Jonathan N. Greene is the Deputy Assistant Secretary and Director of the Office of Response (OR) within the Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response (ASPR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
His responsibilities include oversight and management of national programs designed to prepare for, respond to, and recover from 21st century health security threats. The Office of Response coordinates public health and healthcare response systems and activities with relevant federal, state, tribal, territorial, local, and international communities under the National Response Framework and Emergency Support Annexes #8, #6, and #14. The Office of Response also provides oversight and guidance to the National Disaster Medical System (NDMS) and serves as an important liaison function to other agencies engaged in federal response activities.
Prior to his work with HHS, Mr. Greene served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Operational Medicine and Health Support within the newly formed United States Department of Homeland Security Office of Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD), as well as the Deputy Assistant Secretary and Deputy Director of the DHS Office of Health Affairs, a predecessor to CWMD, where his work was focused on bio-detection, biosurveillance, as well as chemical defense and food and agriculture security.
Before joining the federal service in 2008, Mr. Greene spent over 20 years serving in public safety response and preparedness roles at the local level. His career includes line and executive level positions with fire service, law enforcement, and emergency medical service agencies. He has provided leadership to some of the country’s most progressive and innovative EMS systems including several high performance EMS operations in major U.S. cities.
Mr. Greene received his appointment to the Federal Senior Executive Service in 2013. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Charter Oak State College and attended the University of Connecticut Graduate School, as well as Keene State College in New Hampshire. More recently, he attended Harvard University’s National Preparedness Leadership Initiative and received a certificate in Public Leadership from the Brookings Institution / Washington University at St. Louis. Mr. Greene is a graduate of the Connecticut Municipal Police Academy, and has maintained licensure as a paramedic in that state since 1990.