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Streamlining Disaster Management Operations to Maximize FEMA Reimbursement

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The Webinar

Disaster response often relies on a mix of paper-based systems, disconnected technologies, and manual processes. This patchwork makes it challenging to capture all the hours worked by emergency response personnel.

A digital infrastructure removes critical barriers to maximize federal reimbursement. Join former FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate and AC Disaster's Alyssa Carrier for a discussion on modern approaches to emergency management challenges, including:

  • Capture every FEMA-reimbursable dollar
  • Deploy personnel and volunteers to their best use
  • Innovate to meet the needs of the post-COVID-19 world
  • Equip operations with learnings from the pandemic

Craig Fugate

W. Craig Fugate served as President Barack Obama’s FEMA Administrator from May 2009 to January 2017. Previously, he served as Florida Governor Jeb Bush’s Emergency Management Director from 2001-2007 and Governor Charlie Crist from 2007-09. Craig currently provides senior level advice and consultation is the area of disaster management and resiliency policy through Craig Fugate Consulting LLC. Craig also serves as the Chief Emergency Management Officer at One Concern.


Alyssa Carrier

Founder and CEO at AC Disaster Consulting, Alyssa Carrier is a sought-after management consultant, entrepreneur, and civic leader who serves as a strategic advisor and counselor to leaders at Federal and State-level organizations. Most recently, Alyssa has served as a Project Manager & Strategic Advisor for the Florida Division of Emergency Management State Emergency Response Team (SERT) Coronavirus/COVID-19 Response.


Lauren D. Bonica, MEP, FPEM

Lauren is Director of Emergency Services at Merit and has over 20 years of experience in emergency services. She has a history as the Human Services Manager for Collier County Emergency Management-FL, the Director of Emergency Management for New Jersey Primary Care Association, life member and firefighter with Lawrenceville Fire Company, NJ, and Emergency Preparedness Manager for Princeton University. Lauren holds her Florida Professional Emergency Manager certificate and obtained her Master Exercise Practitioner with FEMA.


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