Lisandra Pagan is a highly accomplished Emergency Management professional with a wide range of experience in federal, state, and local disaster recovery initiatives. She is part of the National Disaster Recovery Support Cadre and has extensive expertise in information and data management, research and investigation, planning and implementation, as well as interagency coordination and collaboration.
Pagan has advanced degrees in both Public Safety-Emergency Management and Business Administration and has held executive positions at organizations such as the US Department of Homeland Security and the Partners for Disaster Awareness and Preparedness, Inc. She has also served as a Worldwide Faculty member at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and as a Facilitator/Instructor at Centro Educativo y de Consejeria Integral.
In her current role at FEMA Region 6 Interagency Recovery Coordination, Pagan leads the Information and Data management team in the development and implementation of a national Request for Information processing and tracking system. Her work has included managing RFI's for CARES Act and Supplemental funding and collaborating on the development of important plans for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
With a strong passion for spreading hope and advancing conversations on resiliency and preparedness, Pagan has produced numerous publications, including two Recovery Resources Catalogs and a Recovery Resources Guide for the state of Missouri. She has also participated in important research, such as a study of Rural Older Adults in Disasters: A Study of Recovery from Hurricane Michael.
Overall, Pagan's work in the disaster recovery field has been characterized by a tireless commitment to excellence and a deep desire to make a positive impact on affected communities.