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 is responsible for grants management and project oversight, the risk management and project identification process, as well as staff development and organizational structure. Ms. Spaulding comes to the Bay Area UASI Management Team after seven years with the Controller’s Office of the City and County of San Francisco. As Deputy Director of the City Performance Unit, she worked citywide to deliver public services more effectively and efficiently. Projects focused on revenue enhancement; the design of new or changed processes and programs; as well as organizational, business process, cost-benefit, and staffing analysis. Prior to returning home to her native San Francisco, Ms. Spaulding worked internationally and specialized in humanitarian assistance, post conflict recovery, and the protection of refugees and internally displaced persons. She developed small scale infrastructure and participatory planning structures in Africa and Southeast Asia as a consultant with the World Bank. 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.

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

Tristan Levardo
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Chief Financial Officer

Tristan Levardo is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for the Bay Area UASI. Tristan has 14 years experience in financial and grants management and previously worked for the Controller’s Office and the Department of Public Health. Tristan is in charge of the Grants Management Unit (GMU). Tristan is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the State of California.

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.

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.

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.

Bruce Martin
Project Manager, CBRNE
Dennis Houghtelling
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Project Manager, Training and Exercise

Commander Dennis Houghtelling has over 37 years of law enforcement experience. He first joined the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office in 1976. Commander Houghtelling later transferred to the Hayward Police Department where he served for 27 years and retired as the Deputy Chief of Police. In 2003 Commander Houghtelling rejoined the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office.

As a member of the Hayward Police Department, Commander Houghtelling served as an officer, sergeant, lieutenant, captain, deputy chief and was the acting chief of police during his last six months of service. As a member of the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office, Commander Houghtelling has served as a deputy, sergeant, lieutenant, captain and commander. He has worked in Detention and Corrections, Planning and Research, Law Enforcement Services (Eden Township Substation), served as the Academy Director and Commanding Officer of the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office Regional Training Center, and is currently assigned to the Bay Area UASI serving as the Project Manager for the San Francisco Bay Area Regional Training and Exercise Project.

Commander Houghtelling has a total of 18 years of tactical experience having served as an operator, team leader, tactical commander and unit commander. Commander Houghtelling has been an active participant in the planning process for the Urban Shield exercises since its inception in 2007. Commander Houghtelling has a Bachelors Degree in Occupational Studies and holds a lifetime limited teaching credential.

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.

Thomas Cleary
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SFPD Liaison
Captain Thomas Cleary has been a member of the San Francisco Police Department for over 30 years. He has been assigned to three different district police stations, most recently as the watch commander of Taraval Station. Captain Cleary served the majority of his police career in investigations, including fifteen years in Narcotics/Vice, 6 years in the Sexual Assault Detail and seven years in the homicide detail investigating murders, in custody deaths, and officer involved shootings. He has testified hundreds of times in Superior Court as an expert witness in illicit narcotics possessed for sale. He has served as a Director on Board of the San Francisco Police Officers Association. In addition, Captain Cleary assisted in developing the P.O.S.T. Robert Presley Institute of Criminal Investigation Course for the San Francisco Police Department and participated as a lead instructor for over ten years. Captain Cleary’s most recent assignments include being Commanding officer of the Departments Compstat program and Fiscal Division, overseeing a half a billion dollar budget. He was assigned to the special Operations Bureau in December of 2012 as the liaison and project manager to the Bay Area Urban Area Security Initiative. He is a recent graduate of the POST Executive Development Course and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Management from St. Mary’s College.
Maw Maw Thein Tun
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Grants Accountant

Maw Maw joined the Bay Area UASI Management Team as a Grants Accountant in April 2013. Maw Maw 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 2004, serving various accounting roles in Department of Child Support Services, Municipal Transportation Agency, Controller’s Office, and San Francisco General Hospital. Maw Maw holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and an MBA with emphasis in Accounting.

Eliza Lucero
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Grant Specialist

Since 2010, Eliza has served as an Administrative Analyst at the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency managing various transit grants and completing financial reports. Prior to that, she held two investment banking positions at the Deutsche Bank AG in the Philippines. She received a Master’s Degree in Management at the Asian Institute of Management, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Ateneo de Manila University, Manila, Philippines.

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.

Rey Okamoto
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Grant Specialist

Rey has worked as a Senior Accountant for the Mayor’s Office of the City of Los Angeles since 2007. He served as fiscal agent for federal homeland security and public safety grant programs. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Economics with an emphasis in Accounting from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Ethan Baker
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Emergency Services Coordinator

As the Emergency Services Coordinator, Mr. Baker serves as principle 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.