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DENNIS JONES

Dennis T. Jones is an accomplished emergency manager with extensive experience spanning 28 years of Incident Command and Emergency Response. In an emergency management capacity, Mr. Jones has coordinated response and recovery to a myriad of emergencies and disasters to... - Read More


DON SULLENS

 Don Sullens has been with Chatham Emergency Management Agency (CEMA) since 2007. However, he just began his career as the CEMA Deputy Director in March 2017.  Mr. Sullens is a retired US Army Chief Warrant Officer.  His 23 year military... - Read More


DUSTIN HETZEL

Dustin Hetzel is a Senior Emergency Management Coordinator (Emergency Management Specialist III) for Chatham Emergency Management Agency (CEMA). Since 2005, he has been involved in everything technical CEMA's Operations. He currently oversees the agency's Duty Officer program that includes the... - Read More


STEPHANIE COX

Stephanie Cox joined CEMA in January 2014.  As the Administrator, Mrs. Cox will process the accounts payable and receivable as well as manage the coordination of multiple grant accounts.  Other duties include: creating financial reports, processing payroll, and assisting the... - Read More


RANDALL MATHEWS

Randall Mathews joined CEMA as a volunteer in May of 2014. He has assisted in various operations ranging from Disaster Recovery Planning to Exercise Evaluation.Before joining CEMA, Randall served in the Marine Corps Infantry. He has spent over two years... - Read More


KRISTI NORMAN

Kristi Norman was born and raised in Somerset, Kentucky and moved to Savannah in 1996.  Kristi joined CEMA in January 2015 as an Administrative Assistant but is no stranger to the Chatham County Government.  She worked in the Chatham County... - Read More


CHELSEA SAWYER

Chelsea joined CEMA in September 2016. Her primary responsibilities as the Emergency Management Specialist in Community Outreach include organizing and presenting public awareness campaigns as well as recruiting, training and supervising the Agency's volunteer workforce. Prior to joining CEMA, Chelsea was... - Read More


Michael Whiteaker

Michael Whiteaker joined CEMA in January 2018 as an Emergency Management Specialist, currently serving as the Training and Exercise Program Coordinator.  Michael comes from a response background beginning his career as a law enforcement officer in 2008 with the... - Read More


Bethany Piehl

In April 2018, Bethany moved from Spokane, WA to join CEMA as an AmeriCorps VISTA. Her primary role is to work alongside CEMA staff to enhance and support continued disaster response/recovery efforts from Hurricanes Matthew and Irma along with... - Read More


Taylor Sanchez

Taylor Sanchez joined CEMA in August 2018 as an Emergency Management Specialist with a focus on coordinating training and exercises. He has a diverse background in military law enforcement and emergency management. Taylor enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in... - Read More


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