National Center for Disaster Preparedness (NCDP)

The National Center for Disaster Preparedness works to understand and improve the nation’s capacity to prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters. NCDP focuses on the readiness of governmental and non-governmental systems; the complexities of population recovery; the power of community engagement; and the risks of human vulnerability, with a particular focus on children.


Name Title Email
Meola, Abby Project Coordinator
Samur Zuniga, Antonia Senior Staff Associate I
Vergara Benjumea, Charly Business Manager
Mazzuca, David Instructor
Dunlop, Denise Administrative Coordinator
Buchanan, Dr. Paula Lead Instructor
Merceron, Georges Senior Trainer, Variable Hours Officer
Saxena, Gunjan Variable Hours Officer
Dancy, Hannah Project Coordinator
Sutherland, Hope Project Coordinator
Redlener, Irwin Senior Advisor
Ratner, Jacqueline Senior Project Manager
Schlegelmilch, Jeffrey Director
Sury, Jonathan Senior Staff Associate II
Gaddy, Jonathan Variable Hours Officer
DeVincenzo, Joshua Assistant Director for Education and Training
Behrouz-Ghayebi, Laudan Project Manager
Esposito, Lauren Senior Project Manager
Gan, Linfan Staff Associate II (Instructional Designer)
Bragg, Lucia Project Manager
Antone, Martin Senior Trainer, Variable Hours Officer
Allen, Mea Senior Trainer
Chao, Peggy Director of Operations
Krasniqi, Qendresa Staff Associate II
Marx, Sabine Variable Hours Officer
Hansen, Sean Staff Associate III
Huang, Shuyang Staff Associate II
Balkaran, Thalia Postdoctoral Research Scientist
Chandler, Thomas Deputy Director and Research Scientist
Lindley, Vanessa Variable Hours Officer