TEEM committee starts second decade

The Texas Extension Emergency Management (TEEM) steering committee held its 11th annual meeting in College Station, April 27-28. A wide-ranging agenda took aim at emergency management strategic planning, incident management, educational resource development, and community education to ensure Texans are resilient to accidental and natural disasters.

Established in 2007, this standing committee meets annually before hurricane season. Organizers remind us: the time to prepare for a hurricane is before the season begins. Remember, English and Spanish versions of disaster preparedness educational resources specific to several audiences are available from the Texas EDEN (Extension Disaster Education Network) at http://texashelp.tamu.edu.

The 23-member TEEM group had nine incoming new members this year (indicated in bold). Along with 14 ex-officio members, the 2017 roster includes:

Name Department/Unit
Specialists Andy Croker  FCH Health
Kay Ledbetter AgriLife Communications–Amarillo
­­ Andy Hart 4-H Youth-Program Specialist Lubbock
Rebecca Dittmar NFS–Food Safety
Dawn Burton PVAMU CEP Health Coordinator
Julie Gould AgriLife IT Regional Specialist
Noel Estwick EM Coordinator Prof CED PVAMU
Rebekka Dudensing Agricultural Economics
Wesley Bissett Director-Veterinary Emergency Team
CEAs Matt Miranda  CEA 4-H Guadalupe County
Connie Sheppard CEA FCS Comal County
Tony Reisinger CEA C & M Resources, Cameron Co
Jason Ott CEA ANR Nueces County
Tina Trevino CEA FCS, Calhoun Co
Brad Cowan CEA ANR, Hidalgo Co.
Mid-Mgrs Kathleen Greer DEA, D10 Uvalde
Brent Batchelor CEA ANR, Matagorda Co
Michael Clawson DEA, D2 Lubbock
Stephen Green PL FCH
Peter McGuill V. G. Young Institute of Co Govt
Todd Swift RPL ANR/4-H, D10-12 Uvalde
Dana Tarter RPL FCS/4/H, D3-8 Stephenville
Larry Pierce RPL ANR/4-H, D4/D5
Ex Officio Travis Miller Assoc. Director State Operations
Doug Steele Director
Susan Ballabina Executive Assoc. Director
Jeff Ripley Assoc Director County Operations
Tanya/Paul Gunnels Bus Admin ALEC OD
Michelle Payne Extension Program Specialist OD
Bernadette Johnson Adm Asst State Operations
Joyce Cavanagh FCH–Family Economics
Andy/Susan Vestal EM Programs; ALEC; Org Dev
Treye Rice Web Usability & Design
Jack Elliot DH ALEC
John Cooper Texas Target Cities–A&M Architecture
Carolyn Williams PVAMU-CEP


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