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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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Don Sullens

Don Sullens has been with Chatham Emergency Management Agency (CEMA) since 2007. However, he just began his career as the CEMA Deputy Director in March 2017.

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Stephanie Cox

Stephanie Cox joined CEMA in January 2014. As the Administrator, Mrs. Cox will process the accounts payable and receivable as well as manage the coordination of multiple grant accounts. Other duties include: creating financial reports, processing payroll, and assisting the Emergency Operations Center as needed.

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Chelsea Sawyer

Chelsea joined CEMA in September 2016. Her primary responsibilities as the Emergency Management Coordinator in Community Outreach include organizing and presenting public awareness campaigns as well as recruiting, training and supervising the Agency's volunteer workforce. In March 2019, Chelsea earned the Basic Georgia Certified Emergency Manager (Ga-CEM) designation and became the fourth member of CEMA to hold the title of Ga-CEM.

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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 joined CEMA in February 2019 as an Emergency Management Specialist serving within Operations and Logistics.

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Aaron Thompson

Aaron Thompson joined CEMA in February 2019 as an Emergency Management Specialist, currently serving in the Operations Division.

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Mark Adams

Mark Adams joined CEMA in September 2020 as an Emergency Management Specialist within the Planning Division.

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Lareecia Mance

Lareecia is our most recent addition to the CEMA team, joining in March 2021 as the Administrative Specialist.

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Sakile Johnson

Sakile Johnson is an Illinois native with a bachelor's in Biology from Armstrong State University, now Georgia Southern and a masters in Marine Science from Savannah State University. She has several years of volunteer and outreach experience and specializes in communication and scientific outreach. She is currently joining CEMA as their newest Americorp VISTA for a service term extending from May 2021 to May 2022. Her primary responsibilities are organizing and preparing outreach events and presentations.

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Jada D. Cossey

Jada D. Cossey, born and raised in Savannah, GA is our newest AmeriCorps VISTA serving as the new representative of the COVID-19 vaccine campaign.

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