Natalie F. Enclade, Ph.D. is the Director of Individual and Community Preparedness (ICPD) for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). 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 citizen and community preparedness and 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 a DHS Office of Inspector General Fellow 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 day to day activities of the FEMA/Emergency Management and Communications portfolio, which included major pieces of legislation, such as the DHS Reauthorization Act, fire grants reauthorization, as well as various programmatic mandates.
Ms. Enclade holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Millsaps College (Jackson, Mississippi), a Master of Public Policy and Administration from Mississippi State University and a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration with an emergency management policy focus from Mississippi State University.
Ms. Enclade was inducted into the Public Administration honor society, Pi Alpha Alpha, in 2006. In 2005, she was inducted into a National Honors Society, Gamma Beta Phi. She previously served on the Advisory Board for the Association of the Certified Fraud Examiners as well as 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.
Ms. Enclade lives in Northern Virginia with her husband and son.