Board Members & Appointed Officers

  •     President
  •     Vice President
  •     Secretary
  •     Treasurer
  •     One Board Member from each of the 9 Regions
  •     One Board Member for the “At-Large” Position
  •     Immediate Past President

In addition, several other appointed officers serve at the request of the president.

Position Name Agency E-Mail Address
President Chet Hunter Springfield-Greene County OEM
Vice-President Larry Woods Springfield/Greene County OEM
Secretary Rebecca Estes Boone County Health Dept.
Treasurer William Johnson Point Technology
Region A David Clippert Sedalia/Pettis County EMA
Region B John Hark City of Hannibal EMA
Region C Mark Diedrich St.Louis County EMA
Region D Vacant
Region E Linda Doerge Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center
Region F Bill Farr Cole County EMA
Region G Mark Arnold Thayer EMA
Region H Blair Shock Clinton County EMA
Region I Vacant Pending
At – Large Sarah-Gamblin-Luigs St. Louis County EMA
Past President Mike Daniels Warren County EMA

Chet Hunter, President
Springfield-Greene County Office of Emergency Management

Chet Hunter was appointed as director of the Springfield-Greene County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) in the summer of 2014. Hunter is responsible for overall management of the OEM. He supervises all command staff personnel and maintains an on-going capability to activate and support the Emergency Operations Center (EOC). Hunter has over 18 years of combined public safety experience. He has been part of the Fire Service, 911, Emergency Medical Services, and additionally the Emergency Management Field prior to his appointment as OEM director. Hunter received a bachelor’s degree in intercultural/diversity studies from Baptist Bible College, and is a Missouri-certified emergency manager through Missouri Emergency Managers Association (MOEMA), and a licensed emergency medical technician. He is active in the Southwest Missouri Emergency Support Organization and is a member of the Southwest Missouri Incident Support Team (IST).

Vice President – Larry Woods
Springfield/Greene County Office of Emergency Management

Larry Woods Larry Woods has been a MOEMA member for 20 years. In that time he has served as the Region-I Board Member, Vice President and Region-D Board Member. Currently he is the Region-D Board Member and a member of the organizations Legislative Affairs Committee.

As the Deputy Director for the Springfield-Greene County, Missouri Office of Emergency Management (OEM), Mr. Woods is responsible for the management of the Training and Exercise, and the Municipality Planning programs. He maintains EOC resources and equipment, supervises and instructs OEM personnel and other agencies in incident command and other disaster related subjects. Finally, he maintains an on-going capability to activate, support and manage operations for the Emergency Operations Center (EOC), and coordinate disaster recovery operations.

Prior to his current position, Mr. Woods was the Emergency Management Director/911 Coordinator for Laclede County, Missouri. He also served as Chair for the Laclede County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC).

Bringing over 30-years of public safety experience to the job, he is a licensed Emergency Medical Technician (EMT); has served as a commissioned law enforcement officer; firefighter and has extensive experience in public safety dispatch communications. As a disaster volunteer for the American Red Cross, he gained resourceful insight into volunteer management and disaster response.

Mr. Woods holds the credential of Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) through the International Association of Emergency Managers and is actively pursuing his Bachelor’s Degree in Emergency Management from American Public University.

Mr. Woods is active in the Southwest Missouri Emergency Support Organization and is a member of the Southwest Missouri Incident Support Team (IST) where he serves as a Plans and Operations Section Chief. He also serves as the Senior Planning Section Chief for the Missouri Disaster Response System (MODRS), a team tasked with medical response to disasters within the State of Missouri. Finally, he serves as a Planning Section Chief trainee on the Incident Response Coordination Team-West (IRCT-W) for the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response-Office of Emergency Management under the Federal Department of Health and Human Services.

Secretary – Rebecca Estes
Boone County Health Department

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Treasurer – COL (R) William Johnson, CGFM
Point Technology, Inc.

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Region A – David Clippert
Sedalia/Pettis County Emergency Management Agency

Bio Pending

Region B – John Hark
City of Hannibal EMA

John Hark

John S. Hark currently serves as the City of Hannibal and Marion County Emergency Management Director. He began his career in 1972 as the Assistant Civil Defense Director for the City of Hannibal. He later assumed the title of Emergency Management Director when Civil Defense was transformed into Emergency Management. During John’s Emergency Management Director tenure he has been a commissioned Deputy Sheriff in Marion and Ralls Counties, a member of the Marion County LEPC for 20 years and held the position of Chairman for 10 years and co-wrote the first LEPC Plan for Marion County. He has served a MEPA President for 2 terms, is currently serving as Board Member at Large and has been awarded with a lifetime membership for his years of service and dedication in the field, and was chairman of RHSOC, Troop B. John is a BT Planner for Marion and Ralls Counties, Board Chairman of the Northeast Missouri American Red Cross and also serves on the Board of Directors of the Salvation Army. In 2002 John was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation from the Federal Emergency Management Agency Region Seven Director. John currently serves on the Missouri Emergency Management Directors Advisory Commission to the State Emergency Management Agency where he as been appointed Chairman of the Legislative Sub-committee. He is a member of the Credentialing and Certification Sub-committee and a member of the HazMat Alliance Committee. John was most recently appointed to the State Emergency Training Advisory Group by the State Emergency Management Agency.

Region C – Mark Diedrich
St. Louis County Emergency Management

Bio Pending

Region D – Vacant

Region E – Linda Doerge
Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center

Bio Pending

Region F – Bill Farr
Cole County Emergency ManagementBill Farr

Bio Pending



Region G – Mark Arnold
City of Thayer Emergency Management

Mark Arnold was born and raised in Republic, MO. After graduating Republic High School in 1977, Mark attended School of the Ozarks where he received a Bachelors Degree in Industrial Arts Education in 1981.  He continued his education by attending Southwest Missouri State University where he received his Masters Degree in Industrial Technology in1987.

He started his teaching career at Thayer High School, Thayer, MO in 1981 and taught there until his retirement from teaching in May of 2011.

Mark has served as the Emergency Management Deputy Director for Thayer, Missouri from 1986 through 1989.  He began his (volunteer) firefighting career with the Thayer and Thayer Rural Fire Departments in March of 1988, and has served in the capacity of firefighter, Safety Officer, Training Officer and Assistant Chief.  Mark was appointed Fire Chief of both departments in April 2011.

He is an Adjunct Instructor for the University of Missouri Fire Rescue Training Institute and a Haz-Mat Awareness and Operations Instructor for the Missouri Emergency Response Commission.  He also serves as one of the Training Officers for the Region G HSRT.

He serves as the Vice Chairman of the Howell-Oregon-Carter County LEPD and is the Vice Chairman of the Region G RHSOC.

Region H – Blair Shock
Clinton County Emergency Management Agency

BIO Pending

Region I – Vacant

Past President – Mike Daniels

Michael Daniels has been the Emergency Management Agency Director for Warren County since 2002. Michael also serves as the Chairman for the Warren County LEPC. Michael has been a MEPA member since 2003. Michael has been the Region C MEPA Representative since 2005. Michael began is emergency response career as a firefighter in the U.S. Army 1973-1976. Michael was hired by the City of Maplewood Fire Department in St. Louis County in 1977. Where he served as the department’s Medical Officer/Firefighter. Michael holds an Associate Degree in Fire Protection Technology from St. Louis Community College/ Forest Park and a liberal arts Degree from St. Louis Community College/Meramec. Michael retired from the Maplewood Fire Department in 2000 after 22 years. Michael currently serves on the Missouri Emergency Management Director’s advisory Committee. He also serves as the Chairman for the Region C Homeland Security Oversight Committee (RHSOC). Michael was the recipient of the U.S. Department of Commerce (NOAA)Mark Trail Award. Michael has served as an Alderman for the City of Lake Saint Louis, Director Lake Saint Louis Fire Protection District, Past President Lake Saint Louis Community Association Board of Directors and is a former Board member of the Tri-County YMCA.


Public Information Officer- Erin Hedlun –

Parliamentarian – Vacant

Historian – Mike Daniels/John Hark

MoCEM Chairman – Abe Cook






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