Jayson Kratoville leads the NCSP’s efforts to help people, organizations, and communities adapt to evolving risk. He has over 10 years of experience building teams, running programs, and managing systemic change.
Jayson believes change is driven by people—we can stay ahead of constantly shifting threats if we empower our people with the tools, mindset, and environment to be creative and resilient. Research and academia are essential to developing these solutions, especially when paired with insights from practitioners.
Jayson has been the NCSP’s Interim Director since 2018. He has focused on connecting the Center’s successful approach to emerging challenges in new areas, including severe weather, mental health, and pandemic response. Prior to that, Jayson was the NCSP’s Associate Director, responsible for a $5 million annual budget, 100+ training deliveries per year, and development of new courses, including leadership, advanced rescue task force, and unmanned aircraft systems. From 2011 – 2016, he served as the Director’s Chief of Staff, establishing processes, systems, and structures to manage sustainable growth. During that time, the Center built a statewide residential and mobile training program at the NY State Preparedness Training Center. The NCSP drove a 385% increase in enrollment and developed 20+ new emergency preparedness courses focused on innovation and transformation.
Jayson is also proud to have contributed to the creation and ongoing advancement of UAlbany’s College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security, and Cybersecurity (CEHC). Since it was founded in 2016, CEHC has become one of the fastest-growing programs in the SUNY system. Jayson is currently an adjunct faculty member using experiential learning to help students connect project management and technology solutions to real-world challenges
Jayson holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Master of Public Administration in Homeland Security and Information Strategy & Management from the University at Albany’s Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy.