Acting DirectorJared Maples
Jared Maples was named Acting Director of the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (NJOHSP) on June 5, 2017. In his role, he serves as the federally designated Homeland Security Advisor (HSA) to the Governor and is the Cabinet level executive responsible for coordinating and leading New Jersey’s Counterterrorism, Cybersecurity and Emergency Preparedness efforts.
Director Maples joined NJOHSP in January 2016 as Director of the Division of Administration. The Division of Administration encompasses all information technology and security, human resources, facilities management and financial activities for the Office, including oversight of millions of dollars in federal homeland security grant funding.
Prior to joining NJOHSP, Director Maples spent over a decade at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in a variety of leadership roles and previously worked at the US Department of Defense in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. 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. Director Maples was fortunate to travel around the world on behalf of the US Government, including many deployments to areas of active hostilities.
In 2014, Director Maples was appointed to the Board of Trustees for the Government Employee Voluntary Investment Fund. As a Trustee, Director Maples and the rest of the Board maintain exclusive responsibility for the investment of nearly $300 million in assets across Growth, Aggressive, Index, and Income funds.
Director 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 Policy and PlanningEric Tysarczyk
Eric Tysarczyk currently serves as Director of Policy and Planning for New Jersey’s Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness. In this role, he oversees programs focused on public and private sector preparedness, infrastructure protection, interoperable communications, and enterprise risk management. Mr. Tysarczyk is also a senior fellow at The George Washington University’s Center for Cyber and Homeland Security.
Mr. Tysarczyk has served in various public and private sector roles concentrated on counterterrorism, cybersecurity, and emergency management. He previously served as Director of Preparedness Policy at the White House Homeland Security Council, where he organized policy initiatives and programs that supported homeland security efforts across the nation. Mr. Tysarczyk also served at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as Director for Intergovernmental Programs. In that role, he oversaw and coordinated programs for state and local governments, including assessing the resource needs of those governments to combat terrorism and assisting local efforts to secure the homeland.
Mr. Tysarczyk has also served with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the Governor’s Office of General Counsel. During that time, he was the Deputy Chief Counsel for the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency and the Office of the State Fire Commissioner. Mr. Tysarczyk advised on varying legal matters as counsel, including state of emergency declarations by the governor and incident response authorities.
In addition to his government service, Mr. Tysarczyk has held positions with a number of private sector organizations. He was a principal in a small consulting company providing services to multiple private sector and governmental organizations, including the U.S. Department of Defense. As a consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) early in his career, Mr. Tysarczyk assisted commercial clients with operations analysis, technology integration, and enterprise risk management, including prescient strategies to address cybersecurity. After PwC, Mr. Tysarczyk joined a NASDAQ-traded organization and focused his work on business analytics and cybersecurity, including risk management strategies for international supply chains.
Mr. Tysarczyk is an active member of the Bar of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and has been a guest lecturer on security, technology, and legal topics for various organizations, including the Pennsylvania Bar Institute and The Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute. He has also been a spokesperson for print and local broadcast media on issues of technology and security.
Mr. Tysarczyk earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Arcadia University and a Juris Doctor from The Catholic University of America.
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 Cybersecurity and State CISOMike Geraghty
Mike Geraghty is the Director of Cybersecurity for NJOHSP and State CISO. He oversees the New Jersey Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Cell, the State’s central hub for cyber operations and resources. Mr. Geraghty brings a wealth of public- and private-sector experience to this role, having served as CISO of the Hudson’s Bay Company, Chief Information Officer of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, and Vice President of High Technology Investigations at Prudential Financial. Previously, Geraghty served 12 years with the New Jersey State Police, where he led the formation and development of the High Technology Crimes Investigations Unit.
Director of CommunicationsPatrick Rigby
Patrick Rigby is the Director of Communications at NJOHSP. Prior to joining NJOHSP in 2015, Mr. Rigby served as Senior Legislative and Policy Advisor to the Chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC). Mr. Rigby previously spent four-years with the global media organization Bloomberg L.P., and held various roles at the Council on Foreign Relations, U.S. House of Representatives, and in the financial services industry where he acquired his Series 7 and Series 63 Securities Licenses.
Mr. Rigby holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from The New School University, and completed an honors program in International Relations and Comparative Political Economics at Oxford University in the United Kingdom.
Director of AdministrationRandall Richardson
Randall Richardson is the Director of Administration 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.