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Directorhttp://www.caloes.ca.gov/NewsMediaSite/Lists/Executive Team/DispForm.aspx?ID=4DirectorMarkGhilarducciDirector of Cal OES which includes all Cal OES divisions, departments and offices, and all activites charged with protecting lives and property.4<div class="ExternalClassF37A3F457E3D497B9BF86463C0A3AA32"><p>​Mark S. Ghilarducci serves as the Director of the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES), appointed July 1, 2013 by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.  Ghilarducci previously served as Secretary of the California Emergency Management Agency (Cal EMA) appointed in February 2012 by Governor Brown.  As a member of the Cabinet, Director Ghilarducci serves as the Governor’s Homeland Security Advisor (HSA) and oversees statewide public safety, emergency management, emergency communications, counter-terrorism efforts and the State Threat Assessment System (STAS).  His duties include serving as chair of numerous boards and committees and he sits on several state and national commissions and work groups.  </p><p>In 2000, he was appointed as Deputy Director of the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES) by Governor Gray Davis, where he oversaw statewide emergency operations, planning and training.</p></div>
Chief Deputy Directorhttp://www.caloes.ca.gov/NewsMediaSite/Lists/Executive Team/DispForm.aspx?ID=3Chief Deputy DirectorNancyWardChief Deputy Director which includes directing disaster response and recovery operations, assigning state resources as necessary, managing the coordination of state and federal resources, as well as local mutual aid resources. 3<div class="ExternalClassAA767BE554414FE2A6DA961939066779"><p>Nancy L. Ward was appointed Chief Deputy Director for the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services March 9, 2014. During recovery operations may serve as the Deputy State Coordinating Officer. Provides daily briefings to the Governor’s Office on the status of emergency operations statewide. <br>Responsible for the day-to-day policy development, coordination and supervision of the Office, including all critical infrastructure, grants management and information analysis. The Chief Deputy Director manages the day-to-day activities of the Deputy Directors and ensures continuous coordination of inter-office efforts.  </p><p>Prior to her appointment, Ms. Ward served as the Regional Administrator of Region IX for the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). </p></div>
Deputy Director; Planning, Preparedness and Prevention http://www.caloes.ca.gov/NewsMediaSite/Lists/Executive Team/DispForm.aspx?ID=13Deputy Director; Planning, Preparedness and Prevention ChristinaCurryDeputy Director of Planning, Preparedness and Prevention which includes the California Emergency Plan, Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS) and National Incident Management System (NIMS) compliance, Radiological/Nuclear preparedness, Cal OES Earthquake and Tsunami program, Cal OES Training and Exercises, and Hazard Mitigation Planning. 13<div class="ExternalClassFBE9A6240C73442FAD150FB23EB320BD"><div><p>Tina's areas of oversight include state-level Planning and Preparedness programs for all hazards, including but not limited to the State of California Emergency Plan, Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS) and National Incident Management System (NIMS) compliance, Radiological/Nuclear preparedness, and the Cal OES Earthquake and Tsunami program. She also oversees Cal OES Training and Exercises, and Hazard Mitigation Planning programs.<br> <br>Tina was appointed Deputy Director for Planning, Preparedness and Prevention in 2013, following appointments as Assistant Director in 2005 and Deputy Director of Preparedness and Training in 2008. Tina has over 25 years of experience in the area of emergency management. Beginning in 1991, Tina worked in the Office’s Recovery programs, providing assistance, training and guidance to applicants of disaster assistance programs through numerous state and federal disaster declarations including the Loma Prieta and Northridge earthquakes. </p></div></div>
Deputy Director, Response & Recovery Operationshttp://www.caloes.ca.gov/NewsMediaSite/Lists/Executive Team/DispForm.aspx?ID=18Deputy Director, Response & Recovery OperationsDavidFukutomiDeputy Director, Response and Recovery Operations.18<div class="ExternalClassA8563299F7494A15882164957EC85FEC"><div><p>​Fukutomi has been a consultant at the Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute since 2009 and a self-employed emergency management and homeland security consultant since 2005. He has been a senior consultant at the Naval Postgraduate School, Center for Homeland Defense and Security since 2007. He was a vice president at ICF International from 2006 to 2008. He was a federal coordinating officer at the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Department of Homeland Security from 1998 to 2005.</p></div></div>
Deputy Director; Crisis Communications and Media Relationshttp://www.caloes.ca.gov/NewsMediaSite/Lists/Executive Team/DispForm.aspx?ID=6Deputy Director; Crisis Communications and Media RelationsKellyHustonDeputy Director of Crisis Communications and Media Relations which includes all crisis communications and public information activities, statewide media relations for homeland security, statewide crisis communications training, and liasion for all California public safety agencies.6<div class="ExternalClass4667E75C795F4889A8F3D22D59D85B5D"><p>​Kelly Huston statewide media relations strategy in homeland security and developed statewide crisis communications training for state and local agencies. He also worked closely with all of California’s public safety agencies as a liaison.</p><p>has represented the Modesto Police Department during the devastating floods of 1997 and the notorious Yosemite sightseer disappearance and murder investigation two years later; he appeared on numerous national television and radio broadcasts during the nationwide search for Washington Intern Chandra Levy; and was appointed by the California courts to organize the overwhelming media coverage of the trial of Scott Peterson who was eventually sent to death row for the murder of his wife Laci. Recently, he managed the state's Joint Information Center during federally-declared disasters including wildfires, mudslides and earthquakes.</p><p>Kelly is now a Deputy Director of the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) – formerly known as the California Emergency Management Agency. He leads a team of communications professionals working daily on a wide range of public safety issues including disaster mitigation, response and recovery. Kelly is also on the leading edge of technology and has implemented several Web 2.0 programs at Cal OES- including the use of social media to reach Californians in a new way. He also served as a Governor’s appointee in 2005 as the Deputy Communications Director for Governor's Office of Homeland Security.</p></div>
Assistant Director, Responsehttp://www.caloes.ca.gov/NewsMediaSite/Lists/Executive Team/DispForm.aspx?ID=10Assistant Director, ResponseDanjelBoutAssistant Director of Response which includes Fire & Rescue, Law Enforcement, Critical Infrastructure Protection, Hazardous Materials, Telecommunications, the State Warning Center, the State Operations Center, Response Operations and Regional Operations. 10<div class="ExternalClass89B7AF0DE0994671950A98C574797441"><p>​Danjel was appointed Assistant Director for Response for the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (CalOES) on September 3, 2014. Danjel is responsible for CalOES’s Response programs, including Fire & Rescue, Law Enforcement, Critical Infrastructure Protection, Hazardous Materials, Telecommunications, the State Warning Center, the State Operations Center, Response Operations and Regional Operations.</p><p>Danjel has over twenty years of experience in the public sector, including service in the armed forces, homeland security, and emergency management. Prior to his appointment as the Assistant Director, he served as the state military coordinating officer assigned to CalOES where he was tasked with coordinating and integrating defense civil support capabilities across all emergency management functions.</p></div>
Deputy Director; Finance & Administrationhttp://www.caloes.ca.gov/NewsMediaSite/Lists/Executive Team/DispForm.aspx?ID=5Deputy Director; Finance & AdministrationLona "Grace"KochDeputy Director for the Division of Finance & Administration which includes administrative, accounting, financial, human resources and labor relations services.5<div class="ExternalClass0C38EB3FBF494BFBB90BCCAC70FD8099"><p>Ms. ​Koch has been temporarily reassigned. She was appointed as deputy director of finance and administration for Cal OES in June 2015. Prior to that appointment she served as special advisor at Cal OES beginning in 2013. She's held multiple positions at the Governor's Office of Emergency Services beginning in 1989 through 2006, including program manager and deputy director of emergency operations, planning and training.</p></div>
Deputy Director - Logistics Managementhttp://www.caloes.ca.gov/NewsMediaSite/Lists/Executive Team/DispForm.aspx?ID=12Deputy Director - Logistics ManagementMitchMedigovichDeputy Director of Logistics Management which includes Disaster Logistics Planning and Coordination, Procurement and Logistical Services, Information Technology, and Public Safety Communications12<div class="ExternalClass31D1F4E9E40643EBB4EFBC1782E82CA0"><p>​Medigovich has been chief of staff at the California Military Department since 2011. He was a brigade commander for the United States Army from 2010 to 2011 and director at Army Aviation Safety Program from 2005 to 2010. </p><p>Medigovich was inspector general at the California Military Department from 2002 to 2003 and deputy chief of staff and logistics at the California Military Department, 49th Combat Support Command from 2000 to 2002.</p></div>
Chief, ​Office of Legislative and External Affairshttp://www.caloes.ca.gov/NewsMediaSite/Lists/Executive Team/DispForm.aspx?ID=22Chief, ​Office of Legislative and External AffairsReggieSalvadorChief of Legislative and External Affairs which includes developing and implementing emergency management and homeland security projects and programs, monitoring state and federal legislative activities that could potentially affect all aspects of public safety including law enforcement, fire and rescue, mitigation, preparedness, response, recovery, terrorism, trafficking and cybersecurity.22<div class="ExternalClassBC1B19AE1CBE4D30B4C110870FFC3AFE"><p>​Reggie Salvador is the Chief of Legislative and External Affairs at the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES). Mr. Salvador collaborates with local, State and federal elected and non-elected officials, executive management from the private sector, non-governmental organizations, philanthropists and other community-based stakeholders to develop and implement emergency management and homeland security projects and programs.<br></p><p>From 2004 to 2011, Mr. Salvador was Program Director for James Lee Witt Associates. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the most devastating natural disaster in U.S. history, Mr. Salvador advised the Governor of the State of Louisiana in developing all gubernatorial policy initiatives post-hurricane for implementation such as the creation of the Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP).</p></div>
Chief Counselhttp://www.caloes.ca.gov/NewsMediaSite/Lists/Executive Team/DispForm.aspx?ID=9Chief CounselJillTalleyChief Counsel of Legal Affairs which includes legal counsel pertaining to all issues such as access to public records, litigation, emergency proclamations, executive orders and more.9<div class="ExternalClass7B87135AF9C94C398E87EDB3A053E55B"><p>​Jill Talley was appointed as the Cal OES Chief Counsel in April of 2014. Talley has served as a Supervising Deputy Attorney General at the California Attorney General’s Office since 2012 and has been a Professor of Law at Lincoln Law School of Sacramento since 2011.</p><p>Talley served as a Deputy Attorney General at the California Attorney General’s Office from 2002 to 2012 and was an associate at Loeb and Loeb LLP from 1999 to 2002. Prior to was a partner at Feldman and Talley LLP in Los Angeles. Additionally, she earned a Juris Doctor degree from the Pepperdine University School of Law. ​</p></div>
Chief Information Officerhttp://www.caloes.ca.gov/NewsMediaSite/Lists/Executive Team/DispForm.aspx?ID=23Chief Information OfficerCarlaSimmonsChief Information Officer providing technology-based services to support and improve the operational capability of the agency.23<div class="ExternalClass9D7C5BDEFF0A48729B9B8A25142D05FB"><p>​Carla Simmons is the Chief Information Officer for the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services.  Prior to Cal OES, she worked for the California Highway Patrol as the Application Services Manager, and for the Department of Fish and Wildlife as a programmer and project manager. </p><p>Before joining state service Carla worked as an independent consultant in private industry as a project manager, application developer and training provider.</p></div>
Chief, Office of Access and Functional Needshttp://www.caloes.ca.gov/NewsMediaSite/Lists/Executive Team/DispForm.aspx?ID=25Chief, Office of Access and Functional NeedsL. VanceTaylorChief of Access and Functional Needs which includes ensuring the needs of individuals with disabilities and persons with access and functional needs are identified before, during and after a disaster, and integrating disability needs and resources into emergency management systems.25<div class="ExternalClass852B2E8EE2134ADF9FE9A2BE1BD4E620"><p>​Luis Vance Taylor is the Chief of the Office of Access and Functional Needs at the Governor's Office of Emergency Services.  Vance is responsible for ensuring the needs of individuals with disabilities and persons with access and functional needs are identified before, during and after a disaster.</p><p>Vance is a nationally recognized public speaker and advocate for individuals with disabilities.  He has a Master's degree in homeland security from the University of Connecticut and an undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University in communications.</p></div>
Chief, Office of Private Sector/ Non-Governmental Organization Coordinationhttp://www.caloes.ca.gov/NewsMediaSite/Lists/Executive Team/DispForm.aspx?ID=26Chief, Office of Private Sector/ Non-Governmental Organization CoordinationAbbyBrowningChief of the Office of Private Sector/ Non-Governmental Organization Coordination which includes developing and maintaining CalOES’s relationships with business, associations, companies, and universities, as well as nonprofit, nongovernmental and philanthropic organizations.26<div class="ExternalClass6C4CCD79D08E48D78412A15332F83030"><p>​Abby Browning is the Chief of the Office of Private Sector/ Non-Governmental Organization Coordination at the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services. Abby is responsible for developing and maintaining CalOES’s relationships with business, associations, companies, and universities, as well as nonprofit, nongovernmental and philanthropic organizations.</p><p>Prior to joining CalOES, Abby was the Special Advisor for International Trade in the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development. She was an essential member of the Brown Administration’s international team, working on trade missions to China and Mexico, as well as fostering countless other international business connections for California.</p></div>
Acting Deputy Director, Finance and Administrationhttp://www.caloes.ca.gov/NewsMediaSite/Lists/Executive Team/DispForm.aspx?ID=27Acting Deputy Director, Finance and AdministrationEricLamoureuxActing Deputy Director of Finance and Administration which includes administrative, accounting, financial, human resources and labor relations services to the department.27<div class="ExternalClass90FE5CC17F8147AE9F655A2D6482100A"><p>Grace Koch is the sworn Deputy Director for Finance and Administration; she has been temporarily reassigned. During her absence Eric Lamoureux will serve as the Acting Deputy Director for Finance and Administration, a temporary reassignment from his position as Inland Region Administrator.</p></div>
Commanderhttp://www.caloes.ca.gov/NewsMediaSite/Lists/Executive Team/DispForm.aspx?ID=28CommanderKeithTreshCommander of the California Cybersecurity Integration Center (Cal-CSIC), and is responsible for strengthening the state's cybersecurity strategy and improving inter-agency, cross-sector coordination to reduce the likelihood and severity of cyber-attacks.28<div class="ExternalClass9A7C443C0C794EE787A76749210E6B23"><p>Keith Tresh was appointed by Governor Jerry Brown on October 6, 2016 as the commander of the California cybersecurity integration center (Cal-CSIC) within the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services. Keith is a veteran of State service and prior his appointment as the commander of Cal-CSIC he was the chief information officer at the California High – Speed Rail Authority.   From 2014 to 2016, Keith was the chief information security officer at the Orange County, California Executive Office.  Mr. Tresh also served as the chief information security officer for the Office of Information Security at the California Technology Agency from 2011 to 2013 and from 2006 to 2011 he was the chief information officer for the California National Guard.  Keith is a retired senior Army officer and a combat veteran who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom as the brigade communications officer from 2005 to 2006.  Mr. Tresh earned a Master of Science degree in strategic studies from the U.S. Army War College and a Master of Science degree in computer information systems from the University of Phoenix.</p></div>
Assistant Directorhttp://www.caloes.ca.gov/NewsMediaSite/Lists/Executive Team/DispForm.aspx?ID=29Assistant DirectorJonMooreAssistant Director for Recovery in Response and Recovery Operations29<div class="ExternalClass7D6B30AFCD2148C2BA57EDDF4F0FF8EE"><p>​While Jonathan is new to state government, he brings extensive management and relevant local government experience to his new post. Jonathan comes to us from Mendocino County where he most recently served in the Planning and Building Department.  Jonathan had previously retired from San Joaquin County as Chief Deputy Director of Community Development and after enjoying a brief retirement decided he wanted to continue his public service and joined the Planning and Building Department in Mendocino.  His experience in San Joaquin County included oversight of the department fiscal functions and budget, and many community development and planning functions including; CDBG funding, CEQA, Subdivision Map Act and General Plan issues. He oversaw the County’s transition to an automated GIS platform, digital imagery and web based permit process.  He brings a wealth of knowledge on administrative, fiscal, permitting and compliance processes, including that of having experienced the recovery process as a customer.  Jonathan is a graduate of Sacramento State, with a BA in Economics.</p></div>
Assistant Director and Superintendent http://www.caloes.ca.gov/NewsMediaSite/Lists/Executive Team/DispForm.aspx?ID=30Assistant Director and Superintendent AlexCabassaAssistant Director and Superintendent of the California Specialized Training Institute (CSTI). CSTI continues to be the premier training venue in the State of California for the training of firefighters, police officers and emergency management personnel. 30<div class="ExternalClassEE3175E986DB4371A674731A7F0F3C44"><p>​Alex Cabassa, 58, of Sacramento, was appointed June 27, 2016, as assistant director and superintendent of the California Specialized Training Institute in the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, where he has been a state training officer, administrative agent and deputy team leader for the Incident Support Team since 2013. Cabassa has been command sergeant major of the 115th Support Group and liaison officer at the California State Military Reserve since 2013. He was a state training officer for the California Emergency Management Agency from 2009 to 2013, a command sergeant major for the California State Military Reserve from 2003 to 2013 and a state administrative agent for training at the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security from 2003 to 2009. Cabassa was operation sergeant at California National Guard Youth Programs from 1998 to 2003 and served in the U.S. Army from 1976 to 1998, retiring as an infantry command sergeant major. </p></div>

 

 

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