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NENA President Appoints New Western Regional Director

Wednesday, July 24, 2013   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Chris Nussman
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Lisa Hoffmann, Deputy Director for the San Francisco Department of Emergency Management, to serve on national 9-1-1 association’s Executive Board


NENA: The 9-1-1 Association today announced that Lisa Hoffmann of the San Francisco Department of Emergency Management has been selected by association President Bernard Brown to serve as Western Regional Director on the organization’s 10-seat Executive Board.

"I am truly honored by this appointment,” said Hoffmann. "I look forward to working with the rest of the Executive Board, NENA Staff, and our committees and working groups to serve NENA’s membership and improve 9-1-1 service for all Americans.”

Hoffmann has more than three decades of public safety emergency communications experience, and currently serves as a Deputy Director for the San Francisco Department of Emergency Management, where she has led the Emergency Communications Division since August 2007. She previously served as the Communications Center Director for the Contra Costa County Sheriff, beginning in May of 2002. Prior to that, she served as a Dispatch Supervisor at the Delta Regional Communications Center located in Antioch, CA. Hoffmann began her career in 1982 as a Communications Public Safety Dispatcher with Contra Costa County (CA).

Hoffmann was appointed by the Governor of California to the State 9-1-1 Advisory Board in 2005, and served continuously in that capacity until 2013. She holds California Peace Officers and Standards Training Certifications as a Public Safety Dispatcher, Training Officer, Supervisor, and Manager.

"I, and the rest of the Board, look forward to working with Lisa,” said Brown. "Her expertise, her dedication, and her passion for 9-1-1 will undoubtedly benefit NENA’s Western Region members, as well as the citizens who are made safer through advances and improvements to our nation’s 9-1-1 system made possible by NENA’s leadership.”

A NENA member since 2003 and a certified Emergency Number Professional (ENP) since 2004, Hoffmann has been active in both local and national NENA activities. She served as the President of the California NENA chapter in 2007, and served 2 terms as their Second Vice President, a term as Vice President, and 3 terms as Past President. She currently sits on the Editorial Review Board for the association’s quarterly publication, The Call.

Hoffmann’s appointment fills the vacancy on the Board created when Chip Yarborough resigned his position last month. "We thank Chip for his many years of service to the association,” said Brown.