PATRICK SCHELLERT

Recovery Specialist

Contact: pschellert@dsideas.com

 

Patrick is an experienced project manager, state applicant liaison, and closeout specialist with a MS in Emergency Management an Administration. He has worked over 15 disasters in eight different states in coordination with educational institutions, FEMA, State, and other governmental and not-governmental agencies from complex debris issues, preliminary damage assessments, project formulation and management, the development of project worksheets, active roles within emergency operations centers, project reconciliation, mitigation, planning, and closeout since 2005. He has reviewed hundreds of project worksheets for accuracy, helped solve complex debris issues, and worked demolition programs while acting as a Lead Debris Specialist for eleven parishes in Louisiana. He has helped develop, implement, and manage the highly successful debris and salt water inundated trees program for the University of Texas Medical Branch while assisting with the project development of several multi-million dollar projects for their hospitals and classroom facilities. 

 

Patrick has provided his assistance in the recovery actions for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission by conducting damage assessments and writing project worksheets on behalf of the client and FEMA to include debris, water facilities, and road projects. He lent his technical and mitigation skills to the states of Vermont and New York by writing over $100 million worth of Hurricanes Irene and Sandy project worksheets while ensuring maximum reimbursements for his applicants. Patrick utilized his technical writing skills for the development of the daily Incident Actions Plans while tasked to the USDA as their Resource Unit Leader for the Avian Influenza efforts in Minnesota. He has also written over 50 debris management plans, developed the debris management RFP for the University of Texas and wrote FEMA approved mitigation proposals that brought an excess of $50 million dollars to the states of Arkansas, Vermont, and New York. He used his knowledge of FEMA PA policy to write scope changes and time extension requests as well as find additional funds within the closeout process in Florida, Louisiana and New Jersey. Patrick has used his command of the recovery process and his grants management skills to help guide clients from project formulation throughout the closeout process by ensuring accurate data collection, reconciliation of actual costs and ensuring maximum recoupment and retention of funds.