Our Team

In order to bring you the best service possible, we’ve built a team of associates with over 200 years of combined experience.

Jacob Green, MPA

President & CEO

Jacob Green is a nationally recognized expert in leadership development and crisis management. His entire career has been focused on helping public and private organizations navigate change and crisis, enhance service delivery, and build strong, resilient teams. He provides on-site consulting, speaking, training and coaching for clients to address pervasive cultural and personnel issues that often hinder success, while helping administrators remove workplace silos and build the next generation of leaders. Jacob loves building long-term partnerships with his clients and helping leaders grow their team’s success. He has been called the “Swiss Army Knife” for the C-Suite.

As a top executive, he has managed hundreds of employees and numerous departments. In one of this largest city executive positions, he helped oversee 1200 employees and a $500 million dollar budget, responsible for functions such as marketing, media relations, communications, human resources, risk management, and a variety of emergency management and public safety functions. Clients such as FedEx, Mattel, Hyundai Capital, Navy Federal Credit Union, the United States Air Force and many other private and public organizations have brought Jacob in to help their teams navigate change, leverage adversity and build organizational resilience. He was recently recognized as one of the hottest up and coming global speakers by Speaker Launcher Inc., and has received numerous awards for his work, including being a recipient of the National Caring Award in Washington, DC, alongside Dr. Jane Goodall, recipient of the Orange County Human Relations Award, and is the youngest recipient of the Gene Lentzner Humanitarian Award.

Jacob received his Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences with a Minor in Management from the University of California, Irvine, his Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree from California State University, Long Beach, and was awarded an honorary doctorate degree from Western University School of Health Sciences.

His book “See Change Clearly” is an Amazon New Release Best Selling Book and a #1 Amazon New Release in five business categories.

Raymond Cheung, CEM

Director, Emergency Management Innovation

Raymond Cheung has served for over 20 years in the public sector ranging from military service to leadership roles in local government. His local government emergency management tenure includes positions as a city emergency manager as well as Assistant Emergency Manager for Orange County, California for the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. He is also a graduate of FEMA’s National Emergency Management Advanced Academy and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government’s Leadership in Crises executive program. As an International Association of Emergency Management Certified Emergency Manager (CEM), Raymond has led and managed teams at both the county and city level in Southern California. He has responded to and worked dozens of disasters and Emergency Operations Center activations, including Presidentially declared disasters. A veteran of the United States Marine Corps, he deployed to Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom in a Civil Affairs capacity to restore civil governance, local infrastructure, and basic humanitarian needs during and after the 2003 invasion.

Tony E. Coletta Jr., MPA, CEM, MPM

Senior Advisor // Emergency Management

Tony brings 25 years of expertise providing emergency management services, emergency planning and hazard mitigation planning. His Emergency Management experience includes instructing and course design, emergency operations center design, recruitment and succession planning, strategic planning, grants management and performance management.

Tony is a proven leader skilled in problem solving, alliance building, and organizational communication that delivers results-oriented solutions directed at tomorrow’s municipal challenges. He has built ultra-effective emergency management teams, led multi-million-dollar regional homeland security programs and coordinated state-wide public safety initiatives. Tony has authored best practice emergency plans, successfully leveraged federal agencies and elected officials to maximize emergency management funding and lead the construction of state-of-the-art emergency operations centers. His unique expertise in emergency management has developed from over 25 years of managing or deploying to state and national level disasters and from conducting on-the-ground assessments of international disasters in both Chile and Japan.

Nicole Ramet

Director of Professional Development & Coaching Services

Nicole Ramet serves as Manager of Coaching Services and Administrative Coordinator for JGA. As a seasoned coach with over 12 years of professional coaching and training services, Nicole brings the “Brief Coaching” philosophy developed by Insoo Kim Berg and Peter Szabo. Nicole oversees the team of JGA coaches to ensure that coaching services are provided with defined goals and are outcome-focused. Nicole incorporates the AEM-Cube Team Dynamics assessment into JGA’s coaching services to enable the client to develop insights about their own talents and their strategic contribution to a team. 

Brad Kaylor

Senior Advisor // Retired Police ChieF

Chief Brad Kaylor was born and raised in Southern California. In 1988, he began his law enforcement career attending the 93rd class of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Academy. Upon graduation, Brad went to work as a patrol officer for the City of Claremont.

In 1990, he joined the Ontario Police Department. During his career, Brad was selected for a variety of assignments that included; Gang Violence Suppression Unit, Vice/Narcotics team, Field Training Officer, Criminal Intelligence Unit, Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT), DEA Task Force Officer and later DEA Group Supervisor. He promoted through the ranks and held supervisory/command positions in Patrol, Investigations, Administration, and Special Operations Bureaus.

Brad graduated from the DEA Drug Unit Commanders Academy as well as the FBI National Academy. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Management from the University of La Verne.

Brad served as the Deputy Chief of Police from 2010-2014 and was selected as the Chief of Police in 2014. He served in the capacity until his retirement in 2018.

Dave Brown, MA

Senior Advisor // Public Safety

Chief Dave Brown [ret.] has served in California Law Enforcement for over 32 years. Chief Brown has held command positions in every division of law enforcement and served as Chief of Police for the Hemet, California police department from 2010 – 2017. He’s also served as an assistant city manager and was tapped as interim city manager twice. Chief Brown was elected by his peers to serve as president of the Riverside County Police Chiefs Association and has also held statewide positions with the California Police Chief’s Association and the League of California Cities.

In 2017, Chief Brown was recruited by the City of Menifee, California (pop. 97,093) to lead a team in the creation of the Menifee Police Department. As Interim Director of Public Safety, Brown conducted a comprehensive analysis of the city’s public safety needs and developed an aggressive implementation plan that included assisting the city manager with the recruitment and selection of the city’s first chief of police. The Menifee Police Department went “live” on July 1, 2020.

Dave Brown is passionate about helping public organizations and individuals succeed, especially when facing financial, political or personnel challenges. Dave’s extensive background and success in public safety and organizational leadership make him a valuable member of the Jacob Green & Associates team.

Mike Pelletier

Senior Advisor // Public Safety

Mike Pelletier has over 27 years of experience working in the public sector, serving as a Fire Deputy Chief his last six years. Mike holds an Associates Degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor’s Degree in Fire Administration. Mike served as the lead grant writer, lead Public Information Officer, and lead project manager on numerous high-profile projects. As a grant writer Mike has successfully written and been awarded numerous public safety grants including Assistance to Firefighter’s Grants, UASI and Homeland Security grant proposals, and a $1.35 million dollar American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Fire Station Construction grant. Mike has also overseen numerous projects that include the replacement of all frontline fire apparatus, complete renovation of five fire stations, establishment of a temporary fire station, construction of a new fire facility, and the final design and construction of a $10 million dollar fire training facility.

John Andrews

Senior Advisor // Economic Development

John Andrews’ career in local government has spanned over 37 years, serving in various capacities with four different Southern California municipal agencies, before retiring in September 2020. From January 2009 to September 2020, he served as Director of Economic Development & Redevelopment for the City of Ontario, California, responsible for the oversight and implementation of Ontario’s Economic Development, Business Retention and Attraction, and marketing programs. Prior to joining the City of Ontario, Andrews spent the majority of his local government career with the Community Development Commission of the City of Pasadena, California.  He also served as Director of Economic Development/Redevelopment for the City of Azusa, California, and Downtown Development Manager for the City of Riverside, California.

Over his career, Andrews worked on a variety of economic development programs and formation and amendment of redevelopment project areas and plans as well as retail, commercial, industrial and affordable housing projects.  In addition, he has represented two local agencies on Business Improvement District boards and participated in the development and implementation of comprehensive downtown revitalization strategies.

Andrews holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and has completed graduate studies in Public Administration at California State University, Northridge.  He is a member and past president of the Ontario-Montclair Rotary Club and is on the board of the West End YMCA. Prior to retirement, he served as a member of the San Bernardino County Workforce Development Board. He currently serves as an economic development advisor to the City of Ontario.

Nicoli Hilscher

Business Operations Manager

Nicoli Hilscher has over 20 years of experience in the United States Air Force with an extensive background in Command and Control (C2), Emergency Management, Leadership Development, Project Management and Instructional Development; holding positions internationally in varies levels of leadership. Nicoli has a Top Secret, SCI security clearance and has provided professional oversight on several classified operations throughout her military career.

Nicoli is a cross-functional leader overseeing operations, professional development, and recognition programs for organizations ranging from 20 to 300 plus personnel. As a military instructor, she developed curriculum, lesson plans, measurement devices (progress checks, written tests) and visual aids for multiple Community College of the Air Force affiliated courses. Nicoli’s experience with long-term organizational growth in a diverse, fast paced environment makes her a valuable member of the Jacob Green & Associates team.

William Simmons

Emergency Management Specialist

William Simmons has 10 years of experience in the United States Air Force as a Supervisor, Instructor, Exercise Director, and Team Leader. William has been a key contributor in planning, coordinating, and executing in real world and simulation crisis environments as a Command-and-Control Operator. In addition to his crisis mitigation experience, he holds a Secret Clearance, and has held a multitude of positions in program creation and management throughout his career. One of William’s most notable and fulfilling projects was his work with the implementation of a country-wide evacuation plan for civilian family members during the escalation of the North Korean threat in 2017. The plan was successfully showcased in an exercise, during which 1.7k residents were safely processed for evacuation. In addition to his desire to serve his community, William possesses an eagerness to learn. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Management and has completed over 20 courses with the FEMA Emergency Management Institute. 


Gregory C. Devereaux

Managing Partner, Worthington Partners, LLC

Mr. Devereaux served in state and local government for 40 years, holding a variety of leadership positions including City Manager of both Fontana and Ontario, where he worked with the city councils to improve each city’s finances, as well as Chief Executive Officer of San Bernardino County California where he helped the Board of Supervisors lead the County in a new direction which emphasized fiscal responsibility and working as a team. He worked with the Board and the San Bernardino Associated Governments in a community-driven effort to develop a Countywide Vision. He recently retired and has opened his own consulting firm working with both public and private clients.

Mr. Devereaux holds a Juris Doctorate from West Virginia University and is a Fellow at the National Academy of Public Administration, a member of public administration, policy and planning academic advisory boards at USC, The University of California Riverside, and California State University San Bernardino and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the West Virginia University Eberly College of Arts and Sciences Division of Public Administration.

He is a Past President of the California Redevelopment Association, served on numerous committees at both the League of California Cities and the California State Association of Counties and in 2009 was appointed by the California Air resources board to the Regional Targets Advisory Committee on greenhouse gas reduction under SB 375.

Over his career he has received numerous awards including: the Building Industry Association Baldy View Chapter President’s Award and Good Government Award, Inland Empire Economic Partnership Award for Leadership in Public Service, the Clarence A. Dykstra Award for Excellence in Government from the Southern California Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration, the Southern California Association of Government President’s Award for Public Service Leader of the Year, the League of California Cities Inland Empire Division James S. Thalman Memorial Public Services Award, and the management Leader of the Year from the A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management at the University of California Riverside.

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