The National Emergency Management Association
The National Emergency Management Association (NEMA) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit 501(c)(3) association dedicated to enhancing public safety by improving the nation's ability to prepare for, respond to, and recover from all emergencies, disasters, and threats to our nation's security. NEMA is the professional association of and for emergency management directors from all 50 states, eight U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia.
NEMA provides national leadership and expertise in comprehensive emergency management; serves as a vital emergency management information and assistance resource; and advances continuous improvement in emergency management through strategic partnerships, innovative programs, and collaborative policy positions.
NEMA focuses on six areas:
Strengthen the relationship with Congress and federal agencies
Develop strategic partnerships with key organizations and individuals who impact emergency management
Tackle emergency management issues through our pro-active committees
Hold two national conferences annually that bring together the most knowledgeable speakers
and emergency management professionals from around the country
Serve as an information-sharing and support network for state directors and senior staff
Offer professional development and training so that emergency management professionals
may continue honing their skills
NEMA embraces a 5-year strategic plan that enables the association to achieve our vision as the national leader in advancing the emergency management profession and programs.
- Support the professionalization of emergency management.
- Strengthen the nation’s emergency management system.
- Support effective emergency management policy development and adoption.
- Ensure the ongoing growth, evolution, effectiveness and influence of NEMA.
The NEMA Board of Directors reviews the strategic plan annually and updates the document as needed for approval by the membership.
Successful achievement of the NEMA strategic plan goals and objectives requires the support and engagement of all our members. We’re grateful for the willingness, collaboration, and innovation of the dedicated individuals of this great association.
|President||Mr. Patrick Sheehan (TN)|
|Vice President||Mr. Russell Strickland (MD)|
|Treasurer||Mr. Robert Ezelle (WA)|
|Secretary||Ms. Lynn Budd (WY)|
|Past President||Ms. Erica Bornemann (VT)|
NEMA Regional Vice Presidents
|Region I||Mr. Marc Pappas (ME)|
|Region III||Mr. Chris Rodriguez (DC)|
|Region IV||Mr. Kevin Guthrie (FL)|
|Region V||Ms. Sima Merick (OH)|
|Region VI||Mr. Kelly Hamilton (NM)|
|Region VII||Mr. John Benson (IA)|
|Region VIII||Mr. Darin Hanson (ND)|
|Region IX||Mr. Dave Fogerson (NV)|
|Region X||Mr. Brad Richy (ID)|
NEMA Committee Chairs
|Past Presidents||Ms. Erica Bornemann (VT)|
|Legislative||Mr. Andrew Phelps (OR)|
|Resilience||Co-Chair Ms. Delila Bruno (MT)|
|Resilience||Co-Chair Mr. A.J. Gary (AR)|
|Response & Recovery||Mr. Casey Tingle (LA)|
|EMAC||Capt. Kevin Sweeney (MI)|
|Diversity & Equity|| Co-Chair Mr. Curtis Brown (I-DIEM)
Co-Chair Ms. Dawn Brantley (MA)
|Homeland Security||Mr. Chris Stallings (GA)|
|Private Sector||Ms. Shandi Treloar (EM Partners)|
|Legal Counsel||Mr. Will Polk (NC)|