The Fort Bend County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management is excited to announce the following two new employees to our team:
Rachel Stepp is our new Emergency Management Recovery Specialist. Rachels career in Emergency Management began in 2009 while serving in Haiti during the devastating earthquakes and then the 2011 SE Asia Mini crisis’ in Pakse, Laos. She then joined Team Rubicon for 8 years and served as command & general staff and Field Strike Team Lead on multiple nationwide disasters. During that time, she also worked as a behavioral analyst privately contracting with state, federal, and local agencies as an advisor. Her career quickly evolved and she joined the City of Houston Office of Emergency Management serving as the Mass Care Coordinator and Health & Medical Committee Liaison which evolved in her becoming the Disaster Recovery Task Force Coordinator for the state of Texas Region 2. Ms. Stepp was requested by the NC legislature on numerous occasions to act as a mass casualty and active shooter subject matter expert. She also served as a council member on the Environmental Impact Advisory Board in Cary, NC. She earned a Master’s of Clinical Social Work and a Master’s of Public Administration in Emergency Management. She attended the Cary, NC school of Government, The NC Institute of Political Leadership, EMI and the Citizens Police Academy. In her free time, she volunteers as an advocate for at risk children and the homeless. She is an avid Triathlete and passionate about rehabbing abandoned & abused Pitbull’s.
Kristina Honzell is our new Training & Exercise Emergency Management Specialist and has 10 years’ experience in Emergency Medical Services. She will plan, coordinate, and facilitate all the training and exercise events for our office.
James “Matt” Walker is our new Public Information System Administrator and has over 20 years’ experience in Emergency Operations and Federal Law Enforcement. He will coordinate and facilitate the agency’s public information to other departments and the general public through social media and website updates. He will assist with the training and exercise events for our office as well.
Please join us in extending a heartfelt welcome to Kristina Honzell, Matt Walker and Rachel Stepp as they begin their journey with Fort Bend County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.
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