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Nicole Ishmael
Executive Director 
[email protected]
(859) 351-2350

Ms. Ishmael provides executive-level supervision and day-to-day management of EMAP, including: directing daily operations, including assessment and accreditation processes; overseeing preparations for and conduct of EMAP Commission and committee meetings in accordance with the needs of the organization and bylaws; managing the finances of EMAP including budget development, financial management and reporting; development/fund raising, and grants management; hiring, training, and supervising staff in accordance with reporting lines established by the EMAP Commission; and educating and working with stakeholder organizations and decision-makers on related issues and projects. Ms. Ishmael serves as the primary staff liaison to the EMAP Commission, Program Review Committee and Urban Search & Rescue Project. 


Christine Y. Jacobs
Assistant Director
[email protected]
(859) 494-0917

Ms. Jacobs coordinates special projects, including EMAP's  pilot programs in the Private Sector, Tribal and International Arenas.  Ms. Jacobs is responsible for assisting with the identification, securing of support for, and implementation of special projects related to EMAP's standards and accreditation/assessment activities with support of EMAP's mission and strategic goals. Ms. Jacobs is the primary staff liaison to the EMAP Technical Committee and Standards Subcommittee focused on the development and improvements of the Emergency Management Standard, Urban Search and Rescue Standard along with the Private Sector Committee. 


David Liebman
Assessment Coordinator
[email protected]
(859) 940-5378

Mr. Liebman is responsible for the assessment process for state and local programs including assigning assessment teams, working with programs to complete the accreditation process and serving as the primary point of contact for all applicant programs.  Mr. Liebman serves as the primary staff liaison to committees associated with the assessment methodology and process. 


Lindsey Shafer
Training Coordinator
[email protected]
(859) 421-1253

Ms. Shafer is responsible for EMAP's comprehensive training program including online training webinars and courses as well as EMAP's Training Course.  Ms. Shafer manages Host Training Courses, Training and Standard Orientation Workshops, qualifications and continuing education for both Assessors and Accreditation and Assessment Managers.  Ms. Shafer serves as the primary staff liaison for the Training Focus Group and other appropriate committees.    




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