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Welcome to the 2021 Cumberland County LEPC Summit!

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Registration and Continental Breakfast


Opening Remarks


Morning Speaker 1 - "Positive Relationship Effects"

Gary Rutz


Morning Speaker 2 - "Tier II Reporting & Planning"

Carol Freeman and Justin Shaulis




AM Breakout

Breakout A

Continuity Planning

Michael Rearick


Rooms 1/2

Breakout B

NWS - How Weather Can Affect your EOP

Jonathan Guseman


Rooms 3/4

Breakout C

Team 200 Vehicle Tours (weather dependent)

HazMat Team


Outside Cafe


Lunch, Networking, Exhibitors


Keynote Speaker - "Emergency Planning for Spill Response"

Monica Rakoczy


Networking Break and Exhibitors


PM Breakout

Breakout D

Preparing your Facility for Emergencies

Jim Wible


Rooms 1/2

Breakout E

Conflict Management

Angella Dagenhart


Rooms 3/4

Breakout F

Team 200 Vehicle Tours (weather dependent)

HazMat Team


Outside Cafe


Networking Break and Exhibitors


Roundtable Discussion with all speakers


Closing Remarks



Angella Dagenhart

Angella Dagenhart is the USCA Training Manager for Vitro Glass. At work and in our community, Angella works with people, teams, and organizations to help them figure out where they are, where they want to be, and the best route to take to get there.


After nearly a decade working in organizational development, adult education, and training, Angella knows what truly drives innovation and improvement – and it isn’t processes and systems. Sustainable change starts in the hearts of the people doing the work and the relationship networks they build.

Angella speaks and facilitates trainings on topics like leadership, conflict, lean, productivity, and communication. Angella holds a BA in English from Wilson College and is currently working toward her MS in I/O Psychology from National Louis University.


Carol B. Freeman

Carol is a member of the Cumberland County Local Emergency Planning Committee.  Her prior work experience includes serving as an Administrative Officer for the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry, overseeing the SARA Title III hazardous chemical reporting required under Sections 312 and 313.  She served as the project manager for the implementation of online Tier II reporting and the development of the interface with EPA’s Toxic Release Inventory National Environmental Information Network.  In addition, she served as an Agency Representative with the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency and as a partner with the Pennsylvania Criminal Intelligence Center (PACIC) along with the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security.  She was also the Alternate Lead Continuity of Operations (COOP) Manager for the Department of Labor & Industry.  

Carol’s prior experience includes administrative work with the Mid-Atlantic Regional Office of the Laborers’ International Union of North America, and prior to that she had worked with general contractors in the state of Michigan.


Carol holds a degree in education from Millersville University, graduated from the Department of Labor & Industry’s Management Development Institute, and holds certifications in FEMA’s Continuity of Operations Program and National Institute Management System (NIMS).

Carol and her husband are residents of Upper Allen Township, Cumberland County. 


Gary Rutz

Gary Rutz is celebrating his 35th year in the field of Environmental Health & Safety. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Risk Management from Eastern Kentucky University in 1983.

His career began in the fire service, investing 14 years as a firefighter, EMT, chief
officer and municipal fire inspector in both paid and volunteer departments. He
transitioned into loss prevention work in the insurance industry and eventually found a passion for occupational safety and health in private industry. He has worked in an EHS role for several Fortune 500 companies including Sprint, Rite Aid, Amazon and Harbor Freight Tools.

As a “contemporary” EHS professional, he prefers to challenge the status queue
and improve the process. He views safety as a cross functional responsibility,
requiring the engagement of the leadership team, human resources, engineering,
operations and continuous improvement.


His goal today is to raise your awareness of local resources while encouraging a
collaborative emergency planning partnership with the Local Emergency Planning
Committee (LEPC), public safety professionals and first responders.

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Jim Wible

Both emergency service providers, as well as commercial and industrial property owners are responsible for constructing and implementing emergency response plans for a wide variety of emergency responses. Often, these plans leave large gaps when created separately. Focusing on a cohesive response from both parties could mean the difference in success and failure in time of need. 


Jim Wible is a Senior Engineering Exposure Analyst for Mutual Boiler Re, a subsidiary of the FM Global Insurance Company. After graduating magna-cum laude from the University of New Haven with a bachelors in fire protection engineering, he has spent the past 10 years with FM Global working to identify, quantify, and engineer solutions to reduce the property risk profile at client locations throughout central PA. Jim has been recognized as a power generation facility specialist within the organization, specializing in risk reduction at power plants. Currently, Jim serves the partner companies of Mutual Boiler Re by helping these companies to identify risk and prevent property losses. In his spare time, Jim has served with the Ohio Township, and most recently, the Hampden Township Volunteer Fire Companies in the role of firefighter. 


Jonathan Guseman

Jonathan Guseman has been a meteorologist with the National Weather Service for 12 years, including serving as the Warning Coordination Meteorologist in central PA since September 2020. He began his NWS career in Morristown, Tennessee as part of the Student Career Experience Program while earning his Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology from Valparaiso University, then relocated to the Melbourne, Florida forecast office in 2010 as a full-time Meteorologist.  Jonathan headed west to the Great Plains in September 2012 as a General Forecaster with NWS Lubbock, Texas, before moving back east toward his hometown of Cincinnati in January 2016 as a Senior Forecaster with NWS Jackson, KY. He then was promoted to the Warning Coordination Meteorologist at NWS Jackson, before transferring to the State College NWS office to continue his passion of communicating hazardous weather information.


Justin Shaulis

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Gary Ryan

Gary works with MCM as an advising consultant. Gary is a subject matter expert in policy and procedure, training, and human resources. Gary works with MCM clients in staffing development, training, management and development of policy and procedures and 911 planning. Gary has conducted many staffing studies and needs assessments resulting in the development of staffing manuals, hiring and training plan development and human resource enhancement.

Gary began his career in Indiana County, Pennsylvania as a 911 dispatcher. Through diligence and dedication, he was promoted to the 911 addressing coordinator where he was responsible for working with local municipalities and the county planning office to ensure the establishment of proper physical addresses. Gary was then promoted to data management specialist where he had administrative oversight of all IT infrastructure, including computer aided dispatch (CAD).

Gary holds a B.S. in Human Development from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and an M.A. in Adult and Community Education with a focus in communications technology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.


Recently, Gary has completed work on the Warren County Continuity of Operations Planning Project and the Juniata County Continuity of Operations Planning Project.

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Michael Rearick

As the director of client outreach with MCM Consulting Group, Inc. (MCM), Michael has a broad scope of skills in 911, emergency management, healthcare, training and exercise.  Michael is one of MCM’s subject matter experts for emergency management projects and contributes to numerous other company projects. Additionally, Michael works with current and potential clients addressing needs and developing projects.

Prior to his joining the MCM team, Michael worked as the executive director of the Clarion County Office of Emergency Services (OES), supervising 25 employees.  As director, Michael developed and managed the department budget and researched and prepared federal and state grant applications.  During his time with Clarion County, Michael developed and implemented a multi-unit telephony 9-1-1 system, implemented the first computer aided dispatch (CAD) system for the county and maintained standard operating procedures for the agency.  Additionally, Mike established the Special Hazards Responders of Clarion County (hazardous materials) team.

Recently, Michael provided project management services on the Warren County Continuity of Operations Planning Project and the Juniata County Continuity of Operations Planning Project.


Monica Rakoczy

The owner and founder of EnterTRAINING Solutions, Monica Rakoczy grew up walking work sites with her father, the CEO of a general contracting company in Lancaster, PA. In 2017, Rakoczy opened EnterTRAINING Solutions to provide OSHA safety training and compliance assistance for the utility, construction, and industrial industries with a focus on presenting safety in a fun and engaging manner that leads to lasting impressions. Ms. Rakoczy has earned a national reputation in her field, being featured at events and news articles throughout the United States, and has been awarded the small business award by Lancaster-Lebanon, PA SCORE.  In 2020 she was chosen to speak at CONEXPO in Las Vegas, NV and in 2021 she represented the safety field as an educational speaker at the Utility Expo in Louisville, KY.

Name Badge Key

You may notice some Name Badges may have different icons or symbols on them near the bottom. These indicate different affiliations as described below. 

Cumberland County Department of Public Safety

Cumberland County

LEPC SARA Summit 2021


Example Organization

Cumberland County Special Hazards Operations Team (SHOT)

LEPC Member

Summit Planning Team

Steve Spangler

Taylor Griffiths

Connie Heckard

Gary Rutz

Carol Freeman

Daniel Berndt

Mike Taylor

Justin Shaulis

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