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2021 Member Bios

Matt Moreland - Committee Chair

Matt is the 2021-2023 Chair of the Committee and the Meteorologist-in-Charge of NWS WFO San Diego. He previously worked as a forecaster for 14 years for WFO Houston, as an Emergency Response Specialist for 3 years at WFO New Orleans, and as the Meteorologist-in-Charge for 2.5 years at WFO Key West. 

Dr. Stephanie Herring - Member

Dr. Herring is the Branch Chief of the National Geophysical Sciences Branch. She previously worked for the  American Association for the Advancement of Science and American Chemical Society Congressional Policy Fellow, working for Congressman Edward Markey on the American Clean Energy and Security Act as well as on climate change and public health, energy and environmental issues.

Melissa Huffman - Member

Melissa is the Warning Coordination Meteorologist for WFO Corpus Christi. She previously worked at WFOs Midland, Houston, and New Braunfels. She holds an undergraduate degree in meteorology from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln and a graduate degree in Public Administration in Emergency Management from the University of North Texas. 

Amber Liggett - Member

Amber is a Public Information Officer for the Pennsylvania Department of Health and a fill-in broadcast meteorologist. She received her undergraduate degree in meteorology and her graduate degree in emergency management from Millersville University, where she was a Hollings Scholar. 

Steve Maloney - Member

Steve is an Emergency, Safety, and Environmental Manager with the Federal Reserve Board. He previously worked as a geologist for years, a firefighter, and as an emergency manager. 

Ashley Morris - Member

Ashley is an emergency manager for Baltimore County. She received her undergraduate degree in geophysics/atmospheric sciences and her graduate degree in natural hazards geography from Texas Tech University. 

Lucas McDonald - Member

Lucas is the Director of Emergency Operations for Walmart. He previously worked as a broadcast meteorologist. He studied meteorology at Saint Louis University.

Molly Merrifield - Member

Molly is a forecaster at WFO Tallahassee. She previously worked as a meteorologist for the Florida Department of Emergency Management, for WFO Houston, and for WFO Miami. 

Felix Nance - Member

Felix is the emergency manager for Hominy, OK in Osage County. He began his career in mass care in the Red Cross and is very active in the AMS and NWA. 

Adam Roser - Member

Adam is a meteorologist at NWS San Diego. He received his undergraduate degree in meteorology from Ohio University and his graduate degree in emergency management from Millersville. 

Melissa Sizemore - Member

Melissa is an emergency management officer in Jefferson County, AL. She received her undergraduate degree in meteorology and geography from Western Kentucky University. 

Emily Merrick Sullivan - Member

Emily is a contractor at Georgia Power. She received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Georgia.

Vanesa Urango - Member

Vanesa is the Assistant Chief of Recovery at the State of New Hampshire Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, she is a member of the FEMA Region 1 Hurricane Liaison Team, and she is a teaching lecturer at the Plymouth State University. She received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Plymouth State. 

Kevin Wagner - Member

Kevin is a Business Continuity Specialist for PNC Bank. He previously worked in Business Continuity for Chubb. He received his undergraduate degree from California University of Pennsylvania. 

Cameron Young - Member

Cameron is a forecaster at WFO Tallahassee. He previously served as a meteorologist at the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM). He received his undergraduate degree in meteorology from the University of South Alabama and his graduate degree in Meteorology from Mississippi State University.

Frank Marsik - Member

Frank is a research scientist and lecturer in meteorology and climate at the University of Michigan. He previously worked as a forecaster in agriculture, commercial, industrial, and broadcast applications of meteorology before beginning his graduate work at the University of Michigan.

Hannah Kinnett - Member

Hannah is an emergency management and business resiliency professional at Toyota. She received her undergraduate degree in emergency management from the University of Central Florida and she's pursuing a graduate degree in meteorology from Mississippi State University. 

Bob Goldhammer - Past Committee Chair

Bob was the 2014-2016 former Chair of the Committee and he is currently the IAEM Liaison to the NWS WeatherReady Nation and WMO WeatherReady Nations programs. He has +25 years of experience as a certified emergency manager and has been in volunteer public safety for over 50 years. 

Tom Bedard - Past Committee Chair

Tom was the 2019-2021 former Chair of the Committee and he is an Implementation Manager at AccuWeather for Business. He previously worked for Risk Management Solutions and the National Disaster Preparedness Training Center. 

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