OVERVIEW

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 is responsible for supporting 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. 

MISSION

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

VISION

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

Dana Reed, Director

Darrell Ray, Deputy Director

Marisol Martinez, Executive Assistant

GRANTS ADMINISTRATION

Michelle Sandoval, Program Manager II – Grants and Administrative Services

Karla Espartero Smith, Management Analyst

Van Nguyen, Accountant II

Ivan Williams, Senior Management Analyst

PLANNING

Parastou Najaf, SR Emergency Planning Coordinator

Marisol Torres, SR Emergency Planning Coordinator

OPERATIONAL READINESS

Sue Sherrin, Sr. Emergency Planning Coordinator

Tammy Norem, Emergency Planning Coordinator

Jeff Walker, Emergency Management Program Specialist II

TRAINING AND EXERCISE

Louay Toma, Emergency Management Program Specialist II

EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS AND PUBLIC INFORMATION

Kia Xiong, Communications Officer

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