The California Emergency Services Association (CESA) is a non-profit professional organization dedicated to the promotion of mutual support and cooperation across disciplines in preparing for natural and human caused disasters and public emergencies.
This dynamic organization includes academic institutions, representatives from government agencies, utilities, and businesses of all types, nonprofits and faith-based organizations, as well as media and elected officials.
Together, we share common goals as the leaders and practitioners in Preparedness, Response, Recovery, Mitigation, and Protection in California. Our Association includes seasoned professionals, total novices and world class experts, as well as part-time, full-time, paid staff and volunteers.
Meet Your 2019 State Board
Ray Riordan, President
Breanna Medina, Vice President/Secretary
Dana Carey, Treasurer
Janice Bell, Immediate Past President - Inland
Brentt Blaser, Member at Large- Coastal
Gerry Mailas, Board Member - Coastal
Mary Jo Flynn-Nevins, Board Member - Inland
Donna Mayer, Board Member, Southern
Vicki Osborn, Member at Large, Southern
The CESA Chapters
The Chapters of CESA follow the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services Administrative Regions. Each member is assigned a Chapter at the time of membership registration, typically based off their address or their area of responsibilities.
Each Chapter offers leadership development opportunities through committee and board positions.
CESA welcomes everyone who is passionate about emergency management in California. Whether someone calls it Emergency Management, Business Continuity, or Disaster Preparedness, we all are in the business of preparing for, responding to, recovering from, and mitigatingeverything from planned events to disasters. CESA is a place for you to gain that knowledge and share your experience.
Serving the Counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Monterey, Napa, San Benito, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, and Sonoma
Coastal Chapter Board:
Ray Riordan, President
Ron Alves, Immediate Past President
Doris Barone, Treasurer
Brentt Blaser, Member at Large
David Flamm, Member at Large
Joe Guzzardi, Vice President
Emma Reed, Secretary
Serving the Counties of Alpine, Amador , Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, El Dorado, Fresno, Glenn, Kern, Kings, Lassen, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Modoc, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Tulare, Tuolumne, Yolo, and Yuba
Dana Carey, President
Mary Jo Flynn Nevins, Vice President
Shannon Williams, Secretary
Eric Holly, Treasurer
Serving the Counties of Imperial, Inyo, Los Angeles, Orange, Mono, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, SanLuis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura
Southern Chapter Board:
Breanna Medina, President
Michael Ripley, Immediate Past President
Donna Mayer, Vice President
Loni Eazell, Secretary
Emely Merina, Treasurer
Keith Harrison, Director
Stacy Barnes, Director
Jenny Novak, Director
Vicki Osborn, Member at Large