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Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security

Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security Management


Chuck Crisostomo, CEM, Acting Director
Chuck is responsible for overall management and strategic direction of the Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security. He works with other county department directors to ensure coordination of planning and response efforts. Chuck also manages the department's budget and grant efforts and
 oversees the Operation Division's response coordination efforts including emergency alert notifications and emergency management information systems. This division is also responsible for conducting regular trainings and exercises to improve the county's local and regional emergency response capabilities.

Michael Goldfarb, Administration and Finance Division Chief
Michael manages the Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security’s Finance Division. The division is responsible for managing Federal, state, and regional homeland security grants for Montgomery County. The division also manages all budget, finance, procurement, and personnel responsibilities for the office.

Jim McClelland, Acting Planning Division Chief
Jim is responsible for the the development and updating of the County's emergency response and prevention plans. additionally, he works on a number of projects in the planning division, including plan development for damage assessment, debris management, large-scale evacuation, and Continuity of Government. 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.

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 3-12 AM.

Marianne C. Souders, MS, CEM, MEP, Emergency Management Specialist
Marianne is the exercise coordinator for OEMHS. Her responsibilities include the coordination of partners in the planning, development, and execution of drills and exercises that test the numerous county emergency plans. Additionally, Marianne supports emergency operations as a WebEOC administrator and as an Alert Montgomery administrator.

Mitch Dinowitz, Emergency Management Specialist
Mitch is a member of the Operations division with the primary responsibility of serving as the county's emergency management training coordinator, assists with the Alert Montgomery program, coordinates the function of the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) and manages the county’s Facility Emergency Action program.

Danelia Quiroz, Management and Budget Specialist III
Danelia reviews and analyzes budgets for County operations and Department of Homeland Security grants, including state, federal and regional.  She monitors budgets for fiscal implications of requests.  Danelia is also responsible for program evaluation and management analysis that requires detailed attention to obtain and analyze information, provide recommendations, author reports, perform research, data and trend analysis, financial reviews and reconciliation reports.  She identifies issues and/or problems related to budget and/or programs and makes recommendations to senior management for resolutions.  Danelia is also involved in project management and oversight as it relates to grant funding.

Matthias Miziorko, MS, Emergency Management Specialist
Matt is a member of the Operations division with the primary responsibilities of serving as the Alert Montgomery administrator for OEMHS, maintaining the operational readiness of the Emergency Operations Center, and serving as the site manager for the OEMHS Facebook page. Matt is additionally responsible for using Geographic Information System (GIS) software and its associated spatial data to support day-to-day and emergency operations within the office.

Dan Berkman, MEM, Emergency Management Specialist
Dan works on a number of projects in the planning division, including EMAP accreditation, School Preparedness, and Dam Emergency Action Plans. His work also includes Access and Functional Needs, Volunteer and Donation Management and participating in regional planning efforts for the National Capital Region.  

Andrea Chanin, Administrative Specialist II, Finance & Administration

Andrea provides project and financial management support for the office. Andrea is responsible for managing Department of Homeland Security grants, including state, federal and regional.  She is also responsible for a variety of administrative, fiscal, technical and human resources management functions.

Maggie Davis, JD, MA, Health Planner (CHHS)
Maggie works for the Center for Health and Homeland Security as a contractor to OEMHS. She manages several health and emergency medical response-related grant initiatives for the planning division, including work with the Maryland Capital Region Emergency Response System (MD NCR ERS), Montgomery County Healthcare Collaborative for Emergency Preparedness (MOCEP), and the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services. Maggie also supports other planning and programmatic efforts in the department, including strengthening critical infrastructure and key resources in the county.

Tina Laboy, MS, MDPEMP, Regional Planner (CHHS)
Tina works for The Center for Health and Homeland Security as a contractor to OEMHS. She maintains the Montgomery County Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) and is involved with the Regional Planners Subcommitte where she assists with National Capital Region collaborative planning efforts. Tina also assists with Alert Montgomery, maintains the OEMHS website, and contributes to social media content.

Joe Corona, AEM, Community Outreach Coordinator (CHHS)
Joe works for The Center for Health and Homeland Security as a contractor to OEMHS. Joe coordinates outreach efforts to promote emergency preparedness within the community. 

Kasia Fertala, NIMS Strategy Analyst  (CHHS)
Kasia works for the University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security as a contractor to OEMHS.  She manages the Montgomery County Government’s compliance requirements, review and data calls for the National Incident Management System.  Kasia also provides guidance to the Director for strategy and implementation, as well liaison and cooperation with the National Capital Region UASI NIMS Compliance Officers Committee.  NIMS provides the guidance for interoperability across all spectrums of our national, state, and local preparedness efforts.