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Tropical Prediction Center Staff

Contact information may be found at the NOAA National Locator

Director:  Max Mayfield

Deputy Director:  Ed Rappaport

NOAA Public Affairs Officer:  Frank Lepore

Administrative Officer:  Vivian Jorge

Secretary:  Eve Maruly

Administrative Assistant:  Petra Gonzalez

National Hurricane Center

Senior Hurricane Specialists

  • Lixion Avila, PhD
  • Jack Beven, PhD
  • James L. Franklin
  • Richard Knabb, PhD
  • Richard Pasch, PhD
  • Stacy Stewart -- Warning Coordination Meteorologist (WCM)

Hurricane Specialists

  • Eric Blake
  • Dan Brown
  • Michelle Mainelli
  • Jamie Rhome

Chief, Aerial Reconnaissance Coordination, All Hurricanes (CARCAH)

  • John Pavone, Chief
  • Robert Korose
  • LT Dave Roberts -- U.S. Navy Tropical Cyclone Specialist
  • Warren Von Werne

Tropical Analysis and Forecast Branch

Branch Chief

  • Christopher Burr

Lead Forecasters

  • Waldemar Barnes
  • Hugh D. Cobb III
  • Ronald Goodman
  • Larry Lahiff, PhD
  • Martin Nelson


  • Jorge Aguirre
  • Robbie Berg
  • Eric Christensen
  • Mike Formosa
  • Dan Mundell
  • Dave Sandoval
  • Mike Tichacek
  • Fred Torres
  • Patricia Wallace
  • Marc Willis

Forecasters (Interns)

  • John Cangialosi
  • Gladys Rubio

Technical Support Branch

Branch Chief

  • Jiann-Gwo Jiing, PhD

Science and Operations Officer

  • Christopher Landsea, PhD

Techniques Development and Applications Unit

  • Michael Fiorino, PhD
  • Colin McAdie
  • Christopher Sisko

Storm Surge Unit

  • Stephen Baig, PhD
  • Joan David (META Contract)
  • Gloria Lockett (AOML)
  • LT Jennifer Pralgo -- NOAA Commissioned Corps Officer

Computer Programming and Technical Support

  • Christopher Juckins
  • Christopher Lauer
  • Brian Scott Maher
  • (Vacant)

Information Technologists

  • Marc Laurent
  • Salim Leyva

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