On July 26, 2014, Governor Chris Christie appointed Chris Rodriguez to lead the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (NJOHSP). Director Rodriguez serves in the Governor's Cabinet. Prior to his appointment, Director Rodriguez served for more than a decade in the US Intelligence Community, where he held a variety of analytic and management positions. He served in Iraq in 2006-07 and has traveled to over two dozen countries.
Born and raised in Morris County, Director Rodriguez holds a Bachelor's degree from Williams College and a Master’s degree and PhD from the University of Notre Dame.
Deputy DirectorSteven Gutkin
Steven Gutkin was named Deputy Director of NJOHSP in August 2014. Prior to joining NJOHSP in 2012, Deputy Director Gutkin served as Executive Director for the US Department of Homeland Security-funded Regional Catastrophic Planning Team.
Deputy Director Gutkin retired at the rank of Deputy Chief of Police for the Fairfield, New Jersey Police Department. He is an active member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the FBI National Academy Associates and is a graduate of the 219th Session of the FBI National Academy.
Born and raised in Essex County, Deputy Director Gutkin holds a Bachelor’s degree from Thomas Edison State College.
Director of IntelligenceRosemary Martorana
Rosemary Martorana is the Director of Intelligence for NJOHSP. Prior to joining NJOHSP in 2010 as a senior intelligence analyst, Ms. Martorana worked at several non-governmental agencies, including the United Nations Association.
While completing her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from St. Louis University, she participated in a two-year academic program in Spain, Namibia, and South Africa. Ms. Martorana also holds a Master’s degree in International Relations from the City College of New York.
Director of Policy and PlanningEric Tysarczyk
Eric Tysarczyk is the Director of Policy and Planning at NJOHSP. Prior to joining in March 2016, Mr. Tysarczyk served as Deputy Chief Counsel to the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency and the Office of the State Fire Commissioner.
Mr. Tysarczyk has previously served as Director of Intergovernmental Programs at the US Department of Homeland Security and Director of Preparedness Policy at the White House Homeland Security Council.
Mr. Tysarczyk holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Arcadia University and a JD from The Catholic University of America.
Director of AdministrationJared Maples
Jared Maples is the Director of Administration at NJOHSP. Prior to joining NJOHSP in January 2016, Mr. Maples spent over a decade at the Central Intelligence Agency in a variety of leadership roles. As a seasoned intelligence officer, his career focused on executive strategy development and execution, organizational and operational change management, emergency operations response, internal security investigations, and personnel protection in high threat environments.
Mr. Maples holds an MBA from Georgetown University, a Bachelor’s degree from Villanova University, and an Associate’s degree from Valley Forge Military College.
Director of CybersecuritySteven Branigan
Steven Branigan is the Director of Cybersecurity for NJOHSP and the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for the State of New Jersey. He has held senior technical and management positions at Telcordia Technologies, Bell Labs, Lumeta, and CyanLine, where he consulted commercial and government organizations on security policy and strategy, architecture, risk management, and incident response. Mr. Branigan also served on the board of the non-profit High Technology Crime Investigation Association and is an active member of the FBI Infragard Program.
He holds an MS in Computer Science from Rutgers University and an MBA from Columbia University
Chief Financial OfficerRandall Richardson
Randall Richardson is the Chief Financial Officer at NJOHSP. Prior to NJOHSP, Mr. Richardson served for 26 years in the New Jersey State Police, attaining the rank of Major where he was the Chief Administrative Officer managing the State Police budget, in addition to other critical assignments.
Mr. Richardson has a Bachelor’s degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, as well as a Master's degree from John Jay College.
Director of CommunicationsStephanie Raphael
Stephanie Raphael is the Director of Communications at NJOHSP and is responsible for all media, public, and external relations. Prior to joining NJOHSP in September 2014, Ms. Raphael worked in the private sector and has extensive experience in public relations, brand development, executive positioning, and corporate crisis communications.
Ms. Raphael holds a Bachelor's degree in Public Communications from American University.