Doug White
FEMA-PA Subject Matter Expert

Doug White has more than 20 years of project management experience, with fifteen of those years in disaster recovery. Doug is the former State of Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) Technical Team Lead for Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Gustav and Ike. He was also part of the Public Assistance Closeout strike team after seven named storms in Florida from 2004 to 2005. His strong knowledge of engineering, eligibility, hazard mitigation and project management has supported many clients in successfully recovering millions of dollars in funding for disaster recovery. Doug is working on a 428 Alternative Project for South Nassau Communities Hospital, Long Island, NY. This project was originally estimated by FEMA as a $23 million repair after the hospital was severely damaged, resulting from Superstorm Sandy. Under his direction and advice, the project worksheet was written and obligated for what is now a $176.9 million replacement facility. He has also provided critical assistance to several small clients impacted by Hurricane Sandy such as OHEL Family and Children’s Services, Lawrence Union Free School District and Cong Sinai West End Temple. The OHEL client was special as Doug was able to get Public Assistance dollars to replace a severely damaged home for young adults with autism. The current assignment as the Project Formulation lead in Puerto Rico is capitalizing on Doug’s extensive background. Doug is a graduate of the University of Alabama.