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National Hurricane Center Staff


Contact information may be found at the NOAA Staff Directory or DOC Person Finder.
A monthly Q & A series with NHC employees is also available.


Office of the Director

Director
Rick Knabb, Ph.D. [Bio]

Deputy Director
Ed Rappaport, Ph.D. [Bio]

Executive Officer
Christopher Burr

NOAA Public Affairs Officer
Dennis Feltgen [Bio]

Administrative Officer
Jannette Perez

Secretary
vacant

Administrative Assistant
Petra Gonzalez

Hurricane Specialist Unit (HSU)

Branch Chief
James Franklin [Bio]

Senior Hurricane Specialists
Lixion Avila, Ph.D. [Bio]
Jack Beven, Ph.D. [Bio]
Michael Brennan, Ph.D. [Bio]
Daniel Brown [Bio] – Warning Coordination Meteorologist (WCM)
Richard Pasch, Ph.D. [Bio]
Stacy R. Stewart [Bio]

Hurricane Specialists
Robbie Berg [Bio]
Eric Blake [Bio]
John Cangialosi [Bio]
Todd Kimberlain [Bio]

U.S. Navy Hurricane Specialist
Dave Roberts

Tropical Analysis & Forecast Branch (TAFB)

Branch Chief
Hugh Cobb

Lead Forecasters
Eric Christensen [Bio]
Jeffery Lewitsky
Martin Nelson
Scott Stripling
vacant

Forecasters
Jorge Aguirre-Echevarria
Andrew Latto
Andrew Levine
Carl McElroy
Dan Mundell
Gladys Rubio [Bio]

Surface Analyst Forecasters
Mike Formosa
Marshall Huffman
Nelsie Ramos, Ph.D. [Bio]
Mike Tichacek
vacant

Surface Analyst Interns
Evelyn Rivera-Acevedo
vacant



Technology & Science Branch (TSB)

Branch Chief
Mark DeMaria, Ph.D. [Bio]

Science and Operations Officer (SOO)
Christopher Landsea, Ph.D. [Bio]

Programming and Software Development
Monica Bozeman
Craig Mattocks, Ph.D.
Christopher Mello
Matt Sardi
David Zelinsky
vacant

Storm Surge Unit (SSU)

Team Lead
Jamie Rhome [Bio]

NOAA Contract Support
William Booth
Cody Fritz
Ethan Gibney
Laura Paulik
Tarah Sharon
Taylor Trogdon
Brian Zachry, Ph.D. [Bio]


Support Personnel

Chief, Aerial Reconnaissance Coordination, All Hurricanes (CARCAH)
Steve Feuer
Warren Madden [Bio]
John Pavone – Chief [Bio]

FEMA/Department of Homeland Security
Matthew Green
Tiffany Hersey [Bio]

Library and Information Services
Gloria Aversano

Hurricane Forecast Improvement Project (HFIP)
Matt Onderlinde, Ph.D.
Andrew Penny, Ph.D.
Jeri Lynn Schwietert Livingston [Bio]
Anu Simon, Ph.D.

Joint Hurricane Testbed (JHT)
Jose Salazar

Administrative Support
Margaret Rodriguez

Atlantic Hurricane Database Reanalysis Project
Sandy Delgado