NVERS exists as an organization to enhance all facets of emergency preparedness of local response agencies and their partners. While its stakeholders are committed to the Mission, they also have limited resources and a primary responsibility to their respective jurisdictions and agencies. Having a dedicated staff allows NVERS to enact the policies and programs developed by the Board of Directors and Steering Committee, support the stakeholders directly, and manage the projects that achieve strategic priorities.
- Kristin Nickerson, MA - Executive Director
As Executive Director, Kristin designs and implements the strategic vision for a complex, sensitive and mission critical organization and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of NVERS to include staff leadership and development, business development and communications, and programmatic excellence. She serves as a liaison to partners in the National Capital Region and nationally. Prior to joining NVERS nearly a decade ago, Kristin worked in healthcare administration and international affairs. Kristin is passionate about bringing people together to solve the problems most pressing in public safety and healthcare preparedness.
- Andrew Slater, MA - Program Director
As Program Director, Andrew supervises the development and execution of the organization’s project portfolio and strategic initiatives. Before joining NVERS, Andrew worked for the Central Virginia Healthcare Coalition as the RHCC Manager, and then as the Director, overseeing the Hospital Preparedness Program in Central Virginia. Andrew has also held positions in state government as a Public Policy Analyst for the Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice and the Office of the Virginia Secretary of Public Safety & Homeland Security. In his free time, he volunteers as a Medic for Tuckahoe Volunteer Rescue Squad in Henrico County, Virginia. Andrew holds bachelor’s degrees in Political Science & Business Administration from the University of Richmond. He obtained his master’s degree in Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness from Virginia Commonwealth University.
- Jack Daly, MHA - Operations Director
- Adam Buckley, BBA - Senior Project Manager
As a Senior Project Manager at NVERS, Adam supports regional committees and initiatives, including administering the Patient Tracking System Program for Northern Virginia, ensuring interoperability across the National Capital Region. Adam has spent his career training, managing, and tracking people and resources during mission projects for local, state, and federal agencies, including Fire and EMS Agencies, Office of The Chief Medical Examiner, Federal Bureau of Investigation Task Forces, and the Defense Health Agency, He has also coordinated resource and response tracking efforts for events spanning local county gatherings up to Presidential Inaugurations.
- Julie Gall, PhD - Senior Project Manager
Julie received a Doctor of Philosophy in Criminology, Law and Society from George Mason University; her dissertation examined patterns of domestic lone wolf terrorists. In her current position, she serves as a Senior Project Manager for NVERS, supporting regional committees and managing grant funded public safety initiatives. Julie’s prior experience includes managing the implementation of Northern Virginia’s Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) program, developing strategic policy for the homeland security and public safety agencies of the National Capital Region, and instructing undergraduate criminal justice courses.
- Jordan Meservy, MSc - Project Manager
As a Project Manager, Jordan supports regional committees and coordinates regional preparedness activities. Prior to joining NVERS Jordan worked for the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments as a Homeland Security Planner. Jordan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Brigham Young University. Jordan has also received a Master of Science degree in History from the University of Edinburgh.
Scott Vago, MA - Logistics and Special Projects Manager
As the Logistics and Special Projects Manager, Scott oversees the operations of the organization's warehouse in Northern Virginia. In addition to his warehouse management duties, Scott coordinates the development of procedures for requests, deployment, and replacement of supplies and/or equipment. Scott also manages special projects that require his knowledge and experience in law enforcement. Scott was formerly a senior police commander for a locality in Northern Virginia and has significant experience in crisis management, active violence/high threat response, incident management, emergency preparedness, and physical security. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia and the Senior Management Institute for Police (SMIP) at Boston University.
Edith Huang, PharmD - Pharmaceutical Manager
As the organization's Pharmaceutical Manager, Edith Huang oversees the procurement, inventory, and maintenance of cached and forward-deployed pharmaceuticals in the region. Edith received her bachelor's degree in Pharmaceutical Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She then obtained her PharmD degree from UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. After graduation, she became a staff pharmacist at CVS/Pharmacy and was responsible for accurate medication dispensing, patient consultations and maintaining a steady level of pharmaceutical inventory. Prior to joining NVERS, she served as the Managing Director of SYNERGY HomeCare which provides high quality care to help older adults reside in their homes safely and comfortably. In that role, she oversaw day-to-day operations which included recruiting and motivating staff, managing client projects, and developing innovative marketing campaigns.