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Monday, August 28 • 10:00am - 12:00pm
Recovering From Hurricane Ian: Update on Impacts, Federal, State Programs and Considerations for HUD CDBG-DR

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Lessons from Ian: Housing Recovery Support Functions and the State's first Disaster Housing Task Force. In this session will feature three expert panel. The first, experts from UCF, FEMA, and USDA will address Housing Impact Assessment and Federal response. Second panel review of new FDEM programs and the third panel features experts with FloridaCommerce and leading consultants providing recommendations for HUD CDBG-DR allocations to strengthen local programs.

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CJ Reynolds

Director Resilience & Disaster Recovert, Florida Housing Coalition., Inc.
CJ Reynolds is the Director of Resilience and Disaster Recovery for the Florida Housing Coalition. Most recently, C.J. served as the Director of Resiliency and Engagement at the Tampa Bay Regional Planning for nearly four years and led the Regional Resilience Coalition which includes... Read More →
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Christopher Emrich

Boardman Endowed Professor of Environmental Science and Public Administration, University of Central Florida
Dr. Emrich is an endowed professor of Environmental Science and Public Administration in the School of Public Administration and a founding member of the newly formed National Center for Integrated Coastal Research at University of Central Florida (UCF Coastal). His research/practical... Read More →
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Stan Gimont

Senior Advisor for Community Recovery, Hagerty Consulting
Mr. Stan Gimont is a Senior Advisor for Community Recovery with Hagerty Consulting. Mr. Gimont joined Hagerty after 32 years of service with the United States (US) Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Mr. Gimont has been at the center of the HUD Community Development... Read More →
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Jenn Hagen

FCS Agent, UF/IFAS Extension Lee County
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Ian Ohlin

Bureau of Recovery Florida Division of Emergency Management
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Christy Rojas

Emergency Management Director, Volunteer Florida
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Diana Rothe-Smith

Program Manager, Innovative Emergency Management
Diana Rothe-Smith has been applying a whole community approach to disaster for nearly twenty years—at the local, state, and national levels-- in government, nonprofit, and private sectors. She is IEM’s Program Manager for Disaster Case Management. She was the FEMA Acting Section... Read More →

Drew Winters

Vice President of Emergency Management, Indelible Business Solutions, Inc.
Indelible Solutions Vice President of Emergency Management, Drew Winters, is an exceptional leader in emergency management across the public and private sectors with nearly 20 years of industry experience. With a specialization in disaster recovery, government regulatory compliance... Read More →

Joe Woody

Emergency Management Specialist, US Department of Agriculture
Joe Woody has served as Emergency Management Specialist for USDA Rural Development since 2020.  He started with the agency over 32 years ago.  As an USDA Advisor to FEMA during disasters, he has covered seven disasters over the past 12 months.  Working with FEMA and USDA staff... Read More →

Monday August 28, 2023 10:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Salon 13/14