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West Virginia has six Homeland Security regions with one Area Liaison assigned to each region. The primary duties of the Area Liaisons include serving as a local point of contact to State agencies, particularly the West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (WVDHSEM).
Area Liaisons assist counties during emergencies, planned events and exercises. They also assist with the dissemination of information regarding grant applications, requirements and compliance.
Brad has been actively involved with emergency services since 1990.
His experience crosses a variety of emergency services including fire, law enforcement and military. He started his public service career in Richwood as a police officer and volunteer firefighter. He has served on fire departments in Nicholas and Wood Counties. As an instructor for RESA and the West Virginia Fire Marshal’s Office, he conducted training for the fire service and law enforcement in firefighting, fire investigation, incident command, bomb threat management and explosives. He spent almost 14 years as an investigator for the Fire Marshal’s office working every region of the state before coming to the West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (WVDHSEM).
Brad is a Certified Fire Investigator through the International Association of Arson Investigators and a Certified Fire and Explosive Investigator through the National Association of Fire Investigators.
Anyssa is a 2011 graduate of Fairmont State University with a degree in Political Science and National Security and Intelligence. As an intern through the Open Source Intelligence Exchange (OSIX) at Fairmont State University, Anyssa was a part-time Analyst at the West Virginia Fusion Center. Anyssa joined the West Virginia Air National Guard in December 2016 and is an Airman First Class as a Command and Control Operations Specialist. Anyssa has been serving as a West Virginia Homeland Security Liaison since 2011.
Sanford “Sandy” H. Green
Sandy has been actively involved in emergency response and public safety in Tucker County since 1982. He has served as Chief of the Canaan Valley VFD since 2001 and as Team Commander of the Tucker County Tactical Rescue Team. He has also served as Chairman of the Tucker County E-911 Advisory Council, on the Office of Emergency Management Board, and nearly 20 years with Tucker County Emergency Medical Services. Sandy is a founding member and Incident Commander of the Tucker All Hazard Conference Training.
Currently, Sandy is managing a FEMA Assistance to Fire Grant to upgrade the emergency communication system for Tucker and surrounding counties. He has been employed as a Sales Representative at East-West Printing, Inc. in Davis, WV since 1993.
Shawn has been actively involved in emergency services in Pocahontas County since 1984, having served as volunteer firefighter/EMT with Marlinton-Fire Rescue, former Director of Emergency Management/911 for Pocahontas County and served on the county's LEPC, 911, and EMS Advisory boards. He was employed as Director of Operations and Information Technology for Burns Motor Freight, Inc. for 23 years. Most recently he served as Chief of EMS for Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.
Theresa has worked the past 14 years with the Fayette County Office of Emergency Management. Having worked from a volunteer basis through Flood Recovery all the way to the position of Director Theresa has covered multiple levels of duties. Prior to the emergency management field, she worked for 10 years in library science including Goochland County, VA and Raleigh and Fayette counties in West Virginia. She is passionate about preparedness education and serves on the Local Emergency Planning Committee as Secretary and Assistant Coordinator of the Annual Preparedness Fair.
Gregory M. Fuller
Greg has been with WVDHSEM since 2009.
He serves Southwest West Virginia as Area Liaison, engages in planning and exercise activities, and teaches the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) and other emergency management courses across the state.
Prior to joining our team, Greg advanced through the ranks and served as Fire Chief and Director of Emergency Services for the City of Huntington, West Virginia.
Before beginning his tenure in Huntington, Greg served as Director of Operations of a multi-county emergency medical services system in Southeast Ohio. His responsibilities have included leadership, administration, and management at both the department and organizational levels. He is cross-trained and experienced in fire, law enforcement, hazardous materials, and EMS.
Greg holds an MS degree in Safety Management from Marshall University, and undergraduate degrees in Fire Science Technology and Occupational Development.
He is currently working to achieve his Master Exercise Practitioner credentials.