Global Board

IAEM Leadership


The International Association of Emergency Managers is governed by an international Board of Directors that includes representatives from each of the three IAEM Councils, plus one (1) additional Council representative per 500 members to a maximum of four (4) per Council. The three IAEM Councils include: IAEM-Canada, IAEM-Oceania, and IAEM-USA. Ad Hoc (non-voting) participants include representatives from Asia, Japan, Latin America, and Middle East.

Global IAEM Board of Directors


Global IAEM Board Chair

IAEM-USA Council Representative
IAEM-USA Council Past President (2015-2016)

Robie Robinson, CEM
Assistant Vice Chancellor of Emergency Services
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Hixson, Tennessee

Global IAEM Professional Standards Director

IAEM-Oceania Council Representative
IAEM-Oceania President

Jane E. Rovins, Ph.D., MPH, CEM
International Engagement Lead
National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), New Zealand

Please Note: Dr. Rovins serves as an IAEM-Oceania President in her personal capacity and does not formally represent the New Zealand National Emergency Management Agency, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, or the New Zealand Government on Oceania Council.


IAEM-Canada Council Representative

IAEM-Canada President

Eustace (Sam) Roberts
Emergency Management Coordinator
Ottawa Police Service
Ottawa, ON, Canada


Global IAEM Finance Director

IAEM-USA Council Representative
IAEM-USA Council Past President (2010-2011)

Eddie Hicks, CEM
Morgan County Emergency Management Agency
Decatur, Alabama 


Global Communications Director

IAEM-USA Council Representative 
IAEM-USA Past President (2019-2020)

Teri Axman, CEM, CPM
Manager, Organizational Emergency Preparedness 
and Safety
LMH Health
Lawrence, Kansas


IAEM-USA Council Representative 

IAEM-Past President (2020-2021)

Judson M. Freed, MA, CEM
Ramsey County Emergency Management & Homeland Security
St. Paul, Minnesota


Ad Hoc (Non-Voting) Members


Immediate Past Global IAEM Board Chair

IAEM Past President (1985-1986)

Ellis M. Stanley, Sr.
Managing Partner
Ellis Stanley Partners, LLC 
Roswell, GA


IAEM-Africa/Nigeria Representative

IAEM-Africa/Nigeria President

Dr. Susan Agada, Ph.D., MDEM
Environmental Management and Disaster Vulnerability Consultant
Greater Toronto Area, Canada




IAEM-Asia Representative

IAEM-Asia President

Victor Bai, CEM
Director, Vice President
BCEM Consulting, Inc.
Room 3L, Building 1, No. 578
Yingkou Road Shanghai 200433


Global IAEM Membership & Marketing Director

IAEM-Canada Council Immediate Past President

Scott Roberts
Associate Director
Sandhurst Consulting
Calgary, AB, Canada



IAEM-Israel Representative

IAEM-Israel President

Mr. Alon Rozen
CEO of Elements
Chairman of the Board - Advanced-XR
Eilat, Israel



IAEM-Middle East Representative

IAEM-Middle East President

H.E. Khaled Al Mansoori
Head of Media, Emergency and Crisis Management
National Emergency and Crisis Management Authority (NCEMA)
The Higher National Security Council
P.O. Box 113811
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
+971 50 414 4414


IAEM-Japan Representative

IAEM-Japan President

Takashi Nagata, M.D., Ph.D., CEM
President & CEO
Kyushu University Faculty of Medical Sciences
Department of Advanced Medical Initiatives
Division of Disaster and Emergency Medicine
Fukuoka-city, 812-8582, Japan


Ex-Officio Members 


IAEM-Global Deputy Director

Clay D. Tyeryar, MAM, CAE
International Association of Emergency Managers
201 Park Washington Court
Falls Church, Virginia 22046-4527



Elizabeth B. Armstrong, MAM, CAE 
International Association of Emergency Managers
201 Park Washington Court
Falls Church, Virginia 22046-4527