BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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DOROTHY MILLER, CEM, MEP

Executive Director

Dorothy E. Miller is the Executive Director as well as a founding member of Epsilon Pi Phi Honor Society and the Council on Accreditation for Emergency Management Education (CAEME). She is the emergency management coordinator (EMC) for the City of Round Rock, Texas. She has over a dozen years of experience in higher education including The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD), Florida International University (FIU) and Central Missouri (adjunct instructor). Ms. Miller is a FEMA Master Exercise Practitioner (MEP) and a Certified Emergency Manger (CEM). She completed her Master’s degree at Arkansas Tech University in Emergency Management and Homeland Security. She is a recent graduate from the Emergency Management Institutes’ EMPP Program Executive and Advanced Academies.

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HALLIE NIX

President

Hallie Nix serves as the Senior Emergency Management Associate with the Office of Emergency
Management at the George Washington University. She oversees two principal annual events:
GW Safety Expo and the Emergency Management in Higher Education Seminar. The annual
seminar, co-hosted by the George Washington University and the Consortium of Universities for
the Metropolitan Area, brings emergency management practitioners from throughout the
country to share best practices.

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VALERIE LUCUS-MCEWEN, CEM, CBCP

Treasurer

Valerie Lucus-McEwen, CEM, CBCP is currently an adjunct professor for the emergency
management program at California State University, Long Beach. For over 20 years before that,
she was a professional emergency manager, working at the local, regional, federal and
university agencies.

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VACANT

Secretary

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KAY GOSS, CEM

Board Member

Kay C. Goss, CEM is a founder and the President of the Council on Accreditation of Emergency
Management Education, former Associate FEMA Director in charge of National Preparedness,
Training, and Exercises, as well as serving in EM leadership positions at the state, private and
nonprofit sectors. Ms. Goss is on the part-time Faculty at UNLV’s Executive Master’s Program in
Crisis and Emergency Management.

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DARYL SPIEWAK, CEM, TEM, MEP

Board Member

Mr. Spiewak, CEM, TEM, MEP is a founder and Vice President of the Council on Accreditation for
Emergency Management Education (CAEME). He is a retired US Army Officer and a retired
emergency manager and security officer for the Brazos River Authority, an agency of the State of
Texas. Mr. Spiewak is also an adjunct for the University of Phoenix since 2000.