NERT Advisory Board

The NERT Advisory Board provides oversight and guidance to the NERT program officers and volunteers to ensure best practices, safety requirements and organizational goals are met and upheld.

Gary Pegueros


Gary joined the Board in 2012. NERT-trained in 2006, he serves as the Neighborhood Coordinator for South Beach NERT. Born and raised in San Mateo CA, Gary was heading home from work at the time of the 1989 Loma Prieta quake and (true story) slept thru it! When not volunteering for NERT, Gary is the Secretary of his Neighborhood Association and works at his ‘real job’ as an Admin Assistant/Customer Service representative for a wholesale furniture company.

Maxine Fasulis


Maxine Fasulis has been a NERT for over 20 years. She is the Noe Valley Coordinator and has been a member of the Advisory Board since 2000. A semi-retired criminal defense attorney, Maxine is an avid skier and runner who owns double digit marathon finisher medals.

Lisa Dunmeyer

Lisa joined the Board in 2013. NERT-trained in 2010, she serves as the neighborhood coordinator for South of Market NERT. Born and raised in San Francisco's inner sunset, Lisa remembers being in the city the night following the 1989 Loma Prieta quake, watching the fires burn from the top of Twin Peaks. Outside of NERT, Lisa can be found biking, horseback riding and project managing construction projects for BCCI Construction.

Cris Pedregal Martin

Cris completed NERT training in 2009, and is a California Disaster Corps volunteer since 2013. He joined the NERT Advisory Board in April 2014. Before moving to the Bay Area, he lived in New Mexico and New England, where disaster preparedness included keeping a candle and matches in the car. He enjoys time with friends, biking, skiing (not too fast), and traveling near and far.

Rebecca Liebersbach

Rebecca joined the NERT Advisory Board in February 2015. NERT-trained and a member of the Sunset/Parkside team since 2011, Rebecca enjoys meeting her neighbors in monthly meetings and drills where she practices her skills. When not volunteering for NERT, Rebecca is a Senior Operations Manager for a financial institution. In her spare time she enjoys music and dinner with friends.

Linda Ingram

Linda joined the NERT Advisory Board in 2016. She moved from NJ to the Bay Area shortly before the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. After moving to San Francisco in 2010 she completed NERT training and then completed California Disaster Corps training in 2013. Linda is semi-retired and in addition to NERT and the Advisory Board, volunteers with RockMed and Burning Man. She also enjoys yoga, scuba diving, and skiing.

Nathan Karkoski

Born and raised in Milwaukee, Nathan moved to San Francisco in December of 2007. As a teenager Nathan was watching the Battle of The Bay in 1989 on TV and it left a lasting impression of life in earthquake country. While researching the liquefaction potential of various neighborhoods to call home, Nathan discovered a way to combine community involvement and resilience by completing his first NERT training in 2009. He is currently a co-coordinator for the NOPA neighborhood and really enjoys

the opportunities to strengthen the skills of fellow NERT volunteers by teaching supplementary NERT classes. Nathan works at the University of San Francisco, focused on producing memorable alumni engagement opportunities, from large on-campus presidential events to off-campus events large and small. Nathan also enjoys finding continuous improvement opportunities and building solutions and standards at work and in life.

- Styger

Styger joined the NERT Advisory Board in 2021 after six years of helping in the NERT Office with SFFD's NERT, Disaster Corps, and Medical Reserve Corps programs. Styger has been involved in emergency response as either a volunteer or professional going back to Hurricane Andrew in 1992, and most recently has served on SFDPH's COVID-19 Task Force, as well as the National CERT Association's Board of Directors. Styger enjoys spending time in nature, audiobooks, lifting heavy things, and fiber arts.