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Dennis Jones

Dennis T. Jones, appointed as Chatham EMA's Director in 2017, is an accomplished emergency manager with extensive experience spanning 28 years of Incident Command and Emergency Response. In an emergency management capacity, Mr. Jones has coordinated response and recovery to a myriad of emergencies and disasters.

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Randall Mathews

Randall Mathews, Assistant Director, has more than 14 years of combined experience in emergency management and military operations. During his tenure at Chatham Emergency Management Agency (CEMA), Randall has assumed multiple responsibilities to include overseeing all planning, hazard mitigation and operational functions for CEMA as well as the Chatham County Emergency Operations Center (EOC).

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Alli Padgett

Alli Padgett currently Assistant Director with Chatham County Emergency Management Agency (CEMA), has extensive experience in emergency management and military operations. Alli oversees operations, communications, logistics, the emergency warning program, WebEOC administration, fleet coordination, and asset management.

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Chelsea Sawyer

Chelsea Sawyer has worked for the Chatham Emergency Management Agency (CEMA) since September 2016. Throughout her time with the agency, she has served as an Emergency Management Specialist, Emergency Management Coordinator and is now the Emergency Preparedness Manager.

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Taylor Sanchez

Taylor Sanchez joined CEMA in August 2018 as an Emergency Management Specialist with a focus on coordinating training and exercises. He has a diverse background in military law enforcement and emergency management.

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Seth Sawyer

Seth Sawyer, currently an Emergency Management Coordinator with the Chatham Emergency Management Agency, has served his community in a wide range of fields to include emergency and disaster management, fire, rescue, emergency medical services, behavioral health and wilderness search and rescue.

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Florence Culbreth

Florence Hutchison Culbreth joins Chatham Emergency Management Agency as the new Executive Assistant. She formerly served as a Deputy Court Clerk and Terminal Agency Coordinator for Chatham County Probate Court in Savannah GA.

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Kayla Reynolds

Kayla Reynolds has joined CEMA as an AmeirCorps VISTA (Volunteer in Service to America) for a one year term as an Outreach Specialist. Kayla is a Savannah State graduate with a Bachelor's degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Management. Kayla is currently pursuing her degree in Public Administration online at the University of Miami.

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Nic Miner

In July 2023, Nic joined the Chatham Emergency Management Agency (CEMA) and assumed the role of Emergency Management Specialist within the Planning Division. Nic's roots trace back to Columbus, Ohio, where he embarked on his journey in the field of emergency services.

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David Smith

Originally from Morrow, Georgia, David Smith retired from the US Army beginning of 2023 as a Sergeant First Class (E-7) working as Senior Satellite Communications Operations and Plans Non-Commissioned Officer, having also served as a Satellite Network Controller and Instructor at points during his career.

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Nicole Neininger

Nicole Neininger, Administrative Assistant II with the Chatham Emergency Management Agency, possesses a diversified background encompassing both volunteer and professional roles, all of which have significantly contributed to the growth and prosperity of her community.

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Rowan Atwell

In February 2024, Rowan joined the Chatham Emergency Management Agency (CEMA) and assumed the role of Emergency Management Specialist within the Community Planning Division. Rowan is initially from South Florida but has spent time in Pittsburgh, PA and Washington, D.C as well.

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Matthew Pimentel

Hello, I'm Matt Pimentel, and I'm proud to be part of the Chatham Emergency Management Agency team. With a passion for amateur radio, I bring a unique set of skills to our agency's mission of ensuring the safety and security of our community.

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