Meet Our Leadership Team
Joe Oglesby, MS, CEM, CBCP
Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Oglesby has over 28 years of expertise in all aspects of emergency preparedness, all hazards planning, mitigation, response, and recovery. Mr. Oglesby’s emergency management experience has been recognized through International certification as a Certified Emergency Manager (CEM®) as well as his Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP). He has a Masters Degree in Emergency and Disaster Management as well as a Bachelors in Healthcare Administration. He provides all hazards planning, Continuity guidance and technical support for EM/COOP Plan development, NIMS compliance, hazard specific appendix development, and program implementation. He provides technical review and policy recommendations within Emergency and Continuity programs to ensure compliance with DOD and National guidelines. Mr. Oglesby has supported the Headquarters Department of the Army, G-34 Emergency Management Program office. He is the Senior Emergency Manager for the DOTMLPF solutions in the integration of Full Operational Capabilities within Army Emergency Management. He has worked with the DOD working Group in the development of the DODI 6055.17 as a Navy co-author. He worked with the Air Force Working Group in the development of the Air Force Certified Emergency Manager qualifications in association with the International Association of Emergency Managers.
Mr. Oglesby responded to Hurricane Katrina and Rita as the Navy Region South Emergency Manager (GS-13) and led the Regional Operations Center during the Response and Recovery phases for direct efforts to 2 Naval Installations. During the response he also served as a liaison to the Joint Task Forces supporting Defense Support of Civil Authorities (DSCA) missions. Mr. Oglesby provided short term and long term continuity recovery planning as well as continued management of recovery efforts to the affected Naval Installations. He responded to Atsugi Japan for Operation Tomodachi in support of the March 2011 Earthquake, Tsunami, and Nuclear Reactor incident. Provided Subject Matter Expertise for Navy Operation Centers and Radiological guidance for retrograde and decontamination of equipment, personnel and parts as well as support of JTF-519, JTF-505, and US Forces Japan on planning and coordination for Navy Installations for Foreign Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Relief and Consequence Management. Additionally, he participated for 2 years in the Texas state WMD disaster exercises and Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) certification as an Observer/Controller for the National Emergency Response & Recovery Training Center, Texas Engineering Extension Service, Texas A&M University.
During Mr. Oglesby’s Military Career, he served as a Preventive Medicine Technician Chief assigned to 1st Marine Aircraft Wing where he was the Sr. Preventive Medicine Tech, Fleet Marine Forces (FMF) Corpsman and Medical Planner. He served as a Master Training Specialist (MTS) at the Naval School of Health Sciences, Preventive Medicine Technician “C” school. He also served and a Naval Aircrewman/Rescue Swimmer in SH-3 and SH-60 Aircraft.
Ron Griffis, CBCP, AEM, TEM
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Ron Griffis has over 28 years of expertise in all aspects of emergency preparedness, all hazards planning, mitigation, response, and recovery. Mr. Griffis’ emergency management experience has been recognized through his certification as a Texas Certified Emergency Manager (TEM) with The Emergency Management Association of Texas, Associate Emergency Manager (AEM) through the International Association of Emergency Managers and a Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP) with DRII. Mr. Griffis has served as the Integration Team Lead for the HQDA G-34 supporting the Full Operations Capability (FOC) implementation of the Army EM Program. Further, Mr. Griffis supports the HQDA G-34 in the development, fielding and implementation of the Emergency Management Modernization Program (EM2P). Mr. Griffis has served as a WebEOC administrator and EM Specialist for the USMC at Twenty-nine Palms, CA. Mr. Griffis developed the plan of instruction(POI), customized the course materials and served as the lead instructor for the Hospital Incident Command Course delivered to BUMED (Navy) Medical Emergency Managers at 3 facilities in CONUS. Mr. Griffis served as a subject matter expert for Emergency Management and is responsible for implementing a comprehensive all hazards emergency management program to CNIC, NSWCDD EM/CBRN CASE, Navy Regions, and Navy Installations. He served as a key member of the Navy Emergency Management Program Assistance Team and provides all hazards planning guidance and technical support to all Navy Regions to support EM Plan development, NIMS compliance, hazard specific appendix development, and program implementation. He provides direct technical support to the Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) Emergency Manager, provides technical review and policy recommendations within the program to ensure compliance with DOD and National guidelines. Mr. Griffis visited over 20 US Navy Installations and Regions worldwide to provide onsite support in plan development and program implementation. Mr. Griffis developed the course curriculum, plan of instruction (POI), course materials and served as the lead instructor for the emergency management portions of the Defense Medical Readiness Training Institute (DMRTI) Medical Emergency Manager (MEM) and Public Health Emergency Officer (PHEO) Training provided to all branches of Department of Defense medical service during the initial and 4 following MEM-PHEO Conferences. Mr. Griffis provided Higher Headquarters support for Hurricane Katrina and Rita as the Navy Region South Deputy Emergency Manager and established the Regional Operations Center during the Response and Recovery phases for direct response efforts to 2 Naval Installations. During the response he also served as a liaison to the Joint Task Forces supporting Defense Support of Civil Authorities (DSCA) missions. Mr. Griffis lead the implementation of short and long term recovery plans as well as continued resource management during recovery of the affected Naval Installations. Additionally, he has served as an Adjunct Instructor at Texas Engineering Extension Service, Texas A&M University during the Annual Industrial Fire School. Mr. Griffis worked at the DOE SPR Program for 20 years during the construction and fill of the Bryan Mound Site. The Bryan Mound Site stores 225,000,000 barrels of the nation’s crude oil emergency supply for the DOE and has a daily “drawdown” rate of 1.4 Million Barrels/Day via the associated pipeline networks.
Ed Wolff, CEM, MEP, MEMS
Chief Security Officer
Ed Wolff has over 34 years of relevant public safety and emergency management experience with a 6,500-person agency serving a county with 1.75 million residents in a disaster prone region in Southeast Florida. His experience includes high level supervisory functions on the Special Weapons and Tactics Team and the Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Unit as the Senior Detective Supervisor-Emergency Manager.
His experience includes Senior Emergency Manager for a defense contractor providing contract support to Headquarters, Department of the Army, G-34 Protection Division at the Pentagon and the Program Manager (contract support) for the U.S. Army Southern Command Humanitarian Assistance Program covering South America, Central America and the Caribbean. He is a member of the IAEM Uniformed Services Caucus representing military emergency managers and is a member of the U.S. Air Force Emergency Managers Association.
He is recognized as a subject matter expert in emergency management by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Texas A&M University, the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center and the Center for Domestic Preparedness. He is the co-author of seven books, has published over 20 articles, and has delivered over 200 subject matter presentations.
Professional emergency management credentials include: Internationally recognized and accredited Certified Emergency Manager (CEM® 2007) by the International Association of Emergency Managers, certified Florida Professional Emergency Manager (FPEM® 1999), Tennessee Certified Emergency Management Professional (CEMP® 2007), FEMA Master Exercise Practitioner (MEP), and Military Emergency Management Specialist- Master level (MEMS-M).
Disaster and emergency management deployments span five continents and include 39 federally declared disasters. Examples of disaster responses include: the World Trade Center in 2001, Space Columbia disaster, Hurricane Katrina, Haiti earthquake deployment, Alabama super tornado outbreak, Hurricane Irene, 1998 Mud Slides in Peru, 1998 Earthquake and tsunami in Papua New Guinea and other hurricanes, tornado responses, tsunamis, earthquakes, and manmade disasters.
He has a proven track record as a disciplined, experienced, and articulate emergency management professional with demonstrated problem-solving and decision-making skills with the innate ability to develop and implement time-critical, effective action plans. A resourceful tactical and strategic team leader with the exceptional capacity to multitask in a fast-paced environment while managing competing priorities with ease and initiate immediate actions in emergency situations.
Recruited in 1994 to assist in the creation of FEMA National Urban Search & Rescue Task Force, FL-TF2 where he was a search team manager and later assigned to one of the federal level US&R working groups to develop and establish policies and procedures for disaster response within the US&R program. In 1995 he was assigned to the FEMA US&R Incident Support Team. In 2009 he was recruited by FEMA Region 4 to serve as a US&R Group Supervisor and Tactical Communications Task Force Leader.
As an international trainer he spent four years under contract as a Master Trainer for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Program for the Enhancement of Emergency Response (PEER) in Southeast and Central Asia where he trained local and international personnel in emergency management and disaster response.
He has over 19 years of extensive experience as a FEMA/EMI certified Incident Command System (ICS) instructor trainer teaching ICS courses (G300, G400, L449, etc.) and is one of 48 authorized FEMA/EMI ICS Instructor Trainers. Other professional teaching assignments include: Master Instructor at the DHS Center for Domestic Preparedness, and Adjunct Instructor at Texas A&M University (TEEX).
Selected by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) to represent the State of Florida as a subject matter expert for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as a member of the Bombing Prevention Advisory Group, the Federal Target Capabilities development team and the National Integration Center resource typing committee. Selected by DHE to assist in the development and field trial for Threat, Hazard and Vulnerability Assessment programs for Critical Infrastructure/Key Resources-Assets using HLS-CAM, BZZP, CPTED, ACAMS.