UW Emergency Management

Organization chart

Reporting to the Vice President for Facilities, 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 team members:

Steven Charvat, CEM, MPA


  • Department Administration & Management
  • EOC Director & Facility Manager
  • UW, State, Federal Compliance Officer
  • Primary Liaison with outside agencies
  • P-I for all external grants
  • Rotating 24/7 Duty Officer
  • Rotating 24/7 Duty Officer
  • Executive Secretary of the Emergency Readiness Committee
  • UWEM Vehicle Custodian
  • Strategic Planning
  • After-Action Report Accounting
  • Performance and Metrics
  • Budget & Financial Oversight
  • Department Safety Manager
  • Department Personnel Manager

Barry W. Morgan

Plans, Training & Exercise Manager

  • Hazard Mitigation Lead
  • General Emergency Management Plans Manager
  • Rotating 24/7 Duty Officer
  • EOC Planning Section Chief
  • Staff Training Lead
  • EOC Training Coordinator
  • Campus Emergency Plans Review Lead
  • DCDrill/Exercise Development
  • Intern/Student Employee Oversight


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
  • EOC Planning Section Co-Chief
  • Continuity Drill/Exercise Development
  • Rotating 24/7 Duty Officer
  • Intern/Student Employee Oversight