Incident Command System Leadership PDT

Members of the ICS Leadership PDT determine specific needs for their utilities and influence curriculum, recommend and evaluate instructors, develop program agendas, and recruit speakers and participants.

For more information on this Program Development Team contact Beverly Woolf at joneswoolf@westernenergy.org or at 503-688-2790

Committee Members

Todd Felix

NW Natural

Emergency Manager
Member

Keith Garcia

Los Angeles Department of Water & Power

Emergency Coordinator
Past Chair

Kenneth Lewis

Salt River Project

Emergency Manager
Member

Lydia Mertyris

Hawaiian Electric Company

Emergency Planning & Preparedness Program Manager
Member

Rod Price

Eugene Water & Electric Board

Chief Engineering and Operations Officer
Chair

Ann Steeves

San Diego Gas & Electric Company

Sr. Emergency Management Program Advisor
Member
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Ann Steeves has held leadership positions in federal, state, local (city/county) and private arenas. Hired at PGE in April 2011, Ann is the Operations Manager for Business Continuity Emergency Management (BCEM) responsible for strategic and tactical planning, training and exercises on a companywide basis that involve any type of All Hazards emergency response.

Prior to that, Ann spent six years as a Regional Coordinator with the Hospital/Healthcare Preparedness Program brokering community relationships and conducting strategic and tactical planning across a six county, 12 hospital environment for any large scale medical surge emergency (hospital evacuation, critical supplies, logistics, communications, etc.).

Ann is a certified instructor in the Incident Command System (ICS), Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP), Continuity of Operations (COOP), and is trained in Multi-Agency Coordination Group (MACG) and All Hazard Incident Management Teams. Ann is certified as a Master Continuity Practitioner (MCP) through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA); certified by the Disaster Recovery Institute International as a Master Business Continuity Professional (MBCP) and has authored or reviewed national level publications on Emergency Response and Mutual Assistance topics.

Ann works with Critical Infrastructure providers, all levels of Government and community based entities in this diverse collaborative and interdependent framework to improve and strengthen capacity and capabilities related to business continuity, information disaster recovery, and emergency mitigation, preparation, response and recovery.

Beverly Woolf

Western Energy Institute

Senior Program Manager
WEI Liaison