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HPP Team

Our team of experienced volunteer management  professionals come from a wide range of emergency response and management backgrounds. Each member of our Team is committed to building the best possible resources to help make our community a safer place to live.

Executive Director

Bill Ray

Bill RayBill started his career in Law Enforcement working for the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office. During his time there, Bill was assigned to the Motorcycle Division where he worked all types of response and enforcement activity. After leaving the Sheriff's Office, Bill worked as a manufacturer's representative before starting his own technology consulting firm. Bill has been involved with dog sports most of his life and has trained dogs in a variety of disciplines.

As a result of his involvement in dog sports, Bill became interested in Search and Rescue and has been the President of a local volunteer Search Team for over 17 years. In that capacity, he has assisted local agencies in dozens of searches for missing people.

Bill also has experience as a Federal responder in a number of incidents including the Shuttle Columbia Recovery, the 2004 Hurricane Season in Georgia, and Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005. At the local level, Bill has responded to Tropical Storm Allison, Hurricane Ike, and numerous local incidents.

Bill is is certified Homeland Security General Instructor, Master CERT Instructor, Psychological First Aid Instructor, and ICS Curriculum Instructor. Bill earned his Master Exercise Practitioner certification in May of 2010 becoming one of a very small group of individuals in Texas to achieve this certification. Bill is also certified to teach many other homeland security courses and has served on numerous committees at the regional level.

Bill founded Homeland Preparedness Project in 2003 and has served as the Executive Director since that time. Bill is responsible for the day to day operations of the organization, the development of new programs, and the financial management of Homeland Preparedness Project.


Lead Trainer - Brazoria County

Gale Stefka

Gales PhotoGale is a TCOLE licensed Peace Officer and works for a local law enforcement agency. Gale has an extensive background in adult education and has been with HPP since 2009.

Gale is responsible for recruiting, training and organizing volunteers in Brazoria County.

Want to know more about what we do in Brazoria County? Email Gale


Program Specialist - Brazoria County



Volunteer Program Coordinator - Ft. Bend County

Tenesha Gardiner

Tenesha is responsible for managing the Fort Bend County Medical Reserve Corps program. Tenesha started with HPP as a volunteer and joined the HPP Team as a Volunteer Services Representative. She is now responsible for building the program, engaging and training new and current volunteer Team Members, and developing plans for new and existing missions for the Team.

Tenesha comes from a customer service background. Want to find out about the upcoming training classes or training events? Contact Tenesha by clicking HERE!

Program Specialist - Fort Bend County

Cailey Trower

Cailey TrowerCailey is the newest member of the HPP Team. She is currently working with Tenesha in Fort Bend. Want to know about how you and your group can get involved? Contact Cailey by clicking HERE!




Administrative Assistant

Patricia Williams

Patricias PhotoPatricia is responsible for keeping us all running in the right directions. The Administrative Assistant, manages all of the volunteer data including applications, training records, and volunteer communications.

Need an update for your ID? Want to schedule a CPR class or an MRC Orientation, want to know more about CERT or Fire Corps? Click HERE to contact Patricia.

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