Falon Alo, MSW

Director, Humanitarian Services

Falon is a case management professional with 12 years of experience which includes the management of three disaster case management programs in three states with over 7,000 beneficiaries served. 

Falon has background in developing, implementing, and managing innovative programs, specifically focusing on case management programs and programs for disaster recovery operations. In her current role, Falon is responsible for creating a program and identifying solutions focusing on the reunification of minors immigrating to the United States with their families, while managing a team of case workers. Falon is exceptionally skilled at integrating various strategies to ensure program success, including creating and leading comprehensive training programs to the personnel she manages and conducting reviews of program operations to guarantee maximum reach to those who need it most.

Falon holds a Master of Social Work in International and Community Development from Monmouth University where she completed her undergraduate studies earning a Bachelors in Social Work.

Sam Barnett

Director of Growth and Strategic Partnerships

Sam is an experienced business developer, focused on growing business lines through strategy, partnerships, and growing target markets. Sam has a detailed understanding of FEMA, state, and local recovery work and opportunities to support applicants/sub applicants.

Sam was raised on a farm and vineyard in Willamette Valley, Oregon, where from a young age he learned discipline and perseverance while participating in farm life and Rotary International. He learned the impact of supporting communities when he served as Vice President of the Rotary International Free the Children Program where he lived abroad and helped to bring better water infrastructure to the communities of Sonora Mexico and its indigenous Indian populations.

Sam also served as a sergeant in the 202nd Paratrooper Battalion of the Israeli Defense Forces and lived in the Middle East for four years. He received his M.S. in Counter-Terrorism and Diplomacy following the military service and has used this training in strategic planning and solutioning in his work consulting for the government sector. Prior to that, he received his Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Oregon.

Project Experience

Evelina Burnett

Senior Grant Writer

Evelina Burnett is a skilled writer and communicator with over two decades of experience in nonprofits, education, and journalism. She is a fast, concise, and clear writer, and her training as a reporter has taught her to digest information rapidly and present it in an easy-to-read way. She has experience with grant and technical writing for both public and private organizations. Her main grant-writing experience stems from helping cities on the Mississippi Gulf Coast recover from the devastating effects of Hurricane Katrina. In addition to print and radio journalism, she has also worked in development and communications for several nonprofit organizations. Evelina has provided her expertise to newspapers like the Wall Street Journal the Dow Jones Newswires, and smaller non-profit organizations serving their local communities. In 2008, she was awarded the Columbia University Alumni Award – usually given to alumni with over three decades of experience or more – for her founding of the Pass Christian Gazebo Gazette in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

Evelina Burnett

Senior Grant Writer

Evelina Burnett is a skilled writer and communicator with over two decades of experience in nonprofits, education, and journalism. She is a fast, concise, and clear writer, and her training as a reporter has taught her to digest information rapidly and present it in an easy-to-read way. She has experience with grant and technical writing for both public and private organizations. Her main grantwriting experience stems from helping cities on the Mississippi Gulf Coast recover from the devastating effects of Hurricane Katrina. In addition to print and radio journalism, she has also worked in development and communications for several nonprofit organizations. Evelina has provided her expertise to newspapers like the Wall Street Journal the Dow Jones Newswires, and smaller nonprofit organizations serving their local communities. In 2008, she was awarded the Columbia University Alumni Award – usually given to alumni with over three decades of experience or more– for her founding of the Pass Christian Gazebo Gazette in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

Marjorie Townsend

Senior Project Coordinator

Marjorie Townsend is a Senior Project Coordinator at iParametrics. She develops and executes comprehensive subrecipient monitoring plans, ensuring adherence to federal grant regulations. Marjorie plays a vital role in reviewing subrecipient agreements for alignment with federal guidelines, conducting regular audits of financial records and program activities, and collaborating with grant management teams to create effective corrective action strategies. In her current role, Marjorie is focused on helping to manage ARPA grants totaling over $131,000,000.

Marjorie received her Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Administration from Boston University and completed Haifa University’s International Studies program.

Erica Carter, MA, MEP, KCEM

Director of Training & Exercise

Erica is an expert emergency management trainer, exercise designer and facilitator, and grant writer with a focus on community resilience. Over her 15-year emergency preparedness career, Erica has worked in the government, healthcare, and higher education industries. Erica has experience in writing institution-wide policies, plans, and procedures, and is skilled in the ability to design targeted exercises that highlight the most salient and efficacious action items for improving community resilience.

Throughout her career, she has set the standard for exceptional preparedness products and innovative solutions across differing organizations and industries. Erica is a FEMA-certified Master Exercise Practitioner and is a Kansas Certified Emergency Manager.

Erica holds a Masters in Security Studies (Homeland Security) from the Center for Homeland Defense and Security, at the Naval Postgraduate School and earned her Bachelors in Biochemistry from the University of Kansas.

Michelle Erste, CPSM

Marketing Director

Combining her upbringing – she is the daughter of transportation engineer – and her education – she was a theater director in New York City, Michelle has spent the past 18 years leading marketing research and strategy, training, and proposal development for small, mid-size, and mega-engineering firms.

In this role, she has led corporate rebranding, technical writing, staff training, marketing research, and graphic design efforts. In addition to her work in marketing for engineering firms, she has been involved in public engagement for transit and transportation projects in metro Atlanta.

Michelle is an active member of the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) Atlanta, serving as President from 2018 to 2019, and was named Marketer of the Year by the chapter in 2016. In 2020, she was named National President of the Year from SMPS HQ for her leadership of the chapter. She completed her undergraduate studies in theater at New York University and her MBA in Marketing at the Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University.

Industry Experience

  • Branding
  • Technical Writing
  • Proposals
  • Social Media & Website Development

Michelle Fidelia

Senior Project Manager

Michelle Fidelia serves as an Associate Project Manager for iParametrics, focusing on supporting our clients in managing and implementing projects through funding received through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). She manages large-scale projects and ensures compliance with federal regulations while consulting local government officials on proper reporting requirements to the US Treasury. Michelle previously managed over 600 applicant files and assisted applicants in the State of Florida in navigating the Rebuild Florida program following Hurricane Irma.

Michelle earned her BA in International Studies and French, North Carolina State University.

Russell Fong

E-Learning Developer

Russell is an experienced multimedia designer and content creator, currently working with the iParametrics training team to plan, deliver, and enhance the online learning experience for iParametrics’ 5,000+ online learners through the Learning Management System (LMS). He works with our clients and their key stakeholders to transform training documents into interactive, online courses.

Russell’s skills include designing graphics and course layouts, producing video content, establishing various tools for the development, tracking, and maintenance of learning courses, and troubleshooting issues within the online learning platform. He has played an integral part in designing and maintaining courses offering a variety of training subjects, including an Active Threat course, a Security Awareness course, a Security Training course, and a Public Assistance Program Delivery Management and Operations course.

Russell holds a Bachelor of Science in Multimedia Design and Development from DeVry University

Mark Homrich

VP of Operations and Technology

Mark has over 25 years of product development and management experience for multi-national companies. These products include business applications, business process management tools, and reporting and analytics.

Mark’s product portfolio included established product lines and he oversaw the development, launch, and evangelization of new and innovative products to facilitate revenue growth and new customer acquisition. He was also responsible for developing strategic relationships with technology partners, consulting firms, and other software vendors.

Mark holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Andrew Klein

Principal and Co-founder

Andrew has over 45 years of experience in management, engineering, and entrepreneurial roles. His experience ranges from Systems Engineer for Martin Marietta’s Space System Division, playing a key role in the commercialization of Expendable Launch Vehicles, to creating and managing one of the first interactive online business-consumer databases (“Hello Yellow”), which landed him on the cover of Entrepreneur Magazine.

He also served as a consultant to a number of Fortune 50 companies, advising them on organizational strategies and efficiencies, customer-driven marketing, new product introduction, and product and brand management. Andrew provides oversight for the firm’s successful contracts with FEMA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Andrew holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of Denver and an Undergraduate Degree from the State University of New York. He holds Public Trust and DOE clearances.

John Lorimer

Advanced Analytics Subject Matter Expert

As Advanced Analytics Subject Matter Expert for iParametrics, John advises the analytics team on the application of advanced analytics and machine learning techniques. These projects include tools to assist Public Assistance projects to shorten response times, improve performance, and achieve greater cost efficiency.

John has over 40 years of experience in product management, project management, marketing, and analytics in a wide variety of industries, including over 13 years of experience managing marketing, product development, and project management for advanced analytics / machine learning products for LexisNexis Risk Management.

While at LexisNexis, in his role as VP of Analytics Product Management, John led the development of a unique initiative to develop a cross-industry data- and machine-learning-based product set for addressing and combatting financial fraud, that encompassed banking, insurance, retail, telecommunication and national, state, and local governments. John combines deep management experience with an entrepreneurial mindset in order to address old challenges in new ways.

John holds a Masters in Communication from Southern Illinois University, and a Bachelors in Physics from Wheaton College.

Ariel Mallett

Assistant Director of Analytics

Ariel currently serves on iParametrics’ Data Analytics team as a Geospatial Engineer after graduating with a Masters's degree in Civil Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Her coursework throughout the completion of her undergraduate and graduate degrees focused heavily on risk assessments and hazard mitigation.

Through her work as a research assistant during her graduate and undergraduate studies, Ariel gained extensive knowledge in developing and implementing geotechnical engineering learning modules, modeling the geometry of levees, assigning soil parameters, performing Slide 7.0 analyses, and examining the effects of saline water versus fresh water on soil parameters through laboratory testing.

Ariel is experienced in performing and analyzing laboratory data, utilizing software such as LPile, FB-Deep, ArcGIS, Quantum GIS, and Qlik, automating geospatial data acquisition and processing, and creating visualizations in order to communicate geospatial data.

Mary Grace Budischewsky

Emergency Policy Analyst

Mary Grace is a current Emergency Policy Analyst for iParametrics, and is an established member of the emergency management team with previous experience on several small business assistance programs. Within these ARPA projects, she assisted Chatham County, Georgia with their small business program as well as researching and assisting clients with different ways they can use their funding to assist their residents. She also worked on the Georgia Mountain Regional Commission’s Economic Recovery Plan. This plan assisted the area with recovery from future natural disasters and pandemics.

Grace holds a Bachelor of Science in Marine Science from Jacksonville University and is currently working on her Master of Public Administration.

Cokey Mills, CCP

VP of Program & Cost Management

Cokey is a Senior Certified Cost Engineer with over 30 years of experience in all aspects and divisions of estimating and project management. He has performed and managed a broad range of estimating projects for the EPC, government/military, industrial, and commercial sectors.

He has extensive experience preparing all levels of estimates from conceptual and schematic, to construction and final. He has conducted estimate and quality control reviews to ensure accurate submittals to clients, owners, and stakeholders within time and budget constraints.

Cokey holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology from Thomas Edison College. He has a strong background with project controls and scheduling, value engineering, Earned Value Management, risk analysis, change order management, and conducting design charrettes. He currently holds a Secret Security Clearance.

Tim Ortiz

Senior Recruiter

Tim has been with iParametrics since 2022 and is an experienced Senior Recruiter with a proven track record of successfully identifying, recruiting, and onboarding top talent. With a strong background in the full life-cycle recruiting process. He is skilled in creating job postings, utilizing traditional and non-traditional resources to source candidates, and developing relationships with industry contacts. Tim is also adept at conducting applicant qualifications reviews, collaborating with hiring managers, and effectively communicating job expectations and benefits to candidates. In addition, Tim has experience managing recruitment processes and candidate activity within Applicant Tracking Systems, as well as developing and maintaining various recruiting reports. Tim has consistently generated revenue and achieved successful outcomes for organizations in various industries, including emergency management, healthcare, engineering, and IT consulting.

Tim earned his Associates of Business Administration from Northwest Vista College.

Paul Pelletier

Principal and Co-Founder

Paul has over 25 years of experience in the engineering, emergency management, homeland security, and technology sectors. As one of the founders of iParametrics, he has performed technical and programmatic management for all company emergency management, risk and homeland security programs since 2005.

Paul’s forward-thinking vision has led the company into new sectors, including data analytics and artificial intelligence, and to continued growth over its lifespan. Paul’s management has led to a successful renewal of the FEMA Public Assistance contract and continued growth in the emergency management market.

Paul is retired from the United States Marine Corp, holds a Bachelor of Science from Longwood University. He is a Texas Department of Public Safety and Virginia State Certified Risk Manager (Class B), and holds Public Trust and DOE clearances.

Gene Perry, CPP, PSP, PMP

Director, Security and Risk Management

Gene is a Certified Protection Professional and has a passion for helping customers to conceptualize requirements, determine needs, evaluate their steady state, analyze risks, and deliver meaningful solutions in the most challenging environments. Following his 20-year career in the United States Army, including serving as Antiterrorism Operations/ Force Protection Sergeant Major within the United States Army Special Operations Command, Gene has been providing these security solutions to government and private-sector clients for over 13 years.

Gene has served as a trusted consultant and project manager for facilities, dams, water, transportation, and numerous other critical infrastructure projects. His expertise is in strategic planning, organizational resilience, business continuity, physical security, risk management, and team development.

Gene holds a Masters in Business and Organizational Security Management from Webster University and a Bachelors in Criminal Justice from Troy University.

Ben Redifer

Assistant Director of Long-Term Community Recovery

Ben serves as an Associate Project Manager for iParametrics. He offers various response, planning, and recovery skills and knowledge in the field of emergency management. Ben started his Emergency Management career interning with the Florida SERT Mass Care Coordinator, where he created guidance and training for new grey sky staff. He went on to lead the Irma Sheltering Task Force where he oversaw a team coordinating sheltering statewide during the largest shelter mobilization in state history.

He has also served on the Salvation Army’s regional recovery program for Irma for nine counties where he led coordination with case management partners. He also served as a member of the Human Services Branch during the COVID-19 pandemic and most recently served as the Planning Section Chief for Maryland Covid-19 Recovery Operation. Ben holds a Bachelors of Science from Florida State University.

Heidi Schuster, PHR, SHRM-CP

Resource Manager

Heidi has over 20 years of experience in Human Resources Management, Technical Recruiting, and Administrative Consulting. She provides oversight of recruiting and related human resources functions.

As Resource Manager, she is directly responsible for recruiting and overseeing a team that recruits for key positions in our firm, including data scientists, data analysts, engineers, architects, estimators, construction professionals, disaster recovery specialists, homeland security specialists, and environmental/historic preservation specialists throughout the United States and its territories.

Industry Experience

Gina Vought

Grant Manager & Incident Management Support Team

Gina has over 20 years of experience working in emergency services, serving in a variety of roles in her career. Her positions within the ICS structure include Incident Management Team (IMT) Planning Section Chief for the cities of Jacksonville and Tallahassee, Florida, State Emergency Operation Center (EOC) Site Coordinator and support for the State of Illinois, and Resource Unit Leader, Situation Unit Leader, and Deputy Operations Section Chief for the City of Jacksonville. Gina was responsible for staffing the EOC during emergencies and planned community events within St. Augustine, Florida.

She has experience designing, planning, and evaluating various exercise programs for clients, in addition to preparing After-Action Reports (AAR) to identify areas of improvement. Gina has also served as a grant manager/administrator for a variety of clients, including for St. Johns County, Florida, where she managed $89 million of the County’s CDBG-DR grant award following Hurricanes Hermine and Matthew.

Gina holds a BA in Management of Criminal Justice Agencies, Columbia College of Missouri.

Marjorie Townsend

Senior Project Coordinator

Marjorie Townsend is a Senior Project Coordinator at iParametrics. She develops and executes comprehensive sub-recipient grant monitoring plans, ensuring adherence to federal grant regulations. Marjorie plays a vital role in reviewing sub-recipient agreements for alignment with federal guidelines, conducting regular audits of financial records and program activities, and collaborating with grant management teams to create effective corrective action strategies. In her current role, Marjorie is focused on helping to manage ARPA grants totaling over $131,000,000.

Marjorie received her Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Administration from Boston University and completed Haifa University’s International Studies program.

Evelina Burnett

Senior Grant Writer

Evelina Burnett is a skilled writer and communicator with over two decades of experience in nonprofits, education, and journalism. She is a fast, concise, and clear writer, and her training as a reporter has taught her to digest information rapidly and present it in an easy-to-read way. She has experience with grant and technical writing for both public and private organizations. Her main grant-writing experience stems from helping cities on the Mississippi Gulf Coast recover from the devastating effects of Hurricane Katrina. In addition to print and radio journalism, she has also worked in development and communications for several nonprofit organizations. Evelina has provided her expertise to newspapers like the Wall Street Journal the Dow Jones Newswires, and smaller non-profit organizations serving their local communities.

In 2008, she was awarded the Columbia University Alumni Award – usually given to alumni with over three decades of experience or more – for her founding of the Pass Christian Gazebo Gazette in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

Kennedy Shannon, JD

Vice President, Community Programs & Corporate Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer

Kennedy Shannon is a grants expert with over 15 years of disaster grant management, nonprofit management, federal grant compliance, and diversity & inclusion experience across public and private sectors. She has a proven track record of using her excellent communications and organizational skills, together with her vast knowledge of federal grant regulations and federal funding requirements to guide clients through the legal and federal guidelines for a variety of grants. Kennedy is a subject matter expert in numerous federal programs including CDBG, CDBG-MIT, CDBG-DR, ESG, HOME, and ARPA. She has served over 20 clients in 9 states with ARPA allocations exceeding 1 billion dollars.

Kennedy holds a Juris Doctorate from the University of Detroit Law School and a Bachelor of Science in Public Policy and Public Administration from Michigan State University. She has also earned two Master's Certificates from Cornell University for Diversity & Inclusion, and Project Leadership & Project Management.

Evelina Burnett

Senior Grant Writer

Evelina Burnett is a skilled writer and communicator with over two decades of experience in nonprofits, education, and journalism. She is a fast, concise, and clear writer, and her training as a reporter has taught her to digest information rapidly and present it in an easy-to-read way. She has experience with grant and technical writing for both public and private organizations. Her main grant-writing experience stems from helping cities on the Mississippi Gulf Coast recover from the devastating effects of Hurricane Katrina. In addition to print and radio journalism, she has also worked in development and communications for several nonprofit organizations. Evelina has provided her expertise to newspapers like the Wall Street Journal the Dow Jones Newswires, and smaller non-profit organizations serving their local communities.

In 2008, she was awarded the Columbia University Alumni Award – usually given to alumni with over three decades of experience or more – for her founding of the Pass Christian Gazebo Gazette in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

Evelina Burnett

Senior Grant Writer

Evelina Burnett is a skilled writer and communicator with over two decades of experience in nonprofits, education, and journalism. She is a fast, concise, and clear writer, and her training as a reporter has taught her to digest information rapidly and present it in an easy-to-read way. She has experience with grant and technical writing for both public and private organizations. Her main grant-writing experience stems from helping cities on the Mississippi Gulf Coast recover from the devastating effects of Hurricane Katrina. In addition to print and radio journalism, she has also worked in development and communications for several nonprofit organizations. Evelina has provided her expertise to newspapers like the Wall Street Journal the Dow Jones Newswires, and smaller non-profit organizations serving their local communities.

In 2008, she was awarded the Columbia University Alumni Award – usually given to alumni with over three decades of experience or more – for her founding of the Pass Christian Gazebo Gazette in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

Shanti Smith-Copeland, FPEM, CEM

Director of Emergency Management

Shanti Smith-Copeland serves as the Director of Emergency Management for iParametrics. She is a decisive, results-oriented executive with 18 years of innovative crisis and emergency management leadership. These skills have been honed through positions including Deputy Bureau Chief of Preparedness for the State of Florida, as well as a local emergency manager.

Her experience includes Disaster Preparedness, Response, Recovery, and Grant Management Support on behalf of the State Emergency Response Team, as well as Florida Cities and Counties after Hurricanes Dennis, Katrina, Rita, Wilma, Hermine, Matthew, Irma, Michael, Dorian, and the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, her experience in 34 federally declared disasters across FEMA Regions 1, 2, 4, 6 and 7 from 2005-2020 has allowed her to provide operational support to field operations for Disaster Recovery, Debris Management, Mass Care Coordination, EOC Staffing of ICS Positions including Plans Chief, Logistics Chief and Liaison Officer as well as Incident Management Team support up to and including Type 3 Incident Commander.

Shanti is currently seeking her Ed.D in Leadership an Organizational Innovation. She holds a Graduate Certificate in Emergency Management, a Masters in Sports Administration from Florida State University, and a Bachelors in Marine Science from Jacksonville University.

Project Experience

Jeff Stevens, CEM, MEP

Executive VP of Emergency Management

Jeff has over 18 years of experience in leading emergency management projects, divisions, and solutions. He works closely with our clients to improve their resilience and enhance their recovery efforts. From hurricanes, floods and snowstorms to terrorism and pandemics, he understands what it takes to not only respond to these types of events but recover stronger than before. Prior to joining iParametrics, Jeff rebuilt the emergency management program at New York University, one of the largest private universities in the country.

He also worked for the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency and the Rhode Island Department of Health’s Center for Emergency Preparedness and Response providing leadership on several key initiatives. This varied background allows Jeff to be an asset to our clients no matter the challenge.

He is a hands-on leader known for his dogged advocacy on behalf of the communities we serve. He constantly identifies opportunities to ensure that our clients are leveraging all possible avenues to enhance their preparedness or build back better after a disaster.

Jeff holds a Masters Degree in International Relations and Bachelor of Arts in Administrative Justice from Salve Regina University. He is a Certified Emergency Manager and FEMA Master Exercise Practitioner. He holds numerous Incident Management Team certifications and is also a volunteer firefighter.

Evelina Burnett 

Senior Grant Writer

Evelina Burnett is a skilled writer and communicator with over two decades of experience in nonprofits, education, and journalism. She is a fast, concise, and clear writer, and her training as a reporter has taught her to digest information rapidly and present it in an easy-to-read way. She has experience with grant and technical writing for both public and private organizations. Her main grant-writing experience stems from helping cities on the Mississippi Gulf Coast recover from the devastating effects of Hurricane Katrina. In addition to print and radio journalism, she has also worked in development and communications for several nonprofit organizations. Evelina has provided her expertise to newspapers like the Wall Street Journal the Dow Jones Newswires, and smaller non-profit organizations serving their local communities. In 2008, she was awarded the Columbia University Alumni Award – usually given to alumni with over three decades of experience or more – for her founding of the Pass Christian Gazebo Gazette in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

Gina Vought

Grant Manager & Incident Management Support Team

Gina has over 20 years of experience working in emergency services, serving in a variety of roles in her career. Her positions within the ICS structure include Incident Management Team (IMT) Planning Section Chief for the cities of Jacksonville and Tallahassee, Florida, State Emergency Operation Center (EOC) Site Coordinator and support for the State of Illinois, and Resource Unit Leader, Situation Unit Leader, and Deputy Operations Section Chief for the City of Jacksonville. Gina was responsible for staffing the EOC during emergencies and planned community events within St. Augustine, Florida.

She has experience designing, planning, and evaluating various exercise programs for clients, in addition to preparing After-Action Reports (AAR) to identify areas of improvement. Gina has also served as a grant manager/administrator for a variety of clients, including for St. Johns County, Florida, where she managed $89 million of the County’s CDBG-DR grant award following Hurricanes Hermine and Matthew.

Gina holds a BA in Management of Criminal Justice Agencies, Columbia College of Missouri.

Evelina Burnett

Senior Grant Writer

Evelina Burnett is a skilled writer and communicator with over two decades of experience in nonprofits, education, and journalism. She is a fast, concise, and clear writer, and her training as a reporter has taught her to digest information rapidly and present it in an easy-to-read way. She has experience with grant and technical writing for both public and private organizations. Her main grant-writing experience stems from helping cities on the Mississippi Gulf Coast recover from the devastating effects of Hurricane Katrina. In addition to print and radio journalism, she has also worked in development and communications for several nonprofit organizations. Evelina has provided her expertise to newspapers like the Wall Street Journal the Dow Jones Newswires, and smaller non-profit organizations serving their local communities. In 2008, she was awarded the Columbia University Alumni Award – usually given to alumni with over three decades of experience or more – for her founding of the Pass Christian Gazebo Gazette in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

Gina Vought

Grant Manager & Incident Management Support Team

Gina has over 20 years of experience working in emergency services, serving in a variety of roles in her career. Her positions within the ICS structure include Incident Management Team (IMT) Planning Section Chief for the cities of Jacksonville and Tallahassee, Florida, State Emergency Operation Center (EOC) Site Coordinator and support for the State of Illinois, and Resource Unit Leader, Situation Unit Leader, and Deputy Operations Section Chief for the City of Jacksonville. Gina was responsible for staffing the EOC during emergencies and planned community events within St. Augustine, Florida.

She has experience designing, planning, and evaluating various exercise programs for clients, in addition to preparing After-Action Reports (AAR) to identify areas of improvement. Gina has also served as a grant manager/administrator for a variety of clients, including for St. Johns County, Florida, where she managed $89 million of the County’s CDBG-DR grant award following Hurricanes Hermine and Matthew.

Gina holds a BA in Management of Criminal Justice Agencies, Columbia College of Missouri

Gina Vought

Grant Manager & Incident Management Support Team

Gina has over 20 years of experience working in emergency services, serving in a variety of roles in her career. Her positions within the ICS structure include Incident Management Team (IMT) Planning Section Chief for the cities of Jacksonville and Tallahassee, Florida, State Emergency Operation Center (EOC) Site Coordinator and support for the State of Illinois, and Resource Unit Leader, Situation Unit Leader, and Deputy Operations Section Chief for the City of Jacksonville. Gina was responsible for staffing the EOC during emergencies and planned community events within St. Augustine, Florida.

She has experience designing, planning, and evaluating various exercise programs for clients, in addition to preparing After-Action Reports (AAR) to identify areas of improvement. Gina has also served as a grant manager/administrator for a variety of clients, including for St. Johns County, Florida, where she managed $89 million of the County’s CDBG-DR grant award following Hurricanes Hermine and Matthew.

Gina holds a BA in Management of Criminal Justice Agencies, Columbia College of Missouri

Martha Blanchard

Senior Recruiter

Martha is a skilled and dedicated senior recruiter for iParametrics with extensive experience in recruiting candidates for FEMA PA disaster deployments. Martha is skilled in posting open job positions and attracting qualified candidates. She possesses a deep understanding of the unique requirements and demands of disaster deployments, allowing her to recruit roster candidates who are well-suited for these challenging assignments. She conducts thorough interviews, employing her exceptional interpersonal skills to gauge candidates' abilities, experience, and potential fit within the open positions. Martha is well-versed in FEMA Public Assistance (PA) and Individual Assistance (IA) programs, enabling her to educate candidates on the intricacies of these vital programs, and ensures that selected candidates successfully complete the FEMA badging process, guaranteeing compliance with necessary security protocols.


Falon Alo, MSW

Director, Humanitarian Services


Sam Barnett

Director, Growth and Strategic Partnerships


Martha Blanchard

Senior Recruiter


Mary Grace Budischewsky

Emergency Policy Analyst



Evelina Burnett

Senior Grant Writer


Erica Carter, MA, MEP, KCEM

Director, Training & Exercise


Michelle Erste, CPSM

Marketing Director


Michelle Fidelia

Senior Project Manager




Mark Homrich

VP, Operations and Technology


Andrew Klein

Principal and Co-founder


John Lorimer

Advanced Analytics Subject Matter Expert


Ariel Mallett

Assistant Director, Analytics



Cokey Mills, CCP

VP, Program & Cost Management


Tim Ortiz

Senior Recruiter


Paul Pelletier

Principal and Co-founder


Gene Perry, CPP, PSP, PMP

Director, Security and Risk Management



Ben Redifer

Assistant Director, Long-Term Community Recovery


Heidi Schuster, PHR

Resources Manager


Kennedy Shannon, JD

Vice President, Community Programs & Corporate Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer


Shanti Smith-Copeland, FPEM, CEM

Director, Emergency Management



Jeff Stevens, CEM, MEP

Executive Vice President, General Manager


Marjorie Townsend

Senior Project Coordinator


Gina Vought

Grant Manager & Incident Management Support Team