About

REACT International, Inc. (REACT) – consists of Teams of Skilled Communications Volunteers – is a non-profit registered 501(c)3 organization. REACT has been monitoring the airwaves since 1962, and since its inception REACT volunteers have been providing a wide range of radio related services to the public.

REACT is a network of committed professionals with a desire to assist their communities in times of emergency or disaster. Our members provide their expertise when disasters strike and assist with augmenting local resources with the goal of accelerating relief efforts.

What is the modern REACT all about?

It is amazing to see the various programs and relationships that have developed between REACT Teams and their local governments and emergency services. Teams may: provide first-aid and communications at a multitude of publicly attended events, directly assist local police services with traffic control, provide specialized equipment such as scene lighting, and the list goes on. The interesting thing is that these initiatives come from local teams recognizing the needs in their communities which, with planning and creative thinking, their organizations can fulfill.

Although REACT’s roots are in communications, most successful teams have gone way beyond this role in their communities. Given the incredible advances in personal communications, successful teams have honed in on an expanded role to ensure their long term viability in providing a multitude of services. Keep in mind, communication technology is only one of the tools teams can utilize to solidify their position within their communities.

So what is modern REACT all about? Modern REACT is about the future. We can only imagine the incredible technologies that will be available for REACT Teams to use in the next few years.

Are you prepared to recognize new and exiting opportunities as they present themselves? What ideas can you bring to the table to be a modern REACT Team.

To recognize modern REACT is to recognize that the future starts today, with you and your Team.

Organizational Structure
Officers
Chairman & Vice Chairman of the Board
Board of Directors
Assistant Directors
Organizational Structure

REACT International is governed by a Board of Directors and Officers who are comprised of members from Teams that are chartered with REACT International. Directors are members from teams within the region of the world that they represent are are elected by the teams in their specific regions.

There are nine directors that comprise the Board of Directors, 8 are from areas of the United States that are divided up by regions, and 1 is from outside the United States. The current geographical regions for REACT International are as follows:

  • Region 1 – Connecticut (CT), Maine (ME), Massachusetts (MA), New Hampshire (NH), New York (NY), Pennsylvania (PA), Rhode Island, Vermont (VT)
  • Region 2 – District of Columbia (DC), Delaware (DE), Kentucky (KY), Maryland (MD), New Jersey (NJ), Virginia (VA) West Virginia (WV)
  • Region 3 – Alabama (AL), Florida (FL), Georgia (GA), Mississippi (MS), North Carolina (NC), Puerto Rico (PR), South Carolina (SC)
  • Region 4 – Indiana (IN), Michigan (MI), Ohio (OH)
  • Region 5 – Illinois (IL), Iowa (IA), Nebraska (NE), Minnesota (MN), North Dakota (ND), South Dakota (SD), Wisconsin (WI)
  • Region 6 – Alaska (AK), Hawaii (HI), Idaho (ID), Montana (MT), Washington (WA), Wyoming (WY)
  • Region 7 – Arkansas (AR), Colorado (CO), Kansas (KS), Louisiana (LA), Missouri (MO), New Mexico (NM), Oklahoma (OK), Texas (TX)
  • Region 8 – Arizona (AZ), California (CA), Nevada (NV), Utah (UT)
  • Region 9 – All areas outside the United States or its territories

The Officers of REACT International are responsible for the day to day operation of the organization. There are 4 primary officers of the organization and are as follows:

  • President
  • Executive Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer

There may be other officers appointed such as assistants from time to time as the needs of the organization dictate.

Officers

All Officers of REACT International, Inc. are members of a local REACT Team in their respective areas and all volunteer time to fulfill the duties of their respective positions.

John Capodanno, KJ6QAJ

President

The President is the Chief Executive Officer of the corporation. The President is responsible for implementing policies and supervising day-to-day operations.

Term Expires 2024

Open

Executive Vice President

The Executive Vice President serves in the absence of the President, and does other duties as the President determines.

Term Expires 2023

Open

Secretary

The Secretary is custodian of records, and maintains all minutes from meetings.

Term Expires 2023

Russ Dunn, N7SMA

Treasurer

The Treasurer is responsible for all funds and financial records for the organization.

Term Expires 2023

Chairman & Vice Chairman of the Board

John Capodanno, KJ6QAJ

Chairman of the Board of Directors

Term Expires 2023

Ravindranath Goswami, 9Z4RG/AK4NB

Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors

Term Expires 2023

Board of Directors

Warren Deitz, AA2YQ

Region 1 Director

CT,MA,ME,NH,NY,PA,RI,VT

Term Expires 2024

Open

Region 2 Director

DE, KY, MD, NJ, VA, WV

Term Expires 2025

Joseph Zych, KD4YSH

Region 3 Director

AL, FL, GA, MS, NC, PR, SC, TN

Term Expires 2023

Matthew Vizzuso

Region 4 Director

IN, MI, OH

Term Expires 2024

Larry Fry, K9FRY

Region 5 Director

IA, IL, MN, ND, NE, SD, WI

Term Expires 2025

Open

Region 6 Director

AK, HI, ID, MT, OR, WA, WY

Term Expires 2023

Jerry Jones, KF5LOX

Region 7 Director

AR, CO, KS, LA, MO, NM, OK, TX

Term Expires 2024

John Capodanno, KJ6QAJ

Region 8 Director

AZ, CA, NV, UT

Term Expires 2025

Ravindranth Goswami, 9Z4RG/AK4NB

Region 9 Director

International

Term Expires 2023

Assistant Directors

Stan Walters, AB3EM

Region 1 Assistant Director

CT,MA,ME,NH,NY,PA,RI,VT

Term Expires 2024

Russ Dunn, N7SMA

Region 6 Assistant Director

AK, HI, ID, MT, OR, WA, WY

Term Expires 2023

Bon Mark Uy

Region 9 Assistant Director

International

Term Expires 2023