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Updated: July 27, 2015

NOAA/NTHMP Leadership

Aimee Devaris, NTHMP Chair -- NOAA/NWS Alaska Region Director
Mike Angove, NWS Tsunami Program Manager -- NOAA/NWS Headquarters
Rocky Lopes, NTHMP Administrator -- NOAA/NWS Tsunami Program, NOAA/NWS Headquarters

Mitigation & Education Subcommittee


  • Tamra Biasco, Co-Chair/FEMA Region 10
  • Laura Kong, Co-Chair/International Tsunami Information Center
  • Kevin Miller, Co-Chair/California Office of Emergency Services
Vinnie Atofau, American Samoa Dept. of Homeland Security & Emergency Management
Mona Barnes, U.S. Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency
Ann Gravier, Alaska Dept. of Homeland Security & Emergency Management
Cindi Preller, NWS Alaska Region
Cindy Pridmore, California Geological Survey
Christa Rabenold, NWS HQ Tsunami Program
Wilfredo Ramos, Puerto Rico State Emergency Management Organization>
Kevin Richards, Hawaii Emergency Management Agency
Althea Rizzo, Oregon Emergency Management
John Schelling, Washington Emergency Management Division
Chayne Sparagowski, Coastal Bend (Texas) Council of Governments
Christa VonHillebrandt-Andrade, NWS Caribbean Tsunami Warning Program
Nate Wood, U.S. Geological Survey

Mapping and Modeling Subcommittee


  • Kara Gately, Co-Chair/National Tsunami Warning Center
  • Dmitry Nicolsky, Co-Chair/University of Alaska
Kwok Fai Cheung, University of Hawaii
Marie Eble, NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Lab
Stephan Grilli, University of Rhode Island
Chip Guard, Guam NWS Weather Forecast Office
Victor Huerfano, Puerto Rico Seismic Network
Juan Horillo, Texas A&M University at Galveston
Jim Kirby, University of Delaware
Alyssa Manis, Texas A&M University at Galveston
Stephanie Ross, U.S. Geological Survey
Vasily Titov, NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Lab
Tim Walsh, Washington Department of Natural Resources
Rick Wilson, California Geological Survey


For MES Meeting
Alex Tardy, Warning Coordination Meteorologist, NWS San Diego WFO
Mark Benthien, Southern California Earthquake Center at USC
Karen Parmalee, Oregon Emergency Management
Jeri Siegel, California Office of Emergency Services

For MMS Meeting
Kelly Stroker, National Center for Environmental Information (NCEI, formerly NGDC)

Meeting Support and Logistics Contact

Rocky Lopes, phone 301-427-9380
NOAA/National Weather Service, Tsunami Program

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