Mary Jo Flynn is the Emergency Operations Coordinator for Sacramento County Office of Emergency Services where she is responsible for: training, exercises, planning coordination, technology, and social media. She served as the Emergency Management Assistant Director for the Anaheim Fire & Rescue Department prior to her joining Sacramento OES. Ms. Flynn has over 8 years of emergency management experience including previous experience with: Legislative and External Affairs; Recreation and Volunteer Management; and Film and Television development.
Ms. Flynn has a MS from CSU Long Beach in Recreation Administration, a BA from CSU Fullerton in English Literature and is an Instructor Trainer with the American Red Cross in Emergency Medical Response and Wilderness and Remote First Aid and has over 15 years of Lifeguard/First Responder experience.
She currently holds a Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) credential through the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) and served as the Chair of the Emerging Technology Caucus from 2013-2015. Additionally, she serves as the Chair on the Homeland Security, Science and Technology Directorate, Virtual Social Media Working Group (VSMWG) and is a consultant/instructor with the National Disaster Preparedness Training Center (NDPTC) specializing in social media education for emergency managers.