Lisa Conway has more than 25 years of leadership experience managing and implementing disaster planning and recovery program management for public and private sector clients.
Lisa currently serves as a senior manager for disaster recovery. In her role, she manages staff and conducts quality assurance and audit compliance preparation for $729 million in FEMA Public Assistance 428 Program funding for the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) Electrical Utilities Hazard Mitigation Program.
Lisa has served in leadership and technical support roles for over 40 presidentially-declared disasters for floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, and winter storms. She has assisted state agencies, municipalities, private non-profits, critical facilities, and service providers (hospitals, electric and water utilities, fire, EMS, and critical facilities) in the U.S., Central America, South America, and Caribbean, and Pacific Islands. She was formerly employed at URS, AECOM, and Atkins Global in project and program management roles, as senior coastal hazards specialist at the NOAA Coastal Services Center, and state public assistance officer for the NC Division of Emergency Management.
Her diverse background includes emergency preparedness and response planning, EOC operations, Incident Command System (ICS), Hospital ICS, HSEEP exercise design and delivery, GIS-based hazard risk and vulnerability assessments, FEMA Public Assistance Program management and audit compliance, damage assessment, site inspections, closeout, FEMA Sections 404 (Hazard Mitigation Grant Program) and 406 hazard mitigation, DMA2K -compliant state and local hazard mitigation planning, post disaster redevelopment planning, community wildfire protection planning, community resiliency planning, Public-Private Partnership initiatives, and coastal zone management. She has also coordinated risk assessment and resiliency workshops in the U.S., and the Caribbean and Pacific Islands.
Lisa has served as a lead author or contributing author for over 400 state and local emergency preparedness, hazard mitigation, and post disaster redevelopment plans in the U.S., as contributing author and peer reviewer for various state and FEMA publications on recovery and resiliency, and as a contributing author for several books published on risk assessment and hazard mitigation planning.