Membership

The State Emergency Response Commission (SERC) is comprised of eighteen members: the Commissioners of the Departments of Energy and Environmental Protection, Emergency Services and Public Protection,  Public Health, Transportation, and Labor; the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management; the State Fire Marshal; the State Fire Administrator; the Adjutant General of the Military Department; (or their designees or a designee); and nine (9) members appointed by the Governor.

Chairperson:  Gerard P. Goudreau, SERC Chairperson

SERC Administration:
Peter Zack, Division Director
Diane Duva, Director, Emergency Response Planning Office
Lisa Lawson, Secretary
Emergency Response and Spill Prevention Division
Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

Commission Members:
Member Designee
Katie Dykes
Commissioner
Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
Peter Zack
Director, Emergency Response and Spill Prevention Division
Diane W. Duva
Director, Emergency Response Planning Office
 
Bureau of Materials Management and Compliance Assurance
 
Manisha Juthani, M.D. Commissioner
Department of Public Health
 
David Kallander, Ph.D.
Toxicologist
Environmental and Occupational Health Assessment Program 
 

Commissioner
Department of Transportation
Adam G. Fox, P.E.
Principal Engineer
Environmental Compliance
Bureau of Engineering and Construction
 
Commissioner
Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
TBD
State Director of Emergency Management Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security

Jeffrey J. Morrissette
State Fire Administrator
Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection

 
 
Commissioner
Department of Labor
Kenneth C. Tucker III
Director, CONN-OSHA
 
Secretary of
Office of Policy and Management
Matthew LaFayette
Budget Analyst
Budget and Financial Management Division

William Abbott

State Fire Marshal
Office of State Fire Marshal
Department of Administrative Services
 
 
CT Adjutant General
Connecticut Military Department
Brigadier General Ralph Hedenberg 
Colonel Charles K. Jaworski, Jr.
Connecticut Military Department

 

The following list represents the nine (9) SERC members appointed by the Governor, four (4) represent the public; three (3) represent owners or operators of facilities; one (1) is the fire chief of a municipal fire department whose employees are compensated for their services; and one (1) is the fire chief of a volunteer fire department.  The members of the SERC are appointed by the Governor to the Commission and serve for two (2) years, or until a successor is appointed and has qualified, whichever is longer.

Appointees Represent
Gerard P. Goudreau - Serves as Chairperson
Facility
Robert J. Araujo
Facility
Chief John C. Littell
Tolland Fire Department
Volunteer Fire Department
Chief Edward N. Richards
Enfield Fire Department 
Municipal Fire Department 
Kyle Zimmer, Jr. Public
Carol Violette
Public
Robert Ross Public
Anthony Salvatore, Town Manager, Town of Cromwell Public
Lisa Morrissey, Director of Health, Town of New Milford
Facility
  • Terms of appointees are effective on a specific date and end on a specific date or until a successor is appointed and has qualified, whichever is longer.

Content Last Updated October 25, 2021