Emergency management begins and ends with mitigation


Providing strategic guidance and technical expertise for programs administering mitigation monies

Tidal Basin provides cradle-to-grave hazard mitigation program support with the ability to pivot to address potential issues that could jeopardize project implementation and federal funding. We have extensive experience and a proven track record of managing large-scale mitigation programs with rapid start-ups and short timeframes. Our experts use a FEMA-recognized method for developing the client’s mitigation goals, customizing each work plan to fit our client’s needs.

The latest Mitigation news and insights

Jake Gray recently contributed to an article by the nationally syndicated digital and print newspaper, USA Today.

 “This is FEMA’s largest funding allocation for FMA and BRIC and a great opportunity for states and local communities to continue their mitigation projects,” said Luis Avila, Vice President of Mitigation for Tidal Basin.

Please join us in welcoming Maria Judith Amador and Deborah L. Diaz to the Tidal Basin team.


Meet our mitigation experts

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John Agostino

Vice President, State Programs

Maria Judith Amador

Senior Director, Mitigation

Luis Avila

Vice President, Mitigation

Amy K. Baker

Executive Vice President, Government Consulting

Carlos J. Castillo

Senior Vice President, Chief Development Officer

Frances Chavez Piñero

Director, Tidal Basin Caribe

Daniel A. Craig

Chief Executive Officer

Allen Davis

Director, Recovery

Deborah Diaz

Director, Mitigation

Jacob Gray

Senior Director, Mitigation

James K. Joseph

Corporate Chief of Staff

Sarah Lamberti

Senior Director of Proposals

Thad Leugemors

Senior Director, Mitigation

Mark J. Misczak

Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer

Efran Paredes Maisonet

Senior Director, Tidal Basin Caribe

Frank Sardelli

Vice President, Project Management Office

William “Bill” Slater

Vice President, Response & Recovery

Robert “Bob” Wright

Assistant Vice President for PA Recovery Administration

Your knowledge of the complex governmental regulations and equally complex insurance and adjusting issues really helped the county maximize the public assistance that was available after all of these disasters. You delivered what you promised, and we are confident in your ability and the ability of your firm to provide these services fully on a technical and professional level yet be able to translate clearly and concisely the intricate and sometimes subjective FEMA regulations which we could not have done without you.

The State of Alaska…[has] a significant investment in the disaster recovery process for both state and federally declared events…. The collaboration with Tidal Basin in these efforts has been so successful and seamless that in most instances applicants and FEMA staff don’t even realize we have contractors on board unless we tell them. Our interaction with Tidal Basin staff and managers works and feels like true teammates and the result is a faster, more comprehensive delivery of disaster recovery resources to survivors.

Months after the storm passed, the County was still faced with tremendous burdens related to the insurance coverage issues and FEMA and MEMA eligibility issues. Jackson County hired your organization to provide professional services for disaster assistance, remediation, restoration and recovery efforts….Their expertise with governmental regulations, the complex FEMA process and insurance adjustments resulted in our successful claim for over $2 million in additional FEMA Public Assistance funding specifically; in our successful negotiations with our insurance carrier; and in numerous other increases in the values FEMA and MEMA initially designated for County projects. Jackson County will always be mindful of the help we received from you when we needed it most.

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