The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) engages the whole community in assessing needs and developing strategies to achieve stronger preparedness, prevention, response, and mitigation capabilities within the Santa Clara County Operational Area. 

Our office supports first responders, including fire, law enforcement, and emergency medical services in emergencies and disasters. We are also responsible for facilitating the coordination of resources from Local and State partners, community-based organizations, and faith-based organizations to provide community members with relief and supplies in an emergency or disaster. 


​​​​​​​Safeguarding lives, property, and the environment through strategic coordination of cross‐functional operations during emergency management's preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation phases. Improving the governmental, economic, and operational efficiency and resiliency of the County of Santa Clara and the entire Operational Area (Op Area).


Our vision is to lead the way to inspiration and innovation, setting the standard for Emergency Management program management, performance, engagement, capability and creating community resilience.

Management Section

Dana Reed, Director

Darrell Ray, Deputy Director

Marisol Martinez, Executive Assistant

Planning Section

Louay Toma, Senior Emergency Management Program Specialist

Marisol Torres, Senior Emergency Planning Coordinator / AFN Coordinator

Jackie Koci Tamayo, Senior Emergency Planning Coordinator

Operational Area Grant Programs Management & Mitigation Section

Michelle Sandoval, Program Manager III – Grants and Administrative Services

Ivan Williams, Senior Management Analyst

Parastou Najaf, Senior Emergency Planning Coordinator

Yvonne Saucedo, Management Analyst

Elizabeth Leyva, Office Management Coordinator 

Heidi Rusconi, Office Management Coordinator 

Hieu Vu, Accountant II

Logistics Section

Monica Tapia, Supervising Materials Supply Specialist

Patricia Mcharris, Office Assistant III

Isaiah Rodriguez, Materials Supply Specialist

Joseph Gaona, Materials Supply Specialist

Kelly Franco, Warehouse Materials Handlers

Jose Chavez, Warehouse Materials Handlers

Readiness Section

Sue Sherrin, Senior Emergency Planning Coordinator

Jeff Walker, Emergency Management Program Specialist II

Training & Exercise Section

Rick Filippuzzi, Senior Emergency Planning Coordinator 

Michael McKeon, Program Specialist II - Emergency Management

Public Information & Outreach Section

Kia Xiong, Emergency Risk Communications Officer

Charles Harris, Communications Officer

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