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Staff

Here at the Office of Emergency Management, we believe in quality service to the UH environment and our broader community. This would not be accomplished without our incredible staff. Meet our staff:

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Ginger Walker, Director of Emergency Management

A native Houstonian, Ginger Walker has worked on the UH campus for over 25 years. After graduating from Texas Tech University, she traveled the world alongside her husband who served in the United States Marine Corps.  A few years later she settled down in her own hometown of Houston accepting a position in the Office of the Senior Vice President for Administration and Finance.  She has worked in the executive office of Administration and Finance, UH Police Department, Department of Public Safety, Campus Safety and now in the Office of Emergency Management.  

 Ginger served as the Deputy Director for many years before accepting the position of Director of Emergency Management in 2020.  Ginger joined the Office of Emergency Management in 2012 as the Emergency Management Specialist focusing on all facets of emergency management.  Not only does she have extensive knowledge of emergency management in a higher education setting, she has a unique asset in that she has either developed or been directly involved in all of the emergency plans within the Officer of Emergency Management since its inception. Ginger has a FEMA, Level 1 Continuity of Operations (COOP) Practitioner Certification and is a COOP Instructor. In addition to continuity planning, Ginger is trained as a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Facilitator and also a member of the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM).  Ginger enjoys the higher education environment and especially collaborating and coordinating with other departments, colleges, divisions, Big 12 colleagues, higher education partners as well as state and county counterparts.  

 

 broadbent.pngEvan Broadbent, Emergency Management Specialist

Born and raised in Spring, Texas, Evan Broadbent joined the UH team in August of 2022. He graduated from Sam Houston State University with a Bachelor of General Business with a double minor in Finance & Management. Evan previously spent 10 years working in Emergency Management with major Oil & Gas companies around the world that included responding to many incidents across the US, South America, The Caribbean, and Canada.

When Evan is not working, he loves to spend time with his wife and their corgi, Winnie. He loves to travel, play golf, and spend time with his family and friends.

 

maia-sMaia Solomon, Emergency Management Specialist

Maia Solomon grew up north of Houston in Tomball, TX. She has obtained a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, a master’s degree in homeland security studies, and a graduate certificate in emergency management from Sam Houston State University. Maia joined the Office of Emergency Management in June of 2023 as an Emergency Management Specialist. Maia brings experience working in emergency management and higher education.

When Maia is not working, she enjoys catching the latest movies, exploring the ever-expanding food options in downtown Houston, and spending time with her family.