Kirsten Gurka

Budget Analyst

Kirsten Gurka is a Budget Analyst for the Weather Program Office (WPO).

Cyndee O'Quinn

Senior Communications Specialist

Cyndee is a contractor providing support as the Senior Communications Specialist for the Weather Program Office (WPO). She received her B.S. in Meteorology from Florida State University.

Carmen Davila

Division Chief - Management & Administration

Carmen Davila Carmen Davila Division Chief – Management & Administration Vidaluz Carmen Davila is the Division Chief for the Weather Program Office (WPO) Management & Administration Division. She leads a team that manages, secures, and expends resources and services needed to efficiently and effectively run WPO. She directs and manages budget formulation and execution, and…

Logistics Coordinator

Jennifer Leaman

Harish Vasudevan

Budget and Financial Analyst

Harish Vasudevan Harish Vasudevan Budget and Financial Analyst Harish is a Cherokee Nation Business contractor in the NOAA Weather Program supporting WPO and its programs through analysis of budget expenditure and revenue components as a Budget/Financial Analyst. Prior to joining NOAA, Harish worked in the Books division at The National Geographic Society, in Washington D.C.,…

Claudia Womble

Contracting Officer Representative

Additionally, Claudia is a graduate of Federally Employed Women’s First Mentoring Program cohort (2022); Office of Personnel Management (OPM), Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) Certificate at the Executive Level (2022), NOAA’s premier leadership succession program, Leadership Competencies Development Program (2021)and Asian American Government Executive Network (AAGEN) Senior Executive Service Career Development Program (2018).  She is…

Tamara Battle

Policy & Partnerships Lead

Prior to NOAA, Tamara spent five years at the National Science Foundation (NSF) as a Science Assistant with the Division of Graduate Education (DGE) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP), and Science Analyst within the Division for Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental and Transport Systems (CBET) assisting with data analytics and science communication. Tamara has a B.S. in…

Melissa Pratt-Zossoungbo WPO

Administrative Officer

Melissa has a Master’s degree in Coastal Sciences-Marine Botany from the University of Southern Mississippi, an Undergraduate degree in Marine Science from Gordon College and holds a Master’s Certificate in Federal Financial Management from Graduate School USA.   Melissa spent two years in Benin, West Africa as a Peace Corps Volunteer working in sustainable agriculture and…