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With over 38 million residents (12 percent of the US population), the State of California is the most populous state in the nation and has the third largest land area among the states (163,695 square miles). California is culturally, ethnically, economically, ecologically, and politically diverse, and maintains the eighth largest economy in the world with 13 percent of the U.S. gross domestic product. California also faces numerous risks and threats to our people, property, economy, environment and is prone to earthquakes, floods, significant wildfires, prolonged drought impacts, public health emergencies, cybersecurity attacks, agricultural and animal disasters, as well threats to homeland security. Cal OES takes a proactive approach to addressing these risks, threats, and vulnerabilities that form the basis of our mission and has been tested through real events, as well as comprehensive exercises that help us maintain our state of readiness to plan for and mitigate impacts.

Cal OES Director Mark Ghiraladucci

Mark Ghilarducci

Director
Homeland Security Advisor

Christina Curry

Chief Deputy Director
Operations

Lisa Mangat

Chief Deputy Director
Policy & Administration

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California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services

3650 Schriever Ave, Mather, CA 95655

(916) 845-8510

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Jennifer Bollinger

Jennifer Bollinger

Cal OES
Chief Counsel

Ryan Buras

Ryan Buras

Deputy Director
Recovery Operations

Abby Browning

Abby Browning

Chief
Private Sector & NGO Coordination

Michael Crews

Michael Crews

Chief
Information Technology

Brian Ferguson

Brian Ferguson

Deputy Director
Public Information 

Marvin Green

Marvin Green

Deputy Director
Logistics Management

Lori Nezhura

Lori Nezhura

Deputy Director
Planning, Preparedness, Prevention

Tom Osborne

Tom Osborne

Deputy Director
Homeland Security

Eric Swanson

Eric Swanson

Deputy Director
Finance & Administration

Ed Westfall

Edward Westfall

Deputy Director
Response Operations

Reggie Salvador

Reggie Salvador

Chief
Legislative & External Affairs

Vance Taylor

Vance Taylor

Chief
Access & Functional Needs