USA Council Region 1

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Justin Kates, CEM
IAEM-USA Region 1 President

Director of Emergency Management
City of Nashua, New Hampshire

Taylor Frizzell, CEM
IAEM-USA Region 1 Vice President
IAEM-USA Region 1 Massachusetts Representative

Business Continuity - Global Markets
State Street Corporation
Boston, Massachusetts

Jason E. Gosselin
IAEM-USA Region 1 Secretary-Treasurer
IAEM-USA Region 1 Vermont Representative

Emergency Management Director 
Vermont Agency of Human Services
Waterbury, Vermont

Andrew D. McGuire, CEM, EMT-P

IAEM-USA Region 1 Immediate Past President

Fire & Emergency Management Consultant

Russell Phillips & Associates, LLC

Plainville, Connecticut

Steven Taddonio, CBCI
IAEM-USA Region 1 Communications Officer

Emergency Management Specialist
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Israel Estrada
IAEM-USA Region 1 Assistant Communications Officer 

Emergency Preparedness Specialist Yale-New Haven Health
Office of Emergency Preparedness 
New Haven, Connecticut


Katherine McCormack
IAEM-USA Region 1 Connecticut Representative
Adjunct Professor, University of New Haven
CT MRC Liaison, Yale New Haven Health 
Planner, Tetra Tech
Hartford, Connecticut

Joseph C. Chappell

IAEM-USA Region 1 Maine Representative
Emergency Management Director
Cumberland County Emergency Management Agency
Windham, Maine

Samantha Ward
IAEM-USA Region 1 New Hampshire Representative

Volunteer Program Coordinator
NH Department of Health and Human Services, Emergency Services Unit
Concord, New Hampshire

Kevin Kugel, CEM
IAEM-USA Region 1 Rhode Island Representative

Director, Emergency Management Agency
City of Providence, Rhode Island

Brenna Feurtado
IAEM-USA Region 1 Student Representative
MMA Student Chapter President
Bachelors of Science candidate in Emergency Management
Massachusetts Maritime Academy
Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts

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

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Region 1 News:

Aug. 27, 2020, 2:00 p.m. EDT
IAEM-USA Region 1 Webinar: "MGH COVID-19 Pandemic Response Overview"

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Hear from staff at the MGH Center of Disaster Medicine discuss how the hospital responded to a surge in patients, as well as how they partnered with other healthcare and EM groups to overcome various challenges, including: scarce resources, partnering with communities of testing; and isolation.

Recordings are now posted for the following Region 1 Webinars:

  • Apr. 21, 2020: "COVID-19 Best Practice Sharing: Joint Information Center" (recording)
  • Mar. 26, 2020: "Threat Management Fundamentals" (recording)
  • Feb. 19, 2020: "Building Emergency Preparedness in the Corporate Culture" (recording)

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Region 1 Past Presidents

  • 2017-2019: Andrew D. McGuire, CEM
  • 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