MEMA is governed by a member-elected Board of Directors, including the President, First Vice-President, Second Vice-President, Legislative Liaison, Secretary, and Treasurer. In addition, there are elected District Liaisons for each of the eight regions in Michigan.
Gregory became President of the Michigan Emergency Management Association on January 1, 2022. He has nearly 30 years experience in public safety including positions in law enforcement, fire, EMS, Hazardous Materials, 911 communications and Emergency Management.
Jenifier has been the Emergency Management Coordinator of Midland County since 2016. Prior to Midland County, Jenifier was the Emergency Management Manager in Genesee County. Jenifier has a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from University of Michigan. In 2009, obtained the State of Michigan Professional Emergency Manager (PEM) designation.
Jenifier serves on many boards to include the State of Michigan’s PEM Advisory Board, Vice Chair of the Region 3 Homeland Security Planning Board, President of the 3rd District Emergency Management Association, and more. In 2017 Jenifier was selected as MEMA’s “Local Emergency Management Coordinator of the Year >60,000 Population”. In 2021, Jenifier was presented the National Award of Merit from the Association of State Dam Safety Officials.
Jenifier has worked through a Governor’s Declaration (2012) and two Presidential Disaster Declarations (2017 & 2020). Jenifier has a true passion for emergency management and is an advocate for sharing of lessons learned and supporting other emergency managers however she can.
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Capt. Dave Oslund has been a police officer for over 25 years. Capt. Oslund served eight years with a sheriff’s department in the UP of Michigan before transitioning to MSU. While at MSU, he has served in the Patrol Division, Special Events Unit, and Emergency Management unit for over 15 years. In July 2021, Capt. Oslund was promoted to his current rank and continues as the supervisor of the Emergency Management Unit. The MSU Police Chief has delegated Capt. Oslund as the Emergency Management Coordinator. In 2017, Capt. Oslund was part of the team at MSU that completed the accreditation process with the Emergency Management Accreditation Program. MSU became the fifth institution of higher education, the first university in Michigan, and the first in the Big Ten Conference to become accredited. In 2022 Captain Oslund was a member of the 17th class and completed the MSU School of Criminal Justice Staff and Command Course.
Scott Martzke began his career in public safety in 1984 with the Grand Ledge Fire Department in Grand Ledge, MI, and in 1990 as a 911 operator with Eaton County Central Dispatch in Charlotte, MI. After retiring in 2015 with 55 combined years in public safety, Scott served as the State emergency manager for the Michigan Army National Guard until April 2022 when he was reassigned to the position of State antiterrorism manager. He is responsible for all-hazards planning and antiterrorism duties at over 50 National Guard locations statewide. Scott earned degrees in B.S. Public Safety Studies, M. A. Homeland Security/Emergency Management, and M.A. Organizational Leadership.
Jessica currently holds the following accreditations: State of Mi P.E.M., Infrastructure Disaster Management, Dale Carnegie’s Human Relations, BWL‘s Emerging Leader, and a BS in Geology.
Kevin Sadaj, PEM is an emergency coordinator with Oakland County Emergency Management. He has spent 20+ years in media and corporate communications in private sectors. He has participated in a number of EOC activations including: COVID, weather emergencies, a school shooting and water main breaks. His interests are in public information, active assailant education and continuity of operations. He is an instructor for the PIO course as part of the Michigan PEM program. He is a Marine Corps veteran, former reserve deputy, and an advocate for veterans.
Mike was appointed as Director of Kalamazoo County's Office of Emergency Management in the summer of 2018. As the Director, Mike is responsible for developing and executing the emergency management program for Kalamazoo County, including the Cities of Kalamazoo, Portage, Galesburg, and Parchment. Mike brings over 30 years of public safety, military, and private business experience to the County. He has been involved with emergency management in Kalamazoo County for over 25 years, serving as the chairperson for the Disaster Preparedness Committee for most of that time.
Mike previously served over 30 years in the fire service and as a Fire Chief in 2 communities. He also served over 30 years in the U.S. Coast Guard, retiring as a Senior Chief Maritime Enforcement Specialist and was assigned to the USCG Deployable Specialized Forces for 15 years. He served 3 tours in the Persian Gulf region during Operation Iraqi Freedom and was deployed to many disaster and maritime security operations around the globe. Mike has attended several federal, state, and local fire and law enforcement academies, and is credentialed as a Chief Fire Officer by the Commission on Professional Credentialing.
Jerry is the Director of Emergency Management and Homeland Security for Clare County. Jerry is a Fire and Hazmat instructor and has a Professional Emergency Management (PEM) designation. Jerry Chaired the Region 6 Homeland Security Planning Board for the past 7 years before stepping down earlier this year.
Jerry began his career in law enforcement and was a law enforcement officer in Michigan, Texas, and Colorado. Jerry also served on the Harrison Fire Department as a Fire Officer/Fire Marshal for more than 30 years.
Matt a bachelor’s degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice with a concentration in Law Enforcement from Eastern Michigan University in April of 1999. In his four years at college, he competed for Eastern on the Men’s Volleyball team as a setter and served as team captain his junior and senior year. He also held administrative positions in his fraternity, Sigma Nu, where he became familiar with Robert’s Rules of Order, which serve him well in his current profession.
After college, Matt got a position at Ford Motor Company at their Executive Security Division. Matt made his way up to working the Executive Floors at Ford’s World Headquarters building and was responsible for the offices of all the Vice Presidents and Mr. Ford. In November 2006, Matt was hired on at the Leelanau County Dispatch. While here, Matt took on additional responsibility including medical review for quality assurance, Communications Training Officer and Medical Awareness and Freedom Alert Coordinator. In April 2015, Matt was hired as the new Director of Emergency Management/9-1-1 for Leelanau County. In August of 2015, Matt handled a large straight-line wind event devastated the County. Through coordination with many accomplished decisionmakers around the County, Leelanau was awarded a Governor’s Declaration of Emergency and became eligible for reimbursement for costs associated with responding to and recovering from the disaster.
Matt has transitioned the County Emergency Services communications to the Statewide 800MHz system, integrated NexGen911 equipment into the 9-1-1 Center, and migrated Dispatch, Sheriff’s Office and Jail onto the same computer database system.
Mike Kasper has been working as the Mackinac County Emergency Management Coordinator for 15 years. He started in Emergency Response with the Clark Township Fire Department in 1985, the also the Clark Township Ambulance Service in 1986. In 1989, he started working with the Mackinac County Sheriff's Office K-9 unit led by Deputy Scott Strait. In 1992, Mike joined with Chippewa County Sheriff's Office, and also the Pickford/Marquette Townships' Fire and EMS services, while still serving the Clark Township Departments. In 1996, Mike left Pickford/Marquette Fire and EMS, and worked his off hours helping his father run an HVAC business. In 2003, Mike took over his father's HVAC business, leading to his leaving of Chippewa County Sheriff's office to continue the family business as the third generation owner. In 2006, an opportunity to continue serving Mackinac County arose, and in 2007, Mike officially became the Mackinac County Emergency Management Coordinator. 2008 brought Incident Command System Train the Trainer education, and Mike was awarded FEMA Center for Domestic Preparedness Excellence in Training Bronze level for 2009, 2010, 2012, and Silver Level for 2011. Other courses Mike teaches include G-191 ICP/EOC Interface, Public Information Officer, Homeland Security Exercise Evaluation Planning, Emergency Planning, Active Shooter Incident Response, Incident Commander Position Specific course, Operations Section Chief position Specific course.
Over the years, Mike has hosted many interesting exercises, some creating and testing new capabilities for hazard response engaging both private and public sectors to work together, and is striving to complete a full scale evacuation of Mackinac Island in 2023. Other activities he enjoys are representing Mackinac County on the Region 8 Homeland Security Planning Board, PEM Advisory Board, MEMA Region 8 Representative, the Eastern Upper Peninsula Firefighter's Association's Secretary, Grand Knight for 7100 Council of the Knights of Columbus, Mackinac County LEPC/LPT secretary, Mackinac County 911 Advisory Board member, and his favorite-boating with his lovely bride of 30 years Nancy and their dog Sheldon.
Timothy currently works as an Emergency Preparedness Programs Coordinator for AAA - The Auto Club Group (AAA-ACG). Timothy handles all things emergency preparedness for three states: TN, NC, and SC.
Prior to his move to AAA - ACG, Timothy worked as a Security Lieutenant for Somerset Collection and an Assistant Manager for Jax Kar Wash. In both roles he played a vital role in the life safety programs for these organizations. Timothy also worked for two years as a Homeland Security Planner for Macomb County Emergency Management.
In 2018, Timothy graduated with honors from Eastern Kentucky University (EKU), obtaining a Masters of Science in Safety, Security, and Emergency Management. While at EKU, he also obtained three master certificates. These certificates are in emergency management, homeland security, and occupational safety and health. Timothy also holds a bachelor's degree in Emergency Management from Madonna University. In 2019, Timothy obtained his Professional Emergency Management certification from the Michigan State Police.
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