LCDP Class IX began their program on July 13, 2014 and the program will conclude on January 29, 2016. The LCDP is an 18 - month NOAA leadership development program. The program will provide this cadre of employees with a series of cross-line, multidisciplinary training and learning experiences that will broaden participantsâ€™ understanding of NOAAâ€™s strategic vision, mission, and goals, as well as our business processes. The LCDP, a key component of NOAAâ€™s Strategic Human Capital Management Plan, is our premier succession planning initiative. Participants are listed below in alphabetical order by Line Office.
Recruitment for the next LCDP cohort, Class X, is expected to begin in the fall of 2015.
|Duty Station||Job Title|
|1||David Diamond||DUS/O||Washington, D.C.||Management Analyst (Advisor to the Deputy Under Secretary for Operations)|
|2||Martin Yapur||NESDIS||Silver Spring, MD||Physical Scientist/Project Manager|
|3||Troy Wilds||NESDIS||Silver Spring, MD||Chief of Staff, Joint Polar Satellite System Office|
|4||Felipe Arzayus||NMFS||Silver Spring, MD||Lead, Science Planning Coordinator; General Natural Resources Management|
|5||Keith Chanon||NMFS||Silver Spring, MD||International Science Coordinator|
|6||Sean Hayes||NMFS||Santa Cruz, CA||Supervisory Fisheries Research Biologist|
|7||Matthew McPherson||NMFS||Woods Hole, MA||Supervisory Social Scientist|
|8||Brianne Szczepanek (formerly Smith)||NMFS||Silver Spring, MD||Legislative Affairs Specialist/Roll Out Coordinator|
|9||Ryan Wulff||NMFS||Sacramento, CA||Acting Delta Policy and Restoration Branch Chief|
|10||Brendan Bray||NOS||Silver Spring, MD||Chief of Staff, Office of Response and Restoration|
|11||Kathleen Jamison||NOS||Silver Spring, MD||Program Analyst|
|12||Jeffrey King||NOS||Charleston, SC||Acting Director, Hollings Marine Laboratory|
|13||Liz Kretovic||NOS||Silver Spring, MD||Executive Officer, Emergency Response Division|
|14||Michael Murray||NOS||Santa Barbara, CA||Deputy Superintendent for Programs|
|15||Frank Parker||NOS (Original Office was PPI)||Silver Spring, MD||Associate Director, NOAA RESTORE Act Science Program|
|16||DaNa Carlis||NWS||College Park, MD||Meteorologist|
|17||Genene Fisher||NWS||Silver Spring, MD||Senior Advisor for Space Weather|
|18||Marc Saccucci||NWS||Silver Spring, MD||Meteorologist|
|19||Marina Timofeyeva||NWS||Silver Spring, MD||Physical Scientist|
|20||Jennifer Day||OAR||Ann Arbor, MI||Great Lakes Regional Coordinator|
|21||Sami Grimes||OAR||Silver Spring, MD||Director of Planning and Evaluation/Supervisory Program Analyst|
|22||Amanda McCarty||OAR||Silver Spring, MD||Management and Program Analyst â€“ International Program Manager and Climate Board Executive Director|
|23||Justyna Nicinska||OAR||Silver Spring, MD||Management and Program Analyst (WISDOM Program Manager)|
|24||Craig Russell||OAR||Seattle, WA||Program Manager|
|25||Commander Devin Brakob||OMAO||Silver Spring, MD||Aviation Specialist|
|26||Lieutenant Commander Chad Cary||OMAO||Newport, RI||Executive Officer, NOAA Ship Henry B. Bigelow|
|27||Jeff Weir||OMAO||Silver Spring, MD||Senior Budget Analyst|
*Note: LCDP Class IX originally had 28 participants. Timothy Howard, Lead IT Specialist (Security) with NESDIS in Silver Spring, MD left NOAA for another job opportunity on March 6, 2015.
*Note: Certain portions of this website are restricted to NOAA employees only. You must use your LDAP credentials to access certain pages on this site.
For questions concerning participant funding for the program, contact your Line/Staff Office LCDP Coordinator.
For all other questions, contact Tracy Levstik, the LCDP Program Manager, at: Tracy.Levstik@noaa.gov or 303-497-4231.