Natural Hazard Mitigation Association (NHMA)
Allessandra Jerolleman, MPA, CFM
Terri L. Turner, AICP, CFM
September 26, 2012
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Alessandra Jerolleman is the founder and Executive Director of the Natural Hazard Mitigation Association (NHMA). She is also a Program Specialist in the Gulf Coast with Save the Children USA, working on a resilience initiative around children's needs in emergencies. 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-editor of a textbook, Natural Hazard Mitigation, which will be published by CRC Press later this year.
Terri Turner has served as the Development Administrator of the Augusta Planning & Development Department in Augusta, GA for the past 15+ years, where she also serves in the capacity of Floodplain Manager and Hazard Mitigation Specialist. Terri earned her AICP certification in 1998. Prior to Augusta, Terri served 3 years as a Planner and Floodplain Manager for the Aiken County Planning and Development Department in Aiken, SC, for a total of 18+ years in the planning, floodplain management, and hazard mitigation arenas.
Ms. Turner earned her Certified Floodplain Managers accreditation in 2005, became one of the founding members of the Georgia Association of Floodplain Management, and later served as its Chair from 2008-2010. Terri has written numerous articles and been published extensively on the topics of sound floodplain management, No Adverse Impact, low impact development, climate change adaptation, hazard mitigation and community sustainability and resiliency. She has won several awards for her work in floodplain management and currently serves as NHMA Deputy Executive Director.