Michael Groover

Acting Deputy Director for Emergency Management

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Nicholas Melchiorre
Safe Schools Planning Coordinator

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Nick serves as the Safe Schools Planning Coordinator within the Emergency Management Division. His responsibilities include acting as the central point of information for all school sectors in response to safety regulatory and compliances issues, planning concerns, assessments and daily emergencies; assists in the development, review and coordination of safety plans for both regulatory compliance and ability to meet real world needs; participates in the selection of schools for risk and vulnerability assessments and prepares designated school staff. Nick is also a member of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Regional Task Force’s School workgroup. 

Prior to joining the Emergency Management Division, Nick was an Operations Communications Specialist within the 9-1-1 Division. The Operations Communications Specialist collects, coordinates and prioritizes time-sensitive data to provide effective situational awareness and timely, accurate notification of emergency and non-emergency threats and events that impact the citizens, visitors, and employees of Chester County. Nick is an active responder in the county with various Fire and EMS agencies. 

Nick graduated from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor of Science in Health Behavior Science degree. During his time at UD, Nick was an active member of the University of Delaware Emergency Care Unit and served various roles including the Operations Coordinator. He is still an active alumni member.

Carrie Bamper
Community Resiliency Coordinator

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Carrie serves as the Community Resilience Coordinator in the Emergency Management Division.  In this position, one of her main responsibilities is being the main point of contact for the public, private companies, and the voluntary organizations within Chester County and the Department of Emergency Services. She is also responsible for developing and maintaining Chester County’s Recovery Annex, providing leadership to the Chester County Long Term Recovery Committee, guiding the County Animal Response Team, developing and managing a county-wide volunteer and donation program, and leveraging resources to assist various community groups in preparing for disasters.

Prior to joining the Emergency Management Division, Carrie earned her Master’s degree from Millersville University. For her degree’s practicum, she interned for Benton County, Oregon where she developed their Emergency Fuel Allocation Plan. After moving back to Pennsylvania, she then went on to earn her Associate of Emergency Management certification from the International Association of Emergency Managers.

Stanley A. (Tony) Przychodzien
Radiological Emergency Preparedness Coordinator

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Tony is the Radiological Emergency Preparedness Coordinator in the Emergency Management Division. He is responsible for coordinating  all planning efforts related to the two nuclear power plants that affect Chester County.  In this role he interfaces with a  number of local, county, state, federal, voluntary, and private-sector organizations. 

Tony joined the Emergency Managment Division in 2003 after a long career with Chemical Leaman Tank Lines where he investigated accidents and oversaw the truck inspection program.

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Tony is a Certified Hazardous Materials Technician and an active member of the County's Hazardous Materials Response Team.
Emergency Planning Coordinator

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Kelly Tinsman
Emergency Planning Coordinator
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Kelly serves as an Emergency Planning Coordinator within the Emergency Management Division. Her responsibilities include maintaining and updating numerous plans and annexes that exist within the County, including but not limited to Emergency Action Plans for dams and weather and situational annexes. She also is involved with the Hazard Mitigation Plan and focusing on re-approval, changes, additions or deletions of the plan vision and goals. Lastly, Kelly updates and reviews the Watch Officer SOP manual while continuously coordinating with the County’s municipal Emergency Management Coordinators.

Prior to joining the Emergency Management Division, Kelly was the Department of Emergency Services Assistant Law Enforcement Data Coordinator where she processed confidential documents pertaining to 911 calls. She also assisted in MPS training for law enforcement and interacted with county wide TAC officers. Kelly is currently completing her master’s degree in Psychology from West Chester University and is following that up with a professional GIS certification. During her undergraduate time at West Chester, Kelly interned with the Department of Homeland Security while obtaining her bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and minor in Spanish. She has been a member of Alpha Phi Sigma, National Honors Society for Criminal Justice (Nu Beta) since 2018.

Andrew Henry
Operations Coordinator
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Andrew serves as Operations Coordinator within the Emergency Management Division. His responsibilities include maintaining the readiness of the Chester County Emergency Operations Centers and their equipment; serving as an administrator for Emergency Operations Center-related software; drafting, reviewing, and updating Emergency Operations Center-related policies and guidance, including position-specific job aids; as well as the development and delivery of regular training and exercises for staff. One area of focus Andrew is passionate about is training and exercise and he serves as a member of the Exercise Design Team.

Prior to joining our team, Andrew worked as a meteorologist in the Washington DC region providing forecasts and weather risk assessments for the Department of Homeland Security and Border Patrol. He also has experience working in nuclear energy emergency preparedness.  Andrew holds a Bachelor’s degree in meteorology and a Master’s degree in emergency management from Millersville University of Pennsylvania where he served as a member of the public outreach committee.  Andrew enjoys spending his free time at the beaches of the Outer Banks, hiking, fishing, and various other outdoor activities.