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Fire Safe Council of Nevada County

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is made up entirely of volunteers and is comprised of local residents, property owners, businesses, organizations, and government agencies that are concerned about fire in Nevada County.

Officers:

Dennis Cassella - Chairman Interim / Secretary
Donn Thane - Vice Chairman
David Walker - Treasurer 

Directors:

Dennis Cassella - Member at Large
Barry Dorland - Member at Large
Bill Drown - Member at Large
Jeff Dunning - Member at Large
JoAnn Fites-Kaufman - Fire Scientist/Forest Planner
Helene Hall - Member at Large
David Hanson - Member at Large
Rick Nolle - Real Estate Industry
Donn Thane - Member at Large
Eric Trygg - Master Gardeners
Don Wagner - Fire Chiefs' Association
David Walker, CPA - Member at Large
Hank Weston - Nevada County Supervisor 
 

Associate Directors:

Peter Beesley - PG&E
Gretchen Bennitt - NSAQMD
Crawford Bost - Member at Large
Sean Griffis - CAL FIRE
Bill Houdyschell - Registered Professional Forester
Greg Jones - N.I.D.
Jerry Martinez - BLM
Kent Rees - Firewise Coalition
Jecobie Waters - US Forest Service
Heidi Hall - Alternate County Supervisor 

Staff:

Joanne Drummond - Executive Director
Anna Cox - Office Manager
Jamie Jones - Grant Accountant
Frank Quadro - Chipping Supervisor
Curt Williges - Chipping Supervisor
Bruce Puphal - Verification Specialist

Fire Safe Council of Nevada County Committee Members

The Fire Safe Council of Nevada County encourages you to join a committee to address specific issues. We are looking for Associate Board members with fiscal, legal, outreach, education and technical skills related to fire safety. Consider becoming a member of our team to share your leadership skills and give back to your community.


Executive Ad Hoc Committee:

Dennis Cassella - Secretary / Chairman Interim
Donn Thane - Vice Chair
Dave Walker - Treasurer 
Bill Drown - Member at Large
Hank Weston - Nevada County Supervisor
Rick Nolle - Real Estate Industry
Joanne Drummond - Executive Director

Finance/Audit Ad Hoc Committee:

Dave Walker, Chairman - Treasurer  
Hank Weston - Nevada County Supervisor
Joanne Drummond - Executive Director

Fundraising Ad Hoc Committee:

Bill Drown, Chair - Member at Large
Dennis Cassella - Member at Large
Jeff Dunning - Member at Large
Barry Dorland - Business
Helene Hall - Member at Large
Rick Nolle -  Real Estate Industry
Eric Trygg - Member at Large
Peter Beesley - Pacific Gas & Electric
Joanne Drummond - Executive Director 

Public Education Ad Hoc Committee: 

David Hanson, Chair - Member at Large
Crawford Bost - Member at Large
Kent Rees - Firewise Coalition 
Peter Beesley - Pacific Gas & Electric
Firewise Community Reps
Joanne Drummond - Executive Director

Projects Committee:

Donn Thane, Chair - Member at Large
JoAnn Fites-Kaufman - Fire Scientist/Forest Planner
Bill Houdyschell -  Registered Professional Forester
Don Wagner - Fire Chiefs' Association
Jerry Martinez - BLM
Sean Griffis - CAL FIRE
Greg Jones - N.I.D.
Gretchen Bennitt - NSAQMD
Jecobie Waters - USF Forest Service
Joanne Drummond - Executive Director

Partnership Relations Ad Hoc Committee:
 
David Hanson, Chair - Member at Large
Barry Dorland - Business

Human Resources Ad Hoc Committee:

Dennis Cassella - Chairman Interim
Jeff Dunning- Member at Large
Rick Nolle - Real Estate Industry

Technical Ad Hoc Committee:

Don Wagner, Chair - Fire Chiefs' Association
Donn Thane - Member at Large
Dennis Cassella - Member at Large
Sean Griffis - CAL FIRE
John Gulsarian - Nevada County OES
Mike Walsh - Nevada County Sheriff's Department
Joanne Drummond - Executive Director

Nominating Committee:

Dennis Cassella - Chairman Interim
David Hanson - Member at Large
David Walker - Member at Large