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Members

Members as of January 2017 are listed below. The full roster, including alternates and contact information, is also available in PDF format.

Chair: Eddie Saffell, Central Jackson County Missouri Fire Protection District, Assistant Chief

First Vice Chairperson: Tim Richards, City of Olathe Kansas Fire Department, Assistant Chief

Second Vice Chairperson: Clyde Hicks, Honeywell Corporation, Emergency Management Coordinator HS&E Administrator II

STATE/LOCAL OFFICIALS
Frank White, Jackson County Missouri Executive
Jerry Nolte, Clay County Missouri, Presiding Commissioner
Ron Schieber, Platte County Missouri, Presiding Commissioner
Gary Wilhite, Ray County Missouri, Presiding Commissioner
Roarke Holzschuh, MO DNR, Environmental Emergency Responder
Doug Ferguson, US EPA Region 7 Hazmat Unit, On-Scene Coordinator
David Williams, EPA Region 7 Hazmat Unit, On-Scene Coordinator
Carl Harper, Ray County Missouri Emergency Management, Assistant Director, Coordinator/ Sergeant RCSD
 
LAW ENFORCEMENT
Anthony Avery, Platte County Missouri Sheriff’s Department, Captain
Michael L. O’Neal, Platte County Missouri Sheriff’s Office, Deputy
Steven A. Taylor, Clay County Missouri Sheriff’s Department, Sergeant

EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES
Michael Desautels, Gladstone Missouri Fire/EMS, Director of Emergency Management

HOSPITAL
Carolyn Wells, Liberty Hospital, Trauma/ EP Coordinator
Douglas Stroud, VA Medical Center, Emergency Manager
Michael Williamson, VHA Officer of Emergency Management, Area Emergency Manager
Paulette DeMatto, Veterans Administration Medical Center, Emergency Management Assistant
Steve Hoeger, University of Kansas Hospital

HEALTH
Gay Hall, United Government of WyCo/KCK Health Department, Department Head of Emergency Preparedness & Safe Communities
C.L. Webb, United Government of WyCo/KCK Health Department Public Health Preparedness Planner
Steve Hoeger, University of Kansas Hospital, Regional Emergency Preparedness Coordinator
 
COMMUNITY GROUPS
Sybil Chandler, Metropolitan Community College
Dr. John Ruddy, Fort Osage R1 School District
 
TRANSPORTATION
Lane Sekavec, Union Pacific RR, Hazardous Materials Manager
Steve McNealy, KC Southern Railway Manager, Environmental Engineering

FACILITY OWNERS/OPERATORS
Frank Wilt, KCPL, Security Compliance Support Specialist
Jim Blow, HARCOS Chemicals, Corporate Risk Manager
Jack Cleary, Harcos Chemicals, Vice President, Management and Regulatory Affairs
Rick Davidson, Harcos Chemicals, Inc., Director of Manufacturing
Eric Patton, Harcos Chemicals, Inc., Corporate Safety Manager
Joel Zilner, Harcos Chemicals, Inc., District Manager, Kansas City Distribution
Brian Bridgeman, Brenntag MidSouth, Operations Manager K.C.
Kevin Fightmaster, Missouri Gas Energy
Clyde Hicks, Honeywell Corporation, Emergency Management Coordinator HS&E Administrator II
Ryan Lenhnert, Honeywell Corporation
Louis Jones, National Starch & Chemical Company, Director of Engineering
Tom Furdek, National Starch & Chemical Company
Gael Rasa, Ingredion, Environmental Supervisor
Mike Klender, Kansas City Water Treatment Facility, Plant Manager
Michael McMenus, Kiewet Power Engineering, Senior Environmental Specialist
Greg Moerer, Bayer Crop Science Corporation, HSE Services
Jack Laptad, Bayer Crop Sciences, Safety & Health Specialist
Richard Rocha, Bayer Crop Sciences, Principal Environmental Engineer
Brad Perere, Exxon Mobil, Regulatory Contact
 
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
Gene Shepherd, Kansas City Missouri Emergency Management, Emergency Manager
Kyle Burns, City of Overland Park
Doug Short, City of Independence Fire Department, Deputy Chief
Jan Zimmerman, City of Raymore, Emergency Management
Michael C. Curry, Jackson County Emergency Management
Matt May, Wyandotte County Emergency Management, Director
Dan Robeson, Johnson County Emergency Management, Deputy Director
Cary Gerst, Johnson County Emergency Management
Harry Gurin, West Peculiar Emergency Management
Stan Swaggart, Cass County, Emergency Management
Chuck Magaha, Leavenworth County Emergency Management, Director
Mark Sherwood, Sni Valley Fire Protection District, Emergency Management Director
John Greene, Independence Fire Department
William Akin, Clay County Missouri, Captain
Jon Bazzano, Clay County Missouri, Emergency Management Specialist
Kim Buchanan, Leavenworth County Emergency Management, Deputy Director
Les Boatright, Central Jackson County Fire Protection District, Emergency Management
 
FIREFIGHTING
Richard Carrizzo, South Platte Fire Protection District, Chief
Dean Cull, South Platte Fire Protection District, Deputy Chief
Peter Knudson, Kansas City Missouri Fire Department, Battalion Chief
Eddie Saffell, Central Jackson County Fire Protection District, Assistant Chief
Austin Lewis, City of Grandview, Fire Marshal
Ron Graham, City of Grandview Fire Department, Fire Chief
Larry Radley, City of Liberty. Assistant Fire Chief
Mike Snider, City of Liberty Fire Department, Chief
Dan Manley, Lee’s Summit Fire Department, Assistant Chief of Training
Gary Fisher, North Kansas City Fire Department, Chief
Mike Jenkins, North Kansas City Fire Department, Assistant Chief
H. David Williams, Leawood Fire Department, Fire Chief
Robert Norman, South Metro Fire Protection District, Assistant Chief of Training
Mike Shelton, Riverside Office of Emergency Management
Gordon Fowlston, Riverside Office of Emergency Management, Chief
Tim Richards, City of Olathe Kansas Fire Department, Assistant Chief
Marvin Butler, Olathe Kansas Fire Department
Gary Birch, Leavenworth Kansas Fire Department, Chief
Gary Wilson, Overland Park Fire, Training Chief
Michael Casey, Overland Park Fire, Deputy Chief   
 
BROADCAST MEDIA
Joe Lauria, WDAF Fox 4 News, Meteorologist

LOCAL ENVIRONMENTAL GROUP
Elaine Giessel, Environmental Education, Bayer Citizen Advocacy (Volunteer)

LEPC INFORMATION COORDINATOR
Erin Lynch, MARC, Emergency Services and Homeland Security Director