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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 when he was ‘conscripted’ into the Canaan Valley VFD. He has served as Chief of the department since 2001. He is a past Chairman of the Tucker County E-911 Advisory Council and the Office of Emergency Management Board and volunteered with Tucker County Emergency Medical Service for nearly 20 years.
Currently, Sandy is trained as an A-Team member of West Virginia’s Emergency Management Assistance Compact, or EMAC, organizational structure, and was deployed to the EMAC desk at the National Response Coordination Center during the response to Hurricane Harvey and the run-up to Hurricanes Irma and Maria. As part of his duties as the Region 3 Liaison, Sandy partners with the EPA’s ‘START’ exercise planning team to deliver an annual, multi-tiered, HSEEP compliant exercise program to the eight WV counties of the EPA’s Shenandoah Valley Region. The exercise program has grown in the region and now includes Washington, Allegany and Garrett counties in western Maryland.
Shawn has served the northern mountain counties as Area Liaison since 2015.
As Region IV Area Liaison he assists local jurisdictions with planning and exercise activities, grant application, administration and compliance as well as other programmatic expertise.
Prior to joining WVDHSEM, Shawn began his emergency services career in 1984 as a volunteer firefighter/EMT with Marlinton Fire-Rescue and was the Director of Emergency Management/911 for Pocahontas County.
Shawn has extensive private sector experience, having served as Director of Operations for a large regional trucking company for 23 years.
Shawn holds current certification as an EMT, CPR Instructor, HSEEP instructor, Emergency Management Basic Academy Instructor, Stop the Bleed Instructor and numerous fire, EMS and emergency management credentials.
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.