About us

Maryland Emergency Response is made up of dedicated volunteers committed to helping those in need during disaster recovery and working in the local community to improve the lives of those such as the homeless.  They have extensive experience in their respective fields and devote countless hours toward promoting our mission and creating positive outcomes for those in need.  

our officers:
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Matthew Zinder

Director and Chairman

A Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist with a background in emergency medical services and 25 years experience in healthcare.  Mr. Zinder is a licensed pilot, licensed HAM radio operator, and the founder of MER. 

Ray Pierson 

Operations Officer

An engineer and scientist, Mr. Pierson has 20 years experience in emergency management, including working at ground zero immediately following the 9/11 attacks. 

Jessica Zinder, PhD

Marketing & Logistics

A counseling psychologist with 20 years experience in healthcare, marketing, and communications. Dr Zinder is multi-lingual and an accomplished Master Gardener.