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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


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

Executive Officer

NOAA Public Affairs Officer
Dennis Feltgen [Bio]

Administrative Officer
Jannette Perez


Administrative Assistant
Petra Gonzalez

Hurricane Specialist Unit (HSU)

Branch Chief
Michael Brennan, Ph.D. [Bio]

Senior Hurricane Specialists
Lixion Avila, Ph.D. [Bio]
Jack Beven, 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]

U.S. Navy Hurricane Specialist
Dave Roberts

Tropical Analysis & Forecast Branch (TAFB)

Branch Chief

Lead Forecasters
Eric Christensen [Bio]
Andrew Levine
Jeffrey Lewitsky
Martin Nelson
Scott Stripling

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

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

Surface Analyst Interns
Evelyn Rivera-Acevedo

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
Matthew Onderlinde, Ph.D.
Matt Sardi
David Zelinsky [Bio]

Storm Surge Unit (SSU)

Team Lead
Jamie Rhome [Bio]

Storm Surge Specialist
Cody Fritz, Ph.D. [Bio]

Operations Manager
LTJG Phil Manougian – NOAA Commissioned Corps Officer

NOAA Contract Support
William Booth
Ethan Gibney
Michael Lowry
Laura Paulik
Tarah Sharon
Taylor Trogdon

Support Personnel

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

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

Library and Information Services
Gloria Aversano

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

Joint Hurricane Testbed (JHT)
Jose Salazar

GOES Tropical Applications Developer
Stephanie Stevenson

Administrative Support
Margaret Rodriguez