Matt Mahalik

Research to Operations Transition Analyst

Matt Mahalik Matthew Mahalik Research to Operations Transition Analyst Matt Mahalik is the Research Transitions Lead for the Weather Program Office (WPO) in OAR. In this position, he works to coordinate the policy, planning and execution of the transition of science from OAR to the National Weather Service, other NOAA Line Offices, and beyond. He…

Valbona Kunkel

NOAA Atmospheric Scientist R2O Coordinator

Valbona Kunkel VALBONA KUNKEL NOAA Atmospheric Scientist R2O Coordinator Dr. Kunkel is a contractor working with the WPO Director and Program Managers to help coordinate, monitor, promote, and evaluate research-to-operations transition activities across all WPO’s programs. Prior to WPO, Dr. Kunkel supported the transition of the models from a research system to a fully operational…