Cullen, Hornacek Elected to Serve on NENA Board of Directors
Friday, April 23, 2021 | Comments

The members of the National Emergency Number Association (NENA) elected Charles Cullen and Leah Hornacek to serve on its board of directors and help lead the association’s mission to improve 9-1-1 through research, standards development, training, education, outreach and advocacy.

Cullen, who will ascend to first vice president in 2022 and then association president in 2023, started his 9-1-1 career as a dispatcher and has been a public-safety professional for more than 25 years. He is currently the technical services director for the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Police Department. Active on both the local and national levels, he is a past president of the California NENA chapter and served on the national board as Western Region director. Previously, Cullen served two terms on the state’s 9-1-1 Advisory Board.

Hornacek will represent NENA members from the North Central Region on the board. She is the deputy director of Grand Traverse County (Michigan) 9-1-1, a position she has held since 2016, previously serving in roles including communications training officer, tactical dispatcher, supervisor and administrative supervisor. She is the second vice president of the Michigan NENA chapter and is a frequent presenter at both chapter and national conferences.

Incumbents retained their seats in the two other board elections, with Erin Malloy and Holly Barkwell continuing to serve in the positions of Northeastern Region director and Canadian director respectively.

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