We are excited to share news of additions to the Health Security, Preparedness and Response (HSPR) Program staff.
Larry Torris began on May 13 as the new pre-hospital planner in the HSPR Program. Torris is a paramedic with extensive EMS background. He holds a master’s degree in business administration. Torris will work on the EMS Plan, patient movement and patient tracking projects.
Lonni Nicoll recently began as the health care liaison for Region 2. That region serves Yamhill, Polk, Marion, Lincoln, Benton and Linn counties. Most recently, she spent six years as the domestic preparedness planner at Oregon Emergency Management. Prior to that, she was a project manager for Independence Police Department while working for FEMA in a deployable status for many years. She helped in several large-scale disasters such as the Florida hurricanes and hurricanes Katrina and Rita. She has also worked as a paralegal.
Kattaryna Stiles is the new Oregon Public Health Emergency Preparedness liaison in the Central Oregon Region. She worked in emergency management in Anchorage, Alaska. While there, she served as plans and policy manger from 2004–2009 and acting director in 2008. Stiles has lived in Bend since 2009. She most recently served as the integrative oncology coordinator at St. Charles Bend. She also worked with the hospital's Disaster and Safety Committee and the HazMat Receiver Team. Stiles’ background is in policy and program management. In her free time, she enjoys all-season outdoor recreation with a particular passion for mountain biking.
Welcome aboard to all of you!