Massachusetts Association of Emergency Management Professionals

Treasurer, Kathy Cedeberg

Secretary, Joe Gordon

As the Secretary for the organization, Joe is responsible for record management. Joe is currently the Emergency Management Director for the Barnstable County Sheriff’s Office
(BCSO) on Cape Cod where he’s been employed since March 2004.  He’s the BCSO’s Community Emergency ResponseTeam (CERT) program manager and serves as the Sheriff’s liaison to the Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee (BCREPC).  Additionally he serves as the secretary on the Board of Directors to the Cape Cod Citizen Corps Council and also sits on both the Town of Bourne’s and Town of Falmouth’s Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPC).  He’s also a US Navy Reserve Chief Petty Officer who has 17 years of service and has deployed twice to Afghanistan.  Joe holds a Bachelor of Science, Master of Public Administration and Master of Science from Bridgewater State University.  He also holds a Master of Art in Security Management from American Military University and a Master of Science in Emergency Management from Massachusetts Maritime Academy.   He was recently accepted into the National Emergency Management Leaders Academy through FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute. 

Vice President, Jeff A. Trask

Jeff is the Emergency Management Program Administrator at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  He previously worked at the Massachusetts State Emergency Response Commission at the Commonwealth Emergency Management Agency.

President, Carol McMahon

Carol is the Assistant Emergency Management Director for the city of Gloucester and Program Manager for the Gloucester CERT team. She was previously the Area Coordinator for the Cape Ann Emergency Preparedness Planning Team. She is also a member of the recently formed North East Law Enforcement Council (NEMLEC) Incident Management Team. Carol is also an Adjunct Instructor at the FEMA National Training Center (NTC) in Emmitsburg Maryland, and a Contract Instructor for MEMA. She is a Massachusetts Certified Emergency Manager (MA-CEM), and recognized as an Associate Emergency Manager by the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM-AEM). She holds FEMA certifications as a Master Exercise Practitioner, and as Professional Continuity of Operations Practitioner.