CSU Council for Emergency Management

CEMHS Organization

The CSU Council for Emergency Management and Homeland Security (CEMHS) was
organized in 2008 to bring together an academic community of faculty and administrators eager to improve teaching and research opportunities within the critical fields of Emergency Management (EM) and Homeland Security (HS).
CEMHS is a California State University System faculty education and research affinity group whose primary objective is to enhance access, availability, and quality of Emergency Management and Homeland Security areas in respect to education, training, and research.

In addition, we seek to build collaboration and partnership across our campuses as we enhance and coordinate EM-HS education and training programs, faculty research agendas and development, and secure external grant funding and support.
CEMHS’s primary means of achieving education and research objectives is through developing increased collaboration and communication and partnering with California institutions of higher education and government agencies. To enhance EM-HS capabilities within education, government, and in our local communities, we are working with:

  • California Governor’s Office of Homeland Security (OHS),
  • Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (OES)
  • California Community College System
  • California State University System
  • Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security
  • and agencies within the City and County of Los Angeles

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Chancellor’s Office Leadership

  • Elizabeth Ambos
  • Robert Boynhan
  • Judy Botelho
  • Kim Tang

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Presidential Leadership

  • Soon to be announced

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Planning Committee Members (as of 8/31/08)

  • Committee Leadership: Keith Clement (Fresno State)
  • Veronica Acosta-Deprez (CSULB)
  • James Ayre (Cal OHS)
  • Mohsen Beheshti (CSU Dominguez Hills)
  • Bruce Clark (CA Maritime Academy)
  • Mark Clark (San Bernardino)
  • Frances Edwards (San Jose State University)
  • Gerald Eisman (SFSU)
  • Eric Frost (SDSU)
  • Louise Gresham (SDSU)
  • Sarath Gunatilake (CSULB)
  • Jenni Lee Helfrich (Sacramento State)
  • Curry Mayer (Cal OES)
  • Erin MacEneaney (Sacramento State)
  • Donna Nincic (CA Maritime Academy)
  • Dennis “Skip” Parks (Cal Poly, SLO)
  • Kenneth Ryan (Fresno State University)
  • Stanley Supinski (Naval Postgraduate School, Center for Homeland Defense and Security, Partnership Programs)
  • Adam Sutkus (CSU Sacramento, Center for Collaborative Policy)
  • Joanne Tortorici Luna (CSULB)
  • Dan Turner (Cal Poly, SLO)
  • Craig Zachlod (California Community College System)

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Committee Membership Rosters

 

Education Focus Group

  • Committee Leadership: Dan Turner (Cal Poly, SLO)
  • Frances Edwards (San Jose State University)
  • Eric Frost (SDSU)
  • Kenneth Ryan (Fresno State University)
  • Adam Sutkus (CSU Sacramento, Center for Collaborative Policy)

Research/External Grant Focus Group

  • Committee Leadership: Veronica Acosta-Deprez (CSULB)
  • Bita Ghafoori (CSULB)
  • Sarath Gunatilake (CSULB)
  • Kenneth Ryan (Fresno State University)
  • Adam Sutkus (CSU Sacramento, Center for Collaborative Policy)

External Partnership Focus Group

  • Committee Leadership: Adam Sutkus (CSU Sacramento, Center for Collaborative Policy)
  • Mohsen Beheshti (CSU Dominguez Hills)
  • Keith Clement (Fresno State University)
  • Eric Frost (SDSU)
  • Joanne Tortorici Luna (CSULB)

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