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Committee Members

Emergency Preparedness Committee Membership

Adapted from Takoma Park Municipal Code 2.16.250:

2.16.130        Membership.

The Committee will be composed of up to nine residents appointed by the Council, one member selected by the Takoma Park Volunteer Fire Department, and one member selected by the Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security. (Ord. 2021-39 § 1, 2021)

Emergency Preparedness Committee Members

First NameLast NameAffiliationTerm Expiration
ChrisBeckWard 22023
MandiBoothWard 22023
DianneCherryWard 52023
JimDella-GiacomaWard 22023
AmiGadhiaWard 22023
TroyJacobsWard 52023
EmilyMarshallWard 42023
KathleenQuinnWard 22023
ClaudineSchweberWard 32023
OpenTakoma Park Volunteer Fire DepartmentN/A
RonHardyTakoma Park Emergency Preparedness ManagerN/A
PatrickFlemingMontgomery County Office of Emergency Management

Table: Current Emergency Preparedness Committee members



About the Committee Members

Claudine Schweber

  • Collaborated with online professionals just after Hurricane Katrina to provide continuity of education; special program developed within 2 weeks by linking with universities around the country!
  • Organized workshops combining FEMA, MEMA (Md) and university leadership in this area to develop connections and preparedness plans and developed a website with linkages regarding higher education preparedness.
  • Wrote articles and gave presentations in the USA and W. Europe about the need for preparedness awareness, planning and practice, especially for students& families.
  • Completed Montgomery CERT Training; Participant in annual Emergency Management Institute (June).

Ron Hardy-City Emergency Preparedness Manager

  • FEMA-Certificate of Achievement for Advanced professional Series for Emergency Management
  • Member of the Maryland Emergency Management Association
  • 33 years of Law Enforcement experience, including Active Shooter training and teaching

Kathe Quinn

  •   Serves as an expert advisor dealing with the notification, communication, dissemination of information, and the mobilization / direction of emergency response resource capabilities regarding Federal response to all types of intentional and/or unintentional crises, disasters, other humanitarian emergencies, hazards, or natural and man-made/technological (chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, high-yield explosives) incidents.
  • Provides technical guidance, training, and emergency preparedness planning and coordination including the use of Incident Command System (ICS) to ensure National Incident Management System (NIMS) compliance by the organization.
  • Serves as a resource for all Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRNE) events.
  • Coordinates with federal, state, and local agencies to integrate preparedness efforts in an effort to achieve the desired level of readiness.




Emergency Preparedness Committee Sections