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


  • Tim Jonovich – President (Erie County)
  • Mark Christie – President-Elect (Cuyahoga County)
  • Mark Maxwell – Vice President (Knox County)
  • Christina Fozio– Treasurer (Medina County)
  • Julie Rittenhouse – Secretary (Defiance County)
  • Jon Kochis – Past President (Fairfield County)

Sector Representatives

  • Joe Villegas – Northeast Sector (Wayne County)
  • Ed Bohn – Northwest Sector (Paulding County)
  • Rita Spicer – Southeast Sector (Perry County)
  • Ryan McEwan – Southwest Sector (Hamilton County)
  • Lisa Kuelling – North Central Sector (Sandusky County)
  • Alex McCarthy – Central Sector (Tuscarawas County)
  • David Anderson – Western Sector (Preble County)

College/University Representatives

  • Megan Koeth – Case Western Reserve University