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 Eric Christenson at christenson@westernenergy.org or at 971-303-2118

Committee Members

Ted Campbell

Dominion Energy

Manager, Special Projects
Member

Keith Garcia

Los Angeles Department of Water & Power

Emergency Coordinator
Chair

Lisa Hayes

Los Angeles Department of Water & Power

Emergency Preparedness Coordinator
Member

Tom Jacobus

Southern California Edison

Principal Manager Business Resiliency
Member

John LaTourette

Eugene Water & Electric Board

Electric Line Crew Supervisor
Member

Kenneth Lewis

Salt River Project

Business Continuity & Emergency Management
Member

Kenneth Lewis

Salt River Project

Emergency Manager
Member

Lydia Mertyris

Hawaiian Electric Company

Emergency Planning & Preparedness Program Manager
Member

Cecile Pinto

Pacific Gas and Electric Company

Manager, All Hazards
Member

Rod Price

Eugene Water & Electric Board

Chief Engineering & Operations Officer
Member

Tim Schneider

ENMAX Corporation

Manager, Control Centre
Member

Chris Snyder

Pacific Gas and Electric Company

Director, Emergency Preparedness and Response
Member

Ann Steeves

San Diego Gas & Electric Company

Sr. Emergency Management Program Advisor
Mentor
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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.

Heather Weim

San Diego Gas & Electric Company

Program Manager, ICS Implementation and Training
Chair

Beverly Woolf

Western Energy Institute

Program Manager
WEI Liaison