Anne Kronenberg was appointed Executive Director of the Department of Emergency Management (DEM) in December 2010. Kronenberg directly supervises three deputy directors and oversees a department of 253 employees and a budget of $50 million. She previously served for 16 years as Deputy Director of the San Francisco Department of Public Health. In that role, she was responsible for disaster preparedness, pre-hospital emergency medical services, medical surge, multiple casualty incidents and mass prophylaxis planning.
Kronenberg serves as chair of the Approval Authority for the Bay Area Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI), which manages over $150 million in federal homeland security grant funding for the 10 Bay Area counties.
Kronenberg has extensive government experience, having worked at the federal level in Washington DC, for Senator Ted Kennedy; at the state level as Chief of Staff for Assemblyman John Vasconcellos; and at the local level on both the legislative and executive sides of government. She began her long public service career as an aide to the late Supervisor Harvey Milk, after running his successful election campaign to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.
Kronenberg holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Washington, and a Master of Arts in Public Administration from the University of San Francisco.
Deputy Director, Division of Emergency Services
Rob Dudgeon is a Deputy Director of the Department of Emergency Management, where he leads the Division of Emergency Services. The Division is responsible for coordinating the City’s multi-disciplinary response to emergencies, developing emergency plans, managing the City’s exercise program, and managing public preparedness campaigns. In addition, the Division is responsible for managing Homeland Security grants for the City.
Dudgeon previously served as EMS Systems Coordinator for the San Francisco Department of Public Health. Prior to that, Dudgeon served in numerous field and management positions with American Medical Response in San Francisco, Marin, and Sonoma counties, including: Clinical and Educational Services Coordinator, Field Operations Supervisor, Critical Care Supervisor, Paramedic, and Dispatcher.
Dudgeon holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Management from St. Mary’s College of California.
Deputy Director, Division of Emergency Communications
Lisa Hoffmann is a Deputy Director for the San Francisco Department of Emergency Management, where she has led the Emergency Communications Division since August 2007. Hoffmann has more than 26 years of public safety emergency communications experience.
She previously served as the Communications Center Director for the Contra Costa County Sheriff, beginning in May of 2002. Prior to that she served as a Dispatch Supervisor at the Delta Regional Communications Center, a Joint Powers Authority located in the city of Antioch, CA. Hoffmann began her career in 1982 as a Communications Public Safety Dispatcher with Contra Costa County.
Hoffmann has served five terms as an elected member of the Board of the California Chapter of the National Emergency Number Association (CalNENA), serving as the President in 2007. Hoffmann has also served as a Director on the board of the Northern California Chapter of the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO). She is currently an active Governor’s appointee to the California 9-1-1 Advisory Board.
Hoffmann graduated from Los Medanos Community College with an Associate Degree in Liberal Arts, with additional studies at John F. Kennedy College in Orinda, California, and California State University at Long Beach.
Deputy Director, Administration and Support
William Lee is a Deputy Director of the Department of Emergency Management, where he has overseen the Administration and Support personnel since 2002. The administrative staff are responsible for performing department-wide functions, such as budgeting, accounting, grant administration, purchasing, human resources, recruitment, payroll, IT support, and facility management.
Since 1997, Lee has served as the Chief Finance Officer for several City and County of San Francisco Departments, including the Solid Waste Management Program, the Department of Human Resources, and the Department of Emergency Management. In addition, Lee was part of the 9-1-1 Project Team, which implemented and established the current 9-1-1 Communications System, the 800 MHz Radio Network System, and the Combined Emergency Communications Center.
Lee holds a BS in Environmental Economics from U.C. Berkeley. He is a native San Franciscan and graduate of Lowell High School.