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UW Emergency Management

Organization chart

UWEM Department org December 2016Reporting to the AVP for Facilities Services, UW Emergency Management (UWEM) is an independent department of the university comprised of a small team of dedicated professionals that strategically collaborate and work with internal and external partners to ensure the safety and well-being of the entire university community.  Put simply, our job is to “connect-the-dots” when complicated incidents, disasters and crisis events impact \our complex university organization.


The following lists the primary/lead roles of our core team members:


Steven Charvat, CEM, MPA


  • Department Administration & Management
  • EOC Director & Facility Manager
  • EOC NIMS Compliance Lead
  • Primary Liaison with outside agencies
  • P-I for all external grants
  • EMPC Committee Chair
  • Disaster Strategic Planning
  • After-Action Report Accounting
  • Balanced Scorecard & Lean
  • Budget & Financial Oversight
  • Department Safety Manager
  • Department Personnel Manager

Elizabeth (“Eli”) King, MHA, MEP

Plans, Training & Exercise Manager

  • Hazard Mitigation Lead
  • General Emergency Management Plans Manager
  • Public Education & Outreach Lead
  • EOC Planning Section Chief
  • Staff Training Lead
  • EOC Training Coordinator
  • Campus Emergency Plans Review Lead
  • Balanced Scorecard & Lean
  • Drill/Exercise Development
  • Intern/Student Employee Oversight

Megan Levy, MIPM

Business, Academic & Research Continuity Manager

  • Business, Academic and Research Continuity (BARC) Program Manager
  • BARC Instructor & Coach
  • Primary UWEM Duty Officer
  • Husky Ready (continuity planning tool) administrator
  • Public Education and Outreach
  • EOC Planning Section Co-Chief
  • Balanced Scorecard & Lean
  • UWEM Vehicle Custodian
  • Drill/Exercise Development
  • Primary On-Scene Coordinator & 24/7 Duty Officer
  • Intern/Student Employee Ovversight

Stacie Smith, MIPM

Seismic Resilience Program Manager

  • Seismic Resilience Program Manager and point-of-contact
  • Earthquake Class and Workshop Instructor
  • Public Education and Campus Outreach
  • EOC Planning Section Deputy Chief
  • Balanced Scorecard & Lean
  • Catastrophic Planning Subject Matter Expert
  • Liaison with City, County and State seismic and earthquake program officials