USA Council Region 1

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Andrew D. McGuire, CEM, EMT-P
IAEM-USA Region 1 President

Fire & Emergency Management Consultant
Russell Phillips & Associates, LLC
Plaineville, CT

Justin Kates, CEM
IAEM-USA Region 1 Vice President

Director of Emergency Management
City of Nashua, NH
Katherine McCormack, RN, MPH, MEP
IAEM-USA Region 1 Secretary-Treasurer
Region 1 Connecticut Representative
Public Health/Public Safety Consultant
Adjunct Professor
University of New Haven
Hartford, CT
Emily Noyes
IAEM-USA Region 1 Student Representative
MMA Student Chapter President

Bachelors of Science candidate in Emergency Management
Massachusetts Maritime Academy
Buzzards Bay, MA
Taylor Frizzell
Region 1 Massachusetts Representative
Coordinator, Volunteer and Partnerships
Office of Public Health Preparedness
Boston Public Health Commission
Boston, MA
Kevin Kugel, LTC (USA Retired)
Region 1 Rhode Island Representative
Director, Emergency Management Agency
City of Providence, RI
Alex J. Hammerle, CEM
Region 1 Maine Representative

Director of Emergency Management
City of Sanford, ME
Jason E. Gosselin
Region 1 Vermont Representative

Operations and Logistics Chief
Vermont Emergency Management
Waterbury, VT
Samantha Ward
Region 1 New Hampshire Representative

EMPG Program Coordinator
New Hampshire Division of Homeland Security
and Emergency Management
Concord, NH

Region 1 includes
: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

Region 1 Bylaws (approved Oct. 14, 2015)

Region 1 News:

IAEM-USA Region 1 Conference: Nov. 16-17, 2018

Massachusetts Maritime Academy
Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts

Online registration is live, and the draft program has been posted.
visit the event site here

2018 Area Conferences of Interest:

  • Connecticut: April 4, 2018, Connecticut Emergency Management Symposium, Cromwell, Connecticut.
  • Maine: Apr. 24-25, 2018, 10th Annual Maine Partners in Emergency Preparedness Conference, Augusta, Maine.
  • New Hampshire: June 5, 2018, NH Emergency Preparedness Conference, Manchester, New Hampshire.
  • Information on Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Vermont conferences is not available at this time.
  • The 2017 Region 1 Conference was held Sept. 9, 2017, at Rivier College, Nashua, New Hampshire. Details about the conference on the Region 1 event site.
  • Region 1 Update (05 Jan 2017)
    • The IAEM-USA Region 1 Board met for a retreat on Jan. 5, 2017.
    • We are planning our regional conference for September 2017.
    • We are working on member engagement for our region.
  • Archive Videos from Region 1 Conference Keynote Speakers:

    Joseph Nimmich

Reed Smith

  • Livestreaming Events at the Region 1/Rhode Island EMA Conference included:

Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016
8:30 a.m. - Welcoming remarks
8:45-9:45 a.m. - Keynote Speaker: Joseph Nimmich, Deputy Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency

Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016
8:30 a.m. - Welcoming Remarks & RI Emergency Manager of the Year
8:45-9:45 a.m. - Keynote Speaker: Dr. Reed Smith, Chief, Arlington Fire Department

  • IAEM-USA Region 1 to Partner with Rhode Island EMA for Annual Preparedness Conference on Aug. 10-11, 2016 (03 May 2016) (RIEMA press release, Aug. 9, 2016) The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA), in conjunction with IAEM-USA Region 1, the Rhode Island Association of Emergency Managers (RIAEM), and the Community College of Rhode Island’s (CCRI) Emergency Management and Homeland Security Program, will be hosting the two-day Annual Preparedness Conference on Aug. 10-11, 2016, at CCRI’s Knight Campus, Warwick, Rhode Island. This all-encompassing preparedness conference will address multiple emergency management-related topics. The theme of this year’s conference is “Be Rhody Ready.” The conference will consist of knowledgeable speakers, insightful training opportunities, forums in which attendees will be given the chance to speak one-on-one with subject matter experts, live demonstrations, and exhibitors throughout the two-day event. Visit the event site for more details and online registration for the Preparedness Conference.
  • Helpful Information:
    • Registration for this year’s Region 1 Conference, held in conjunction with the RIEMA Annual Preparedness Conference, is free of charge.
    • Download letter with information about the conference.
    • Download lodging information, with information about the IAEM room block.
  • Results of Region 1 Officers Election (14 Oct 2015) In the regional election ending Oct. 14, 2015, Christian Lanphere, Ph.D., CEM, CCEMT-P, was elected Region 1 President, Andrew McGuire, BS, EMT-P, was elected Region 1 Vice President, and Katherine McCormack, RN, MPH, MEP, was elected Region 1 Secretary-Treasurer.
  • Amendments to Region 1 Bylaws Approved by Members (14 Oct 2015) IAEM-USA Region 1 members approved the amendments to the Region 1 Bylaws in the online vote ending Oct. 14, 2015. The updated version of the bylaws is posted here.
  • Region 1 Conference Held on "Leading in Crisis" (04 June 2015) IAEM-USA Region 1 held its conference, "Leading in Crisis," on June 4, 2015, at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Amherst, Massachusetts. Details about the conference are available on the event web page.
  • Region 1 News (March 2015)
  • Region 1 Past Presidents:

  • 2013-2017: Christian Lanphere, CEM
  • 2011-2013: Paul B. Crawford, CEM
  • 2007-2011: Bruce Lockwood, CEM
  • 2001-2007: Pamela L’Heureux, CEM
  • 1999-2001: Leo Miller
  • 1996-1999: Robert C. Bohlmann, CEM
  • 1991-1996: Joe Carnevale Jr.
  • 1989-1991: William Magill
  • 1988-1989: Donald McCauley
  • 1985-1988: John Smedile

  • Region 1 News Archive
    : 2011-2014