Kenneth Allen became the first dedicated emergency management position for the University of Florida in 2005. Since that time, the program has grown to become the Department of Emergency Management within the Division of Public Safety. The Department is charged with leading and maintaining a comprehensive, all-hazards approach to preparedness through prevention, protection, mitigation, response and recovery.

Kenneth has over twenty years of experience as an emergency management professional and holds the designation of Florida Professional Emergency Manager (FPEM). Prior to joining the University, he worked as an Emergency Management Coordinator with Alachua County (Florida) Emergency Management. The opportunity to serve at both the local and higher-education level has allowed exposure to nearly all areas of emergency management, including responses to state and federally declared disasters, planning, mitigation grants, public education, program development, recovery efforts, training, exercises, and more.

Kenneth is active in professional associations including Florida’s Domestic Security Coordinating Group, Florida Emergency Preparedness Association and the Southeastern Conference Police Chief and Emergency Managers meetings. He is a 2014 graduate of FEMA’s National Emergency Management Executive Academy. Additionally, he holds a Bachelor in Political Science and a Master of Public Administration (MPA) from the University of Alabama.




Brady Nettina is the Assistant Director of Emergency Management. Brady is a UF alumnus, receiving a bachelor’s degree in Fire and Emergency Services in 2018. He initially began his career in emergency management as student intern for UFDEM, gaining experience early through activations for Hurricane Irma and other incidents on campus. Since graduation, Brady has served as a Program Coordinator for Alachua County Emergency Management and, most recently, as the Emergency Management Coordinator for Marion County Public Schools. He holds the designation of Florida Professional Emergency Manager (FPEM) and brings significant knowledge and experience to his new role and is excited to be back at UF.




Emma Mulero is the Emergency Management Coordinator. She is a proud alumna of the University of Florida, where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in 2020. 

In late 2020, Emma’s commitment to enhancing her knowledge and skills led her to Nova Southeastern University, where she pursued a master’s degree in Disaster and Emergency Management. This educational endeavor showcased her determination to excel in the emergency management domain. 

Following her acceptance to graduate school, Emma embarked on a journey to New Jersey, where she took on a pivotal role as a Safety Specialist at Amazon. In this capacity, she honed her expertise in safety protocols and risk mitigation, contributing significantly to the well-being of both employees and the company’s operations. 

Emma’s educational journey reached a significant milestone as she proudly received her master’s degree in Disaster and Emergency Management from Nova Southeastern University in 2022. This accomplishment underscored her commitment to staying at the forefront of her field, equipped with the latest knowledge and skills necessary to address and mitigate emergencies effectively. 

Emma Mulero’s unique blend of academic achievement and hands-on experience positions her as a dynamic and forward-thinking Emergency Management Coordinator, dedicated to safeguarding lives and communities in the face of adversity.