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Conference Purpose

The primary goal of the National Hurricane Conference is to improve hurricane preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation in order to save lives and property in the United States and the tropical islands of the Caribbean and Pacific. In addition, the conference serves as a national forum for federal, state and local officials to exchange ideas and recommend new policies to improve Emergency Management.

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Who Should Attend

The National Hurricane Conference is the nation’s forum for education and professional training in hurricane and disaster preparedness. With an average of 1,500 attendees from around the country, the conference covers all major aspects of hurricane preparedness, response and recovery, which will provide your company with a unique opportunity to show your wares to a large audience of interested decision-makers.

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Tidal Basin is the nation’s leading emergency and disaster management consulting firm. We provide unmatched experience and resources to organizations, businesses, governments, and communities in helping them prepare for, respond to, recover from and mitigate natural and man-made disasters more quickly and fully. Our services include:

  • PREPAREDNESS: planning, training, and exercises
  • RESPONSE: rapid response, EOC support, staff augmentation, debris management and monitoring
  • RECOVERY: grant and program management including FEMA Public Assistance (PA) and Individual Assistance (IA); HUD Community Development Block Grant - Disaster Recovery housing programs including CDBG-DR, CDBG-CV, CDBG-MIT; and U.S. Treasury funded programs like CARES Act and American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)
  • MITIGATION: pre- and post-disaster mitigation grant management including FEMA Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC), Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA), Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP), and more

For more information, visit tidalbasingroup.com.

Workshops & Presentations

14 Jun 2021
Workshop

Lessons Learned in 2020 – Looking Forward in 2021 

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Date
June 14, 2021
Time
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Lea Price
Organizer
Lea Price
Senior Director, Marketing
Tidal Basin
Description

Disasters will come – it is not a matter of “if,” but more so “when.” 2020 was the year of unprecedented disasters – from COVID-19 to a historical storm season, 2020 solidified the urgency to which hospitals, healthcare facilities and health departments should update and have current, full-proof preparedness plans. Tidal Basin’s experts Mark Misczak and Carlos Castillo, formerly with FEMA’s Individual Assistance and Response Divisions respectively, along with additional special guests will divulge lessons learned from 2020 based on healthcare and public health questions and concerns presented to FEMA, emergency management professionals and hospital associations. They will also discuss how the industry is continuing to prepare for disasters in 2021 and future years, and provide insights into federal relief funds available related to COVID-19 and hurricane response and mitigation efforts.  

Mark Misczak
Moderator
Mark Misczak
COO
Tidal Basin 
Speakers
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Carlos Castillo
CEM, Chief Development Officer
Tidal Basin
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Texas Hospital Association Representative 
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FEMA Representative
14 Jun 2021
Workshop

A Look at State and Local Emergency Management Response to the Pandemic

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Date
June 14, 2021
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Dana Johnston
Organizer
Dana Johnston
State Director
Tidal Basin
Description

This session will highlight the challenges and success stories of how emergency management for state and local governments responded to support health departments with COVID-19 testing and setting up mass vaccination sites. The session will also tie in how planning for the 2021 hurricane season still had to be a priority during a pandemic.

Melissa Gordon
Moderator
Melissa Gordon
Senior Vice President, Chief Strategy Information Officer
Tidal Basin
Speakers
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James C. Stallings
Director
Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency
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Sandra Tapfumaneyi
Director, Emergency Management
Lee County, FL
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Jerry Joseph
Public Health Preparedness Director
Florida Department of Health in Lee County
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Marissa Shivers 
Director, Emergency Management
Glades County, FL
14 Jun 2021
Workshop

Pandemic Housing Assistance: Learning to Navigate a New Kind of Disaster

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Date
June 14, 2021
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Bailey deRouen
Organizer
Bailey deRouen
Tidal Basin
Description

Panel discussion covering the various federally funded pandemic housing assistance programs with a focus on the challenges of implementation as we face the start of another hurricane season. Representatives from Florida Department of Children and Families, Florida Housing Coalition, Workforce Group, and Tidal Basin will discuss implementation of the state emergency rental assistance program, challenges and lessons learned from other grantees. The group will also highlight commonalities with the stand up of other traditional disaster housing programs, HUD and FEMA funded, and the major differences and challenges with the Treasury funded Emergency Rental Assistance Program.

Bailey deRouen
Moderator
Bailey deRouen 
Senior Project Manager
Tidal Basin
Speakers
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Michael Williams
Director of Special Projects
Office of Economic Self-Sufficiency, Department of Children and Families
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Gladys Cook
Technical Advisor/Disaster Resilience and Recovery Director
Florida Housing Coalition
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Marston Fowler
General Counsel
The Workforce Group
14 Jun 2021
Workshop

Being Deliberate About Diversity

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Date
June 14, 2021
Time
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
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Organizer
James K. Joseph
Tidal Basin Government Consulting
Description

This session will focus on the insights and best practices related to diversity, equity and inclusion before, during and after disasters – especially during the significant events in 2020.  A panel of Senior Executives and Thought Leaders will share insights and best practices as it relates to diversity, equity and inclusion within the field of emergency management and in disasters, including during the COVID pandemic.  This session will focus on identified gaps in diversity and inclusion in management positions within government; ways we can be deliberate about diversity and overcome these situations; creating a pipeline of emergency management students to enter and be mentored in the profession; reviewing equity and inclusion in disaster response and reviewing the disproportionate effect on communities during COVID-19; and reviewing FEMA’s deliberate approach to equity in Vaccine Distribution.

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Moderator
James Joseph
Vice President of Response
Tidal Basin
Speakers
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Mary Ann Tierney
Deputy Administrator (A) – DHS / FEMA
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Chauncia Willis
CEO and Co-Founder
Institute for Diversity and Inclusion in Emergency Management  
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Curtis Brown
State Coordinator
Virginia Department of Emergency Management
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Peter Edmondson
NOLA Ready
15 Jun 2021
Workshop

The Nonprofit Heroes Responding to Disasters

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Date
June 15, 2021
Time
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Greg Padgett
Organizer
Greg Padgett
Media & Communications Strategist
Tidal Basin
Description

When disasters strike, the nonprofit community plays a vital role in helping communities and survivors of disasters recover. In the first of four sessions, learn more about some of the most recognizable nonprofits responding to disasters today. Nonprofit representatives will provide a “behind the scenes” look at how they deploy to support operations in the field and will discuss how partnerships with the emergency management community support their ability to help those in need.

Greg Padgett
Moderator
Greg Padgett
Media & Communications Strategist
Tidal Basin
Speakers
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Steve Flemming
Senior Associate, Operational Planning
Team Rubicon FEMA Region 4 & 6
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Elizabeth Egle
SBP USA
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Chauncia Willis
CEO  
IDIEM
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Ellis M. Stanley
Board of Directors 
IDIEM
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Volunteer Florida
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Vincent B. Davis, CEM, MCP, NEMAA
Director of Disaster Services
Feeding America  
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Patrick Crawford
Managing Director of Disaster Services
Feeding America  
15 Jun 2021
Workshop

A Look Back at How Nonprofits Responded During the 2020 and 2019 Hurricane Seasons

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Date
June 15, 2021
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Greg Padgett
Organizer
Greg Padgett
Media & Communications Strategist
Tidal Basin
Description

This session will continue highlighting how nonprofits support disasters. In this session, nonprofits will be providing an overview of how the pandemic impacted their response to the historic 2020 hurricane season; how they responded to the 2019 season where Hurricane Dorian devastated the northern Bahamas; how they provided record.

Greg Padgett
Moderator
Greg Padgett
Media & Communications Strategist
Tidal Basin
Speakers
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Steve Flemming
Senior Associate, Operational Planning
Team Rubicon FEMA Region 4 & 6
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Elizabeth Egle
SBP USA
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Chauncia Willis
CEO
IDIEM
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Ellis M. Stanley
Board of Directors
IDIEM
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Volunteer Florida
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Vincent B. Davis, CEM, MCP, NEMAA
Director of Disaster Services
Feeding America
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via zoom
Patrick Crawford
Managing Director of Disaster Services
Feeding America
15 Jun 2021
Workshop

How Nonprofits and Emergency Managers Can Collaborate to Reduce the Impacts of Disasters

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Date
June 15, 2021
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Greg Padgett
Organizer
Greg Padgett
Media & Communications Strategist
Tidal Basin
Description

In this session, a group of notable nonprofits will discuss ideas on how the emergency management, public, and private sectors can support and amplify their ability to respond to disasters. In return, the nonprofits will share resources and recommendations on how communities can support preparedness opportunities in their communities.

Greg Padgett
Moderator
Greg Padgett
Media & Communications Strategist
Tidal Basin
Speakers
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Steve Flemming
Senior Associate, Operational Planning
Team Rubicon FEMA Region 4 & 6
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Elizabeth Egle
SBP USA
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Chauncia Willis
CEO
IDIEM
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Curtis Brown
State Coordinator
Virginia Department of Emergency Management
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Volunteer Florida
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Vincent B. Davis, CEM, MCP, NEMAA
Director of Disaster Services
Feeding America  
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via zoom
Patrick Crawford
Managing Director of Disaster Services
Feeding America
15 Jun 2021
Workshop

Non Profit Engagement Summit

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Date
June 15, 2021
Time
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Greg Padgett
Organizer
Greg Padgett
Media & Communications Strategist
Tidal Basin
Description

This Summit will take place on site at the SBPUSA’s global headquarters in New Orleans. Members of the nonprofit sector are invited to attend (space is limited), each attendee must provide their own transportation to the SBPUSA office and preregistration is requested to participate.

16 Jun 2021
Rap Session

Non-Profit Rap Session

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Date
June 16, 2021
Time
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Greg Padgett
Organizer
Greg Padgett
Media & Communications Strategist Tidal Basin
Description

This marks the first opportunity for members of the nonprofit community to come together and share best practices, discuss issues and topics, and engage with those in the emergency management community. This will mark the first of an annual focus for nonprofits to come together to collaborate on issues, topics, and identify opportunities to support their missions.

Greg Padgett
Moderator
Greg Padgett
Media & Communications Strategist
Tidal Basin
Panelists
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Steve Flemming
Senior Associate, Operational Planning
Team Rubicon FEMA Region 4 & 6
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Elizabeth Egle
SBP USA
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Chauncia Willis
CEO
IDIEM
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Ellis M. Stanley
Board of Directors
IDIEM
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Kathy Clark, AEM
Associate Director of Emergency Disaster Services
The Salvation Army - Texas Division
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Vincent B. Davis, CEM, MCP, NEMAA
Director of Disaster Services
Feeding America
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Patrick Crawford
Managing Director of Disaster Services
Feeding America
17 Jun 2021
Workshop

Airport Response to COVID – 19 and the 2020 Hurricane Season

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Date
June 17, 2021
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Ashlee Delventhal
Organizer
Ashlee Delventhal
Senior Director, Tidal Basin Government Consulting, LLC  Denver, CO
Tidal Basin
Description

The session will be made up of a panel of experts to speak about the early stages of the pandemic and how the airports and ports coordinated the movement of supplies, PPE, and managed operations with minimal staffing. In addition, operations were coupled with hurricanes which hit the gulf and east coast last year. The panel will discuss successes, how they managed, what continuity plans did they have in place, and lessons learned.

Ashlee Delventhal
Moderator
Ashlee Delventhal
Senior Director
Tidal Basin 
Speakers
Ashley Delventhal
Ashlee Delventhal
Senior Director
Tidal Basin
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Walter Krygowski
Deputy Director of Aviation – Operations & Maintenance
Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport
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Jesse Spearo 
Senior Emergency Management Specialist
Fort Lauderdale International Airport
17 Jun 2021
Workshop

Nonprofits to the Rescue: A look at how charitable organizations supported communities during a historic hurricane season and global pandemic.

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Date
June 17, 2021
Time
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Greg Padgett
Organizer
Greg Padgett
Media & Communications Strategist
Tidal Basin
Description

Nonprofits played a significant role during 2020’s historic hurricane season while the ongoing pandemic provided obstacles and limited resources to support those impacted by disasters. Learn how nonprofits are increasing their operational capabilities to offer more services to survivors to help communities prepare and recover from disasters.

Greg Padgett
Moderator
Greg Padgett
Media & Communications Strategist
Tidal Basin
Speakers
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Steve Flemming
Senior Associate, Operational Planning
Team Rubicon FEMA Region 4 & 6
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Elizabeth Egle
SBP USA
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Chauncia Willis
CEO
IDIEM
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Curtis Brown
State Coordinator
Virginia Department of Emergency Management
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Volunteer Florida

Meet Our Team

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Luis Avila
Assistant Vice President, Mitigation
Tidal Basin
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Carlos Castillo
Senior Vice President, Chief Development Officer
Tidal Basin
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Bruce Conant
Senior Director, Housing
Tidal Basin
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Dan Craig
Daniel Craig
Chief Executive Officer
Tidal Basin
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Allen Davis
Allen Davis
Director, Recovery
Tidal Basin
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Ashley Delventhal
Ashlee Delventhal
Senior Director of Preparedness, Resiliency, and Emergency Management (PREM)
Tidal Basin
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Bailey deRouen
Bailey deRouen
Project Manager
Tidal Basin
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Don Forse
State Director
Tidal Basin
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Melissa Gordon
Melissa Gordon
Senior Vice President, Chief Strategy Information Officer
Tidal Basin
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Jacob Gray
Jacob Gray
Director, Mitigation
Tidal Basin
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Dana Johnston
Dana Johnston
State Director
Tidal Basin
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James Joseph
Vice President of Response
Tidal Basin
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Angela Lawson
Angela Lawson
Senior Project Manager
Tidal Basin
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Sheila Manek
Vice President, Community Development, Housing and Infrastructure
Tidal Basin
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Mollie Matthews
Vice President, Sales and Business Development
Tidal Basin
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Mark Misczak
Mark Misczak
Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer
Tidal Basin
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Greg Padgett
Greg Padgett
Media & Communications Strategist
Tidal Basin
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Lea Price
Lea Price
Senior Director, Marketing
Tidal Basin
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Blanca Rand
Blanca Rand
Emergency Preparedness Specialist
Tidal Basin
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Bill Slater
Vice President, Recovery
Tidal Basin
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Jeremy Speaks
Jeremy Speaks
Tidal Basin
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Heather Stickler
Heather Stickler
Vice President, Marketing
Tidal Basin
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Jose Valenzuela
Senior Director, Mitigation
Tidal Basin
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Resources

Learn more about how we can help with your disaster management needs.

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SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Program Support
Tidal Basin American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Global Match for Mitigation Programs
Tidal Basin Capability Statement
Tidal Basin Caribe: Community Development Block Grant - Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Services in Puerto Rico
Tidal Basin Caribe: Capabilities Statement - Puerto Rico
Tidal Basin Community Development Block Grant - Coronavirus
Tidal Basin Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)
Tidal Basin Government Support Services
Tidal Basin Grant Management and Recovery Services
Tidal Basin Services to the Healthcare Industry
Tidal Basin Homeowner Assistance Fund (HAF)
Tidal Basin Transportation Industry
Servicios de Subvención en Bloque para el Desarrollo Comunitario-Recuperación de Desastres (CDBG-DR) en Puerto Rico
Declaración de capacidades – Puerto Rico

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