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Leadership Team

  • Chris Leaver, Coordinator/Lead Trainer
    I joined CERT because I wanted to help the community.  I see myself doing this in two ways.  First, I can serve as a volunteer when disaster strikes Second, I can train people to be more self-reliant in times of disaster.   I have valuable training that means I can assist first responders when they are overwhelmed and train citizens to be prepared in cases of emergency. One thing I want everyone to know is that preparedness is a journey, not a destination.


  • Assistant Coordinator - (vacant)

  • Ken Meines, Operations Section Chief/Trainer
    I got involved in CERT in 2010 because after taking the basic class I found there was a need in our local unit for developing a team to help train the community and be available to the Emergency Manager during major disasters. In my first years I did many online classes, went to EMI for Train-The-Trainer and Program Manager plus became A-CERT trained. Over the years I have shared my training and skills to help educate the community in the basic CERT course and help households become more self-sufficient during a disaster.  I encourage people to take the basic CERT class and help spread the word about preparedness.

  • Nancy Stroosnyder, Administrative Section Chief
    I took the basic CERT training as part of my National Security Program in the American Legion Auxiliary.  I wanted to remain involved in CERT because I thought my administrative background would be helpful in promoting the program and be beneficial in the event of a regional disaster or emergency.

  • Logistics Section Chief - (vacant)

  • Public Relations - (vacant)

  • Jim Beaudoin, Team Leader
    I was first involved with Search and Rescue for many years and got credentialed at a National level through the National Association for Search And Rescue (NASAR). I found out about CERT and was interested in learning new skills that were more geared to directly helping people and the community in various ways that search and rescue does not do in this area geographically. I think we all can learn something from CERT and help ourselves, our family, friends and neighbors to be aware of some easy steps to be more prepared in case an emergency or disaster happens. It’s not IF, it’s When.

  • Brian Ebbers, Team Leader
    CERT is about readiness, people helping people, rescuer safety, and doing the greatest good for the greatest number. As Mr. Rogers famously said: “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” Being a member of CERT provides the training to be equipped to answer the call to be a helper.


  • Sandi Beahan, undesignated
    My given name is Sandra, from the Greek Alexandra, meaning “Helper of Mankind.”  I see this as my purpose in life.  I joined CERT to be able to help communities understand preparedness and plan for their survival in the event of an emergency. I am also a retired firefighter/first responder which makes it very easy for me to assist them when needed. I bring many life skills to the table to share with others.