Organizational Structure

The Institute for a Disaster Resilient Texas collaborates with many different state and federal agencies, academic intuitions, research institutes, and industry professionals to ensure a comprehensive approach to building a more resilient Texas. Our unique organizational structure is the foundation of our strategy and solution seeking approach.
Organization chart for Institute for a Disaster Resilient Texas.

Executive Advisory Committee

Jack Baldauf
Texas A&M University

Susan Ballabina
Texas A&M University System

David Coatney
Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service

Monty Dozier
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension

Billy Hamilton
Texas A&M University System

Greg Hartman
Texas A&M University

Kathleen Jackson
Texas Water Development Board

Nim Kidd
Texas Division of Emergency Management

Heather Lagrone
Texas General Land Office

Patrick Louchouarn
Texas A&M University – Galveston

Jon Mogford
Texas A&M HealthΒ

Wes Moorehead
Texas A&M Forest Service

Antonietta Quigg
Texas A&M University – Galveston

Mark Stone
Texas A&M University System

Deborah Thomas
College of Geosciences; TAMU

Jorge Vanegas
College of Architecture; TAMU

Arnold Vedlitz
Bush School of Government and Public Service, TAMU

Greg Winfree
Texas Transportation Institute

Administration

Sherry Parker
Texas A&M University – Galveston

Cherie Coffman
Texas A&M University – Galveston

Communication

Executive Team

Samuel Brody
Texas A&M University – Galveston

Wesley Highfield
Texas A&M University – Galveston

William Merrell
Texas A&M University – Galveston

Project Management

Russell Blessing
Texas A&M University – Galveston

Katharine Teleki
Teleki Consulting

Research Team

Kayode Atoba
Texas A&M University – Galveston

Yoon Lee
Texas A&M University – Galveston

William Mobley
Texas A&M University – Galveston

Laura Stearns
Texas A&M University – Galveston

Center for Texas Beaches and Shores

William Merrell
Texas A&M University – Galveston

Colonel Len Waterworth
Texas A&M University – Galveston

Meri Davlasheridze
Texas A&M University – Galveston

Jens Figlus
Texas A&M University – Galveston

David P. Retchless
Texas A&M University – Galveston

Ashley D. Ross
Texas A&M University – Galveston

Bill Read
Texas A&M University – Galveston