Leadership Competencies Development Program (LCDP)

Congratulations to LCDP Class IX!

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 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. 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.

LCDP Class IX, A Rising Tide

LCDP Class Nine

  Name Line/Staff
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 – 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.