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 P​i​gnataro - Director of Program Management​​​​

​Regional representative for Anne Arundel,  Calvert, Charles, Prince George's, and St. Mary's Counties​​

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

Regional representative for ​Anne Arundel, Carroll, Howard, and Montgomery Counties 

James Hott - School Safety Emergency Preparedness Specialist, Training and Certification

Regional representative for Allegany, Frederick, Garrett, and Washington Co​​unties

Jeffrey S. Smith -​ School Safety Program Coordinator, Training and Certification​

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

Drew T​urner Prevention and Intervention Specialist ​​

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

Brit Ayers - Prevention and Intervention Specialist​

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

Sandra Caldwell - School Safety Analyst​​​

Jeyan Jebaraj -​ Chief Information Officer​​​

Gifty Quarshie -​ Director of Administration​

Jesika McNeil - Administrator - Fiscal Operations

Shalae Mathis - Administrative Specialist​​​​​

Barbara J. Scott - Grants Specialist​

Kimberly Buckheit - Director of Strategic Initiatives​​

Aaron Chius​ano - Communications and Multimedia Specialist​​

Ja Coates - ​Communications and Instructional Specialist

Jeaneen Johnson - Assistant Attorney General and Counsel​​​​



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