After a rigorous and competitive selection process, we are pleased to announce the members of our latest cohort, LCDP Class X. The 31 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.
Recruitment for LCDP XI is expected to begin in July, 2018 with the cohort's launch to include Orientation Week at the Federal Executive Institute anticipated for April, 2019. These dates are subject to change and will be updated as the recruitment season approaches.
*Note: LCDR Christopher Kerns is not pictured.
|1||Erika Brown||USAO||Washington, D.C.||Advisor, Office of the Deputy Under Secretary|
|2||Aria Remondi||USAO||Washington, DC||Advisor, Office of the Deputy Under Secretary|
|3||Demian Schane||OGC||Juneau, AK||AttorneyâAdvisor, Office of General Counsel|
|4||Natalia Donoho||NESDIS||College Park, MD||User Services Coordinator, Satellite Products and Services Division|
|5||Hernan Garcia||NESDIS||Silver Spring, MD||Oceanographer, Oceanographic Science and Development Branch|
|6||Christopher O'Connors||NESDIS||Silver Spring, MD||Deputy Division Chief, SPSD|
|7||Forbes Darby||NMFS||Silver Spring, MD||Communication Specialist, Office of Communications|
|8||Paula Fratantoni||NMFS||Woods Hole, MA||Research Oceanographer, Northeast Fisheries Science Center|
|9||Jessica Kondel||NMFS||Silver Spring, MD||Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Policy|
|10||Cece Linder||NMFS||Silver Spring, MD||Marine Habitat Resource Specialist, Office of Habitat Conservation|
|11||Elaine Saiz||NMFS||Silver Spring, MD||Financial Assistance Specialist, Office of Management and Budget|
|12||Sunny Snider||NMFS||Miami, FL||Chief of Staff, Southeast Fisheries Science Center|
|13||Kim Jenkins||NOS||Charleston, SC||Geospatial Data Manager,
National Ocean Service
|14||Terence Lynch||NOS||Silver Spring, MD||Management and Program Analyst, Office of Coast Survey|
|15||Catherine Marzin||NOS||Silver Spring, MD||Climate Team Lead, Office of National Marine Sanctuaries|
|16||Jessica Snowden||NOS||Silver Spring, MD||Physical Scientist, Integrated Ocean Observing Systems Program|
|17||Jessica White||NOS||Mobile, AL||Deputy Director, Gulf of Mexico Disaster Response Center|
|18||Ian Zelo||NOS||Seattle, WA||Regional Resource Coordinator,Â Assessment and Restoration Division|
|19||Andrew (Andy) Bailey||NWS||Pleasant Hill, MO||Warning Coordination Meteorologist, Kansas City Weather Forecast Office|
|20||Kevin Fryar||NWS||Aurora, IL||Meteorologist in Charge, Aurora Center Weather Support Unit|
|21||Christopher Landsea||NWS||Miami, FL||Science and Operations Officer, National Hurricane Center|
|22||Jennifer Stark||NWS||Pueblo, CO||Meteorologist in Charge, Pueblo Weather Forecast Office|
|23||Timi Vann||NWS||Seattle, WA||Regional Coordinator, Western Region|
|24||Nikola Garber||OAR||Silver Spring, MD||Deputy Director, National Sea Grant College Program|
|25||Jasmin John||OAR||Princeton, NJ||Research Physical Scientist, Geophysical Fluid Dynamic Laboratory|
|26||Erica Rule||OAR||Miami, FL||Communications Specialist, Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory|
|27||CDR Daniel Simon||OAR||Silver Spring, MD||Research Platform Resource Manager, Office of Policy Planning and Evaluation|
|28||Marian Westley||OAR||Washington, DC||Senior Advisor, Laboratories and Cooperative Institutes|
|29||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)|
|30||LCDR ChristopherÂ Kerns||OMAO||MacDill AFB, FL||Pilot, Orion WPâ3D|
|31||Ian Sears||OMAO||MacDill AFB, FL||Flight Director/Meteorologist|
Mandatory training for Cohort X at the Federal Executive Institute in Charlottesville, Virginia will include:
*The second/third week of FEI training was originally scheduled for April 16-28, 2017 but was subsequently rescheduled.
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 Tracy Levstik, LCDP Program Manager, at: Tracy.Levstik@noaa.gov or (303) 497-4231.