The primary responsibility of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency and Office of Homeland Security (IEMA-OHS) is to better prepare the State of Illinois for natural, manmade or technological disasters, hazards, or acts of terrorism. Our goal is a "better prepared state." IEMA-OHS coordinates the State's disaster mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery programs and activities, functions as the State Emergency Response Commission, and maintains a 24-hour Communication Center and State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC). The SEOC acts as lead in crisis/consequence management response and operations to notify, activate, deploy and employ state resources in response to any threat or act of terrorism. IEMA-OHS assists local governments with multi-hazard emergency operations plans and maintains the Illinois Emergency Operations Plan.
IEMA-OHS is also responsible for protecting Illinois residents from the potentially harmful effects of ionizing radiation, administering more than two dozen programs to protect citizens and the environment. Programs include extensive emergency planning and response efforts and training for local responders for accidents involving radiation; inspecting and regulating radioactive materials licensees; registering and inspecting radiation producing equipment and facilities statewide; accrediting medical radiation technologists; and certifying mammography facilities. IEMA-OHS also monitors 11 nuclear power reactors at six nuclear stations licensed to generate electricity in Illinois and inspects and escorts spent nuclear fuel shipments.
Prepare, protect and assist the citizens of the State of Illinois through planning, prevention, training, mitigation, response, and recovery to all hazards, natural or manmade.
Director Alicia Tate-Nadeau
Illinois Homeland Security Advisor
Illinois Emergency Management Agency and Office of Homeland Security
Alicia Tate-Nadeau was appointed by Governor JB Pritzker to serve as the Director of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency and Office of Homeland Security (IEMA-OHS) and Illinois Homeland Security Advisor (HSA) in January 2019. In her capacity as Illinois Homeland Security Advisor, Tate-Nadeau serves on the Executive Committee for the Governor's Homeland Security Advisor Council. Tate-Nadeau also serves on the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency's (CISA) Cybersecurity Advisory Committee, as Regional Vice President of the Homeland Security Committee for the National Emergency Management Association (NEMA), the Cybersecurity Committee for the Council of Governors and is nominated for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC).
Tate-Nadeau brings more than three decades of experience in national security, emergency management, and public safety issues. Prior to this appointment, Tate-Nadeau served as Executive Director of the Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communications where she implemented and managed the third largest 9-1-1 call center in the nation and procured all information and technology for public safety in the City of Chicago.
Ms. Tate-Nadeau was the first female general in Illinois history and completed her military service as the Assistant Adjutant General for the Illinois National Guard with a concurrent assignment as the Deputy Commanding General, Army National Guard, United States Army Maneuver Support Center of Excellence in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, as well as overseas tours in Iraq and Israel. Ms. Tate-Nadeau was the first National Guard liaison to Israel serving a three year tour to the Israel Home front Command.
Tate-Nadeau is also active in several civic organizations. She serves on the American Red Cross of Chicago and Northern Illinois Regional Board of Directors. In her capacity as Retired Brigadier General, Tate-Nadeau, is a member of Mission: Readiness, the nonpartisan national security organization of over 700 retired admirals and generals who strengthen national security by ensuring kids stay in school, stay fit, and stay out of trouble.
Deputy Director Clayton E. Kuetemeyer
IEMA-OHS Office of Emergency Management
Clayton Kuetemeyer serves as the Deputy Director of the Office of Emergency Management for the Illinois Emergency Management Agency and Office of Homeland Security.
Clayton leads the Agency’s planning, operations, and planning for Emergency Management mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery to support the citizens of Illinois. He directly oversees the Operations and Recovery Divisions, as well as serving as the Homeland Security Advisory Council’s co-chair of the Emergency Management Committee.
Clayton joined IEMA-OHS after a career of active National Guard military service. He most recently served as the National Guard Bureau Joint Staff’s Future Operations Division Chief, where he led planning and interagency coordination for National Guard support to domestic operations. From 2021-2023, he also oversaw National Guard readiness reporting, global force management, policy development, and the execution of the annual National Guard Domestic Operations Conference.
From 2019-2021, Clayton commanded the 33rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team in Urbana, IL. This included a year-long deployment leading the Joint Multinational Training Group – Ukraine, the primary U.S. security cooperation effort partnering with the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU). From Yavoriv, Ukraine, he synchronized the efforts of advisor teams from U.S., Canada, Great Britain, Lithuania, and Poland to advise the AFU on planning and executing large-scale exercises, developing doctrine, and designing training to improve combat readiness.
Clayton served as the Illinois National Guard’s Chief of Joint Staff from 2018-2019, directing ILNG planning, programs, and operations related to joint military matters on behalf of The Adjutant General – Illinois. This included oversight of interagency coordination, policy development, strategic planning, operations planning for emergency response, and international cooperation with the Polish Armed Forces and Israeli Homefront Command.
Clayton has earned Master’s Degrees in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College and in Human Resource Education from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. He also earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. He has significant experience in mission-focused organizations, operations and planning functions, leading organizational change, building collaborative teams, and developing relationships that enable and achieve collective success.
Deputy Director Claire M. Moravec
IEMA-OHS Office of Homeland Security
Claire Moravec serves as the State of Illinois' first Deputy Director of Homeland Security at IEMA-OHS.
She is a detail-oriented Public Safety Operations Executive who has a demonstrated ability to drive operational excellence. After years of working with State and Local Agencies in the Chicagoland area focusing on Crimes Against Children related investigations, Moravec joined the Federal Bureau of Investigation. In her early years at the FBI, Moravec was assigned to the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) in both the Chicago and New York City Field Offices, where she supported complex investigations and intelligence operations into al’Qa’ida in the Arabian Peninsula, ISIS and the Al-Nusra Front. During her tenure on the JTTF, Moravec and her FBI Chicago squadmates were responsible for the takedowns of two top-tier Terrorism subjects, one of whom attempted to detonate a weapon of mass destruction (WMD) in the City of Chicago.
Moravec continued to stand out as a leader among her peers following her time on the JTTF. In 2014, she was a founding member of the FBI’s first Social Media Exploitation (SOMEX) team. In this capacity, Moravec drove over 300+ tactical operations against bad actors weaponizing digital and social media, as well as virtual and augmented reality technologies through counterpropaganda, mis-, dis-, and malinformation. In 2017 Claire earned the FBI’s Medal of Excellence in recognition of her work supporting the FBI’s National Covert Operations Section
Following government service, Moravec served as the Senior Leader overseeing Snapchat’s (NYSE: SNAP) Trust & Safety (T&S) Response Ops Team. T&S Response Ops at Snap is a 24/7 Global Safety Ops team responsible for moderating sensitive and emotionally charged user-generated content and keeping Snapchatters safe across the world. As the Senior Leader of this team, Moravec oversaw complex investigations involving large volumes of time-sensitive safety reports from users, partners, law enforcements, parents, NGOs, etc., and ensured all were investigated and adjudicated in accordance with applicable laws, as well as Snap’s Terms of Service and Community Guidelines. Post-Snap, Moravec joined a threat intelligence technology start-up where she served as the Chief Operating Officer until joining the Illinois Emergency Management Agency and Office of Homeland Security as the Deputy Director of Homeland Security.
She is also an Adjunct Professor and teaches undergraduate courses in Criminal Psychopathology, as well as Graduate courses in Clinical Social Work. Moravec holds a Master of Science in Clinical Social Work with a specialization in Contemporary Social Issues from Columbia University in the City of New York, a Bachelor of Science in Criminology from Loyola University Chicago, as well as a Bachelor of Social Work from Loyola University Chicago.
Deputy Director Adnan G. Khayyat
IEMA-OHS Office of Nuclear Safety
Adnan G. Khayyat serves as the Chief Nuclear Officer and Deputy Director of the Office of Nuclear Safety for the Illinois Emergency Management Agency and Office of Homeland Security. Under his leadership, multiple nuclear and radiation safety bureaus have been integrated into one office. Agency realignments have resulted in more than $3,000,000 in annual savings, while simultaneously bolstering the State’s homeland security posture. The Office of Nuclear Safety is comprised of 100 scientists and engineers located at six facilities and charged with protecting Illinois’ communities by preventing unnecessary exposure to ionizing radiation through the administration of more than two-dozen statutorily-mandated regulatory and response programs.
Adnan has been a member of the Agency’s senior leadership team since 2012. He serves as the State Liaison Officer to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the State’s 24/7 Radiological Duty Officer, and Director of the Agreement State Program and the State’s Radiation Control Program. He has founded and chaired regional and nationwide working groups, codeveloped national training programs, and coauthored national guidance – these efforts are focused on preparedness for response to and recovery from a large-scale nuclear or radiation emergency.
Adnan has served as the Agency’s Chief Strategy Officer, Officer-in-Charge in the Director’s absence, Acting Deputy Chief of Staff, Acting Labor Relations Administrator, and Acting Chief Human Resources Officer. As Acting Deputy Chief of Staff, he established a safety team and led the development of novel safety procedures that ensured the State’s Emergency Operations Center was 100% operational throughout the pandemic.
Adnan joined the Illinois Department of Nuclear Safety (an IEMA-OHS predecessor department) in 1999, as a member of the Radiochemistry Laboratory, where he performed analyses of environmental and drinking water samples. As a Nuclear Safety Scientist II, he ensured the State’s Radiological Task Force was ready to respond to a potential incident at a nuclear power station by improving processes, procedures, training, and exercises. As the Administrator of the Radiation Measurement and Analysis Section, Adnan led the development of an independent environmental monitoring program around the State’s 11 operating commercial nuclear power reactors. He also directed the Radiochemistry Laboratory, including research and development of rapid response methods that would be vital in the State’s response to a nuclear or radiation emergency.
Adnan received his Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in chemistry from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville and was recognized as the outstanding graduate and undergraduate chemistry student of the year, in 1998 and 1996, respectively. His research focused on the intersection of homeland security and organic chemistry. He is a lifetime member of the Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society. Adnan was an Adjunct Instructor at Lincoln Land Community College for a decade, where he taught chemistry and mathematics courses. He also taught first aid, CPR, and AED classes as an American Red Cross Certified Instructor.
Chief of Staff Karlo Flowers
IEMA-OHS Office of Chief of Staff
Karlo recently served as First Deputy Chief Administrator-Chief of Agency Operations and Strategy, for the City of Chicago’s Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA).
As First Deputy, Karlo was designated as second in command to COPA’s Chief Administrator, and provided direct oversight for COPA’s financial operations, human capital operations, trauma informed care and practices, DEI, strategic planning, mediation program development, racial equity program development, information systems, professional development, facilities operations and safety systems management, while also providing support to COPA’s investigative operations.
Karlo joined COPA in January of 2017 as Director of Administrative Services, was promoted in September of 2018 to the position of Chief of Staff, and in April 2020 promoted to serve as First Deputy Chief Administrator-Chief of Agency Operations and Strategy. Specializing in strategic planning, human capital management, business operations management, financial operations management, facilities management, and labor relations, Karlo provided successful oversight to COPA’s total agency operations and strategy. Karlo’s prior experience includes operational strategy, financial management, logistics, risk assessment and Human Resources, at entities such as The Great Books Foundation, Adecco, and AT&T. Karlo’s experience with a multitude of entrepreneurial ventures, has supplanted his corporate background by successfully creating the foundation for his current work supporting public safety and social justice.
Karlo’s educational accomplishments include a Master of Business Administration in Management, Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance, and certifications in Human Resources Management.