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Experience on your side:

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Kevin Staley​


Kevin served as Mass Care Manager for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Emergency Management Office (2020-2022) assisting with local government planning and response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Kevin served with Mecklenburg EMS Agency (MEDIC), Mecklenburg County’s Emergency Medical Service in Charlotte, North Carolina from June, 1990 until his retirement on January 1, 2019.    He retired at the rank of Deputy Director (since 2015) and was responsible for all emergency and nonemergency paramedic field response, 911 communications center operations, and emergency preparedness/ tactical/special operations planning and response. 


From 2005-2015, Kevin served as Director of Education and Emergency Preparedness.  This role included designing, building, and managing MEDIC’s Emergency Medical Education and Simulation Center as well as management of all training, education, and quality improvement programs, and all disaster, emergency management, and homeland security-related programs.  From 1997-2004, Kevin served as EMS Operations Manager. 


In addition to his local government service, Kevin serves as a graduate-level adjunct faculty member teaching emergency and disaster management-related courses in the Master of Public Administration programs for the University of NC at Charlotte and Clemson University.

Kevin holds a Master of Public Administration (2001) and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (1998) from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.  He also obtained a Certificate in Community Preparedness and Disaster Management from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2005).  Kevin is credentialed nationally as a Certified Emergency Manager (2007 to present) and holds the Executive Emergency Management Certification with the State of North Carolina (2013 to present).   

Kevin currently serves as a Commissioner on the NC Emergency Response Commission (2016-present); and serves as a voting Member of the NC Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council (2016-Present).  Kevin previously served on the North Carolina Governor’s State Coronavirus Task Force (2020 to 2022) and served a three-year appointment to the FEMA National Advisory Council (2018-2021).

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