University of Vermont

Office of Emergency Management

Emergency Operations Group

The Emergency Operations Group is responsible for developing and implementing action plans to respond to, and recover from, a campus emergency. This group works from a specially equipped Emergency Operations Center (EOC) under the leadership of the Associate VP for Administrative and Facilities Services and the Assistant VP for Student and Campus Life, who serve as its co-chairs and as EOC Directors (depending on the nature of the incident).

Co-Chairs and EOC Directors

  • William P. Ballard, Associate Vice President for Administrative & Facilities Services (EOC Manager for level 4/5 emergencies)
  • Annie Stevens, Vice Provost for Student Affairs (EOC Manager for level 3 emergencies)

Core Members

  • Pat Brown, Director Student Life & Davis Center
  • Sal Chiarelli, Director Physical Plant
  • Enrique Corredera, Director University Communications
  • Mary Dewey, Director Risk Management & Safety
  • Patty Eldred, Director Administrative & Facilities Services Auxiliary Services (log/scribe)
  • Stacey Miller, Director Residential Life
  • Nick Negrete, Assistant Dean for Student Retention
  • Jon Porter, Director Center for Health & Wellbeing
  • Julia Russell, Associate Chief Information Officer, Interim
  • Lianne Tuomey, Chief of Police Services
  • Kristin Winer, Senior Financial Manager Administrative & Facilities Services

Crisis Support Team

  • Joel Shapiro, Director Human Resources Organizational Services
  • Toss Weinman, Director Counseling & Psychiatry Services

Emergency Policy Group

  • Gary Derr, Vice President for Executive Operations
  • Richard Cate, Vice President for Finance & Treasurer
  • Tom Gustafson, Vice President for University Relations & Administration

Agency Representatives

Deans, Directors, or content experts from impacted units may be asked to join the Emergency Operations Group by the EOC Commander as the situation dictates. In emergency situations that involve the City of Burlington or surrounding communities, public emergency response agencies (Fire, Police, EMS, Public Works) that serve the campus may be asked to provide agency representatives to the EOC to expedite coordination.

Last modified February 21 2014 04:35 PM