This page provides information about the Office of the Regional Administrator.
- Thomas Von Essen, Regional Administrator
- Dr. Ahsha Tribble, Deputy Regional Administrator, Region II
- Joseph Hof, Acting Regional Counsel
- Donald Caetano, External Affairs Director
Federal Coordinating Officers
For each presidentially-declared disaster or emergency the FEMA Administrator or Deputy Administrator, on behalf of the President, appoints a Federal Coordinating Officer (FCO) to manage the Federal response, recovery, and mitigation operations. Together with the State Coordinating Officer (SCO), the FCO implements response and recovery operations and coordinates efforts with involved Federal, State, Tribal and local government agencies as well as charities, nonprofit organizations and the private sector. The FCO and SCO collaborate to assess damage, identify and prioritize survivors’ needs, and manage the full range of programs and resources required to carry out the immediate response and long-term recovery.
Through Field Offices, Disaster Recovery Centers and Disaster Survivor Assistance Teams, the FCO advises individuals, families, and businesses about available Federal disaster assistance. Most importantly, the FCO establishes an environment consistent with FEMA’s core values of compassion, fairness, integrity and respect in all disaster assistance activities.
Region II’s Federal Coordinating Officers: