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
Sean PolsterChief 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 Senior Advisor
Jason Elmore Deputy Communications Director and Chief Agency Spokesperson
Shawn MasonDirector of Facilities, Fleet, and Safety Office
Danita DarnellDirector of Human Resources (acting)
Katie Carter Regional Communications and Community Impact Manager
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
Rich TroshakDirector of NGS Outreach
Financial Management Bureau
Cheryl AdkinsDeputy State Coordinator for Financial Management and Chief Financial Officer 
VacantDirector of Accounting and Compliance
Heather PayneDirector of Procurement
Robbie Coates Director of Grant Programs
Commonwealth Coordination Bureau
Michelle OblinskyDeputy State Coordinator for the VA Emergency Support Team (VEST)
Jennifer SharpeDirector 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)