Kelli is a Senior Managing Consultant in Disaster Management and Mitigation practice. She brings eight years of experience in the hazard mitigation and resilience planning field, specializing in risk assessments, economic impact analysis, benefit-cost analysis, public outreach, and implementation of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) floodplain management and Hazard Mitigation Assistance programs. Early in her career, Kelli worked for an engineering firm to manage a national planning practice focused on FEMA policy, funding, program management, and implementation planning.
Kelli is passionate about helping states, local governments, utilities, and special districts develop, fund, and implement resilience and hazard mitigation programs. She uses her expertise in FEMA’s Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities Program, Flood Mitigation Assistance Program, Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, and HUD’s Community Development Block Grant Mitigation programs to develop funding strategies and implementation plans for hazard mitigation and resilience projects to bring those solutions to life.
Throughout her career, she has provided economic analysis and risk and resilience planning support to resilience programs in urban areas, including Boston, New York, the District of Columbia, and San Francisco. She has led federal grant application development in Florida, Massachusetts, and California to identify over $225 million in eligible projects that address natural hazards, and she also managed grants and state programs to implement projects that range from property-based solutions to community flood protection projects.