After a rigorous and competitive selection process, we are pleased to announce the members of our latest cohort, LCDP Class X. The 32 individuals below have demonstrated a high potential for assuming greater leadership responsibilities in NOAA.
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 participants’ understanding of NOAA’s strategic vision, mission, and goals, as well as our business processes. The LCDP, a key component of NOAA’s Strategic Human Capital Management Plan, is our premier succession planning initiative. It is a great honor to have been chosen for this prestigious opportunity.
LCDP X will begin on October 23, 2016 and will end on April 27, 2018.
|1||Erika Brown||USAO||Washington, D.C.||Advisor, Office of the Deputy Under Secretary|
|2||Anthony Buch||AGO||Seattle, WA||Contracting Officer, Western Acquisition Division|
|3||Aria Remondi||CFO||Washington, DC||Budget Analyst, Budget Formulation & CommunicationsÂ Division|
|4||Demian Schane||OGC||Juneau, AK||AttorneyâAdvisor, Office of General Counsel|
|5||Natalia Donoho||NESDIS||College Park, MD||User Services Coordinator, Satellite Products and Services Division|
|6||Hernan Garcia||NESDIS||Silver Spring, MD||Oceanographer, Oceanographic Science and Development Branch|
|7||Christopher O'Connors||NESDIS||Silver Spring, MD||Branch Chief, Direct Services Branch, Satellite Products and Services Division|
|8||Forbes Darby||NMFS||Silver Spring, MD||Communication Specialist, Office of Communications|
|9||Paula Fratantoni||NMFS||Woods Hole, MA||Research Oceanographer, Northeast Fisheries Science Center|
|10||Jessica Kondel||NMFS||Silver Spring, MD||Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Policy|
|11||Cece Linder||NMFS||Silver Spring, MD||Marine Habitat Resource Specialist, Office of Habitat Conservation|
|12||Elaine Saiz||NMFS||Silver Spring, MD||Financial Assistance Specialist, Office of Management and Budget|
|13||Sunny Snider||NMFS||Miami, FL||Chief of Staff, Southeast Fisheries Science Center|
|14||Kim Jenkins||NOS||Charleston, SC||Geospatial Data Manager, Coastal Services Center|
|15||Terence Lynch||NOS||Silver Spring, MD||Management and Program Analyst, Office of Coast Survey|
|16||Catherine Marzin||NOS||Silver Spring, MD||Climate Team Lead, Office of National Marine Sanctuaries|
|17||Jessica Snowden||NOS||Silver Spring, MD||Physical Scientist, Integrated Ocean Observing Systems Program|
|18||Jessica White||NOS||Mobile, AL||Deputy Director, Gulf of Mexico Disaster Response Center|
|19||Ian Zelo||NOS||Seattle, WA||Regional Resource Coordinator,Â Assessment and Restoration Division|
|20||Andrew (Andy) Bailey||NWS||Pleasant Hill, MO||Warning Coordination Meteorologist, Kansas City Weather Forecast Office|
|21||Kevin Fryar||NWS||Aurora, IL||Meteorologist in Charge, Aurora Center Weather Support Unit|
|22||Christopher Landsea||NWS||Miami, FL||Science and Operations Officer, National Hurricane Center|
|23||Jennifer Stark||NWS||Pueblo, CO||Meteorologist in Charge, Pueblo Weather Forecast Office|
|24||Timi Vann||NWS||Seattle, WA||Regional Coordinator, Western Region|
|25||Nikola Garber||OAR||Silver Spring, MD||Acting Director, National Sea Grant College Program|
|26||Jasmin John||OAR||Princeton, NJ||Research Physical Scientist, Geophysical Fluid Dynamic Laboratory|
|27||Erica Rule||OAR||Miami, FL||Communications Specialist, Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory|
|28||CDR Daniel Simon||OAR||Silver Spring, MD||Research Platform Resource Manager, Office of Policy Planning and Evaluation|
|29||Marian Westley||OAR||Washington, DC||Senior Advisor, Laboratories and Cooperative Institutes|
|30||LCDR Amanda Goeller||OMAO||Honolulu, HI, to be Norfolk, VA||Current: Executive Officer, NOAA Ship Hi'ialakai; to be Staff, Fleet Standardization Office (Sep 2016)|
|31||LCDR ChristopherÂ Kerns||OMAO||MacDill AFB, FL||Pilot, Orion WPâ3D|
|32||Ian Sears||OMAO||MacDill AFB, FL||Flight Director/Meteorologist|
Mandatory training for Cohort X at the Federal Executive Institute in Charlottesville, Virginia will include:
Read the LCDP X Call for Applications to learn more about the program, eligibility information, and instructions for applying. To view a copy of the slideshow from the LCDP Informational Webinars that were held on 2/04/16 and 2/09/16, visit the LCDP X Recruitment Informational Presentation.
*Note: 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 Peyton Robertson, Interim LCDP Program Manager, at: Peyton.Robertson@noaa.gov or (410) 267-5652.