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 Meet the MCSS Team

Kate Bryan - Executive Director

Prior to joining MCSS in December of 2018, Director Bryan served as the Deputy Executive Director at the Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), where she was responsible for the day-to-day management, emergency response operation, and administration of the agency. Before working as an Emergency Manager, Director Bryan spent twenty years in the private sector. Director Bryan earned her B.A. from Merrimack College in North Andover, Massachusetts and her M.S. at the University of Maryland, Francis King Carey School of Law. Director Bryan is a Certified Public Manager (CPM) and FEMA Certified Master Exercise Practitioner (MEP).​​

J. Dino Pi​gnataro - Deputy Director and Regional Manager

Regional representative for Anne Arundel, Caroline, Kent, and Queen Anne's Counties

Ron Pierce - Training Administrator, Training-Certification and Prevention-Intervention​

Regional representative for Carroll, Howard, and Montgomery Counties 

James Hott - Training and Certification Specialist​

Regional representative for AlleganyFrederick, Garrett, and Washington Counties

Michael Rudinski - Training and Certification Specialist​

Regional representative for Calvert​, Charles, Prince George’s, and St. Mary’s Counties

Drew Turner - Prevention and Intervention Specialist​

Regional representative for Dorchester, SomersetTalbot, Wicomico, and Worcester Counties​

Brit Ayers - Prevention and Intervention Specialist​

Regional representative for Baltimore City and Baltimore, Cecil, and Harford Counties

Sandra Caldwell - School Safety Analyst​​​

Gifty Quarshie -​ Fiscal and Grants Manager​

Barbara J. Scott - Grant Specialist

Jeyan Jebaraj - Business Solutions and Data Manager​​

Aaron Chiusano - Communication and Multimedia Specialist​​

Alice Rhodes - Communication and Marketing Special​ist

Jesika McNeil - Executive Assistant


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