Administrator, Heritage Emergency National Task Force
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Lori Foley is the Administrator of the Heritage Emergency National Task Force (HENTF), a public-private partnership between FEMA and the Smithsonian Institution. She advocates for the protection of cultural heritage at FEMA and other federal agencies, and communicates with cultural, historical, and arts organizations and their respective state cultural agencies following a major disaster to ensure that they receive the assistance they need to respond to and recover from disasters. Prior to joining FEMA, Lori was Vice President of Emergency Programs at Heritage Preservation, where her responsibilities included creating and supporting cultural heritage emergency networks, including Alliance for Response. Her interest in disaster planning developed over nine years at the Northeast Document Conservation Center, first as a Field Services Representative and then as the Director of Preservation Services. Lori is a National Heritage Responder of the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation, a member of the International Association of Emergency Managers, a member of the US Committee of the Blue Shield, and a member of and advisor to numerous statewide cultural heritage emergency networks.
Wednesday, May 22
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM