Robert Hawkins: Executive Director
Robert joined the NSPA team in July of 2018. His most recent experience is as the Local Health Emergency Coordinator for the Virginia Dept. of Health, in the Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts. Prior to that role, Robert worked as an Executive Leader in Asset Protection and Risk Mitigation following service in both law enforcement and military career fields.
With a focus on a collaborative work environment, Robert has a philosophy of leadership that cultivates an agile and adaptable team which is responsive to the evolving needs of our partners in healthcare, medically vulnerable populations, and emergency management.
JT Clark: RHCC Manager
JT joined NSPA in November, 2013. He came to this organization following 25 years in hospital emergency and facilities management. Prior to entering the world of healthcare, he served as a career and volunteer firefighter in Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C.
As a leader in the coalition, JT's main focus is to build and develop relationships among all coalition members and partners. He also maintains the Regional Healthcare Coordination Center and manages its part-time staff. His ultimate responsibility is to provide value-added services that benefit member organizations and advance the work of regional healthcare preparedness.
Monica McCullough: Training and Exercise Coordinator
Monica joined the staff at NSPA in November of 2014, following her service as an Emergency Coordinator for the Virginia Dept. of Health, in the Central Virginia Health District, based out of Lynchburg. Prior to that, Monica has both a military and Law Enforcement background, to include 5 years working in the field of nuclear security. She brings a very rich and diverse skill-set to our organization.
Monica’s primary role here at NSPA includes the development, coordination, and facilitation of training and exercises surrounding medical surge and healthcare continuity of operations within the region. She is excited to be instrumental in increasing healthcare preparedness, strengthening resiliency, as well as fostering key partnerships throughout the region.
Mary Kathryn Alley: Medically Vulnerable Populations Coordinator
Mary Kathryn Alley joined the NSPA team in October of 2018 as the Medically Vulnerable Populations Coordinator. She joins the coalition team after her role as a Community Relations Specialist for the Landmark Group, LLC whose areas of service include long-term care, assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing, and short-term rehabilitation. Mary Kathryn is a graduate of Virginia Tech with a bachelor’s degree in Communication and a minor in Business Leadership.
Mary Kathryn's focus is on collaborating and creating communication resources that support the vision and healthcare infrastructures of the region while growing and maintaining relationships with NSPA coalition members and organizations.