Homer Bryson has served as the GEMA/HS Director since December 1, 2016 and brings 37 years of public safety experience with him to the position. As Director, he led the agency during activations for hurricanes, tornados, wildfires, and ice storms.

Thomas Moore

Deputy Director, Emergency Management

Thomas Moore serves as the Deputy Director of Emergency Management at GEMA/HS. In this position, he oversees the emergency management, operational response, logistics and planning units of the agency.

Harlan Proveaux

Deputy Director, Homeland Security

Harlan Proveaux serves as Deputy Director of Homeland Security at GEMA/HS. In this position, he oversees the Homeland Security Division which includes; operations, intelligence, critical infrastructure as well as the training and exercise units of the agency.

J. Mark Sexton

Deputy Director, Programs & Finance

Mark Sexton joined GEMA/HS in January 2017 and currently serves as Deputy Director of Programs and Finance.

Charles Dawson

Deputy Director, Disaster Recovery Division

Charles (Charlie) Dawson serves as Deputy Director for Disaster Recovery at GEMA/HS.  In this capacity, he oversees the Disaster Recovery Division which includes Hazard Mitigation, Public Assistance, Individual Assistance and Community Recovery.

Catherine Howden

Chief of Staff

Catherine Howden joined GEMA/HS in July 2015 and currently serves as the Chief of Staff. She began her career as a public affairs specialist in the U.S. Air Force.

Joseph Greene

General Counsel and Legislative Director

Joseph Greene serves as General Counsel and Legislative Director for GEMA/HS. He is the principal advisor to the Director of GEMA/HS on all legal and legislative matters impacting emergency management and homeland security in the state of Georgia.

Michael Nix

Executive Director, Georgia Emergency Communications Authority

Michael Nix is the Executive Director of the Georgia Emergency Communications Authority (GECA) and the Statewide Interoperability Coordinator at GEMA/HS.