Board of Directors

Carol Sjursen


Sjursen has been actively involved with CERT since 2003 and currently serves as the CERT Coordinator for the Deerfield Beach CERT Team which she has led since 2010. Under her leadership, the Deerfield Beach CERT Team has been recognized by the Florida CERT Association with the CERT Team of the Year award.

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Bruce Caruso


District Chief Bruce Caruso began his fire service career with the City of Dania in 1982. Through the 29 years that he served with the department, he rose to the rank of Division Chief of Emergency Medical Services. In 2011, the City of Dania Beach contracted with the Broward Sheriff’s Office to provide Fire Rescue services.

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Penni Long


Ms. Long started working with Broward County Emergency Management as the County Liaison to the CERT Programs. She started attending the conference to learn more about CERT to better serve the 13 teams in Broward County. Penni was asked to join the board by a past FCA President and gladly did so. Ms. Long became…

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Christy Moore


Christy Moore has served with the Florida Cert Association since 2018, and she has been an Orange County Cert Association member since 2017. Moore does numerous volunteer hours for the following organizations: CERT, OCARES is ORANGE COUNTY AMATUER RADIO EMERGENCY SERVICES (Ham Radio), ORLANDO AMATUER RADIO…
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Bill Church


Bill joined the Florida CERT Association Board of Directors in September of 2019. He is a native of Washington State, during all of his growing up years. He has been a Florida resident since 1964.

Bill has been going to the Florida CERT conferences since 2015. Bill is a group leader of his community CERT Team #62, at the Clarcona Resorts, in Apopka, Florida, for many years now as their leader and trainer.

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John Stone

Tracy Morgan

Morgan has been a dedicated advocate of the CERT program since 2015 when she graduated and became a member of the Taylor County CERT Team based out of Perry, Florida. A key focus of Morgan’s is recruitment and expansion of the CERT program within Region 2 of the Florida CERT Association.

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Justin Wells

Justin Wells has been serving as a firefighter since 2012. He is a husband and father of three children. A passion for EMS found him in 2002 when his uncle suffered a seizure and firefighters responded to his uncle’s residence. Justin went on to successfully complete fire academy and paramedic school simultaneously which was deemed an impossible task.

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Ellen Pinder

Pinder is the CERT Coordinator and Mitigation Planner for Charlotte County Emergency Management. Her role as the Charlotte County CERT coordinator started in 2014, and since that time, the program has expanded considerably and now provides firefighter rehab to Charlotte County Fire and EMS…

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Darrell Tongate

Tongate serves Region 5 of the Florida CERT Association.

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Barry Gerenstein

Barry started the CERT program in Verona Walk in Naples, Florida in 2008. He has served as the team leader since that time. Under his leadership, the 73 member team has won multiple awards and recognition. Barry was the recipient of the Florida CERT Association’s Silver Star Award in 2019.

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Justin Powell

My name is Justin Powell. I served in the Army National Guard as a Motor Transportation Operator for 6 years which is where my passion for assisting those in need began. Currently, I am the Volunteer CERT Coordinator and ESF-15 for Walton County. I have been involved with CERT for about 4 years.

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