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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Regional Emergency Coordinators

Regional Emergency Coordinators (RECs) serve as ASPR’s primary representatives throughout the country at the regional level. Building relationships with federal, state, local, tribal and territorial officials and healthcare representatives (partners and stakeholders) in order to conduct planning for effective federal emergency response, and to facilitate coordinated preparedness and response activities for public health and medical emergencies, is the main role of the RECs.  This is accomplished in a variety of ways to include: enhancing cross discipline integration among public health and medical and emergency management partners; providing situational awareness to headquarters;  responding  to events and providing command and control for deployed Departmental resources and assets; and providing exercise support  to stakeholders.  

The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) and its predecessor organizations have placed emergency coordinators in each of the Health and Human Services (HHS) regions for over 15 years.  Today, there are RECs throughout the country, and each region has its own unique regional preparedness concerns. With a wide variety of backgrounds including healthcare, emergency management, environmental health, public administration, human services, public health, and engineering, the RECs offer a wealth of skills and experience in emergency planning and response. For more information about the program, please contact us via the Regional Emergency Coordinators Comment Form.

Region 1 (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT)
John F. Kennedy Federal Building
15 New Sudbury Street, Suite 2100
Boston, MA 02203

Gary J. Kleinman (Supervisor)
Office: 617-565-1159
Fax: 615-622-0252

Gregory T. Banner MS, CEM
Office: 617-565-1485

Mark C. N. Libby RN, EMT-P
Office: 617-565-1481

Region 2 (NY, NJ, PR, VI)
26 Federal Plaza, Room 38-100
New York, NY 10278

Murad Raheem (Supervisor)
Office: 212-264-4494
Fax: 212-264-3424

CDR Andrew Chen
Office: 212-264-2745

Robert L. Rascher
Office: 212-264-2744

Region 3 (DE, DC, MD, PA, VA, WV)
150 S. Independence Mall West, Suite 429
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Harry Mayer (Supervisor)
Office: 215-861-4413/4833
Fax: 215-861-4363

Emily Falone
Office: 215-861-4390

CAPT Stephen Formanski
Office: 215-861-4398

National Capitol Region (select jurisdictions of MD, VA and all of DC)
200 Independence Ave, SW
Washington, DC 20201

Glenn Blanchette
Office: 202-205-0717
Fax: 202-260-6056

Region 4 (AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, TN)
61 Forsyth Street, SW Suite 5B-95
Atlanta, GA 30303

CAPT William Greim (Acting Supervisor)
Office: 404-562-7679
Fax: 404-562-7913

Jeanne Eckes
Office: 404-562-7937

Dara-Leigh Spector
Office: 404-562-7911

CAPT Charles Weir
Office: 404-562-7636

Region 5 (IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI)
233 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 1300
Chicago, IL 60601

Carl Adrianopoli (Supervisor)
Office: 312-353-4515
Fax: 312-353-3923

CAPT Janet Odom
Office: 312-886-0696

Diane Smith (Admin. Asst.)
Office: 312-353-9763


Region 6 (AR, LA, NM, OK, TX)
MSC Dallas, 854 Avenue R
Grand Prairie, TX 75050

CAPT Mick Cote (Supervisor)
Office: 972-606-2869
Fax: 972-606-8940

CAPT Louis A. Lightner, Jr., PE
Office: 972-606-6472

CDR Mark Byrd
Office: 972-606-2869

CDR Amy O. Taylor
Office: 972-606-6190

Region 7 (IA, KS, MO, NE)
601 E. 12th Street, Room S1801
Kansas City, MO 64106

CAPT Jim Imholte, RP (Supervisor)
Office: 816-426-3490
Fax: 816-426-2834

CAPT Dana L. Hall
Office: 816-426-2828

CAPT Chris Kates
Office: 816-426-2833

Region 8 (CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, WY)
999 18th Street, South Terrace, Suite 450
Denver, CO 80202

CDR Ronald R. Pinheiro
Office: 303-844-7273
Fax: 303-844-7274

LCDR John Gibbons
Office: 303-844-7272

Ken Sturrock
Office:  303-844-7249

Region 9 (AZ, CA, HI, NV, Guam, American Samoa, CNMI, FSMI, RMI, Palau)
90 7th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

CAPT Kevin Sheehan (Supervisor)
Office: 415-633-5502
Fax: 415-437-8388

Jerold Fenner
Office: 415-437-8386

CDR Erik Vincent
Office: 415-437-8386

Tony Voirin 
Office:  415-437-8387

Region 10 (AK, ID, OR, WA)
2201 Sixth Avenue, Mailstop 20
Seattle, WA 98121

Rick Buell (Supervisor)
Office: 206-615-3600
Fax: 206-615-2481

David Kerschner
Office: 206-615-2506

Andrew Stevermer
Office: 206-615-2266


  • This page last reviewed: August 29, 2013