Standing Committees

Audit:  The Audit Committee monitors and audits the financial performance of the Association.
Awards & Citations: Recommends to the Board of Directors appropriate recognition to individuals, agencies and organizations for outstanding or significant contributions in the area of Emergency Management based on the criteria established by the Board of Directors. Upon approval of the board, makes known the promotion of achievements, accomplishments, purposes and goals of the Association to the public, the media, and other organizations.
  • Tanya Hockett, Chair
  • Chris Bolling
  • Heather Brown
  • Joseph Dame (ex officio)
  • Tamara DelRosario
  • Chris Eudailey
  • William Flagler
  • Robert Gelormine
  • James Keck
  • Melissa Meador
  • Katie Moody
  • Jessica Robison
  • Trevor Shannon
  • Matt Tatum
  • Neal Turner
  • Tammy Waldroup Sommer
Certification (Professional Development): Oversees the implementation of the VEMA certification program, including:maintaining a set of requirements, knowledge, skills, and abilities, that warrants certification and reviewing applications for emergency management certification levels and selecting those that meet the certification requirements.
  • Nicole DelValle, Chair
  • Walter English
  • Kristen Fagan
  • Robert Foresman
  • Carrie Gonzalez
  • Todd Hubbard
  • Bill Lawson
  • Daniel Murray
  • Kelly Myers
  • Lauren Opett
  • Michael Pruitt
  • Jessica Robison (ex officio)
  • Tammy Waldroup Sommer
Constitution & By-Laws: The Constitution & By-Laws Committee ensures the Association Constitution and By-Laws are maintained, current and accurately reflect the vision, structure, purpose and policies of the Association.
  • Jeff Fletcher, Chair
  • Bobby Gelormine
  • Paul Helmuth
  • Jonathan Henschel
  • Danielle Progen (ex officio)
  • Ruth Reich
Legislative: Recommends to the Board of Directors appropriate and legislative needs, issues, and activities for the Association to be involved in. Recommendations must be within the realm of Emergency Management and consistent with the goals and philosophy of the Association.
  • Bill Lawson, Co-Chair
  • Brian Misner, Co-Chair
  • Caitlin Barbieri
  • Craig Camidge
  • Amy Cornell-Titcomb
  • Timothy Duffer
  • Jenna Dunn
  • Walter English
  • Leigh Ann Erdman
  • William Flagler (ex officio)
  • Robert Foresman
  • Bobby Gelormine
  • Kathleen Hale
  • Jonathan Henschel
  • Jared Hoernig
  • Amy Hoffman
  • David Long
  • Melissa Meador
  • Brian Mensing
  • Michael Potter
  • Danielle Progen
  • Jessica Robison
  • Rob Rowley
  • Sara Snowden
  • Maribel Street
  • Dillon Taylor
  • Hui-Shan Walker
  • Shannon Walters
  • Michael Whiteaker
  • Gregory Zebrowski

VEMA Legislative Committee Meeting Minutes August 29, 2016
VEMA Legislative Committee Meeting Minutes September 19, 2016
VEMA/VDEM Fall Forum and Legislative Committee Discussion
Navigating the General Assembly

Membership & Marketing: The Membership and Marketing Committee provides and oversees marketing strategies for the Association in order to increase membership and to provide knowledge of the Association to other agencies, associations, businesses, and individuals.

  • Danielle Spach, Chair
  • Chris Bolling
  • Heather Brown
  • Candice Crockett
  • Joseph Dame (ex officio)
  • Tamara DelRosario
  • Tanya Hockett
  • Paul Lupe
  • Melissa Meador
  • Kelly Myers
  • Katie Moody
  • Daniel Murray
  • Jessica Robison
  • Trevor Shannon
  • Maribel Street
  • Matt Tatum
  • David Topczynski 
  • Tammy Waldroup Sommer

Social Media Sub-Committee:

  • Curtis Crawford, Chair
  • Tamara DelRosario
  • Kelly Myers
  • Danielle Progen
  • Jessica Robison
  • Maribel Street
Nominations Committee: Responsible for soliciting nominees from the membership, confirming interest and qualifications of candidates, and making recommendations to the membership for nominees to serve as officers of the Association.
  • Robert Foresman, Chair
  • Walter English
  • Chris Eudailey
  • Melissa Meador
  • Michelle Oblinsky
  • Matt Tatum
  • Tammy Waldroup Sommer
Scholarship: The Scholarship Committee administers the Slayton E. Addison Jr. College Scholarship, the Grace Tressler Symposium Scholarship, and the Gordon Barwell PEM Certification Scholarship Programs.
  • Bobby Gelormine
  • Katie Moody, Chair
  • James Ninnis
  • John Northon
  • Stephen Owen
  • Danielle Progen (ex officio)
  • Benjamin Ruppert
  • Trevor Shannon
  • Matt Tatum
  • Tammy Waldroup Sommer
  • David Woods
Symposium: Responsible for the planning, development, coordination, promotion, administration and oversight of the Annual Conference / Symposium.
  • William Flagler, Co-Chair (VEMA)
  • Stephanie Harris, Co-Chair (VDEM)
  • Amy Cornell-Titcomb
  • Curtis Crawford
  • Robert Crumley
  • Danita Darnell
  • Tamara DelRosario
  • Nicholas Drauschak
  • William Drewery
  • Bobby Gelormine
  • Tracie Giles
  • Danielle Guichard
  • Wade Haubert
  • Paul Helmuth
  • Tanya Hockett
  • Cara Howard
  • Paul Hoyle
  • Daniel Hudson
  • Jack King
  • Sherri Laffoon
  • Patrick Lam
  • Matt Leicester
  • Gary Lupton
  • Katie Moody
  • Lauren Opett
  • Darshan Parikh
  • Danielle Progen
  • Ruth Reich
  • Benjamin Ruppert
  • Joe Scott
  • Jonathan Simmons
  • Gene Stewart
  • Courtney Shay
  • Travis Smith
  • Maribel Street
  • Michael Teener
  • Alex Tran
  • Shandi Treloar
  • Michael Whiteaker
  • Mark Young

Program Sub Committee:

  • Stephanie Duffy, Co-Chair (VEMA)
  • Lucy Carter Smith, Co-Chair (VDEM)
  • Courtney Arroyo
  • Heather Brown
  • Stephen Davis
  • Nicholas Drauschak
  • Robert Gelormine
  • Tracie Giles
  • Carrie Gonzalez
  • Sherri Laffoon
  • Matt Leicester
  • Renee McKinnon
  • Michael Teener
  • Shandi Treloar
  • Neal Turner
  • Michael Whiteaker

Ad Hoc, Appointments, and Caucuses

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (Ad Hoc Committee):

  • Walter English, Chair

Professional Development (Ad Hoc Committee):

VEMA Rep. Appointment for National Weather Service’s StormReady board:

  • Robert Foresman, Henrico County

Faith Based Caucus

  • Michael Whiteaker, Chair

Institutes of Higher Education Caucus

  • Peter McCann, Chair
  • Tracie Giles
  • Jared Hoernig
  • Andrew Marinik