Earl Eues, Jr. - Director
Earl Eues has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biological Sciences from Nicholls State University, 1988.
Over twenty-seven years of experience in the environmental regulatory field and 26 years of various emergency response/coordination experience. From 1993 to 2000 while working for the Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government, Mr. Eues was assigned as needed to the Terrebonne Parish Office of Emergency Preparedness as the assistant director. Under the direction of then Terrebonne Parish Sheriff, Vernon Bourgeois, he served as the incident commander for response during Hurricane Gustav and Ike in 2008.
Currently, under the administration of Parish President Michel Claudet, he coordinates the day to day operations of the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness for the Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government, is the Region 3 Regional Director and Chairman of the Regional Directors Subcommittee for the Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, a board member of the Louisiana Emergency Response Network and owner of KEE Environmental Services, L.L.C., an environmental consulting business based in Houma.
Mr. Eues is also a member of the Houma-Terrebonne Chamber of Commerce where he is a member of the executive board as the president elect.
Benjamin Walker - Assistant Director
A native of Houma, Louisiana, Ben Walker has been the Assistant Director of the Terrebonne Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness for nearly two and a half years. During this time, Ben has also been a member of the Terrebonne Parish Hazardous Materials team, known as the Parish Rapid Assessment Team (PRAT). In addition to planning for and responding to emergencies as Assistant Director, PRAT duties include assessing and providing remedies for hazardous conditions. Ben’s previous jobs includee be ing a stockbroker, judicial clerk, and a Louisiana House of Representatives messenger, just to name a few.
Ben graduated from LSU before earning a Juris Doctorate from Loyola New Orleans Law School. Additionally, Ben completed the Louisiana Emergency Manager certification and Command College administered by the Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness.
When not working and raising his family, Ben likes to play golf and go fishing in his free time.
Tammy Duplantis - Executive Secretary
A native of Terrebonne Parish who resides in Bourg, Louisiana, Tammy Duplantis has been the Executive Secretary for the Director of the Terrebonne Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness for over 5 years. During this time, Tammy has also been a member of the Terrebonne Parish Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and the Louisiana Emergency Preparedness Association (LEPA). Tammy’s professional background includes Criminal Court Secretary for the Terrebonne Parish District Attorney’s Office and a registered nurse/nurse extern at TGMC.
Tammy attended Nicholls State University in Thibodaux and graduated from William Carey College in Hattiesburg, Mississippi with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1998.
When not working, Tammy enjoys spending time with her family, fishing, and playing golf.