About Us



Dan is the current Program Manager and has been with Lake County since December of 2016. Prior to his employment with Lake County, he was the Assistant Director of Community Health Resources with the Kane County Health Department where he had been employed over 10 years. Dan has a Bachelor of Science in Public Health and Environmental Health degree from Northern Illinois University, a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree from Benedictine University, is a Licensed Environmental Health Practitioner (LEHP), and is also an Illinois Professional Emergency Manager (IPEM). Dan has responded to numerous incidents prior to, and during his time, at Lake County. He is passionate about utilizing strategic planning methods and forming strong partnerships to help develop projects and initiatives to help better prepare Lake County before, during, and after an incident or event.


Rebecca Kumar, MEML, IPEM

Rebecca began her Emergency Management career with Lake County in September of 2019. Prior to her employment with Lake County, Rebecca served as a 911 dispatcher and supervisor for a local municipality for 15.5 years. Rebecca graduated with a master’s degree in Emergency Management Leadership from Adler University in 2017. Her desire to help communities be more proactive in disaster preparedness coupled with her prior experience and higher education degree led to her career at Lake County. Rebecca also holds the Illinois Professional Emergency Manager (IPEM) certificate and is the head of the LCEMA Volunteer Program for the agency.