EMAO strives to advance public safety for Ohioans through effective collaborations with local, state and federal partners.


To build effective emergency management leaders in Ohio by offering education, training and leveraging the professional experience of our membership.

Executive Director

  • Michelle Fitzgibbon


  • Mark Maxwell – President (Knox County)
  • Joe Villegas – President-Elect (Wayne County)
  • Jeff Klein – Vice President (Wood County)
  • Christina Fozio– Treasurer (Medina County)
  • Alex McCarthy – Secretary (Defiance County)
  • Mark Christie – Past President (Cuyahoga County)

Sector Representatives

  • Tim Warstler – Northeast Sector (Stark)
  • Ed Bohn – Northwest Sector (Paulding County)
  • Jeff Jadwin – Southeast Sector (Muskingum County)
  • Matt Haverkos – Southwest Sector (Butler County)
  • Lisa Kuelling – North Central Sector (Sandusky County)
  • Kathy Brown – Central Sector (Union County)
  • Mike Robbins – Western Sector (Mercer County)

College/University Representatives

  • Megan Koeth – Case Western Reserve University