2017 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Mark has been a member of Campbell CERT since 2013. As a result of joining CERT, Mark obtained his HAM radio license and soon thereafter, he started a successful online company that sells HAM radio cables. He is married and has three grown children raised in the City of Campbell. Mark has held various executive IT management positions in Fortune 500 companies and start-ups. His primary objective is to expand the Campbell CERT organization to help meet the needs of the community during a disaster.
Mary Lee is the Co-founder of Calrima Financial and Insurance Agency in Campbell, CA. Since 2005, Mary's company has been glued to helping people with their financial and insurance needs. When she's not at work, she spends her time working with the Campbell Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), taking walks with her husband, and trying very hard to find a chance to ride her bike; she loves going downhill with her bike and feeling the wind wrap around her...
Mary is currently working on finding and forming collaborations with other community organizations and members to join Campbell CERT and be a first responder when an emergency happens in her community. She wholeheartedly believes "Together We Are Prepared" and invites you to take the CERT Academy training in your county so you can be better prepared for yourself, your family, and your community.
Program Manager - Founder
A City of Campbell resident since 1976 and married to Sharon Teeter, who leads the Pruneyard Dry Creek neighborhood team, Steven and Sharon have three children and four grandchildren, all in the Bay Area. Following his retirement from a career in information technology, Steven became interested in doing something for the community, and disaster preparedness seemed like a good fit. After undergoing CERT training in 2011, he began recruiting his neighbors. One thing led to another, and in just six years, there are now more than 200 CERT-trained individuals in the City of Campbell. Other interests of Steven's include traveling with Sharon where they do hiking, biking, and Nordic skiing. His favorite hobby is making stained glass windows.
Lucy is proud to be a member of Campbell CERT and now part of the Board of Directors. She was born and raised in the City of Campbell and attended school in the Cambrian School District. She has two grown children and one grandchild. Lucy's career has been dedicated to serving the public – having worked for the Sheriff's Department, County Courts, and the City of Santa Clara. After she retired, Lucy went to work as a Crossing Guard for the City of San Jose Police Department. Joining CERT is an extension of her commitment to community service, as all public city employees were required to be First Responders and report to duty in case of an emergency. The best part for her is that now her efforts will directly benefit the community of the town she loves, the City of Campbell.
5:04p.m., October 17, 1989, crouched in the kitchen doorway, sheltering his wife and 2 year old son, was the very moment Michael felt the profound importance of helping his neighbors. Today, he’s fully engaged with multiple community agencies that provide help to those when needed. In large scale disasters, Michael works with the Red Cross providing sheltering and feeding support. During the warm months, as a certified ETM, feeding his passion for the outdoors, he provides volunteer medial assistance at local community events, concerts, and organized sports. As a seasoned business professional, Michael provides marketing direction to Campbell CERT, where he also sits on the Board of Directors. Using his medical training, Michael educates his fellow CERT members and neighbors to deal with the pearls that come with a large scale disaster.
A. Cole Cameron is a member of Campbell CERT, sits on the Board of Directors, and is Chair of the Equipment & Procurement Committee as well. Also, he is HAM-licensed and has completed both CERT Train-the-Trainer (T3) and Program Manager (T4) advanced courses. Cole has a deep passion and care for community, and by using emergency preparedness skills, he helps neighbors to reconnect and help each other so they can eventually grow into becoming CERT leaders. All of this started in his small farm town where he earned the Eagle Scout award, he later served as a 1st Lt. in the Army at the Pentagon, and completed various graduate schools while incorporating his personal growth and leadership experiences with his varied budget and process improvement work in Silicon Valley.
When he reflects on his trips home, he remembers: “In my home town, I couldn't get in trouble with so many eyes on me all the time!” He also brings his knowledge of forming nonprofits to our CERT nonprofit organization so we can qualify for grants. He is also on the Cambrian Community Council where he helps citizens to have a voice. He supports his fellow veterans working through PTSD, housing issues, and also helps our next generation of youth through the Bridge for Youth nonprofit, a community-based agency. Cole believes it is wonderful to be part of the engaged community Campbell CERT is evolving into. He is happy to talk with any of you, just call him (408) 499-9096.