Management Team
The Management Team, led by the General Manager, serves as the point of contact for all inquiries from regional stakeholders. Under the direction of the Assistant General Manager and Regional Program Manager, project managers are responsible for the facilitation of the Working Groups and projects undertaken at the direction of the Approval Authority. Under direction of the Chief Financial Officer, the grants managers are responsible for the fiscal, administrative and legislative responsibilities associated with facilitating the UASI program.
Craig Dziedzic
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General Manager

As the General Manager of the Bay Area UASI, Mr. Dziedzic is responsible for ensuring direct and indirect representation of twelve Bay Area Counties and three major cities to provide region-wide leadership and administration of all grant initiatives regarding Federal Homeland security grants in direct support of the Homeland security strategies. He is responsible for executing regional strategies that align with federal and state policies. He also chairs the meetings of the Coalition of CA UASIs.

For more than twenty years, Mr. Dziedzic has been employed in federal, state, and local government positions. He initially began his career as a legal intern for the Hon. Joseph Biden, US Senator. Thereafter, he moved to San Francisco and became a CA licensed attorney.

Mr. Dziedzic earned a BA from American University, School of Int’l Service as well as a JD from Golden Gate University School of Law and a LL.M (tax) from Boston University School of Law. He has a certificate in accounting from University of CA, Berkeley School of Business and Management, and has completed Harvard’s National Preparedness Leadership Executive Education Program (Cohort VIII). Mr. Dziedzic is licensed by the CA State Bar and the US Tax Court.

Catherine Spaulding
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Assistant General Manager

As Assistant General Manager, Catherine Spaulding provides oversight to UASI operations, including grant allocation, project identification and prioritization, risk management, as well as staff development and organizational structure. Before joining the Bay Area UASI Management Team in 2012, she worked for seven years with the Controller’s Office of the City and County of San Francisco on special projects to improve efficiency and effectiveness. Prior to returning home to her native San Francisco, Ms. Spaulding worked with the World Bank and humanitarian organizations and specialized in post conflict recovery and the protection of refugees and internally displaced persons. Ms. Spaulding holds a BA from Barnard College of Columbia University and a Master in Public Policy from Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

Tristan Levardo
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Chief Financial Officer

Tristan Levardo is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for the Bay Area UASI and is in charge of the Grants Management Unit (GMU). Tristan has 16 years of experience working in financial and grants management and previously worked for the Controller’s Office and the Department of Public Health. While at the Department of Public Health, he managed a fiscal section with more than thirty accounting personnel with various roles ranging from accounts payable, contracts accounting to grants management.  Tristan is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the State of California.

Janell R. Myhre
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Regional Program Manager

Ms. Myhre has over twelve years experience in public safety and emergency management with regional and local government jurisdictions and organizations. She has strong emergency management working relationships throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and the State. Janell specializes in regional catastrophic planning, exercise design and facilitation and disaster management in local government and regional organizations. Ms. Myhre has served in numerous leadership positions in the San Francisco Bay Area emergency management field, including the Director of the Santa Clara County Office of Emergency Services and Regional Catastrophic Plan Writer for Marin and Sonoma Counties. She has served as Deputy Planning Chief, Liaison Officer, Public Information Officer, Volunteer Unit Leader and Agency Representative in one US Coast Guard Area Command, two Federal oil spill Unified Commands and over nine Marin County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) activations.

Ms. Myhre has led, designed and/or participated in over 20 exercises at the local, state and federal levels including discussion workshops, tabletop, functional and full-scale events. Ms. Myhre is the primary author of the nation’s first oil spill volunteer plan (Non-Wildlife Volunteer Plan), used in the Deep Water Horizon incident and now being considered for adoption in six states. Ms. Myhre was honored with the 2011 California Emergency Services Association (CESA) Platinum Award for outstanding contributions in the Emergency Management Field and the 2010 CESA Coastal Chapter William Singer Award for excellence in plan writing and regional coordination in the San Francisco Bay Area. In 2012, Janell received a US Coast Guard/California Department of Fish and Game San Francisco Bay Area Committee recognition award for her outstanding leadership in the protection of oil spills in the San Francisco Bay. For her contributions to the Non-Wildlife Volunteer Plan, she is the recipient of the United States Coast Guard Commandant Certificate of Merit

Mary Landers
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Regional Grants Manager

Mary Landers is responsible for the development of regional policies, plans, and procedures for the Bay Area UASI program Grant Unit and coordinating the legislative and contractual elements of the UASI’s various grant programs totaling in excess of $153 million dollars. Under the direction of the Assistant General Manager, she acts as a liaison to the cities and counties to ensure compliance and is a point of contact to State and Federal grant representatives.

Ms. Landers, a San Francisco native, has 10 years of contractual and legislative experience with the City and County of San Francisco. Prior to joining the UASI Management Team, Ms. Landers managed Homeland Security Grant funds for the San Francisco Department of Emergency Management and served as a Legislative Aide to a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Before her service to the City and County of San Francisco, Ms. Landers had an 18-year career with the American Broadcasting Company (ABC-TV) in the Broadcast Operations Division, receiving an Emmy award for her work on the 1984 Olympic Games.

Mikyung Kim-Molina
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Grants Management Analyst

As the Grants Management Analyst, Mikyung Kim-Molina is responsible for managing and developing Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) and professional services contracts between the City and County of San Francisco and the UASI subrecipient jurisdictions and City contractors. Prior to joining the UASI Management Team, Ms. Kim-Molina was the federal HUD Grants Manager for the San Francisco Human Services Agency. While at the San Francisco Human Services Agency, she also served as a Contracts Manager and a Program Manager for a federally subsidized housing program. Ms. Kim-Molina has also worked for various other City Departments including the Department of Public Health, the Board of Supervisors Budget Analyst’s Office, and the Adult Probation Department. She holds a Master of Public Administration (MPA) from SFSU and a BA degree in Legal Studies with a minor in American Literature from U.C. Berkeley. Ms. Kim-Molina was educated and raised in the Bay Area.

Commander Thomas Wright
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Project Manager, Training and Exercise

Thomas Wright has 18 years of law enforcement experience with the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office and currently holds the title of Division Commander.  He started in 1997 as a Deputy Sheriff working corrections at the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin, patrol Deputy at Dublin Police Services, Juvenile Crimes Investigator, Narcotics Officer, Patrol Sergeant, Narcotics Sergeant, Jail Lieutenant, Executive Officer and Commanding Officer at the Oakland International Airport, Commanding Officer at the Regional Training Center in Dublin and most recently as the Countywide Services Division Commander.  As the Countywide Services Division Commander Thomas was responsible for three different duty stations within the Sheriff’s Office, Crime Lab/Coroner’s Bureau, Court Services and the Office of Homeland Security Emergency Services.  He managed almost 250 A.C.S.O. personnel on a daily basis, overseeing three different multi-million dollar a year budgets and working alongside many different entities within and outside of the Sheriff’s Office.


In 2012, Thomas was the overall incident commander for the annual Urban Shield full scale emergency preparedness exercise.  This entailed many months of planning, preparation, organizing and managing over 4,100 personnel for the 48 hour continuous event which involved over 31 tactical teams, 24 fire teams and 8 explosive ordnance teams that received training across 5 Bay Area Counties at 47 different scenario site locations.


Thomas is a United States Air Force veteran.  He was named as Honor Graduate from the U.S.A.F. Law Enforcement Academy.  During his time in the Air Force, Thomas worked as a law enforcement specialist from 1985-1988.  He has over 40 semester units of college credit from various colleges in areas including but not limited to Criminal Justice.  Thomas has numerous specialized training certificates with the Sheriff’s Office, some of which are Tactical Communications, Basic S.W.A.T. School, P.O.S.T. Management School, Critical Incident Management School and his P.O.S.T. Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Certificates.


In 2015, Thomas was appointed as the Bay Area UASI Regional Training and Exercise Program project manager as part of the Bay Area UASI Management Team through an agreement with the County of Alameda.

David Frazer
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Project Manager, Risk Management

David Frazer has over 31 years of law enforcement and fire experience. He started in 1981 as a Deputy Sheriff with Alameda County working corrections, courts, and patrol. In 1986 he joined the Rohnert Park Department of Public Safety. Public Safety Officers work in a dual role capacity as police officers and firefighters. During his tenure at Rohnert Park, David worked narcotics, investigations, and patrol and fire. He was a Team Leader on the County-wide SWAT Team while in the rank of Sergeant.

In 1998 he was promoted to Lieutenant and served as the Public Information Officer, Information Services Lt. and Patrol Lt. He was transferred to the Fire Division as the Adjunct Fire Commander from 2003-2007 also serving as the City Emergency Operations Coordinator David retired from Rohnert Park DPS as the Police Commander after 23 years of service.

In August of 2009, David was hired as the Chief of Police with the City of McFarland, CA located in the southern central San Joaquin Valley to start a new police department as the City of McFarland terminated its contract with the Kern County Sheriff’s Office to provide law enforcement services. The newly formed McFarland PD went live on January 1, 2010 with eleven (11) sworn officers and two (2) civilian staff. David also led the build-out of a new dispatch center.

In 2012, David joined Sonoma County Fire & Emergency Services as the UASI Program Manager working closely with the four counties in the North Bay Hub supporting regional projects. In 2013, David was appointed as a Risk & Information Project Manager as part of the Bay Area UASI Management Team through an agreement with the County of Sonoma. David has attended the POST Supervisor Leadership Institute and Command College. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Management from St. Mary’s College in Moraga in 2000 and his Master of Arts in Leadership from St. Mary’s College in 2009.

Philip White
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Project Manager, CBRNE
Philip White, Fire Chief Ret. has over 38 years of experience as a first responder.  Chief White first began his career as an EMS providers caring for the sick and injured functioning first in the capacity of an EMT, then later as a paramedic, preceptor, supervisor, manager, educator and then as a subject matter expert for the Central California EMS Authority.
In 1982 he joined the South San Francisco Fire Department responding to fire, rescue, hazmat, maritime and other emergencies serving initially as a paramedic/firefighter, then later as a fire captain, fire battalion chief, fire marshal, deputy fire chief and fire chief with a focus on emergency response, special operations and consequence management.  
During his fire service career, Chief White was responsible for the development and implementation of numerous department policies, procedures and programs including local amendments to the California Fire Code and promoting legislative relief to fire departments statewide in the form of  reimbursements for costs incurred as a result of their responsibility  to respond to railroad incidents involving the the transportation of hazardous materials.  He was also successful in the procurement of required funds for new fire department facilities, vehicles, boats and/or equipment to ensure the South San Francisco Fire Department and its partners in San Mateo County and the San Francisco Bay Region would remain mission capable in the “all-risk” environment of the post 9-11 era.  Chief White is also the author of the San Francisco Bay Area Maritime Fire, Rescue and EMS Automatic Aid Agreement.
In addition to his experience as a first responder, Chief White has over 35 years of experience developing, implementing and managing training programs for EMS, fire  service, private industry, law enforcement the military and special operations groups.  A sample of the training subjects he has presented include, EMT, advanced cardiac life support, pre-hospital trauma life support, tactical combat casualty care, technical rescue, urban search & rescue, structural and wildland firefighting, hazardous materials and CBRNE response.  Chief White is a California State Fire Marshal certified Master Fire Instructor and holds fully satisfied instructor credentials issued by the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges in the subject matter areas of “Fire Science” and “Health and Physiological Care Services and Related Technologies”.
As a member of FEMA Urban Search & Rescue Team CATF-3 (Menlo Park) he served initially in the capacity of medical specialist, incident support team member then later as a plans team manager with deployments to Hurricane Iniki, Northridge Earthquake, World Trade Center and Hurricane Katrina.  
Chief White most recently has been involved in the planning and coordinating of multi-disciplinary, performance based training and evaluation exercises that incorporate the guiding principles of the National Response Framework DHS Target Capabilities List, SIMS and ICS to assist local, regional and international tactical teams, first responders as well as FEMA Urban Search & Rescue teams prepare for and to be able to provide a unified response to disasters, technological incidents and terrorist attacks.
Corinne Bartshire
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Project Manager, Resilience and Recovery
Project Manager
Corinne Bartshire AICP, CFM is the Resilience and Recovery Project Manager for the Bay Area UASI. Her responsibilities include oversight and direction of projects designed to improve the Bay Area’s resilience and recovery planning. She brings national experiences in all hazards planning, exercise design, and stakeholder group facilitation. Corinne has established working relationships within the Bay Area and state emergency management community.
She holds a bachelors degree in environmental resources and science from UC Davis and a masters degree in city and regional planning from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Corinne currently serves as the Vice President for the California Emergency Services Association Coastal Chapter, is a Certified Floodplain Manager, and member of the American Institute of Certified Planners.
Corinne joins the UASI from an 8 year tenure at Dewberry, a primary disaster response contractor for FEMA and esteemed emergency management consulting firm which has served FEMA programs for more than 50 years. As an emergency management consultant, she managed the development of local and state hazard mitigation plans, HSEEP compliant exercises, and conducted comprehensive strategic planning processes. She worked with the State of South Dakota to develop an All Hazards Risk Assessment prior to the issuance of the Department of Homeland Security requirement for Threats and Hazards Identification and Risk Assessments (THIRAs). She has followed and actively worked with the THIRA requirements since their inception, including the recent development of a local THIRA for the City of Palo Alto. At Dewberry, Corinne was selected among her colleagues to participate in Dewberry’s internal Emerging Leaders Program and was awarded the CEO Award for her leadership.
Dr. Eric Shanks
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Project Manager, Medical & Public Health

As the Project Manager for Medical and Public Health, Dr. Eric Shanks serves as principle liaison for the Bay Area UASI funded Medical and Public Health projects. Additionally, Eric consults with other Program Managers and Project Managers. Mr. Shanks is the Emergency Planning Coordinator for the City of Oakland Emergency Services Division and is responsible for training and other projects. Mr. Shanks is also a Training Planner in the Bay Area UASI Regional Training and Exercise Program with the Alameda County Sheriff's Office. Eric formerly worked for 6 years as the Coordinator for Public Health Emergency Response and Metropolitan Medical Response Systems in Lancaster County Nebraska. He holds a PhD in American Government, a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the College of Public Affairs at the University of Nebraska-Omaha and a BA in Political Science from the University of Nebraska Lincoln.

Yoshimi Saito
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Grants Specialist

Yoshimi Saito joined the Bay Area UASI Management Team as a Grants Specialist in April 2015. Yoshimi is responsible for meeting the operational accounting needs of UASI programs and adhering to strict grant provisions. She has worked for the City and County of San Francisco since 1998, serving various accounting roles in the Department of Public Health. Yoshimi holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from San Francisco State University with a concentration in accounting.

Ethan Baker
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Emergency Services Coordinator

As the Emergency Services Coordinator, Mr. Baker serves as principal administrator for the Bay Area UASI website. Additionally, Ethan consults with the Program Managers on various projects, including reviewing/analyzing plans, project monitoring, outreach, and preparing/editing manuals and reports. Mr. Baker formerly worked as the Assistant Harbormaster for the City and County of San Francisco and received training and certification in a number of areas pertinent to Maritime Emergency Management and Security during his 13 years in the marine industry. He holds a BA in Media Relations from the University of Southern Maine.

Emily Wang
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Grant Specialist

Emily’s work experience includes budget and grants management and administration at the San Francisco Unified School District, Stanford University, and San Francisco State University. She graduated from SF State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology.

Lovely Lindsley
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Grants Accountant
As the Grants Accountant, Lovely is responsible for implementing all fiscal and accounting policies including internal control procedures in meeting the financial and grants management compliance of our UASI program. Lovely joins the UASI Management Team with 8 combined years of City service at the Treasurer/Tax Collector and the Public Library where she successfully accomplished wide-ranging accounting functions. Her most recent experience focused on ensuring compliance to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and the city’s accounting guidelines. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce with a major in accounting.
Mason Feldman
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Emergency Services Assistant
As the Emergency Services Assistant for the Bay Area UASI, Mr. Feldman's primary duties include office management, meeting facilitation, and preparation of various documents and reports. Additionally, he serves as the public liaison and assistant website administrator. Prior to joining UASI, Mr. Feldman worked for the San Francisco Film Commission and Department of Public Works. He graduated from San Francisco State University with a Bachelor's degree in Business Management.