An Agency of the Commonwealth of Virginia

Emergency Support Team (VEST) Status: Monitoring

VEOC Activation Status: Orange


NamePositionExecutive Profile
State Coordinator's Office
Curtis BrownState Coordinator of Emergency ManagementExecutive Profile
Erin SuttonChief Deputy State CoordinatorExecutive Profile
Desiré Branch-EllisPolicy Advisor
Policy & Communications
Dillon TaylorChief of Staff & Senior Counsel
Lauren OpettDirector of Communications and Chief Agency Spokesperson
Jumoke AkinrimisiPolicy & Project Office - Intergovernmental Affairs
Elantra SpencerPolicy & Project Office - Coordinator
Disaster Operations
John NorthonDeputy State Coordinator for Disaster Services
Stacie NealDirector of Planning
Jack KingDirector of Regional Support East
VacantDirector of Regional Support West
Ed PornerDirector of Response Programs
Mission Support Bureau
Andres AlvarezDeputy State Coordinator for Mission Support
Shawn MasonDirector of Facilities and Safety Office
Stephanie HarrisDirector of Training, Education, and Exercise
Stephanie AsbellDirector of Human Resources
Karen HostettlerChief Information Officer
NGS Bureau
Dorothy Spears-DeanDeputy State Coordinator for 911 & Geospatial Services
Joe Sewash VGIN Coordinator
Brian CrumplerRegional Outreach Manager
Financial Management Bureau
Cheryl AdkinsDeputy State Coordinator for Financial Management and Chief Financial Officer 
Jocelyn BagbyDirector of Accounting and Compliance
Heather PayneDirector of Procurement
Robbie Coates Director of Grant Programs
Michelle OblinskyChief of the VEST Bureau


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