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Meet the Executive Team

Brian Baker – Deputy Director, HSEMA

Sarah Case-Herron – Deputy Assistant Director, External Affairs and Policy

Ms. Case-Herron is the Deputy Assistant Director of External Affairs and Policy at HSEMA. She manages the Agency’s policy development, public affairs, community outreach, legislative affairs, and performance plans. She started work at DC HSEMA in November 2013 as a contractor working on policy issues from the University of Maryland's Center for Health and Homeland Security (CHHS). In April 2015, Ms. Case-Herron converted to a full-time employee as a Policy Advisor for the agency, working on internal policy and, when needed, external affairs issues. Prior to starting work at HSEMA, she spent two years an associate at the law firm of Hartel, Kane, DeSantis & Howie, LLP, a litigation firm based in Maryland. Ms. Case-Herron received her juris doctorate from William and Mary School of Law in 2010 and was admitted to practice in Virginia in October 2010 and Maryland in June 2011.

Anthony Crispino - Attorney Advisor, HSEMA

Mr. Crispino is the Attorney Advisor at HSEMA and the Privacy Officer for the Washington Regional Threat Analysis Center (WRTAC). Mr. Crispino directly manages all of HSEMA's legal affairs and oversees the implementation of the WRTAC's privacy policy. On a daily basis, Mr. Crispino is responsible for providing legal advice and recommendations to the Director of HSEMA on a variety of issues.

Mr. Crispino began his legal career as a prosecutor and Assistant Attorney General with the District of Columbia's Office of the Attorney General. In 2008, after winning his first homicide trial, Mr. Crispino put his legal career on hold and entered the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD). He was commissioned as a police officer and spent three years patrolling the Sixth District in the Southeast quadrant of the City.

Mr. Crispino enjoyed police work, but decided to continue practicing law and joined MPD as an attorney. While assigned to the Office of General Counsel, Mr. Crispino conducted the final legal sufficiency reviews in all disciplinary matters and provided recommendations to the Chief of Police. In addition, he represented the Department at arbitration and in hearings before the D.C. Public Employee Relations Board.

Johnny Greene - Assistant Director, Administration and Finance

Gelinda D. Jones – Acting Assistant Director, Information Technology and Communications

Charles Madden - Division Director, Grants

Mr. Madden is the Chief of the Grants Division at HSEMA, which serves as the State Administrative Agency for the District and the National Capital Region urban area. Mr. Madden has served in a variety of roles within the Homeland Security and Emergency Management field since 2005 and has been an active participant in the National Capital Region’s grant and program management structure since 2007. He currently leads the management of over 300 active sub-grant awards totaling over $120 million. Mr. Madden earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame and earned a Juris Doctorate from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law.

Tanya Mitchell - Division Director, Special Events

Clint Osborn – Assistant Director, Preparedness

Delores Scott – District’s Disability and Access and Functional Needs Coordinator

In 2015, Ms. Scott joined HSEMA as the lead District employee responsible for ensuring the District’s emergency preparedness plans meet the needs of people with disabilities and access and functional needs. At HSEMA, Ms. Scott works collaboratively with District agencies, the disability community and other stakeholders to ensure the District’s Preparedness System is accessible to individuals with a wide range of disabilities, access and functional needs. Delores has 20 years of experience as a disability rights attorney, and 10 years of experience in emergency management working with the private sector and the federal government.

Prior to joining HSEMA, Ms. Scott served as the senior advisor to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Interagency Coordinating Council on Emergency Preparedness and Individuals with Disabilities, where she provided training and technical assistance on how to integrate the accessibility requirements of individuals with disabilities into every aspect of emergency management. Ms. Scott also led and managed the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Lexicon Disability and Access and Functional Needs working group, as well as staffing FEMA’s National Response Coordination Center Disability Desk during disasters and incidents of national significance.

Previously, Ms. Scott was a senior attorney with the non-profit National Disability Rights Network (NDRN). Ms. Scott earned a Juris Doctorate from the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law and is an Active Member of the District of Columbia Bar Association. She is a graduate of the University of the District of Columbia where she received a Bachelor of Business Administration.

Timothy Spriggs - Assistant Director, Operations

Mr. Spriggs, Colonel (Army-Ret), is currently the Assistant Director for the Operations Directorate at HSEMA. He is oversees the Joint All Hazards Operations Center (JAHOC) and the District’s Emergency Operation Center (EOC). Prior to joining HSEMA, Mr. Spriggs worked for the Iraqi Transportation Network as the Strategic Ground Operations Manager, directing logistics and operations management in a war time environment, managing a diverse and multicultural staff and responsible for 1,200 Iraqi drivers, 32 third country nationals and 14 regional ground operational managers within Iraq and Kuwait.

While in the military, Mr. Spriggs served as the Deputy Chief of Staff for the Operations Division from 2006 to 2008. This joint assignment was responsible for managing the entire strategic operation, annual fiscal requirements of $15 million and property accountability in excess of $75 million. He also served as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Training, Security, Plans and Operations Physical Security Officer. Prior to this assignment he was the Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics. During his military career, Mr. Spriggs was assigned to several leadership positions which honed his extensive knowledge and expertise in NCR, Federal and District of Columbia governments, which strategically focused on emergency management, operations and logistics.

Mr. Spriggs is a distinguished civilian and military leader and an active member of the American Society for Industrial Security and the International Association of Emergency Management. He earned a Master’s Degree in Security Management from Webster University, a Master’s Degree in Human Resources/Leadership Development from National Louis University and a Bachelor Degree of Sociology from the University of Richmond.

Patrice White – Regional Preparedness Coordinator