The Office of Program Planning and Integration (PPI) was established in June 2002 as the focus for a new corporate management culture at NOAA. PPI addresses the need to foster integration and strategic management among NOAA Line Offices, Staff Offices, and councils. PPI supports planning activities through greater opportunities for active participation of employees, stakeholders, and partners, builds decision support systems based on the goals and outcomes set in NOAA’s strategic plan, and guides managers and employees on program and performance management, the National Environmental Policy Act, and socioeconomic analysis.

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Patricia Montanio

Patricia Montanio

Patricia A. Montanio
Assistant Administrator
Office of Program Planning and Integration
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
tel. 301-713-3318
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Pat Montanio came to the Office of Program Planning and Integration from her last assignment as the Director of the Office of Habitat Conservation. Pat was the Director since March of 2006 where she oversaw the conservation, protection, and restoration of oceanic, coastal, estuarine, and riverine habitats vital to our nation’s marine fisheries. She was Manager of the NOAA Habitat Program and a member of the NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program’s senior management council.

Pat has served NOAA for over 20 years and over the time has also held the position of Chief of the Office of Response and Restoration’s Damage Assessment Center in the National Ocean Service. There she was involved in implementing the natural resource damage provisions of the Oil Pollution Act and Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (Superfund) for NOAA. Prior to that, she served as Deputy Director of the Office of Response and Restoration. In both positions, she advanced the protection and restoration of coastal resources by developing improved strategies and partnerships, provided scientific guidance to federal, state and local agencies on oil and chemical spills and waste site clean-up decisions and promoted the restoration of natural resources affected by hazardous materials.

Prior to her stint in NOS, Pat was the Deputy Director of the NMFS Office of Protected Resources. There she directed programs for the conservation of marine mammals, endangered and threatened species, and other species of concern. She led agency efforts to develop new approaches to improve the implementation of the Endangered Species Act, as well as a legislative proposal under the Marine Mammal Protection Act establishing a new model for managing interactions between marine mammals and commercial fishing.

Paul Hirshberg Deputy Director of Strategic Planning and Integration
Laura Hamilton Climate Analyst
Janet Baran R&D and Modeling Analyst
Thanh Vo Observing Systems Analyst
Micah Effron Engagement Analyst
Julie Hite Analyst
Long Zhou Analyst
Dana Prince Organization/Administration Analyst
Ken Stricklett Evaluation Analyst
Stephen Jameson Coastal Analyst
Jen Lechuga Oceans Analyst
Jason Chasse Weather Analyst
William Tyburczy Analyst

Kris Tronvig Chief of Staff
Steve Kokkinakis Senior NEPA Specialist
Jay Nunenkamp NEPA Policy and Training Coordinator
Jordan Creed National Environmental Policy Specialist

Kris Tronvig Chief of Staff
Frank Parker National Regional Coordinator
Lisa Fong Regional Collaboration Specialist (Knauss Fellow)

Tracy Rouleau Senior Social Science Advisor
Danielle Nagele Social Scientist
Victoria Ramenzoni Social Science Fellow (Knauss Fellow)

Kristen Tronvig Chief of Staff
Tejuana Michael Administrative Officer
Todd Christenson Management Analyst
Rose Dyson Administrative Assistant