2019 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Mark has been a member of Campbell CERT since 2013. As a result of joining CERT, Mark obtained his HAM radio license and soon thereafter, he started a successful online company that sells HAM radio cables. He is married and has three grown children raised in the City of Campbell. Mark has held various executive IT management positions in Fortune 500 companies and start-ups. His primary objective is to expand the Campbell CERT organization to help meet the needs of the community during a disaster.
5:04p.m., October 17, 1989, crouched in the kitchen doorway, sheltering his wife and 2 year old son, was the very moment Michael felt the profound importance of helping his neighbors. Today, he’s fully engaged with multiple community agencies that provide help to those when needed. In large scale disasters, Michael works with the Red Cross providing sheltering and feeding support. During the warm months, as a certified ETM, feeding his passion for the outdoors, he provides volunteer medial assistance at local community events, concerts, and organized sports. As a seasoned business professional, Michael provides marketing direction to Campbell CERT, where he also sits on the Board of Directors. Using his medical training, Michael educates his fellow CERT members and neighbors to deal with the pearls that come with a large scale disaster.
Program Manager - Founder
A City of Campbell resident since 1976 and married to Sharon Teeter, who leads the Pruneyard Dry Creek neighborhood team. Steven and Sharon have three children and five grandchildren, all in the Bay Area. Following his retirement from a career in information technology, Steven became interested in doing something for the community and disaster preparedness seemed like a good fit. After undergoing CERT training in 2011, he began recruiting his neighbors. One thing led to another, and in just six years, there are now more than 200 CERT-trained individuals in the City of Campbell. Other interests of Steven's include traveling with Sharon where they do hiking, biking, and Nordic skiing. His favorite hobby is making stained glass windows.
My family has lived in Campbell for more than 15 years. Responding to the question “Are You Prepared?” proposed to me by a CERT member in 2015, I took action. I signed up for a CERT Academy and joined Campbell CERT.
Utilizing my accounting, finance, and management skill, I became the auditor for the organization in 2016. I have also had the opportunity to expand my skills by attending many training courses, including CPR and First Aid, as well as organizing neighborhood mobilization exercises. In 2017, I was elected to the Board of Directors and took on the role of treasurer.
It has been a fulfilling undertaking so far, meeting and getting to know neighbors and community members. When a natural disaster occurs, I know I have been trained and ready to respond to help protect my home and family, as well as my neighbors and neighborhood.
Matthew has been a Campbell resident since 2006, completed the CERT training program in 2016, and he is currently a member of Downtown Campbell CERT. Matt got involved with CERT because he wanted to be better prepared to care for his family in the event of an emergency. He appreciates the ability to help and support the surrounding community.
A. Cole Cameron is a member of Campbell CERT, sits on the Board of Directors, and is Chair of the Equipment & Procurement Committee as well. Also, he is HAM-licensed and has completed both CERT Train-the-Trainer (T3) and Program Manager (T4) advanced courses. Cole has a deep passion and care for community, and by using emergency preparedness skills, he helps neighbors to reconnect and help each other so they can eventually grow into becoming CERT leaders. All of this started in his small farm town where he earned the Eagle Scout award, he later served as a 1st Lt. in the Army at the Pentagon, and completed various graduate schools while incorporating his personal growth and leadership experiences with his varied budget and process improvement work in Silicon Valley.
When he reflects on his trips home, he remembers: “In my home town, I couldn't get in trouble with so many eyes on me all the time!” Cole has taken his own support to other youth by forming his own nonprofit, Bridging With Youth, with a mission to enrich communities while empowering everyone that is touched, especially our youth. Also, Cole brings his knowledge of forming nonprofits to our CERT nonprofit organization so we can qualify for grants. He is also on the Cambrian Community Council where he helps citizens to have a voice. He supports his fellow veterans working through PTSD and housing issues. Cole believes it is wonderful to be part of the engaged community Campbell CERT is evolving into. He will be happy to talk with any of you, just call him (408) 499-9096.
I have lived in Campbell since 1989 and joined CERT in 2013. I couldn’t decide what to be when I grew up, so have done myriad jobs over the years- Resource Specialist at James Lick and Del Mar High Schools, stay-home mom, EMT for AMR Ambulance Co and now in the tasting room at JLohr Winery in San Jose. I believe that in all things in life, you get out of them what you put in, so community involvement is very important and CERT combines using the skills I learned as an EMT and my passion for neighborhood and City activism. In my early years in CERT, I was very active in planning exercises, trainings etc, but stepped out of city-wide activities to focus on my own Pruneyard Dry Creek neighborhood team. I am now ready to step back in and work with the board to help Campbell CERT assist all the neighborhood groups be ready for disaster as well as participate in the Campbell community.
Pat became a member of the Hacienda/Hazelwood CERT in 2016. After a long career in public safety communications, at the city, county and federal levels, and a former EMT, becoming a member of CERT seemed to be a natural fit. Wanting to give back to her home community, she serves as co-lead for the Hacienda/Hazelwood team, collaborating on training, exercises and keeping the group abreast of “all things CERT”. She is excited for the opportunity to continue to serve Campbell CERT in the additional capacity of becoming a member of the Board of Directors. Her priorities include continued training for all members in the areas of communication, basic first aid, disaster preparedness and team building.
Tina has been an active CERT member for five years supporting the Hamann Park neighborhood. She has served as a mentor during the 2018 County-Wide drill and attended numerous emergency response refresher courses, drills, and trainings. She has also been an active member of the Emergency Response Team (ERT) at her place of employment -a manufacturing company consisting of three campuses with around 1,000 employees- for the past five years. She is trained in CPR, AED, and First Aid. She enjoys giving back to the community and finds volunteering a great way to do that!
Patti Tucker was appointed to the Campbell CERT Board of Directors in January 2019. Before receiving this appointment, she was involved with Campbell CERT since graduating from the academy facilitated by Santa Clara County Fire in 2014. In this capacity, Patti served as a mentor with the Santa Clara County 2018 County-Wide drill, a member of the original Taste of Campbell Fundraising Committee, First Aid volunteer for city events and an original member of the Hamann Park CERT neighborhood.”
Isabel has worked in the high-tech industry for a long time. She currently coleads for the Hamann Park team and has been part of the Campbell CERT program for several years already. Since joining, she has attended numerous emergency response trainings such as First Aid, CPR/AED, and Search & Rescue among others. Isabel truly believes that being prepared for any emergency is a very important investment in life.