The Bay Area Urban Areas Security Initiative

Janell R. Myhre

Regional Program Manager

As the Regional Program Manager of the Bay Area UASI, Janell is responsible for the development, execution, and evaluation of region-wide program initiatives. Ms. Myhre oversees project management staff responsible for the Risk Management Program and the DHS goal areas of Cyber Security, Interoperable Communications, Information Sharing, and Public Information and Warning. Janell works closely with the General Manager and CFO to ensure program connectivity throughout the multiple UASI programs and the Bay Area and Securing the Cities region.

Ms. Myhre has served as the Bay Area UASI Regional Program Manager for nine years and has over 20 years’ experience in the public safety field.  Janell has worked for a number of Bay Area counties, including San Francisco, Santa Clara and Marin. Janell began working with volunteer fire departments and community preparedness organizations. During her career, Janell’s work has spanned the areas of emergency management, public information, training and exercise, catastrophic planning, and oil spill response and recovery.

Ms, Myhre has been recognized for her leadership at local, state, and federal levels. She has received several California Emergency Services Association (CESA) awards for outstanding contributions in the field of Emergency Management. Janell has also been recognized for her outstanding leadership in the protection of oil spills in the San Francisco Bay as a recipient of the United States Coast Guard Commandant Certificate of Merit. Janell holds a Bachelor of Science in Consumer Studies from San Francisco State University, has completed two CCSF Leadership programs, and is a graduate of Harvard’s National Preparedness Leadership Executive Education Program (Cohort XIV).  In her spare time, Janell enjoys a passion for cinema and spending time with her friends, family, and four-legged companions, Lulu and Girlie Girl.