The OES Grants Management Team invests more than $6 million in annual grant funds to help build resilience within the Santa Clara County Operational Area’s communities.
Michelle Sandoval, Program Manager II – Grants and Administrative Services
Karla Espartero Smith, Associate Management Analyst
Van Nguyen, Accountant II
Ivan Williams, Senior Management Analyst
Multidisciplinary All Hazards Task Force
The Multidisciplinary All Hazards Task Force works to prevent and reduce the risk of domestic terrorist events through special projects and training exercises.
Douglas Young, Battalion Chief and All Hazards Coordinator
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
OES offers Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) academies, which train residents to prepare for and respond to life-threatening events impacting their community.
Jeff Walker, Program Specialist II - CERT
Emergency Management Planning
The OES planning team is responsible for the Operational Area’s Emergency Operations Plan, an incident management protocol with supporting hazard and function specific annexes.
Vladimir Ibarra, Senior Emergency Planning Coordinator
Louay Toma, Program Specialist II – Emergency Management
Crisis Communications Public Information
OES continually conducts outreach and education to promote family and community disaster preparedness and works with the news media on crisis communications during disasters.
Patty Eaton, Public Risk Communication Officer
OES offers a robust training program composed of emergency management courses, drills, functional and table top exercises for County staff and jurisdictions within the Santa Clara County Operational Area.
Darrell Ray, Senior Emergency Management Specialist
Deborah Hinton, Management Analyst
Emergency Operations Center Operational Readiness
OES maintains operational readiness of emergency communications systems, equipment and protocols for the Operational Area’s Emergency Operations Center.
A Duty Officer is available 24/7 to monitor conditions, potential hazards and incidents.
Jay McAmis, Senior Emergency Planning Coordinator
Greg O’Bergin, IT Planner/Architect – First Responders/Emergency Management
Joe Guzzardi, Program Specialist II – Emergency Management
Tammy Norem, Emergency Planning Coordinator
Joe Riccio, Software Engineer III
Emergency Operations Center
OES maintains a 5,000 square foot EOC that serves as the hub for emergency management activities during disasters. During an activation, up to 150 personnel from the Operational Area serve in functional units: Management, Finance and Administration, Operations, Logistics, and Planning/Intelligence.
Santa Clara County Emergency Operational Area Council (EAOC)
The EOAC leads the Operational Area’s ongoing efforts to provide an effective, streamlined approach to disaster preparedness and planning. The EOAC has thirteen members, including seven elected officials from the County Board of Supervisors, Santa Clara Valley Water District and cities within the Operational Area, as well as six executives from public sector organizations.
Supervisor Mike Wasserman
Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors
Fire Chief’s Association Representative
County Executive Designee
Santa Clara Valley Water District
South County & West Valley Cities Representative
North County Cities Representative
Central County Cities Representative
Councilmember Johnny Khamis
San Jose City Council Representative
Councilmember Donald Rocha
San Jose City Council Representative
County of Santa Clara Health Officer
City Manager’s Association Representative
Police Chief’s Association Representative
Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority
President and Representative
Emergency Managers Association