To contact a member of the staff, please dial (573) 526-9100 or click on a name to contact by email.

SEMA Director's Office

Ron Walker
James Remillard
Deputy Director
Tami Soncrant
Executive Administrative Assistant
Michele Schnurr
Administrative Assistant
Caty Eisterhold
Public Information Officer

Missouri Emergency Response Commission (MERC)

Mike Harris
MERC Executive Director
Patricia Tye
Tier II Specialist
Lisa Jobe
Hazmat Training Coordinator
Lana Nelson
CEPF Specialist

Fiscal Division

Shelly Honse
Fiscal Manager
Nikol Enyart
Accounting Specialist III
Holly Otto
Grant Specialist
Ron Gerke
Accounting Specialist I
Accounting Specialist I
Vicki Romero
Special Assistant
Robyn Siebeneck
Procurement Officer
Jeff Briggs
Earthquake Program Manager
Gail Wolken
Personnel Officer I

EMPG Section

Amy Lepper
EMPG Program Manager
Jackie Hofstetter
EMPG Grant Specialist (L-Z)
Amanda Wilbers
EMPG Grant Specialist (A-K)

Preparedness Division

Elizabeth Weyrauch
Preparedness Division Manager
Jessica Catron
Missouri State Recovery Coordinator
Mark Pethan
PHEP/HPP Grant Administrator
Melissa Stafford
Administrative Assistant

Plans Section

Tom Stiefermann
Planning Section Manager

Strategic National Stockpile

Jim Settle
Heather Wilson

State Planning

Brenda Heidbreder
Planning Program Manager


December Montecino
Continuity of Operations

Training/Exercises Section

Michelle Nienhuis
Training & Exercise Program Manager
Angela Branstetter
Administrative Assistant


Sheila Huddleston
Exercise Officer
David Bagge


Laura Norris
State Training Officer
June Simonton
Training Technician I
Sarah Brockes-Miller
Training Technician II

Emergency Human Services Program

Deb Hendricks
Statewide Volunteer Coordinator
Steven Tatlow
EHS Planner
Sheila Luecke
Administrative Office Support
EHS Planner
Tina Brown
MRC Coordinator/Planner
Patricia Curtis
Show Me Response Coordinator

Radiological Emergency Preparedness Section

Melissa Friel
Program Coordinator
Jim Kammerer
Radiological Systems Maintenance Supervisor
Karla Marshall
Administrative Assistant
Dan Lund
Radiological Emergency Preparedness Coordinator
Kelly Mottaz
Radiological Emergency Preparedness Coordinator

Response Division

Terry Cassil
Response Division Manager
Administrative Assistant
Deputy Response Division Manager
Sebastian Gely
Web EOC Administrator
Jeff Rackers
All Hazards Mutual Aid Coordinator/Deputy Operations Chief


Marco Drummond
Emergency Management Officer I
Jessica Haugh
Emergency Management Officer I

Statewide Regional Coordinators

Jeff Alton
Region B
Derek Lohner
Region C - UASI Coordinator
Steve Besemer
Region C - Rural Coordinator
Denise Russell
Region D
Hank Voelker
Region E
Brenda Gerlach
Region F
Kent Edge
Region G
Michael Booth
Region H
Brett Hendrix
Region I


Sam Pherigo
Logistics Program/Facilities Manager
Jason Haugh
Logistics Program


Kevin Tweedy

Recovery Division

Ron Broxton
Recovery Division Manager
Lisa Nichols
Administrative Assistant
Angie Henderson
Deputy Recovery Division Manager

Mitigation Section

Heidi Carver
State Hazard Mitigation Officer
Deputy State Hazard Mitigation Officer
Jennifer Storey
Lead Planner/Hazard Mitigation Specialist
Mary Smith
Hazard Mitigation Specialist

Floodplain Management Section

Karen McHugh
Floodplain Management Section Manager/State NFIP Coordinator
Linda Olsen
Emergency Management Officer II
Lynn Welch
Floodplain Management Officer

Floodplain Engineering and Mapping Section

Darryl Rockfield
Floodplain Engineer Section Manager CE
Floodplain Engineer

Public Assistance Section

Alan Prenger
Disaster Section Manager
Diane Petty
Administrative Assistant
Matthew Boley
Public Assistance Coordinator
Karen Cassmeyer
Public Assistance Coordinator
David Burgan
Public Assistance Coordinator
Jim Clad
Public Assistance Specialist
Angie Mengwasser
Public Assistance Specialist
Regina Dredge
Public Assistance Specialist
Tim Hartman

Information Technology

Jim Bernskoetter
Information Technology Technician
David Sorensen
Information Technologist

Geographic Information Systems

Alexis Gieseker
Geographic Information Systems Specialist
Konrad Hughes
Geographic Information Systems Specialist