National Disaster Coordinator (NDC)
This officer is the head of the agency and provides overall management of the staff, daily office functions and emergency operations in the event of a threat, hazard impact or national emergency/disaster. He/she is the lead technical officer for disaster management for the Government of St. Kitts-Nevis, also the regional and international focal point individual for multi hazards on St. Kitts-Nevis. The officer is the official point of contact with entities such as the Seismic Research Centre (SRC), Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), Caribbean Tsunami Warning Programme (CTWP) and the USAID Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA). Areas of responsibility include recommending policy initiatives, implementation of the National Disaster Plan, member of the CDEMA Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), oversight of the local disaster management programme of activities, provide advice to government and other entities, coordinates emergency operations, represent the agency and St. Kitts-Nevis at local and overseas forums. The officer reports to the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of National Security Secretariat.