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Main Contact Information

Office

Contact

Office of Intelligence, Security and Emergency Response

202-366-6525
Fax:  202-366-7261 and 202-366-4902

Transportation Operations Center

202-366-1863
Fax:  202-366-3768

 

IMMEDIATE OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR

Name, Email, Title and Phone Numbers for Officials

Name and Email

Title

Office Number

Vacant Director  

O'Berry, Donna

Deputy Director

202-366-6136

Raba, Leonel (Enrique) Associate Director 202-366-9675
Bradshaw, Carmela Administrative Officer 202-366-0216
Vacant Financial Analyst 202-366-9003
Han, Christine Management Analyst 202-570-6417
Morgan, Butch Senior Advisor 202-366-2781
O'Malley, Mike Senior Advisor 719-554-3217
Sanchez, Carlos Senior Advisor 618-220-1450
Weeks, Tesha Management and Program Analyst 202-366-6525 and 202-366-5270

INTELLIGENCE DIVISION

Name, Email, Title and Phone Numbers for Officials

Name and Email

Title

Office Number

Intelligence Division Intelligence Division  

NATIONAL SECURITY POLICY AND PREPAREDNESS DIVISION

Name, Email, Title and Phone Number for Officials

Name

Title

Office Number

Moore, Richard

Associate Director

202-366-2554

Clifford, Charles Deputy Associate Director 202-366-8801
Acero-White, Teresa Exercise & training Analyst 202-366-9378
Champa, Benjamin Policy and Plans Analyst 202-366-7603
Lord, Ken Policy and Plans Analyst 202-366-2836
Muir-Paulik, Sarah Public Health Advisor 202-366-0737
Womack, Anita Continuity Manager 202-366-2250
 

CURRENT OPERATIONS, RESPONSE AND RECOVERY DIVISION

Name, Email, Title and Phone Number for Officials

Name

Title

Office Number

Vacant Associate Director 202-366-8113
Reyes, Jorge Acting Associate Director 202-366-0642
Brown, Gregory Senior Analyst 202-366-1622
Figueroa, Carlos Response and Recovery Planner 202-550-9013
Soliman, Joanne Response and Recovery Planner 202-366-9723
 

Transportation Operations Center

Name, Email, Title and Phone Number for Officials

Name

Title

Office Number

Transportation Operations Center

 

202-366-1863
Konopka, Matthew Associate Director 202-366-1805
Joe Saldana Deputy Associate Director 202-366-1801
Benson, Duain Senior Watch Officer 202-366-1863
Brown, Jan Senior Watch Officer 202-366-1863
Cruz, Augusto Senior Watch Officer 202-366-1863
Garner, Leonard Senior Watch Officer 202-366-1863
Marrero, Carlos Continuity Site Manager 202-366-0513
Plummer, Doug Senior Watch Officer 202-366-1863
Reed, Carl Operations Officer 202-366-1863 and 202-366-8715
Rodriguez-Moyeno, Manolin Senior Watch Officer 202-366-1863
Scott, Wanda Senior Watch Officer 202-366-1863
Williams, Shawn Senior Watch Officer 202-366-1863
Yateman, Diane Senior Watch Officer 202-366-1863

PROTECTIVE SERVICE DIVISION

 

Name

Title

Office Number

Futch, Joseph (Joe)  Special Agent In Charge 202-515-6913
Heidbrink, James (Jimmy) Assistant Special Agent In Charge 202-924-4327

 

 


 BIOS OF KEY OFFICIALS

 

 

 

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Donna O'BerryPhoto of Donna O'Berry

Deputy Director

Ms. O’Berry is the Deputy Director of the Office of Intelligence, Security and Emergency Response for the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).  A member of the Senior Executive Service, she is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Office and assists the Director in leading Departmental civil transportation intelligence issues, security policy, and emergency preparedness, response, and recovery activities related to emergencies that affect the viability of the transportation sector.

Ms. O’Berry has a long history with DOT and with the Office of Intelligence, Security and Emergency Response, having served as the primary staff attorney-advisor on all legal aspects of intelligence, security, and emergency response, during her tenure as a Senior Attorney-Advisor with DOT’s Office of General Counsel.  As an additional duty, she spent one year managing the Office’s security policy initiative and activities at the Director’s request.

Ms. O’Berry began her Federal Government career as an Attorney-Advisor with DOT’s Research and Special Programs Administration (RSPA)/Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) and was responsible for legal services related to the transportation of hazardous materials. 

While at RSPA/PHMSA, she also served as the Acting Deputy Director of the Office of Emergency Transportation.  In this position, she managed the implementation and execution of the Secretary’s statutory and administrative responsibilities in civil transportation emergency preparedness, which included the overall Departmental civil emergency preparedness policies, plans, procedures, systems, and programs on transportation matters ranging from man-made crises and national security emergencies to natural disasters.

In 2003, Ms. O’Berry served as the Staff Director for the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) and Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Transition Team.  In this capacity, she led the DOT team in executing a timely and smooth transition of the USCG and TSA to the Department of Homeland Security.  She received the USCG Meritorious Public Service Award for her leadership on the Transition Team.

Prior to joining DOT, Ms. O’Berry served as a judicial clerk in the Seventh Judicial Circuit of Maryland. 

A graduate of the University of Tulsa and the American University Washington College of Law (cum laude), Ms. O’Berry resides in Maryland with her husband Bob.

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Leonel (Enrique) Raba

Associate Director" "

Business Services and Administration Division

L. Enrique Raba serves as the Associate Director for Business Services and Administration for the Office of Intelligence, Security and Emergency Response.  In this position, he advises the office on financial and budgetary matters and provides financial oversight for intelligence issues, security policy, and emergency preparedness, response and recovery activities ensuring that each division has the resources it needs to accomplish the mission.

Mr. Raba has a long history with DOT’s financial community.  Prior to joining the office in December 2022, Mr. Raba spent 18 years in DOT’s Office of Budget and Financial Management managing multi-million-dollar projects for the the Department. Throughout his tenure, Mr. Raba has been responsible for various critical aspects of project management, including budgeting and forecasting, proposal development, contract negotiation, and overseeing project resources.  His expertise extends to managing project start-up and closure, ensuring seamless transitions, and maximizing operational efficiency.

Mr. Raba obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from the University of Maryland and a Master's Certificate in Procurement and Contracts Management from the University of Virginia.  

Mr. Raba resides in Maryland with his four daughters.  In his leisure time, Mr. Raba is an avid practitioner of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ).

 

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Butch Morgan

DOT Senior Advisor for Partner Engagement

In November 2018, Mr. Morgan was named the Senior Advisor for Partner Engagement in the Office of Intelligence, Security and Emergency Response.  In this position, he coordinates with the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) operating administrations; federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial governments; and private sector organizations to facilitate unity of effort and minimize duplication to enable more efficient and effective reporting; operations; and emergency preparedness, response, and recovery.

Prior to this position, Mr. Morgan was the Associate Director of Operations, in the Office of Intelligence, Security and Emergency Response, directing and managing the Crisis Management Center monitoring the nation’s transportation systems and infrastructure 24-hours a day, 7 days a week.

Mr. Morgan began his Federal Government career with the DOT’s Federal Highway Administration.  Prior to joining the Federal workforce, he held positions in the private sector after retiring from the U.S. Marine Corps at the rank of Major.  His military career included assignments of increasing responsibility world-wide, in combat units, combat support units, and on special assignments. 

Mr. Morgan received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Law Enforcement from Eastern Kentucky University and a Masters of Art Degree in Education from Ball State University.

Mr. Morgan has received numerous performance and honor awards including the Secretary’s Team Award in 2005, U.S. DOT Gold Medal for the Minnesota I-35 Bridge Response Team in 2007, Citation for Outstanding contributions in support of Federal Emergency Response for recovery efforts during the 2008 disasters, U.S. DOT Outstanding Achievement Gold Medal Award in 2011, Certificate of Excellence DOT Super Storm Sandy Response and Recovery Team, and the FHWA Administrator’s Award for Superior Achievement in 2016.

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James Michael "Mike" O'Malley

DOT Senior Advisor to NORAD & USNORTHCOM " "

Mr. O’Malley serves as the U.S. Department of Transportation Senior Advisor to the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and United States Northern Command (USNORTHCOM).  Mr. O’Malley previously served as the first Senior Advisor to the United States Transportation Command from March 2017 to August 2019. 

In 1990, Mr. O’Malley joined the DOT’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) as a Marine Surveyor for the South Atlantic Region.  He activated Ready Reserve Force (RRF) ships from the start of Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm.  He served on the foreign acquisition team which brought two additional roll-on/roll-off vessels into the RRF inventory.  Both vessels operated for three years with a remarkable performance and reliability rating of more than ninety-nine percent.  This achievement earned each vessel the Maritime Administrator’s Professional Ship Award in 1997.

Mr. O’Malley was selected to attend the Naval War College, College of Naval Warfare, Newport, Rhode Island and graduated with a Master of Arts Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies in 1999. 

In 2004, he was detailed to USTRANSCOM to serve as the MARAD Liaison Officer, a position made permanent in 2007.  Specific noteworthy accomplishments include his insightful introductions between the Department of State’s Political Advisor to the USTRANSCOM Commander and commercial industry partners.  This resulted in opening the Northern Distribution Network as a new supply line of communication for U.S. forces in Afghanistan through Russia and Central Asia.  Other professional accomplishments include his coordination with the Defense Threat Reduction Agency Liaison Officer at USTRANSCOM to conceptualize a plan to neutralize the Syrian chemical weapons at sea onboard a RRF vessel in support of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.

Prior to his tenure with the MARAD, he served as a port engineer with the U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command at the pinnacle of the cold war when ocean surveillance using Surface Towed Array Sensor System was critical to our national security and the mission operational tempo was high.  A native of Mansfield, Massachusetts, Mr. O’Malley graduated from the Maine Maritime Academy, in1982 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Engineering with a minor in Marine Industrial Management.  After graduation, he worked in private industry as a licensed Merchant Marine engineering officer until 1986.

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Carlos SanchezPhoto of James Michael "Mike" O'Malley

DOT Senior Advisor to USTRANSCOM

Prior to his assignment as the Department of Transportation (DOT) Senior Advisor to the Department of Defense’s US Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), Carlos Sanchez held the position of Deputy Associate Director within the Secretary’s Office of Intelligence, Security, and Emergency Response.  In that capacity, Mr. Sanchez managed and led every function of the intelligence cycle resulting in the distribution of finished intelligence products to the Secretary, senior staff, and the Department’s Administrators.  Because of this, he regularly engaged with the National Security Council and White House staff to coordinate the development of intelligence products supporting meetings on key national safety, security, and resilience issues.  Mr. Sanchez’ now eleven years in the Office of the Secretary of Transportation (OST) afforded him invaluable exposure to numerous programs, policies, and issues relating to the execution of the Department’s roles and responsibilities during national all-threats / all-hazards response and recovery efforts as well as transportation safety regulation harmonization with the Department of Defense and foreign governments.

As the senior advisor, Mr. Sanchez facilitates communication, collaboration, and cooperation between DOT and USTRANSCOM supporting operational and policy efforts.  While he is available to USTRANSCOM on behalf of OST, he is successful because of his access to not only OST expertise, but also that which exists throughout DOT’s Operating Administrations.

During Mr. Sanchez’ 29 years with the executive branch, most recently, he now serves as an advisor to the senior staff of his fourth U.S. Secretary at DOT.  Prior to DOT, he had the privilege to advise U.S. and NATO General Officers in Kosovo and Afghanistan, as well as U.S. Ambassadors in Central and South America, and the Caribbean.

Mr. Sanchez was born in San Diego, California, holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminology, a master’s in International Relations, an MBA with a concentration in International Business, and is a graduate of the Federal Executive Institute.

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Richard MoorePhoto of Richard Moore

Associate Director

National Security Policy and Preparedness Division

Mr. Moore began his current role with the U.S. Department of Transportation in 2015.  He began his federal career in 2008 as part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Policy Honors Fellowship, a two-year rotational program.  Through the program, Mr. Moore experienced DHS assignments with the Privacy Office, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and the Office of Cyber Security Policy.

In 2010, Mr. Moore transitioned from the DHS Office of Policy to the DHS Office of Infrastructure Protection’s Homeland Infrastructure Threat and Risk Analysis Center (HITRAC), serving as an Infrastructure Risk Analyst.  In 2013, HITRAC became the Office of Cyber and Infrastructure Analysis (OCIA), and Mr. Moore became the Branch Chief for Cyber-Physical Analysis.  In this role, he supervised several staff members that worked to assess the potential infrastructure consequences related to threat actors exploiting cyber security vulnerabilities.  Mr. Moore oversaw branch projects with National Laboratories and other partners, and he coordinated the branch’s analytical production to support the Strategic Infrastructure Analysis Division of OCIA, which evolved into the National Risk Management Center in 2018.

Prior to joining the Federal Government, Mr. Moore earned two degrees from the University of Southern California: a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and a Master of Arts degree in English.  Later, he also earned a Master of Science degree in Strategic Intelligence from the National Intelligence University.

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Jorge Reyes (Acting)

Associate Director" "

Current Operations, Response and Recovery

 

Mr. Reyes serves as the Acting Associate Director for the Current Operations, Response and Recovery Division in the Office of Intelligence, Security and Emergency Response.  In this capacity, he coordinates the Department’s preparedness, response, and recovery activities in all-hazards environments and in support of the Secretary’s responsibilities under the National Response Framework and the National Disaster Recovery Framework.  Mr. Reyes is the principal Departmental representative on the Emergency Support Function Leadership Group and the Recovery Support Function Leadership Group.  In addition, Mr. Reyes provides leadership and oversight for the Department’s Transportation Operation Center, a 24-hour a day, seven day a week operation, which is responsible for managing the Department’s collection, analysis, preparation, and dissemination of important crisis preparedness and response information to DOT leadership. 

Before this assignment, Mr. Reyes, served as a Deputy Associate Director Current Operations, Response and Recovery. Mr. Reyes also served as a Senior Watch Officer at the Transportation Operation Center. Prior to the DOT, Mr. Reyes served in various roles with the United States Coast Guard (USCG), most recently in Recruiting Command where he was in charge of the South Atlantic Region Recruiting Offices.  Mr. Reyes served for 23 years in the USCG, as enlisted and officer capacities.

Mr. Reyes holds a Master Science of Emergency Management from American Military University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Finance from the University of Puerto Rico- Mayaguez Campus.  Mr. Reyes graduate from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff Course in Fort Belvoir, VA

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Matthew Konopka

Associate Director

Transportation Operations Center 

Mr. Konopka is currently serving as the Associate Director, Transportation Operation Center (TOC) in the Office of Intelligence, Security, and Emergency Response, U.S. Department of Transportation.  He began his tenure in April of 2021.  Mr. Konopka leads a staff that is responsible for monitoring reporting on all threats, all hazards events and incidents impacting nation’s transportation system and infrastructure.  These reports provide the Department’s senior leadership with situational awareness to facilitate timely decision making and actions.

He began his Federal career in 2004 as part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS’s) National Operations Center (NOC).  Mr. Konopka held various assignments of increasing responsibility in the NOC, including Incident Management Officer and Assistant Senior Watch Officer.

In 2016, Mr. Konopka was selected to represent DHS as a member of the White House’s National Security Council (NSC) performing duty in the White House Situation Room.  He was responsible for providing current intelligence, alerts on breaking news, and crisis support to the NSC staff, National Security Advisor, and the President.

In 2019, Mr. Konopka transitioned from DHS to become the Deputy Director of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Emergency Management Center.  In this role, Mr. Konopka oversaw the Operations, Preparedness, and Administration Branches and served as the Department’s Program Manager for Continuity of Operations and Continuity of Government Programs.

Prior to joining the Federal Government, Mr. Konopka was a Police Officer and Detective in Northern Virginia and served in the U.S. Army Reserves in both Military Intelligence and Criminal Investigation Division.

Mr. Konopka earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from Mercyhurst University and a Master of Public Administration degree from George Mason University (GMU).  He also earned a graduate certificate in Emergency Management and Homeland Security from GMU.  Mr. Konopka resides in Northern Virginia with his wife, Crystal, and two teenage children.

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Dennis Eggers

Associate Director" "

Intelligence Division

Mr. Eggers serves as the Associate Director for Intelligence in the Office of Intelligence, Security, and Emergency Response. In this role, he directs national security intelligence awareness and integration support for the Secretary of Transportation and Department leadership. Mr. Eggers leads and coordinates transportation related analysis and production, insider threat and counterintelligence programs, and serves as the primary liaison with interagency intelligence partners. Prior to his current position, Mr. Eggers served as the Deputy Associate Director for Intelligence responsible for intelligence production for senior Department leadership.

Mr. Eggers’ previous work with the Federal government includes service with the U.S. Agency for International Development and the U.S. Department of Justice, National Security Division. Before federal service, he worked for Booz Allen Hamilton and supported business strategies and direct support to U.S. Department of Defense and U.S. Army clients. Mr. Eggers served for 20 years with the U.S. Air Force and supported operations, plans, organization, and employment of forces in Air Force, joint, and interagency commands in various capacities.

Mr. Eggers holds a Master of Public Administration from the Pennsylvania State University.


Joseph Futch" "

Associate Director

Special Agent In Charge

Joseph Futch serves as the Special Agent-in-Charge of the Protective Service Division (PSD) for the Office of Intelligence, Security and Emergency Response.  In this position, he works with Senior Staff to ensure proper coverage and safety guidance are being provided to the Secretary of Transportation.  Policies, Standard Operating Procedures, and other directive are issued to Agents to safeguard and protect the safety of Senior Government Officials, as well as provide Protective Services to the Secretary.

Mr. Futch has spent almost twenty years providing protection to Senior Government Officials to include the Secretaries of Defense and Veterans Affairs, in the United States, around the world, and in active combat zones. 

Mr. Futch spent ten years in the United States Army, serving at as a Paratrooper in Fort Bragg, NC, Fort Belvoir, VA, and multiple deployments across combat theatres as a Military Policeman and Army Criminal Investigation Division Special Agent. 

Mr. Futch holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Multi-Disciplinary Studies and Master’s Degree of Science in Criminal Justice from Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA. Mr. Futch resides with his wife, Kari and their two children.