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.
Dana Reed, Director
Darrell Ray, Deputy Director
Marisol Martinez, Executive Assistant
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
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
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