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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

Staff & Contacts

Leadership & Administrative Staff

Aaron Miller

Director of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness

Office: (504) 658-8700   

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, Mr. Miller 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,   Mr. Miller 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.

Dev Jani

Deputy Director and Chief, Planning & Preparedness

Office: (504) 658-8713   

Dev Jani is the Deputy Director and Chief, Planning & Preparedness at the City of New Orleans – Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness. He is responsible for managing four areas within the city's homeland security enterprise: planning and strategic programs; training, exercises and evaluation; community engagement; and finance. Prior to joining the City of New Orleans, Dr. Jani held a variety of positions which spanned the fire, emergency medical services and collegiate emergency response sectors. He received a B.S. in Biochemistry from Stony Brook University and both a M.P.H. and Ph.D. in Environmental Health Sciences (focus in chemical exposure assessment) from the Tulane University – School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Dr. Jani's research and professional focus areas include all-hazards preparedness and response, particularly of CBRN incidents, and the translation of this area into policy.

Collin Arnold

Deputy Director and Chief, Response & Interoperability

Office: (504) 658-8729   

Kim Bazile

Administrative Support Specialist

Office: (504) 658-8700   

Planning & Preparedness Division

Cara Lutz Stevens

Deputy Planning Section Chief

Office: (504) 658-8711   

Thomas Schrilla


Office: (504) 658-8717   

Benjamin Armstrong

Finance/Administration Section Chief

Office: (504) 658-8720   

Lori Duvernay

Budget Analyst

Office: (504) 658-8700   

Ryan Mast

Hazard Mitigation Administrator


Katrina Porter-Dean

Hazard Mitigation Program Manager

Office: (504) 658-8742   

Laura Mellem

Public Engagement Manager

Office: (504) 658-8744   

Response & Interoperability Division

Oliver Zakrzewski

Deputy Operations Section Chief

Office: (504) 658-8704   

Scott Rodrigue

Logistics Section Chief

Office: (504) 658-8715   

George Brown

Communications/IT Section Chief

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.

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.

Captain Adam Brickeen

New Orleans Emergency Medical Services Liaison


Captain Kevin Williams

New Orleans Fire Department Liaison


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