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Office of the Administrator

The Office of the Administrator contains program offices that directly support the Administrator and Deputy Administrator in the performance of their duties, as well as several program offices that provide agency-wide coordination, guidance, and oversight on key topics.

Deanne Criswell

Deanne Criswell, FEMA Administrator

Erik A. Hooks

Erik Hooks, Deputy Administrator

Michael Coen

Michael Coen, Chief of Staff

Jenna Peters

Jenna Peters, Deputy Chief of Staff

DHS Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships fosters partnerships between government and faith-based organizations to increase the nation’s resilience by creating trust and developing relationships.

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Marcus Coleman, Director

Nicole C. Wood

Nicole C. Wood, Deputy Director

Disability Integration and Coordination

The Office of Disability Integration and Coordination helps FEMA deliver the agency’s shared mission of helping people before, during and after disasters in ways that maximize the inclusion of, and accessibility for, people with disabilities.

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Christopher Lagan, Deputy Director

Civil Rights

The Office of Civil Rights serves the agency and the nation by supporting a discrimination-free work place and equal access to FEMA programs and services, for all disaster survivors.

Leslie Saucedo

Leslie Saucedo, Director

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Andrea Bynum, Deputy Director

External Affairs

The Office of External Affairs engages, informs and educates our partners and the public to achieve the FEMA mission of helping people before, during and after disasters.

Justin Knighten

Justin Knighten, Associate Administrator

Lucas Hitt

Lucas Hitt, Deputy Associate Administrator

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Vacant, Press Secretary

Kelbie Kennedy

Kelbie Kennedy, National Tribal Affairs Advocate

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Patricia Pudwill, Small State and Rural Advocate

Margarita Varela Rosa, Director, Congressional Affairs

Margarita Varela Rosa, Director, Congressional Affairs

Jaclyn Rothenberg

Jaclyn Rothenberg, Director, Public Affairs and Planning


The Office of the Chief Financial Officer's mission is to build an empowered, experienced and engaged workforce, promote organizational alignment and collaboration, and mature and optimize business processes.

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Mary Comans, Chief Financial Officer

Monroe "Neal" Jr.

Monroe "Neal" Jr., Deputy Chief Financial Officer

Thom Layou

Thom Layou, Assistant Administrator, Budget

Gregory Teets

Greg Teets, Assistant Administrator, Financial Management

Christopher Kraft

Christopher Kraft, Assistant Administrator, Financial Systems

Intelligence and Threat Analysis

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Jeffrey Afman, Director

Malia Collins

Malia Collins, Deputy Director (Acting)

Law Enforcement Engagement and Integration

The Office of Law Enforcement and Integration enhances communication and coordination between FEMA and the law enforcement community by enabling synchronization of initiatives that involve law enforcement and security activities.

Perry Tarrant

Perry Tarrant, Director

National Capital Region Coordination

The Office of the National Capital Region Coordination conducts preparedness, planning, and operational activities and provides leadership and coordination within the National Capital Region to synchronize and integrate the whole community in executing homeland security and emergency management activities.

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Kim Kadesch, Director

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Kenneth Wall, Deputy Director

National Continuity Programs

The Office of National Continuity Programs guide the planning, implementation and assessment of continuity programs that enable federal, state, local, tribal and territorial governments to continue performance of essential functions and deliver critical services across a broad spectrum of emergencies when normal operations are disrupted.

Michael S. George

Michael George, Associate Administrator

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Joseph "Andy" Couch, Deputy Associate Administrator (Acting)

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Donald E. Roth, Executive Administrator (Acting), Mount Weather Emergency Operations Center

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Adam Schuster, Director (Acting), DHS Continuity Division

Policy and Program Analysis

The Office of Policy and Program Analysis serves the department and agency with broad expertise and an objective, enterprise-wide view, providing exceptional consultation and customer service to help FEMA effectively evaluate, decide, govern, and execute its strategic goals.

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Cynthia Spishak, Associate Administrator

Angela Gladwell

Angela R. Gladwell, Deputy Associate Administrator (Acting)

Julie Waters

Julie Waters, Senior Technical Advisor for Data & Analytics

Professional Responsibility

The Office of Professional Responsibility ensures expeditious, fair, and objective follow up and resolution of all allegations of employee misconduct and assists FEMA in building a culture that reflects our core values of compassion, fairness, integrity and respect for our employees and those we serve.

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Lauren Kaufer, Director

Jessica Samuel

Jessica Samuel, Deputy Director

Chief Counsel

The Office of Chief Counsel is responsible for ensuring that the agency carries out its statutory responsibilities, advising on policies and regulations, and representing the agency in litigation.

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Adrian Sevier, Chief Counsel

Michael Cameron

Michael Cameron, Principal Deputy Chief Counsel

Joshua Stanton

Joshua Stanton, Deputy Chief Counsel for General Law

Carol Ann Adamcik

Carol Ann Adamcik, Deputy Chief Counsel for Operations

Mission Support

Mission Support delivers quality, mission-focused business excellence across five lines of business, which include human resources; information technology; facilities and administrative services; security; and procurement.

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Eric Leckey
, Associate Administrator

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Tami Franklin, Deputy Associate Administrator


The Office of the Chief Administrative Officer manages FEMA facilities; occupational safety, health, and environmental programs; information management; accountable property; and other support services to enable FEMA’s mission success.

Alexandra Travis

Alexandra "Ali" Travis, Chief Administrative Officer

Justo "Tito" Hernandez

Justo "Tito" Hernandez, Deputy Chief Administrative Officer

Andre Pennardt

Dr. Andre Pennardt, Chief Medical Officer

Human Capital

The Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer provides oversight, direction, and operational support for an integrated program of recruitment, hiring, training, leadership development, performance management, employee benefits and work-life programs for the FEMA workforce.

Paige Hinkle-Bowles

Paige Hinkle-Bowles, Chief Human Capital Officer

Beth Hough

Beth Hough, Deputy Chief for Operations

Jason Arnold

Jason Arnold, Deputy Chief for Strategic Solutions

Information Technology

The Office of the Chief Information Officer provides enterprise IT services vital to carrying out FEMA’s mission for both disaster survivors and our employees. This includes providing secure IT capabilities so that FEMA IT is “always ready” to support our stakeholders and workforce.

Charles “Charlie” R. Armstrong

Charles “Charlie” R. Armstrong, Chief Information Officer

Katherine Ebersole

Katherine Ebersole, Deputy Chief Information Officer of Operations (Acting)

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Scott Bowman, Deputy Chief Information Officer

Dr. Gregory Edwards

Dr. Gregory Edwards, Chief Information Security Officer

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Randolf “Randy” Steiner, Chief Technology Officer (Acting)


The Office of the Chief Procurement Officer's mission is to deliver the best business solutions by providing a full range of acquisition services to FEMA programs, partners and the survivor community considerate of the laws, rules and regulations that govern the federal acquisition process in a manner that is directly focused on the mission of FEMA.

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Bobby McCane, Chief Procurement Officer

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Vacant, Deputy Chief Procurement Officer


The Office of Chief Security Officer provides comprehensive and values-based security services, programs and activities designed to protect FEMA personnel, facilities, information and equipment, and to mitigate the risk of loss to the government due to fraudulent activities.

Josh Bornstein

Josh Bornstein, Chief Security Officer

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Brian Given, Deputy Chief Security Officer (Acting)

Regional Offices

FEMA consists of ten regions in the continental United States and territories.

Region 1

Region 1 includes Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont and 10 Tribal Nations.

Lori Ehrlich

Lori Ehrlich, Region 1 Administrator

Jarrett Devine

Jarrett W. Devine, Region 1 Deputy Administrator

Region 2

Region 2 includes New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and eight Tribal Nations.

David Warrington

David Warrington, Region 2 Administrator

Andrew D’Amora

Andrew D’Amora, Region 2 Deputy Administrator

Region 3

Region 3 includes Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, District of Columbia, West Virginia and seven Tribal Nations.

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MaryAnn E. Tierney, Region 3 Administrator

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Lilian Hutchinson, Region 3 Deputy Administrator

Region 4

Region 4 includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and six Tribal Nations.

Robert Samaan

Robert Samaan, Region 4 Administrator

Robert P. Ashe

Robert P. Ashe, Region 4 Deputy Administrator

Region 5

Region 5 includes Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin and 34 Tribal Nations.

Thomas C. Sivak

Thomas C. Sivak, Region 5 Administrator

Michael Chesney

Michael Chesney, Region 5 Deputy Administrator

Region 6

Region 6 includes Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas and 68 Tribal Nations.

Tony Robinson

Tony Robinson, Region 6 Administrator

Traci Brasher

Traci Brasher, Region 6 Deputy Administrator

Region 7

Region 7 includes Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and 9 Tribal Nations.

Andrea Spillars

Andrea Spillars, Region 7 Administrator

Catherine Sanders

Catherine Sanders, Region 7 Deputy Administrator

Region 8

Region 8 includes Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming and 29 Tribal Nations.

Nancy Dragani

Nancy Dragani, Region 8 Administrator

Katherine Fox

Katherine Fox, Region 8 Deputy Administrator

Region 9

Region 9 includes Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Guam, American Samoa, Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, Republic of Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia and 150 Tribal Nations.

Robert Fenton

Robert J. Fenton, Region 9 Administrator

Leadership - Tammy Littrell

Tammy Littrell, Region 9 Deputy Administrator

Region 10

Region 10 includes Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington and 271 Tribal Nations.

Willie Nunn

Willie G. Nunn, Region 10 Administrator

Leadership - Vincent Maykovich

Vincent J. Maykovich, Region 10 Deputy Administrator


FEMA Resilience prepares communities, reduces suffering, and speeds recovery.

Victoria Salinas

Victoria Salinas, Senior Official Performing the Duties of Deputy Administrator

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Robin Keegan, Associate Administrator (Acting)

Christopher Logan

Chris Logan, Deputy Associate Administrator

Samantha Medlock

Samantha Medlock, Assistant Administrator, Office of Resilience Strategy

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Lester Ingol, Assistant Administrator, Office of Business Management

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Donna Defrancesco, Assistant Administrator, Office of Environmental and Historic Preservation

Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration

The Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration manages the National Flood Insurance Program and a range of programs designed to mitigate against future losses from all hazards including floods, earthquakes, tornadoes, and other natural disasters.

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David Maurstad, Assistant Administrator, Federal Insurance

Jeffrey Jackson

Jeffrey Jackson, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Federal Insurance

Derrick Heibert

Derrick Hiebert, Assistant Administrator, Mitigation

Eric Letvin

Eric Letvin, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Mitigation

Nick Shufro

Nick Shufro, Assistant Administrator (Acting), Risk Management


The Grant Programs Directorate delivers and supports grant programs that help the nation before, during, and after disasters in order to make the country more resilient​.

Pamela Williams

Pamela Williams, Assistant Administrator

Bob Farmer

Robert A. Farmer, Deputy Assistant Administrator (Acting)

Stacey Street

Stacey Street, Director, Office of Grants Administration

Alonna Barnhart,

Alonna Barnhart, Director, Grants Technology

National Preparedness

The National Preparedness Directorate connects individuals, organizations, and communities with research and tools to build and sustain capabilities to prepare for any disaster or emergency.

Stephanie Dobitsch

Stephanie Dobitsch, Assistant Administrator, National Preparedness Directorate

Erin C. Hoffman

Erin Hoffman, Deputy Assistant Administrator

Joel Doolin

Joel Doolin, Director, National Assessments & Integration

David Gudinas

David Gudinas, Director, National Exercises and Technological Hazards Division

Tony Russell,

Tony Russell, Superintendent, Center for Domestic Preparedness

Jeffrey D. Stern, Ph.D.

Jeffrey Stern, Superintendent, Emergency Management Institute

Response and Recovery

The Office of Response and Recovery provides guidance leadership and oversight to build, sustain and improve the coordination and delivery of support to citizens and state, local, tribal and territorial governments to save lives, reduce suffering, protect property and recover from all hazards.

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Keith Turi, Associate Administrator (Acting)

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Leiloni Stainsby, Deputy Associate Administrator (Acting)

Field Operations

Through our Field Operations Directorate , we ready and deploy the FEMA incident workforce in support of our mission to help people before, during, and after disasters.

Robert Sullivan

Robert Sullivan, Assistant Administrator (Acting)

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Thomas Connelly, Deputy Assistant Administrator (Acting)

Field Leadership Directorate

Through our Field Leadership Directorate, we ensure that FEMA has a dedicated cadre of professional, qualified, and experienced field leaders that coordinate federal support to communities impacted by natural disasters or other emergencies.

David Samaniego

David Samaniego, Assistant Administrator

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Rodrigus McAllister, National Incident Management Assistance Team Leader (Blue) (Acting)

Robert Patterson

Robert Patterson, Jr., National Incident Management Assistance Team Leader (Red)

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Gerard Stolar, National Incident Management Assistance Team Leader (White)

Jordan Nelms

Jordan Nelms, National Incident Management Assistance Team Leader (Homeland Security)


Logistics Management's mission is to deliver the right resources, at the right place, at the right time, to support state, local, tribal and territorial governments.

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Jeffrey Dorko, Assistant Administrator

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Carla Gammon, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Support

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Julia Moline, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Operations


The Recovery office provides assistance to individuals and communities overwhelmed by all hazards, including acts of terrorism, natural disasters or other emergencies.

Colt Hagmaier

Colt Hagmaier, Assistant Administrator

Paul Judso

Paul Judson, Deputy Assistant Administrator

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Robert Pesapane, Division Director, Public Assistance Division

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Bob Grimley, Acting Deputy Director, Public Assistance Division

Frank Matranga

Frank Matranga, Director, Individual Assistance Division

Elizabeth Ashe

Dr. Elizabeth Asche, Deputy Director, Individual Assistance Division

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Zachary Usher, Deputy Director, Individual Assistance Division

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Grace Lee, Director, Interagency Coordination Division


The Response office provides the core, coordinated federal operational response capability needed to save and sustain lives, minimize suffering and protect property in a timely and effective manner in communities that become overwhelmed by natural disasters, acts of terrorism or other emergencies.

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John Rabin, Assistant Administrator

Matthew Payne

Matthew Payne, Deputy Assistant Administrator

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Eric Edwards, Director, Disaster Emergency Communications Division

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Vacant, Director, Planning and Exercise Division

Jeremy L. Greenberg

Jeremy L. Greenberg, Director, Operations Division

U.S. Fire Administration

The U.S. Fire Administration supports and strengthens fire and emergency medical services and stakeholders to prepare for, prevent, mitigate and respond to all hazards.

Dr. Lori Moore-Merrell

Dr. Lori Moore-Merrell, Administrator

Leadership - Tonya Hoover

Tonya Hoover, Deputy Administrator

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