Natalie F. Enclade, Ph.D. is the Director of Individual and Community Preparedness (ICPD) for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). She was appointed as Director in March 2018. As Director, she oversees programs that partner at all levels of government, the private sector, and community organizations to increase individual and community preparedness to encourage the development of disaster resilience across the Nation.
Ms. Enclade has an established career in the field of public administration as a Chief Policy Advisor and Senior Program Analyst for the Federal government and a Policy Analyst for the State of Mississippi. In 2014 and 2017, she was selected as the DHS Office of Inspector General Detailee to serve as the subject matter expert in emergency management for the United States Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. In this role, Ms. Enclade was responsible for the FEMA/Emergency Management and Communications portfolio, which included major pieces of legislation, such as the Disaster Recovery Reform Act (DRRA), fire grants reauthorization, and various programmatic mandates.
Ms. Enclade has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Millsaps College (Jackson, Mississippi), a Master of Public Policy and Administration, and a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration with an emergency management policy focus, both from Mississippi State University.
Ms. Enclade previously served on the Disaster Recovery and Continuity Executive Committee for the National Academies’ Transportation Research Board (TRB). In this position, she served as a disaster recovery subject matter expert on a team of researchers interested in the needs and problems related to disaster transportation.
Ms. Enclade is also an adjunct instructor in the field of homeland security, emergency management, and public policy.