Volunteer Leaders & Committees

Many volunteers lend their time and expertise to assist PRIMA staff and board members in carrying out the activities of the organization.  This affords members greater opportunities for involvement and also helps board and staff members identify potential future leaders.  

Want to get involved? PRIMA looks for volunteers on an annual basis, beginning in April. Watch your email and the PRIMA website for more information.


PRIMA maintains the following committees, listed below with the 2016-2017committee chair and the group's charge:

  • Chapter Relations & Member Enhancement
  • Conference Planning
  • Education
  • External Affairs 


Chapter Relations & Member Enhancement Committee

Link with PRIMA chapter leaders, members, the PRIMA board of directors and PRIMA staff to further PRIMA’s mission.  Plan and implement communication with chapters and members.

Pamela J. Hoffmann--Committee Chair
City of Lincoln
Brenda Cogdell (PRIMA Board liaison)   

City of Manassas   

Sidney Cumberland, Jr., ARM  
Blue Valley School District USD #229 

Ruth Gordy
Aiken County Government   

JamiAnn Hannah
City of Gallatin  
Keri Martin

City of Winter Park
Karen Riser

Clayton County Water Authority



Conference Planning Committee

Develops the educational programs for PRIMA's annual conference. Reviews session proposals from members, vendors and other professional organizations.

Jani Jennings–Committee Chair
City of Bellevue, NE

Scott Kramer, MBA, ARM
Montgomery County (AL) Commission

Terri Evans
City of Kingsport, TN

Dean Coughenour
City of Flagstaff, AZ

Brenda Codgell
City of Mannassas


Amy Larson, Esq.
City of Bloomington, MN

Donna Capria
WaterOne of Johnson County

Lori Gray
Prince William County,VA

Michelle Carter
Association of Government Risk Pools (AGRiP)

Brian Viscusi
Munich Reinsurance America, Inc.

Diane Barr

Paul Cunney

Jim Dart
Genesis Management and Insurance Services Corporation

Dorothy Gjerdrum, ARM-P, CIRM
Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services, Inc.

Chris Golonka, CPCU, RPLU, ARe
Euclid Public Sector Underwriters

Bradley K. Harmes, CPCU, ARM-P

Renee Lunceford
Midwest Employers Casualty Company, a WR Berkley Company

Richard McAbee
Carl Warren & Company

Carleen Patterson, ARM-P, CIC
Aon Risk Services

Dave Randall
Safety National


Education Committee

Oversees PRIMA's educational objectives and initiatives. Contributes guidance to the planning and implementation of educational programs. Reviews educational materials and opportunities.

Forestine Carroll--Committee Chair 
Memphis Housing Authority

Jessica Rice
City of Charlottesville
Peter Hallez
Aurora Public Schools

Cindy Kirk
City of Bryan

Miles Tollison
Texas Department of Public Safety

Peggy Sandberg
Education Service District - 112

C. Robert Yeary
City of South Bend

Marilyn Rivers (PI Liaison)
City of Saratoga Springs

Donna Capria (PRIMA Board Liaison)
WaterOne of Johnson County

Shaunda Ragland (Staff Liaison)


External Affairs Committee

Responsible for monitoring, reviewing and analyzing the current developments in legislative and regulatory decisions and processes which impact the field of public risk management. The priority will be primarily federal actions, although potential precedent-setting development at the state and/or provincial level should also be monitored.  The committee is further charged with making recommendations on legislative and regulatory issues to the board of directors regarding action to be taken by the organization.

Sarah Perry--Committee Chair        
City of Columbia, MO

Kurt Braatz
Arizona Counties Insurance Pool

Dianne Howard
The School District of Palm Beach County
Jamie Iboa
City of Eugene

Linda Klasing
Manatee County Government

Debbie Jo Maust
Central Arizona Water Conservation District

Leonard Alexander Moscatelli  
New York Police Department

Lori Gray – (PRIMA Board Liason) 
Risk Manager

Jennifer Ackerman, CAE (PRIMA Staff Liaison)