Planning, Protection and Preparedness
Tina’s areas of oversight include state-level Planning and Preparedness programs for all hazards, including but not limited to the State of California Emergency Plan, Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS) and National Incident Management System (NIMS) compliance, Homeland Security and Radiological/Nuclear preparedness, and the Cal EMA Earthquake and Tsunami program. She also oversees the Critical Infrastructure Protection and Hazard Mitigation Planning programs at Cal EMA, as well as the Agency’s public/private initiatives.
Tina was appointed Assistant Secretary for Cal EMA in February 2009, following appointments as Assistant Director in 2005 and Deputy Director of Preparedness and Training in 2008. Tina has over 19 years of experience in the area of emergency management. Beginning in 1991, Tina worked in the Agency’s Recovery programs, providing assistance, training and guidance to applicants of disaster assistance programs through numerous state and federal disaster declarations including the Loma Prieta and Northridge earthquakes. In 1999, Tina began working in the Executive Office where she assisted in a wide range of duties including statewide emergency operations during the Year 2000 Rollover (Y2K), the energy crisis and California’s response and support to 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina. Tina has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from California State University, Sacramento.