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Emergency Preparedness Advisory Council (EPAC)

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Section 151 of House Bill 2927, ordered by the Senate on June 25, 2021, established the Emergency Preparedness Advisory Council within the Office of the Governor. The mission of the council is to facilitate policy recommendations for catastrophic disaster preparedness, mitigation and response, recovery planning, procedures, and protocols with special emphasis on outreach to representatives of designated state and federal emergency support functions.


EPAC meets monthly. All meetings are open to the public per the Oregon Public Records and Meeting Laws.


Tentative until we finalize the new schedule.


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Meeting ID: 830 7092 3930
Passcode: 277585

Members of the Council
The EPAC council is established within the Office of the Governor and consists of 18 members.

  • Kelly Madding: City of Medford, Deputy City Manager
  • Beth Crane: Director of the Regional Disaster Preparedness Organization
  • Denise Everhart: Division Disaster Executive for Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Hawaii
  • COL. Sharel Pond: Oregon Military Department Deputy Joint Domestic Operations Command
  • Alaina Mayfield: Oregon Department of Emergency Management – Preparedness Section Manager 
  • Mariah Rawlins: Oregon State Fire Marshal Office with the Oregon Fire Mutual Aid System
  • Nathan House: Oregon State Police Patrol Services Division Lieutenant 
  • Kaylan Kamstra: Department of Public Safety Standards & Training Operations Administration Specialist, CJIS Coordinator 
  • Emily Wegener: Oregon Health Authority Public Health Regional Emergency Coordinator in Central Oregon
  • Lynde ‘Mac’ McGregor: Oregon Department of Transportation Administrator for the Delivery & Operations Division
  • Shannon Marheine: Department of Justice Analytical & Criminal Investigative Services
  • Joy Krawczyk: Oregon Department of Forestry Public Affairs Director
  • Deanna Henry: Oregon Department of Energy Emergency Preparedness Manager for the Department of Energy
  • Danny Martinez: Indian Tribes in Oregon
  • Vacant position, Association of Oregon Counties (AOC): Click here to apply. Visit the Oregon Boards and Commissions website.
  • Vacant position, Private Sector: Click here to apply. Visit the Oregon Boards and Commissions website.

Meeting Minutes

  • 2022 11-28 (November) Minutes - pending
  • 2022 10-17 (October) Minutes - pending