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EMAT Board of Directors

The EMAT Board of Directors consists of twenty (20) members; 14 regional members, five at large members and one corporate member. The EMAT Executive Committee is selected from the current Board of Directors.

EMAT Executive Committee

Jeb B. Lacey, CEM, TEM - President


Jeb B. Lacey, TEM, CEM, assumed the role of Emergency Management Coordinator for the Victoria Office of Emergency Management in May of 2008. Prior to coming to Victoria, Jeb was an active-duty Non-commissioned Officer responsible for the Emergency Management Operations Section at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. Elected to the Board of Directors in 2011, Jeb has served as the Chairman of EMAT’s Public-Private Partnership Committee and Conference Committee, as a member of the Communications Committee, and as EMAT’s representative to the Texas Private Sector Advisory Council. He serves on the International Association of Emergency Manager’s Public-Private Partnership Caucus, and has a Bachelor of Arts from American Military University.

Jamie Galloway, CEM, TEM - Vice President

Jamie has been in emergency services for over 35 years attaining the rank of Chief with the Liberty and Webster Fire Departments and also served as the Director of Emergency Services/EMC in League City. Jamie is currently serving as the Emergency Management Coordinator, for the City of Nassau Bay, Texas.
Jamie Galloway currently serves the Emergency Management Association of Texas as Vice President and previous served as Sgt. at Arms. Jamie has served on several EMAT committees including the Symposium, Nominations and appointed as the EMAT Rep to the Texas Hazard Mitigation Team. He is also an adjunct instructor for the Texas Dept. of Public Safety- Division of Emergency Management and teaches the Incident Command Train the Trainer course at the DPS Academy in Austin.
Jamie currently holds certifications as TEM, Master Firefighter, Master Instructor, Master Arson Investigator, Master Inspector and Master Peace Officer. Jamie holds a Master’s of Science in Emergency Services Management.
Jamie served as the President of the Texas Gulf Coast Emergency Management Association and held other offices with that organization. He is the recipient of the Curby Smith Distinguished Service Award and the Lou Harrell Award from TGCEMA. AS EMC in Nassau Bay he along with the Cities of Webster and Seabrook received the EMAT Excellence in Emergency Management Award.

Karen E. Adkins, CEM - Secretary

Karen E. Adkins, CEM, joined the City of McKinney Office of Emergency Management in February 2004 assuming her current position of Emergency Management Coordinator in December 2006. Karen holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Emergency Administration and Planning from the University of North Texas. She served as the Co-Chair of the 2013 EMAT Conference Committee, currently serves as the Chair of the EMAT Communications Committee and is EMAT’s representative to the Governor’s Disability Task Force Planning Subcommittee. Karen serves on the International Association of Emergency Manager’s (IAEM) Training and Education Committee, the University of North Texas Emergency Administration and Planning Advisory Board and is a graduate of Leadership McKinney.

Shelly K. Butts - Treasurer


Shelly currently serves as the Emergency Management Coordinator for Madison County/City of Madisonville/City of Midway, as well as the 911 Database Coordinator, Grants Administrator and Floodplain Manager for Madison County. She is a graduate of McNeese State University, and has over 20 years experience in Emergency Management, has worked in law enforcement administration for eight years and continues to serve as a volunteer firefighter. Shelly enjoyed working closely with the Texas Gulf Coast Emergency Management Association (TGCEMA) in the 1990’s, served as Secretary for a number of years, and remained an active part of that association until their merger with EMAT. She has served as Chairperson of the Homeland Security Advisory Board for the Brazos Valley Council of Governments and works throughout the region on various projects and committees. Shelly is proud to be a part of EMAT and works to promote the professionalism of Emergency Management.

Kevin Starbuck, CEM, CPM - Sergeant at Arms

Kevin Starbuck currently serves as the Emergency Management Coordinator for the City of Amarillo, Potter County, and Randall County interjurisdictional emergency management program, manager of the City of Amarillo Communications Department (telecommunication & radio systems), and manager of the City of Amarillo Homeland Security Grant Programs. Starbuck serves on the EMAT board, is the Panhandle Regional Emergency Management Advisory Committee (PREMAC) Chairman, and Potter & Randall County LEPC Chairman. Previously, Starbuck worked in the U.S. Department of Energy Pantex Plant emergency management program and was the Assistant Emergency Management Coordinator for the Amarillo/Potter/Randall interjurisdictional emergency management program. Starbuck is a Certified Emergency Manager (CEM®) through IAEM and has completed the Certified Public Manager (CPM) credential. Starbuck has a bachelor’s degree in Emergency Administration and Planning from the University of North Texas and a graduate Certificate in Homeland Security from Texas A&M University. Starbuck resides in Amarillo, Texas with his wife Kara and their two sons, Jack and William.

 

Sharon Nalls, CEM, TEM - Immediate Past President


Sharon Nalls currently serves as the Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator for the City of Houston. Sharon is the Immediate Past President of EMAT, Chair of the EMAT Bylaws Committee, Chair of the Southeast Texas Regional Advisory Council (SETRAC) Regional Healthcare Preparedness Coalition (RHPC), Chair of the Houston Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) Health and Medical Committee, and Vice Chair of the Houston UASI Regional Collaboration Committee. She is a member of the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM), the Texas Emergency Management Advisory Council (TEMAC), the Governor’s EMS and Trauma Advisory Council (GETAC) Disaster/Emergency Preparedness Committee, and several state subcommittees. Sharon is a graduate of the University of Mary-Hardin Baylor, and has over 20 years of service in Emergency Management, preceded by more than 15 years with the American Red Cross. She is a Certified Emergency Manager (CEM®) through IAEM and a certified Texas Emergency Manager (TEM) through EMAT. Sharon is the recipient of The "Curby Smith” Distinguished Service Award from EMAT for her service as EMAT President, September 2007 to March 2013.

 

 


EMAT General Board of Directors

Karen Adkins, CEM - Region 1
Emergency Management Coordinator
City of McKinney OEM
2200 Taylor-Burke Drive
McKinney, TX 75071
Phone: (972) 547-2868
Fax: (972) 547-2858
Email: kadkins@mckinneytexas.org
Office Expires: 2015
Jeff Braun, TEM - At Large
Emergency Management Coordinator
Fort Bend County
307 Fort Street
Richmond, TX, 77469
Phone: (281) 342-6185
Fax: (281) 342-4798
Email: jeff.braun@co.fort-bend.tx.us
Office Expires: 2015
Shelly Butts - At Large
Emergency Management Coordinator
Madison County
101 W Main Suite B-13
Madisonville, TX, 77864
Phone: (936) 348-3810
Fax: (936) 348-6614
Email:shelly.butts@madisoncountytx.org
Office Expires: 2015
Jim Coles, CAE - Executive Director
Executive Director
Emergency Management Association of Texas
2525 Wallingwood, Bldg 13A
Austin, Texas, 78746
Phone: (877)306-3628
Fax: (512) 329-8943
Email: ematinfotx@gmail.com
Jamie Galloway, CEM, TEM - Region 2
Emergency Management Coordinator
Nassau Bay
18100 Upper Bay Rd
Nassau Bay, TX 77058
Phone: (281) 336-6298
Fax: (281) 335-1555
Email: jamie.galloway@nassaubay.com
Office Expires: 2015
George Garrett - Region 7
Emergency Management Coordinator
City of Weslaco
1909 Joe Stephens Dr.
Weslaco, TX, 78596
Phone: (956) 968-1944
Fax: (956) 973-1854
Email: ggarrett@sc2000.net
Office Expires: 2015
Deedra Harrison, CEM, TEM - At Large
Emergency Management Specialist
Williamson County Office of Emergency Management
303 Martin Luther King
Georgetown, TX, 78626
Phone: (512) 943-3876
Fax: (512) 943-1193
Email: dharrison@wilco.org
Office Expires: 2017
Sean Hughes - Region 6
Incident Management Instructor
Texas A&M Extension Service
6529 Woodcreek Lane
North Richland Hills, TX 76180
Phone: (817) 475-9303
Email: hughs0119@sbcglobal.net
Office Expires: 2015
Jeb Brian Lacey, CEM, TEM - Region 3
Emergency Management Coordinator
Victoria Office of Emergency Management
205 North Bridge Street, Suite 109
Victoria, Texas 77901
Office: (361) 485-3362
Fax: (361) 485-3366
Email: jlacey@victoriatx.org
Office Expires: 2015
Cindy Mohat, CEM, TEM - Region 1
Emergency Management Coordinator
University of Texas at Arlington
700 S. Davis St.
Arlington, TX 76019
Phone: (817) 272-0117
Fax: (817) 272-5190
Email: mohat@uta.edu
Office Expires: 2017
Patrice Reisen - Region 6
Emergency Management Coordinator
University of Texas System
220 West 7th Street
Austin, Texas 78701
Phone: (512) 322-3740
Email: preisen@utsystem.edu
Office Expires: 2017
Patrick Repman - Region 4
District Chief/Deputy EMC
Midland Fire Department
P.O. Box 1152
Midland, TX, 79702
Phone: (432) 685-7337
Fax: (432) 686-1669
Email: prepman@midlandtexas.gov
Office Expires: 2015
Courtney Ring, CEM - Corporate Representative
Client Services Director
Hagerty Consulting
cell: (713) 898-6114
office: (202) 887-6900
email: courtney.ring@hagertyconsulting.com
Office Expires: 2015
Billy Ted Smith - Region 2
Program Manager/Coordinator
Jasper, Newton, Sabine Counties Emergency Management
P.O. Box 2030
Buna, TX, 77612
Phone: (409) 994-2543
Fax: (409) 994-9847
Email: billy.smith@co.jasper.tx.us
Office Expires: 2017
Wendy Smith - Region 7
Assistant City Manager/Deputy EMC
City of McAllen
4708 N 8th
McAllen, TX, 78504
Phone: (956) 681-1001
Email: wlsmith@mcallen.net
Office Expires: 2017
Kevin Starbuck, CEM, TEM - Region 5
Emergency Management Coordinator
City of Amarillo, Potter County, and Randall County
P.O. Box 1971
Amarillo, TX 79105-1971
Phone: (806) 378-3077
Fax: (806) 378-9366
Email: kevin.starbuck@amarillo.gov
Office Expires: 2015
Jeff Suggs - At Large
Emergency Management Coordinator
City of LaPorte
604 W. Fairmont
LaPorte, TX, 77571
Phone: (281) 471-3607
Fax: (281) 470-8523
Email: suggsj@laportetx.gov
Office Expires: 2015
R.J. Thomas - Region 3
Homeland Security Coordinator
Coastal Bend Council of Governments
P.O. Box 9909
Corpus Christi, TX 78469
Phone: (361) 523-9447
Fax: (361) 883-5749
Email: rj@cbcogem.org
Office Expires: 2017
Brenda Vermillion - Region 5
Emergency Management Coordinator
Carson County Emergency Management
P.O. Box 116
Panhandle, TX, 79068
Phone: (806) 537-5395
Fax: (806) 537-3724
Email: carsonemc@co.carson.tx.us
Office Expires: 2017
Chief Nim Kidd, TEM
State Coordinator
Governor's Division of Emergency Management
P.O. Box 4087
Austin, TX, 78773
Phone: (512) 424-2443

 

 

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