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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

Staff & Contacts


Aaron Miller

Director, Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness

Office: (504) 658-8703   

Aaron Miller is the Director of the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness. In this role, he oversees daily operations of the office, maintains emergency operations center readiness, and implements the strategic and tactical objectives outlined by the Mayor in regards to public safety. Prior to this, Aaron served as a Clinical Researcher and Research Specialist for New Orleans EMS, where he also worked as a special event liaison, and as the Emergency Management Specialist for Tulane University. After completing his Master’s in Public Health,  Aaron was a Mayoral Fellow, for the City of New Orleans in the Health Department and for EMS. He is currently completing his dissertation research for a PhD in Public Health from the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine in the Department of Global Behavioral and Community Health Sciences.

Collin Arnold

Chief, Response & Interoperability

Office: (504) 658-8729   

Dev Jani

Chief, Planning & Preparedness

Office: (504) 658-8713   

Dev Jani is currently the Chief, Planning & Preparedness at the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness. In this capacity, he is responsible for managing a division which includes planning, strategic programs, community outreach/NOLA Ready, and training, exercises and evaluation. In addition to this duty, Dev is responsible for the administration of several public health and homeland security grants and serves as the primary point of contact for public health and medical issues. Previously, he worked in a variety of positions which spanned the fire, emergency medical services and collegiate emergency response sectors. Dev holds a BS in Biochemistry from Stony Brook University, a MPH in Environmental Health and Public Health Disaster Management from the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, and is currently completing a doctoral degree in Environmental Health Sciences at Tulane. His research and professional focus areas include all-hazards preparedness and response, particularly of CBRN incidents, and the translation of this area into policy at the local, state and federal levels.

Eric Pickering

Deputy Operations Section Chief

Office: (504) 658-8707   

Cara Stevens

Deputy Planning Section Chief

Office: (504) 658-8711   

Scott Rodrigue

Logistics Section Chief

Office: (504) 658-8715   

George Barlow Brown

Communications / IT Section Chief

Office: (504) 658-8716   

George Brown is the COMM / IT Section Chief for the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness. He is tasked with overseeing the day to day IT operations of the office as well as the Communications for all of public safety for the City of New Orleans.

Prior to NOHSEP, George served the City of New Orleans for 12 years as an officer within the NOPD, his last 8 years being assigned to the IT Division of NOPD. He brings a large portfolio of deployed NOPD applications that make information sharing easier on a daily basis. Many of these applications were designed in-house and are used 24/7.

George Brown graduated from Tulane University with a B.S. in Applied Computer Sciences with a focus on System Analysis and Design.


Carlos V. Muñiz

IT Analyst

Office: (504) 658-8714   

Carlos V. Muñiz is the IT-Technical Project Lead for the New Orleans Office of Homeland Security. He has been in this position since 2005, during which time he was has been responsible for the deployment of all the telecommunication equipment during an activation using NOMADS, BGAN, Cell Phones and Satellite phones. He is accountable for the setup of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC), IP phones, laptops, desktops, cameras, assign user rights and is the WEBEOC administrator for the EOC, as well as supporting three other agencies.

Prior to his time at NOHSEP, Mr. Muñiz worked as a CDMA Switch Technician at Sprint PCS, where he did troubleshooting on 1900 MHz cells, vocoder circuit cards, and switch equipment, analyzed trouble clusters of cells and verified all neighbors and translations for the site are correct, and was responsible for the implementation of phase II for E-911 system as well as the for the monitoring using different methods from using technical manuals, designed flow-charts, guides, theory, and documentation. 

Mr. Muñiz is a graduate of the Miami Military Academy, Miami Dade Jr. College, and the University of Miami. A native of Managua, Nicaragua, Carlos lives in Lakeview and is a Past Grand Knight (PGK) of the Knight of Columbus council 3729.

Greg D. Reece

Public Safety GIS Coordinator & WebEOC Administrator

Office: (504) 658-8710   

Greg D. Reece is the Public Safety GIS Coordinator and WebEOC Administrator for the New Orleans Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness. Mr. Reece utilizes GIS to create maps and maintain data for emergency situations. He also creates maps for special events and planning purposes for NOHSEP. He has been creating maps with GIS for 4 years. Greg received his degree for the University of Arkansas in Geography with an emphasis in Cartography. He is a native of Arkansas, but resides in Slidell. He enjoys sports and outdoor activities.

Kim Bazile

Office Admin/Support

Office: (504) 658-8700   

Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI)

Created by the 9/11 Act, the UASI Program provides funding to cities to help build capacity against the threat of terrorism. NOHSEP staff and UASI team members work closely together to ensure New Orleans remains as safe and prepared for any and all disasters as possible. 

Benjamin Armstrong

Program Manager

Linda Marye

Fiscal Planner

Office: (504) 658-8704   

Linda Marye is the Fiscal Planner for the Office of Homeland Security. She handles payments, manages financial aspects of grants, and tracks funding for the City and for the Region. Ms. Marye graduated from Texas Tech with a Masters in Sociology, and has been in the role of Fiscal Planner for NOHSEP since the office was formed in 2004.  Before that she worked in the Office of Criminal Justice Coordination as the Director, after starting at the OCJC in 1979 as a Program Evaluator.  Linda was born in Texas, moved to Mississippi during High School, lived in Georgia, in Texas again and in Germany for 2 years. She has lived in New Orleans since 1976.

NOHSEP Liaisons

As the coordinating body for first responders in any emergency, NOHSEP works closely with New Orleans Police Department, New Orleans Fire Department, and New Orleans EMS.  Each of these departments maintains a full-time NOHSEP liaison, who work together to coordinate all disaster and emergency operations.

CPT Russell Avery

New Orleans Fire Department Liaison


Lieutenant Adam Brickeen

New Orleans EMS Liaison


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Last updated: 7/7/2015 12:44:36 PM

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