Executive Committee

State VOAD leadership is comprised of Members from across the State, elected to serve as an Executive Committee. For information on how to get in contact with our team, please visit our Contact Us page, or click on the team member that you wish to contact.

COVOAD Executive Committee

Ian Anderson
A handsome man, named Ian

Ian Anderson is a US/UK citizen with over 10 years of emergency management experience. Currently working for The Salvation Army (TSA) in Denver, Colorado, Ian is the Director of Emergency Disaster Services, covering CO, UT, WY, and MT. He also serves as the Chair for Colorado Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (COVOAD), a forum where CO NGO’s share knowledge and resources throughout the disaster cycle. Ian worked for The Salvation Army in New York City as the Response Coordinator and New York City Regional Manager, as well as serving as the Co-Chair for the Donations and Logistics Committee within NYC Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (VOAD) and liaison to the NYCEM Citywide Logistics Committee. Ian works in close collaboration with partner NGO’s, for-profits, and government sector partners to maintain vital relationships and plans. Large-scale international disaster response experience includes deployments to Haiti following the earthquakes in 2010 and earthquake, tsunami, and liquefaction in Indonesia in 2018. Ian’s domestic experience ranges from serving as the Incident Commander for TSA’s Hurricane Harvey response, to taking on the role as the Logistics Chief in New York City and the surrounding region following Hurricane Sandy, coordinating emergency feeding of 40,000+ special medical needs meals, large-scale product distributions, assisting the coordination of unsolicited donation recovery operations, as well as managing TSA’s Warehouse. Ian has received training in multiple FEMA ICS courses, Amateur Radio (KO2IAN), TSA/Mental Health Psychological First Aid, HSI Medic First Aid Train the Trainer, as well as training on the Sphere Project and Standards in International Disaster Response. Ian has earned an Executive Masters Degree in Emergency and Disaster Management at Georgetown University as well as a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Emergency Management & Business Continuity at Metropolitan College of New York.

Kasey Harlos
Vice Chair

Kasey Harlos is the current Vice-Chair of Colorado’s Voluntary Organization’s Active in Disaster.  She is a Texas native with 7+ years of experience in community development, resource development, and project and volunteer management through nonprofit and government sectors. Kasey earned a bachelor’s degree in Communication, Marketing and Advertisement from St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas. Before serving in the Peace Corps starting in 2015, Kasey spent the first few years out of college working in the service industry as the General Manager of a restaurant in Los Angeles, California. In the United States Peace Corps, Kasey served in the Darien province of Panama, where she worked on environmental health and sanitation projects to support access to clean water and improve basic sanitation and hygiene methods within a small rural indigenous community. Shortly after her return to the US, she began her career in nonprofit with Mile High United Way where she started by serving community members across the State of Colorado through their 2-1-1 Help Center. Today, Kasey serves as the Senior Director of 2-1-1 & Disaster Response for Mile High United Way. She works to develop and implement strategies, facilitate the growth of partnerships, and further develop resources including funding, supplies, and volunteer supports to ensure Mile High United Way and 2-1-1 Colorado are prepared and continue to do their best to serve and support communities across the state of Colorado when they need help the most. Additionally, she is fluent bilingual and completed her Yoga Teacher Training 200-hour YTT Certification in 2018, is registered through the National Yoga Alliance, and volunteers teaching yoga classes in Denver. In her spare time, Kasey, also owns and runs a small business, Capitol Hill Candle Company, where she handcrafts homemade, one of a kind, all natural candles.

Joyce Glazier

Joyce Glazier is the current Secretary of COVOAD. She is a member of the Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) National Response Team since 2015. She is a team leader for PDA responsible for initial disaster damage assessments for Presbyterian Church USA facilities, churches and other property within the continental US.

In 2020, Joyce joined Red Cross as a volunteer and is trained to do damage assessments typically done for family homes, apartments and condos after a disaster.

Joyce’s professional background is 45 years in Information Technology. She has lead teams for software development and support used by the U.S. government and large corporations. She has overseen the construction of several data centers. She has also managed data center operations for software development and customer production processing.

George Hellewell

George serves as our COVOAD Treasurer. He is a retired Electrical Engineer / retired Naval Intelligence officer (04) / assistant Naval attache – Japanese linguist. He’s been volunteering with Volunteers of America, RSVP,  for about 10 years doing Disaster Preparedness presentations. George additionally serves as an LDS representative, both as an Area Welfare Specialist and as a liaison to COVOAD.

Subcommittee Chairs

Ethan Raath
Disaster Spiritual Care Committee

Originally from South Africa, I have studied and worked in the US for over 30 years. My American wife, Teresa (retired nurse), and I, have lived in Denver since 2005 and enjoy hiking and camping in the mountains. I am a Red Cross Disaster Spiritual Care responder and a member of the National Response Team for Presbyterian Disaster Assistance.

Communications Committee
Bernie Lodge
Debris Removal and Cleanup Committee

Bernie is a volunteer with Team Rubicon and additionally works as the Emergency Manager for Northern Water.

Bernie is an experienced all-hazards Emergency Manager with a demonstrated history of working in both government and non-profit sectors. He’s skilled in Crisis Management, Intelligence Analysis, Government, Law Enforcement, and Emergency Management. Graduate of American Military University.

Donations and Volunteer Taskforce Liaison