Profile: Megan Sullivan
Megan Sullivan is the Washoe County Program Coordinator. She works at the Regional Emergency Operations Center (REOC) at 5195 Spectrum Blvd, Reno, NV.
Born and raised in Roseville, California, Megan moved to Reno in 2014 to attend the University of Nevada, Reno. While there, she graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Community Health Sciences, with an emphasis in Public Health in 2018. During her last semester, she developed her passion for emergency management and public safety while she was an Emergency Management Intern for the East Fork Fire Protection District in Minden, NV. After graduating from the University of Nevada, Reno, she moved back to Roseville to work for Yuba County for two years, in both Public Health Emergency Preparedness and the Office of Emergency Services.
While with Yuba County Public Health, she gained the experience and knowledge of the medical and health side to emergency management. Megan was trained as a California Health Alert Network (CAHAN) Coordinator and a Disaster Healthcare Volunteer (DHV) Administrator for the operational area, working closely with community partners and volunteers. She also assisted in the planning of several exercises, as well as the development and revision of several plans. She coordinated several outreach events to promote emergency preparedness within the community. During her time with Yuba County’s Office of Emergency Services, she conducted the administrative, operational, budgetary, and other informational and research projects related to emergency preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery activities of the operational area. She also gained the experience of responding to, and recovering from, three federally declared disasters in 2020: COVID-19, the North Complex Fire, and the Willow Fire.
Megan is currently pursuing her Master of Arts in Emergency Management and Homeland Security, with an emphasis in Emergency Management, from Arizona State University. She has had several emergency management trainings from the Federal Emergency Management, Department of Homeland Security, and California Specialized Training Institute.
However, Megan moved back to Reno, a place she always called home, and joined the Emergency Management team as the Program Coordinator in January 2021.
Megan Sullivan can be reached by phone at 775.337.5855, or by email at MSullivan@washoecounty.us.