Community Organizations Active in Disaster (COADs)

COADs (Community Organizations Active in Disaster) are voluntary associations of community organizations who prepare to address all four phases of emergency management: mitigation, prevention, preparedness, response and recovery.


Tools and strategies used by COADs include disaster education, training/simulation exercises, hazard analysis, regional and community emergency management plans, and leadership development.


 1. Northwest Indiana COAD
Gordon Johnson – Chair
gordon.johnson@redcross.org
office: (219) 756-5360 ext. 6802
cell: (219) 746-9729
 10. Hancock County COAD
Jim Peters – Chair
iichron7v14@gmail.com
 2. Noble County COAD
Doug Keenan – Chair
keenand@purdue.edu
office: (260) 636-2111
 11. Johnson County COAD
Jill Bode – Chair
recoverydir@aol.com
 3. Allen County COAD
John Silcox – Chair
John.Silcox@co.allen.in.us
office: (260) 449-7395
 12. Shelby County COAD
Angie Davis – Chair
angie@scuffy.org
office: (317) 398-6231
 4. West Central Indiana COAD
Steve Cain – Chair
cain@purdue.edu
office: (765) 494-8410
cell: (765) 427-8881
 13. Owen County COAD
Annie Bright – Chair
brightside66@gmail.com
 5. Madison County COAD
Kim Rodgers-Hatfield – Chair
k.hatfield@unitedwaymadisonco.org
office: (765) 608-3067
 14. Monroe County COAD
Lucy Schaich – Chair
monroecountycoad@gmail.com
office: (812) 349-3433
 6. Delaware County COAD
Jason Rogers – Chair
jrogers@co.delaware.in.us
office: (765) 747-7719
 15. Bartholomew County COAD
Lanny Lawler – Chair
lanny@northchristian.com
office: (812) 372-1531
 7. Putnam County COAD
Bill Dory – Chair
economic_development@greencastle.com
office: (765) 653-2472
 16. Knox County COAD
Robert Murawski – Chair
knoxuw@sbcglobal.net
office: (317) 233-6545
 8. Hendricks County COAD
Wendy Johnson – Chair
office: (317) 921-1203
cell: (317) 523-6833
 17. Southwest Indiana COAD
Clem Behme – Chair
clembehme@yahoo.com
office: (812) 453-6788
 9. Marion County COAD
Mary Jones – Chair
maryjones@uwci.org
office: (317) 250-1779
cell: (317) 921-1208
 18. Southern Indiana COAD
Annette Lawler – Chair
aclawler@purdue.edu
office: (812) 738-4236

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