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Office of Intelligence, Security and Emergency Response

202-366-6525
Fax:  202-366-7261 and 202-366-4902

Transportation Operations Center

202-366-1863
Fax:  202-366-3768

 

IMMEDIATE OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR

Name, Email, Title and Phone Numbers for Officials

Name and Email

Title

Office Number

Chávez, Richard "Rich"Director202-366-6525

O'Berry, Donna

Deputy Director

202-366-6136

Carey, CarolynnBudget Analyst202-366-6027
Feiss, Robert “Drew”Administrative Officer202-366-0216
Morgan, ButchSenior Advisor, Partner Engagement202-366-2781
Noel, DanSenior Advisor to NORAD/NORTHCOM719-554-3217
O'Malley, MikeSenior Advisor to USTRANSCOM618-220-1450
Weeks, TeshaManagement and Program Analyst202-366-6525 202-366-5270

INTELLIGENCE DIVISION

Name, Email, Title and Phone Numbers for Officials

Name and Email

Title

Office Number

Price, DonAssociate Director202-493-0113
Sanchez, CarlosDeputy Associate Director202-366-6528
Dixon, KeithInsider Threat/Counter Intelligence Training & Policy202-366-2930
Eldridge, JustinIntelligence Analyst202-366-1881
Fleming, CynthiaIntelligence Analyst202-366-0136
Kirk, RobertIntelligence Analyst202-366-2716
Toney, MichaelNJTTF Liaison571-280-5410

NATIONAL SECURITY POLICY AND PREPAREDNESS DIVISION

Name, Email, Title and Phone Number for Offficials

Name

Title

Office Number

Moore, Richard

Associate Director

202-366-2554

Borkar, GitanjaliDeputy Associate Director202-366-4616
Flennoy, JasonPolicy and Plans Analyst202-366-8764
Kalsbeek, AmiePolicy and Plans Analyst202-366-9378
Lord, KenExercise and Training Specialist202-366-2836
Marrero, CarlosContinuity Site Manager202-366-0513
Moss, KellyPolicy Analyst202-366-8801
Pickett, LanelleInteragency Fellow, U.S. Army202-366-2914
Womack, AnitaContinuity Program Specialist202-366-2250
   
 

CURRENT OPERATIONS, RESPONSE AND RECOVERY DIVISION

Name, Email, Title and Phone Number for Officials

Name

Title

Office Number

Callahan, MichaelAssociate Director202-366-8113

Transportation Operations Center (TOC)

 

202-366-1863

   
Gaither, TimothyActing Accociate Director, TOC202-366-1805
Slaughter, StephenDeputy Associate Director, TOC202-366-1769
Benson, DuainSenior Watch Officer, TOC202-366-1863
Cruz, AugustoSenior Watch Officer, TOC202-366-1863
Fritz, EdisonSenior Watch Officer202-366-1863
Plummer, DougDHS National Ops Center Liaison202-282-8120
Scott, WandaSenior Watch Officer, TOC202-366-1863
Williams, ShawnSenior Watch Officer, TOC202-366-1863
   
Brown, GregoryDomestic and International Response and Recovery Associate Director202-366-1622
Parker, AaronResponse and Recovery Planner202-366-0737
Reyes, JorgeResponse and Recovery Planner202-366-0642
 

PROTECTIVE SERVICE DIVISION

Name, Email, Title and Phone Number for Officials

Name

Title

Office Number

Plair, Johnathan

Special Agent In-charge

202-366-9128

Douglas, RonSpecial Agent202-366-8850
Futch, JosephSpecial Agent202-366-8901
Gaglio, AdamSpecial Agent202-366-2985
Goldberg, BenjaminSpecial Agent202-366-8565
Hopkins, AnthonySpecial Agent202-366-0131
Hudgins, RodneySpecial Agent202-366-0131
Julaton-Jennings, Jay JaySpecial Agent202-366-0409
Kim, JohnSpecial Agent202-366-4694
Macaraeg, Elli JohnSpecial Agent202-366-7390
Moore, BrandonSpecial Agent202-366-2585
Neely, EdSpecial Agent202-366-6107
Parent, RonSpecial Agent202-366-9434
Reiger, ScottSpecial Agent202-366-0902
Samuels, VernonSpecial Agent202-366-8850
 

 BIOS OF KEY OFFICIALS

 

Richard Chávez

Director

Mr. Chávez is a career Senior Executive at the U.S. Department of Transportation.  As the Director of the Office of Intelligence, Security and Emergency Response, he is responsible for the development, coordination, and execution of plans and procedures to balance transportation security requirements with the safety, mobility, and economic needs of the Nation through effective intelligence, security, preparedness, and emergency response programs.

Mr. Chávez has 37 years of Federal government experience having held senior executive and command positions in the Departments of Transportation, Homeland Security, Defense, and Air Force.

While at DHS, he served as the Director of the Office of Operations Coordination.  Mr. Chávez provided counsel to the Secretary of Homeland Security on operational issues and served as DHS’s Continuity Coordinator and led the DHS Continuity of Operations and Government Programs (COOP/COG).  His Directorate provided operations coordination, information sharing, situational awareness, and the DHS common operating picture to the homeland security enterprise - Federal interagency, Governors, Homeland Security Advisors, federal, state and local law enforcement, private sector, and critical infrastructure partners.  As the DHS Continuity Coordinator, he led the Department’s development of Continuity policy and plans for leadership succession, security, transportation, communications, personnel, and facilities.  During activation of COOP/COG and Enduring Constitutional Government plans, he provided the Secretary with status of resources and the Department’s readiness to perform its Primary Mission Essential Functions.

During his tenure in the office of the Secretary of Defense, he provided oversight of policies and capabilities for the provision of support to Host Nations and Federal partners for natural and manmade disasters, chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear incidents.  He was responsible for leading DoD’s support to federal, state, and local partners in response to disasters to include the largest, most comprehensive, and most extensive civil support mission ever in response to Hurricane Katrina, and the pandemic influenza preparedness response plans.

His major awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Bronze Star with bronze oak leaf cluster, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with two bronze oak leaf clusters, Air Force Commendation Medal, Air Force Achievement Medal with two bronze oak leaf clusters, and the Office of the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Civilian Service.

Mr. Chávez holds a Bachelor of Science Professional degree in Corrections and Law Enforcement from East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina.  He also holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Golden Gate University, San Francisco, California, and a Master’s degree in Strategic Studies from the Air War College, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama.  He is a graduate of Harvard University’s, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Crisis Management: Exercising Leadership in Extraordinary Times.

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Donna O'BerryPhoto of Donna O'Berry

Deputy Director

Ms. O’Berry is the Deputy Director of the Office of Intelligence, Security and Emergency Response for the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).  A member of the Senior Executive Service, she is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Office and assists the Director in leading Departmental civil transportation intelligence issues, security policy, and emergency preparedness, response, and recovery activities related to emergencies that affect the viability of the transportation sector.

Ms. O’Berry has a long history with DOT and with the Office of Intelligence, Security and Emergency Response, having served as the primary staff attorney-advisor on all legal aspects of intelligence, security, and emergency response, during her tenure as a Senior Attorney-Advisor with DOT’s Office of General Counsel.  As an additional duty, she spent one year managing the Office’s security policy initiative and activities at the Director’s request.

Ms. O’Berry began her Federal Government career as an Attorney-Advisor with DOT’s Research and Special Programs Administration (RSPA)/Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) and was responsible for legal services related to the transportation of hazardous materials. 

While at RSPA/PHMSA, she also served as the Acting Deputy Director of the Office of Emergency Transportation.  In this position, she managed the implementation and execution of the Secretary’s statutory and administrative responsibilities in civil transportation emergency preparedness, which included the overall Departmental civil emergency preparedness policies, plans, procedures, systems, and programs on transportation matters ranging from man-made crises and national security emergencies to natural disasters.

In 2003, Ms. O’Berry served as the Staff Director for the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) and Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Transition Team.  In this capacity, she led the DOT team in executing a timely and smooth transition of the USCG and TSA to the Department of Homeland Security.  She received the USCG Meritorious Public Service Award for her leadership on the Transition Team.

Prior to joining DOT, Ms. O’Berry served as a judicial clerk in the Seventh Judicial Circuit of Maryland. 

A graduate of the University of Tulsa and the American University Washington College of Law (cum laude), Ms. O’Berry resides in Maryland with her husband Bob.

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Butch Morgan

Senior Advisor for Partner Engagement

In November 2018, Mr. Morgan was named the Senior Advisor for Partner Engagement in the Office of Intelligence, Security and Emergency Response.  In this position, he coordinates with the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) operating administrations; federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial governments; and private sector organizations to facilitate unity of effort and minimize duplication to enable more efficient and effective reporting; operations; and emergency preparedness, response, and recovery.

Prior to this position, Mr. Morgan was the Associate Director of Operations, in the Office of Intelligence, Security and Emergency Response, directing and managing the Crisis Management Center monitoring the nation’s transportation systems and infrastructure 24-hours a day, 7 days a week.

Mr. Morgan began his Federal Government career with the DOT’s Federal Highway Administration.  Prior to joining the Federal workforce, he held positions in the private sector after retiring from the U.S. Marine Corps at the rank of Major.  His military career included assignments of increasing responsibility world-wide, in combat units, combat support units, and on special assignments. 

Mr. Morgan received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Law Enforcement from Eastern Kentucky University and a Masters of Art Degree in Education from Ball State University.

Mr. Morgan has received numerous performance and honor awards including the Secretary’s Team Award in 2005, U.S. DOT Gold Medal for the Minnesota I-35 Bridge Response Team in 2007, Citation for Outstanding contributions in support of Federal Emergency Response for recovery efforts during the 2008 disasters, U.S. DOT Outstanding Achievement Gold Medal Award in 2011, Certificate of Excellence DOT Super Storm Sandy Response and Recovery Team, and the FHWA Administrator’s Award for Superior Achievement in 2016.

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Dan NoelDan Noel

Senior Advisor to NORAD and NORTHCOM

Mr. Noel serves as the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Senior Advisor to the North America Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and U.S. Northern Command (NORTHCOM).  A member of DOT’s Office of Intelligence, Security and Emergency Response; Mr. Noel previously served as the Department’s National Continuity Program Manager.  His experience includes developing Departmental policy, plans, and exercises to ensure Departmental and operating administrations’ continuity plans and capability fulfills the requirements to perform Primary Mission Essential Functions during any catastrophic event.

Previously, Mr. Noel served as Manager of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Emergency Operations Division.  Mr. Noel led the crisis management infrastructure employing an integrated system of policy, procedures, personnel, facilities, and communications; ensuring FAA senior officials had timely accurate information to plan, direct, and control all aspects of FAA essential operations.  He was responsible for FAA’s preparedness and response to natural disasters, Continuity of Operations, support to special access Continuity of Government programs, pandemic influenza planning, facilitating FAA support for the Civil Reserve Air Fleet (CRAF), and overall emergency preparedness.  Mr. Noel led the Emergency Operations Division during 9/11/01 and Hurricane Katrina. 

Mr. Noel is a retired USAF Lieutenant Colonel, Command Pilot who served as a C-141 Instructor Pilot.  His assignments included Laredo AFB, TX, Travis AFB, CA, McGuire AFB, NJ, Altus AFB, OK, and a joint tour to the FAA Headquarters in Washington DC.  His C-141 missions included Operations Baby Lift and New Life extracting orphans and South Vietnamese civilians who supported the U.S. from Saigon prior to South Viet Nam’s fall.  Mr. Noel was flying evacuation missions through Tan Son Nhut airport just days before the fall of Saigon.

During his Air Force assignment to FAA Headquarters, Mr. Noel made great strides to collaborate with the Air Force to augment military mobilizations with civilian airlift while ensuring flight safety.  In Operation Desert Shield, during the first historic activation of the Civil Reserve Air Fleet, Mr. Noel led the FAA Crisis Response Working Group facilitating the safe movement of 709,000 personnel and 126,000 tons of equipment on 5,441 civilian CRAF missions.

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James Michael "Mike" O'Malley

DOT Senior to USTRANSCOMPhoto of James Michael "Mike" O'Malley

Mr. O’Malley serves as the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Senior Advisor to the United States Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) located at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois.  USTRANSCOM provides global mobility for people, equipment, and supplies for the Department of Defense with the support of DOT strategic programs

In 1990, Mr. O’Malley joined the DOT’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) as a Marine Surveyor for the South Atlantic Region.  He activated Ready Reserve Force (RRF) ships from the start of Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm.  He served on the foreign acquisition team which brought two additional roll-on/roll-off vessels into the RRF inventory.  Both vessels operated for three years with a remarkable performance and reliability rating of more than ninety-nine percent.  This achievement earned each vessel the Maritime Administrator’s Professional Ship Award in 1997.

Mr. O’Malley was selected to attend the Naval War College, College of Naval Warfare, Newport, Rhode Island and graduated with a Master of Arts Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies in 1999. 

In 2004, he was detailed to USTRANSCOM to serve as the MARAD Liaison Officer, a position made permanent in 2007.  Specific noteworthy accomplishments include his insightful introductions between the Department of State’s Political Advisor to the USTRANSCOM Commander and commercial industry partners.  This resulted in opening the Northern Distribution Network as a new supply line of communication for U.S. forces in Afghanistan through Russia and Central Asia.  Other professional accomplishments include his coordination with the Defense Threat Reduction Agency Liaison Officer at USTRANSCOM to conceptualize a plan to neutralize the Syrian chemical weapons at sea onboard a RRF vessel in support of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.

Prior to his tenure with the MARAD, he served as a port engineer with the U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command at the pinnacle of the cold war when ocean surveillance using Surface Towed Array Sensor System was critical to our national security and the mission operational tempo was high.  A native of Mansfield, Massachusetts, Mr. O’Malley graduated from the Maine Maritime Academy, in1982 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Engineering with a minor in Marine Industrial Management.  After graduation, he worked in private industry as a licensed Merchant Marine engineering officer until 1986

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 Donald Price     

Associate Director

Intelligence Divisionphoto of Donald Price

Mr. Price assumed duties as the Associate Director for Intelligence in the Office of Intelligence, Security and Emergency Response in July 2014.  As the Associate Director of Intelligence, he is responsible for leading and managing all aspects of intelligence programs, planning, and operations directly supporting the information needs of the Department’s Secretary, senior staff, and nine operating administrations.  His office conducts activities to identify, access, and deliver critical intelligence and information to DOT senior leadership to enable the Department to develop and enforce national transportation policy and regulations.  This critical intelligence and information contributes to the national security and safety efforts to ensure the safe, secure, and resilient operation of the nation’s transportation systems and infrastructure.  Mr. Price represents the Department’s interest and equities at multiple national-level meetings concerning the development and execution of intelligence, information sharing and safeguarding, and domestic and international security related programs.

Mr. Price enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1982, received an active duty Army ROTC scholarship in 1987, and was commissioned as a U.S. Army 2nd Lieutenant in 1990 through the University of Tampa.  He retired in 2006 after serving twenty-one years in a variety of strategic, operational, and tactical level intelligence assignments around the globe as an enlisted soldier, non-commissioned and commissioned officer.

Mr. Price then took a position with the FBI as a senior intelligence analyst at the National Joint Terrorism Task Force (NJTTF).  In this position, Mr. Price led and managed the daily coordination and collaboration on intelligence community all-source intelligence reporting between the NJTTF interagency task force officers representing 44 federal, state, and local agencies.  In addition to his intelligence duties, Mr. Price was selected to represent the FBI as a subject matter expert for a U.S. effort to train foreign countries in establishing interagency counterterrorism programs.  Following his time with the FBI, Mr. Price assumed the Lead Analyst position at the U.S. Department of Transportation where he was responsible for leading, managing, and coordinating all aspects of intelligence analysis and production in support of the Secretary’s and other senior DOT leadership requirements.

Mr. Price holds several Masters of Science degrees to include a Master of Science in Strategic Intelligence, National Intelligence University; a Master of Science in Technology Management, Johns Hopkins University; and a Master of Science in Human Resource Management, Central Michigan University.  He earned a Bachelor of Science in Criminology and Psychology from the University of Tampa.  He is also a graduate of the Air Command and Staff College, and the National Security Agency’s Joint Officer Cryptologic Career Program.

Mr. Price is married to Jennifer (Flores) Price, a graduate of West Point and a retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel. They have two daughters, Sasha and Kaelani, and two grandchildren.

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Richard Moore

Associate Director

National Security Policy and Preparedness DivisionPhoto of Richard Moore

Mr. Moore began his current role with the U.S. Department of Transportation in 2015.  He began his federal career in 2008 as part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Policy Honors Fellowship, a two-year rotational program.  Through the program, Mr. Moore experienced DHS assignments with the Privacy Office, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and the Office of Cyber Security Policy.

In 2010, Mr. Moore transitioned from the DHS Office of Policy to the DHS Office of Infrastructure Protection’s Homeland Infrastructure Threat and Risk Analysis Center (HITRAC), serving as an Infrastructure Risk Analyst.  In 2013, HITRAC became the Office of Cyber and Infrastructure Analysis (OCIA), and Mr. Moore became the Branch Chief for Cyber-Physical Analysis.  In this role, he supervised several staff members that worked to assess the potential infrastructure consequences related to threat actors exploiting cyber security vulnerabilities.  Mr. Moore oversaw branch projects with National Laboratories and other partners, and he coordinated the branch’s analytical production to support the Strategic Infrastructure Analysis Division of OCIA, which evolved into the National Risk Management Center in 2018.

Prior to joining the Federal Government, Mr. Moore earned two degrees from the University of Southern California: a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and a Master of Arts degree in English.  Later, he also earned a Master of Science degree in Strategic Intelligence from the National Intelligence University.

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Michael Callahan

Associate Director

Current Operations, Response and Recovery Division

Mr. Callahan serves as the Associate Director for the Current Operations, Response and Recovery Division in the Office of Intelligence, Security and Emergency Response.  In this capacity, he coordinates the Department’s preparedness, response, and recovery activities in all-hazards environments and in support of the Secretary’s responsibilities under the National Response Framework and the National Disaster Recovery Framework.  Mr. Callahan is the principal Departmental representative on the Emergency Support Function Leadership Group and the Recovery Support Function Leadership Group.  In addition, Mr. Callahan provides leadership and oversight for the Department’s Crisis Management Center, a 24-hour a day, seven day a week operation, which is responsible for managing the Department’s collection, analysis, preparation, and dissemination of important crisis preparedness and response information to DOT leadership. 

Before this assignment, Mr. Callahan, served as a senior policy analyst in the Office of Intelligence, Security and Emergency Response, and was responsible for reviewing and evaluating national security strategy and policy documents for DOT equities, and coordinating responses across the Department’s operating administrations and Secretarial offices.  Prior to the DOT, Mr. Callahan served in various roles with the United States Coast Guard (USCG), most recently as a civilian policy analyst in the Office of Emerging Policy.  Mr. Callahan also served 29 years on active duty with the USCG, in both enlisted and officer capacities, including several command assignments.  He retired from active duty at the rank of commander. 

Mr. Callahan holds a Master’s of Business Administration from St Regis University and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of the State of New York.  He is a 1988 graduate of USCG Officer Candidate School.  He is married to the former Ms. Alyce Gurko of Bradley Beach New Jersey.  They have three sons and six grandchildren.

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Updated: Tuesday, April 9, 2019
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