cable TV/telephony operations in the US and the UK. He has launched high speed broadband services, built fixed wireless networks, and initiated numerous telecommunications start-ups. Core disciplines include: Public safety communications; general management; new technology applications; product development; customer service; strategic planning; needs assessments; and project management. He has taken a leadership role in strategic initiatives to improve first-responder communications around the State of Oregon including hands-on experience implementing public safety radio projects throughout rural Oregon, with a particular emphasis on tribal lands. He currently fills a governor-appointed position on the State Interoperable Executive Council (SIEC) as Tribal Representative for the 9 Oregon Tribes and served on the review committee for the State of Oregon’s evaluation of the FirstNet/AT&T plan


Mike Herb

Mike is a 35 year public safety professional having served as a Volunteer Fire Fighter, Emergency Medical Technician, 911 Operator and Police Officer. He retired in 2017 as a Captain with the Forest Grove Police Department. Mike is currently the Operations Manager at the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training in Salem and oversees statutorily mandated academy training programs for Basic Police, Corrections, Telecommunications, Parole & Probation and the Oregon Liquor Control Commission. Mike represents the Department of Public Safety Standards & Training on the State Interoperability Executive Council.


Roger Johnson

Roger has worked as an emergency responder for 35 years in both Southern and Central Oregon. He has also served as the Fire Chief for the Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District since 2012. Responsibilities include management and oversight of a full service fire and EMS organization in portions of Deschutes and Jefferson Counties. Coordinate with local, Federal and State wildland firefighting agencies in a high risk wildland urban interface setting. Roger represents the Special Districts Association of Oregon on the State Interoperability Executive Council.


Curtis Landers

Sheriff Curtis Landers represents the Oregon State Sheriff's Association on the State Interoperability Executive Council. Sheriff Curtis Landers began his law enforcement career with the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office in 1987 as a Records/Property Clerk. Sheriff Landers has held roles as Corrections Deputy, Patrol Deputy, and Patrol Sergeant. In 2005 he was promoted to the rank of Administrative Lieutenant. As the Administrative Lieutenant, Sheriff Landers was responsible for obtaining and administering grants, policies and procedures, sheriff's office training, risk management for the Sheriff's Office and oversaw the County's Emergency Management program, which included the Countywide communications system rebuild. Sheriff Landers was elected in November 2016 and is currently serving his first 4-year term. Sheriff Landers has attended the FBI National Academy, OSSA Command College, the DPSST Supervisory and Middle Management courses, and has over 3000 hours of training in corrections, law enforcement, leadership and supervision. Sheriff Landers possesses an executive certificate from DPSST.


John Lively

Current Responsibilities: Chair of Economic Development Committee, member of Joint Student Success Committee and Joint Carbon Reduction. Previous Volunteer and Work Experience: Lane Workforce Partnership, Springfield Renaissance Development Corporation, Springfield Mayor. Representative Lively represents the Oregon House of Representatives on the State Interoperability Executive Council.


Travis Luckey

Travis is a proven technology leader with extensive experience building customer-focused IT organizations, directing complex project portfolios, and executing comprehensive digital transformations. He has overseen the successful implementation of major strategic business initiatives and numerous enterprise systems and services. Travis also embodies a deep-rooted commitment towards fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture, and he is dedicated to empowering every individual to reach their full potential. Travis currently serves as the Information Technology Services Director and Chief Information Officer for the City of Beaverton after having previously served as the CIO for the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality. Travis serves as the Information Technology (IT) Officer representing an Oregon City on the SIEC.


Rick Mark

Rick Mark serves as the representative of the League of Oregon Cities. Rick Mark is serving his first term as a City Councilor in Lincoln City, where he has lived since 2012. He is a certified Oregon paralegal with 12 years of experience in bankruptcy law. He acquired a degree in Paralegal Studies at Portland Community College after a 30-year career in newspapers in Pennsylvania, Indiana, and in Vancouver, Washington. Rick also sits on the Board of Directors at Neighbors for Kids, a child-care center in Depoe Bay that serves the northern half of Lincoln County. He enjoys photography, bird watching, hiking, all sorts of music, and a good dinner out, all of which he finds in abundance on the beautiful Oregon Coast.


David Martin

David Martin represents the Oregon Military Department on the State Interoperability Executive Council. David is the Chief Information Officer for OMD and has over 25 years of experience in Information Technology. David's past work includes experience at Weyerhaeuser, Hewlett Packard, and Xerox. He began working in State Government in 2013 having worked for the Oregon State Treasury and now presently with the Oregon Military Department.


Joseph Messman

Joe is currently the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) Wireless Communications Section Manager and has been with ODOT since 2005. He has served in several areas of the Department and has helped manage several projects of significance including the OTIA Ill Bridge Program and State Radio Project. This experience helps him in his current role of managing the State Radio System for ODOT and Oregon State Police (OSP). Joe takes much pride in developing positive relationships in the Public Safety Communications field that he hopes leads to greater communications across the State


Oregon Department of Emergency Management

The position representing the Oregon Department of Emergency Management is currently vacant. To apply, submit your application here.


David Rudawitz

David Rudawitz serves as an independent member of the public on the State Interoperability Executive Council.

David has over 45 years of experience in emergency communications and disaster incident management and response. He has worked in the Electricity Sector since 2008 developing incident response plans and resilient communications systems built on a core of HF radio equipment. His work has also supported the development of cyber incident response plans and the application of the FEMA Incident Command System for the management of these incidents. David is an experienced project manager, a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), and trainer. David is a Lt Col in the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) and currently serves as the Oregon Wing Director of Emergency Services and the Pacific Region Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff – Communications for Operability. He is also an Incident Commander and ICS trainer. David has a bachelor's degree in Physics from UC Irvine and has worked in various sectors including defense, architecture/engineering, manufacturing, and technology.

Additionally, David is the Critical Infrastructure Advisor to NVIS Communications. At NVIS he works with Electricity and other critical infrastructure sector entities to develop, deploy and maintain resilient communications systems to support emergency, disaster and cyber-security operations.


Marlene Taylor

Marlene Taylor is the Communications Infrastructure Manager of Oregon Department of Corrections (ODOC). She started her career as an IT Technician in Chicago Illinois in 1987. She has worked in various positions in Illinois, Washington and Oregon in the Communications and Infrastructure field. Marlene has worked for ODOC since June 2000. Marlene represents the Oregon Department of Corrections on the State Interoperability Executive Council.