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Directorhttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/NewsMediaSite/Lists/Executive Team/DispForm.aspx?ID=4DirectorMarkGhilarducciDirector serves as the Governor’s Homeland Security Advisor and oversees statewide public safety, emergency management, emergency communications, counter-terrorism efforts and the State Threat Assessment System.4<div class="ExternalClassE6AD10A79F124954BC7BD9D9EB737653">Mark S. Ghilarducci serves as the Director of the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) within the Office of Governor Gavin Newsom.  Ghilarducci was appointed January 8, 2019 by Governor Newsom to continue his service as Director, following his appointment on July 1, 2013 by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.  Ghilarducci also previously served as Secretary of the California Emergency Management Agency, appointed in February 2012 by Governor Brown. <br> <br>As a member of the Cabinet, Director Ghilarducci serves as the Governor’s Homeland Security Advisor and oversees statewide public safety, emergency management, emergency communications, counter-terrorism efforts and the State Threat Assessment System.<br> <br>In 2000, Ghilarducci was appointed Deputy Director of the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services where he oversaw statewide emergency operations, planning and training.  Ghilarducci also previously served as a Federal Coordinating Officer (FCO) with the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) under President William J. Clinton.<br> <br>Prior to his appointments at Cal OES and FEMA, Director Ghilarducci served as Deputy State Fire Chief at Cal OES, where he oversaw Special Operations, including the State Urban Search & Rescue Response System.  He has more than 30 years of experience and diversified service in public safety and government management at the local, state and federal levels and spent over twelve years working around the world, in the private sector.  <br> <br>In addition to his duties serving as Director of the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, Director Ghilarducci is designated by the Governor as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the California Earthquake Authority (CEA), and he serves on the Executive Committee of the National Governor’s Association-Governor’s Homeland Security Advisory Council; the Environmental Information Services Working Group of the Advisory Council to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA); the State Board of Fire Services; and the Board of the Western States Seismic Policy Council (WSSPC).  <br> <br>Director Ghilarducci holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of California at Davis and is a graduate of the Fellowship Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government at the John F Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.<br> <br></div>
Chief Deputy Directorhttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/NewsMediaSite/Lists/Executive Team/DispForm.aspx?ID=3Chief Deputy DirectorChristinaCurryChief Deputy Director plans, coordinates and administers through staff, the effective and efficient operations of the programs and systems within the agency. 3<div class="ExternalClassAA767BE554414FE2A6DA961939066779"><p></p></div><p>Chief 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. Prior to her current position she served as Deputy Director of Planning, Preparedness and Prevention. With more than 30 years in Emergency Management, Curry has provided response efforts to more than 30 federally declared disasters and more than 75 state proclaimed events.<br></p>
Chief of Staffhttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/NewsMediaSite/Lists/Executive Team/DispForm.aspx?ID=40Chief of StaffTimothyPerryChief of Staff oversees day-to-day operations as well as strategic focus and operational efficiency.40<div class="ExternalClass3C1AEE8801DB49B587E2842ABE5F4447"><p>Timothy Perry is Chief of Staff. Prior to joining CalOES, Perry was an attorney in private practice. Perry also has served an assistant US attorney and is the recipient of numerous professional commendations, including from the Department of Homeland Security and US Department of Justice. <br><br></p></div>
Chief, Office of Private Sector/ Non-Governmental Organization Coordinationhttps://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 is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with businesses, 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>
Deputy Director; Recovery Operationshttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/NewsMediaSite/Lists/Executive Team/DispForm.aspx?ID=45Deputy Director; Recovery OperationsRyanBurasDeputy Director of Recovery Operations oversees the coordination and implementation of all federal and state programs that assist communities to recover, rebuild, and build resilience against the effects of disasters and emergencies.45<div class="ExternalClass284A300957D44396ABF311F430993790"><p>​Deputy Director of Recovery Operations oversees the coordination and implementation of all federal and state programs that assist communities to recover, rebuild, and build resilience against the effects of disasters and emergencies.<br></p></div>
Deputy Director; Crisis Communication and Public Affairshttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/NewsMediaSite/Lists/Executive Team/DispForm.aspx?ID=44Deputy Director; Crisis Communication and Public AffairsBrianFergusonDeputy Director of Crisis Communication and Public Affairs is responsible for all public communication, education, and media relations during response, recovery, and in preparation for disasters and emergencies.44<div class="ExternalClass04EB824AA8D74104A9765BD5782F013D"><p>​Brian Ferguson is deputy director of Crisis Communications and Public Affairs.<br></p></div>
Assistant Director for Responsehttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/NewsMediaSite/Lists/Executive Team/DispForm.aspx?ID=38Assistant Director for ResponseEricLamoureuxAssistant Director for Response oversees both statewide and regional operations that include the State Operations Center, California State Warning Center, and the Cal OES Inland, Coastal and Southern Region offices.38<div class="ExternalClass639D234DA414472C9BD823D6A4903056"><p>​Eric Lamoureux is the Assistant Director for Response. Prior to his current position he has held several positions within the agency, including acting Deputy Director of Finance and Administration, Inland Regional Administration and Chief of Media Relations.<br></p></div>
Deputy Director - Logistics Managementhttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/NewsMediaSite/Lists/Executive Team/DispForm.aspx?ID=12Deputy Director - Logistics ManagementMitchMedigovichDeputy Director of Logistics Management oversees Disaster Logistics Planning and Coordination, Procurement and Logistical Services, Information Technology, and Public Safety Communications.12<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>
Deputy Director of Homeland Securityhttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/NewsMediaSite/Lists/Executive Team/DispForm.aspx?ID=46Deputy Director of Homeland SecurityTomOsborneDeputy Director of Homeland Security directs and oversees statewide homeland security programs and policy, to include implementation of the California Homeland Security Strategy, the State Threat Assessment System, and the California Cybersecurity Integration Center. He also oversees several of the Governor’s Task Forces, to include Cybersecurity, Creating Safer Communities, Election Security, and Maritime Security. 46<div class="ExternalClassA87658ECDFA7429586E25DC9536498C9"><p>​Tom Osborne is deputy director of homeland security for the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services. Osborne has served in several positions at the Federal Bureau of Investigation since 1996, most recently as assistant special agent in charge of its National Security Branch in Sacramento. Tom was appointed to his position on September 19, 2019.<br><br></p></div>
Chief Counselhttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/NewsMediaSite/Lists/Executive Team/DispForm.aspx?ID=36Chief CounselAlexPalChief Counsel oversees all legal affairs for the office and advises on navigating legalities associated with emergency services, homeland security, public safety communications, and all phases of emergency management.36<div class="ExternalClass509E0EC9A3A248CAB050015943ADC3CD"><p>​Alex Pal is Chief Counsel. Prior to his current position Pal was Assistant Chief Counsel for the agency.<br></p></div>
Chief, ​Office of Legislative and External Affairshttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/NewsMediaSite/Lists/Executive Team/DispForm.aspx?ID=22Chief, ​Office of Legislative and External AffairsReggieSalvadorChief of Legislative and External Affairs focuses on 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.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, Office of Access and Functional Needshttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/NewsMediaSite/Lists/Executive Team/DispForm.aspx?ID=25Chief, Office of Access and Functional NeedsL. VanceTaylorChief of Access and Functional Needs 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, 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>

 

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