Meet the OEM Staff

The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is staffed with personnel and an on-call Incident Management Team comprising of members from various college areas who can be activated during a response to staff the Emergency Operations Center.


Ali Shah, Emergency Manager

Ali Shah brings to the office 17 years of public safety experience from various agencies at the federal, state and municipal levels.  He holds certifications as a firefighter, paramedic, hazmat and rescue technician as well as multiple instructor credentials. Prior to being the Emergency Manager for the College Ali started as a faculty member with the Emergency Medical Technology department in 2009, transitioning into the position of director of the Emergency Medical Technology Department before moving to OEM. 

Ali is an avid outdoorsman and in his free time enjoys camping and hiking trips with family, friends and sometimes even student groups interested in learning about outdoor recreation. 


Lucy Salinas, Emergency Management Specialist



Diane Lu, Business Continuity Specialist



Taylor Blackmon, Part-time Emergency Management Specialist



Liana Russell, Sr. Administrative Assistant