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Directorhttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/NewsMediaSite/Lists/Executive Team/DispForm.aspx?ID=4DirectorMarkGhilarducciDirector4<div class="ExternalClassE6AD10A79F124954BC7BD9D9EB737653"></div>Mark Ghilarducci serves as the Director of the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) within the Office of Governor Gavin Newsom.  Ghilarducci was appointed January 8, 2019 by Governor Newsom to continue his service as Director, following his appointment on July 1, 2013 by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.  Ghilarducci also previously served as Secretary of the California Emergency Management Agency, appointed in February 2012 by Governor Brown.  <br>  <br>As a member of the Cabinet, Director Ghilarducci serves as the Governor’s Homeland Security Advisor and oversees statewide public safety, emergency management, emergency communications, counter-terrorism efforts and the State Threat Assessment System. <br> <br>In 2000, Ghilarducci was appointed Deputy Director of the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services where he oversaw statewide emergency operations, planning and training.  Ghilarducci also previously served as a Federal Coordinating Officer (FCO) with the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) under President William J. Clinton. <br> <br>Prior to his appointments at Cal OES and FEMA, Director Ghilarducci served as Deputy State Fire Chief at Cal OES, where he oversaw Special Operations, including the State Urban Search & Rescue Response System.  He has more than 30 years of experience and diversified service in public safety and government management at the local, state and federal levels and spent over twelve years in the private sector, working in security & crisis management around the world. <br> <br>In addition to his duties serving as Director of the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, Director Ghilarducci is designated by the Governor as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the California Earthquake Authority (CEA) and as Chairman of the California Catastrophic Response Council.  He also serves on the Executive <br>Committee of the National Governor’s Association (NGA)-Governor’s Homeland Security Advisory Council; the Environmental Information Services Working Group of the Advisory Council to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA); the State Board of Fire Services; and the Board of the Western States Seismic Policy Council (WSSPC).   <br>  <br>Director Ghilarducci holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of California at Davis and is a graduate of the Fellowship Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government at the John F Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. <br>
Chief Deputy Directorhttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/NewsMediaSite/Lists/Executive Team/DispForm.aspx?ID=3Chief Deputy DirectorChristinaCurryChief Deputy Director3<div class="ExternalClassAA767BE554414FE2A6DA961939066779"><p></p></div><p>Chief Deputy Director which includes directing disaster response and recovery operations, assigning state resources as necessary, managing the coordination of state and federal resources, as well as local mutual aid resources. Prior to her current position she served as Deputy Director of Planning, Preparedness and Prevention. With more than 30 years in Emergency Management, Curry has provided response efforts to more than 30 federally declared disasters and more than 75 state proclaimed events.<br></p>
Deputy Director; Recovery Operationshttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/NewsMediaSite/Lists/Executive Team/DispForm.aspx?ID=45Deputy Director; Recovery OperationsRyanBurasDeputy Director of Recovery Operations45<div class="ExternalClass284A300957D44396ABF311F430993790"><p>​Deputy Director of Recovery Operations oversees the coordination and implementation of all federal and state programs that assist communities to recover, rebuild, and build resilience against the effects of disasters and emergencies.<br></p></div>
Deputy Director; Crisis Communication and Public Affairshttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/NewsMediaSite/Lists/Executive Team/DispForm.aspx?ID=44Deputy Director; Crisis Communication and Public AffairsBrianFergusonDeputy Director of Crisis Communication and Public Affairs44<div class="ExternalClass04EB824AA8D74104A9765BD5782F013D"><p>​As the Deputy Director of Crisis Communications and Public Affairs  Brian Ferguson is responsible for all public communication, education, and media relations during response, recovery, and in preparation for disasters and emergencies.<br><br></p></div>
Deputy Director - Logistics Managementhttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/NewsMediaSite/Lists/Executive Team/DispForm.aspx?ID=12Deputy Director - Logistics ManagementMitchMedigovichDeputy Director of Logistics Management 12<div class="ExternalClass31D1F4E9E40643EBB4EFBC1782E82CA0"><p>As Deputy Director of Logistics Management, Mitch Medigovich oversees Disaster Logistics Planning and Coordination, Procurement and Logistical Services, Information Technology, and Public Safety Communications.<br><br>​Medigovich has been chief of staff at the California Military Department since 2011. He was a brigade commander for the United States Army from 2010 to 2011 and director at Army Aviation Safety Program from 2005 to 2010. </p><p>Medigovich was inspector general at the California Military Department from 2002 to 2003 and deputy chief of staff and logistics at the California Military Department, 49th Combat Support Command from 2000 to 2002.</p></div>
Deputy Director of Planning, Preparedness and Preventionhttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/NewsMediaSite/Lists/Executive Team/DispForm.aspx?ID=51Deputy Director of Planning, Preparedness and PreventionLoriNezhuraDeputy Director of Planning, Preparedness and Prevention51<div class="ExternalClass77A58F0157374658A807F75BFB2E9DFE"><p><span style="color:#201f1e;font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:14px;background-color:#ffffff;">Deputy Director of Planning, Preparedness and Prevention at the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, where she has served as Legislative Coordination Manager since 2014. </span><span data-markjs="true" class="markaxoa9ghko" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:14px;line-height:inherit;font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;color:#201f1e;background-color:#ffffff;">Nezhura</span><span style="color:#201f1e;font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:14px;background-color:#ffffff;"> held several positions at the California Student Aid Commission, including Customer Solutions and Training Manager from 2013 to 2014, Legislative Director and Legislative Liaison from 2009 to 2013 and Legislative, Policy and Financial Analyst from 2006 to 2009. </span><span data-markjs="true" class="markaxoa9ghko" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:14px;line-height:inherit;font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;color:#201f1e;background-color:#ffffff;">Nezhura</span><span style="color:#201f1e;font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:14px;background-color:#ffffff;"> was a Teacher at a Carden Christian Academy from 1996 to 2006. She was an English as a Second Language Teacher in Saitama Prefecture, Japan from 1994 to 1996.</span><br></p></div>
Deputy Director of Homeland Securityhttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/NewsMediaSite/Lists/Executive Team/DispForm.aspx?ID=46Deputy Director of Homeland SecurityTomOsborneDeputy Director of Homeland Security46<div class="ExternalClassA87658ECDFA7429586E25DC9536498C9"><p>Deputy Director of Homeland Security directs and oversees statewide homeland security programs and policy, to include implementation of the California Homeland Security Strategy, the State Threat Assessment System, and the California Cybersecurity Integration Center. He also oversees several of the Governor’s Task Forces, to include Cybersecurity, Creating Safer Communities, Election Security, and Maritime Security. <br></p><p>Tom Osborne is deputy director of homeland security for the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services. Osborne has served in several positions at the Federal Bureau of Investigation since 1996, most recently as assistant special agent in charge of its National Security Branch in Sacramento. Tom was appointed to his position on September 19, 2019.<br><br></p></div>
Chief Counselhttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/NewsMediaSite/Lists/Executive Team/DispForm.aspx?ID=36Chief CounselAlexPalChief Counsel36<div class="ExternalClass509E0EC9A3A248CAB050015943ADC3CD"><p>As Chief Counsel, Alex Pal oversees all legal affairs for the office and advises on navigating legalities associated with emergency services, homeland security, public safety communications, and all phases of emergency management.​</p><p>Prior to his current position Pal was Assistant Chief Counsel for the agency.<br></p></div>
Chief, ​Office of Legislative and External Affairshttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/NewsMediaSite/Lists/Executive Team/DispForm.aspx?ID=22Chief, ​Office of Legislative and External AffairsReggieSalvadorChief of Legislative and External Affairs22<div class="ExternalClassBC1B19AE1CBE4D30B4C110870FFC3AFE"><p>​Reggie Salvador is the Chief of Legislative and External Affairs at the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES). Mr. Salvador collaborates with local, State and federal elected and non-elected officials, executive management from the private sector, non-governmental organizations, philanthropists and other community-based stakeholders to develop and implement emergency management and homeland security projects and programs.<br></p><p>From 2004 to 2011, Mr. Salvador was Program Director for James Lee Witt Associates. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the most devastating natural disaster in U.S. history, Mr. Salvador advised the Governor of the State of Louisiana in developing all gubernatorial policy initiatives post-hurricane for implementation such as the creation of the Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP).</p></div>

 

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