Now is the time to build more resilient communities that can prepare for and recover from natural and anthropogenic changes. By working closely with our clients, we are able to understand individual needs to improve the quality of our project deliverables and enhance the client experience. Not only do we analyze areas where process improvement can be implemented, we go above and beyond by providing excellent customer service in order to build memorable experiences.

Kristen Forti-Thomas, CRMP
Director of Emergency & Environmental Management

Certified Risk Management Professional, Disaster Risk Institute International

MS, Environmental Science, Macquarie University

BS, Environmental Science, Towson University

Kristen has over five years of experience managing and providing technical guidance to state and local entities grant management. She has provided technical assistance and subject matter expertise in the grant processes – including pre-award, implementation, review, closeout, and post-award. A key piece to successful mitigation involves educational outreach. Kristen is a highly sought-after educator for informing stakeholders on mitigation best practices, risk reduction, community preparedness and resiliency, long-term recovery, resources, and grant funding availability.


  • Grant Coordinator: Maryland Department of Transportation, The Secretary’s Office, Office of Planning and Capital Programming
    • Grant Tracking Database
    • Outreach (Newsletter Development, Letters of Support, Webinars, Website Enhancements)
  • Hazard Mitigation Senior Advisor: Strategic Improvement, Maryland Department of Emergency Management (Program Management Office / Hazard Mitigation Branch)
    • “The Program Management Office: Guiding Successful Grant Management”
      • 2023 National Homeland Security Conference –Presenter
      • 2023 Maryland Emergency Management Association – Poster Showcase
  • Emergency Manager, Maryland Department of Emergency Management
    • Deputy State Emergency Operations Center Commander for the COVID-19 pandemic response
    • Operations Section Chief for the COVID-19 pandemic response
    • Deputy Operations Section Chief for Hurricane Dorian response
    • Deputy Planning Section Chief for Hurricane Dorian response
  • On-Call Emergency Management Services, Virginia Department of Emergency Management
    • Recovery, Planning, Damage Assistance
  • Emergency Management Planning and Support, Montgomery Co., Maryland
    • Planning and Exercises

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