Members


The State Emergency Response Commission (SERC) is established pursuant to federal law and Nevada Revised Statutes 459.738. The Governor may appoint up to twenty-five members to the SERC. To the extent practicable, appointments will be made of those who have technical expertise in responding to emergencies. One or more of the members will be appointed to serve as chairman or co-chairs. The term of each member of the SERC is four years and there is no limit on the number of terms a member may serve. Member composition is defined in the SERC Bylaws. To review current vacancies, please visit: gov.nv.gov, click on Boards tab.

    The State Emergency Response Commission employs staff as necessary to perform its duties. Staff currently consists of a Commission Administrator and Assistant.


        Co-Chairs

        Dennis Nolan

        EMS Division Chief, Reno Fire Department
        Current Term Ends: March 2023

          Richard Brenner

          Current Term Ends: October 2023

            Members

            Jon Bakkedahl

            Nevada Division of Emergency Management / Homeland Security
            Current Term Ends: October 2022

              Lance Chantler

              Reno Sparks Indian Colony
              Current Term Ends: September 2024

                Susan Crowely

                Crowley Environmental LLC
                Current Term Ends: June 2022

                  Kimberly Ferguson

                  NV Energy
                  Current Term Ends: June 2024

                    Augustine "Gus" Farias

                    Sonoma Home Health and Omni Care Hospice
                    Current Term Ends: December 2021

                      Karen Luna

                      Current Term Ends: January 2025

                        Eric Santos

                        AVP, Business Initiatives Consultant at Wells Fargo
                        Current Term Ends: March 2023

                          Kelly Thomas

                          Staff Engineer, Nevada Division of Environmental Protection
                          Current Term Ends: April 2026

                            Debra Dailey

                            Owner of EMS Training Center of Southern Nevada
                            Current Term Ends: January 2024

                              David Sellen

                              Administrator, Infrastructure Protection Southwest Gas
                              Current Term Ends: January 2024

                                James Madsen

                                Nevada State Police Highway Patrol
                                Current Term Ends: February 2024

                                  Carolyn Levering

                                  City of Las Vegas
                                  Current Term Ends: September 2024

                                    "TJ" Montaviest Qualls

                                    Director of engineering, Sunrise Hospital Las Vegas
                                    Current Term Ends: September 2024

                                      Michael Mallner

                                      Staff Environmental Engineer, TESLA
                                      Current Term Ends: April 2025

                                        Danny Brennan

                                        State Fire Marshal Office
                                        Current Term Ends: March 2025

                                          Steven Spencer

                                          Air Liquide
                                          Current Term Ends: April 2026

                                            Michael Morton

                                            Nevada Gaming Control Board
                                            Current Term Ends: April 2026

                                              Jason Nicholl

                                              North Lyon County Fire Department
                                              Current Term Ends: April 2026

                                                Amanda Windes

                                                University of Nevada, Reno
                                                Current Term Ends: April 2026

                                                  James Morgan

                                                  Storey County
                                                  Current Term Ends: April 2026

                                                    Jack Snyder

                                                    Elko City
                                                    Current Term Ends: April 2026