Jeanne has worked in the emergency management and law enforcement field for over ten years, in several states, including Florida, Texas, Louisiana, Kentucky, Georgia, New York, and New Jersey. During this time, Jeanne has worked either start up or closeout of more than 20 Presidentially-declared disaster events and is experienced in all phases of Public Assistance Recovery—including damage assessments, project development, final inspections, project closeouts including a Louisiana Hurricane Katrina Debris Project eligible for over $40 million, appeals, audits, and Category Z Grantee disaster reconciliation/closeouts. Jeanne has successfully reconciled and audited, for closeout, 12 state level disaster grants with an estimated value exceeding $3.6 billion and has worked closely with FEMA’s Office of Inspector General on several SubGrantee audit reports. She has significant experience in the area of disaster debris (Category A), Emergency Protective Measures including evacuation and sheltering (Category B) and all infrastructure projects (Categories C-G).
Jeanne teaches State level classes in Public Assistance, Property Damage Assessments in both Public and Individual Assistance, SubGrantee Project Closeout, MB3 Grant Management software, and Microsoft Excel programming. Jeanne has also served as a PA Program trainer/presenter for SubGrantee workshops in several states. With her team, she is currently auditing two Florida Public Assistance Alternative Procedures – Permanent Work Projects with an eligible total of $46 million and has developed the audit workbook for reconciliation and closeout of the PAAP Projects.
Jeanne is a graduate of Texas A&M with degrees in Economics and Political Science and holds FEMA certifications in the Professional Development Series at the Advanced and Basic levels. Jeanne received a Mayor’s Proclamation from the City of Rahway, NJ for the exemplary work performed with their Hurricane Sandy project audits. Prior to entering the field of emergency management, Jeanne worked as a FEMA-HQ Intergovernmental Affairs Specialist DAE, Texas Police Officer, and in the private sector in the Transportation Industry and as a Real Estate Investor.