Marv Nauman


Rachael Anderson is a native of Western Australia, but lived in Hawaii and Arizona before moving to Tacoma, WA where she and her husband raised six children. Passionate about people, she has been involved with community preparedness for over 20 years, eventually becoming a CERT Program Manager, Washington State Train-the-Trainer and Program Manager instructor. Anderson piloted youth programs in Pierce County for  FEMA’s My Preparedness Initiative (MyPI), and two years for Bremerton’s Washington Youth Academy on the Army’s National Guard base.  She works with local community organizations, culturally diverse communities requiring translators, as well as faith-based groups. Anderson was one of four individuals invited to teach CERT Train-the-Trainer in Tokyo, Japan. 


She currently serves as vice-chairman for Pierce County Citizen Corps Council, President of Brigham Young University -Idaho's international  genealogical society, and serves jointly with her husband as a Resource Couple (consultant) serving over 700 single adults in Pierce County.


Anderson studied constitutional law, geology and natural disasters, and earned degrees in Business Management, and Professional Studies with an emphasis in organizational leadership, entrepreneurship, social media marketing, and scientific methodologies in family history research. As hobbies, she enjoys travel, interviewing business owners, blogging, writing, composing, white water rafting with her family, and singing at the top of her lungs while on family road trips.

Rachael Anderson

Vice Chair/CERT Instructor

John Geringer


John is retired from the City of Tacoma, the President of Local Lodge 297, a member of International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, and Vice President District Lodge 160 IAM & AW.

He has earned a Bachelor of Science in Emergency Preparedness and Readiness Management fromNational Labor College. And he is a Community Coordinator for PC-NET Lacamas Valley Ranches West

Mike is the retired owner of a private security company & was deployed to hurricane Katrina in 2005. He has been an active CERT Instructor since 2011. He Is a board member of the Citizens Corps Council of Pierce County. He is

also on the steering committee of the Wa State Summer Special Olympics & the Disaster chair of the American Legion department of Washington.

Mike Batnick

CERT Instructor/American Legion

Sharon Green

CERT Instructor/Shelter Attendant

Biography coming soon.

Biography coming soon.

Larry Dorothy

CERT Program Manager/Instructor

Donna Vitale

Pierce County Ermergency Management

Donna Vitale has been with Pierce County Department of Emergency Management and has been the volunteer coordinator for 20 years. She was the receptionist for the first 17 years of employment with the department.  She has been a call center supervisor for many emergencies through the years, including flooding, wildland fires and the COVID-19 activation.  She is currently the department liaison for the Pierce County Citizen Corp Council.


On a personal note, Donna is happily married and has three children and six grandchildren which she adores spending time with. For hobbies: she has a vegetable garden, enjoys reading and participates in renaissance fairs throughout the summer.

Rachel Adler

Program Manager/Instructor/West Pierce Fire


Biography coming soon.

Biography coming soon.