Executive Committee

The SESI Executive Committee is an invitational group of members who guide and make decisions for the Initiative with the SESI Chair as its leader. The chair of each sub-committee is automatically appointed to the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee reports to the EERI Board on behalf of the project.

The current SESI Executive Committee includes:

Lucy ArendtSESI Co-ChairSt. Norbert College
Guillermo Diaz-FanasSESI Co-ChairWSP USA
Eddie VegaSubcommittee Chair:
Classroom Education and Outreach
Holmes Structures
Christine BeyzaeiSubcommittee Co-Chair:
Safety, Advocacy, and Messaging
Rob JacksonSubcommittee Co-Chair:
Safety, Advocacy, and Messaging
Ken GoettelSubcommittee Chair:
Safety Screening, Inventory, and Evaluation
Goettel & Associates Inc.
Yumei WangSubcommittee Chair: Tsunami Mitigation of SchoolsOR Dept of Geology & Mineral Industries
Thalia AnagnosMemberSan Jose State University
Veronica CedillosMemberGeoHazards International
Phil GouldMemberRetired
Drew HersethMemberFEMA
Bill HolmesMemberRutherford + Chekene
Vince PericoliMemberUniversity of California, Davis
Taronne TabucchiMemberGuy Carpenter
Lelli Van Den EindeMemberUniversity of California, San Diego
Barry WelliverMemberBHW Engineers
Ivan WongMemberLettis Consultants
Mike Mahoney
Ex Officio Funding Agency RepFEMA
Heidi Tremayne
Ex Officio Executive DirectorEERI
Silvana Cobos
Ex Officio Staff LeadEERI


Historic Archive of SESI Development and Progress

Date, LocationTitle
January 9, 2017SESI Overview: "Creating an Advocacy Network for Improved School Earthquake Safety"
April 14, 20162016 SESI Strategic Action Plan
March 29, 20162015 SESI Annual Report
June 25, 20152015 SESI Strategic Action Plan
April 3, 2015, EERI Annual Meeting
in Boston, MA
Rough Notes from SESI Committee Meeting
April 2, 2015, EERI Annual Meeting
in Boston, MA
"EERI School Earthquake Safety Initiative" Plenary Session - Abstract and Bios
"EERI School Earthquake Safety Initiative" Plenary Session - Slide Presentation
February 19, 2015 in Oakland, CAWorkshop for Strategic Plan Coordination and Committee Launch Notes
January 13, 2015Preliminary Draft of the Strategic Action Plan
Fall 2014Preliminary Working Group Drafts
July 21, 2014 in Anchorage, AKNotes from EERI School Safety Initiative Strategic Thinking Retreat
April-May 2014SESI Best practice Webinar Series (4 sessions)
View all presentation and videos on the SESI resources page.