Charge to the Committee

  • Develop and conduct state, regional and national EDEN disaster exercises that engage EDEN delegates, Extension more broadly, potential Extension partners and local target audiences.
  • Enhance the relationship established with partners, and develop collaborations with other entities.
  • Assess, develop, conduct, and evaluate exercises as appropriate for building Extension’s capacity and commitment to address disaster issues.
  • Membership to the committee is open to all delegates.


Tom Ball

Job Title: Governmental Training Officer
Office Phone: 662-325-3141
Delegate Type: Point of Contact (POC)
Institution: Mississippi State University
Area of Specialty: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Community and Economic Development
Committee: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Executive, Exercise
FEMA Courses Completed: ICS 100, ICS 200, ICS 700, ICS 800

Committee Members

Last Name First Name Institution
Williams Linda Montana State University
Wheeler Conee
Washburn Carolyn Utah State University
Tidball Keith Cornell University
Meader Joyce
Hoffman Bill
Dwyer Roberta University of Kentucky
Douglas Stedman Prairie View A&M University
Dorough Henry
Daniels Nelson Prairie View A&M University
Cuneo Peder
Clark Bobby Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Burden Ray
Prather Tim
Ooki Nancy University of Hawaii at Manoa
Beck Tracy New Mexico State University
Medley Russell University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Barcinas Peter
Wideman Frank University of Missouri
Ball Tom Mississippi State University
Skjolaas Cheryl University of Wisconsin-Madison
Cotton Scott University of Wyoming
Stone Rodney
Rankin Jeanne Montana State University
Cleveland Gordon
Burnham Conne University of Missouri
Higdon Andrea University of Kentucky
Gaffney Mike Washington State University
Lillpop Abby Purdue University