Emergency Management & Continuity

Disaster Resiliency Council

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The Disaster Resiliency Council is a System-Wide University Multidisciplinary Council representing each of the five campuses and the President/System Office. The mission of the Disaster Resiliency Council is to foster communication, coordination, and collaboration among UMass campuses to assist in prioritizing system-wide emergency management and business continuity activities and in identifying resource requests that will benefit the University.



  • Donald Robinson, Director of Environmental Health and Safety
  • Tom O'Regan, Emergency Preparedness and Business Continuity Manager
  • Ruth Yanka, Executive Director, A&F Operations 


  • Darryl Mayers, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Contracts and Compliance
  • Anne Marie McLaughlin, Emergency Management and Continuity Planning Coordinator


  • Emil Fioravanti, Police Chief
  • Michael LaGrassa, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Administrative Services


  • Richard Lemoine, Director of Environmental Health and Safety and Emergency Management
  • Steve O'Riordan, Associate Vice Chancellor for Financial Services

Medical School

  • Ronald Reents, Emergency Risk Manager
  • Charleen Sotolongo, Senior Director, Environmental Health and Safety and Radiation Safety

President/System Office

  • Christine Wilda, Senior Vice President for Administration and Finance, Treasurer
  • Matt Gorzkowicz, Assistant Vice President of Accountability and Planning
  • Andrew Russell, Director of Risk Management and Insurance
  • Robert Solis, Vice President and CIO
  • Matt Wamback, Senior Insurance Analyst
  • Jeffrey Hescock, Emergency Planning and Business Continuity Manager
  • John Cunningham, Ph.D., Associate Vice President Academic Affairs, Student Affairs and International Relations
  • Robert Connolly, Vice President for Strategic Communications and University Spokesperson    


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