Alessandra  Jerolleman Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Alessandra Jerolleman

Executive Director
Natural Hazard Mitigation Association

Alessandra Jerolleman is the founder and Executive Director of the Natural Hazard Mitigation Association (NHMA). Ms. Jerolleman also owns a consulting practice specializing in building resilience, hazard mitigation, and training.


She currently serves as one of the Tri-Chairs for the National Hazard Mitigation Collaborative Alliance, sits on the board of the Greater New Orleans Disaster Recovery Partnership, and sits on the Executive Committee of the American Society of Public Administration’s Section on Emergency and Crisis Management.  She is the co-author of a textbook, “Natural Hazard Mitigation,” published by CRC Press in 2012.  She is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of New Orleans .  Ms. Jerolleman has acquired wide-ranging experience in the private, non-profit, and academic sectors.
Ms. Jerolleman’s experience includes the following: serving as a Program Specialist in the Gulf Coast with Save the Children USA, working on a resilience initiative around children’s needs in emergencies;  hazard mitigation planning at the local, state and campus level; community education and outreach regarding mitigation measures and preparedness; development of collaborative networks and information sharing avenues among practitioners; and, delivery of training and education to various stakeholders.  She is involved in various aspects of planning and policy and the national and local level, including participation in several workshops each year.  Ms. Jerolleman speaks on many topics including: hazard mitigation and climate change; campus planning; threat, hazard and vulnerability assessments; hazard mitigation planning; protecting children in disasters; and, public/private partnerships



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