Dr. Earl Stoddard

Assistant CAO

 Dr. Earl Stoddard, who has been a key figure during the County’s response to the COVID-19 efforts, has served as the Director of the Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management & Homeland Security (OEMHS) since January 2016. In this capacity and as the Governor’s appointed Emergency Manager for the County, Dr. Stoddard has overseen the County’s emergency preparedness, mitigation, response, recovery, and prevention programs. This includes leadership of the County Emergency Operations Center and OEMHS field operations. He played a major role in the coordination of the County’s response to numerous events including the January 2016 blizzard, Arliss Street building explosion and fire recovery, 2017 and 2021 Presidential Inaugurations, and the COVID-19 response and recovery. 

From 2014 to 2015, Dr. Stoddard previously served as the program administrator for Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response (PHEPR) within the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). PHEPR maintains the County’s Public Health All Hazards Response Plan, builds the County capability to dispense medical countermeasures, and fosters partnerships with key county stakeholders, including the healthcare infrastructure and long-term care facilities. From 2009 to 2014, Dr. Stoddard worked with the University of Maryland Center of Health and Homeland Security first as a senior policy analyst and later as the program manager for Public Health Preparedness. 

Dr. Stoddard earned his Bachelor of Science with a concentration in biotechnology from the University of Delaware in 2002, his doctorate in cell and molecular biology from the University of Pennsylvania in 2008, and his Master of Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2009.