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Ryan Broughton, CEM, CBCP
Executive Director

Ryan Broughton is the Emergency Manager and Homeland Security Director for the City and County of Denver. Ryan is responsible for protecting a working population of over 1 million people and over 250 critical assets spread across 153 square miles, including Denver International Airport and Denver Mountain Parks.  Ryan serves as the Chair of the Denver Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) committee, which manages $2.5M in annual homeland security grant funding for the greater Denver metro area, and the Chair of Denver Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC).  Prior to becoming the Emergency Manager for Denver, Ryan Broughton was the Emergency Manager and Homeland Security Director for the City of San Jose, California; the Senior Emergency Manager for the Headquarters, Department of the Army; the Emergency Management Program Manager for Navy Installations Command; and the Fleet Emergency Manager for U.S. Fleet Forces Command.  Ryan has managed and supported numerous incidents during this period, to include Operation Tomodachi; the Fort Hood Shootings; California wildfires; Superstorm Sandy; H1N1 and SARS pandemics; U.S. Capitol anthrax incident; multiple hurricanes including Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Wilma, Ivan, Charley, and Isabel; and other similar emergencies and declared disasters.  Ryan has 28 years of experience in emergency services having served as a firefighter, tactical SWAT medic, hazardous materials technician, and rescue specialist in 7 states.


Matthew T Mueller
Deputy Director

Matthew has worked for the Denver Office of Emergency Management (OEM) with responsibility for a variety of programs including operations, resource management, communications, continuity planning, training, and exercises. He has served as Deputy Director of Denver OEM since 2015. Mueller began his professional career with the U.S. Agency for International Development in Washington D.C. where he served as an Information Officer on response teams for humanitarian crises in Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Sudan, and Guinea.  Additionally, Matthew served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Mali.

Matthew holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Iowa and an M.B.A. from the Dominican University of California. 


Shawn Mallet

Operations Coordinator - Denver UASI


Shawn Mallet serves as an Operations Coordinator for the City and County of Denver, Office of Emergency Management (OEM), Denver Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI). Shawn joined the Denver OEM after serving as a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear (CBRN) Specialist in the U.S. Army for over 20 years. His military experience included assignments supporting the White House Military Office (WHMO)/Policy, Plans, and Requirements (PPR) Office, NORAD and USNORTHCOM, USCENTCOM, and the 4th Infantry Division Force Protection Cell. Shawn holds a Master of Arts degree in Security Management from Webster University, a Graduate Certificate in Emergency Planning and Response from University of Denver, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from Columbia College of Missouri.



Timothy J. Reutiman
Training & Exercise Coordinator

Tim Reutiman joined the Office of Emergency Management in 2016 after serving as a pilot in the U.S. Air Force for over 21 years. His Air Force experience included positions as director of operations, safety manager, training officer, emergency management, and exercise and inspection lead.

Tim has a Master’s degree in Aviation/Aerospace Safety Systems from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and a Bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Sciences (Human Factors Engineering) from the U.S. Air Force Academy. He currently serves as Co-Chair for the North Central All-Hazards Region/Denver Urban Area Security Initiative Training and Exercise Committee.


Daniel Kolb
Emergency Management Coordinator

Joined the City and County of Denver in 2008 and currently serves as an Emergency Management Coordinator for Denver OEMHS.  A Colorado native, he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Aviation Technology from Metro State.  Passionate for the outdoors, he volunteers for a local mountain search and rescue team, and spends much of his free time exploring this beautiful state with his family.


Lin Bonesteel
Program Manager - Denver UASI

Lin Bonesteel joined the Office of emergency Management in May of 2009 as the Program Manager for the Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI).  Originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Lin was raised in Lakewood and Littleton.  Lin’s family relocated several times during her high school and college years to locations including Riverside, California, Chestertown, Maryland and Phoenix, Arizona.

Prior to arriving at her position in Denver, Lin worked for the Riverside County Fire Department in California overseeing a variety of Local, State and Federal grant programs for the department.  Lin holds a Master’s degree and Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Chapman University in Orange CA.


Silvia Sich 

Denver Police Department (DPD) Liaison to the Denver Office of Emergency Management 

Captain Sylvia T. Sich is the Denver Police Department (DPD) Liaison to the Denver Office of Emergency Management (OEM).  Captain Sich has been with the police department since 1983 and assigned to OEM since September 2015.  Among her numerous responsibilities, she is the DPD representative on the North Central Region (NCR) and Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) Boards.  In addition, she is a member of the Cyber Security Regional Committee and the Public Safety Working Group Sub-Committee.  Apart from her assigned duties with OEM, Captain Sich is an appointed member of the Denver Community Corrections Board, representing the DPD. 

Captain Sich holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in Political Science and Communications; and a Master of Science degree in Organizational Leadership with a double emphasis in Leadership and Management / Project Leadership and Management, all from Regis University.  Captain Sich and her husband are active volunteers in the community and are the recipients of the 7Everyday Hero and Minoru Yasui Community Volunteer awards, for their on-going work with the Denver Children’s Advocacy Center.

David Powell 
Planning Coordinator

David Powell serves as the Planning Coordinator for the Denver Office of Emergency Management. His primary responsibility is to maintain the City and County of Denver’s emergency management plans, including the Emergency Operations Plan and Hazard Mitigation Plan. Prior to joining Denver OEM, David worked for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Emergency Management Office and the North Carolina Division of Emergency Management. David is a Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) and holds a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Public Administration degree from North Carolina State University as well as a Graduate Certificate in Public Policy.


Loaitza A. Esquilín García
Public Information Officer

Loaitza Esquilín García serves as the Public Information Officer for the Office of Emergency Management (OEM). She has more than ten years of experience in the Crisis Communications field having worked for FEMA and the Red Cross before joining the OEM team. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications with a Minor in Visual Arts and a Master in Communications Management from the University of Southern California. 




Tiana L. Farrant
Emergency Management Coordinator - Denver UASI

Tiana joined the Office of Emergency Management in January 2018 to support the development of the Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA) for the Denver Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI).

Prior to joining Denver OEM, Tiana was a Hazard Mitigation Planner and federal contractor to FEMA, and a Community Planner for the U.S. Department of Transportation. During graduate school, she completed work experiences with the Downtown Boston Business Improvement District, the City of Boston, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and the University of Boston. Prior to graduate school, Tiana was the Boston District Service Department Manager for SimplexGrinnell – a commercial provider of fire alarm, fire sprinkler, security, and other life safety/emergency services. She also served four years on active duty in the U.S. Army as an Air and Missile Defense Officer.




Carrie Craven
Sr. Accountant

Carrie Craven joined the team in May 2018 to fill the role of Senior Accountant for the Denver Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) grant as well as administer the accounting for the Office of Emergency Management.  Her prior experience includes university grant finance and accounting at Stanford University, as well as prior local government grant experience in Lexington, Kentucky.  She holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Kentucky (and is an avid Kentucky Wildcats basketball fan) and a Master’s degree in Public Administration – Homeland Security. 

Amelia S. Iraheta
Emergency Management Coordinator Community Preparedness

Amelia joined City and County of Denver’s Office of Emergency Management team in July 2018 as the Community Preparedness Coordinator. Coming to us from the Pacific Northwest, she is excited to spend as much time as possible outdoors in the 300 days of sunshine Denver experiences each year!

Amelia has spent her career working with vulnerable populations both domestically and abroad, and holds a Master of Science in International Disaster Management from the University of Manchester, UK.  Having worked many emergency and disaster responses, she has seen firsthand the difference being prepared can make, and is excited to work alongside the community to make Denver the most resilient city it can be!

Crystal Reed
Operations Coordinator

Crystal Reed is an Operations Coordinator with the Denver Office of Emergency Management. She facilities project management, budgeting, procurement, inventory and asset management, for the grant funded Urban Area Security Initiative. She brings years of experience serving Colorado communities through state and regional nonprofits with an emphasis on capacity building.