Our Leadership

Montgomery County CERT is a volunteer organization and is part of and operates under the guidance of the Montgomery County’s Fire Rescue Service.

Exectutive Committee

Greg St. James, Program Manager, MCFRS


Carl Brill, President
Chris Frechette, Vice President
Tricia Laut, Treasurer
Marci Applewhite, Secretary

Steering Committee


David Steele, Training Coordinator
Cynthia Halota, Deputy Training Coordinator, CPR
Kathleen Henning, Deputy Training Coordinator, Teen CERT
Kristen Wear, Deputy Training Coordinator, Moulage
Instructors (See MC CERT Training Team)

Records and Registration

Gigi Knell, Registrar
Ellen Zaika, Human Resources Coordinator

Logistics and Operations

Ken Ow, Logistics Coordinator
Deputy Logistics Coordinator,Communications

Tom Smith, Operations Coordinator
Ben Koshy, Deputy Operations Coordinator, Special Operations
Deputy Operations Coordinator, Go-Team

Outreach and Special Projects

Lisa Ackerman, Outreach Coordinator
Deputy Outreach Coordinator, Storm Camp
Special Projects Coordinator

Information Technology (IT)

Jay KapLon, IT Coordinator
Jennifer Hobson, Deputy IT Coordinator, CERVIS Administrator
Gigi Knell, Deputy IT Coordinator, Digital

CERT Org Chart