Friends of Hamilton County Emergency Services is overseen by its Board of Directors. The board is all volunteer and meets quarterly to discuss regular business and ways FHCES can best use its resources to support and enhance Hamilton Counties emergency service community programs.
Committees & Partners
Deborah Miller, Chair
Jim Davidson, Assistant Treasurer
Hamilton County Emergency Management
Shane Booker, Executive Director Emergency Management
Jonathan Baldwin, President
- Over twenty years in sales of electronic instrumentation (inside sales, Regional Sales Manager, National Sales Manager).
- US Army Reserve, 22 years, and served in Desert Shield/Storm, 1990-1991.
- Indiana Guard Reserve, 2000 – 2011, as the Director of Logistics and then Operations.
- Program Coordinator, Hamilton County CERT Program, 2012 – 2021. Train-the-Trainer qualified.
- Hamilton County Community Organizations Active in Disaster (COAD) on the Training & Mitigation Committee.
- Father of four adult children and granddad to two granddaughters.
Vacant Position, Vice-President
Eric Sampson, Secretary
Eric Sampson joined CERT in 2014 thinking that it could provide a complementary activity to his volunteer role as a Boy Scout Leader. Eric is retired after thirty years of service in the US Government. He found it hard to stay on the sidelines, so he took a part time job with a local charity. Eric has also served for several years as the Strike Team Lead for the Carmel Clay Strike Team. As a resident of Hamilton County for over 40 years, he considers volunteer work of this nature to be a rewarding and engaging experience.
Deborah Miller, Treasurer
Board Member since 2019
CERT Class Victor, Member of the Westfield Green Hornets Strike Team
Ham Radio Call Sign KD9RGH
Jim Davidsen, Assistant Treasurer
Steve Arnold, Member
Shortly following his retirement Steve Arnold joined the Hamilton County CERT program in the spring of 2019 as part of class “Uniform” and has been an active participant in supporting both the mission of the CERT program along with Hamilton County Emergency Services. Originally from Ohio where he was an educator and HS Principal before moving to Fishers, IN in 1989 to work for the Herff Jones Co. leading the newly formed College Division. Steve’s understanding of the college market and leadership abilities soon led to Regional and VP positions in the apparel industry. Retirement was to take him back to the family farm in Ohio but with his wife, three children and 9 grandchildren well established in central Indiana the decision was made to sell the farm and make Fishers their permanent residence.
Jan Hinchcliff, Member
Cathy Zink, Member
FHCES Board Member since 2022
CERT Class – Tango, 2018, Viper Strike Team Member
Call Sign Viper 24 (Lemming 1)