An Agency of the Commonwealth of Virginia
Emergency Support Team (VEST) Status Green, Steady State

VEOC Activation Status: Green, Steady State


NamePositionExecutive Profile
State Coordinator's Office
Shawn TalmadgeState Coordinator of Emergency ManagementExecutive Profile
Michelle OblinskyActing Chief Deputy State Coordinator
Karen HostettlerCIO & Director of Information Technology Division
Office of the Chief of Staff
Dillon TaylorChief of Staff & Senior Counsel
Lauren OpettDirector of Communications and Chief Agency Spokesperson
Shawn MasonDirector of Facilities, Fleet, and Safety Office
Stephanie AsbellDirector of Human Resources
Jumoke AkinrimisiCommunity Impact Specialist
Caitlin BarbieriIntergovernmental Affairs Coordinator
Disaster Services Bureau
John NorthonDeputy State Coordinator for Disaster Services
Jack KingDirector of Regional Support East
Andy JohnDirector of Regional Support West
Mark StoneDirector of Response Programs
NGS Bureau
Dorothy Spears-DeanDeputy State Coordinator for 911 & Geospatial Services
Joe Sewash VGIN Coordinator
Brian CrumplerRegional Outreach Manager (acting)
Financial Management Bureau
Cheryl AdkinsDeputy State Coordinator for Financial Management and Chief Financial Officer 
Jocelyn BagbyDirector of Accounting and Compliance
Heather PayneDirector of Procurement
Robbie Coates Director of Grant Programs
Commonwealth Coordination Bureau
Jennifer SharpeActing Deputy State Coordinator for the VA Emergency Support Team (VEST)
Kimberly LigonActing Director of the Operational Coordination Division
Stephanie HarrisDirector of Training, Education, and Exercise Division (TEED)
Tom BerryDirector of Planning
Mark BenderDirector of the VA Incident Management Team (COVIMT)