Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security Management
Chris Voss, Director
Chris is responsible for overall management and strategic direction of the Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security. He works with other public safety department directors to ensure coordination of planning and response efforts. Chris also manages the department's budget and grant efforts.
Anthony Alexiou, Operations Chief
Tony oversees the department's response efforts including alert and emergency management systems. His division is also responsible for conducting regular trainings and exercises to improve the county's ability to coordinate an effective response.
Chuck Crisostomo, Planning Chief
Chuck is responsible for the department's planning efforts including the County's emergency operations plan, mitigation plans, and continuity of operations plans. Additionally, Chuck's division coordinates the department's preparedness and community outreach efforts.
Debbie Greenwell, Finance and Administration
Debbie manages the department's finance and administrative responsibilities, including budgets, grant funds, and expense tracking.
Anthony Loconte, Program Manager
Tony is part of the operations division and his primary responsibilities include chairing the county's Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC), public warning and notification including administration of Alert Montgomery, and emergency operations center readiness. Additionally, Tony sits on the Maryland STORMREADY advisory board, manages the county's SKYWARN and STORMREADY programs, and provides guidance to the hazardous materials permitting program.
Barbara Moore, Hazmat Permitting Program Specialist
Barbara manages the county's hazardous materials use permit program, including helping businesses file online and pay their fees. The program is responsible for ensuring businesses are compliant with Executive Regulation 17-03.
Michael Goldfarb, Program Manager
Michael works on a number of planning projects including continuity of operations plans and emergency operations plans. He also helps coordinate community outreach efforts including presentations and material development. Additionally, Michael manages the content for the department's website and assits with WebEOC administration.
Kevin Grubbs, Program Manager
Kevin works on a variety of planning efforts including contributing to the Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA) and the Pre-Disaster Recovery Plan. He also assists with trainings and evacuation drills, as well as the day-to-day management of public warnings and alerts as an Alert Montgomery administrator.
Melissa Smith, Executive Assistant to the Director
Melissa serves as the Executive Assistant for Chris Voss. In addition, Melissa coordinates all of the administrative logistics for the office.
Jim McClelland, Program Manager
Jim works on a number of projects in the planning division, including plan development for damage assessment, debris management, and crisis communications. He also works with all Montgomery County Government departments in the development of their Continuity of Operations (COOP) plans, and participates in regional planning efforts in the National Capital Region.
Earl Stoddard, PhD, MPH, Health Planner (CHHS)
Earl works for The Center of Health and Homeland Security as a contractor to OEMHS. Earl manages several health and emergency medical response-related grant initiatives within the planning division. Earl also supports numerous other planning efforts within the department and provides guidance on the strategic direction of planning efforts.
Orit Zeevi Bell, Grants Management (CHHS)
Orit works for The Center for Health and Homeland Security as a contractor to OEMHS. She assists with grants administration and works on research and legal projects as they arise.
Mehrab Karim, Regional Planner (CHHS)
Mehrab works for The Center for Health and Homeland Security as a contractor to OEMHS. Mehrab works with other regional planners to coordinate planning efforts in the National Capital Region. Mehrab is also working on an update to the county's mitigation plan.
Matthias Miziorko, GIS Specialist (CHHS)
Matthias works for The Center for Health and Homeland Security as a contractor to OEMHS. He is responsible for using Geographic Information System (GIS) software and its associated spatial data to support day-to-day and emergency operations within the office.
Becky Zorn, Community Outreach Coordinator (CHHS)
Becky works for The Center for Health and Homeland Security as a contractor to OEMHS. She coordinates outreach efforts to promote emergency preparedness within the community.