Working Group

The CIRT working group is made up of key University personnel who activate and assist with coordinating a University-wide response to a critical incident or event. The CIRT working group supports the Incident Commander and provides information and recommendations to the CIRT Executive Team as necessary to assist with coordination of a critical incident or event.

The CIRT is organized and operates in accordance with the Incident Command System (ICS) and National Incident Management System structure.

ICS Structure

🟪  EOC Management

🟫 General Councel

🟧 Safety

⬛ Public Information

🟦  Operations

🟨 Logistics

🟥 Planning

🟩 Admin/Finance

Working Group, Command and General Staff

  Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Position Name University Dept.
🟪 Director

Chris Kopach, Assoc. Vice President

Facilities Management

Deputy Director/EOC Mngr.

Lane Spalla, Emergency Management Coordinator UAPD, Office of Emergency Management
🟫 Legal Officer David Wagner, Sr. Assoc. General Counsel Office of General Counsel
🟧 Safety Officer Miguel Delgado, Chief Risk Officer Risk Management Services
🟧 Safety Officer Herb Wagner, Director Occup. and Envr. Health and Safety Risk Management Services
🟧 Safety Officer Leon Harris, Director Research Safety and Occup. Health Research Laboratory Safety Services
Public Information Officer Pam Scott, Assoc. Vice President, External Comm. Communications
Public Information Officer Pilar Martinez, Senior Director, Strategic Comm. Communications
🟦 Operations Section Chief Mario Leon, Assistant Chief Police Department
🟦 Operations Section Chief Luis Rocha, Director of Operations Facilities Management
🟦 Operations Jim Sayre, Executive Director Parking & Transportation
🟨 Logistics Section Chief Ted Nasser, Chief Procurement Officer Procurement and Contracting
🟨 Logistics Section Chief Bruce Overland, Director of Maintenance Services Facilities Management
🟨 Logistics Aaron Barnes, Director Counseling & Psych Services
🟥 Planning Section Chief Bruce Grissom, Director Veterans Educational Transition Services
🟥 Planning Section Chief Marilyn Taylor, Assoc. Vice President Office of the Provost
🟥 Planning Amanda Kraus, Asst. Vice President, Director Campus Life/Disability Resource Center
🟩 Finance/Admin. Section Chief Nicole Salazar, Vice President Financial Services
🟩 Finance/Admin. Section Chief Francisco Pedroza, Asst. Vice President Finance and Administration

UACIRT Subject Matter Experts

Called upon to assist with UACIRT/EOC meetings/activations as needed.

Academic Affairs/Provost

Name Campus Representation
Kasey Urquidez, Vice President/Dean Enrollment Mgmt./Dean of Undergraduate Adm.

Lisa Elfring, Associate Vice Provost

Center for Assessment, Teaching &Technology

Business Affairs

Name Campus Representation

Thomas McDonald, Chief of Staff

Business Affairs

Chante Martin, Interim Assistant Vice President

Human Resources – UAHS Phoenix

David Heineking, Assistant Vice President Planning and Operations - Phoenix

Campus Life & Dean of Students

Name Campus Representation

Alex Blandeburgo, Executive Director/Chief Housing Officer

Housing and Residential Life

Harry McDermott, Physician Campus Health
David Salafsky, Interim Co-Executive Director, Campus Health

Todd Millay, Executive Director

Arizona Student Unions

Troy Vaughn, Director Campus Recreation
James Rockow, Chief & Executive Director University Emergency Medical Services

Health Sciences

Name Campus Representation
Mona Arora, Asst. Research Professor College of Public Health
Kristen Pogreba-Brown, Associate Professor College of Public Health
Cynthia Jane-Doane, Director, Attending Veterinarian Animal Care
Ted Tong, Professor College of Pharmacy
Barry Bernard, Manager, Media Technical Services Health Science

Heather Hartling, Assoc. Vice President and Chief of Staff

Health Sciences

Angie Souza, Executive Director, Planning and Facilities Health Sciences
Stacy Pigott, Interim Assoc. Vice President of Communications Health Science

Information Technology

Name Campus Representation

Timothy Schwab, Executive Director Administrative Technologies

Information Technology Services

Research Innovation & Impact

Name Campus Representation

John O’Neil, Vice President Research Development

Research, Innovation and Impact

Ken Marcus, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Tech Parks Arizona

UA Global

Name Campus Representation
Joanna Lagasse-Long, Director International Student Services

Jill Calderon, Director

Global Travel