Helping guide our programs is the MACEM&PS Advisory Council, a group of professionals, veterans, and experts drawn from all over the public safety and education disciplines. They make sure our programs remain compliant with Maryland’s educational regulations, but more importantly, they make sure that our programs serve the needs of our students once they graduate and walk out of FCC’s doors. Their advice and input informs course development ideas, forays into new topics, exploration of new partnerships, and more. And when they’re not doing all that (or their actual jobs), they also serve as advocates, sharing our projects and program offerings with their own networks and the public safety world at large.

The Advisory Council is actually made up of several smaller advisory committees – one for each major discipline or program we operate. Each committee designates some of its members to then represent it on the Advisory Council, where they can communicate their groups’ efforts, needs, and concerns to representatives of all the other committees – and us, of course!

That’s the simple version – you can find and download the full rules and manual here:

Emergency Management Advisory Committee

Council Designees

Jeff Alderdice – NIH, National Cancer Institute
Matthew Rodriguez – Carroll County Department of Public Safety

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

CDR Peter Hull – Analytic Services, Inc.
Dr. Barbara Brookmeyer – Frederick County Health Department
David Cornelius – Frederick Health
Michael Hinson – Howard County Office of Emergency Management
LT Mark Landahl – Rockville City Police Department
Carl Wertman – FEMA, EMI, Integrated EM Branch
Melissa Pawlus – Frederick Health

Criminal Justice Advisory Committee

Council Designees

LT Latoya Gray – MD Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services
Joseph Vince, Jr. – Mount St. Mary’s University

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Jason Deater – Frederick County Sheriff’s Office
CPT Jim McAuliffe (ret.) – CJS Academy
Judge Mary Rolle – FCC Professor + Frederick County Orphan’s Court

Fire Service Administration Advisory Committee

Council Designees

Chief Tom Coe – Frederick County Division of Fire & Rescue Services
Lew Raeder – Frederick County Division of Fire & Rescue Services

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Chief Steve Lohr – Hagerstown Fire Department
Doug DeHaven – Hagerstown Fire Department
Joanna Bingaman – Washington County Fire & Rescue + Washington County Public Schools

Police Science Advisory Committee

Council Designees

LT Greg Chatfield – Maryland State Police, Education & Training Division

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

MAJ Tim Clarke – Frederick County Sheriff’s Office
Al Liebno – MD Police & Correctional Training Commission
LT Kevin Meyer – Frederick Police Department Training
LT Jason Rich – Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office

MSDE CTE HSEP Advisory Committee

Council Designees

Randy Bright – Preparedness Consulting Company
Anthony Dowell – AECOM + Frederick Community College

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Mike Dmuchowski – Frederick County Division of Fire & Rescue Services
Patrick Campbell – Montgomery County Government
Andrew Owlett – Amazon
Richard Kirchner, Jr. – KIRIK International, Inc.
Joe Rafter, ex officio MACEM&PS at Frederick Community College
Traci Verzi, ex officioMD State Department of Education

Apprenticeship Advisory Committee

Council Designees

Mark Hubbard – MD Emergency Management Agency

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Christina Crue – Deloitte, Risk & Financial Advisory Group
Terry Thompson – MD Emergency Management Agency
SGT Travis Nelson – Maryland State Police
Cody Pine – Washington County Public Schools
Belinda Hilliard – Equus Workforce Solutions
Carla Milan, ex officioFrederick Community College
Patricia Meyer, ex officioFrederick Community College
Jeffrey Smith, ex officio – MD Department of Labor

If you’ve got experience in a field that’s related to one of our committees and you’d like to be considered for membership, feel free to reach out and inquire! An email to macem@frederick.edu letting us know of your interest and describing your relevant background will do just fine.