Meet the Executive Staff

John Scrivani, Commissioner

Commissioner John Scrivani

John Scrivani was appointed the New York City Emergency Management Department Commissioner in 2021. A member of public safety community for more than two decades, he is responsible for oversight of the City's efforts to plan and prepare for emergencies, educate the public about preparedness, coordinate emergency response and recovery, and disseminate emergency information.

Prior to his role as commissioner, Scrivani most recently served in leadership positions in Virginia over the last 10 years, including director of safety, security and emergency management for the Virginia Department of Transportation, where he was responsible for overseeing employee health and safety, physical security for all agency facilities and critical infrastructure, and the agency's emergency management and continuity programs. He also served as the deputy state coordinator for disaster services at the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM), where he was responsible for planning, logistics, special operations, the state warning point/situational awareness unit, and VDEM regional operations.

Scrivani returns home to New York City, where he worked in New York City government for more than 20 years. He has served as special assistant to the deputy mayor for operations working on Superstorm Sandy recovery projects, including the City' debris removal task force, and as the deputy commissioner for operations at NYC Emergency Management from 2009 to 2011. From 2008 to 2009, Scrivani was deputy director of the special operations division at the NYC Office of Chief Medical Examiner (OCME), where he also oversaw operations and safety for the World Trade Center Potential Human Remains Recovery Project and managed the special operations response team. For 14 years, he worked as a member of the NYPD, where he retired as commanding officer of the Emergency Service Unit (ESU) Hazardous Materials-Weapons of Mass Destruction Response Team and Training School. He was a member of the ESU and a first responder during the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.

Scrivani is a graduate of the State University of New York, Excelsior College.

Andrew D'Amora, First Deputy Commissioner

First Deputy Commissioner Andrew D'Amora

Deputy Chief Andrew D'Amora serves as the First Deputy Commissioner of the New York City Emergency Management Department. Deputy Chief D'Amora was appointed to the New York City Police Department in 1990 and throughout his career has served in several commands throughout the five boroughs including the 60, 70, and 120 Precincts, Transit Districts 12, 20, and 32, the Operations Unit, the Patrol Borough Brooklyn South Task Force, the Operations Division, the Counter Terrorism Division, and the Special Operations Division. Prior to joining NYC Emergency Management, Deputy Chief D'Amora coordinated the NYPD's response to large-scale events like New Year's Eve in Times Square and Hurricanes Irene and Sandy through the Joint Operations Center as the Commanding Officer of the NYPD Operations Division.

Deputy Chief D'Amora most recently served as Chief of Staff at the New York City Emergency Management Department, acting as strategic advisor and counsel to the NYC Emergency Management Commissioner and overseeing programmatic initiatives for the agency. As Chief of Staff, Deputy Chief D'Amora managed a New York City deployment in support of the City of San Juan, Puerto Rico, during the aftermath of Hurricane Maria and coordinated the agency's response to events ranging from summer heat waves to building collapses. As First Deputy Commissioner, he has led NYC Emergency Management through a range of disasters, including Tropical Storm Isaias, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the flash flood emergency caused by Hurricane Ida.

Deputy Chief D'Amora holds a Master of Science in protection management degree with a concentration in emergency management from John Jay College and a Bachelor of Science degree in organizational management from St. Joseph's College. He is also a graduate of the Executive Leaders Program at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, and a graduate of the Police Management Institute at Columbia University.

NYC Emergency Management Executive Staff

  • Craig Bonney, Deputy Chief Operating Officer
  • Johanna Conroy, Assistant Commissioner, Interagency Coordination
  • Jacob Cooper, Deputy Commissioner, Readiness
  • Christina Farrell, Deputy Commissioner, External Affairs
  • John Grimm, Deputy Commissioner, Response
  • Stella Guarna, Chief Counsel
  • Henry Jackson, Chief Operating Officer
  • Iskra Killgore, Assistant Commissioner, Community Preparedness
  • Judith Opperman, Chief Human Capital Officer
  • Allison Pennisi, Executive Director, Public Information
  • Megan Pribram, Deputy Commissioner, Planning & Resilience
  • Heather Roiter, Assistant Commissioner, Risk Reduction & Recovery
  • Stacy Rosenfeld, Chief Financial Officer
  • Herman Schaffer, Deputy Commissioner, Community Preparedness
  • Anita Sher, Assistant Commissioner, Readiness
  • Nancy Silvestri, EEO Officer
  • Eric Smalls, Chief Technology Offier
  • Ira Tannenbaum, Assistant Commissioner, External Affairs
  • Elisa Urena, Deputy Chief Financial Officer
  • Joseph Whitney, Assistant Commissioner, Logistics