Meet the Staff


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Matt Mahar

Director

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Ron Jones

Project Coordinator

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Ron assists with all-hazards planning, training, resource coordination, and other emergency management support activities, both within the county government and in coordination with other local and state agencies. He also serves as the Emergency Management Agency Liaison to the Emergency Management Response Teams.  Ron represents CCEMA with various local, regional and state planning groups and committees including Public Health, Hospitals, EMS, Mass Care and Feeding.


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Chris Wheeler

LEPC Liaison

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Margaret Cushing

Planner

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Michael Durkin

Deputy Director

Michael Durkin comes to Cumberland County from Denver, Colorado, where he worked in Emergency Management for a wide range of disasters, both natural and manmade. Prior to this he was a wildland firefighter, EMT, and worked in international development. Michael focuses on the management of our staff, the grant management process, helping to develop and enhance our internship and public outreach programs, assisting the development and coordination of emergency plans and T&E activities, and working with Director Mahar on overall strategy of the agency. 


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Chelsea Robbins

Training and Exercise Coordinator

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As the Training and Exercise Coordinator for CCEMA, Chelsea is responsible for planning, organizing, and sometimes delivering the training and exercise activities for Cumberland County. She coordinates with public safety agencies, elected officials, and other partners to ensure their training and exercise needs are met. Chelsea also helps to organize our public outreach events and creates the content for our social media. Chelsea attained a Bachelor's Degree in Medical Biology from the University of New England and is working towards a Master's Degree in Public Health with a concentration in Biosecurity and Disaster Preparedness through Saint Louis University. When she's not working or studying, Chelsea enjoys taking her dog on adventures, trying new restaurants, or cooking at home!


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Donna Somma

Finance Assistant

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Donna is the Finance Assistant at CCEMA who works on payroll as well as paying and issuing invoices. Donna is charged with tracking multiple grants that fund our department, such as the Homeland Security Grant Program, which is issued to our agency and partners in the county. Donna attended USM and several outside programs such as Women in Higher Education. She loves Otto's unique pizzas (no anchovies!), downhill skiing, the Western mountains of Maine, swimming, reading, and spending time with family and friends!