Name Title/Position Organization/Agency
Stella Barber Disaster Coordinator NKY Health Dept
Chuck L. Korzenborn Sheriff Kenton County Sheriff Office
Kathy Stephens GISP PDSKC
William R. Turner Director Campbell County Office of Emergency Management
James Pitcher Investigative Reporter The Cincinnati Enquirer
Greg L. Buckler Deputy Director Campbell County EMA
Kevin R. Unkraut Manager of Dispatch Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky (TANK)
John A. Scheben Jr. Distribution & Special Projects Manager Northern Kentucky Water District
Rodney D. Bell Safety Manager: Chairman NKEPC Sanitation District No. 1
James E. Sparks Area Manager KYEM Area 6 Office
Charles E. Keener HSE Manager Interplastic Corporation
Mark E. Ihrig Director Boone County Emergency Management
David H. Guethlein Disaster Manager St. Elizabeth Healthcare
Valerie Hines EHS Manager Hillshire Brands/Tyson Foods
William D. Flethcer Deputy Director Boone County Emergency Management
Kelly J. Aylor Fire Chief Florence Fire/EMS
Steve Hearne Deputy Boone County EM
Kerry L. Hill Director of Transportation Campbell County Schools
Steve D. Hensley Director Kenton County HSEM
Kirk Reinhart Deputy Director Kenton County HSEM
Rick Watkins EM Planner Kenton County HSEM
Robert G. Stark Risk Manager City of Covington
Carl Agner Manager of Field Investigation CSX Transportation Inc.
Jack A. Scheben Vol. Erlanger Fire/EMS Erlanger Fire/EMS
Chris Kaeff Kenton County Conservation District Board Supervisor Kenton County Soil and Water
Daniel Mathew Chief City of Covington Fire Dept.
Richard D. Cummins Regulatory Compliance Inspector US Dept of Homeland Security
Rick Saint-Blancard Captain Kentucky State Police


The Northern Kentucky Emergency Planning Committee (NKEPC) is a federally mandated entity composed of state and local officials, business representatives and members of the press.

The role of the NKEPC is to form a partnership with local governments and industries as a resource for enhancing hazardous materials preparedness. Local governments are responsible for the integration of hazmat planning and response within their jurisdiction. This includes ensuring the local hazard analysis adequately addresses hazmat incidents; incorporating planning for hazmat incidents into the local emergency management plan and annexes; assessing capabilities and developing hazmat response capability using local resources, mutual aid and contractors; training responders; and exercising the plan.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the NKEPC, fill out the APPLICATION FOR APPOINTMENT. To fill it out, visit: