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You can contact the Region 1 HMCC Duty Officer to request assistance or provide information/situational awareness.

call the Duty Officer at (413) 773-1502

with no request for assistance from the Duty Officer email [email protected]

HMCC Staff

Xander Sylvain

HMCC Program Manager

Xander Sylvain serves as the HMCC's Program Manager, and is responsible for overseeing the continued development of the HMCC initiative, accomplishing strategic objectives and integrating planning and capacity-building across disciplines…

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Nick Licata

Emergency Preparedness Planner

Nick Licata serves as the HMCC Emergency Preparedness Planner, and is primarily responsible for resource procurement, such as purchasing personal protective equipment and other emergency dispensing site supplies, inventory tracking…

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Dan Nietsche

Emergency Preparedness Planner

Dan Nietsche serves as an Emergency Preparedness Planner working collaboratively to improve all facets of emergency management/public safety within Franklin County and beyond. Dan has a master’s degree in emergency…

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Steering Committee

The Region 1 HMCC has a 10-member Steering Committee, with 2 representatives from each of the 5 core disciplines. All Steering Committee members are selected from within their discipline, and are expected to represent the best interest of the region as a whole.

The Steering Committee provides broad coalition oversight and subject matter expertise regarding their disciplines’ concerns, structures, and regional coordination around preparedness and response.  The Steering Committee ratifies the alignment of priorities for planning and preparedness, and works closely with HMCC staff to maintain a regional Emergency Coordination Plan that meets the needs of the various disciplines and communities in Region 1.

The W MA HMCC Steering Committee meets quarterly on a rotating basis throughout western MA.  Steering Committee (and all other committee) meeting documents can be found here.


Heather Barbieri

Term: 2 years, expires 2023 | County: Berkshire

Fairview Hospital

Ron Riethle

Term: 2 years, expires 2022  | County: Hampden

Holyoke Medical Center


Jeanne Galloway

Term: 2 years, expires 2023 | County: Hampden

West Springfield Health Department

Allison Egan

Term: 2 years, expires 2022  | County: Berkshire

Berkshire Regional Planning Commission


John Meaney

Term: 2 years, expires 2023 | County: Berkshire

Northern Berkshire EMS

Brian Andrews

Term: 2 years, expires 2022  | County: Berkshire

County Ambulance


Jacqueline Johnson

Term: 2 years, expires 2022  | County: Hampden

Caring Health Center

Jennifer Wilkinson

Term: 2 years, expires 2023 | County: Berkshire

Community Health Programs


Patricia Haner

Term: 2 years, expires 2022  | County: Berkshire

Kimball Farms Retirement Community

Melinda Monasterski

Term: 2 years, expires 2023  | County: Hamden

Heritage Hall West

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