Maoyi Huang

EPIC Program Manager

Prior to joining NOAA, she was a senior research scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory from 2010-2020, where she was responsible for proposal development, scientific and software developments, project management, reporting and review for projects funded by Department of Energy, The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) , and The United States Geological Survey. She…

Mark Vincent

Observations Program Manager

Mark is the recipient of the DOC Gold Medal for transitioning NOAA’s first ecological  forecasting system (HABS) to operations; DOC Silver Medal for developing and implementing an analysis of NOAA’s observation portfolio; and two bronze medals and an Administrator’s award for transitioning models to NOAA’s operational high performance computing environment. His education includes a PhD…

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…

Henrique Alves

EPIC & JTTI Research Physical Scientist

Working with American and international scientists, Jose-Henrique implemented the first operational wave modeling system at NCEP using unstructured meshes. More recently, he led the EMC wave group to build the wave model components in the GFSv16 and GEFSv12 global forecast systems, the first coupled implementations of the Unified Forecast System (UFS) at the National Weather…

Chandra Kondragunta

JTTI Program Manager

Dr. Kondragunta has 23 years of federal service.  Prior to joining WPO, he served as Project Manager and Contracting Officer Representative at NESDIS and NWS.  Prior to joining NOAA as a Federal employee, he worked as a Research Scientist for the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, Research Associate for the University of Maryland, College Park,…

John Ten Hoeve, WPO

Deputy Director

While at the NWS, John was a key member of several efforts to evolve the NWS, including the reorganization of NWS Headquarters and the NWS Operations and Workforce Analysis, which developed recommendations for the future organizational structure and operating model of the NWS.  John was also a lead author of a new NWS Governance in…

Dorothy Koch

Prior to WPO, from 2019-21, Dr. Koch was the Director of the National Weather Service (NWS) Modeling Division within the Office of Science and Technology Integration. She had oversight of projects to develop NOAA’s operational forecast systems, including hurricanes, air-quality, short-range severe weather, and medium to extended range global forecasts.  Prior to joining NOAA, from…