BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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DOROTHY MILLER, CEM, MEP

Executive Director

Dorothy L. 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

Nominations for Secretary currently being accepted until February 1st.   

The Secretary shall keep a record of all proceedings of the  Executive Council, issue membership certificates, and maintain the policies and procedures.

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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.

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JAMIE STACY, PH.D.

Former Board Member

Dr. Jamie Stacy is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Management and Homeland Security and Assistant Director of University Honors at Arkansas Tech University.  She received her Ph.D. in Leadership from the University of Central Arkansas and has a Bachelor's and Master's degree in emergency management and homeland security.  Currently, she serves as the Co-Lead for the Symposium Planning SIG for FEMA's Annual Emergency Management Higher Education Symposium.