Leadership

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Jared M. Maples, Director

Jared M. Maples was named 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.


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Laurie Doran, Division Director

Laurie Doran, the Director of the Intelligence and Operations Division at the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (NJOHSP), was appointed to her current position in April 2018 after retiring from the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) with more than 32 years of service. At the CIA, she served as an Operations Officer and Senior Manager in the Directorate of Operations, serving overseas for the majority of her career. 

At NJOHSP, Ms. Doran oversees the activities of three bureaus that work in close collaboration with federal, State, and local partners: Operations Bureau, Intelligence Management Bureau, and Analysis Bureau. She leads NJOHSP’s collaboration efforts on counterterrorism, domestic terrorism, and other specific criminal matters with the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force and other law enforcement entities. She also implements intelligence collection and outreach programs and resources to help NJOHSP meet its mission of keeping the residents and visitors in New Jersey safe.

Ms. Doran holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts and a Master of Public Administration from Suffolk University.


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Eric Tysarczyk, Division Director

Eric Tysarczyk serves as the Director of Preparedness for the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness. In this role, he oversees programs focused on public- and private-sector preparedness, infrastructure protection, and enterprise risk management.

He is also a Senior Fellow with The George Washington University’s Center for Cyber and Homeland Security. This nonpartisan organization conducts focused research and analysis on cybersecurity and counterterrorism issues in partnership with domestic and international policymakers to develop innovative strategies to confront current and emerging threats.

Mr. Tysarczyk has served in various public- and private-sector roles concentrated on cybersecurity, counterterrorism, 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 US 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 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 US 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, he joined a NASDAQ-traded organization and focused his work on business analytics and cybersecurity, including risk management strategies for international supply chains.

Mr. Tysarczyk holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Arcadia University and a Juris Doctor from The Catholic University of America.


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Michael Geraghty, Division Director and State CISO

Michael Geraghty is the State of New Jersey’s Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and Director of the New Jersey Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Cell (NJCCIC). In these roles, Director Geraghty is responsible for the development and execution of the State’s cybersecurity strategy. He leads and coordinates New Jersey’s cybersecurity efforts while building resiliency throughout the State and has direct responsibility for all aspects of statewide cybersecurity operations; governance, risk and compliance; and incident response. 

Director Geraghty is an accomplished cybersecurity executive with a history of building innovative and model programs in private- and public-sector enterprises, including roles as CISO of the Hudson’s Bay Company, Chief Information Officer of the National and International Centers for Missing and Exploited Children, Vice President of High Technology Investigations at Prudential Financial, and Network Intrusion Detection Manager of Lucent Technologies/Bell Labs. Geraghty began his career with the New Jersey State Police, where he served 12 years and led the formation and development of its High Technology Crimes Investigations Unit.

He has provided expert testimony before Congress and in federal, State, and international courts on computer crime investigations and forensics. Geraghty previously served as president of the Northeast Chapter of the High Technology Crimes Investigation Association and held leadership roles in the National Strategic Policy Council on Cyber and Electronic Crime.

Geraghty holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Thomas Edison State College. 


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Randall Richardson, Division Director

Randall A. Richardson, the Director of the Support Services Division at the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (NJOHSP), served 26 years with the New Jersey State Police before retiring on January 1, 2004, at the rank of Major. His career assignments included general duty road trooper, New Jersey State Police Academy Instructor, Crime Prevention Officer, Executive Protection Unit Supervisor, Planning Bureau Commanding Officer, Superintendent’s Office Staff Officer, Commanding Officer of the Division Staff Section, and Commanding Officer/Chief Administrative Officer managing the agency’s $500 million annual budget.  He received a Superintendent’s Certificate of Commendation for his main leadership/coordinating role during the final five years of his career, when he developed policies and procedures to comply with the Consent Decree regarding racial profiling and the Attorney General’s State Police Reform Initiatives.

Mr. Richardson joined the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) on January 1, 2004, as a staff member of the Domestic Security Preparedness Task Force, serving as a federal grant coordinator/liaison for the Homeland Security Grant Program. With the establishment of NJOHSP in 2006, he was transferred from OAG to develop NJOHSP’s Grants Bureau. In August 2014, he was promoted to Chief of the Critical Infrastructure Protection Bureau; in November 2015, he was selected to serve as the Chief Financial Officer, managing the agency’s financial affairs; and in September 2017, he was promoted to Director of the Administration Division (now known as the Support Services Division).

Mr. Richardson has a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology with a minor in Economics from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Public Administration from John Jay College of Criminal Justice. He is a graduate of the Police Executive Research Forum’s Senior Management Institute for Policing.


Patrick Rigby, Chief of Staff

Patrick Rigby is the Chief of Staff at the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (NJOHSP). In his role, he is responsible for coordinating New Jersey’s counterterrorism, cybersecurity, and emergency preparedness efforts. Mr. Rigby oversees all internal operations and policies and serves as the principal liaison with State agencies and departments. Additionally, Mr. Rigby is the Public Information Officer responsible for legislative affairs, community relations, and internal and external communications activities. 

Mr. Rigby has been an integral part of NJOHSP’s faith-based security initiatives and led interaction with faith-based groups in New Jersey. He has enhanced and continues to grow NJOHSP’s Interfaith Advisory Council (IAC), which meets on a quarterly basis and is comprised of over 3,000 faith-based leaders throughout the State and government representatives from the federal, State, and local levels. He also works closely with various outreach committees. These initiatives help to facilitate an ongoing dialogue with all communities of faith and the diverse and densely populated communities throughout New Jersey, providing security training, at no cost, and facilitating the availability of millions of dollars in grant opportunities for nonprofit organizations. 

Prior to joining NJOHSP in 2015, Mr. Rigby served as Senior Legislative and Policy Adviser to the Chairman of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee. During his tenure, he worked on numerous diplomatic nominations and treaties submitted by the President for Senate consideration. Mr. Rigby previously held positions with the global media organization Bloomberg L.P. and held various roles at the Council on Foreign Relations, US House of Representatives, and in the financial services industry, where he achieved his Series 7 and Series 63 Securities Licenses.

Mr. Rigby holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and International Relations from The New School University and completed an honors program in National Security Studies and Comparative Political Economics at Oxford University in the United Kingdom.