Region 4 Regional Director


Dr. Joye Purser serves as Regional Director for the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS') Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. In this role, she is responsible for the cyber, physical, and chemical security of the homeland in the Region 4 area (AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC and TN). She works with public sector partners such as state, local, tribal, and territorial governments as well as private-sector entities in the financial, sports, manufacturing, education, health, and other sectors essential tour nation’s homeland security.

Prior to her role at CISA, Dr. Purser worked in the private sector at a global management consulting firm, advising the Centers for Disease Control on Continuity of Operations as well as Enterprise Risk Management activities, and with Harris County, Texas, on pandemic recovery operations. Before that, Dr. Purser was employed for nearly two decades in public service leadership positions at the Pentagon, White House, and as a congressional staffer. Her experience also includes stints at a research advocacy nonprofit and as a technical consultant for the Department of Energy.

A native of Cochran, Georgia, Dr. Purser has a Bachelor of Sciences degree from Georgia Tech and a Doctorate in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Texas. She resides in Atlanta in the vicinity of CISA Region 4 headquarters.

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