Natalie Grant

Director, Office of Human Services Emergency Preparedness and Response (OHSEPR)

Ms. Grant joined the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Administration for Children and Families (ACF) as director of the Office of Human Services Emergency Preparedness and Response in November, 2018. In this capacity, she oversees the disaster human service emergency management mission for the agency and the Department. OHSEPR's primary responsibilities include preparing human and social service programs and providers for disaster incidents, overseeing coordinated delivery of disaster human service case management, developing a disaster and applied science agenda for human services, supporting the coordination of support services for children, youth and families in emergencies, and overseeing emergency repatriation mission for U.S. Citizens overseas during international crises.

Previously, she worked for HHS' Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) in the Division of Recovery where she served as the Health and Social Services Recovery field coordinator for federal interagency coordination following Hurricane Sandy in New York and the lead for the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico following Hurricanes Irma and Maria. She has also managed other disaster and emergency incidents within HHS Regions 1, 2, 5, and 10.