Joselito Ignacio is a retired Captain of the U.S. Public Health Service currently serving at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as the Public Health Advisor within the Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Office. He previously served as the Deputy Program Director for Chemical Defense at DHS/Office of Health Affairs (OHA) from June 2010 to December 2014. From November 2000 to June 2010, CAPT (Retired) Ignacio was detailed to the U.S. Coast Guard in an Environmental Health and Industrial Hygiene officer capacity at the former Coast Guard Maintenance and Logistics Command Pacific (MLCPAC) and at Coast Guard Headquarters (CG-1133). He also served in the U.S. Army from 1992 to 2000 as an Environmental Science Officer.
CAPT (Retired) Ignacio has a Master of Arts in Security Studies at the Naval Postgraduate School in 2011, a Master in Public Health from UCLA in 1991, and a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology with a Chemistry Minor from California State Polytechnic University Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) in 1989.
CAPT (Retired) Ignacio is a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and a Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS).