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 or at 503-688-2790

Committee Members

Placido Amparano

Imperial Irrigation District

Emergency Services Coordinator II

Todd Felix

NW Natural

Emergency Manager

Keith Garcia

Los Angeles Department of Water & Power

Emergency Coordinator
Past Chair

Kenneth Lewis

Salt River Project

Emergency Manager

Dave Ponozzo

Grant County PUD

Manager of Emergency Preparedness

Todd Simmons

Tillamook PUD

General Manager

Ann Steeves

San Diego Gas & Electric Company

Sr. Emergency Response Advisor – Electric Regional Operations (ERO)
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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.

Erin Swearingen

Avista Corp.

Emergency Management Manager
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Erin Swearingen is a Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP) with nearly 20 years of experience in business continuity and disaster recovery program management. Erin has held positions in both a consulting capacity, as well as a company resource, designing and implementing business continuity programs in various industries including insurance, finance and utilities. Erin has also developed and implemented emergency response, evacuation and life safety programs, promoting employee preparedness and safety education. Erin also serves as the Secretary for Spokane Community Organizations Active in Disasters (COAD) and is an active member of the Spokane County Emergency Operations Group. Erin is currently the Senior Program Manager for Enterprise Business Continuity at Avista Corp.

Beverly Woolf

Western Energy Institute

Director of Programs
WEI Liaison